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Murmures, jeux d'enfants sur le sable
Murmures, jeux d'enfants sur le sable
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
La mer monte
La mer monte
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
La chambre jaune...
La chambre jaune...
$1,188
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
San francisco au matin
San francisco au matin
$1,010
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Note n°4
Note n°4
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
2 cabanes
2 cabanes
$547
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Le rayon vert (New York, Manhattan soul)
Le rayon vert (New York, Manhattan soul)
$6,654
Oil painting (146 x 97 cm)
Clapotis
Clapotis
$1,842
Oil painting (150 x 50 cm)
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Crépuscule
Crépuscule
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
Frida kahlo, the "confined" collection nº 3
Frida kahlo, the "confined" collection nº 3
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Blue kid
Blue kid
$8,199
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Vue sur alcatraz, hauteurs de san francisco
Vue sur alcatraz, hauteurs de san francisco
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
A la croisée des regards
A la croisée des regards
$2,091
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Misty mornings
Misty mornings
$1,248
Oil painting (41 x 31 cm)
Aftermanhos - 02
Aftermanhos - 02
$3,149
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
$1,426
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Fishies in sky
Fishies in sky
$1,782
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Pommes et feuilles-2
Pommes et feuilles-2
$772
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Mezzo soprano
Mezzo soprano
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
$1,663
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Bosquet
Bosquet
$5,347
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
Paysage japonais
Paysage japonais
-50% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Les magnolias
Les magnolias
$475
Oil painting (35 x 27 cm)
Eté profond
Eté profond
$1,663
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Sommes partis
Sommes partis
$2,376
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Maison sur piloti
Maison sur piloti
$5,941
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Les chaussons
Les chaussons
$2,376
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Impression marine C
Impression marine C
$3,374
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Rose - 400
Rose - 400
$630
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,376
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Nue assise
Nue assise
$713
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Le puits
Le puits
$1,188
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Bérengère
Bérengère
$3,089
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Bleu, l'arbre
Bleu, l'arbre
$1,426
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
Entrez dans la danse !
Entrez dans la danse !
$2,139
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
City 3
City 3
$2,804
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vingt-sept mai, la Loire à Arlempdes
Vingt-sept mai, la Loire à Arlempdes
$1,188
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Someone somewhere
Someone somewhere
$832
Oil painting (28 x 20 cm)
Foggy sea
Foggy sea
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
Elan de jeunesse 2
Elan de jeunesse 2
$832
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Miami - 180801
Miami - 180801
$2,376
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Altered states 27
Altered states 27
$1,782
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Piéger le virus (œuvres 2020)
Piéger le virus (œuvres 2020)
$3,565
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Vingt-cinq février, ault, lumière du soir
Vingt-cinq février, ault, lumière du soir
$1,188
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Flower geisha
Flower geisha
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Ramure
Ramure
$594
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Destrios
Destrios
$1,901
Oil painting (115 x 75 cm)
Ecce uomo 1
Ecce uomo 1
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Le vase
Le vase
$1,188
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Que faire après lui ?
Que faire après lui ?
$8,912
Oil painting (110 x 150 cm)
La seine (les cartes postales de la mémoire)
La seine (les cartes postales de la mémoire)
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (162 x 116 cm)
Portrait de femme
Portrait de femme
$2,258
Oil painting (38 x 56 cm)
[dé]floraison 3
[dé]floraison 3
$1,188
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Les saintes-maries-de-la-mer
Les saintes-maries-de-la-mer
$1,259
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Oranjeboom
Oranjeboom
$2,971
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Blue days
Blue days
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Tout est possible
Tout est possible
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
City 5
City 5
$2,804
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Green
Green
$3,802
Oil painting (123 x 142 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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