What is Charcoal?
Charcoal is sticks of charred wood used to make initial studies and finished drawings. It is easily smudged and erased. It requires resin or gum to make it stick to surfaces permanently, and is ideal for sketching first ideas on walls or canvas.Image © Burhan Bunardi/Shutterstock
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ARTWORKS RELATED TO CHARCOAL
Cynical realism is the term first used in 1992 by art critic Li Xianting to describe the Beijing artist group which painted satirical social realist paintings. The group sought to depict the psychological turmoil experienced when China was struggling with new political ideology.
Genre of art or artistic movement that encompasses, drawing, painting and some other graphic media where an artist carefully studies and understands an image in photograph then attempts to reproduce it in another medium realistically as much as possible. Though the term can be used to describe artwork broadly, it can also be used to refer to a specific group of painters and paintings in the U.S. art movement that came to being in late 1960 and early 1970.
Art movement that promotes figurative painting rather than conceptual art. It was founded 1999 by Charles Thomson and Billy Childish. It initially had 13 artists in Britain but has spread to 52 countries and expanded rapidly to 233groups. Several manifestos have been issued by Billy and Thomson since the emergence of the movement. Most of the manifestos promote modernism spirit and production of spiritual art irrespective of medium, matter, subject or style.