How to Appreciate Paintings #14: History painting

Art exhibition in Singapore. ARTualize is the only art gallery in Singapore that lets you rent paintings for your home. Singapore artist Low Hai Hong with his friend at his art exhibition in NAFA art gallery in Singapore.


One of the principal genres or subject types of western art is history painting.

 History painting is a broad grouping that includes paintings that depict scenes in actual history and paintings of religious, mythological, allegorical and literary subjects.
They usually tell a story with an aim to convey a moral message about life.  They are mostly large pieces of art work that contain a number of figures.
History painting was the most influential from the mid 15thcentury to the 19thcentury, and was often regarded as the most important amongst the other genres of western art.    

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