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Graffitis on the wall
Graffitis on the wall
$1,643
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
In spiritum
In spiritum
$329
Oil painting (25 x 35 cm)
Du vent dans les cheveux
Du vent dans les cheveux
$1,971
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Da qualche parte 10
Da qualche parte 10
$1,095
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,259
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Calanque de port-pin
Calanque de port-pin
$1,971
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Western avenue
Western avenue
$821
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
$2,190
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Jeune vulcain
Jeune vulcain
$1,095
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
$767
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Pajol
Pajol
$1,643
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Bouquet aux lilas bleus
Bouquet aux lilas bleus
$854
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Que faire après lui ?
Que faire après lui ?
$8,213
Oil painting (110 x 150 cm)
Seven clarinets
new
Seven clarinets
$3,066
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,478
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les agrumes sont mûrs
Les agrumes sont mûrs
$712
Oil painting (33 x 24 cm)
Les restes II
Les restes II
$586
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Xl néon pop art lignes
Xl néon pop art lignes
$1,390
Oil painting (180 x 90 cm)
Move
Move
$1,314
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
5h30 du matin à Paris
5h30 du matin à Paris
$602
Oil painting (20 x 21 cm)
Ouessant la côte
Ouessant la côte
$537
Oil painting (46 x 33 cm)
Boiserie II - 50m
Boiserie II - 50m
$1,314
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Peinture des Genêts sur l'herbe
Peinture des Genêts sur l'herbe
$964
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Rose - 287
Rose - 287
$580
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Sans titre 655
Sans titre 655
$2,190
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Ville
Ville
$493
Oil painting (29 x 21 cm)
Au maroc bleu
Au maroc bleu
$767
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
Vingt-neuf février, chemin dans le massif du Vercors
Vingt-neuf février, chemin dans le massif du Vercors
$1,095
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
New York réf : 11015
New York réf : 11015
$274
Oil painting (18 x 18 cm)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,424
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Rue piétonne ou l'impasse
Rue piétonne ou l'impasse
$2,190
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Diane, actéon et ses chiens...
Diane, actéon et ses chiens...
$2,628
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Eté en forêt
Eté en forêt
$799
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Parler
Parler
$1,150
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Projet 21
Projet 21
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (220 x 125 cm)
Ah ! ces jardins flamboyants où même le soleil est las...
Ah ! ces jardins flamboyants où même le soleil est las...
$2,628
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
La muse
La muse
$438
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Brooklyn Bridge réf : 2230
Brooklyn Bridge réf : 2230
$383
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
De l'intérieur
De l'intérieur
$2,628
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Cavalier
Cavalier
$767
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Dis-moi tout
Dis-moi tout
$876
Oil painting (90 x 80 cm)
Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau
$493
Oil painting (29 x 21 cm)
La pose du modèle
La pose du modèle
$23,371
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Brumes sur Paris
Brumes sur Paris
$1,643
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Above the sea IV
Above the sea IV
$2,847
Oil painting (89 x 136 cm)
Impression marine b
Impression marine b
$1,051
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Jungle art
Jungle art
$876
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Pom, pom, pom 20
Pom, pom, pom 20
$931
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Bréhat
Bréhat
$920
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Invader
Invader
$3,285
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Soleil blanc
Soleil blanc
$1,314
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Tondo floral aux jaunes
Tondo floral aux jaunes
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les restes III
Les restes III
$586
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Danse around the world
Danse around the world
$1,971
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Des ronds dans l'eau...
Des ronds dans l'eau...
$2,026
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Avec sa teinte Naranjo de Tina
Avec sa teinte Naranjo de Tina
$1,095
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Les etocs
Les etocs
$2,190
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
$1,533
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Tropiques, feuille longue
Tropiques, feuille longue
$1,675
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Deep
Deep
$1,971
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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