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La mer à Cagne-sur-Mer
La mer à Cagne-sur-Mer
$472
Oil painting (30 x 24 cm)
Folletrios-16
Folletrios-16
$1,122
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Reflets jaunes
Reflets jaunes
$2,244
Oil painting (90 x 100 cm)
Craftsman
Craftsman
$2,008
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
San Francisco au matin
San Francisco au matin
$1,004
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Pommes et feuilles-2
Pommes et feuilles-2
$768
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Une jetée à Nice
Une jetée à Nice
$2,244
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Winterdays
Winterdays
$2,716
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Villa excelsior
Villa excelsior
$496
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Intérieur
Intérieur
$2,067
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Paysage humide
Paysage humide
$1,063
Oil painting (120 x 40 cm)
Métro-station gleisdreieck, berlin 1979
Métro-station gleisdreieck, berlin 1979
$7,086
Oil painting (150 x 90 cm)
Les restes II
Les restes II
$632
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Foot-bridge (jeux olympique pékin)
Foot-bridge (jeux olympique pékin)
$4,724
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras I
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras I
$1,653
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Aux dernières lumières d'été, l'or tombait sur l'étang...
Aux dernières lumières d'été, l'or tombait sur l'étang...
$3,071
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Paysage berrichon
Paysage berrichon
$1,004
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Fishies in sky
Fishies in sky
$1,772
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Vol de nuit
Vol de nuit
$2,244
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Mathilde au play-doh
Mathilde au play-doh
$661
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Quinze novembre, neige au bord de Loire
Quinze novembre, neige au bord de Loire
$2,362
Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
Rose - 288
Rose - 288
$2,953
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
La valse des fleurs à giverny
La valse des fleurs à giverny
$1,890
Oil painting (110 x 145 cm)
De l’ombre à la lumière
De l’ombre à la lumière
$1,122
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
$1,181
Oil painting (46 x 56 cm)
Store rouge
Store rouge
$3,071
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Dans les dunes
Dans les dunes
$2,539
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Calanque
Calanque
$921
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Presence
Presence
$1,630
Oil painting (40 x 51 cm)
Bérengère
Bérengère
$3,071
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Graffitis on the wall
Graffitis on the wall
$1,772
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Vue de glénat
Vue de glénat
$709
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Trois arbres
Trois arbres
$5,315
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
The scent of nature
The scent of nature
$2,823
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Ecran de fumée
Ecran de fumée
$2,244
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le dernier rayon de soleil
Le dernier rayon de soleil
$709
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Ah ! ces jardins flamboyants où même le soleil est las...
Ah ! ces jardins flamboyants où même le soleil est las...
$2,834
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Rose - 290
Rose - 290
$2,953
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Piéger le virus (œuvres 2020)
Piéger le virus (œuvres 2020)
$3,543
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Le front de mer
Le front de mer
$2,598
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Doit-on forcément étalonner l’espace pour en saisir sa dimension ?
Doit-on forcément étalonner l’espace pour en saisir sa dimension ?
$3,071
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Auckland botanic gardens II
Auckland botanic gardens II
$874
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Derrière la porte (inde, varanasi)
Derrière la porte (inde, varanasi)
$3,307
Oil painting (51 x 82 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,890
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Aquaponie 1
Aquaponie 1
$2,953
Oil painting (130 x 130 cm)
Wind in my heart
Wind in my heart
$1,063
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Sur le sentier côtier, Cap Sizun
Sur le sentier côtier, Cap Sizun
$1,772
Oil painting (110 x 73 cm)
Blue velvet 06
Blue velvet 06
$1,063
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
By the sea
By the sea
$2,480
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Illusion - 18
Illusion - 18
$1,772
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Grand iris V
Grand iris V
$2,598
Oil painting (97 x 116 cm)
Eté en forêt
Eté en forêt
$862
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
La où se cache mon ange...
La où se cache mon ange...
$3,543
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Note n°6
Note n°6
$4,488
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Arbor
Arbor
$2,126
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Paysage industriel
Paysage industriel
$1,949
Oil painting (85 x 100 cm)
Le songe ou la solitude
Le songe ou la solitude
$827
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
$1,772
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Mezzo soprano
Mezzo soprano
$3,543
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Esthésie 67
Esthésie 67
$1,063
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
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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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