Thursday, October 28, 2010

History of western oil painting

The development of painting through the classical, modern, modern several times and in different times during the painting art of thinking is being affected by control and constraint techniques, showing a different aspect.
Conditions of the early history of oil development has laid a classical realist painting tendencies. 15th century European Renaissance, the humanist thought out criticism of religion, with attention to the positive requirements of social reality, and many famous artists in order to gradually get rid of a single creative theme of the Christian classic, beginning when the characters life , landscape, painted items, and direct observation, so that works with religious themes with a clear and present secular factors, some artists depict real life completely real. Renaissance painters inherited Greek and Roman art the idea that not only focus on work to describe an event or fact, but also to reveal the causes and effects of events or facts, so pay attention to the idea of forming a typical image of a typical plot and the art of shaping the way . At the same time, artists were also exploring anatomy, perspective drawing of the use of science in the picture the role of light and shade, forming the shape of scientific principles. The use of human anatomy so that character has been painting as accurate as the ratio of the real, physical, structural; Focus Lens with the establishment of the composition formed by painting the illusion of deep space, painting in the landscape orientation and the reality of the moment the same visual experience; shading painted the unity of the images sent in one of the main light source, formed by the clear level of near and far. Art theme of humanism and the pursuit of realistic painting style concepts in other species it is not perfect, because the tool material constraints, and painting tools and materials are suitable for the performance of two fully reflected. Thus, classical oil painting after a long-term production, highly realistic look.
Classical oil painting oil painting is the language in the overall factors were the result of the integrated use of the time, but different countries and different periods of the artist on the basis of a special focus on one or several factors, the formation of a different style. Italian Renaissance painter pay more attention to the use of shading, dark objects in a painting of the Ministry of shrouded in shadow, light and dark boundary line was a soft transition, creating a focused and unaware of the effect of the screen. L. da Vinci's "Madonna of the Rocks" is representative of this style. Netherlands the same period a clear portrait of the artist is all detail objects in a painting, the scene rather than the difference between light and dark color of the transition, R. Campion's clover altar painting "Annunciation" to detail all the indoor and outdoor show features. Italy, Titian was the first one special focus on oil painting color performance artist, he painted on a dark base, and often close to the brightness, hue, the bright colors slightly different form magnificent golden hue, transparent pigments multiple cascade, suddenly suddenly thin thick strokes, but also the fusion of organic colors and shapes, creating a textured effect.
17th century European classical paintings of the period of rapid development in different regions, the country's artists live in a society based on their background, national temperament, the painting carried out in different languages to explore the deep, the type of oil paintings by subject matter into historical painting, religion story of painting, group portraits, personal portraits, landscapes, still lifes, genre painting and so on. Painting techniques are also becoming more abundant, and formed a national, regional school of thought.

Monday, October 25, 2010

oil paintings in China

During this perioud in Yan’an, the style of artists had been influenced by “The speech of meeting on culture and art in Yan’an,”  XuBeiHong’s realism painting style was matched with that thought:”Culture and art should serve for worker and farmer soldiers” in that era.So his realism painting style gradually became standardized oil painting in China.

In 1964, Under the slogan:”Taking the classes’ struggling as the guidence”, The persons such as Lin Biao,Jiang Qing took a cultural sweep to culture and art field. Many painters’works were taken away, For instance,Zhong Han’s 《The edge of Yan River》, Du Jian’s 《Moving forward in the torrent》,Li Hua Ji’s 《Princess Wen Cheng》, Qin Zheng’s 《Home》 and etc. All these works were sentenced by fabricated crimes in the public and almost destroyed. On the other hand, oil painting has become the tools of creating the God, 《Chairman Mao to AnYuan》 has become typical work for that time。The number of printings for that painting reached over 100 million. At this time, some young talent oil painters began to appear, such as Chen DanQing, Shen Jia Wei, Chen Yiming, etc. Their representative works were: 《Never stop the war》, 《Tribute to the Yellow River》 ,《Tears covered the harvest fields》, 《I guard for my great motherland》 and so on.           (Wonderful collection of Cheap Oil Paintings,They are all Discount Oil Paintings.)It was the opening period of art after the Cultural Revolution, Various forms of paintings were booming and the forms of paintings were also varied.  Those works such as Luo ZhongLi’s 《father》, Chen DanQing’s 《Tibet of paintings》, Wen LiPeng’s 《Daughter of Earth》, Zhan JianJun’s 《Looking back》, were masterpieces of this period. After this primary booming period of art, oil painting reached a new crossroads again, It has been urgent for Chinese paintings to have more modernized and fresher air, Therefore,Those works such as HuTiLin, Jia Difei’s 《General Yang JingYu》, Su Xiaobo’s 《The great family of mother》, Yu XiaoFu’s 《I gently knock on the door》, and other works made a new breakthrough to the theme of paintings under the care of contemporary sense.We provide Oil Painting Reproduction. Cheap Oil Painting are all Hand Painted,including Van Gogh, Monet, Georgia O’keeffe and more. Free shipping, ready to hang, no frame needed.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Leonardo da Vinci

Self-portrait in red chalk, circa 1512 to 1515.
Birth name Leonardo di Ser Piero
Born April 15, 1452(1452-04-15)
Vinci, in the present day Province of Florence, Italy
Died May 2, 1519 (aged 67)
Amboise, Touraine (in present-day Indre-et-Loire, France)
Nationality Italian
Field Many and diverse fields of arts and sciences
Movement High Renaissance
Works Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Vitruvian Man

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, a man whose unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and “his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote”. Marco Rosci points out, however, that while there is much speculation about Leonardo, his vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time.

