In fine art painting, the term 'Watercolour' denotes a painting medium in which colour pigments are bound in water-soluble agents. Watercolour art dates from Stone Age cave painting when early Paleolithic man first painted pictures of animals and humans on their caves using charcoal, ochre and other natural pigments. Modern watercolour painting has its roots in the Northern Renaissance. Its first supreme practitioner was the German artist Albrecht Durer (1471-1528). Durer was one of the first artists to recognize the potential of this medium. Made out of finely milled pigments blended with water, watercolour is known for its light and transparent colours. Its fast drying time and technical execution make watercolour an ideal choice for outside painting.
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