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Paintings are decorative objects in Minecraft. They have no purpose other than for aesthetics. They are placed by right-clicking a surface. When placed, their appearance will randomly be chosen from several different preset images. The size of the painting is also variable, as some images are quite larger than others. If the player is not satisfied with the first design placed, they can just remove the painting from the surface and place it again to get a new design.
Paintings are crafted by placing one piece of wool (any color) in the center of a Crafting Table, then surrounding it with eight sticks. They can be placed virtually anywhere, as they are not blocks, however cannot be placed on air.
- If a painting is hit with water, it will not be destroyed, but will darken.
- Paintings are randomly generated when placed, and can vary in size greatly.
- Paintings, oddly, can be walked through, allowing the player to cover up passage-ways.
- Paintings can be knocked off of a surface by throwing snowballs at them.
As of 1.5 there is a "glitch" that when a painting is placed it will appear for about 1 tick than disappear. This glitch was fixed in 13w11a.