The term “painterly” is used to denote painting which emphasizes the brushstroke. For centuries painters were taught to hide the brushstroke and to emphasize a smooth surface. The Modern Era has changed all that. Artists such as Van Gogh, Matisse and Pollock, as Expressionists, highlight bold markings in their art. Painterly painting is a loose and “expressive” approach to the application of paint. This exhibition from the Butler Collection celebrates the process of painting in which the brushstroke is decidedly visible.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.