Paintings are decorative blocks in Minecraft that hang on walls. To make a painting, open the crafting table and place wool in the middle of the 3x3 grid. Then place sticks in the remaining boxes to craft a painting. If you right-click the painting on a wall, it will place the painting and then checks for the largest amount of space it has. It then chooses a random painting of that size from a total of 26 paintings present.
Minecraft has so many decoration blocks. Some blocks can help give your base a new home aesthetic like pots and plants, but another form of decoration in Minecraft is paintings. There are so many different types of paintings in Minecraft, and in this tutorial, you are going to learn how how to craft and use paintings in the game.
Obtaining a Painting in Minecraft
- How to craft
- How to break
- How to trade
Usage of Minecraft Paintings
List of all Minecraft Paintings
How do you make a 3x3 painting in Minecraft?
How do you make a secret door with a painting?
Crafting a painting in Minecraft is pretty simple. All you have to do is get one stick and eight blocks of wool. To get your stick, all you need to do is get wooden planks. To get wooden planks, you need to do is punch a tree and get oak wood. You can then turn one piece of oak wood into four wooden planks in your crafting table
Now that you have gotten your wooden planks, you can place them in the crafting table. Make sure to stack them on top of each other like in the pattern below. This will enable you to craft sticks.
Now that you have your stick, you need to get wool. To get wool, simply kill a sheep. One sheep will normally drop one wool. You need to get eight blocks of wool and then take that along with your one stick to a crafting table. You can follow the recipe below to craft a painting.
To break your painting, all you need to do is left-click it once. This will drop the painting on the floor and you can pick it up.
If you can find a master level shepherd villager, you can trade him two emeralds for three paintings.
Minecraft paintings are actually really easy to use. If you right-click the painting on a wall, it will place the painting on the wall as long as there are enough available blocks on the wall.
|1x1||Alban||A man wearing a fez stood next to a house and a bush. As the name of the painting suggests, it may be a landscape in Albania.|
|1x1||Aztec||Free-look perspective of the map de_aztec from the video game Counter-Strike.|
|1x1||Aztec2||Free-look perspective of the map de_aztec from the video game Counter-Strike.|
|1x1||Bomb||Painting of the map de_dust2 from the video game Counter-Strike, named “target successfully bombed" in reference to the game.|
|1x1||Kebab||A kebab with three green chili peppers.|
|1x1||Plant||Still life painting of two plants in pots. “Paradisträd" is Swedish for “money tree", which is a common name for the depicted species in Scandinavia.|
|1x1||Wasteland||Painting of a view of some wastelands; a small animal (presumably a rabbit) is sitting on the window ledge.|
|2x1||Courbet||Two hikers with pointy beards seemingly greeting each other..|
|2x1||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.|
|2x1||Sea||Painting of a view of mountains and a lake, with a small photo of a mountain and a bright-colored plant on the window ledge.|
|2x1||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.|
|2x1||Sunset||Painting of a view of mountains at sunset.|
|1x2||Graham||Painting of King Graham, the player character in the video game series King's Quest.|
|1x2||Wanderer||A low-resolution version of Caspar David Friedrich's famous painting Wanderer above the Sea of Fog.|
|2x2||Bust||Painting of a bust of Marcus Aurelius surrounded by pixelated fire.|
|2x2||Match||A hand holding a match, causing pixelated fire on a white cubic gas fireplace.|
|2x2||Skull and Roses||Painting of a skeleton at night with red flowers in the foreground.|
|2x2||Stage||Painting of scenery from Space Quest I, with the character Graham from the video game series King's Quest.|
|2x2||Void||Painting of an angel praying into what appears to be a void with pixelated fire below.|
|2x2||Wither||Painting depicting the creation of a wither. This is the only painting not based on a real painting.|
|4x2||Fighters||Two pixelated men poised to fight. Paper versions of fighters from the game International Karate.|
|4x3||Donkey Kong||A paper-looking screenshot of the level 100 m. from the arcade game Donkey Kong.|
|4x3||Skeleton||A painting of the “Mean Midget" from the adventure game Grim Fandango.|
|4x4||Burning Skull||A skull on pixelated fire; in the background, there is a moon in a clear night sky.|
|4x4||Pigsscene||Painting of a girl that is pointing to a pig on a canvas|
|4x4||Pointer||A painting of the main character of the game International Karate + in a fighting stance touching a large hand.|
To make a 3x3 painting, all you need to do is create a 3x3 wall for the painting to go onto. As long as there are enough blocks, it will create a 3x3 painting.
Making a secret door is a lot simpler than it sounds. All you need to do is use signs on the side of the blocks that you want the secret door to be. Now, those signs will act as blocks so all you need to do is create the desired painting that you want. This will create a painting that you can walk through.
Most paintings are inspired by other famous art pieces throughout history, but some are also made from scenes from video games as well.
The biggest painting in Minecraft is 4x4 blocks wide and tall.
The best way to add more paintings in Minecraft is to go into the Minecraft folder on your desktop and go to the “art” folder. There, you can change the textures of different paintings.
To change a painting in Minecraft, all you need to do is break it and replace it.
Paintings are great items to use for decorations in Minecraft. Make sure you have a sheep farm so that you can keep making as many as you can. Go decorate your world with them, or use some to create hidden entrances throughout your base.