A paint type where pigments are mixed in an oil, often linseed. Oil paint dries slowly and some art techniques exploit this to build up mixed and layered colors within the work. Oils have been the principal medium for paintings since the 15th century.
The Realist art movement began in mid-19th century France and depicted scenes truthfully without artificial or implausible conventions. Realism attempted to represent subjects as accurately as possible, very often portraying laborers working, or ordinary people in regular activities. Also called naturalism.
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Realist oil painter, Jim Salvati, utilizes texture to add emotion and depth to his panels. His paintings usually depict a lone figure, but are not so much portraits as they are snapshots of emotion in a singular moment. Salvati revels in working with the internal friction of oil paint: “My paintings are extremely thick and […]