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4 Traits of Oil Painting History


Oil artworks have depth and give each artist space for imagination and continuous development. This kind of drawing is one of the most beautiful and sophisticated art techniques. Besides, not every artist can represent modern oil painting as Leonid Afremov. His name could be written in the oil painting history. Also, here you can see the artworks of Leonid Afremov illustrate the depth and highly sophisticated attention to details, such as the painting called "The light of history". Refer below to the most famous facts about the oil painting hobby of Winston Churchill:

1. Passion of the Prime Minister

It is not a secret that Winston Churchill was a huge fan of the given style. He drew over five hundred artworks with the help of oil colors, but he was not a professional artist. The Prime Minister spent time near the Chartwell pond located near his old house. He drew it many times and looked for eternal answers in the water surface. It reminded him of his lost daughter and contributed to solving different political issues.

2. Who was the first to use oil painting?

The Buddhists in Western Afghanistan created the target technique in the seventh century BC. It was murals in caves, and it had religion and philosophical meaning. This type of art manner was not widespread until the fifteenth century. Jan van Eyck inspired for the creation of a new life. Nowadays, many artists, such as Leonid Afremov, successfully use it.

3. Colors with “uncertain temper”

The given colors are very slow to dry. Therefore, it presents each painter with an opportunity to correct disputable parts of an oil canvas. The drying process could take from two weeks to six months. It is not a surprise that many praised artworks were created with such colors. For instance, over eight hundred masterpieces by Vincent Van Gog were produced by such a time-consuming technique.

4. Mystical Mona Liza

Leonardo da Vinci created the portrait of Mona Liza between 1503-1505 years. Today, her marvelous smile is the adornment of the collection of Louvre in Paris, France. Since 2005, this cultural heritage of humankind is based in a separate museum’s room. This iconic chef d'oeuvre fires imagination of scientists and art experts over five hundred years! Probably, the main enigma of this artwork is in used materials, such as oil colors and wood. Leonardo was working for such a long time with the painting and found the best ideas in the process. Besides, nobody knows the essential meaning of Mona Liza’s smile until now. Maybe, he was not aware either and just believed in his colors.

Ultimately, oil technique is a challenge for any artist. On the one hand, it requires time, patience, and understanding of the color’s temper. On the contrary, it could be used by amateurs and bring joy to everyday life. The oil painting by Leonid Afremov is an excellent example of artwork that inspires people as Mona Liza by Leonardo da Vinci.

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