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Ada
Ada
$1,178
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
"guanghua lu's giants" (pékin)
"guanghua lu's giants" (pékin)
$1,766
Oil painting (38 x 61 cm)
Une drôle de journée
Une drôle de journée
$1,060
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Presence
Presence
$2,420
Oil painting (40 x 51 cm)
L'origine du monde. elles dansaient comme des filles de joie,...
L'origine du monde. elles dansaient comme des filles de joie,...
$1,766
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Effusions 2
Effusions 2
$1,390
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Contre jour
Contre jour
$1,766
Oil painting (75 x 100 cm)
Le lapin écorché
Le lapin écorché
$824
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Camélia
Camélia
$1,178
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$860
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Le grand saut
Le grand saut
$6,477
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Boiserie II - 50m
Boiserie II - 50m
$1,413
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
La fête
La fête
$1,295
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Nicolas
Nicolas
$11,776
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
$1,178
Oil painting (46 x 56 cm)
Herakles
Herakles
$2,355
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Elle était certainement la dernière de la saison...
Elle était certainement la dernière de la saison...
$1,295
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Reflets sur la lagune
Reflets sur la lagune
$919
Oil painting (60 x 75 cm)
La pointe du Raz
La pointe du Raz
$1,295
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
De l'intérieur
De l'intérieur
$2,826
Oil painting (65 x 92 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...
$2,355
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Nymphéas, danse sous la pluie...
Nymphéas, danse sous la pluie...
$2,296
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Real
Real
$2,944
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Les restes III
Les restes III
$630
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Sans titre 3
Sans titre 3
$1,766
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Eté profond
Eté profond
$1,649
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Merci, monsieur monet
Merci, monsieur monet
$4,593
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Les lumières de Fès
Les lumières de Fès
$2,826
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Les bords de Rance
Les bords de Rance
$883
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Guerriere
Guerriere
$7,654
Oil painting (114 x 162 cm)
La villa aux palmiers, fin d'après-midi
La villa aux palmiers, fin d'après-midi
$495
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Les bords de loire 2
Les bords de loire 2
$2,355
Oil painting (130 x 120 cm)
Confidences
Confidences
$1,649
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Sueños en la tarde
Sueños en la tarde
$377
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Petit jour
Petit jour
$1,119
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Vers l'infini....
Vers l'infini....
$1,531
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Voyage entre deux portails
Voyage entre deux portails
$2,591
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Ete
Ete
$2,355
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Double Kate Moss, Vanity Fair, special version
Double Kate Moss, Vanity Fair, special version
$4,593
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Les lumières de la ville - ombres et lumières
Les lumières de la ville - ombres et lumières
$2,708
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
New oldsmobile 1958
New oldsmobile 1958
$1,413
Oil painting (60 x 40 cm)
Dancers in the dark 2
Dancers in the dark 2
$1,448
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Pilier
Pilier
$1,236
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Volume et géométrie
Volume et géométrie
$1,413
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
L’imperial
L’imperial
$3,886
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Reflets : la couleur de l'ombre
Reflets : la couleur de l'ombre
$1,825
Oil painting (81 x 130 cm)
Tout passera IV
Tout passera IV
$2,708
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le port de saint-tropez
Le port de saint-tropez
$1,024
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Créole
Créole
$6,359
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Ruelle à Ostuni
Ruelle à Ostuni
$707
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Au coeur d'un bel été
Au coeur d'un bel été
$1,884
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Porte de l'atelier vers la cuisine
Porte de l'atelier vers la cuisine
$1,766
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Summertime
Summertime
$1,001
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Dernières lumières sur le sable
Dernières lumières sur le sable
$2,237
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
New York by night 171102
New York by night 171102
$1,472
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Pietà
Pietà
$1,354
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Conciliabule
Conciliabule
$530
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Don quichotte
Don quichotte
$2,944
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
La où se cache mon ange...
La où se cache mon ange...
$3,533
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
$1,178
Oil painting (92 x 60 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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