Introduction to a series explaining the history of oil paint, effects on techniques, hence on paintings themselves.
Did the Impressionists invent plein air painting? And was Impressionism dependent on the supply of oil paints in tubes?
Géricault’s painstaking research resulted in a painting which is not true to any moment in time, so it is ironic that publications about the painting and its production appear not to be true to the painting itself.
Two late paintings portraying tranquil sunlit scenes of dawn over still water, remarkable in their anticipation of Impressionism.
We are often led to believe that oil paints were invented in Northern Europe, shortly before the first […]
Oil paints have been used for centuries in most of Europe’s greatest paintings, together worth far more than […]