"Old Master" (or "old master") refers to any painter of skill who worked in Europe before about 1800, or a painting by such an artist. An "old master print" is an original print (for example an engraving or etching) made by an artist in the same period. Likewise an "old master drawing".
In theory an Old Master should be an artist who was fully trained, was a Master of his local artists' guild, and worked independently, but in practice paintings considered to be produced by pupils or workshops will be included in the scope of the term. Therefore, beyond a certain level of competence, date rather than quality is the criterion for using the term.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the term often had a starting date of perhaps 1450 or 1470; paintings made before that were "primitives"; but this distinction is no longer made. The original OED from the beginning of the 20th century, defines the term as "a 'master' who lived before the period accounted 'modern', chiefly applied to painters from the 13th to the 16th or 17th century." Rather surprisingly, the first quotation they give is from a popular encyclopedia of 1840: "As a painter of animals, Edwin Landseer far surpasses any of the old masters". There are comparable terms in Dutch, French and German; the Dutch may have been the first to make use of the term, in the 18th century, when it mostly meant painters of the Dutch Golden Age of the previous century. Les Maitres d'autrefois of 1876 by Eugene Fromentin may have helped to popularize the concept, although "vieux maitres" is also used in French. The famous collection in Dresden at the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister is one of the few museums to include the term in its actual name, although many more use it in the title of departments or sections. The collection in the Dresden museum essentially stops at the Baroque period.
Old Master... “It is of course always difficult to make a definitive judgment from a photograph, but yes this picture could be taken seriously,” says Eric Turquin, the Old Master paintings specialist who previously attributed Judith and Holofernes (around 1607) to Caravaggio.
... paintings ... As he gathered works that also included African sculpture, antiquities, Asian art, Native American ceramics, jewellery, and textiles, manuscripts, old master paintings, and European and American decorative and industrial arts, he would arrange them in "ensembles".
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Digital art, whose prices can now rival those of Old Master paintings, is on display at a new physical gallery in New York that aims to show how such pieces can fit into the home or office ... ownership for files that supporters say are the equivalent of the original signed painting.
Digital art, whose prices can now rival those of Old Master paintings, is on display at a new physical gallery in New York that aims to show how such pieces can fit into the home or office ... Digital art, whose prices can now rival those of Old Master paintings, is on display at a ...
The solo art exhibition titled 'Resham' by Deshpande will feature unique paintings on draperies, textiles, and handlooms ... She has been trained in old masters' traditional oil painting techniques, and strongly believes and respects traditional methods of paintings.
O'Connor and Buckley are both in their 30s - almost old enough to be the parents of their teenage characters ... O'Connor and Buckley are both in their 30s — almost old enough to be the parents of their teenage characters ... Handsomely shot in the style of an Italian old master painting, the film is steeped in chiaroscuro shadows and inky colours.
The exhibition consists of more than 40 exquisite figurative, portraits, landscapes, still life and animal forms depicted in paintings ... I discovered my passion to learn about the techniques and how beautifully the Old Masters used to paint and draw figures ... The works of the masters ...
A 58-year-old man has been arrested in the Netherlands for allegedly swiping two paintings by Dutch masters Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals from museums shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic, officials said ... his trademark post-impressionist paintings such as “Sunflowers.”.
Richard Neumann built a notable collection of more than 200 paintings and sculptures that included Italian Renaissance art and Old Masters... After the exhibition closes in January 2022, the loans will be integrated into WAM’s existing Old Master collection galleries ... "The laws of the land won't allow him to get his hands on paintings.
It is a production created solely for the screen ...There are some constructed sets – drawing rooms and bedrooms – but the film looks best when characters are lit against its black backdrop, evoking the drama of old master paintings. Tim Sidell’s photography appears like a moving painting at times and Michael Bruce’s music is just as beautiful ... .