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The Benefits of Oil Reproductions

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Oil reproductions of art masterpieces are becoming more and more obtainable to people of all walks of life.  Several on-line businesses and professional galleries offer them.  Thousands of famous artists and their work have been captured on canvas by the many talented painters of today.

Probably the greatest of benefits to purchasing any number of the oil reproductions found today is the cost of doing so.  Very few individuals have the financial means to purchase an original Van Gogh, Rembrandt, or Raphael.  Because of the passion for a particular famous artist or of a style and genre of the painting, artists around the world are giving everyone the gift to purchase a piece of history.  What does that mean?  Galleries will hire individuals to recreate and produce oil reproductions.  Artists, globally, are hired on by these galleries because of their unique ability to duplicate a particular famous artist or have extensive experience in a certain style, like Impressionism.

One of the most famous paintings in the world is Michelangelo's The Sistine Chapel ceiling piece.  It took this proclaimed sculptor four years to complete the project.  He began this daunting creation in July of 1508 and completed it in October of 1512, just before the Pope came to celebrate Mass on November 1, 1512.  The master painted over 5,000 square feet of the ceiling standing upon a curved scaffold that he himself created.  The medium he used to work in was buon fresco, the most difficult of methods.  These frescoes depicted more than 300 painted figures of different scenes.  The center piece was an illustration from the book of Genesis.  It consisted of God's creation, the fall of man, and Noah's flood.  Surrounding this piece are grand portraits of several prophets and sibyls.  They portray the foretelling of the coming of the Messiah.  The third and outermost layer is of spandrels and lunettes that bring to life the stories of Jesus and his ancestors, along with the tragic turmoil and miraculous salvation of the people in ancient Israel.

Michelangelo's masterful creation has inspired untold thousands.  Within that 131 foot long, 43 foot wide painting, there have been many pieces recreated by skilled artisans.  Any number of the scenes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling can be found in oil reproductions at a number of Galleries and Museums for all of humanity to revel in. 

At the entrance of the Chapel, Zechariah emanates hope for the coming Messiah.  He is found to be reading the Word of God to the Israelites after their return from being exiled in Babylon.  In the center by the altar, there is the depiction of God creating the sun, the moon, and the planets. This is the third and fourth day that God created the separation of day and night.  However, the most famous of oil reproductions from the Sistine Chapel ceiling is of the Creation of Adam.  This is the focal point of the entire ceiling.  It is the illustration of the creation of man.  God is in the heavens reaching down with His finger to connect with Adam's finger.  Adam is illustrated, by Michelangelo, as athletic and beautiful to confirm the words in Genesis that man was created in the image and likeness of God.


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