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Les deux magots
Les deux magots
$2,406
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Tout passera XII
Tout passera XII
$2,766
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
8 heures du matin à Villefranche-sur-Mer
8 heures du matin à Villefranche-sur-Mer
$3,368
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Claire
Claire
$6,615
Oil painting (146 x 114 cm)
Si facile ! si amusant !
Si facile ! si amusant !
$1,804
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Rythmes mineraux
Rythmes mineraux
$2,406
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Souffle rouge
Souffle rouge
$1,924
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Journée de filles
Journée de filles
$962
Oil painting (53 x 73 cm)
Le lac du salagou
Le lac du salagou
$1,564
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Propaganda
Propaganda
$5,413
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Ramure
Ramure
$601
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Anonymous building (New york, Manhattan soul)
Anonymous building (New york, Manhattan soul)
$6,014
Oil painting (65 x 142 cm)
Le port de saint-tropez
Le port de saint-tropez
$1,034
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Fin de service
Fin de service
$3,608
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les vailhès, un hameau au bord du salagou
Les vailhès, un hameau au bord du salagou
$902
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Scott
Scott
$902
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
A Carro
A Carro
$782
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Precious time
Precious time
$842
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
New York nocturne buildings
New York nocturne buildings
$2,586
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Brume du matin
Brume du matin
$421
Oil painting (30 x 42 cm)
Pyromanie
Pyromanie
$10,224
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
La camargue rouge
La camargue rouge
$2,406
Oil painting (90 x 73 cm)
Grand iris V
Grand iris V
$3,007
Oil painting (97 x 116 cm)
Believe
Believe
$4,811
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Back stage (Hong Kong)
Back stage (Hong Kong)
$6,976
Oil painting (80 x 160 cm)
Deux barman
Deux barman
$3,127
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Jeune femme au pull vert
Jeune femme au pull vert
$1,564
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Rooftop Lafayette
Rooftop Lafayette
$1,083
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Falaises au Cap Sizun
Falaises au Cap Sizun
$1,804
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Lumière de septembre
Lumière de septembre
$10,825
Oil painting (90 x 100 cm)
Dear zorg
Dear zorg
$1,383
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Le jardin chuchote
Le jardin chuchote
$2,165
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$2,165
Oil painting (100 x 74 cm)
Amy winehouse, for all times, black and white
Amy winehouse, for all times, black and white
$3,488
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La cascade
La cascade
$1,263
Oil painting (65 x 102 cm)
Corps en mouvement
Corps en mouvement
$3,608
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Jeune fille en vert
Jeune fille en vert
$3,729
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
Abstrait en jaune et gris
Abstrait en jaune et gris
$1,203
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Dinard 2
Dinard 2
$1,443
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Les saintes-maries-de-la-mer
Les saintes-maries-de-la-mer
$1,323
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Winterdays
Winterdays
$2,766
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Le petit-déjeuner
Le petit-déjeuner
$1,443
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Le vert galant
Le vert galant
$2,406
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vegetale
Vegetale
$6,615
Oil painting (150 x 160 cm)
Effusions 1
Effusions 1
$1,419
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Les narcisses du jardin
Les narcisses du jardin
$842
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
New York at night II
New York at night II
$2,406
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Fleus 2
Fleus 2
$1,203
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Urban design underwater
Urban design underwater
$2,105
Oil painting (60 x 120 cm)
Île du levant
Île du levant
$902
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Pencil nude 4
Pencil nude 4
$541
Oil painting (34 x 25 cm)
Hauteurs de Hyères
Hauteurs de Hyères
$421
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Not yet remembered
Not yet remembered
$1,083
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Icona n°1
Icona n°1
$1,443
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Architecture 2020
Architecture 2020
$2,526
Oil painting (150 x 200 cm)
Lea
Lea
$1,203
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Camélia
Camélia
$1,203
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Sauge de jérusalem 2008-293
Sauge de jérusalem 2008-293
$2,887
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
En automne au salagou
En automne au salagou
$674
Oil painting (35 x 27 cm)
Fleurs d'artichaut fanées
Fleurs d'artichaut fanées
$1,443
Oil painting (65 x 54 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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