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Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
$659
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Vue aérienne
Vue aérienne
$1,646
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Human mask 01
Human mask 01
$988
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Best friends
Best friends
$1,098
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Totem
Totem
$1,976
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Une vieille rue
Une vieille rue
$1,098
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
La Corse
La Corse
$604
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Le temps de vivre
Le temps de vivre
$1,646
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Un parfum de Florence
Un parfum de Florence
$274
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Le songe ou la solitude
Le songe ou la solitude
$768
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Les vagues de nos rencontres
Les vagues de nos rencontres
$878
Oil painting (46 x 54 cm)
Ce fût l’instant où le temps sembla mécontent de n'être plus.....
Ce fût l’instant où le temps sembla mécontent de n'être plus.....
$2,195
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Sommes partis
Sommes partis
$2,195
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Sans titre 655
Sans titre 655
$2,195
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Pilier
Pilier
$1,152
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Modern crash
Modern crash
$1,098
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Soleil blanc
Soleil blanc
$1,317
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Lumière de la nuit
Lumière de la nuit
$1,098
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Pom, pom, pom 20
Pom, pom, pom 20
$933
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Plage de fossées.cap ferrat
Plage de fossées.cap ferrat
$713
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Grenade et citron
Grenade et citron
$395
Oil painting (22 x 16 cm)
Évocation d’un paysage breton, Le Finistère
Évocation d’un paysage breton, Le Finistère
$878
Oil painting (90 x 30 cm)
Pajol
Pajol
$1,646
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Piéger le virus
Piéger le virus
$3,293
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Les pins
Les pins
$2,085
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Doit-on forcément étalonner l’espace pour en saisir sa dimension ?
Doit-on forcément étalonner l’espace pour en saisir sa dimension ?
$2,854
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Composition au miroir
Composition au miroir
$615
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,262
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Odalisques
Odalisques
$2,030
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
$1,822
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Seaweeds
Seaweeds
$1,317
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Sur le quai
Sur le quai
$2,140
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
De l'intérieur
De l'intérieur
$2,634
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
$2,744
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Miroir intérieur
Miroir intérieur
$1,756
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Laminaires bleus
Laminaires bleus
$2,140
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Ciel de Paris
Ciel de Paris
$1,646
Oil painting (100 x 75 cm)
Magister
Magister
$1,317
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
"venise, rio della verona"  réf : 2280
"venise, rio della verona" réf : 2280
$274
Oil painting (21 x 21 cm)
Un été à Paris
Un été à Paris
$1,207
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Montagne printanière
Montagne printanière
$439
Oil painting (25 x 30 cm)
Arbre à 3 troncs
Arbre à 3 troncs
$1,098
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
La croix du Dan à Poligny (Jura)
La croix du Dan à Poligny (Jura)
$713
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$933
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
$2,195
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Au coeur
Au coeur
$2,030
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Au feu rouge.
Au feu rouge.
$1,317
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Spectre
Spectre
$988
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Invader
Invader
$3,293
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le soleil dans mes yeux
Le soleil dans mes yeux
$1,043
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
$1,207
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
La balade nous était fidèle...
La balade nous était fidèle...
$1,372
Oil painting (46 x 65 cm)
Impression marine-pins de bord de mer 2
Impression marine-pins de bord de mer 2
$2,579
Oil painting (140 x 210 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,085
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Floraison-2
Floraison-2
$1,646
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Onze mai, chemin dans les gorges de la Loire
Onze mai, chemin dans les gorges de la Loire
$1,098
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,482
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
$735
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Le vent du sud
Le vent du sud
$5,268
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,482
Oil painting (80 x 80 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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