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Le bassin aux poissons rouges
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
$1,646
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
$2,195
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
La Seine chez Sara
La Seine chez Sara
$988
Oil painting (61 x 42 cm)
N°1
N°1
$3,073
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Odalisques
Odalisques
$2,030
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Modern crash
Modern crash
$1,098
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Fishies in sky
Fishies in sky
$1,646
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,427
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
L'aragne sur l'eau fait des ronds...
L'aragne sur l'eau fait des ronds...
$2,140
Oil painting (140 x 70 cm)
Diane, actéon et ses chiens...
Diane, actéon et ses chiens...
$2,634
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Graffitis on the wall
Graffitis on the wall
$1,646
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Rendez-vous
Rendez-vous
$878
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Montagne printanière
Montagne printanière
$439
Oil painting (25 x 30 cm)
La main verte
La main verte
$2,634
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Come fly with me
Come fly with me
$1,865
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Tropiques, forêt bleue
Tropiques, forêt bleue
$1,240
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Icona n°1
Icona n°1
$1,317
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Impression marine-pins de bord de mer 2
Impression marine-pins de bord de mer 2
$2,579
Oil painting (140 x 210 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...
$2,195
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Reflets
Reflets
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Folletrios - 18
Folletrios - 18
$1,043
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,482
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Jeune vulcain
Jeune vulcain
$1,098
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Cerisier
Cerisier
$2,195
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Dans les dunes
Dans les dunes
$2,360
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Évocation d’un paysage breton, Le Finistère
Évocation d’un paysage breton, Le Finistère
$878
Oil painting (90 x 30 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$933
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
City girl
City girl
$823
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$1,976
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Infusion de chardon
Infusion de chardon
$1,537
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Not yet remembered
Not yet remembered
$988
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Above the sea IV
Above the sea IV
$2,854
Oil painting (89 x 136 cm)
Un été en corée
Un été en corée
$9,219
Oil painting (27 x 41 cm)
Plume scrutait la mouche heureuse...
Plume scrutait la mouche heureuse...
$1,207
Oil painting (38 x 61 cm)
Pins à Saint-Jacut de la mer
Pins à Saint-Jacut de la mer
$4,939
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
Eté en forêt
Eté en forêt
$801
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Smoker's
Smoker's
$8,670
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
29 janvier 2014
29 janvier 2014
$1,537
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Fin de l'hiver au lac
Fin de l'hiver au lac
$461
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Urban 2
Urban 2
$1,976
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
La mer n'existe pas
La mer n'existe pas
$1,207
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Rose - 316
Rose - 316
$1,207
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Reflets d'or 4
Reflets d'or 4
$1,295
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bleu de cobalt
Bleu de cobalt
$2,415
Oil painting (75 x 110 cm)
Mimosas
Mimosas
$1,630
Oil painting (46 x 65 cm)
Vue aérienne
Vue aérienne
$1,646
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Puisque nous n'avons plus le souvenir...
Puisque nous n'avons plus le souvenir...
$2,140
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
$1,229
Oil painting (100 x 65 cm)
Le jardin à l'anglaise
Le jardin à l'anglaise
$461
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Boiserie - 25p05
Boiserie - 25p05
$878
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Paris nocturne
Paris nocturne
$1,646
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Nuit sur le port II
Nuit sur le port II
$1,098
Oil painting (46 x 33 cm)
Vingt-neuf février, chemin dans le massif du Vercors
Vingt-neuf février, chemin dans le massif du Vercors
$1,098
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
$697
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
New York réf : 11015
New York réf : 11015
$274
Oil painting (18 x 18 cm)
Litchis et citrons
Litchis et citrons
$1,207
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
20 août 2019
20 août 2019
$1,976
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Plein jour sur la ville
Plein jour sur la ville
$659
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (90 x 90 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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