Jan 02 2012
Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments that are linked to a drying oil – particularly in early modern Europe, linseed oil. Often, an oil such as linseed was boiled with a resin such as pine resin or even incense, which were called “varnish” and were valued for their bodies and shiny. Other oils are sometimes used poppyseed oil, walnut oil and safflower oil. These oils various properties give the oil painting, as yellowing or less different drying time.
As with most products, there is usually a large selection to choose and you’re still not sure quite where to start, and this is particularly the case when choosing an oil painting. Think about virtually any subject under the sun and there will be an oil painting from somewhere. You can even get an oil painting of an oil painting, some artists to reproduce an oil painting of an old master. This is certainly a much cheaper option than buying an original!
I actually had some quite reproduced like this, including several former masters by famous artists that I liked and one or two paintings by artists not known. In fact, I am quite a collection and sometimes the biggest problem is finding somewhere to hang them all! You can even have your favorite photo transformed into oil painting form and I had a number of these converts the oil painting form. They looked so much better than a photo and also make the perfect gift.
Other Chinese artists to reproduce oil paintings and most of the paintings are actually very good. Original Chinese oil paintings, but can still be detected by anyone with the slightest bit of experience. They tend to exaggerate the colors, for whatever reason, maybe they think it looks more attractive, but the result is that you end up with colors that should not only be there. It is easy to see what I mean if you study one or two.
Sometimes, the result can be almost comical. I remember one of my friends ostentatious displaying an oil painting which he bought recently (which he probably paid a fortune), but after a few seconds to admire it I turned round and told him that it was Chinese. Well, I will not go into details of the answer!
However, the vast range of themes, my favorite will always be those based on the coast. The sea is calm and tranquility, a natural unaffected by the effects of time. Various artists over the years have reproduced in their paintings. Ivan Aivazovsky, 19th century Russian artist, was one of note, with several excellent including tables duly appointed ‘beach’, ‘Seashore.Calm “and” Sunset on the sea “, all painted in the years 1840.
Aivazovsky actually created several thousands of oil paintings during his lifetime and many can be seen in Aivazovsky Hall at the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Just the same level or quality of Aivazovsky, but still highly desirable, painting is “Dunes” by the years 1920, the German artist Horst Alter. With his mastery of light it is truly one of my favorites. Other noteworthy artists include Shchedrin and Adamson, the artist notorious for his oil painting of the coastline.
Many other great artists have included the sea theme in their works. Tastes vary between different people and what a person more enthusiastic, another reaction from May to be looking hot. Time and research are the keys to locate an oil painting that we admire for a lifetime. Never buy hastily for the sake of buying, or simply to fill that empty space on the wall. An oil painting should be retained, as well as admiration.
I made use of the Internet to find an example and, in fact, I found many examples over the years. Some differences are also visible in the sheen of the paint based on oil. The painters often use different oils in the same table on the basis of pigments and desired effects. The paintings also develop a particular feel based on the average.
Tags: artist, Horst Alter, Ivan Aivazovsky, master, Museum, oil, painting, resin, subject, Sunset, tranquility, varnish
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