Acrylic Painting: history, technique, advantages of Acrylicby Muzamil Safeer Web Designer,SEO Expert
Acrylic paints were introduced in the 1940s and have been adopted by many contemporary artists in all genres of painting for their fast drying and durability. Oil paint remains the dominant medium, but its slow drying and lack of permanence (museum curators do not consider oil painting completely dry for over 50 years) can be exceptionally frustrating for professional artists.
Acrylic paint not only dries quickly but is extremely versatile. For example, it can be used for a variety of fine art styles . Also like watercolor , it can be applied to the thinnest glazes. Like oils, it can be applied in thicker layers or even directly from the tube. In addition, improvements in the quality and range of acrylic pigments available have greatly increased the saturation and tonality achievable. Finally, unlike oil paint, acrylic does not crack, and unlike watercolor, it does not fade.
Acrylic paint is most often applied to stretched canvas or paper, although because it is able to adhere to almost any non-greasy surface, it can also be applied to wood, stone, glass, or textiles. Acrylic is also used in nail painting - see Nail Art . Most acrylic painters use synthetic brushes designed specifically for this type of paint, not least because abstract acrylic painting dry quickly and for a long time, ruining regular brushes very easily. For this reason, some artists use paper or other disposable palettes, as dried paint is difficult to remove.
The main disadvantage of acrylic as a fine art medium is the rather shiny "look". If (or when) manufacturers manage to solve this problem, acrylic paints may replace oil paint as the main medium for artists.
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History of acrylic paint
Acrylic resin was first invented by the German chemist Dr. Otto Rohm. Over time, this invention was applied to paint by Bocour Artists Colors, Inc., which produced a narrow range of acrylic paints in turpentine solution that can be mixed with oils. This led to experimentation with acrylics by artists such as colorist Kenneth Noland , major Russian-born painter Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist Barnett Newman, and pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.
Further developments in the 1950s and 1960s began to attract other well-known artists to acrylics such as abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, pop art artist Andy Warhol , abstract expressionist Robert Motherwell , British op art artist Bridget Riley , and Brilliant English draftsman and Variety artist David Hockney.
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