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Clôture, voiture, toiture
Clôture, voiture, toiture
$820
Oil painting (41 x 62 cm)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
$3,398
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
En deux morceaux
En deux morceaux
$8,436
Oil painting (116 x 162 cm)
Interieur/exterieur rouge
Interieur/exterieur rouge
$1,758
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Laminaires bleus 2
Laminaires bleus 2
$2,285
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
$1,758
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
$586
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Lisbonne
Lisbonne
$1,172
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
De la couleur dans ma vie
De la couleur dans ma vie
$2,109
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Summertime
Summertime
$2,109
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
$1,945
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Calanque de port-pin
Calanque de port-pin
$2,343
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Magister
Magister
$1,406
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
J'avais bien vu deux nymphes de l'autre coté de l'alphée...
J'avais bien vu deux nymphes de l'autre coté de l'alphée...
$1,465
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Forêt avec sentier
Forêt avec sentier
$4,101
Oil painting (150 x 100 cm)
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
$2,343
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Au coeur d'un bel été
Au coeur d'un bel été
$1,640
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le chêne
new
Le chêne
$973
Oil painting (68 x 97 cm)
La valse des fleurs à giverny
La valse des fleurs à giverny
$1,875
Oil painting (110 x 145 cm)
Sismographie n°09
Sismographie n°09
$1,289
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Fin de l'hiver au lac
Fin de l'hiver au lac
$492
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
La victoire de la nature
La victoire de la nature
$2,109
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Red dress
Red dress
$2,109
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sans
Sans
$2,343
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
Sou la pluie
Sou la pluie
$1,523
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
La muse
La muse
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Les fleurs de l'été
Les fleurs de l'été
$598
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Bain de soleil
Bain de soleil
$2,519
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Pierre, certaines nuits étoilées, reposait son âme au bord de l'océan...
new
Pierre, certaines nuits étoilées, reposait son âme au bord de l'océan...
$469
Oil painting (27 x 19 cm)
Paysage abstrait
Paysage abstrait
$1,172
Oil painting (100 x 60 cm)
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
$820
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Calanque
Calanque
$926
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Les oranges
Les oranges
$703
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Souvenir san francisco n°5
Souvenir san francisco n°5
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Vue des toits de Montmartre
Vue des toits de Montmartre
$410
Oil painting (33 x 22 cm)
Sur le quai
Sur le quai
$2,285
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Cavalier
Cavalier
$820
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Boiserie II - 50m
Boiserie II - 50m
$1,406
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
A la croisée des regards
A la croisée des regards
$2,062
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,582
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
A l'origine
A l'origine
$1,172
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Chemin 19
Chemin 19
$1,406
Oil painting (19 x 24 cm)
Archives
Archives
$10,545
Oil painting (195 x 130 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
$1,640
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
La mer n'existe pas
La mer n'existe pas
$1,289
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
La colère de Neptune
La colère de Neptune
$2,109
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Aphrodite IV
Aphrodite IV
$2,109
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Arbor
Arbor
$2,109
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Je marchais pourtant seul sur la plage...
Je marchais pourtant seul sur la plage...
$937
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,640
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
L'heure bleue
L'heure bleue
$480
Oil painting (60 x 30 cm)
Au loin les îles semblaient flotter sur l'horizon...
Au loin les îles semblaient flotter sur l'horizon...
$762
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Jeune femme au pull vert
Jeune femme au pull vert
$1,523
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
La cueillette
La cueillette
$1,465
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Perspective
Perspective
$1,406
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Paris city
Paris city
$3,749
Oil painting (150 x 100 cm)
Arbres du bord de mer B
Arbres du bord de mer B
$223
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Présence
Présence
$1,758
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Mimosas
Mimosas
$1,740
Oil painting (46 x 65 cm)
Bord de mer
Bord de mer
$1,875
Oil painting (81 x 65 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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