Painting

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Painting
Painting JE2 BE2.png
Rarity

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Internal ID

JE: 9
BE: 83

Network ID

JE: none

Drops

1 Painting

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

Paintings in Minecraft are decorative entities, up to 4×4 blocks in size, which sit on the wall and make you think deep thoughts about life. Why do creepers explode? Why are there zombie pigmen but no regular pigmen? Why are Minecraft’s melon blocks square, but the slices curved? Can Endermen jump? What do chorus fruits taste like? Why doesn’t anyone want to discuss art until three in the morning with me?

Duncan Geere[1]

Paintings are decorative entities that hang on walls.

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stick +
Any Wool

Paintings can be crafted with any color of wool. The color of the wool used does not influence the picture chosen when the painting is placed.

Breaking[edit]

To remove a painting from a wall, attack it, break one of its supporting blocks, cover one square of it with a block, hit it with an arrow, egg, ender pearl, snowball, or fire charge, or subject it to an explosion. The painting then drops as an item. Arrows that hit paintings disappear.

Trading[edit]

Master-level shepherd villagers sell 3 paintings for 2 emeralds.

Usage[edit]

Placement[edit]

Paintings can be placed on the sides of solid blocks, or signs. The other blocks holding the painting can be almost anything. There are several different sizes of paintings (see below). When placed, a painting checks for the largest amount of space it has. It then chooses a random painting of that size. The player can add blocks around the painting to ensure it is the size wanted. When the supporting blocks are removed, the painting breaks after 20 game ticks (1 second) if no supporting blocks are replaced during that interval.

Properties[edit]

Being an entity, paintings can simultaneously exist in the same space as blocks such as water or torches. Specifically, they can share the space with any block whose collision box does not intersect its hitbox.

Players and mobs are able to walk through paintings, as long as the blocks supporting the painting allow it. Light propagates through paintings as well.

Paintings are non-flammable.

Canvases[edit]

There are 26 paintings in the game. These are mostly based on paintings by Kristoffer Zetterstrand, who also created the Minecraft versions.

