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Coin restaurant, paris
Coin restaurant, paris
$988
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Carnycios 120-1
Carnycios 120-1
$2,579
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Cavalier
Cavalier
$768
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Retour à ... (seconde époque) - Dans la villa de Rose
Retour à ... (seconde époque) - Dans la villa de Rose
$12,073
Oil painting (165 x 110 cm)
Bouquet aux lilas bleus
Bouquet aux lilas bleus
$856
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Je marchais pourtant seul sur la plage...
Je marchais pourtant seul sur la plage...
$878
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Orchids, for you !
Orchids, for you !
$1,921
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
"tempête à port kerné" ,  réf : 2110
"tempête à port kerné" , réf : 2110
$494
Oil painting (60 x 30 cm)
Celles et le lac du salagou au printemps
Celles et le lac du salagou au printemps
$1,054
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Grenade et citron
Grenade et citron
$395
Oil painting (22 x 16 cm)
L'arbre du père
L'arbre du père
$2,140
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$768
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Regent street
Regent street
$3,073
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
$2,744
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Cargo 7
Cargo 7
$878
Oil painting (50 x 30 cm)
Proximité
Proximité
$1,317
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les agrumes sont mûrs
Les agrumes sont mûrs
$713
Oil painting (33 x 24 cm)
A Carro
A Carro
$713
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Paysage japonais
Paysage japonais
$1,098
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Seaweeds
Seaweeds
$1,317
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
$768
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Tropiques, feuille longue
Tropiques, feuille longue
$1,679
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Dis-moi tout
Dis-moi tout
$878
Oil painting (90 x 80 cm)
Ciel de Paris
Ciel de Paris
$1,646
Oil painting (100 x 75 cm)
L'enfant qui lit
L'enfant qui lit
$1,427
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Ecole de plongée
Ecole de plongée
$1,043
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
La croix du Dan à Poligny (Jura)
La croix du Dan à Poligny (Jura)
$713
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
Composition à la théière rouge
Composition à la théière rouge
$615
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Passent les nuages
Passent les nuages
$1,976
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
Jeune vulcain
Jeune vulcain
$1,098
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
City 6
City 6
$1,646
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Eurélie
Eurélie
$1,646
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Jeux secrets
Jeux secrets
$1,646
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Le temps de vivre
Le temps de vivre
$1,646
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Sea sunset
Sea sunset
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Yacinthos - 01
Yacinthos - 01
$4,664
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$878
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
La Seine chez Sara
La Seine chez Sara
$988
Oil painting (61 x 42 cm)
Sweat rose
Sweat rose
$2,634
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Auckland botanic gardens II
Auckland botanic gardens II
$812
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
[dé]floraison 3
[dé]floraison 3
$1,098
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
$1,646
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Deep
Deep
$1,976
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Magister
Magister
$1,317
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Se perdre dans le silence
Se perdre dans le silence
$823
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
$2,140
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Come fly with me
Come fly with me
$1,865
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Tramway street
Tramway street
$3,183
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Toujours debout
Toujours debout
$1,317
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Intérieur
Intérieur
-40% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Paper toros - 01
Paper toros - 01
$1,482
Oil painting (102 x 66 cm)
La colère de Neptune
La colère de Neptune
$1,976
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sismographie n°04
Sismographie n°04
$1,207
Oil painting (89 x 100 cm)
Les restes II
Les restes II
$587
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Diptyque
Diptyque
$1,537
Oil painting (140 x 100 cm)
Méditerranée 1
Méditerranée 1
$549
Oil painting (39 x 39 cm)
Un été à Paris
Un été à Paris
$1,207
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Nantes - Impressions portuaires réf : 11129
Nantes - Impressions portuaires réf : 11129
$274
Oil painting (24 x 24 cm)
Orientalisme
Orientalisme
$2,854
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le chemin
Le chemin
$615
Oil painting (38 x 46 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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