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Trente mai, la Loire à Goudet
Trente mai, la Loire à Goudet
$1,680
Oil painting (110 x 73 cm)
L'or des prairies
L'or des prairies
$2,016
Oil painting (60 x 120 cm)
Dancers in the dark 2
Dancers in the dark 2
$1,377
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Le jardin et le Palais du Luxembourg
Le jardin et le Palais du Luxembourg
$728
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Day dreaming
Day dreaming
$235
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Nu homme n°6
Nu homme n°6
$5,375
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Que faire après lui ?
Que faire après lui ?
$8,399
Oil painting (110 x 150 cm)
Méditerranée 1
Méditerranée 1
$560
Oil painting (39 x 39 cm)
Stop
Stop
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Mère et fille 2
Mère et fille 2
$3,247
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Le miroir aux oiseaux
Le miroir aux oiseaux
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Reflets jaunes
Reflets jaunes
$2,128
Oil painting (90 x 100 cm)
Vingt-cinq juillet, prés à Saint-Vincent
Vingt-cinq juillet, prés à Saint-Vincent
$672
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Au milieu des pins
Au milieu des pins
$616
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Nouvel ange
Nouvel ange
$2,352
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Orgeo
Orgeo
$2,967
Oil painting (80 x 120 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)
La trouvaille à Montmartre
La trouvaille à Montmartre
$1,232
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Basquiat 1
Basquiat 1
$448
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Laurier 1
Laurier 1
$616
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Le temps de vivre
Le temps de vivre
$1,680
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Le vignoble du pic saint-loup
Le vignoble du pic saint-loup
$1,075
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Yellow Jazz
Yellow Jazz
$3,919
Oil painting (50 x 150 cm)
Reflet éphémère
Reflet éphémère
$2,240
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Au calme
Au calme
$2,128
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Misty day
Misty day
$2,576
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
No man's land
No man's land
$1,568
Oil painting (92 x 66 cm)
Bon petit diable
Bon petit diable
$896
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Houat réf : 2390
Houat réf : 2390
$224
Oil painting (22 x 20 cm)
Scène de plage à Arcachon
Scène de plage à Arcachon
$1,120
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Les restes III
Les restes III
$599
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
$1,120
Oil painting (46 x 56 cm)
Impression marine C
Impression marine C
$3,068
Oil painting (146 x 114 cm)
Soleil blanc
Soleil blanc
$1,344
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Moltifao, chemin des oliviers
Moltifao, chemin des oliviers
$840
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Les jonquilles
Les jonquilles
$1,680
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Deep
Deep
$2,016
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bouquet aux lilas bleus
Bouquet aux lilas bleus
$873
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
$3,247
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Tm 050
Tm 050
$2,240
Oil painting (45 x 60 cm)
Perspective 2
Perspective 2
$896
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les profondeurs de la nuit
Les profondeurs de la nuit
$2,464
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Tondo floral aux roses oranges
Tondo floral aux roses oranges
$873
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Épingles
Épingles
$952
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Vibration
Vibration
$2,374
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Onze mai, chemin dans les gorges de la Loire
Onze mai, chemin dans les gorges de la Loire
$1,120
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Le soleil dans mes yeux
Le soleil dans mes yeux
$1,064
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
To the light
To the light
$1,232
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Derrière le masque
Derrière le masque
$2,374
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les etocs
Les etocs
$2,240
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Ria formosa, jour de pluie
Ria formosa, jour de pluie
$896
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,792
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
50's blue highway
50's blue highway
$3,247
Oil painting (75 x 100 cm)
Immortel
Immortel
$2,016
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Céuze
Céuze
$784
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les espérances
Les espérances
$2,128
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Impression marine, pins de bord de mer 1
Impression marine, pins de bord de mer 1
$2,408
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Laminaires bleus 2
Laminaires bleus 2
$2,184
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Effusion
Effusion
$2,128
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$2,016
Oil painting (50 x 40 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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