Painterly Paintings

All About Surface: A Selection of Painterly Paintings from the Butler Collection

Exhibition Website

- Dec 2017

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.         

  • Painting
  • International
  • Friedel Dzubas
  • Louis Betts
  • and others

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