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Les pointues
Les pointues
$2,168
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Couleurs sur la mer
Couleurs sur la mer
$1,030
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Faces
Faces
$976
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Eaux calmes
Eaux calmes
$2,114
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Naissance
Naissance
$1,084
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
City girl
City girl
$813
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
L'arbre et son nuage
L'arbre et son nuage
$455
Oil painting (22 x 33 cm)
Wind in my heart
Wind in my heart
$976
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Sans titre 694
Sans titre 694
$2,168
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
$1,301
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Toujours debout
Toujours debout
$1,301
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Boiserie II - 50m
Boiserie II - 50m
$1,301
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,463
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le liseur 4
Le liseur 4
$2,168
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Taxi
Taxi
$1,084
Oil painting (70 x 90 cm)
Les vagues de nos rencontres
Les vagues de nos rencontres
$867
Oil painting (46 x 54 cm)
Le champ d'à côté
Le champ d'à côté
$596
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,463
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le petit escalier
Le petit escalier
$759
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Bubbly champagne
Bubbly champagne
$1,355
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Sens dessous
Sens dessous
$1,220
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Soir d'orage
Soir d'orage
$813
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Magic moments
Magic moments
$1,734
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les fleurs de l'été
Les fleurs de l'été
$553
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
$2,168
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Tropiques, forêt bleue
Tropiques, forêt bleue
$1,225
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Nansei shoto
Nansei shoto
$705
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Paper toros - 01
Paper toros - 01
$1,463
Oil painting (102 x 66 cm)
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
$2,168
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,060
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Nu au miroir sur fond bleu clair
Nu au miroir sur fond bleu clair
$867
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Portrait 4
Portrait 4
$1,030
Oil painting (30 x 42 cm)
Cityscapes blue
Cityscapes blue
$976
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Petit paysage maritime
Petit paysage maritime
$163
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Panda
Panda
$2,168
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Sonate d'automne 2
Sonate d'automne 2
$1,084
Oil painting (35 x 50 cm)
Dancers in the dark
Dancers in the dark
$1,301
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Dis-moi tout
new
Dis-moi tout
$867
Oil painting (90 x 80 cm)
[dé]floraison 3
[dé]floraison 3
$1,084
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Calanque de port pin III
Calanque de port pin III
$1,951
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Dialogue de l eau et des fleurs
Dialogue de l eau et des fleurs
$1,518
Oil painting (110 x 100 cm)
Trois cyprès
Trois cyprès
$759
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Someone somewhere
Someone somewhere
$759
Oil painting (28 x 20 cm)
L'eau
L'eau
$1,084
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Les restes II
Les restes II
$580
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Reflet éphémère
Reflet éphémère
$2,168
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Icona n°1
Icona n°1
$1,301
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
La maison blanche
La maison blanche
$1,897
Oil painting (54 x 81 cm)
Plage des fossés, cap ferrat
Plage des fossés, cap ferrat
$585
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Bois du soir
Bois du soir
$1,355
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Les roses de la mer egée
Les roses de la mer egée
$1,084
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
Les filles sur la plage
Les filles sur la plage
$1,734
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Écluse du canal Saint-Martin
Écluse du canal Saint-Martin
$466
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Épingles
Épingles
$921
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,247
Oil painting (80 x 60 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.....
$2,168
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Taxi jaune
Taxi jaune
$1,301
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le pont de sully - paris
Le pont de sully - paris
$1,084
Oil painting (60 x 43 cm)
Vingt-trois janvier, neige à saint-vincent
Vingt-trois janvier, neige à saint-vincent
$1,214
Oil painting (100 x 65 cm)
Esthésie 18
Esthésie 18
$1,084
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
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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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