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Sombre paysage
Sombre paysage
$2,136
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
$1,780
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Origines n°1
Origines n°1
$1,127
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
La vie en rose
La vie en rose
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Pilier
Pilier
$1,246
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Mouvement n°2
Mouvement n°2
$949
Oil painting (35 x 65 cm)
Retour à ... (seconde époque) - Dans la villa de Rose
Retour à ... (seconde époque) - Dans la villa de Rose
$13,052
Oil painting (165 x 110 cm)
Mille et deux morceaux diptyque (Inde, Varanasi)
Mille et deux morceaux diptyque (Inde, Varanasi)
$3,322
Oil painting (92 x 55 cm)
Green bouddha (fleurs)
Green bouddha (fleurs)
$4,509
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Géants
Géants
$4,153
Oil painting (130 x 97 cm)
Retro Marilyn, no 4 the icon collection
Retro Marilyn, no 4 the icon collection
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Misty day
Misty day
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Tout passera X
Tout passera X
$2,729
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Chowk (inde, varanasi)
Chowk (inde, varanasi)
$5,933
Oil painting (150 x 60 cm)
Hauteurs de Hyères
Hauteurs de Hyères
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
$2,254
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Move
Move
$1,424
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Brume matinale
Brume matinale
$1,898
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Blush
Blush
$5,339
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
$712
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Vingt-cinq février, chemin, lumière du matin
Vingt-cinq février, chemin, lumière du matin
$831
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Le berceau Éternel
Le berceau Éternel
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (30 x 24 cm)
Le chemin de l'entre deux
Le chemin de l'entre deux
$1,661
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Dans la chambre rouge, il y eut l'appel de la forêt.
Dans la chambre rouge, il y eut l'appel de la forêt.
$2,254
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
La Seine chez Sara
La Seine chez Sara
$1,068
Oil painting (61 x 42 cm)
Freddie Mercury is back
Freddie Mercury is back
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Sans titre (21)
Sans titre (21)
$2,373
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Rouen rue du gros horloge - Cathédrale
Rouen rue du gros horloge - Cathédrale
$5,695
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
[dé]floraison 3
[dé]floraison 3
$1,187
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Le ciel proche de l'éther
Le ciel proche de l'éther
$3,560
Oil painting (150 x 200 cm)
Portrait anonyme XXX
Portrait anonyme XXX
$5,577
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Sans titre (1)
Sans titre (1)
$1,187
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Place Furstenberg Paris
Place Furstenberg Paris
$2,551
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Les pins
Les pins
$2,254
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Derrière le masque
Derrière le masque
$2,610
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Envie de nature
Envie de nature
$2,254
Oil painting (73 x 90 cm)
Lumière et l'ombre, place des vosges, paris
Lumière et l'ombre, place des vosges, paris
$2,966
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Escalade
Escalade
$771
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Le lez à palavas
Le lez à palavas
$1,341
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Le café louis philippe
Le café louis philippe
$2,966
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Invader
Invader
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sismographie n°04
Sismographie n°04
$1,305
Oil painting (89 x 100 cm)
Misty
Misty
$5,339
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Interieur/exterieur rouge
Interieur/exterieur rouge
$1,780
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Imany
Imany
$831
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Misty mornings
Misty mornings
$1,246
Oil painting (41 x 31 cm)
Planète bleue
Planète bleue
$712
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
Composition
Composition
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Sept septembre, saint vincent
Sept septembre, saint vincent
$653
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Volume et géométrie
new
Volume et géométrie
$1,424
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Espièglerie
Espièglerie
$8,116
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Rooftop du printemps
new
Rooftop du printemps
$1,424
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Le dernier dimanche
Le dernier dimanche
$4,746
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
La ferme Gagnon
La ferme Gagnon
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (36 x 36 cm)
Impression marine, pins de bord de mer 1
Impression marine, pins de bord de mer 1
$2,551
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Voyage
Voyage
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Ulysse 8
Ulysse 8
$2,136
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
La seine, la nuit
La seine, la nuit
$3,560
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Ode à la nature
Ode à la nature
$985
Oil painting (68 x 97 cm)
Des ronds dans l'eau
Des ronds dans l'eau
$2,966
Oil painting (100 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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