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Roses roses
Roses roses
$589
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Le chemin
Le chemin
$660
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
After the rain
After the rain
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Chemin des oliviers à cazevieille
Chemin des oliviers à cazevieille
$884
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Au calme
Au calme
$2,239
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Fishies in sky
Fishies in sky
$1,767
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Derrière le masque
Derrière le masque
$2,498
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Méridienne
Méridienne
$1,400
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Da qualche parte 10
Da qualche parte 10
$1,178
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Bois du soir
Bois du soir
$1,473
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Lumière du soir à marrakech
Lumière du soir à marrakech
$1,738
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Kiosk à paris
Kiosk à paris
$884
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Composition à la théière rouge
Composition à la théière rouge
$660
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Ton bouquet aussi à Palerme la nuit se souvenait des couleurs de la mer
Ton bouquet aussi à Palerme la nuit se souvenait des couleurs de la mer
$1,178
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Interieur/exterieur rouge
Interieur/exterieur rouge
$1,767
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Miami - 180801
Miami - 180801
$2,357
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Épingles
Épingles
$1,002
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Les amoureux
Les amoureux
$943
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Yacinthos - 01
Yacinthos - 01
$5,008
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
5th avenue - new york 2
5th avenue - new york 2
$1,532
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Olilandos
new
Olilandos
$2,062
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Human mask 01
Human mask 01
$1,060
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
$707
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Ecce uomo 1
Ecce uomo 1
$966
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Sur le quai
Sur le quai
$2,298
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Vegetal 02
Vegetal 02
$589
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Intérieur / extérieur 2
Intérieur / extérieur 2
$825
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
Poupée de son
Poupée de son
$4,478
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Sous-bois en automne
Sous-bois en automne
$1,178
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,357
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Musique d'été
Musique d'été
$2,121
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Sans
Sans
$2,357
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
Rouge passion
Rouge passion
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,591
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Dark Dagda
Dark Dagda
$2,946
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Paradise bird
Paradise bird
$2,345
Oil painting (84 x 114 cm)
Calanque de port-pin
Calanque de port-pin
$2,357
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Effusion
Effusion
$2,239
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Nuit sur le port II
Nuit sur le port II
$1,178
Oil painting (46 x 33 cm)
Elles viendraient à bout des rochers noirs...
Elles viendraient à bout des rochers noirs...
$1,060
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Anvers réf : 2570
Anvers réf : 2570
$295
Oil painting (24 x 24 cm)
La maison blanche
La maison blanche
$2,062
Oil painting (54 x 81 cm)
Non comestible
Non comestible
$3,771
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Pilier
Pilier
$1,237
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Au musée
Au musée
$7,070
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Au milieu des pins
Au milieu des pins
$648
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Plus qu’un obstacle à franchir
Plus qu’un obstacle à franchir
$1,532
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Descente
Descente
$707
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Nlg 3
Nlg 3
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Ada
Ada
$1,767
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Nouvel ange
Nouvel ange
$2,474
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Cerisier
Cerisier
$1,060
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le jardin et le Palais du Luxembourg
Le jardin et le Palais du Luxembourg
$766
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
5h30 du matin à Paris
5h30 du matin à Paris
$648
Oil painting (20 x 21 cm)
Moltifao, chemin des oliviers
Moltifao, chemin des oliviers
$884
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
De l’ombre à la lumière
De l’ombre à la lumière
$1,119
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Soleil blanc
Soleil blanc
$1,414
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
L'heure bleue
L'heure bleue
$483
Oil painting (60 x 30 cm)
La nature exulte
La nature exulte
$2,121
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Fragment floral
Fragment floral
$1,060
Oil painting (80 x 80 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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