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Bord de mer
Bord de mer
$1,898
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
$2,373
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Foggy sea
Foggy sea
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
Pietà
Pietà
$1,364
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Sans
Sans
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
$3,441
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Félicia
Félicia
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Petite céramique émaillée
Petite céramique émaillée
$356
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Don quichotte
Don quichotte
$2,966
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
Le mineur (1)
Le mineur (1)
$712
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Mère et fille 2
Mère et fille 2
$4,509
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Journée de filles
Journée de filles
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (53 x 73 cm)
La croix du Dan à Poligny (Jura)
La croix du Dan à Poligny (Jura)
$771
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
Vers demain
Vers demain
$1,780
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Galathée
Galathée
$593
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Aspiration
Aspiration
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (60 x 40 cm)
Pic saint-loup blues
Pic saint-loup blues
$570
Oil painting (27 x 35 cm)
Défragmentation du disque
Défragmentation du disque
$1,958
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Le dernier pris 3
Le dernier pris 3
$2,373
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Orientalisme
Orientalisme
$3,322
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Superstar
Superstar
$1,424
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Sans titre 694
Sans titre 694
$2,373
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
[dé]floraison 3
[dé]floraison 3
$1,187
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Dans les dunes
Dans les dunes
$2,551
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Les carrières rouges
Les carrières rouges
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Icare
Icare
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
L'abîme est bordé de hautes demeures
L'abîme est bordé de hautes demeures
$4,627
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Abstraction 062
Abstraction 062
$6,526
Oil painting (60 x 95 cm)
Sur le port
Sur le port
$1,780
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Ce fût l’instant où le temps sembla mécontent de n'être plus.....
Ce fût l’instant où le temps sembla mécontent de n'être plus.....
$2,373
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Forêt chaude 03
Forêt chaude 03
$1,187
Oil painting (106 x 75 cm)
Cheval
new
Cheval
$14,238
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Rhizome 2
Rhizome 2
$2,492
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Calanque de port pin III
Calanque de port pin III
$2,492
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Blague carambar n°2
Blague carambar n°2
$3,441
Oil painting (231 x 110 cm)
2 cabanes
2 cabanes
$546
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Horizon rose
Horizon rose
$1,424
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Reflets dans le port de sanary
Reflets dans le port de sanary
$2,966
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Série identité: bébé
Série identité: bébé
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Plus de face
Plus de face
$4,271
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Véhémence chromatique
Véhémence chromatique
$1,068
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,661
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Intérieur / extérieur 2
Intérieur / extérieur 2
$831
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
Toujours debout
Toujours debout
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Derrière le masque
Derrière le masque
$2,610
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Dans le parc
Dans le parc
$2,551
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Perspective 2
Perspective 2
$949
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les ocres
Les ocres
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Imany
Imany
$831
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Giverny, le jardin de l'hôtel baudy
Giverny, le jardin de l'hôtel baudy
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$2,136
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Sans titre (orgia) 10
Sans titre (orgia) 10
$1,424
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Complicité
Complicité
$1,483
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Le crayon bleu
Le crayon bleu
$2,966
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Parler
Parler
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Elles se préparaient pour le bal...
Elles se préparaient pour le bal...
$2,848
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Scène de plage - Harmonie bleutée
Scène de plage - Harmonie bleutée
$712
Oil painting (61 x 38 cm)
Tout passera X
Tout passera X
$2,729
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Somewhere 48°50
Somewhere 48°50
$2,551
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Aradia
Aradia
$2,610
Oil painting (60 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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