A gun. Study for the painting ‘Blowing from Guns in British India’
Painting, 1883, 22×28 cm
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Encyclopedia of Painting
A study is an exercise painting that helps the painter better understand the object he or she paints. It is simple and clear, like sample letters in a school student’s copybook. Rough and ready, not detailed, with every stroke being to the point, a study is a proven method of touching the world and making a catalogue of it. However, in art history, the status of the study is vague and open to…