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Paintings of Famous Styles

Famous Styles:

  • Abstract, Contemporary Oil Paintings

Abstract paintings are of art that has no reference to any figurative reality,it is art that depicts real forms in a simplified or reduced way ,keeping only an allusion of the original natural subject.Abstract art is not an invention of the twentieth century,in the Jewish and Islamic religions the depiction of human beings was not allowed therefore, the Islamic and Jewish cultures developed a high standard of decorative arts. 

  • American Realism, Folk, American Impressionism Oil Paintings

Impressionist art is where the artist captures the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it. They paint the pictures with a lot of color and most of their pictures are outdoor scenes. Their pictures are very bright and vibrant. The artists like to capture their images without detail but with bold colors.Characteristics of Impressionist painting include visible brushstrokes, open composition, emphasis on light Some of the greatest impressionist artists were Manet, Pissaro, Degas, Sisley, Monet, Morisot and Renoir. Impressionism was a 19th century art movement that began as a loose association of Frenc artists, who began exhibiting their art in the 1860s


    Expressionism Oil Paintings

Expressionism is a style of art in which the intention is not to reproduce a subject accurately, but instead to portray it in such a way as to express the inner state of the artist. The movement is started in Germany, and was influenced by such emotionally-charged styles as Symbolism, Fauvism, and Cubism.Leading Expressionists included Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, George Grosz and Amadeo ModiglianiThere are several different and somewhat overlapping groups of Expressionist artists, including Der Blaue Reiter, Die Neue Sachlichkeit and the Bauhaus School.In the mid-20th century, Abstract Expressionism (in which there is no subject at all, but instead pure abstract form) developed into an extremely influential style in the United States.


  • Impressionism, Post Impressionism

Impressionism paintings derived from Claude Monet's Impression of Sunrise, which was criticized by Louis Leroy upon its exhibition.Impressionism ia a manner or painting which is light and spontaneous.It began in France as a reaction against the restrictions and conventions of the dominant Academic art. Its naturalistic and down-to-earth treatment of its subject matter has its roots in the French Realism.Other artists that painted in impressionism style are of Camille Corot, Alfred Sisley , Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Frederic Bazille, Edgar Degas, Gustave Caillebotte, Edouard Manet, and the American Mary Cassatt.


  • Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Pop Art

Art Nouveau is an elegant decorative art style characterized by intricate patterns of curving lines.Art Nouveau remained popular until around the time of World War I, and was ultimately replaced by the Art Deco style


  • Classical, Academic, Neoclassical

The Classicism movement is highly romantic and inspired by historical and mythological themes.Victorian Classicism was a British form of historical painting inspired by the art and architecture of Classical Greece and Rome. Frederick Leighton and Lawrence Alma-Tadema were the leading Classicists and considered the finest painters of their generation.


  • Fantastic Realism

Fantastic Realism (Phantastischer Realismus). A style of painting that developed in Vienna in the late 1940s. Its exponents, mainly pupils of GAtersloh, depicted a fairytale world of fantasy and imagination with minute detail. They shared an interest in the art of the past, notably that of Pieter Bruegel (supremely well represented in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna), and their paintings were often literary and anecdotal in character. Ernst Fuchs is the best-known representative of Fantastic Realism; others include Erich Brauer (1929‚), Rudolf Hausner (1914‚), Wolfgang Hutter (1928‚), GAtersloh's illegitimate son, and Anton Lehmden (1929‚)


  • Figurative Oil Paintings

Figurative art describes paintings which are clearly derived from real object sources, and are therefore by definition representational. The term "figurative art" is often taken to mean art which represents the human figure.The formal elements, those aesthetic effects created by design, upon which figurative art is dependent, include line, shape, color, light and dark, mass, volume, texture, and perspective


