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La seine (les cartes postales de la mémoire)
La seine (les cartes postales de la mémoire)
$6,019
Oil painting (162 x 116 cm)
Ada
Ada
$1,204
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Toulouse 2
Toulouse 2
$4,213
Oil painting (60 x 160 cm)
Laurier 1
Laurier 1
$662
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Sur le drap de bain blanc 4651
Sur le drap de bain blanc 4651
$1,444
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Sonate d'automne 3
Sonate d'automne 3
$1,204
Oil painting (35 x 50 cm)
Big bang
Big bang
$1,565
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
En attendant III
En attendant III
$2,769
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Bleu profond
Bleu profond
$2,407
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
L'enfant qui lit
L'enfant qui lit
$1,565
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Le fil est rompu
Le fil est rompu
$2,167
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Arbre en ardèche
Arbre en ardèche
$782
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Sitting bull
Sitting bull
$2,227
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Souffle rouge
Souffle rouge
$1,926
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Brume matinale
Brume matinale
$1,926
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le crayon bleu
Le crayon bleu
$3,009
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Bulle 2
Bulle 2
$1,866
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Ariane
Ariane
$6,620
Oil painting (130 x 130 cm)
Ce fût l’instant où le temps sembla mécontent de n'être plus.....
Ce fût l’instant où le temps sembla mécontent de n'être plus.....
$2,407
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Le soir ne s'étonne pas que ton bouquet éclaire nos cœurs.
Le soir ne s'étonne pas que ton bouquet éclaire nos cœurs.
$1,324
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Documentation
Documentation
$3,286
Oil painting (89 x 130 cm)
Au parc 6
Au parc 6
$6,019
Oil painting (162 x 150 cm)
Respiro
Respiro
$4,213
Oil painting (120 x 130 cm)
Swing
Swing
$2,167
Oil painting (62 x 71 cm)
Eclats
Eclats
$3,130
Oil painting (200 x 200 cm)
Un stratège
Un stratège
$4,454
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Martial et moi
Martial et moi
$903
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Le rayon vert (New York, Manhattan soul)
Le rayon vert (New York, Manhattan soul)
$6,741
Oil painting (146 x 97 cm)
Le chemin
Le chemin
$674
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Evening's return
Evening's return
$1,589
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Les cimes de Tétouan
Les cimes de Tétouan
$3,250
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
"madison avenue" II (new york)
"madison avenue" II (new york)
$3,611
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Adriatico
Adriatico
$1,685
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Swimming pool-louna 27
Swimming pool-louna 27
$2,528
Oil painting (130 x 80 cm)
"guanghua lu's giants" (pékin)
"guanghua lu's giants" (pékin)
$1,806
Oil painting (38 x 61 cm)
Au fil de l'eau
Au fil de l'eau
$963
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Le jardin et le palais du luxembourg
Le jardin et le palais du luxembourg
$1,204
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Palmiers roses (fleurs)
Palmiers roses (fleurs)
$4,574
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Real
Real
$3,009
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Le jour avant 2
Le jour avant 2
$6,620
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
Lotus
Lotus
$843
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Printemps
Printemps
$2,528
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Tu semblais flotter comme une naïade ou peut être ophélie
Tu semblais flotter comme une naïade ou peut être ophélie
$2,407
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Végétale 1
Végétale 1
$6,019
Oil painting (162 x 130 cm)
Jeune vulcain
Jeune vulcain
$1,204
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Rooftop Lafayette
Rooftop Lafayette
$1,083
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Foot-bridge (jeux olympique pékin)
Foot-bridge (jeux olympique pékin)
$4,815
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Effusions 1
Effusions 1
$1,420
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Femme à la robe rouge
Femme à la robe rouge
$385
Oil painting (27 x 35 cm)
Frida kahlo, the "confined" collection nº 3
Frida kahlo, the "confined" collection nº 3
$1,806
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Entends, sous le feuillage
Entends, sous le feuillage
$542
Oil painting (22 x 27 cm)
L'aube de Tanger
L'aube de Tanger
$4,815
Oil painting (146 x 114 cm)
Moltifao, chemin des oliviers
Moltifao, chemin des oliviers
$903
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Nos cum tristitia
Nos cum tristitia
$1,264
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
New York nocturne buildings
New York nocturne buildings
$2,588
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
I know it's over
I know it's over
$1,444
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
La plage de la southière
La plage de la southière
$506
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
La villa aux palmiers, fin d'après-midi
La villa aux palmiers, fin d'après-midi
$506
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Les dés sont jetés
Les dés sont jetés
$1,565
Oil painting (65 x 100 cm)
L'oiseau
L'oiseau
$2,889
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)

Oil painting is still one of the most widely used techniques, offering many KAZoART artists the opportunity to express themselves in oil paintings on canvas, as original as they are varied, whether abstract or figurative. The history of this technique goes back a long way, yet the infinite possibilities offered by oil painting artwork on canvas are yet to be fully explored. Discover our outstanding selection of oil on canvas or knife oil paintings!

Oil painting: famous artists and key moments

The beginning of oil painting is traditionally associated with Flemish artists. The Van Eyck brothers, Flemish primitives, are best known for their technical and artistic achievements: The Arnolfini Portrait (1434) is one of the first oil on canvas works in Europe. The paintings were often commissions, therefore portraits or famous scenes, where light, raised texture and detail are highlighted, like in Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa (1503-1506) or Rembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee (1633).

From the 19th century onwards, artists began to leave the comfort of their studios and their works became increasingly inspired by nature. Paul Cézanne's The hanged man’s house, Auvers-sur-Oise (1873), Van Gogh's Sunflowers (1888) and Claude Monet's Water Lilies famously illustrate this. Realism was considered less important than emotion and colours became the main focus of many studies.

From the beginning of the 20th century, Vasily Kandinsky initiated oil painting in a modern shift towards abstraction Color Study, Squares with Concentric Circles (1913). The study of pure shapes and colours then became a recurring theme for many artists, including Kasimir Malevitch with Painterly Realism of a Football Player (1915), and Mark Rothko in 1953 with Color-Block n°61 (Rust and Blue).

Oil painting techniques over time

During the Renaissance, artists prepared their own oil paints using natural pigments. Each artist had their own personal formulas, which were often complicated, meticulous and time-consuming. At this period, there were no drying additives (e. g. white lead), therefore, it took very long to dry works, painted on wooden boards, which were heavy, difficult to handle and of limited size. The arrival of oil painting was accompanied by that of the canvas medium: two major advances in art, giving way to oil painting on canvas. 

The 19th century saw the arrival of a technical revolution: the possibility to buy paint that had already been mixed and packaged in tubes. Impressionist artists immediately seized the opportunity to get out in nature, and the latter became a central subject in their works, with the new challenge of painting quickly in order to capture the moment.

Oil painting on canvas remains a widely used technique, as its slow drying time and the possibility of mixing pigments make it an infinite source of inspiration for many contemporary artists.

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