What is an application?

Oksana Vasilyeva
Oksana Vasilyeva
February 27, 2015
What is an application?

Anyone who went to kindergarten or attended elementary school knows what an application is. And although the basis of any application is the principle of drawing up the image of the attached pieces, it is not just a kind of children's creativity. Application - the concept is more capacious, and its application is very wide. Let's see what is the application in full of this concept.

The word comes from the Latin applicatio, which translates as "attach", "attach". The application is at the same time both a method of creating an image and a technique in decorative and applied art. The main difference between applications from other visual techniques is expressed in a more generalized form, a planar interpretation of the image and silhouette.

Using the method of application, they create images from separate cut fragments (figures, patterns, etc.), attaching them to the base (canvas, wood, paper, etc.). In this technique, perform paintings and panels, decorate furniture and clothing.

Applications vary in shape, color and theme. They can be volumetric or flat (form), monochrome and color (color), subject, subject and decorative (subject). This technique uses a variety of materials: fabric, paper, wood, leather, felt, fur, etc.

One of the most famous techniques of application is decoupage.