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Avenue de paris automne 1
Avenue de paris automne 1
$1,635
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Orient express
Orient express
$1,962
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
La citrouille
La citrouille
$872
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Monde végétal
Monde végétal
$2,180
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Nu au miroir sur fond bleu clair
Nu au miroir sur fond bleu clair
$872
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Bouquet d'azur
Bouquet d'azur
$1,390
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Petit port de figari
Petit port de figari
$1,526
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,417
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Coin restaurant, paris
Coin restaurant, paris
$981
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Un été à Paris
Un été à Paris
$1,199
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,526
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$1,962
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Brumes sur Paris
Brumes sur Paris
$1,635
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Les trois souvenirs
Les trois souvenirs
$981
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
French roses
French roses
$872
Oil painting (51 x 41 cm)
Amalia
Amalia
$1,962
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
S'est le taureau qui gagne
S'est le taureau qui gagne
$1,047
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Claudia
Claudia
$1,145
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Eaux calmes
Eaux calmes
$2,126
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$872
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Contre jour
Contre jour
$1,526
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Le rameur
Le rameur
$2,180
Oil painting (75 x 165 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$4,251
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Zinger
Zinger
$1,526
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Sans
Sans
$981
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Promenade 4
Promenade 4
$1,341
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Les parasols
Les parasols
$1,853
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Human mask 01
Human mask 01
$981
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Faces
Faces
$981
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Sans titre 694
Sans titre 694
$2,180
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
New York at night II
New York at night II
$2,180
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Reflets d'automne
Reflets d'automne
$1,090
Oil painting (80 x 130 cm)
Fishies in sky
Fishies in sky
$1,635
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Le petit atelier
Le petit atelier
$763
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
City 6
City 6
$1,635
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
La où se cache mon ange...
La où se cache mon ange...
$3,270
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Paradise bird
Paradise bird
$2,169
Oil painting (84 x 114 cm)
Paysage n°1
Paysage n°1
$1,853
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$763
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Vert vert esprit
Vert vert esprit
$1,526
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Bubbly champagne
Bubbly champagne
$1,363
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Caresser l'instant
Caresser l'instant
$1,962
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
Le petit escalier
Le petit escalier
$763
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Le soleil dans les pins
Le soleil dans les pins
$927
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Souvenir San Francisco n°5
Souvenir San Francisco n°5
$872
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
$1,090
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
$850
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Boiserie (carré 60-01)
Boiserie (carré 60-01)
$545
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
La maison blanche
La maison blanche
$1,908
Oil painting (54 x 81 cm)
Les flotteuses
Les flotteuses
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Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Les vagues de nos rencontres
Les vagues de nos rencontres
$872
Oil painting (46 x 54 cm)
Rouge passion
Rouge passion
$2,126
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$796
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,472
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Orchids, for you !
Orchids, for you !
$1,853
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Plage des fossés, cap ferrat
Plage des fossés, cap ferrat
$589
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
$1,853
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Vingt-quatre janvier, neige à saint-vincent
Vingt-quatre janvier, neige à saint-vincent
$1,090
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Carnycios - 11
Carnycios - 11
$1,908
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Calanque de sormiou V
Calanque de sormiou V
$1,308
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
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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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