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Inès 2
Inès 2
$2,905
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Rose - 315
Rose - 315
$1,788
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Hortus 3
Hortus 3
$402
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Le pont de sully - paris
Le pont de sully - paris
$1,117
Oil painting (60 x 43 cm)
Jeune femme à l'impair
Jeune femme à l'impair
$223
Oil painting (20 x 40 cm)
Sur le port
Sur le port
$1,453
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
New york réf : 2410
New york réf : 2410
$391
Oil painting (35 x 35 cm)
Petit, en prenant la main de mon père
Petit, en prenant la main de mon père
$1,676
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Impressions dans la forêt
Impressions dans la forêt
$447
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
5th avenue - new york 2
5th avenue - new york 2
$1,453
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Bréhat
Bréhat
$939
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Doit-on forcément étalonner l’espace pour en saisir sa dimension ?
Doit-on forcément étalonner l’espace pour en saisir sa dimension ?
$2,905
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
$3,240
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Man
Man
$2,011
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Le jardin à l'anglaise
Le jardin à l'anglaise
$469
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Épingles
Épingles
$950
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Lisbonne
Lisbonne
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Lumière du soir à marrakech
Lumière du soir à marrakech
$1,648
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le champ de colzas - Doit-on forcement suivre le chemin tracé ?
Le champ de colzas - Doit-on forcement suivre le chemin tracé ?
$726
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
(r)évolution
(r)évolution
$4,023
Oil painting (130 x 195 cm)
Tropiques, feuille longue
Tropiques, feuille longue
$1,710
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Bon petit diable
Bon petit diable
$894
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Grenade et citron
Grenade et citron
$402
Oil painting (22 x 16 cm)
No man's land
No man's land
$1,564
Oil painting (92 x 66 cm)
Pose
Pose
$2,436
Oil painting (50 x 69 cm)
Sans
Sans
$2,235
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
$1,073
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Vue des toits de Montmartre
Vue des toits de Montmartre
$391
Oil painting (33 x 22 cm)
En chemin
En chemin
$1,453
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
The shard
The shard
$3,229
Oil painting (100 x 150 cm)
Orchids, for you !
Orchids, for you !
$1,955
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Western avenue
Western avenue
$838
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Brumes sur Paris
Brumes sur Paris
$1,676
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Rouge passion
Rouge passion
$2,179
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Musique d'été
Musique d'été
$2,011
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
La maison blanche
La maison blanche
-40% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (54 x 81 cm)
Au loin la côte dessinait ses chinoiseries...
Au loin la côte dessinait ses chinoiseries...
$1,285
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Le temps des pivoines
Le temps des pivoines
$2,514
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
La main verte
La main verte
$2,682
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Série racines - 1
Série racines - 1
$447
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Craftsman
Craftsman
$1,900
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Proximité
Proximité
$1,341
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Cargo 7
Cargo 7
$894
Oil painting (50 x 30 cm)
Cavalier
Cavalier
$782
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Toit de paris
Toit de paris
$894
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Les vagues de nos rencontres
Les vagues de nos rencontres
$894
Oil painting (46 x 54 cm)
Série racines - 3
Série racines - 3
$1,062
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Le jardin chuchote
Le jardin chuchote
$2,011
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Ouessant la côte
Ouessant la côte
$548
Oil painting (46 x 33 cm)
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
$883
Oil painting (40 x 40 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)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
$1,900
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Plage de Salie Nord
Plage de Salie Nord
$1,788
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
La muse
La muse
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Au coeur
Au coeur
$2,067
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Dinard 2
Dinard 2
$1,341
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Vol de nuit
Vol de nuit
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
$1,117
Oil painting (46 x 56 cm)
5h30 du matin à Paris
5h30 du matin à Paris
$615
Oil painting (20 x 21 cm)
La balade nous était fidèle...
La balade nous était fidèle...
$1,397
Oil painting (46 x 65 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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