Bright Colors Used in Oil Paintings

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Here is a collection of oil paintings that have bright colors either to emphasize certain elements, or just to look nice.

The Parrot, Jorge González Camarena, 1000, From the collection of: Museo Nacional de Arte
I chose this because it is an extremely old painting that uses bright colors very nicely.
(Main View), From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
I chose this painting because I like the way the bright colors really stand out against the rest of the painting which is mostly pale colors.
(Main View), From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
This painting also uses bright colors, especially on the flowers.
(Front), From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
This is another painting that uses bright colors on the flowers.
Sunset in the Hudson Valley, Frederic Edwin Church, 1870–75, From the collection of: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
I like the color used on the sunset in the right.
The Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh, 1889, From the collection of: MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
I love the bright colors used in this painting for the stars and lights.
Seaweed Gatherer, Sérusier, Paul, about 1890, From the collection of: Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
I really like the colors in this impressionist painting.
Tahitian Landscape, Paul Gauguin, 1891, From the collection of: Minneapolis Institute of Art
I love how bright this painting looks because of the colors it uses.
A Centennial of Independence, Henri Rousseau, 1892, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
I also like this painting of a celebration because of the use of color.
Bathers at Bellport, William Glackens, circa 1912, From the collection of: The Phillips Collection
I think this painting is great because of the way that all of the beautiful colors are reflecting off of the water.
The Green Domino, Albert Bloch, 1913, From the collection of: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
I like the way this picture has a wide array of colors, although they are bordering on all being darker colors.
Weeping Willow, Claude Monet, 1918–19, From the collection of: Kimbell Art Museum
I like how close up, this picture almost doesn't resemble trees, but when you get further away, you know exactly what it is.
Homage to Nina Simone, Bob Thompson, 1965, From the collection of: Minneapolis Institute of Art
What I like about this one is how it seems like there are random colors for things.
Gypsies, Arlindo Vicente, 1974, From the collection of: Dionísio Pinheiro And Alice Cardoso Pinheiro Foundation
In this one, your eyes are almost immediately drawn to the woman on the mule.
Jump Start, Danny Simmons, 2006, From the collection of: SCAD Museum of Art
I love the mix of pale colors and very bright colors in this one.
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