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Souvenir d'une absence
Souvenir d'une absence
$962
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Chaque année j'allais nager la nuit vers les grandes fleurs...
Chaque année j'allais nager la nuit vers les grandes fleurs...
$3,127
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Wave n°12
Wave n°12
$7,818
Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
Maison sur piloti
Maison sur piloti
$6,014
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Calanque de port pin III
Calanque de port pin III
$2,526
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Bleu brouillard
Bleu brouillard
$1,564
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Ecce uomo 1
Ecce uomo 1
$1,684
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$1,022
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,383
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Paisible errance
Paisible errance
$842
Oil painting (55 x 60 cm)
Kiosk à paris
Kiosk à paris
$902
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Une vague
Une vague
$469
Oil painting (30 x 24 cm)
Le trio
Le trio
$2,646
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Taxi jaune
Taxi jaune
$3,127
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Au milieu des pins
Au milieu des pins
$998
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Défragmentation du disque
Défragmentation du disque
$1,985
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Trame
Trame
$4,210
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
La mer monte
La mer monte
$1,203
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Souffle rouge
Souffle rouge
$1,924
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Bouleaux
Bouleaux
$842
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Pianist
Pianist
$1,203
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Sans
Sans
$1,083
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Eté indien
Eté indien
$722
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
$1,985
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
5th avenue - new york 2
5th avenue - new york 2
$1,564
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Vers demain
Vers demain
$1,804
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Dans son coin
Dans son coin
$1,985
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Méridienne
Méridienne
$1,429
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Chaos. obscur chaos. eblouissement.
Chaos. obscur chaos. eblouissement.
$1,924
Oil painting (100 x 60 cm)
Tropiques, feuille longue
Tropiques, feuille longue
$1,840
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Superstar
Superstar
$1,443
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Tourbillon
Tourbillon
$18,042
Oil painting (120 x 200 cm)
Au musée
Au musée
$7,217
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Stand out
new
Stand out
$4,811
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
En chemin
En chemin
$1,564
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Antigone
Antigone
$2,406
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
$1,997
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
La ferme Gagnon
La ferme Gagnon
$505
Oil painting (36 x 36 cm)
Hopiness 5
Hopiness 5
$5,413
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Un air lointain
Un air lointain
$481
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Danse around the world
Danse around the world
$2,165
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Les fougères
Les fougères
$3,127
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Fast and go
Fast and go
$2,406
Oil painting (155 x 130 cm)
Abstraction 062
Abstraction 062
$6,615
Oil painting (60 x 95 cm)
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
$770
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Haute tension - zone industrielle
Haute tension - zone industrielle
$938
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Imperial
Imperial
$2,827
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Glorieuses -03
Glorieuses -03
$5,052
Oil painting (180 x 90 cm)
Une pause estivale
Une pause estivale
$1,684
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Fishies in sky
Fishies in sky
$2,646
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Autour de l'étang de Flamanville 1
Autour de l'étang de Flamanville 1
$481
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Les carrières rouges
Les carrières rouges
$842
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
La villa aux palmiers, fin d'après-midi
La villa aux palmiers, fin d'après-midi
$505
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Un océan de pensées
Un océan de pensées
$1,924
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
L'horizon est vaste
L'horizon est vaste
$1,684
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Brume du matin
Brume du matin
$421
Oil painting (30 x 42 cm)
Méditation
Méditation
$1,684
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Pop n°7
Pop n°7
$505
Oil painting (24 x 29 cm)
Freedom 1
Freedom 1
$6,615
Oil painting (100 x 150 cm)
Chowk (inde, varanasi)
Chowk (inde, varanasi)
$6,014
Oil painting (150 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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