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Floraison-2
Floraison-2
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Passent les nuages
Passent les nuages
$1,972
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
Vingt-neuf février, chemin dans le massif du Vercors
Vingt-neuf février, chemin dans le massif du Vercors
$1,096
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Rhizome 2
Rhizome 2
$2,082
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Les restes III
Les restes III
$586
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Calanque de sormiou V
Calanque de sormiou V
$1,315
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Carnycios 120-2
Carnycios 120-2
$2,575
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Tramway street
Tramway street
$3,725
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
L'eau bleu de vanuatu
L'eau bleu de vanuatu
$3,276
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Symbole de la double spirale
Symbole de la double spirale
$1,841
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Rose - 287
Rose - 287
$581
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Reflets sur la lagune
Reflets sur la lagune
$876
Oil painting (60 x 75 cm)
Modern crash
Modern crash
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Carnycios 120-1
Carnycios 120-1
$2,575
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Piétons
Piétons
$657
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
20 août 2019
20 août 2019
$1,972
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Paysage berrichon
Paysage berrichon
$2,027
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Da qualche parte 10
Da qualche parte 10
$1,096
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
New York réf : 2160
New York réf : 2160
$383
Oil painting (35 x 35 cm)
Défragmentation du disque
Défragmentation du disque
$1,808
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
La croix du Dan à Poligny (Jura)
La croix du Dan à Poligny (Jura)
$712
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
La colère de Neptune
La colère de Neptune
$1,972
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Saisir l'instant
Saisir l'instant
$1,534
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Au coeur d'un bel été
Au coeur d'un bel été
$1,534
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
A l'orée des bois
A l'orée des bois
$3,276
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Hills
Hills
$986
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Human mask 01
Human mask 01
$986
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Trois cyprès
Trois cyprès
$767
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Boiserie - 10f08
Boiserie - 10f08
$383
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
A la croisée des regards
A la croisée des regards
$1,928
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Rose - 304
Rose - 304
$679
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
After the rain
After the rain
$2,300
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
New york city réf : 260
New york city réf : 260
$2,739
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
City girl
City girl
$822
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Bon petit diable
Bon petit diable
$876
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Rendez-vous
Rendez-vous
$876
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
5h30 du matin à Paris
5h30 du matin à Paris
$603
Oil painting (20 x 21 cm)
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
$1,753
Oil painting (54 x 72 cm)
City 6
City 6
$1,643
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Le petit atelier
Le petit atelier
$603
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Forever young
Forever young
$2,519
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Fleurs
Fleurs
$1,008
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Les pointues
Les pointues
$2,191
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Fleurs blanches
Fleurs blanches
$460
Oil painting (41 x 24 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,479
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
$1,096
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Sommes partis
Sommes partis
$2,191
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
La plage à Valladolid
La plage à Valladolid
$460
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Les roses de la mer egée
Les roses de la mer egée
$1,096
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
Rose - 311
Rose - 311
$767
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Listen to the sunset 3
Listen to the sunset 3
$1,643
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le songe ou la solitude
Le songe ou la solitude
$767
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
To the light
To the light
$1,205
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Une vieille rue
Une vieille rue
$1,972
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le chemin
Le chemin
$614
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Voleurs de lune
Voleurs de lune
$876
Oil painting (50 x 60 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)
Brooklyn Bridge réf : 2230
new
Brooklyn Bridge réf : 2230
$383
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,260
Oil painting (80 x 60 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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