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Voyeur
Voyeur
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau
$542
Oil painting (29 x 21 cm)
15 janvier 64
15 janvier 64
$3,161
Oil painting (119 x 122 cm)
Bouquet aux lilas bleus
Bouquet aux lilas bleus
$881
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Déjeuner sur l’herbe
Déjeuner sur l’herbe
$790
Oil painting (30 x 42 cm)
Dancers in the dark 2
Dancers in the dark 2
$1,389
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Lisbonne
Lisbonne
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,468
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Falaises à Ault, marée basse
Falaises à Ault, marée basse
$3,387
Oil painting (162 x 108 cm)
Dark Dagda
Dark Dagda
$2,823
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
$1,694
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Bouquet aux roses roses
Bouquet aux roses roses
$881
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$2,032
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Série racines - 1
Série racines - 1
$452
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Taxi jaune
Taxi jaune
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Tango
Tango
$1,355
Oil painting (90 x 134 cm)
Sonate d'automne 2
Sonate d'automne 2
$1,129
Oil painting (35 x 50 cm)
La pose du modèle
La pose du modèle
$24,096
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Laurier 1
Laurier 1
$621
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
The ostrich and the sand
The ostrich and the sand
$1,575
Oil painting (26 x 35 cm)
Fast and go.paysage en mouvement
Fast and go.paysage en mouvement
$2,258
Oil painting (150 x 110 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$790
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
Sunset in red 2
Sunset in red 2
$2,597
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Les dés sont jetés
Les dés sont jetés
$1,468
Oil painting (65 x 100 cm)
Solitude(s)
Solitude(s)
$2,371
Oil painting (81 x 130 cm)
Two penguins are waiting for the bus - Pékin
Two penguins are waiting for the bus - Pékin
$6,548
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Laminaires bleus
Laminaires bleus
$2,202
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Les pointues
Les pointues
$2,258
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Moltifao, chemin des oliviers
Moltifao, chemin des oliviers
$847
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Scène de plage à Arcachon
Scène de plage à Arcachon
$1,129
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
J'avais bien vu deux nymphes de l'autre coté de l'alphée...
J'avais bien vu deux nymphes de l'autre coté de l'alphée...
$1,411
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Rose - 311
Rose - 311
$790
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Yellow Jazz
Yellow Jazz
$3,952
Oil painting (50 x 150 cm)
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
$1,129
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Yacinthos - 01
Yacinthos - 01
$4,798
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
$1,129
Oil painting (46 x 56 cm)
Ton bouquet aussi à Palerme la nuit se souvenait des couleurs de la mer
Ton bouquet aussi à Palerme la nuit se souvenait des couleurs de la mer
$1,129
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Les etocs
Les etocs
$2,258
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,806
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Voilier IV
Voilier IV
$903
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Pilier
Pilier
$1,185
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Instant de poésie
Instant de poésie
$1,694
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,298
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Dis-moi tout
Dis-moi tout
$903
Oil painting (90 x 80 cm)
Dinard 2
Dinard 2
$1,355
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Les beaux seront 1
Les beaux seront 1
$2,032
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
$3,274
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Saisir l'instant
Saisir l'instant
$1,581
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Celles et le lac du salagou au printemps
Celles et le lac du salagou au printemps
$1,106
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras V
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras V
$1,355
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Cavalier
Cavalier
$790
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
$790
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Présence
Présence
$1,694
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
$2,258
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
$1,355
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Que faire après lui ?
Que faire après lui ?
$8,468
Oil painting (110 x 150 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$2,032
Oil painting (100 x 74 cm)
The queen Elizabeth II, time, grey version
The queen Elizabeth II, time, grey version
$1,355
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
$1,694
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Anse volbert III
Anse volbert III
$2,145
Oil painting (116 x 89 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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