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Notable 20th century painters include Pollock and Rothko of the Abstract Expressionist movement, as well as by Kahlo, Dali, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Richter, and Doig.
Pablo Picasso is perhaps the most noted artist of the 20th century.
Perhaps the best known of the Impressionist artists is Claude Monet, whose "Water Lilies" (Nympheas) is a series of approximately 250 art paintings that depict Monet’s flower garden in Giverny.
Other famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists include Degas, Cassatt, Morisot, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Seurat.
During the Era of Enlightenment, five genres of paintings were advocated by art academies, including the French Academy and the Royal Academy in London.
The genres were organized into a hierarchy, and include history painting, portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre painting.
A painting is created on a two-dimensional surface (ground); a wall painting or fresco is also considered to be a painting.
Oil, acrylic, and watercolor are some of the most common types of paint used today.
Modern art movements, such as Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism and Pop Art, are far more concerned with art concepts and technique, than in a need to accurately record one’s surrounding world.
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Paintings both reflect the artist’s point-of-view and possess an independent voice which speaks a unique message to each beholder.
The Baroque movement of the 17th century included Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and Rubens, which was followed by the Rococo movement (Boucher and Fragonard), and the French neo-classical movement (David and Ingres).
Romanticism, which is encapsulated by the works of Goya, Delacroix, Turner, and Constable, was followed by Realism, of which the French artists Courbet and Manet are most recalled today.