Posted in Showcases May 23rd, By Lax 31 Comments Watercolor is considered the most difficult painting media because of technique, control and time factors. But in the marketplace, usually watercolors are less expensive than oil paintings. Oil paintings have a higher prestige value and many of the old masters only painted in oil. What makes an old oil painting valuable? What is the main consideration? Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil.
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Andrea Doria as the god Poseidon , by Agnolo Bronzino Portraits and nudes without a pretense to allegorical or mythological meaning were a fairly common genre of art during all centuries. Some regard Goya 's La Maja desnuda of around , which provoked outrage in Spanish society over the model painted with and without her clothes desnuda means nude , was "the first totally profane life-size female nude in Western art",  but paintings of nude females were not uncommon, especially paintings of mistresses and lover of kings, dukes and other aristocrats and mistresses and wives of the artists. La Maja desnuda was different in only one way, it was exhibited on a public art exhibition. He was famous as a naval commander. For several years he scoured the Mediterranean in command of the Genoese fleet, waging war on the Turks and the Barbary pirates. Doria entered the service of King Francis I of France , who made him captain-general. On the expiration of Doria's contract he entered the service of Emperor Charles V
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Olympia by Manet The naked and the nude[ edit ] While there is no single definition of fine art, there are certain generally accepted features of most definitions. In the fine arts, the subject is not merely copied from nature, but transformed by the artist into an aesthetic object, usually without significant utilitarian, commercial advertising , illustration , or purely decorative purposes. There is also a judgement of taste; the fine art nude being part of high culture rather than middle brow or low culture. During most of the twentieth century, the depiction of human beauty was of little interest to modernists, who were concerned instead with the creation of beauty through formal means. The introductory chapter makes though does not originate the often-quoted distinction  between the naked body and the nude.
Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Ships to: Here is a beautiful original classic oil painting by the Artist Christopher Shellhammer. It is done on wrapped stretched canvas with all sides painted in a very dark thalo blue or black and ready to hang for you upon arrival. Signed and dated by the artist with certificate of authenticity paper included.