Famous Oil Paintings

Oil painting is a common way of making a masterpiece and is used by a lot of well-known artists. These artists produced a lot of oil paintings around the world and in many time frames. Some of these artists are:

• Leonardo Da Vinci

He is the painter behind the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. He is also famous for his astonishing multiplicity of talents, dabbled in architecture, sculpture, engineering, geology, hydraulics and the military arts, all with success, and in his spare time doodled parachutes and flying machines that resembled inventions of the 19th and 20th centuries. He made detailed drawings of human anatomy which are still highly regarded up until today.

 

mona lisa and the last supper

mona lisa and the last supper

• Peter Paul Rubens

Rubens is considered one of the most important Flemish painters of the 17th century. His style became an international definition of the animated, sensuous aspects of baroque painting. Combining the bold brushwork, luminous color, and shimmering light of the Venetian school with vigor of Michelangelo’s art and the formal dynamism of Hellenistic sculpture, Rubens created a vibrant art, its energies emanating from tensions between the intellectual and emotional, the classical and the romantic. Some of Rubens artwork is Samson and Delilah, The Resurrection of Christ and The Raising of the Cross.

the raising of the cross

the raising of the cross

• Vincent van Gogh

Portrait of Dr. Gachet

Portrait of Dr. Gachet

Van Gogh lived during the Impressionist era and is therefore known for being one of the best impressionists in his era. With the development of photography, painters and artists turned to conveying the feeling and ideas behind people, places, and things rather than trying to imitate their physical forms. Impressionist artists did this by emphasizing certain hues, using vigorous brushstrokes, and paying attention to highlighting. Vincent van Gogh implemented this ideology to pursue his goal of depicting his own feelings toward and involvement with his subjects. Van Gogh’s portraiture focuses on color and brushstrokes to demonstrate their inner qualities and van Gogh’s own relationship with them. An example of his work is Portrait of Dr. Gachet.