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Rose - 315
Rose - 315
$1,742
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$1,959
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
En chemin
En chemin
$1,415
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
$2,068
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Avec sa teinte Naranjo de Tina
Avec sa teinte Naranjo de Tina
$1,089
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Finding pathways
new
Finding pathways
$571
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Plage de fossées.cap ferrat
Plage de fossées.cap ferrat
$708
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Chaque battement de cœur s'en va pour toujours...
Chaque battement de cœur s'en va pour toujours...
$2,667
Oil painting (130 x 81 cm)
Le champ d'à côté
Le champ d'à côté
$599
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,469
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
A l'orée des bois
A l'orée des bois
$3,255
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
$2,177
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Déchirement
Déchirement
$1,742
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Magic moments 2
Magic moments 2
$1,742
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Morning star
Morning star
$7,075
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
After the rain
After the rain
$2,285
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le rire psychédélique des enfants
Le rire psychédélique des enfants
$2,721
Oil painting (100 x 130 cm)
Mimosas
Mimosas
$1,616
Oil painting (46 x 65 cm)
Le pont de sully - paris
Le pont de sully - paris
$1,089
Oil painting (60 x 43 cm)
La croix du Dan à Poligny (Jura)
La croix du Dan à Poligny (Jura)
$708
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
Da qualche parte 10
Da qualche parte 10
$1,089
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
$1,089
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Les nocturnes: starting block
Les nocturnes: starting block
$1,959
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Au milieu des pins
Au milieu des pins
$599
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Au maroc bleu
Au maroc bleu
$762
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
Sunset boulevard
Sunset boulevard
$4,136
Oil painting (120 x 90 cm)
Dinard 2
Dinard 2
$1,306
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
$1,219
Oil painting (100 x 65 cm)
Les baigneurs
Les baigneurs
$1,415
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Caresser l'instant
Caresser l'instant
$1,959
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
$691
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Un jeune volcan au loin...
Un jeune volcan au loin...
$2,612
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,415
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Le jardin chuchote
Le jardin chuchote
$1,959
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Épingles
Épingles
$925
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Floraison-2
Floraison-2
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Voyeur
Voyeur
$2,286
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Paisible errance
Paisible errance
$631
Oil painting (55 x 60 cm)
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
$1,197
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
29 janvier 2014
29 janvier 2014
$1,524
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Moltifao, chemin des oliviers
Moltifao, chemin des oliviers
$816
Oil painting (40 x 80 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.....
$2,177
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Not yet remembered
Not yet remembered
$980
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Pajol
Pajol
$1,633
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Infusion de chardon
Infusion de chardon
$1,524
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Miami - 180801
Miami - 180801
$2,177
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Bérengère
Bérengère
$2,830
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$1,089
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Impression marine C
Impression marine C
$2,025
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Jour 7
Jour 7
$381
Oil painting (16 x 11 cm)
Vue sur le Rio pisuerga
Vue sur le Rio pisuerga
$1,524
Oil painting (63 x 70 cm)
Rouge passion
Rouge passion
$2,123
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Se perdre dans le silence
Se perdre dans le silence
$816
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Shoulder
Shoulder
$4,735
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Calanque de port-pin
Calanque de port-pin
$1,959
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
New York bridge
New York bridge
$3,483
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
La mer n'existe pas
La mer n'existe pas
$1,197
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Floralie
Floralie
$1,524
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sans
Sans
$2,177
Oil painting (75 x 75 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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