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Vagues de bretagne II
Vagues de bretagne II
$2,125
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Proximité
Proximité
$1,417
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Folletrios-16
Folletrios-16
$1,122
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Murmure d'une brise
Murmure d'une brise
$1,063
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Métascène n.5
Métascène n.5
$1,511
Oil painting (70 x 90 cm)
Crépuscule d'été
Crépuscule d'été
$1,181
Oil painting (46 x 33 cm)
Un goût d'océan
Un goût d'océan
$708
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Nightswimming
Nightswimming
$1,417
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Jardin en été
Jardin en été
$1,417
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Brume du matin
Brume du matin
$472
Oil painting (30 x 42 cm)
La maison jaune
La maison jaune
$1,299
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Cavalier étrusque
new
Cavalier étrusque
$4,015
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Poseidon
Poseidon
-50% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Baie de Canche
new
Baie de Canche
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Cassel
Cassel
-40% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
[ esperance ]
[ esperance ]
$3,212
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Jazz trio, vert orange
Jazz trio, vert orange
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Fleurir la vie
new
Fleurir la vie
$1,417
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Winterstorm
Winterstorm
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Contre jour
Contre jour
$1,417
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
La caresse des mots
new
La caresse des mots
$945
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Il maestro
Il maestro
$1,063
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Rose - 475
Rose - 475
$756
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
The world of silence
The world of silence
$5,786
Oil painting (160 x 120 cm)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, i'm the best
Jean-Michel Basquiat, i'm the best
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
For amusement only
new
For amusement only
$5,668
Oil painting (97 x 146 cm)
Rosalie et ses graffitis
new
Rosalie et ses graffitis
$649
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Woman at sea
Woman at sea
$3,542
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Dans son coin
Dans son coin
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Galaxie
Galaxie
$6,258
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Full moon
Full moon
$1,181
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Vue sur la cathédrale
Vue sur la cathédrale
-50% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (63 x 70 cm)
Les cimes de Tétouan
Les cimes de Tétouan
$3,188
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
African girls
African girls
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (69 x 50 cm)
Étang de la plaine en hiver
Étang de la plaine en hiver
$1,299
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Les lumières de la ville - ombres et lumières
Les lumières de la ville - ombres et lumières
$2,716
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Confidences
Confidences
$1,653
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Tempête en bord de mer en Bretagne
Tempête en bord de mer en Bretagne
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Haute tension - zone industrielle
Haute tension - zone industrielle
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Pirate fjords
Pirate fjords
$413
Oil painting (30 x 24 cm)
Arbre de bord mer e
Arbre de bord mer e
$2,303
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Swimming pool- louna 6
Swimming pool- louna 6
$2,598
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Aigue marine
new
Aigue marine
$5,904
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
L'origine du monde, la contemplation
L'origine du monde, la contemplation
$2,834
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Le sens du vent
Le sens du vent
$7,675
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Ruelle à Ostuni
Ruelle à Ostuni
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Les bleus à l'âme me reprennent (prix encadrée)
Les bleus à l'âme me reprennent (prix encadrée)
$1,417
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Après la tempête, nice
Après la tempête, nice
$461
Oil painting (30 x 24 cm)
Sous la brise légère
Sous la brise légère
$14,760
Oil painting (150 x 85 cm)
La vie
La vie
$5,786
Oil painting (98 x 135 cm)
Icare
Icare
$5,314
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Et, par temps bleu
Et, par temps bleu
$2,598
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Laurent
Laurent
$1,122
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Collimateur mystique
new
Collimateur mystique
$2,598
Oil painting (70 x 90 cm)
L'allée des roes
L'allée des roes
$2,952
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Modern love
new
Modern love
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (145 x 145 cm)
L'eau
L'eau
$3,070
Oil painting (90 x 125 cm)
Shadow1
new
Shadow1
$945
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
A l'ombre d'un grand chêne (under an old oak tree)
A l'ombre d'un grand chêne (under an old oak tree)
$354
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$2,125
Oil painting (100 x 74 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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