Elements of Art


Definition:In the visual arts, texture is the perceived surface quality of a work of art. It is an element of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design and is distinguished by its perceived visual and physical properties.

Texture is what may give the artwork an appearance and fools the eye into perceiving a physical characteristic that may not really be there.

Some paintings that include texture

How Van Gogh's paintings show texture?

an Gogh started to imitate Gauguin's technique of painting from memory during this time which resulted in his paintings becoming more attractive and less realistic. Van Gogh's emerging style saw him emotionally reacting to subjects through his use of color and brush work. He deliberately used colors to capture mood, rather than using colors realistically. No other artist was doing so at this time. Van Gogh said: Instead of trying to reproduce exactly what I see before me, I make more arbitrary use of color to express myself more forcefully.