Famous Oil Painting Artists That Produced Historical Art Pieces

famous oil painting artists

At the beginning of the 15th century, oil painting came to fame. To paint this subject well, you must have a very high level of skill and attention to detail. It takes a lot of time and care, and it needs three weeks or more to dry. Formally oil painting is still favored by today’s artists; however, great art from this time is the exception. Hundreds of famous works of art have been the result of various painters. To identify the sources of their oil-painting prowess, it is important to look at these prominent painters.

Michelangelo Was A Universal Genius Of His Time

Michelangelo is one of the most famous and respected artists in the world – or really, he’s even much more because he can rightly be called the universal genius of his time. This genius lived in Italy in the 15th and 15th centuries, and in addition to being a respected painter, he also worked as a sculptor, poet, and architect. The statue of David and the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel are his most famous works.

Leonardo Da Vinci Was A Talented Genius

A group of people in a church

Leonardo da Vinci can also be considered a multi-talented genius who was an excellent painter and a good sculptor, mathematician, engineer, scientist, inventor, anatomist, and architect. Pretty impressive skills list! The Mona Lisa and Holy Communion are his most famous works.

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh is noted for having hacked off his thumb. Since most people recognize him as the Dutch Starry Night painter, he is mostly known for this work. Among the most famous paintings were painted in the late 19th century. Many of his other portraits have names which include Irises and The Potato Eaters.

Edvard Munch

Desaturated with pastel on cardboard, the legendary painting by Edvard Munch is known as The Scream. It dates from about the early 1890s, but no one unfamiliar with the artwork can fail to remember The Yell. More than three million tourists visit the National Gallery in Norway each year to see this painting of Munch’s.

Salvador Dali

A person painting a masterpiece

To provide a more modern example of popular oil paintings, look no further than Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory (painting) in 1931. Using painstaking precision, the Spanish painter developed this surrealistic image. 

Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt painted an epic masterpiece called The Night Watch in 1642. Also, he’s famous for doing paintings like The Abduction of Europa and for his many portraits. Although The Night Watch is not as appealing as other oil paintings, meticulous attention to detail can be seen. Any Watch enthusiast will see how much effort was put into it.

Johannes Vermeer

If a piece is regarded as the “the Dutch Mona Lisa,” the artist has succeeded. John experimented on Girl With A Pearl Earring and won acclaim for it. This is a very simple portrait of a lady sporting a pearl earring. There is no doubt that Vermeer is an excellent painter, but these works stand above all he has done.

Last But Not Least: Pablo Picasso

Pablo, the eight-year-old artist, painted Picador. It’s difficult to identify which one of his paintings it is. Guernica, as well as The Weeping Woman, are well-known pieces of art by Picasso. The rates charged for new Picasso oil paintings show how revered his works are in today’s art market.

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