Oil Paintings : Learning About Art, Artists & Their Work
If you want to see a wide-variety of different types of artwork, as well as to view prints, serigraphs, lithographs, Giclee, etc. that you like & might want to purchase to hang on your walls… you can do so by finding a website that lists artists by name & category & that also sells their work. Prints of oil paintings by famous artist masters to contemporary artists can be found at many places online.
For example… you can learn a lot about the type of art you prefer & the artist who created it, by simply having a resource that provides you a way to see examples of oil paintings and other work by many different artists. By perusing different artist gallery websites, or visiting online stores that sell prints of their work; (unless of course you are fortunate enough to be able to afford the high-priced originals); you can view available work by current, as well as more well-known artists.
Visiting websites that sell art can also help you to facilitate learning about oil paintings…
as well as; art, artists, and their work; as well as the to explore the many different categories of art that exist… from the earliest to the most contemporary. You can also visit Art History sites, where you can find many resources to help you learn about artists, art movements, different art cultures, as well as the chronology of art through time.
Visiting art museums & art galleries is also an excellent way to learn about artists, & their work , as well as the many categories of art. Some museums offer classes in Oil Painting, Art History, & even offer opportunities to participate in classes online.
Oil paintings and other forms of art were all around me…
My own experience with learning about art, artists, & their work, started when I was very young. I became captivated by the prints of oil paintings of ballerinas, that hung on my bedroom wall… and I remember thinking that they appeared to have movement. They were prints of original works painted by a famous painter who was to become one of my favorite artists; Edward Degas. I remember asking my mother to take me to see more of his oil paintings, which were hanging in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; where I also participated in the “Young People’s” art classes for several years when they were being offered in the 1960’s.
Going to classes at the M.F.A. opened up a whole new world for me…
While attending the class, the instructor would often take myself and the other students upstairs to one of the many different rooms where the museum’s art was exhibited. I saw oil paintings, as well as many examples of other types of mediums. I remember wanting to try them all!
Besides oil painting, I was able to try & to gain hands-on experience using pastels, pottery, sculpture, & charcoal; and I was also very fortunate to be able to learn about composition, perspective, color theory, & art history.
You can click on the following names to view oil paintings of some of my other favorite artists: including Mary Cassatt , Edward Henry Potthast as well as Edward Degas.