The major problems in oil painting had been solved before the van Eycks. One was a reliable supply of solvent/diluent spirits.
We don’t even know what day he died, but 500 years ago on 9 August 1516, his life was commemorated by family and friends at a memorial mass.
Introduction to a series explaining the history of oil paint, effects on techniques, hence on paintings themselves.
My incomplete hypertext is now ready for testing, having added some weblinks to its references.
Storyspace here creates one of the beautiful views of paintings that I have seen.
Creating prototypes for the artist and their works, and making containers to hold those in an organised structure, using Storyspace 3.
It is time to tackle a proper hypertext project using Storyspace 3, and concerning the First Impressionist Exhibition.
Did the Impressionists invent plein air painting? And was Impressionism dependent on the supply of oil paints in tubes?
Why was Vermeer forgotten, or van Gogh ignored, or Western-style painting in Japan suppressed?
Ask which were the first landscape paintings in Western art, and most would suggest works of Dürer, Albrecht Altdorfer, or Joachim Patinir. But they were actually very late compared to frescoes of the Cycladic civilisation, some three millenia before.