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Au maroc bleu
Au maroc bleu
$767
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
Penthièvre réf : 2310
new
Penthièvre réf : 2310
$274
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Calanque de sormiou V
Calanque de sormiou V
$1,315
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Dinard 2
Dinard 2
$1,315
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Nouveau paysage en couleur
Nouveau paysage en couleur
$383
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Les chaussons
Les chaussons
$2,191
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Contre jour
Contre jour
$1,534
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Sommes partis
Sommes partis
$2,191
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Littel hermine
Littel hermine
$5,368
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Le jour avant 4
Le jour avant 4
$8,765
Oil painting (160 x 130 cm)
L'horizon est vaste
L'horizon est vaste
$1,534
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Lumière du soir à marrakech
Lumière du soir à marrakech
$1,616
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Fame
Fame
$2,628
Oil painting (150 x 100 cm)
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
$1,096
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
new
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
$866
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Un été à Paris
Un été à Paris
$1,205
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Calanque de port-pin
Calanque de port-pin
$1,972
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Icona n°1
Icona n°1
$1,315
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°1
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°1
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,753
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Petit port de figari
Petit port de figari
$1,534
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Magic moments
Magic moments
$1,753
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le jardin chuchote
Le jardin chuchote
$1,972
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Jeune femme à l'impair
new
Jeune femme à l'impair
$219
Oil painting (20 x 40 cm)
Auckland botanic gardens II
Auckland botanic gardens II
$811
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Pensive
Pensive
$460
Oil painting (21 x 30 cm)
Lumière de la nuit
Lumière de la nuit
$1,096
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
T-shirt rose
new
T-shirt rose
$1,096
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Dancers in the dark 2
Dancers in the dark 2
$1,348
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
$3,506
Oil painting (110 x 80 cm)
Taïga
Taïga
$1,424
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Un jeune volcan au loin...
Un jeune volcan au loin...
$2,629
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Folletrios-16
Folletrios-16
$1,041
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
La plage de la southière
La plage de la southière
$460
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,534
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,260
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Tronc d'arbre
Tronc d'arbre
$4,930
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
Chaque battement de cœur s'en va pour toujours...
Chaque battement de cœur s'en va pour toujours...
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (130 x 81 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$767
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
$1,534
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Les roses de la mer egée
Les roses de la mer egée
$1,096
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
New york, moma - 09
New york, moma - 09
$1,370
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Diptyque
Diptyque
$1,534
Oil painting (140 x 100 cm)
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
$767
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Rose - 303
Rose - 303
$581
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
$855
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,534
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Une vieille rue
Une vieille rue
$1,972
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Huile sur toile 80f
Huile sur toile 80f
$3,287
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Vingt-quatre août, la loire à lavoûte
Vingt-quatre août, la loire à lavoûte
$1,096
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Sunset boulevard
Sunset boulevard
$5,259
Oil painting (120 x 90 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)
Arbres oranges dans la neige
Arbres oranges dans la neige
$383
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,424
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Sète, la pointe courte
Sète, la pointe courte
$548
Oil painting (35 x 27 cm)
Promenade 4
Promenade 4
$1,348
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Calanque de port pin III
Calanque de port pin III
$1,972
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Hollywood boulevard
Hollywood boulevard
$4,163
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Carioca
Carioca
$1,315
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Forever young
Forever young
$2,519
Oil painting (100 x 100 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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