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Ce chien dans la tête
Ce chien dans la tête
$11,070
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La plage à plozévet, lumière du matin
La plage à plozévet, lumière du matin
$4,189
Oil painting (162 x 97 cm)
In the jungle
In the jungle
$1,137
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
L’instant où okuni dit à castor...
L’instant où okuni dit à castor...
$2,274
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Sommes partis
Sommes partis
$2,394
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
C’était le printemps 2
C’était le printemps 2
$539
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Nu
Nu
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Le bouquet
Le bouquet
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (33 x 55 cm)
Treize juillet, Vallée de la Loire, après l’orage
Treize juillet, Vallée de la Loire, après l’orage
$2,872
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Rendez-vous
Rendez-vous
$957
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
$1,316
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
La girafe
La girafe
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Contre jour
Contre jour
$1,795
Oil painting (75 x 100 cm)
Hadija
Hadija
$1,795
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Jeune femme à lunettes
Jeune femme à lunettes
$1,017
Oil painting (54 x 81 cm)
Sur les bords du lac
Sur les bords du lac
$2,214
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Le songe ou la solitude
Le songe ou la solitude
$838
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Living, loving and playing golf
Living, loving and playing golf
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Aux dernières lumières d'été, l'or tombait sur l'étang...
Aux dernières lumières d'été, l'or tombait sur l'étang...
$3,112
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Port de marseille
Port de marseille
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Ecole de plongée
Ecole de plongée
$1,137
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Le regard de jehanne
Le regard de jehanne
$658
Oil painting (24 x 35 cm)
Delicate grace
Delicate grace
$4,051
Oil painting (79 x 58 cm)
Katalina au fauteuil
Katalina au fauteuil
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Chemin des oliviers à cazevieille
Chemin des oliviers à cazevieille
$826
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
La demoiselle du lac
La demoiselle du lac
$2,573
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Véhémence chromatique
Véhémence chromatique
$1,077
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Composition d'automne
Composition d'automne
$1,436
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Paysage des caraïbes
Paysage des caraïbes
$2,274
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Floreale 5
Floreale 5
$718
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
A Carro
A Carro
$778
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Allons voir la mer
Allons voir la mer
$2,573
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Altered states 31
Altered states 31
$1,472
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Au feu rouge.
Au feu rouge.
$1,197
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Le jardin et le palais du luxembourg
Le jardin et le palais du luxembourg
$1,197
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Ramure
Ramure
$598
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Bouquet de lilas
Bouquet de lilas
$598
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Amy winehouse, for all times, black and white
Amy winehouse, for all times, black and white
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Jardin avec bassin aux poissons
Jardin avec bassin aux poissons
$1,436
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Dancers in the dark 2
Dancers in the dark 2
$1,472
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Danse around the world
Danse around the world
$2,154
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Le trac
Le trac
$838
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
La camargue gardoise
La camargue gardoise
$3,231
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
N°22
N°22
$3,351
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Le chemin de l'entre deux
Le chemin de l'entre deux
$1,676
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Temps de sèche
Temps de sèche
$4,787
Oil painting (192 x 95 cm)
Métro-station gleisdreieck, berlin 1979
Métro-station gleisdreieck, berlin 1979
$7,181
Oil painting (150 x 90 cm)
La demoiselle en forêt
new
La demoiselle en forêt
$4,608
Oil painting (195 x 130 cm)
Da qualche parte 12
Da qualche parte 12
$3,471
Oil painting (130 x 81 cm)
Lady macbeth 1
Lady macbeth 1
$2,992
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
N°- 555
N°- 555
$299
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Sou la pluie
Sou la pluie
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Ulysse 8
Ulysse 8
$2,154
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
$1,197
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Modern crash
Modern crash
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vingt-cinq février, ault, lumière du soir
Vingt-cinq février, ault, lumière du soir
$1,197
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Coquelicot
Coquelicot
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Crossing over
Crossing over
$1,795
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Plantes d'intérieur
Plantes d'intérieur
$1,316
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Composition à la cruche verte
Composition à la cruche verte
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (30 x 60 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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