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Bois du soir
Bois du soir
$1,370
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Scène de plage à Arcachon
Scène de plage à Arcachon
$1,096
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Couleurs sur la mer
Couleurs sur la mer
$1,041
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
La femme brisée
La femme brisée
$1,972
Oil painting (65 x 100 cm)
Tempête à port Kerné réf : 2110
Tempête à port Kerné réf : 2110
$493
Oil painting (60 x 30 cm)
Composition au miroir
Composition au miroir
$614
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Coin restaurant, paris
Coin restaurant, paris
$986
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Le jour avant
Le jour avant
$8,765
Oil painting (160 x 180 cm)
[dé]floraison 3
[dé]floraison 3
$1,096
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$1,972
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Pajol
Pajol
$1,643
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Sur le port
Sur le port
$1,424
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Paper toros - 01
Paper toros - 01
$1,479
Oil painting (102 x 66 cm)
Abstrait 4
Abstrait 4
$383
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
L'eau bleu de vanuatu
L'eau bleu de vanuatu
$3,276
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Fishies in sky
Fishies in sky
$1,643
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
N°- 391
N°- 391
$274
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Lumière du soir à marrakech
Lumière du soir à marrakech
$1,616
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Blinder
Blinder
$4,930
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
$1,808
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
La domenica delle salme
La domenica delle salme
$10,408
Oil painting (300 x 150 cm)
Avec sa teinte Naranjo de Tina
Avec sa teinte Naranjo de Tina
$1,096
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Diptyque
Diptyque
$1,534
Oil painting (140 x 100 cm)
Les chaussons
Les chaussons
$2,191
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Port Bara réf : 240
Port Bara réf : 240
$493
Oil painting (60 x 30 cm)
Amyralise
Amyralise
$4,382
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Rose - 304
Rose - 304
$679
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Le jour avant 4
Le jour avant 4
$8,765
Oil painting (160 x 130 cm)
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°1
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°1
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
$2,082
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Roz
Roz
$383
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Invader
Invader
$3,287
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,479
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vert vert esprit
Vert vert esprit
$1,534
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Hollywood boulevard
Hollywood boulevard
$4,163
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Il pleut des globes électriques
Il pleut des globes électriques
$1,643
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Un jeune volcan au loin...
Un jeune volcan au loin...
$2,629
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Confiture
Confiture
$1,424
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$1,096
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Vert les pins
Vert les pins
$1,753
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
$1,643
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Plein jour sur la ville
Plein jour sur la ville
$657
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
29 janvier 2014
29 janvier 2014
$1,534
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bar St. André
new
Bar St. André
$767
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Embruns
Embruns
$1,863
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,479
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le jour avant 2
Le jour avant 2
$8,765
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
Jouer la transparence
Jouer la transparence
$1,917
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Toujours debout
Toujours debout
$1,315
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$876
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
20 août 2019
20 août 2019
$1,972
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
After the rain
After the rain
$2,300
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
London 22.09.2017 2.47pm
London 22.09.2017 2.47pm
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Les baigneurs
Les baigneurs
$1,424
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Craftsman
Craftsman
$1,863
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Fleurs blanches
Fleurs blanches
$460
Oil painting (41 x 24 cm)
Plus qu’un obstacle à franchir
Plus qu’un obstacle à franchir
$1,424
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Orchids, for you !
Orchids, for you !
$1,917
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,191
Oil painting (80 x 80 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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