Old Masters

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Mastery in Craftsmanship

Between the 16th and 18th centuries, the Old Masters painters formed a distinctive group of Northern European artists artists. The term Old Masters now refers to these exceptional figures in art history, their enduring impact on Western painting remains profound.

Their hallmark was a remarkable command of realism, adeptly employing light and shadow to evoke authenticity. Additionally, these artists expressed unique skill lay in capturing the essence of daily life in their era, portraying scenes that resonate across time. Their artistic exploration encompassed portraiture, landscapes and genre painting alike.

Historical Luminaries

Among the luminaries of the Old Masters are the Dutch Artists Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Steen. Their contributions remain cherished, their legacy persistently studied, and their creations a wellspring of inspiration for both artists and art enthusiasts worldwide. Even today, these paintings resonate with contemporary collectors and creators, inspiring new visions and influencing an array of artistic styles.

Notable names like Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Albrecht Dürer, Anthony van Dyck, Artemisia Gentileschi, and El Greco also belong to this esteemed group.

Rediscovering the Masters

Embrace the profound legacy of Old Masters anew within our thoughtfully curated collection at M.S. Rau. Each canvas stands as a testament to their enduring influence, blending technical finesse with emotive depth. Whether it's an oil painting on canvas or on a wood panel, the mastery is evident. Old master paintings for sale at M.S. Rau includes masterpieces by Frans Hals, Joseph van Bredael, Marinus Van Reymerswaele, Lucas Cranach The Elder, and more.

Acquiring Old Masters paintings from M.S. Rau provides a unique opportunity to possess a fragment of cultural heritage. Old Masters original paintings transcend mere aesthetics, serving as intellectual stimulants and emotional conduits. They mirror the values, beliefs, and aspirations of their creators and their epochs and provided inspiration for 19th century artists who came after them. Moreover, they ignite inspiration in artists and collectors across generations, resonating with a timeless allure and universal significance.

Why Buy Old Masters Artwork at M.S. Rau?

At M.S. Rau, we are resolute in providing unrivaled service and satisfaction. Our promise extends to the authenticity and condition of every Old Masters painting we offer. Instead of wasting your valuable time placing bids at an auction house, you can contact us to get purchase information on all of our available fine artwork. All purchases are back by our 125% guarantee. Whether your quest is for a specific artist, a particular genre, or the joy of exploration within our expansive collection of Old Masters paintings, M.S. Rau is your definitive destination.