Photography and painting are two realms of art that have their own unique way of expression.

They both provide visual and emotional stimulation through colors, depiction, and perception, but the mode of creating the two is entirely different.

However, you are still at liberty to translate what you see in your own words, and according to your own experiences. This blog will explore the historical distinction between the two art forms. Read on and enroll in a lesson of art history!


This is a common knowledge that painting came before photography. We, as human beings, have been here since the beginning of time. After the prehistoric era, human beings expressed themselves and propagated their agendas through painting. This can be evident from Egyptian Art, Oriental Art, Gothic art, the Renaissance, and various art movements that followed it, including Surrealism, Impressionism, Cubism, Bauhaus, and the Dada movement.

Depending on the nature of the painting, creating a piece of art takes time. It requires time in preparation, from readying a canvas to mixing the colors in the right consistency, and then finding the right brushes to do the job.

The creation itself is a time consuming process. Usually, the media used for painting include oil paints, acrylics, poster paints, water colors, and a variety of other pigments on canvas, and other thick paper sheets such as canson and cartridge sheets. Even today, painting is a famous form of expression, and symbol of class and sophistication.


Photography is a new arrival in the arsenal of expression. It is a much quicker process than painting. People started to take photographs for recreation and beauty only a few decades ago. Previously, a photograph was used only for official and political purposes. Later on, it found uses in social causes, amusement and entertainment as well.

Nowadays, advanced professional cameras and picture moving technology is futuristic mobile phones have made it a lot easier for a person to gain access to these photographs in soft copies.

Both painting and photography are a form of expression, whose perception depends on the spectator. You can buy original paintings and photographs from Judith Barath from her website.

Her work is richly colored and masterfully angled, and is surely a much coveted addition in any household and office setting. In addition to that, she also specializes in digital art.




Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00

The Wilting Sunflowers

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I have been thinking for quite a while about painting large head sunflowers on a canvas. I love these flowers a lot and they provide a very decorative and lively subject for canvas flower paintings, but I hardly ever saw any so close to the city and therefore I was unable to follow through with my plan.
My father told me one day during a call about his latest painting for sunflowers that he was working on. They are very commonly found on the way to my dad’s summerhouse in Hungary. So I thought this was a perfect opportunity and I told him to take some pictures and email them to me, which he did. As soon as I got the pictures of the lovely flowers I started painting a canvas which was 36x48”. While I was working in my personal studio, my father was paining the exact same flowers in Budapest.
However, I had only one issue with the images; the leaves of the flowers looked dull and aged due to lack of sun or water, although I had always imaged the painting to be colorful, lively and cheerful. This is why I decided to paint purple leaves to breathe some color and life to the image. Hence, the paining got its name “Withering Sunflowers.”
I was done with my painting in a few days and I immediately emailed it to my father. He replied back saying, “You won!”

See the "Withering Sunflowers" painting among other floral paintings in the Floral Oil Painting album