Canvas Size Original Name Namespaced ID Description Version added
Kebab Painting JE1 BE1.png 1×1 blocks
16×16 pixels
"Kebab med tre pepperoni" Kebab kebab A kebab with three green chili peppers. Indev
Aztec Painting JE1 BE1.png 1×1 blocks
16×16 pixels
"de_aztec" Aztec aztec Free-look perspective of the map de_aztec from the video game Counter-Strike. Indev
Alban Painting JE1 BE1.png 1×1 blocks
16×16 pixels
"Albanian" Alban alban A man wearing a fez in a stood next to a house and a bush. As the name of the painting suggests, it may be a landscape in Albania. Indev
Aztec2 Painting JE1 BE1.png 1×1 blocks
16×16 pixels
"de_aztec" Aztec2 aztec2 Free-look perspective of the map de_aztec from the video game Counter-Strike. Indev
Bomb Painting JE1 BE1.png 1×1 blocks
16×16 pixels
"Target successfully bombed" Bomb bomb Painting of the Counter-Strike map de_dust2, named “target successfully bombed" in reference to the game. Indev
Plant Painting JE1 BE1.png 1×1 blocks
16×16 pixels
"Paradisträd" Plant plant Still life painting of two plants in pots. “Paradisträd" is Swedish for “Paradise tree", which is a common name for the depicted species in Scandinavia. Indev
Wasteland Painting JE1 BE1.png 1×1 blocks
16×16 pixels
"Wasteland" Wasteland wasteland Painting of a view of some wastelands; a small animal (presumably a rabbit) is sitting on the window ledge. Indev
Wanderer Painting JE1 BE1.png 1×2 blocks
16×32 pixels
"Wanderer" Wanderer wanderer A low-resolution version of Caspar David Friedrich's famous painting Wanderer above the Sea of Fog. Indev
Graham Painting JE1 BE1.png 1×2 blocks
16×32 pixels
"Graham" Graham graham A small picture of King Graham, the player character in the King's Quest series. Alpha v1.1.1
Pool Painting JE1 BE1.png 2×1 blocks
32×16 pixels
"The pool" Pool pool Some men and women skinny-dipping in a pool over a cube of sorts. Also there is an old man resting in the lower-right edge. Indev
Courbet Painting JE1 BE1.png 2×1 blocks
32×16 pixels
"Bonjour monsieur Courbet" Courbet courbet Two hikers with pointy beards seemingly greeting each other. This painting is based on the realist painter Gustave Courbet's 1854 painting of the same title. Indev
Sunset Painting JE1 BE1.png 2×1 blocks
32×16 pixels
"sunset_dense" Sunset sunset Painting of a view of mountains at sunset. Indev
Sea Painting JE2 BE1.png 2×1 blocks
32×16 pixels
"Seaside" Sea sea Painting of a view of mountains and a lake, with a small photo of a mountain and a dull-colored plant on the window ledge. Indev
Creebet Painting JE1 BE1.png 2×1 blocks
32×16 pixels
Creebet creebet Painting of a view of mountains and a lake, with a small photo of a mountain and a creeper looking at the viewer through a window. Alpha v1.1.1
Match Painting JE1 BE1.png 2×2 blocks
32×32 pixels
"Match" Match match A hand holding a match, causing pixelated fire on a white cubic gas fireplace. Indev
Bust Painting JE1 BE1.png 2×2 blocks
32×32 pixels
"Bust" Bust bust Painting of a statue bust of Marcus Aurelius surrounded by pixelated fire. Indev
Stage Painting JE2 BE1.png 2×2 blocks
32×32 pixels
"The stage is set" Stage stage Painting of scenery from Space Quest I, with the character Graham from King's Quest. Indev
Void Painting JE1 BE1.png 2×2 blocks
32×32 pixels
"The Void" Void void Painting of an angel praying into what appears to be a void with pixelated fire below. Indev
Skull And Roses Painting JE1 BE1.png 2×2 blocks
32×32 pixels
"Moonlight Installation" Skull And Roses skull_and_roses Painting of a skeleton at night with red flowers in the foreground. The original painting is different, depicting a woman sitting in a couch, while the skull is in the middle of a body of glacial water of sorts. Indev
Wither Painting JE1 BE1.png 2×2 blocks
32×32 pixels
Wither wither Painting depicting the creation of a wither.

This is the only painting not based on a real painting.

Java Edition 1.4.2 (12w36a)
Fighters Painting JE1 BE1.png 4×2 blocks
64×32 pixels
"Fighters" Fighters fighters Two pixelated men poised to fight. Paper versions of fighters from the game “International Karate+". Indev
Skeleton Painting JE1 BE1.png 4×3 blocks
64×48 pixels
"Mortal Coil" Skeleton skeleton A painting of the “Mean Midget" from the adventure game Grim Fandango. Alpha v1.1.1
Donkey Kong Painting JE1 BE1.png 4×3 blocks
64×48 pixels
"Kong" Donkey Kong donkey_kong A paper-looking screenshot of the level 100 m. from the original “Donkey Kong" arcade game. Alpha v1.1.1
Pointer Painting JE1 BE1.png 4×4 blocks
64×64 pixels
"Pointer" Pointer pointer A painting of the main character of the classic Atari game International Karate (the Karateka character had white hair, this one clearly has black hair) fighting a large hand. It could also be interpreted as the two hands touching as seen in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting. Indev
Pigscene Painting JE1 BE1.png 4×4 blocks
64×64 pixels
"RGB" Pigscene pigscene Painting of a girl that is pointing to a pig on a canvas. In the original version, the canvas shows red, green and blue blocks, representing the three colors of the RGB color model that is typically used by computer displays. Alpha v1.1.1
Burning Skull Painting JE1 BE1.png 4×4 blocks
64×64 pixels
"Skull on Fire" Burning Skull burning_skull A Skull on pixelated fire; in the background there is a moon in a clear night sky. Beta 1.2_01

Bedrock Edition[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, there are four additional 2×2 tile paintings with no clear purpose or use. See Bedrock Edition unused features § Paintings for more information.

