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African Contemporary Art Watercolor, Oil And Acrylic Painting

Jan 6th 2018, 11:23 pm
Posted by katerj51

African Contemporary Art Watercolor, Oil And Acrylic Painting

Using oil colours in painting, consist of pigments which has been included in drying oils.
The oil painted picture is coated with varnish to protect it from hostile climatic conditions,
like abrasions and accumulation of dust.


This varnish layer can be removed in a safe way by
an experienced person using isopropyl alcohol or other common solvents. The applied varnish,
gives the surface a uniform lustre bringing a tonal depth and intensity of colour virtually to the
original levels of the artist creation when the paint was wet. There are some contemporary artists
who do not favor colour intensity, Therefore they prefer a mat or lustreless, oil painting finish.

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The most of the 19th century paintings which were made in oil, they were made or rather painted
in layers. The objects and the shapes found in the painting, were roughly blocked in using
white shades along with gray and or neutral green etc.

Oil painting was originally discovered in 2008, date to atleast the 7th century AD, when
unkwown artists who painted the ancient cave complex in Bamiyan, Afghanistan  using
oil that could have been extracted from walnuts or poppies. But oil was recorded as early as the
11th century in the Europe.

Oil paints later emerged as basic form of painting medium in Venice in the 16th century. During
the 16th century, the Venetian artsist were studying the basic characteristics of the oil paint as a
painting medium and by the end of the century they had become proficient with oil painting.

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