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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

History of oil painting

The history of oil paint.
I think first of all, we, need to learn about oil paint to be able to understand the process of oil painting
The oldest Mediterranean civilization, Greek, Roman or Egyptian have extensively used painting techniques based on mixtures of encaustic (probably rich in bee wax), mineral pigments (iron, copper, manganese oxides) and tempera. Vegetal oils, such as flax, walnut or poppyseed oil were known to ancient Egyptians, Greeks or Romans, but no precise indication of their use in painting may be found. Learn and read more about oils



Oil paints are one of the great classic media. Although the technique of oil painting, as it is used today (with some modifications), was brought to life in Europe in the 15th century by Jan van Eyck, the art of mixing oils and pigment was around during the Greek civilization. Da Vinci, Titian and then Ruben continued to hone the recipe, each bringing improvements to the technique and formula, with each generation of painters adding to its richness. Learn more about art

A Brief History of Oil Painting

Paintings are the products of a certain time and certain place, and art history naturally attempts to place these works in their larger setting. Anyone studying western art, for example, will learn to recognize the styles of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods, and to understand the complex interplay of thought, patronage, society and economic issues that the paintings represent. It is to such an understanding that art critics refer when they insist that art today must engage with contemporary issues.source

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The History, Definitions, and Techniques
of Oil Painting
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