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La girafe
La girafe
$8,084
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Chemin 5
Chemin 5
$1,418
Oil painting (19 x 24 cm)
Believe
Believe
$4,728
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Clara au manteau rouge
Clara au manteau rouge
$2,364
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau
$650
Oil painting (29 x 21 cm)
Soir à trénelle
Soir à trénelle
$2,364
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Trio
Trio
$8,273
Oil painting (130 x 180 cm)
Tropiques, fruit rouge sur soleil
Tropiques, fruit rouge sur soleil
$1,808
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Le petit-déjeuner
Le petit-déjeuner
$1,418
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Sombre paysage
Sombre paysage
$2,127
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Petits laminaires
Petits laminaires
$331
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Envie d'ailleurs
Envie d'ailleurs
$1,891
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
The sun is back
The sun is back
$2,080
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Laurier 1
Laurier 1
$650
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
City 6
City 6
$1,773
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
L’imperial
L’imperial
$3,900
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Immersion
Immersion
$9,692
Oil painting (70 x 90 cm)
Above the sea V
Above the sea V
$3,546
Oil painting (81 x 130 cm)
Ombre bleue
Ombre bleue
$5,909
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Château d'eau
Château d'eau
$6,500
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
Floral en rose et vert
Floral en rose et vert
$946
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Effusions 2
Effusions 2
$1,395
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Bord de mer
Bord de mer
$1,891
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Le vert galant
Le vert galant
$2,364
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le soleil se couche
Le soleil se couche
$2,305
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Huile sur toile 80f
Huile sur toile 80f
$3,546
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Promenade 4
Promenade 4
$1,454
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Homme jaune
Homme jaune
$2,009
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sans titre (orgia) 8
Sans titre (orgia) 8
$3,546
Oil painting (200 x 160 cm)
The brown city
The brown city
$946
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
L'échelle céleste
L'échelle céleste
$2,364
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Jugement de paris
Jugement de paris
$3,546
Oil painting (73 x 50 cm)
Quai bondé
Quai bondé
$8,273
Oil painting (120 x 47 cm)
La danse de Siva apparaît au yogi
La danse de Siva apparaît au yogi
$6,619
Oil painting (122 x 172 cm)
Asterisk
Asterisk
$4,728
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Un été en corée
Un été en corée
$9,928
Oil painting (27 x 41 cm)
Horizon sans limite
Horizon sans limite
$6,500
Oil painting (162 x 97 cm)
Miami - 180801
Miami - 180801
$2,364
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Neuf décembre, roches de mariol, lumière du soir
Neuf décembre, roches de mariol, lumière du soir
$2,364
Oil painting (130 x 81 cm)
Les espérances
Les espérances
$2,482
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Sweat rose
Sweat rose
$2,837
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Sans titre (5)
Sans titre (5)
$946
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Série plage: plage 1
Série plage: plage 1
$2,364
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Roses et coquillage
Roses et coquillage
$662
Oil painting (27 x 46 cm)
"vacances à vieux boucau"
"vacances à vieux boucau"
$2,127
Oil painting (36 x 75 cm)
Fleurs pastel
Fleurs pastel
$1,182
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Le port de saint-tropez
Le port de saint-tropez
$1,028
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Le temple
Le temple
$4,728
Oil painting (195 x 130 cm)
Herakles
Herakles
$591
Oil painting (24 x 30 cm)
Rings
Rings
$3,309
Oil painting (74 x 60 cm)
Reflexion
Reflexion
$355
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Le poids
Le poids
$4,137
Oil painting (115 x 156 cm)
Scène de plage - Harmonie bleutée
Scène de plage - Harmonie bleutée
$709
Oil painting (61 x 38 cm)
Et, par temps bleu
Et, par temps bleu
$2,127
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Les terrasses de la plage
Les terrasses de la plage
$2,837
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
The finish
The finish
$3,368
Oil painting (76 x 50 cm)
Hiver dans le haut-doubs
Hiver dans le haut-doubs
$886
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Horizontale (inde, varanasi)
Horizontale (inde, varanasi)
$5,909
Oil painting (60 x 150 cm)
Fenêtre en Toscane
Fenêtre en Toscane
$1,655
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Clôture, voiture, toiture
Clôture, voiture, toiture
$827
Oil painting (41 x 62 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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