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Danse around the world
Danse around the world
$2,165
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
La petite maison
La petite maison
$2,406
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les deux arbres
Les deux arbres
$1,083
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Esthésie 27
Esthésie 27
$1,203
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Marcel
Marcel
$601
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Salto
Salto
$2,406
Oil painting (180 x 130 cm)
Carioca
Carioca
$1,443
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Love and hope with my guêpiers carmins
Love and hope with my guêpiers carmins
$1,203
Oil painting (33 x 24 cm)
Femme dans l'eau
Femme dans l'eau
$541
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
$1,443
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Grand iris V
Grand iris V
$3,007
Oil painting (97 x 116 cm)
Fin d'après-midi à la forêt du bourgailh
Fin d'après-midi à la forêt du bourgailh
$1,155
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Deux amies
Deux amies
$601
Oil painting (60 x 75 cm)
Above the sea IV
Above the sea IV
$3,608
Oil painting (81 x 130 cm)
Evening's return
Evening's return
$1,588
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Rocher de la plage
Rocher de la plage
$1,083
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Mathilde au toboggan
Mathilde au toboggan
$1,263
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Soir d'été, contemplation sereine
Soir d'été, contemplation sereine
$433
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Céuze
Céuze
$842
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
$1,443
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Seven clarinets (music)
Seven clarinets (music)
$3,368
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Les docks blohm +voss de hambourg réf : 231
Les docks blohm +voss de hambourg réf : 231
$301
Oil painting (27 x 19 cm)
Fleurs sauvages
Fleurs sauvages
$1,323
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
A77 - sur l'autoroute
A77 - sur l'autoroute
$1,179
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Chaos. obscur chaos. eblouissement.
Chaos. obscur chaos. eblouissement.
$1,924
Oil painting (100 x 60 cm)
Tm 050
Tm 050
$2,406
Oil painting (45 x 60 cm)
Human mask 01
Human mask 01
$1,083
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Cheval
Cheval
$14,434
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Hommage à Gustave Holst
Hommage à Gustave Holst
$505
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Sèche linge - Venise
Sèche linge - Venise
$4,811
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Gorilla
Gorilla
$2,406
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Effusions 1
Effusions 1
$1,419
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Herakles
Herakles
$2,406
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Les cimes de Tétouan
Les cimes de Tétouan
$3,248
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Fast and go 2:the railway
Fast and go 2:the railway
$2,406
Oil painting (110 x 90 cm)
Corps en mouvement
Corps en mouvement
$3,608
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
A Carro
A Carro
$782
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Altered states 27
Altered states 27
$1,804
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Le bain
Le bain
$5,232
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Musique d'été
Musique d'été
$2,165
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
L’origine du monde- (le recueillement 1)
L’origine du monde- (le recueillement 1)
$782
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
New York réf : 260
New York réf : 260
$2,165
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
La béguine VI ou les seins de lola
La béguine VI ou les seins de lola
$1,443
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Neige à Saint-Vincent
Neige à Saint-Vincent
$722
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Vanité
Vanité
$674
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Giverny, le jardin de l'hôtel baudy
Giverny, le jardin de l'hôtel baudy
$1,010
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
5th avenue - new york 2
5th avenue - new york 2
$1,564
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Camélia
Camélia
$1,203
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Le jardin de mon enfance
Le jardin de mon enfance
$6,736
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
La dernière cigarette
La dernière cigarette
$2,887
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
Adriatico
Adriatico
$1,684
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Promenade 4
Promenade 4
$1,479
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Quinze novembre, neige au bord de Loire
Quinze novembre, neige au bord de Loire
$2,406
Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
Maussade
Maussade
$2,285
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Quai notre dame a paris
Quai notre dame a paris
$2,406
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
$842
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Intérieur / extérieur 1
Intérieur / extérieur 1
$4,330
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Pins à Saint-Jacut de la mer
Pins à Saint-Jacut de la mer
$5,413
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
Non comestible
Non comestible
$5,328
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Carnycios 120-1
Carnycios 120-1
$2,827
Oil painting (120 x 80 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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