Explained Present in oil

In this gallery, you will observe how these European painters and artists use "oil" to produce unique artworks using musical instruments to tell a story. This technique evolved in the later Middle Ages and was perfected by the van Eyck brothers. Oil paint is made with color pigments and linseed oil.

Baschenis was an Italian Baroque painter of the 17th century. He was best known for his still-life paintings, especially for using musical instruments. Looking at this piece you can see that he uses different shapes to interpret the instruments as well as incorporating various tones of brown for detail. The odd thing about this piece is the statue. It looks like it doesn't serve a purpose.
Brugghen is a Dutch painter who capture the melody of music in a very unique way in his paintings. He fully embraced this theme in a series of paintings which is dedicated to musicians and singers. Looking at this painting you can feel a sense of inspiration in the bagpipe player's eyes. Also how he clinches the instrument to find a better life through his music.
Leyster was a Dutch artist who was labeled the only woman master-painter of her day. Much of Leyster's work resembles the Hals brother's who specialized in portraiture painting. For many years, Leyster work was unknown. It wasn't tell the late nineteen century that it was rediscovered. This painting shows her own style by showing passionate musicians and vintage concepts of earth tone blends.
Ter Borch is a Dutch artist that specialize in oil paintings. His superb painting technique, which consists of soft touches with the brush and the use of thin coats. This allows him to create a realistic feel to his paintings. In this painting, a well-dressed man is bowing as he enters the room. A young woman wearing a dress with an orange-red jacket stands to greet him. While another woman plays a theorbo, a string instrument, at the table.
Metsu was the son of a painter of Flemish origin. His work is mainly of genre scenes that incorporate religious subjects, portraits, still life, and game places. In this painting, you can see a woman playing a virginal, a keyboard instrument from the Baroque period, while a dog is watching her. Metsu displays different blends of brown tones in this composition. You can also see an alley in the far distance thru the window in the far room.
Caravaggio was an Italian painter that was active in Rome, Naples, and Malta between 1592 and 1610. His paintings, which combine a realistic reflection, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a creative influence on Baroque painting. In this painting, you see a happy bare boy with wings. His leg is caught in between a gray sheet and a violin on the ground. The young boy is holding the bow while sheets of music can be seen on the floor.
Coques is a Dutch painter that spend his entire life in Antwerp Belgium. He is a portrait painter who had a successful career. This painting is from the Baroque period which was created on a canvas. Looking at this piece, you can see a young violinist playing for his own pleasure. Coques also uses blends of brown. Showing us the importance of our hearing sense.
Vermeer was a Dutch painter who specialized in household interior scenes of middle-class life. Which almost looks like a scene from a film. In this painting, you see a woman with her back towards the audience. While playing the virginal; her head and shoulders are reflected in the mirror. A man is watching her on the right. In the front you can see a cello and a white jug on the table.
La Tour is a French artist know for his French and Flemish paintings during the 1600-1700. In this painting has two street musicians involve in a brawl. The man on the left, is wearing some type of shady over his shoulders. He defending himself with a knife and his musical instrument. To the right, two more musicians laugh and grin, enjoying the entertainment. La Tour describes each character and his or her expression in huge detail. You also notice different textures like fabrics, wood, and hair displayed in great aspect.
This is another one-of-a-kind paintings by ter Bosch. This Dutch painter shows us his lightly brushed strokes canvas using oil paint. You can clearly see an officer in the left of the portrait. He has a long brimmed hat and a trumpet hung over his back. Patiently a dog is at his feet looking at him waiting for his approval. On the other side, a gentlemen is sitting down writing a letter.
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