Understanding the genres of western art enable us to better appreciate paintings.  

The principal genres or subject types of Western art are history painting, portraiture, genre painting, landscape and still life. 

A simple understanding of these terms will greatly increase your confidence when you talk to others about art. 
 
Our next series of blog posts will introduce these five terms.  

Read: #14: Understanding genres of western art: history painting 

Read: #15: Understanding genres of western art: portraiture

Read: #16: Understanding genres of western art: genre painting 

Read: #17: Understanding genres of western art: landscape painting 

Read: #18: Understanding genres of western art: still life 

How to appreciate paintings? Understanding the genres of western art enable us to better appreciate paintings.  

Painting Image: The Lotus Pond II by Singapore artist Low Hai Hong / ARTualize.com.sg

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