jeudi 7 mars 2019

All About Acrylic Paint And Renaissance Acrylic Paintings

By Scott Ward

Art is a quintessential staple of the human enterprise. It is something that has been greatly vamped up, spruced up, and thoroughly innovated with all kinds of techniques, methods, and materials. There are all kinds of art forms and genres, and they have all gone through the cyclical highs and lows. Acrylic is a kind of paint that has only recently taken flight, and the Renaissance was an advent of the arts way back into the fourteenth century. These two had never met along the same parallel line. However, that does not stop us from merging them with these renaissance acrylic paintings.

For classic paint materials and techniques, you get familiar ones like oil, fresco, and tempera. Acrylic, however, is more or less a recent innovation. It was invented in the middle of the twentieth century and perfected only recently. Scratch that, its actually still on an upward surge to further perfection.

Acrylic has a whole host of distinctive attributes and characteristics. On top of everything else, its versatile, durable, and also dries immediately. Its expressed vibrancy also draws on the stares of universal admirers. It colors are bright and the lines and brushstrokes are sharp and definitive. The paint is also very much versatile since it can be applied to various surfaces and media. In sum, its something that proffers a whole gamut of creative potential to the creative and innovative artist.

Aside from being welcoming to a whole array of other mediums, acrylics also have the ability to bond durably with various surfaces. They may be applied on paper, canvas, wood, fiberboards and other surface materials with superb results each time. They can be used in thin layers to create watercolor effects, or else admixed with gel and molding paste to create thick relief features. Where the canvas is wet, it is necessary to apply a sealant beforehand.

Its popular use nowadays is at odds with what is considered the golden age of the culture and the arts, the Renaissance. In this time period, acrylics were not invented yet. Rather, artists made use of paints and techniques like fresco, tempera, and oil. Frescos, first off, are done by applying mixed water and pigment to wet plaster. This is an extremely durable form of painting since the pigments are durably absorbed into the wall, making them become one. However, it dries almost immediately. Therefore, the artist has to be a fast and decisive one.

What often draws artists to this paint is because its easily manipulated. Everything from its texture to its consistency is greatly controllable. Moreover, t is comprehensive and versatile. Depending on how skilled you are in incorporating mediums, like thinners, thickeners, or some such additives, you can get the acrylic to mimic the qualities of other paints. You may even control seemingly independent qualities, like the drying time, so long as you add in a retarder. You may also regulate the pigment so that its appears thick, glazed, matte, glossy, whatever it is you are out for.

Acrylic was not a thing then. And it plays with our minds to re imagine the greatest artworks of the period, from the Mona List, the Last Supper, the Birth of Venus, and other famous works by da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Titian, and others in the great, bold colors of this type of paint. That is indeed something that will allow us to see the classics in a better light, literally and figuratively.

Acrylic is basically fast drying, without surfactants, dispersants, stabilizers, and plasticizers in the picture. If you have not added retarders, you will have to layer quickly. They may be water soluble, but when dry, they can be water resistant. Depending on its dilution with whatever medium, it can turn out akin to watercolor, oil painting, or whatever media. After all, as said, it is extremely versatile, and if the artist does not know what he is doing, then there is also no way of knowing how things turn out.

Paintings are great testaments to history. Great ones serve as heirlooms, which are passed generation to generation. They document great many things, from histories to ways of life. With its long and considerable history, nearly everything has been said and done. With newer technologies and innovations, however, we are constantly finding ways to bring back old tropes with newfangled ways and means.

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