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Space time
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$4,854
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Mère et fille
Mère et fille
$1,019
Oil painting (38 x 61 cm)
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
$1,032
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Sur le drap de bain blanc 4651
Sur le drap de bain blanc 4651
$1,456
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Cassis, cap canaille II
Cassis, cap canaille II
$1,699
Oil painting (120 x 40 cm)
Le vase
Le vase
$1,214
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Scène de plage à Arcachon
Scène de plage à Arcachon
$1,214
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Au pied de l'islette, Camille lit la lettre de son Auguste aux fragiles fritillaires
Au pied de l'islette, Camille lit la lettre de son Auguste aux fragiles fritillaires
$2,427
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Basquiat 1
Basquiat 1
$607
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Danser
Danser
$2,427
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Envie de nature
Envie de nature
$2,306
Oil painting (73 x 90 cm)
Conversation
Conversation
$2,184
Oil painting (116 x 73 cm)
Snoezelen
Snoezelen
$1,529
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Papillons
Papillons
$7,888
Oil painting (114 x 162 cm)
Rois et reines
Rois et reines
$6,723
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Ramure
Ramure
$607
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Laurent
Laurent
$1,153
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Il pleut des globes électriques
Il pleut des globes électriques
$2,063
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Le poids
Le poids
$5,218
Oil painting (115 x 156 cm)
Repaysage 12
Repaysage 12
$789
Oil painting (130 x 80 cm)
La sagne 2
La sagne 2
$510
Oil painting (30 x 20 cm)
En pluie
En pluie
$607
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Sommes partis
Sommes partis
$2,427
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Derrière l'opéra
Derrière l'opéra
$1,092
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Dans le parc
Dans le parc
$2,609
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
En automne au salagou
En automne au salagou
$607
Oil painting (35 x 27 cm)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, i'm the best
Jean-Michel Basquiat, i'm the best
$3,034
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Basilique Santa Maria della salute
Basilique Santa Maria della salute
$1,942
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Galathée
Galathée
$607
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
David
David
$971
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
J'avais bien vu deux nymphes de l'autre coté de l'alphée...
J'avais bien vu deux nymphes de l'autre coté de l'alphée...
$1,517
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
It will have blood they say
It will have blood they say
$910
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Le liseur 4
Le liseur 4
$2,427
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Les jours de mauvais temps
Les jours de mauvais temps
$1,335
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Petit jour
Petit jour
$1,153
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Tropiques, feuille longue
Tropiques, feuille longue
$1,857
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Soleil sur le boulevard
Soleil sur le boulevard
$10,922
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Nuit sur le port II
Nuit sur le port II
$1,214
Oil painting (46 x 33 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,306
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Rose fanée 3
Rose fanée 3
$546
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Mosaïque - 269
Mosaïque - 269
$546
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
La peinture est-elle une cérémonie en solitude ?
La peinture est-elle une cérémonie en solitude ?
$1,699
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Bosquet
Bosquet
$5,461
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
En soi
En soi
$2,427
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Woman and piano
Woman and piano
$3,398
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Harmonie
Harmonie
$3,641
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Canal Saint-Martin le matin
Canal Saint-Martin le matin
$1,456
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Merci, monsieur Monet
Merci, monsieur Monet
$4,733
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Un air de printemps, jardin du Luxembourg
Un air de printemps, jardin du Luxembourg
$850
Oil painting (33 x 55 cm)
Les restes III
Les restes III
$649
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Café du lithographe à Paris 75014
Café du lithographe à Paris 75014
$1,212
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Jump 1
Jump 1
$5,461
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Neige à Saint-Vincent
Neige à Saint-Vincent
$728
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Le songe des spectres
Le songe des spectres
$1,578
Oil painting (65 x 90 cm)
Anonymous building (New york, Manhattan soul)
Anonymous building (New york, Manhattan soul)
$6,068
Oil painting (65 x 142 cm)
Elle était certainement la dernière de la saison...
Elle était certainement la dernière de la saison...
$1,335
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Dentelles
Dentelles
$3,398
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Dear
Dear
$3,398
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Crâne
Crâne
$546
Oil painting (24 x 19 cm)
"small orange fisher boat" (philippines)
"small orange fisher boat" (philippines)
$3,641
Oil painting (92 x 60 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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