What is so special about old masters oil paintings?
What makes old masters reproductions such fabulous pieces of art?
The term Old Master is very broad and refers to any artist who painted old masters oil paintings in the period prior to 1800. Strictly speaking, an Old Master was a classically trained painter in his artists' guild, although the expression has come to include works completed or painted by the pupil as well as his Master. Art historians suggest that the term Old Master covers the period from the 14th century to the early 19th century. This large expanse of time, spanning five centuries, provides for a great choice from which to find famous old master reproduction paintings.
Famous Old Master artists are Michelangelo and of course his universally famous painting Mona Lisa also known as "La Gioconda", Rembrandt whose iconic painting The Night Watch broke the tradition of military Portraits and Caravaggio, recognized for his Chiaroscuro oil painting technique which utilizes contrast between light and dark creating a dramatic effect.
All of these famous paintings and many others famous old master paintings are available as reproductions and replicas. Why not choose a piece of famous art history and order an old master oil painting?