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Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oilpoppy seed oilwalnut oil, and safflower oil. The choice of oil imparts a range of properties to the oil paint, such as the amount of yellowing or drying time. Certain differences, depending on the oil, are also visible in the sheen of the paints. An artist might use several different oils in the same painting depending on specific pigments and effects desired. The paints themselves also develop a particular consistency depending on the medium. The oil may be boiled with a resin, such as pine resin or frankincense, to create a varnish prized for its body and gloss.

Although oil paint was first used for Buddhist paintings by Indian and Chinese painters in western Afghanistan sometime between the fifth and tenth centuries, it did not gain popularity until the 15th century. Its practice may have migrated westward during the Middle Ages. Oil paint eventually became the principal medium used for creating artworks as its advantages became widely known. The transition began with Early Netherlandish painting in Northern Europe, and by the height of the Renaissance oil painting techniques had almost completely replaced the use of tempera paints in the majority of Europe.

500 Years of Western Painting Exhibition - STROLL
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On October 23, Tsinghua Yibo and Tokyo Fuji Art Museum jointly held the annual special exhibition "500 Years of Western Painting - Exhibition of Works of Tokyo Fuji Art Museum". Ov...
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Commentary Oil Painting Style
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The following three points are some of the styles of oil paintings that you have summarized. If you are picking oil paintings but don't know them well, I hope that these conten...
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European Landscape Painting
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In the modern European style decoration, the family also uses hanging paintings to decorate the interior walls, which will make the family more energetic, full of artistic atmosphe...
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The Sentiment of Landscape Oil Painting Creation
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The difficulty of creating landscape oil painting is better than that of plot painting, which means that emotion plays an important role here. If you simply depict the image ...
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