  • Orientallism Oil Paintings

The Orientalism movement began when artists began painting their experiences as they traveled to countries such as Turkey, Persia, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Arabia, and North Africa. The movement lasted about a century and captivated many of the major artists of the 19th century, who created detailed and realistic paintings of their new subject matter.Some of the most reknown artists are Jean-Leon Gerome,Benjamin Constant,Rudolph Ernst and Henri-Emilien Rousseau
  • Pre Raphaelite Oil Paintings

Pre Raphaelite movement is of a theatrically romantic style, marked by great beauty, an intricate realism, and a fondness for Arthurian and Greek legend.The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was created in 1848 by seven artists,Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson,John Everett Millais, Frederic George Stephens, Thomas Woolner and William Holman Hunt. Their goal was to develop a naturalistic style of art, throwing away the rules and conventions . Raphael was the artist they considered to have achieved the highest degree of perfection, so much so that students were encouraged to draw from his examples rather than from nature itself so thus they became the "Pre-Raphaelites".
  • Realism, Naturalism

Realist artists render everyday characters, situations, dilemmas, and objects, all in a "true-to-life" manner. Realism was against romanticism, a genre dominating French artwork in the late 18th and early 19th century. Undistorted by personal bias, Realism believed in the ideology of objective reality and revolted against exaggerated emotionalism. Truth and accuracy became the goals in many Realist paintings.
  • Renaissance, Baroque

The Early Renaissance, throughout the 15th century,was a period of great creative and intellectual activity, during which artists broke away from the restrictions of Byzantine Art. Renaissance artists studied the natural world in order to perfect their understanding of such subjects as anatomy and perspective.Some of the great artists of this period were Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Paolo Uccello and Piero della Francesca. The High Renaissance , during the Early 16th Century,was the culmination of the artistic developments of the Early Renaissance,and one of the great explosions of creative genius in history.High Renaissance is notable for three of the greatest artists in history,Michelangelo, Raphael ,and Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Rococo Oil Paintings

Rococo paintings maintained the Baroque taste for complex forms and intricate patterns and integrated a variety of diverse characteristics, including a taste for Oriental designs and asymmetric compositions
  • Roman School

Roman art refers to the visual arts made in Ancient Rome and in the territories of the Roman Empire. Roman art includes architecture, painting, sculpture and mosaic work. Luxury objects in metal-work, gem engraving, ivory carvings, and glass are sometimes considered in modern terms to be minor forms of Roman art,[1] although this would not necessarily have been the case for contemporaries. Sculpture was perhaps considered as the highest form of art by Romans, but figure painting was also very highly regarded. The two forms have had very contrasting rates of survival, with a very large body of sculpture surviving from about the 1st century BC onward, though very little from before, but very little painting at all remains, and probably nothing that a contemporary would have considered to be of the highest quality
  • Romanticism Oil Paintings

  • Surrealism, Cubism, Romanticism, Fauvism, Futurism

Fauvism grew out of Pointillism and Post-Impressionism, is characterized by a more primitive and less naturalistic form of expression. Paul Gauguin's style and his use of color were especially strong influences.More artist associated with thos movement are Albert Marquet, Andre Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck and Henri Matisse.
  • Symbolism Oil Paintings

Symbolism is a 19th-century movement in which art became infused with exaggerated sensitivity and a spooky mysticism.Symbolism depicts mythology and dream imagery for a visual language of the soul.More a philosophical approach than an actual style of art, and a continuation of the Romantic tradition.Most know artists are John Henry Fuseli and Caspar David Friedrich,Gustave Moreau, Puvis de Chavannes, and Odilon Redon.
  • Victorian, Neoclassism

Neoclassical Art was part of a general revival of interest in classical thought, which was importanct in the American and French revolutions.Neoclassical Art is an unemotional form of art harkening back to the grandeur of ancient Greece and Rome. Its rigidity was a reaction to the overbred Rococo style and the emotional charged Baroque style.Some of the most reknown Neoclassical painters are Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Jacques-Louis David and Anton Raphael Mengs.