The history of painting styles can be traced back to several different periods in history. For example, artists used the medium of painting to express their feelings, thoughts, and emotions, often creating paintings that are representative of their strongest emotions at that time. During earlier periods in painting styles, artists used only one color, but developed techniques for applying multiple colors, such as mixing black with white, or using dark with light, and so on. Throughout the Renaissance, the Italian Renaissance period (from the 15th to the end of the seventeenth century), there was a major progression in painting styles, and there was much debate as to what the correct way was to do so. There were some people who felt that it was wrong to make a painting “big” and dominant, while others thought that the strength of a painting should be balanced by using lighter colors.
Throughout this era in painting styles, there were many different ways that an artist could express himself or herself, such as expressing the emotions of the artist or using the medium of painting to show details that would otherwise not be visible, such as in paintings of the battles of the Civil War. Another popular painting style during this time was called the Baroque style, which was named after its creator, Bartommeo Baroque, who was a famous Italian poet during this time. He took existing popular painting styles and mixed them with popular subjects from literature and art history, such as portraying women wearing beautiful clothes while sitting on couches, or scenes from frescoes.
After the development of painting styles during the Renaissance Period, there was a further evolution in painting styles during the Baroque Period. This period saw the most stylized painting styles ever created by any artist, and artists began to try new things with their subjects and new ways of handling the tools that they used. Some artists added more color to their work, while others painted in shades of various colors and some even used the technique of layering different colors to create an effect. Baroque painting styles often use complex backgrounds, which are usually made of colored glass, and very intricate brushwork. The colors that are used are often very vivid and bright, and most common subjects of Baroque painting styles are portraits. Other common subjects of Baroque painting styles include landscapes, and depictions of animals.