Lady in Blue, Corot

Corot painted quite a lot of paintings. He always paints in the outside environments, in a corner of a garden or in the nature. This painting is an exception that the painting background was set up interior. The painting was created in Corot’s seventy eight, the previous year that he finished his whole life.

Lady in Blue is a fine art that could touch our hearts deeply. In Corot eyes, the magnificent lady was not a model, her showing added glamorous beauty to his studio. The lady’s manner was with a little reservation. The artist expressed his sincerely feeling in the precious instant. Corot aroused all the art elements to depict the blue color that made the lady’s shape more attractive, like a band conductor aroused the energy of the whole team by a cello. Facing the fine art and seeing the shinning blue like a rose.

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Sleeping Venus, Giorgione

This is Giorgione’s most important oil painting. Sleeping Venus had ever been titled as the most beautiful human body in the world by many artists, historian and artistic critics. The graceful Venus’s nude shocked us as one of the most famous painting in Renaissance.

The oil painting looked like a nice sleeping music. In the endless and silent nature, the beautiful goddess slept in a peaceful manner. Her body was harmonious with the nature environment. It was said the sleeping Venus is the first lying nude in oil painting history. Venus had a well filled-out figure.

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Dancing with sunshine, Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas was famous of painting ballet dancers. As an oil painting artist almost everybody knew him.
Degas was a frequent guest of Palais Garnier. He had never lost interest to ballet. In his late life, ballet was the main painting subject of his art works. Degas had never being so infatuated to other painting subjects, and he had never worked out his personal painting style by other oil painting style.

Degas was interested in ballet not because the ballet dancers were all beautiful girls. He followed with interest in the effects of light and shade. That could be used to show the way of movement and space..
Edgar Degas’ early oil painting objects had ever included audiences, musicians and ballet dancers on the stage. But later, he was not satisfied with watching as a audience. He wanted to go the back stage of the colorful world to see what was happening.

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Classical painting reproduction

We are discussing the art features and the development of the classical paintings. If we want to understand the classical painting reproduction exactly, we need to know more about classical painting in advance.

The common features of the classical oil painting: regardless the size, the oil painting could show us a perfect artistic conception.  The oil painting artist could arrange the articles in a limited painting composition with a well ordered and attractive eye sight. The oil paintings normally have a outstanding subject with fine details. The shape and color is elegant and formed the artistic atmosphere. Appreciating classical oil painting is pleasant thing. When expressing the personal feeling, the oil painting artists need to consider about the objective world and depicting scenes with a strict sketch, lively and decorative painting color, and natural lines with a balance painting structure. In the classical oil painting, the artists pay attention to the perspective skill, human anatomy for realizing well combination of the art feeling, life enthusiasm and the scientific principles in a oil painting.

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Famous painting reproduction

Like a famous oil painting but can’t have the original one? Oil painting reproduction came into being at the market requirement. Irises was finished in the May of 1889. In 1892, French art critic Octave Mirbeau bought this painting by 300francs. He was an early appreciator of Van Gogh paintings. Same as other Van Gogh oil paintings, this one was bought and sold many times after Van Gogh’s death. On the auction in 1988, the painting was dealt on 53.9 million USD.

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Figure painting reproducing skill

Oil painting keeps changing and developing with the figure painting since it was came into being. Figure oil painting is the most important part of oil painting. Oil painting reproduction requires the artist has a solid sketch foundation and ability of managing color. The oil painting artist needs to understand and reproduce the figure’s character and inner spirit of the original oil painting before working. During the painting process is a strict using of the color and shape is vital. The comprehensive cultural accomplishment will be very helpful for oil painting reproduction work. Normally high level figure painting artist could also paint the landscape painting and still life painting very well.
The main points of classical figure painting reproduction:
In a classical oil painting, the figures were normally managed in a background or space. A three-dimensional space is necessary. The artist normally uses the perspective rules to push away the scene in the background. The near scene is normally painted by warm and pure color, the cold color and grey tone are always used to finish the far scene in the oil painting. Based on this rule, the contrast between warm tone and cold tone in the near scene leads the narrow contrast of the background.
The figures skin, the cloth material, and other kinds of articles for daily use are all could be depicted artistically and lively.
In painting circle, oil painting is named as the heavy industry, like Symphony in music field. That’s because oil painting owns heavier , nice quality, strength and deeper feelings than other kind of paintings. For example in an oil painting reproduction process, if it is a historical or monumental classical figure painting, the artist need to lay importance to the contrast between light and dark. The hand painted art work would show the oil painting tension with its quality.

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Figure painting reproduction

Figures are always the leading role of the oil painting art. Figure painting is the most important painting subject in the art history. Famous figure oil paintings were also reproduced mostly in oil painting market. The artist needs to study the human anatomy, proportion, structure and moving perspective for painting. When reproduce an oil painting, the artist is required to follow the shaping rules strictly and managing the tiny color changes, human inner spirit and character in the original oil paintings. We can see many great master pieces came from different history stage. The painting skill and art conscious are very different based on the social background. They expressed their art views by their art language.
Generally speaking, figures oil painting includes head portrait, full size oil painting portrait, nude paintings, group portrait, genre painting and history paintings.

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