Born the illegitimate son of a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, at Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter, Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice and spent his last years in France, at the home awarded him by Francis I.

Leonardo was and is renowned primarily as a painter. Two of his works, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, are the most famous, most reproduced and most parodied portrait and religious paintings of all time, respectively, their fame approached only by Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam. Leonardo’s drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also regarded as a cultural icon, being reproduced on everything from the euro to text books to t-shirts. Perhaps fifteen of his paintings survive, the small number due to his constant, and frequently disastrous, experimentation with new techniques, and his chronic procrastination. Nevertheless, these few works, together with his notebooks, which contain drawings, scientific diagrams, and his thoughts on the nature of painting, compose a contribution to later generations of artists only rivalled by that of his contemporary, Michelangelo.

Leonardo is revered for his technological ingenuity. He conceptualised a helicopter, a tank, concentrated solar power, a calculator, the double hull and outlined a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics. Relatively few of his designs were constructed or were even feasible during his lifetime, but some of his smaller inventions, such as an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire, entered the world of manufacturing unheralded. As a scientist, he greatly advanced the state of knowledge in the fields of anatomy, civil engineering, optics, and hydrodynamics.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso (Spanish pronunciation: ['paβlo rwiθ pi'kaso]; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor who lived most of his adult life in France. He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937), his portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.

Picasso demonstrated uncanny artistic talent in his early years, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence; during the first decade of the 20th century his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. His revolutionary artistic accomplishments brought him universal renown and immense fortune throughout his life, making him one of the best-known figures in 20th century art.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Oil Painting Techniques

Tools and Materials Oil Painting oil painting drawing techniques result in limited complexity. For centuries, artists have created in practice a variety of painting techniques, painting materials to play a full performance results. Painting the main techniques are:

    ① transparent cover color method, which uses only without the white color of oil dilution by multi-level paint pigments. After each layer must dry the next layer of color, the color of each layer are thinner, the lower the color can vaguely revealed, and the formation of the upper subtle changes of color tone. For example, in the crimson color layer mask painted blue and stable, it will have blue or purple in the cold in the apartment through the wealth effect of the warm, often can not be transferred out of the palette colors. This painting for the performance and solid sense of texture images, in particular, vividly depict the characters can be delicate skin color changes, people feel the blood flowing under the skin the skin. The disadvantage is a narrow color gamut, making the process work fine, a long time to complete the work, the artist is not easy to express real emotions of art.

    ② opaque cover color method, also known as multi-level shading. Paintings, the first major appearance with body color paint, and then use the color multi-level shape, often painted dark thin, middle tone and highlight the thick coating layers, or cover, or leave, the formation of color contrast. Because different thickness, showing the rich colors and texture rhyme intended. Both transparent and opaque painting there is no strict distinction between a painting of the artist often integrated use. Performance at the dark shadow of the images or when covered with a transparent color method can produce stable, deep sense of volume and spatial sense; opaque rules easy to follow color dark shape in a form other than to increase the screen color saturation. Most of the painters before the 19th century painting by both the production time is generally longer works, some unfinished by the long-term placement after layer, until completely dry after the color paint layer.

    ③ an opaque coloring, also known as direct coloring. That is to make images on the canvas after the body contour, with the feeling of the color images or the idea of laying of colors colors, essentially an unfinished, not the right place to go and continue with the painting Daogua color adjustments. This painting pigments in each of the relatively strong dip, color saturation, strokes are more clear, easy-to-time painting a vivid expression of feelings. After the mid-19th century, many artists use this painting more. In order to achieve the color layer after the first full color effect, you must pay attention to the use of gesture that coating, commonly divided into Ping Tu Tu, Tu, and thick powder coating. Ping Tu, the intensity is to use one-way, even gestures drawn to a large area coating color, suitable for smooth and stable in the shape of static body composition; Powder coating is based on the painting refers to the body's natural tendency turning brush, brush strokes compared loose and flexible; thick coating is thick full-size heap or in part, paint, and some form of color layers up to several millimeters or color, texture of the pigment to show the fun, the image has also been strengthened.

    Language as an art, oil painting, including color, shading, line, texture, brush strokes, texture, light, space, composition and many other form factors, the role of oil painting techniques that will be of the form factors to be reflected or focused on the individual to , painting material properties provide adequate grounding in the second plane on the possible use of painting techniques. Oil production process is skilled artists consciously control the painting materials, select and use to express artistic ideas, and form the artistic image of the techniques of the creative process. Paintings express the artist gives both the ideological content, but also demonstrated the unique language of oil painting through the development of the classical, modern, modern several times, suffering from different periods of time painting dominated the art of thinking and techniques of the constraints, showing a different aspect.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Red Panda

Panda (scientific name: Ailurus fulgens), also known as red pandas, red pandas, lesser panda, and
sometimes in Chinese, also known as Firefox, in English also "Fire Fox" is a direct translation of his, is a mammal distributed to the Himalayan foothills in southern China, Bhutan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal and other countries. Belongs to Carnivora, red pandas Division. It really should be listed in the bear family or the raccoon family, has been controversial for many years, recent after genetic analysis, that the American continent and the closest genetic relationship raccoons, red pandas should be classified as separate subjects.