Sounds[edit]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Painting breaks? ? entity.painting.breaksubtitles.entity.painting.break? ? 16
Painting placed? ? entity.painting.placesubtitles.entity.painting.place? ? 16

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

PaintingNamespaced IDTranslation key
Entitypainting entity.minecraft.painting
Itempainting item.minecraft.painting

Bedrock Edition:

PaintingNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Entitypainting 83entity.painting.name
Itempainting 321item.painting.name

Entity data[edit]

Paintings have entity data that defines various properties of the entity.

  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities see Template:Nbt inherit/entity/template
    •  TileX: The X coordinate of the block the painting/item frame is in.
    •  TileY: The Y coordinate of the block the painting/item frame is in.
    •  TileZ: The Z coordinate of the block the painting/item frame is in.
    •  Facing: The direction the painting/item frame faces: 3 is south, 4 is west, 2 is north, 5 is east, 1 is top, and 0 is bottom.
    •  Motive: The namespaced ID of the painting's artwork.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition Indev
February 23, 2010Painting JE1 BE1.png Added paintings.
Kebab Painting JE1 BE1.png Aztec Painting JE1 BE1.png Alban Painting JE1 BE1.png Aztec2 Painting JE1 BE1.png Bomb Painting JE1 BE1.png Plant Painting JE1 BE1.png Wasteland Painting JE1 BE1.png Wanderer Painting JE1 BE1.png Pool Painting JE1 BE1.png Courbet Painting JE1 BE1.png Sunset Painting JE1 BE1.png Sea Painting JE1.png Match Painting JE1 BE1.png Bust Painting JE1 BE1.png Void Painting JE1 BE1.png Skull And Roses Painting JE1 BE1.png Fighters Painting JE1 BE1.png Pointer Painting JE1 BE1.png Stage Painting JE1.png Added 19 painting canvases.
The crafting recipe of paintings uses eight wood planks.
Java Edition Infdev
February 27, 2010The crafting recipe has of paintings has now been changed, so that it now uses sticks, rather than planks.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.1.1Graham Painting JE1 BE1.png Creebet Painting JE1 BE1.png Skeleton Painting JE1 BE1.png Donkey Kong Painting JE1 BE1.png Pigscene Painting JE1 BE1.png Added five more paintings.
The Sea painting has now been changed from Sea Painting JE1.png to Sea Painting JE2 BE1.png.
The Stage painting has now been changed from Stage Painting JE1.png to Stage Painting JE2 BE1.png.
Java Edition Beta
1.2_01Added code for a new painting.
1.3Burning Skull Painting JE1 BE1.png Added image of the new painting, 'Flaming Skull'.
April 27, 2011Custom paintings are mentioned by Notch.
1.7.3Paintings pushed by pistons now pop off.
Java Edition
1.4.212w36aWither Painting JE1 BE1.png Added a new painting depicting the creation of a wither.
Paintings can now be placed overlapping one another.
1.814w10aPaintings can now no longer be placed directly inside of each other.
1.915w49aPaintings can now no longer be destroyed by lightning.
15w50aAdded sounds for placing and breaking paintings: entity.painting.place and entity.painting.break.
1.1116w32aThe entity ID for paintings has now been changed from Painting to painting.
1.1217w06aPaintings now have a more intuitive placement system. When placed, a painting always uses the maximum possible amount of available space.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 321.
18w02aPaintings now use a namespaced ID for their motive.
1.1418w43aPainting JE2 BE2.png The item texture of paintings has now been changed.
19w07aPaintings are now broken up into individual textures.
