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Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,526
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Summertime
Summertime
$2,113
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Trio orange, robe fushia
Trio orange, robe fushia
$1,996
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$857
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Elles se préparaient pour le bal...
Elles se préparaient pour le bal...
$2,818
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Coin restaurant, paris
Coin restaurant, paris
$1,057
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
De l'intérieur
De l'intérieur
$2,818
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Frida Kahlo, the "Confined" collection nº 3
Frida Kahlo, the "Confined" collection nº 3
$3,052
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Presence
Presence
$1,620
Oil painting (40 x 51 cm)
2008-283 les sources écartelées
2008-283 les sources écartelées
$3,287
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
$1,949
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
$1,291
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Littribut
Littribut
$4,696
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
N°1
N°1
$3,287
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Floralie
Floralie
$1,644
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les dés sont jetés
Les dés sont jetés
$1,526
Oil painting (65 x 100 cm)
La chambre rouge
new
La chambre rouge
$1,174
Oil painting (55 x 33 cm)
Marcel
Marcel
$587
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les fleurs de l'été
Les fleurs de l'été
$599
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Still (life with) rain
Still (life with) rain
$3,405
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Evening's return
Evening's return
$1,550
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
La trouvaille à Montmartre
La trouvaille à Montmartre
$1,291
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Jérôme
Jérôme
$2,465
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le temps des coquelicots
Le temps des coquelicots
$939
Oil painting (60 x 73 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.....
$2,348
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
La gourmandise
La gourmandise
$2,465
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$998
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Méridienne
Méridienne
$1,395
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Avec sa teinte Naranjo de Tina
Avec sa teinte Naranjo de Tina
$1,174
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Vert vert esprit
Vert vert esprit
$1,878
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Les saintes-maries-de-la-mer
Les saintes-maries-de-la-mer
$1,409
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Arbor
Arbor
$2,113
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Wind in my heart
Wind in my heart
$1,057
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Tm 050
Tm 050
$2,348
Oil painting (45 x 60 cm)
La où se cache mon ange...
La où se cache mon ange...
$3,522
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Eparnos
Eparnos
$4,461
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Bleu de cobalt
Bleu de cobalt
$2,583
Oil painting (75 x 110 cm)
Au loin les îles semblaient flotter sur l'horizon...
Au loin les îles semblaient flotter sur l'horizon...
$1,057
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Sans
Sans
$1,057
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Le jeune volcan n'avait pas pu retenir sa joie...
Le jeune volcan n'avait pas pu retenir sa joie...
$2,818
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Forever young
Forever young
$2,699
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Memories in blue
Memories in blue
$2,465
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Altered states 31
Altered states 31
$1,444
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$2,113
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La taverne du forum
La taverne du forum
$3,229
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Altitude
Altitude
$7,631
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
La prochaine découverte
La prochaine découverte
$11,623
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Fast and go
Fast and go
$2,348
Oil painting (155 x 130 cm)
Impression marine b
Impression marine b
$2,524
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Slowmotion 3
Slowmotion 3
$1,174
Oil painting (50 x 80 cm)
Envie de nature
Envie de nature
$2,231
Oil painting (73 x 90 cm)
Stigmate III
Stigmate III
$3,522
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Ecce uomo 1
Ecce uomo 1
$1,644
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Diptyque
Diptyque
$1,644
Oil painting (140 x 100 cm)
Dear zorg
Dear zorg
$1,350
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Place Furstenberg Paris
Place Furstenberg Paris
$2,524
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
$2,935
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Lea
Lea
$1,174
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Fin d'après-midi à la forêt du bourgailh
Fin d'après-midi à la forêt du bourgailh
$1,127
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Souvenir d'une absence
Souvenir d'une absence
$939
Oil painting (73 x 60 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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