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Vingt-cinq juillet, prés à Saint-Vincent
Vingt-cinq juillet, prés à Saint-Vincent
$657
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
$657
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Vague
Vague
$2,628
Oil painting (92 x 146 cm)
Embruns
Embruns
$1,862
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Se perdre dans le silence
Se perdre dans le silence
$821
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Icona n°1
Icona n°1
$1,314
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
L'horizon est vaste
L'horizon est vaste
$1,533
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Que faire après lui ?
Que faire après lui ?
$8,213
Oil painting (110 x 150 cm)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,424
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Cerisier
Cerisier
$2,190
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
New York bridge
New York bridge
$3,504
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
(r)évolution
(r)évolution
$3,942
Oil painting (130 x 195 cm)
Chef b
Chef b
$2,190
Oil painting (115 x 81 cm)
La main verte
La main verte
$2,628
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Carnycios 120-1
Carnycios 120-1
$2,573
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
L'homme près de la palissade
L'homme près de la palissade
$1,916
Oil painting (60 x 120 cm)
L'enfant qui lit
L'enfant qui lit
$1,424
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Projet 21
Projet 21
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (220 x 125 cm)
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
$1,752
Oil painting (54 x 72 cm)
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
$865
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Passent les nuages
Passent les nuages
$1,971
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
Dear zorg
Dear zorg
$1,259
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Chaque battement de cœur s'en va pour toujours...
Chaque battement de cœur s'en va pour toujours...
$2,683
Oil painting (130 x 81 cm)
Covid 19, New York City confined
Covid 19, New York City confined
$876
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
$1,095
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,752
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Huile sur toile 80f
Huile sur toile 80f
$3,285
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Dualité
Dualité
$1,314
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Carnycios - 11
Carnycios - 11
$1,916
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Carrousel
Carrousel
$2,190
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Les pointues
Les pointues
$2,190
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Inès 2
Inès 2
$2,847
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Paisible errance
Paisible errance
$635
Oil painting (55 x 60 cm)
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
$1,205
Oil painting (61 x 38 cm)
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
$767
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Divine calmness
Divine calmness
$2,135
Oil painting (51 x 61 cm)
Les fleurs de l'été
Les fleurs de l'été
$558
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
L'après
L'après
$2,519
Oil painting (75 x 110 cm)
Viva la Frida
Viva la Frida
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Le jardin et le Palais du Luxembourg
Le jardin et le Palais du Luxembourg
$712
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Instant de poésie
Instant de poésie
$1,643
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
No man's land
No man's land
$1,533
Oil painting (92 x 66 cm)
Stop
Stop
$1,533
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Les nocturnes: starting block
Les nocturnes: starting block
$1,971
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Un été à Paris
Un été à Paris
$1,205
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Les profondeurs de la nuit
Les profondeurs de la nuit
$2,409
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Roses roses
Roses roses
$548
Oil painting (50 x 50 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.....
$2,190
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Le chemin de l'entre deux
Le chemin de l'entre deux
$1,533
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Reflets sur la lagune
Reflets sur la lagune
$854
Oil painting (60 x 75 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,190
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Céuze
Céuze
$767
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Ville
Ville
$493
Oil painting (29 x 21 cm)
New york réf : 2160
New york réf : 2160
$383
Oil painting (35 x 35 cm)
Rouge passion
Rouge passion
$2,135
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
$1,643
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Avec sa teinte Naranjo de Tina
Avec sa teinte Naranjo de Tina
$1,095
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Litchis et citrons
Litchis et citrons
$1,205
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Perspective
Perspective
$1,314
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Tango
Tango
$1,314
Oil painting (90 x 134 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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