What is oil on canvas?
A type of paint that dries slowly and consists of pigment particles suspended in oil for drying, mostly linseed oil. By adding a solvent like turpentine, the paint's viscosity may be modified and vanish can also be added to increase glossiness of the paint film that's dried. Use of oil began long time ago in Europe from as early as the 12th century where it was commonly used for decoration. It was however, not adopted to be used as a medium up until the 15th century.Image © HDesert/Shutterstock
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ARTWORKS RELATED TO OIL ON CANVAS
Group of artists founded by Otto Piene and Heinz Mack ready and willing to develop and become a large International/ cross-border art movement. The word Zero came from a magazine that was founded by Heinz Mack in 1957. It lasted for a few years before its publication ceased in the year 1967.
CoBrA stands for Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam; this group was formed with a desire to break away from the then existing movements. The Western society criticisms made it experimentally evolve to become a reputable international movement. CoBrA was started by Karel Appel, Joseph Noiret, Corneille, Christian Dotremont, Constant and Asger Jorn on November 8th 1948 at Notre Dame Cafe, Paris where its manifesto was signed. Their unifying factor was the need for freedom of both form and color and their working was based on experiment and spontaneity.