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.
The term Old Master is very broad and refers to any artist who painted old masters oil paintings in the period prior to 1800. Art historians suggest that the term Old Master relates to 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 copies of old master paintings.
Copying paintings and reproductions of famous paintings has a very long history and it is how many artists have refined their skill and learned new techniques.
Famous Old Master artists include Leonard da Vinci and of course his universally famous painting Mona Lisa also known as 'La Gioconda'. A Mona Lisa oil painting reproduction was created by da Vinci's students and was available during his lifetime.
Rembrandt is also considered an Old Master of the Dutch Golden Age of art, whose iconic painting The Night Watch broke the tradition of military Portraits.
The Old Master Caravaggio is acknowledged for his Chiaroscuro oil painting technique which utilizes contrast between light and dark creating a dramatic effect.
Famous oil paintings on canvas and copies of old master paintings are offered in many size options and we specialize in large canvas wall art.
Your Old Master paintings reproductions can be recreated with an aged and cracked finish, known as Craquelure, by one of our resident professional artists.
Please browse our extensive catalog of art reproductions on canvas and replica paintings from your favorite Old Master artist.