Original and one of a kind painterly painting, "Mellow Roses I". Artist unknown. Displayed in a solid wood frame. This painting is part of a series, “Mellow Roses”
The Antiquary's Story:
A painting is classified as “painterly” when there are visible brushstrokes in the work, and the artist embraces the texture left by the brush. It can be less-controlled, with colors impulsive and contrasting.
Impressionists like Van Gogh, Rembrant, Renoir and Matisse use painterly extensively.
The opposite of painterly— linear— classifies such works that bring together drawing, shadowing and purposeful use of color. Some of those artists include Michelangelo and Botticelli.
Today, "painterly" is also used to describe apps that can make photos feel like paintings via the use of filters. Applying one will imitate brush strokes found in artistic media like oils and acrylics.