The Oil Painting Techniques of the Flemish Primitives (B)
While 15th century Italian artists were preoccupied with the development of all kinds of tempera techniques, the Flemish began the largest painting revolution with their discovery of oil paint. Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weijden, Hans Memling and Hugo van der Goes developed a complex painting system in which they used walnut oil and linseed oil as well as protein based mediums. Sun thickened linseed oil plays a key role in this system that works without the use (or abuse) of any solvents. Increasingly, scientists believe that the Flemish Primitives did not use turpentine. When one works with home-made oils and additives there is no need for solvents. The only ingredient we omit, because of its toxicity, is lead oil as a dryer.
In this course you will learn the complete skill of Flemish painting, as well as the working order of Flemish paintings. The free use of imprimatura’s and protein binders makes this kind of historical oil painting suitable for contemporary applications. You will learn to use these binders properly so that colours shine as brightly as they still do in the sublime works of the Flemish painters.
10 lessons Every Wednesday from February 2019 until April 2019
Fee € 650,-
Short instruction Oil painting method.
Video by former student AKA (2017).