Depiction 👁️‍🗨️

Representation of anyone and anything in images or words.

  • Abstraction ⚡

    Abstract expression - depicting something not having a physical or concrete existence. 

    Origins of Visual Abstraction

    • Calligraphy: Chinese and Islamic.
    • Far East painting schools: Wang Mo (王墨) (splashed-ink);
    • Chan-buddhist painting, Liang Kai (梁楷), Zen art (e.g. enso), Dajian Huineng (大鑒惠能), Sesshu Toyo;
    • Tiantai buddhism: Yu Jian (mid-13th century),
    • Daoist painting: Zhu Derun
  • Environment 🏝️

    Depiction of environments and open spaces:
    • Cityscape 🏙️

      Landscapes with focus on man-made features: urban landscape, city scenes, representations of parts of cities and towns, and other urban areas.

    • Plein Air 🏞️

      En plein air is the act of painting outdoors, in direct or diffused light.

      This method was practiced by some of my favorite artists: Paul Cézanne, Valentin Serov, Claude Monet, Konstantin Korovin, Alfred Sisley, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vasily Polenov, Isaac Levitan,and Igor Grabar.

    • Skyscape 🌅

      Skyscapes are representations of the sky, usually with outlined terrestrial objects, but also without any view of land. Some phenomena might be included: clouds, precipitation, rainbows, leaves, birds, insects and other flying objects, manmade aircraft, kites, and balloons.

    • Waterscape 🌊

      Waterscape is a representation of a body of waterin pictures, or any image in which an expanse of water is a dominant feature, as in a riverscape (river scene) or a seascape (marine).

  • Flora & Fauna 🌱

    Representing wild life, animals and vegetation, ecosystems and individual living organisms.

    Flora - plantsobserved collectively, an assemblage of plant species, any botanical characteristics of the environment - forests, trees, bushes, flowers, etc.

    Fauna, animal life - representation of animalsand other living beings, that usually have the capacity for spontaneous movement, and differ from plants and from people.

  • Nature Morte 🏺

    Nature morte/naˈtʃʊə ˈmɔːt/ - still life pictures, depictions of objects, artifacts, constructions, all still and artificial life inspired artworks.

    Natures mortes depict various inanimate objects with some level of abstraction.

    Artifacts are objects made by human beings: handmade and mass-producedthings and tools.

  • Portrait & Figure 👑

    Representation of faces and figures of human beings (Homo sapiens sapiens) in my artwork is usually motivated by the expressiveness of the emotion, depth of ideas, or beauty.

    My fine art portraiture and figurative paintings are primarily based on figure drawings of nude and dressed life models and other real people. I rarely use photographs. Sometimes, I analyze my own photographs taken from different angles and in different lighting for a while, to commit to the general feel of the personality to my mind, and then work from there. 

    Photographic environmental portraits and videographic depiction of persons are more meaningful to me than most other real life depictions.

    Portraits - artistically represented persons, depiction of persons or groups, figurative art (figures and silhouettes) - realistic or at higher levels of abstraction - that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject.

    Portrait painting is a figure painting that focuses on the creation of a likeness of a particular individual or group.

    The focus of a portrait is usually the face, but the entire body and the background or context may be included, especially in environmental portraits.

    A figure painting is a work of fine art in any of the painting media with the primary subject being the human figure, whether clothed or nude.

    In figure drawing only dry media is used, it may be a composed work of art or a figure study done in preparation for a more finished work such as a painting.

    A life drawing or painting is a rendering artistic representation of the human figure from observation of a live model.

    The degree of representation may range from highly detailed, anatomically correct renderings to loose and expressive sketches.