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Dans les dunes
Dans les dunes
$2,402
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Floraison-2
Floraison-2
$1,676
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
L'arbre du père
L'arbre du père
$2,179
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Sans titre 3
Sans titre 3
$1,788
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
$670
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
$782
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Les baigneurs
Les baigneurs
$1,453
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Confiture
Confiture
$1,453
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Foggy sea
Foggy sea
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
To the light
To the light
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$782
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Vue sur la cathédrale
Vue sur la cathédrale
$1,564
Oil painting (63 x 70 cm)
Le temps des pivoines
Le temps des pivoines
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Au maroc bleu
Au maroc bleu
$782
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
La pose du modèle
La pose du modèle
$23,849
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Complicité
Complicité
$358
Oil painting (27 x 35 cm)
Cavalier
Cavalier
$782
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$894
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
N°5
N°5
$3,911
Oil painting (90 x 110 cm)
Paper toros - 01
Paper toros - 01
$1,508
Oil painting (102 x 66 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Les narcisses du jardin
Les narcisses du jardin
$782
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Cyclo baby
Cyclo baby
$1,341
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Expérience
new
Expérience
$9,498
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
Bon petit diable
Bon petit diable
$894
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$2,011
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Fragment floral
Fragment floral
$1,006
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vibration
new
Vibration
$2,369
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$2,011
Oil painting (100 x 74 cm)
Nantes - Impressions portuaires réf : 11129
Nantes - Impressions portuaires réf : 11129
$279
Oil painting (24 x 24 cm)
Floralie
Floralie
$1,564
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Ouessant la côte
Ouessant la côte
$548
Oil painting (46 x 33 cm)
Assise au jardin avec des amis
Assise au jardin avec des amis
$2,570
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
De la couleur dans ma vie
De la couleur dans ma vie
$2,011
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
La colère de Neptune
La colère de Neptune
$2,011
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Nouvelle
Nouvelle
$7,710
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
N°1
N°1
$3,129
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Tondo floral aux roses oranges
Tondo floral aux roses oranges
$872
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
$1,251
Oil painting (100 x 65 cm)
Jeux secrets
Jeux secrets
$1,676
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Mère et fille 2
Mère et fille 2
$3,240
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Impressions dans la forêt
Impressions dans la forêt
$447
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$1,117
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Xl néon pop art lignes
Xl néon pop art lignes
$1,418
Oil painting (180 x 90 cm)
Les restes III
Les restes III
$598
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Folletrios - 18
Folletrios - 18
$1,062
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,564
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
D'air et d'eau
D'air et d'eau
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Laminaires bleus
Laminaires bleus
$2,179
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Naissance
Naissance
$1,117
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Hortus 3
Hortus 3
$402
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
L'aragne sur l'eau fait des ronds...
L'aragne sur l'eau fait des ronds...
$2,179
Oil painting (140 x 70 cm)
Dunes
new
Dunes
$279
Oil painting (22 x 16 cm)
Vert les pins
Vert les pins
$1,788
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
New York bridge
New York bridge
$3,576
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
$1,229
Oil painting (61 x 38 cm)
Sommes partis
Sommes partis
$2,235
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Jeune vulcain
Jeune vulcain
$1,117
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Dualité
Dualité
$1,341
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
$883
Oil painting (40 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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