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Anse volbert III
Anse volbert III
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Impression marine-pins de bord de mer 2
Impression marine-pins de bord de mer 2
$2,579
Oil painting (140 x 210 cm)
Vegetal 02
Vegetal 02
$549
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Plume scrutait la mouche heureuse...
Plume scrutait la mouche heureuse...
$1,207
Oil painting (38 x 61 cm)
Sans
Sans
$988
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Cavalier
Cavalier
$768
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Il pleut des globes électriques
Il pleut des globes électriques
$1,646
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
5th avenue - new york 2
5th avenue - new york 2
$1,427
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,427
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Toit de paris
Toit de paris
$878
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Invader
Invader
$3,293
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sans titre 655
Sans titre 655
$2,195
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Sea sunset
Sea sunset
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Rhizome 2
Rhizome 2
$2,085
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Rouge passion
Rouge passion
$2,140
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$933
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
La trouvaille à Montmartre
La trouvaille à Montmartre
$1,207
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Le pont de sully - paris
Le pont de sully - paris
$1,098
Oil painting (60 x 43 cm)
50's blue highway
50's blue highway
$3,183
Oil painting (75 x 100 cm)
Au loin la côte dessinait ses chinoiseries...
Au loin la côte dessinait ses chinoiseries...
$1,262
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Loin, contemplation bleue
Loin, contemplation bleue
$1,372
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
La colère de Neptune
La colère de Neptune
$1,976
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
$1,646
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Proximité
Proximité
$1,317
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$801
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
La robe blanche
La robe blanche
$1,207
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Documentation
Documentation
$3,183
Oil painting (89 x 130 cm)
Taxi jaune
Taxi jaune
$878
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le vent du sud
Le vent du sud
$5,268
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Green hills
Green hills
$2,415
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Rose - 342
Rose - 342
$384
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Zinger
Zinger
$1,537
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Dear zorg
Dear zorg
$1,262
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Cyclo baby
Cyclo baby
$1,317
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Soleil blanc
Soleil blanc
$1,317
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
$1,098
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Blue moments
Blue moments
$1,756
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
$1,043
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
"tempête à port kerné" ,  réf : 2110
"tempête à port kerné" , réf : 2110
$494
Oil painting (60 x 30 cm)
Balade cyclo
Balade cyclo
$329
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
New York at night II
New York at night II
$2,195
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Seaweeds
Seaweeds
$1,317
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Bouquet de lilas
Bouquet de lilas
$549
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Xl néon pop art lignes
Xl néon pop art lignes
$1,393
Oil painting (180 x 90 cm)
La baie des anges
La baie des anges
$724
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Calanque de sormiou V
Calanque de sormiou V
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Ville
Ville
$494
Oil painting (29 x 21 cm)
Piéger le virus
Piéger le virus
$3,293
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
The shard
The shard
$3,172
Oil painting (100 x 150 cm)
Interieur/exterieur rouge
Interieur/exterieur rouge
$1,646
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Urban 2
Urban 2
$1,976
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Paradise bird
Paradise bird
$2,184
Oil painting (84 x 114 cm)
Piétons
Piétons
$659
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Le chemin de l'entre deux
Le chemin de l'entre deux
$1,537
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Au coeur d'un bel été
Au coeur d'un bel été
$1,537
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les agrumes sont mûrs
Les agrumes sont mûrs
$713
Oil painting (33 x 24 cm)
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
$697
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Mirage bleu cobalt
Mirage bleu cobalt
$571
Oil painting (35 x 38 cm)
Calanque d’En-Vau XXXI
Calanque d’En-Vau XXXI
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (24 x 35 cm)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
$1,811
Oil painting (80 x 100 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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