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Juste avant la nuit...
Juste avant la nuit...
$1,400
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Seven clarinets
Seven clarinets
$3,135
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Yacinthos - 01
Yacinthos - 01
$4,759
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
Piéger le virus
Piéger le virus
$3,359
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Bleu de cobalt
Bleu de cobalt
$2,464
Oil painting (75 x 110 cm)
Salvador Dali, Vogue, gold version
Salvador Dali, Vogue, gold version
$1,344
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Au feu rouge.
Au feu rouge.
$1,344
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Dernières lumières sur un nageur au repos
Dernières lumières sur un nageur au repos
$1,232
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
Retenir son souffle
Retenir son souffle
$3,135
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
(r)évolution
(r)évolution
$4,031
Oil painting (130 x 195 cm)
Les espérances
Les espérances
$2,128
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
No man's land
No man's land
$1,568
Oil painting (92 x 66 cm)
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
$1,792
Oil painting (54 x 72 cm)
Planète bleue
Planète bleue
$672
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
Effusion
Effusion
$2,128
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Impressions dans la forêt
Impressions dans la forêt
$448
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
29 janvier 2014
29 janvier 2014
$1,568
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les dés sont jetés
Les dés sont jetés
$1,456
Oil painting (65 x 100 cm)
Whisperer
Whisperer
$1,400
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Cbg - 20190727 - 49,64258°n -1.60912°e
Cbg - 20190727 - 49,64258°n -1.60912°e
$2,016
Oil painting (81 x 144 cm)
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
$2,240
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Jeune femme au pull vert
Jeune femme au pull vert
$1,456
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
5th avenue - new york 2
5th avenue - new york 2
$1,456
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$784
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
La mer
new
La mer
$2,800
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Au musée
Au musée
$8,958
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,240
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Paisible errance
Paisible errance
$649
Oil painting (55 x 60 cm)
Série identité: et alors!
Série identité: et alors!
$1,568
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Fin de l'hiver au lac
Fin de l'hiver au lac
$470
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Vue sur la cathédrale
Vue sur la cathédrale
$1,568
Oil painting (63 x 70 cm)
Bord de mer
Bord de mer
$1,792
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Tondo floral aux roses oranges
Tondo floral aux roses oranges
$873
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Vibration
Vibration
$2,374
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Il pleut des globes électriques
Il pleut des globes électriques
$1,680
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Carnycios - 11
Carnycios - 11
$1,960
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bon petit diable
Bon petit diable
$896
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Mer calme
Mer calme
$1,232
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Dunes
Dunes
$280
Oil painting (22 x 16 cm)
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
$1,254
Oil painting (100 x 65 cm)
Promenade 4
Promenade 4
$1,377
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Vol de nuit
Vol de nuit
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Méridienne
Méridienne
$1,330
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Paysage berrichon
Paysage berrichon
$2,072
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Immortel
Immortel
$2,016
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Vert vert esprit
Vert vert esprit
$1,792
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,568
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Brigitte bardot, the "confined" collection nº 2
Brigitte bardot, the "confined" collection nº 2
$2,911
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Voyage
Voyage
$1,232
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
En deux morceaux
En deux morceaux
$8,063
Oil painting (116 x 162 cm)
Pajol
Pajol
$1,680
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Guy
Guy
$1,008
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Abstraction 062
Abstraction 062
$6,159
Oil painting (60 x 95 cm)
La baie des anges
La baie des anges
$739
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Les oranges
Les oranges
$672
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Mes arbres n 3
Mes arbres n 3
$1,456
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Les restes III
Les restes III
$599
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Xl néon pop art lignes
Xl néon pop art lignes
$1,421
Oil painting (180 x 90 cm)
Au milieu des pins
Au milieu des pins
$616
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
La trouvaille à Montmartre
La trouvaille à Montmartre
$1,232
Oil painting (41 x 33 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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