Oil painting gained popularity worldwide sometime back around the 15th century.The popularity started in Northern Europe and eventually made its way to America. Now it is one of the most sought out after desirable works of art out there.
Some famous oil paintings are well known even to this day such as the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, The Scream by Edvard Munch, and A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. The Mona Lisa was painted in 1517 so as you can see the art of oil painting has grown over the centuries.
There are hundreds of talented oil painters from centuries ago to even now. Who is your favorite oil painter? Which oil painting is your favorite?
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