Archive for July, 2007

Oil Painting Mediums

Oil painting has been considered as one of the most popular methods of art. It is the process of painting using pigments that are mixed with a medium of drying oil. In the past, the most popular drying oil used by most painters was linseed oil which was boiled with a resin. This was then called as varnish and was highly valued for their excellent gloss and finish. Other types of drying oils used include poppyseed, walnut, and safflower oil. Different oils provide different properties to the oil …

The Most Expensive Paintings of the World

Quite a number of excellent works of art have truly been considered as prized possessions by many art collectors from all over the world. This holds true to a number of notable paintings by a number of well known painters throughout history. There are some paintings that are so highly valued that some avid art collectors may even come to certain extremes just to get them. And getting them usually involves a great deal of money. Here are five of the most valued paintings today in terms of monetar…

Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch was a notable Norwegian Expressionist painter largely known for his famous painting that in itself is considered one of the best known images in the world. Generally, Edvard Munch was known for his artful portrayals and treatments of fear, which to some people saw as being very intense. He was also regarded as one of the pioneers of the Expressionist movement which aims to distort reality to provide a certain emotional effect. Edvard Munch was born on December 12, 1863 in Loten, Nor…