Accuracy and Detail with Color

Paintings from artists that use a lot of detail with the colors that they choose, and the accuracy that they put into their paintings to make the colors seem realistic.

I chose this painting by Adolf Menzel, because the way that he uses the color beige to show a reflection on the armor is paying attention to incredible detail to the way that the metal casts a reflection.
I chose this painting by Jacques-Louis David, because of the contrasts of black and white throughout the entire painting. The great shading in the front, all the way to shading upon each individual warrior.
I chose this painting by Caspar David Friedrich, because the different tints of brown across the entire painting, portrays this scenery beautifully. It almost appears like you could be standing upon these rocks gazing into the ocean.
I chose this painting by Jakob alt, because the amount of immense detail in the entire painting is astounding. From the room and shading of the walls and furniture, to the landscape in the background is breathtaking.
I chose this painting by Jakob Alt also, because of the incredible detail that he puts in with all the different colors of buildings, and translating different textures across the painting from the plants and brush to the soft clouds.
I chose this painting by Claude-Joseph Vernet, because of all the vibrant colors that he uses to paint the scenery is incredible.
I chose this painting by Helmer Osslund, because of the detail he puts in all the trees and the reflection in the lake which kind of looks as if there is a mountain in the background that does not appear present in the normal painting. This painting looks as if it could be a photo.
I chose this painting by Thomas Moran, because of the way he portrays this canyon with the different reds, browns and yellows that create the different layers of rock that the canyon is made of. As well as the way he detailed the smoke to look thicker in certain areas than others.
I chose this painting by Washington Allston, because of the amount of detail that he put into all the layers of rock and detailing the background scenery. Looks as if you could walk into the painting and walk for days within it.
I chose this painting by Helmer Osslund, because of the dark colors that he puts into this painting to make the environment look rich and alive. The reflections are even darker to show how it is shaded by the mountain in front of it.
I chose this painting by Frederic Edwin Church, because of the way he used many colors to show the waterfall as if it was still in motion, and the rainbow fade in and out as it progressed. Also the bottom right corner with the travelers is very detailed with the plants and trees quite detailed when zoomed in to.
I chose this painting by Nicolas Poussin, because of the way he uses different tints of some of the same colors to show different parts of certain areas like the large building in the background, and some of the foliage around it.
I chose this painting by Christian Gottlieb Hammer, because of the detail that he puts into the foliage, the clouds, and the buildings in the background when you zoom in to the painting you can see how each window is near perfect to the next, and the sharp crisp lines that each building has shows his immense attention to detail.
I chose this painting by Claude Gellee, because of the way that he kind of blurs the colors together to make it seem like a brief instant when he was there. The way he uses the intense dark browns on the trees and ground really contrast with the river and the background as it is more lit than the front of the painting.
I chose this painting by Leonard Knyff, because of the detail, and accuracy that he puts into this painting. All the different directions that the ground goes is perfectly shown within this painting, along with the great use of his reds and greens and blues that he uses to show the different parts of the ground really give this painting a realistic look.
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