Paintings now support animations.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.5.0Kebab Painting JE1 BE1.png Aztec Painting JE1 BE1.png Alban Painting JE1 BE1.png Aztec2 Painting JE1 BE1.png Bomb Painting JE1 BE1.png Plant Painting JE1 BE1.png Wasteland Painting JE1 BE1.png Pool Painting JE1 BE1.png Creebet Painting JE1 BE1.png Courbet Painting JE1 BE1.png Sunset Painting JE1 BE1.png Sea Painting JE2 BE1.png Match Painting JE1 BE1.png Bust Painting JE1 BE1.png Stage Painting JE2 BE1.png Void Painting JE1 BE1.png Skull And Roses Painting JE1 BE1.png Fighters Painting JE1 BE1.png Wanderer Painting JE1 BE1.png Graham Painting JE1 BE1.png Donkey Kong Painting JE1 BE1.png Skeleton Painting JE1 BE1.png Pigscene Painting JE1 BE1.png Pointer Painting JE1 BE1.png
Painting JE1 BE1.png Added paintings.
0.8.0build 3A new painting rendering has been added.
0.15.0build 1Paintings now have sounds when placed and broken.
Pocket Edition
1.0.7Wither Painting JE1 BE1.png Added the painting of the creation of a wither.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Painting JE2 BE2.png The item texture of paintings has now been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Paintings can now be bought from shepherd villagers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Kebab Painting JE1 BE1.png Aztec Painting JE1 BE1.png Alban Painting JE1 BE1.png Aztec2 Painting JE1 BE1.png Bomb Painting JE1 BE1.png Plant Painting JE1 BE1.png Wasteland Painting JE1 BE1.png Pool Painting JE1 BE1.png Creebet Painting JE1 BE1.png Courbet Painting JE1 BE1.png Sunset Painting JE1 BE1.png Sea Painting JE2 BE1.png Match Painting JE1 BE1.png Bust Painting JE1 BE1.png Stage Painting JE2 BE1.png Void Painting JE1 BE1.png Skull And Roses Painting JE1 BE1.png Fighters Painting JE1 BE1.png Wanderer Painting JE1 BE1.png Graham Painting JE1 BE1.png Donkey Kong Painting JE1 BE1.png Skeleton Painting JE1 BE1.png Pigscene Painting JE1 BE1.png Pointer Painting JE1 BE1.png
Painting JE1 BE1.png Added paintings.
TU11The limit for paintings in a world has now been increased.
A message is now displayed when the maximum paintings are reached.
TU141.04Wither Painting JE1 BE1.png Added a new painting, which depicts the creation of a wither.
TU43CU331.36Patch 13Added sounds for paintings.
1.90Painting JE2 BE2.png The item texture of paintings has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Kebab Painting JE1 BE1.png Aztec Painting JE1 BE1.png Alban Painting JE1 BE1.png Aztec2 Painting JE1 BE1.png Bomb Painting JE1 BE1.png Plant Painting JE1 BE1.png Wasteland Painting JE1 BE1.png Pool Painting JE1 BE1.png Creebet Painting JE1 BE1.png Courbet Painting JE1 BE1.png Sunset Painting JE1 BE1.png Sea Painting JE2 BE1.png Match Painting JE1 BE1.png Bust Painting JE1 BE1.png Wither Painting JE1 BE1.png Stage Painting JE2 BE1.png Void Painting JE1 BE1.png Skull And Roses Painting JE1 BE1.png Fighters Painting JE1 BE1.png Wanderer Painting JE1 BE1.png Graham Painting JE1 BE1.png Donkey Kong Painting JE1 BE1.png Skeleton Painting JE1 BE1.png Pigscene Painting JE1 BE1.png Pointer Painting JE1 BE1.png
Painting JE1 BE1.png Added paintings.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Painting" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • On April 26, 2011, Notch stated that the automapping code can be used to share custom paintings and books in the future.[2]
  • If a player is standing behind a painting, other players do not see their name.
  • Paintings are not actually attached to the wall. When looked at closely, there is a visible gap between the painting and the wall.
  • The texture on the back of a painting is the same texture of wooden planks but darkened slightly.
  • The original Herobrine hoax is confirmed to be a painting with custom textures.

See also[edit]

References[edit]