Friday, 13 June 2014

Definition Aquarelle - Art Term



The Aquarelle technique can be defined as: when an artist paints in transparent rather than opaque watercolours. The technique was not popular in Europe until the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when the technique rose to prominence amongst the artistic community in Britain and France.

The technique was used to great effect by English and French landscape painters during the nineteenth century. 

The technique has it's origins in ancient Egypt where the technique and its visual effect was know to the artists of the age.