Oil painting is one of the oldest and one of the most popular art forms. It uses a specific type of paint composed with pigments and a binder. Oil painting is the most common artistic technique and has survived centuries, taking special space in the Renaissance art forms. It was initially popularised in Europe and spread to the length & breadth of the world.
Some of the most notable & inspiring artworks involving oil painting include the ‘Arnolfini Portrait’ by Jan van Eyck, ‘La donna velata’ by Raphael, ‘The Rape of Europa’ by Titian, ‘The Raising of the Cross’ by Rubens, ‘The Milkmaid’ by Johannes Vermeer, ‘La Belle Strasbourgeoise’ by Nicolas de Largillière, ‘Portrait of Dr. Gachet’ by Vincent van Gogh, ‘The Old Guitarist’ by Pablo Picasso, and ‘Nighthawks’ by Edward Hopper.
Oil painting still remains one of the most definitive & distinct styles of artform. New generations of artists have embraced this form of painting from time & again. Oil art remains a truly timeless form of painting.
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