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Le vieil éléphant
Le vieil éléphant
$7,210
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
L'horizon est vaste
L'horizon est vaste
$1,685
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Way
Way
$3,009
Oil painting (200 x 200 cm)
Petit matin
Petit matin
$4,694
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Bleu espoir
Bleu espoir
$2,769
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La fritillaire des marais
La fritillaire des marais
$1,324
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Real
Real
$3,009
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Origines n°1
Origines n°1
$1,144
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Stigmate III
Stigmate III
$3,611
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Martial et moi
Martial et moi
$903
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Sommes partis
Sommes partis
$2,407
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Paris, pont des Arts
Paris, pont des Arts
$2,588
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Désert
Désert
$3,009
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Solnedgang
Solnedgang
$6,620
Oil painting (95 x 150 cm)
Place Furstenberg Paris
Place Furstenberg Paris
$2,588
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Repaysage 12
new
Repaysage 12
$782
Oil painting (130 x 80 cm)
Mère et fille 2
Mère et fille 2
$4,574
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Laurier 1
Laurier 1
$662
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Bréhat
Bréhat
$1,011
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
La fin de l'amazonie
La fin de l'amazonie
$7,210
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Ouessant la côte, herbe peignée
Ouessant la côte, herbe peignée
$4,093
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
Imperial
Imperial
$2,829
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
La plage à Valladolid
La plage à Valladolid
$506
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
New 6
New 6
$3,009
Oil painting (60 x 90 cm)
Plantes d'intérieur
Plantes d'intérieur
$1,023
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Le champ
Le champ
$2,407
Oil painting (130 x 100 cm)
Rousse
Rousse
$361
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Métro-station gleisdreieck, berlin 1979
Métro-station gleisdreieck, berlin 1979
$7,222
Oil painting (150 x 90 cm)
San francisco hayes place
San francisco hayes place
$7,222
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
Ecran de fumée
Ecran de fumée
$2,287
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Femme sauvage au boa
Femme sauvage au boa
$5,417
Oil painting (135 x 200 cm)
Falaises au Cap Sizun
Falaises au Cap Sizun
$1,806
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
$1,324
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
C’était le printemps 2
C’était le printemps 2
$542
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Bleu profond
Bleu profond
$2,407
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
L'origine du monde. elles dansaient comme des filles de joie,...
new
L'origine du monde. elles dansaient comme des filles de joie,...
$1,806
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Soir d'orage
Soir d'orage
$903
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
La camargue gardoise
La camargue gardoise
$2,889
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Cagnes-sur-Mer
Cagnes-sur-Mer
$722
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Vers demain
Vers demain
$1,806
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Vue sur la cathédrale
Vue sur la cathédrale
$1,685
Oil painting (63 x 70 cm)
Les deux arbres
Les deux arbres
$1,023
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Le phare de Capo Mannu
Le phare de Capo Mannu
$1,204
Oil painting (90 x 65 cm)
Fleurs 2
Fleurs 2
$1,204
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Boulevard de pluie
Boulevard de pluie
$3,130
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Tharsile ou le piètre entendement
Tharsile ou le piètre entendement
$1,806
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
La demoiselle du lac
La demoiselle du lac
$2,588
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Yellow eye (New York, Manhattan soul)
Yellow eye (New York, Manhattan soul)
$4,815
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Slowmotion 3
Slowmotion 3
$1,204
Oil painting (50 x 80 cm)
Intérieur / extérieur 1
Intérieur / extérieur 1
$4,333
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Telemac
Telemac
$2,407
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Encre bleue
Encre bleue
$2,167
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
N°1
N°1
$2,167
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Passent les nuages
Passent les nuages
$2,167
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
Pom, pom, pom 20
Pom, pom, pom 20
$1,396
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Palmiers roses (fleurs)
Palmiers roses (fleurs)
$4,574
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Homme jaune
Homme jaune
$2,046
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le soir ne s'étonne pas que ton bouquet éclaire nos cœurs.
Le soir ne s'étonne pas que ton bouquet éclaire nos cœurs.
$1,324
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Un tapis de figues... de Barbarie !
Un tapis de figues... de Barbarie !
$590
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Geisha with french dog and dutch sky
Geisha with french dog and dutch sky
$4,213
Oil painting (130 x 162 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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