• The word oil comes from the Latin oleum, which means oil

    The use of oil has been known since Antiquity and was already widespread among the artists of the Middle Ages, especially when combined with tempera and fresco painting. With this mixture they retouched the works made in plaster and thus achieved a faster drying. With the advance and research of alchemy, favorable mixtures for the […]

  • First, the artist was about to prepare the wall for painting

    The technique is described by Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574), Italian architect and painter of Italian art: First the surface of the plaster is saturated with several layers of cooked oil, until it reaches the point where the wall no longer absorbs. When the surface is dry, a layer of lead white, oil, lead yellow and refractory […]

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    “La Gioconda” by Leonardo Da Vinci, “The persistence of memory” by Salvador Dalí and the series “The sunflowers” by Vincent Van Gogh are just some of the most famous paintings in history made with the oil technique. However, we must not pass other paintings made with oil, which are currently considered key pieces of art […]

  • The assortment of colors (oil paintings) is very extensive and can be easily found

    The basic assortment of colors, ie the most commonly used colors, those sufficient to obtain with them, after the corresponding mixtures, a wide range of shades and nuances could be: Yellows: Cadmium lemon and yellow ocher. Land: Toasted saw and natural shade. Reds: Cadmium red (which is equivalent to vermilion and carmine). Blues: Prussia, dark […]

  • The oil brushes usually measure about 30 cm

    If they are taken by the end of the handle, they allow a better control of the execution. The color should be taken with the tip of the bristles of the brush, so that no paint is deposited on the inside of the ferrule or splint (metal part that holds the hairs to the handle). […]

OIL IS LIKE A WORD 

The term refers to oil, which is the juice that is obtained from an olive, a seed or another source. For example: “I think I’m going to order oil noodles with basil”, “I like sautéed meat in oil”, “Last night we ate pizza with garlic and oil”.By extension to this meaning, in the field of religion is often spoken of “holy oils” to name the oils that are used in the framework of some rites. It is an oil that has been blessed and that allows, within Catholicism, to develop sacraments such as baptism.

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The concept of oil is also used in art

PAINTING

An oil painting is a work that was made with paints obtained from the dissolution of pigments in an oil-based mixture.

Type of painting 

This paint is usually applied on fabric, although it is also suitable for painting on wood, metal or rock, among other materials. The use of oil is very old and became massive from the 14th century.

THE ASSORTMENT OF COLORS

The basic assortment of colors, ie the most commonly used colors, those sufficient to obtain with them, after the corresponding mixtures, a wide range of shades and nuances could be.The most common sizes of oil tubes are the VI containing about forty grams of paint, the X, which contains between one hundred and two hundred grams and the XII, which contains approximately half a kilo.

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ARTISTS WHO OPT FOR OIL TO EXPRESS THEIR CONCERNS

“La Gioconda” by Leonardo Da Vinci, “The persistence of memory” by Salvador Dalí and the series “The sunflowers” by Vincent Van Gogh are just some of the most famous paintings in history made with the oil technique.
However, we must not pass other paintings made with oil, which are currently considered key pieces of art history. This would be the case, for example, of the following:
• “Portrait of the Arnolfini spouses”, which was made in 1434 by the great Van Eyck.
• “The Three Graces”, which dates from 1575 and is the work of Jacopo Zucchi.
• “Las espigadoras”, from 1857. This painting was made by Jean-François Millet.
In the same way, we can not ignore the fact that there are different expressions that use the term that now occupies us. Good example of this are the following:
• Walk in oil. In a colloquial way this verbal phrase is used with the clear objective of indicating that something is very arranged or composed.
• Well goes the oil. Although it is already considered to be in disuse, there are people who still use this expression as a way to indicate that something is not going as it should. I mean, things are not right.