Oil portrait artists – adding new meaning

Portrait by MichelangeloPortrait paintings have been known to have their roots ever since prehistoric times. However most of the works of those times do not exist today. Oil paint was the most common material used in those days and was used to depict realism more accurately. Oil portrait artists were in great demand and one of the greatest painters of all time remains Claude Monet and Van Gogh, among other greats like Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more.

Adding a new meaning

Most oil painters (especially the famous ones) have become so because of their ability to add a deeper layer of meaning to a superficial object. It could be something as simple as a flower or a tree and yet it acts as an object of symbolism. In fact if you compare the oil portraitists of olden times with the modern artists, the depth of the painting is lost today. Today, modern oil painting artists need to showcase the personality and strength of an individual in their portraits, rather than just depict reality. Reality can in any case be showcased with a photograph and the reason people turn to oil portrait artists is because of the warmth and personal touch their works exude. Therefore, it’s important to reinforce the feelings and positive character of the subject in the painting to recapture the lost splendor of earlier works of art.

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