IAN LOVEALL: My name is Ian Loveall and I’m
here with Expert Village. We’re talking about mural painting today. Let’s look at some examples
of different styles of painting. The three that are most common today are realistic,
stylized, and abstract. I have examples of all three. If you look at this board here,
I’ve got up here a simple drawing of a gold earring. It’s pretty straightforward, nothing
too fancy. If we move down here, it’s been stylized. I’ve sort of pushed the boundaries
of what the earring actually looks like and created a new form out of it; still recognizable
as a gold object but it doesn’t quite look like the original. And finally, we reach abstraction
and at this point it’s no longer recognizable as anything concrete and it takes on whatever
meaning the viewer cares to give it. An example of how that might work in a scene, we have
here a picture of “Temple Ruins at Sunrise,” pretty straightforward, nothing too crazy.
Here’s the same scene that’s been stylized. Again, it’s still recognizable bu it definitely
has a stylized or cartoony edge to it. The clouds are nowhere near realistic and everything’s
just sort of been flattened out. And then if we push it even farther, it becomes abstract;
no longer recognizable as anything more than shapes and lines.