I'm trying to identify a particular painted art style (like precisionism but with a tendency to use thicker paint daubs (oils?)). I can provide examples and images, but I'm aware this site is not suited for this kind of question (as it may invite discussion).

Having done a fair amount of Googling, I'm still not sure where the best place to have a painted art style identified would be. I'm hoping this community will be able to point me in the right direction.

Thank you in advance.


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I'm not sure why you think we can't help identify a style or technique. We certainly can!

As far as I'm aware, that's certainly within our scope, though you'll have to be very specific and images certainly help a lot!

We even have a tag, which you used on this question when it was on the main site. Feel free to look at some of the well-received questions on that tag to see what we expect from these questions.

What we do not do is allow users to post a piece of artwork and ask "who made this"?

We are not here to tell you who created a piece of artwork because that is art history.... knowing who made a piece of artwork is tangential to understanding the style so that you can emulate or learn more about it yourself.

The important thing to remember is that we are a site for practical art, not art history. If your question is geared towards making art, whether that means learning better how to make something, finding the proper terminology so that you can study up on a specific technique, or understanding how to use the tools associated with an art or craft, we're here for that!

  • Well that's terrific! I think I'll try my luck here, then, though one of my examples will be digital (though the 'style' should be medium agnostic). Thank you Catija. =) --Rev Jun 12, 2017 at 17:54
  • I look forward to them! I'm sure someone will be able to help or at least point you in the right direction. I should probably link it in my answer but do look over this answer for a guide to how to ask a good ID question here!
    – Catija
    Jun 12, 2017 at 20:53

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