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Marcel
Marcel
$556
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
5h30 du matin à Paris
5h30 du matin à Paris
$611
Oil painting (20 x 21 cm)
Deep
Deep
$2,001
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
$1,778
Oil painting (54 x 72 cm)
Boiserie (carré 60-01)
Boiserie (carré 60-01)
$556
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Présence
Présence
$1,667
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Paysage n°1
Paysage n°1
$1,890
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Se perdre dans le silence
Se perdre dans le silence
$834
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Printemps
Printemps
$889
Oil painting (80 x 54 cm)
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
$2,223
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Songe
Songe
$2,001
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Les filles sur la plage
Les filles sur la plage
$1,778
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Baie de Somme
Baie de Somme
$1,334
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Foggy sea
Foggy sea
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$1,000
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Pom, pom, pom 20
Pom, pom, pom 20
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,556
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Pajol
Pajol
$1,667
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Sismographie n°09
Sismographie n°09
$1,223
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Sismographie n°04
Sismographie n°04
$1,223
Oil painting (89 x 100 cm)
Défragmentation du disque
Défragmentation du disque
$1,834
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
New York City depuis le sommet de l'Empire State Building
New York City depuis le sommet de l'Empire State Building
$556
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Composition
Composition
$1,667
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Il pleut des globes électriques
Il pleut des globes électriques
$1,667
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Infusion de chardon
Infusion de chardon
$1,556
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Sans
Sans
$1,000
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Cabane dans le havre
Cabane dans le havre
$256
Oil painting (22 x 16 cm)
Après l'orage
Après l'orage
$3,201
Oil painting (89 x 130 cm)
Tropiques, forêt bleue
Tropiques, forêt bleue
$1,256
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Taxi jaune
Taxi jaune
$1,334
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Écluse du canal Saint-Martin
Écluse du canal Saint-Martin
$478
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,445
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
La femme en rouge
La femme en rouge
$2,112
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bleu, rose et palmier
Bleu, rose et palmier
$1,100
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Colorfull days 2
Colorfull days 2
$322
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$2,001
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Amoureux 2
Amoureux 2
$2,223
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Corps en mouvement
Corps en mouvement
$2,223
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Trois cyprès
Trois cyprès
$778
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Chemin des oliviers à Cazevieille
Chemin des oliviers à Cazevieille
$756
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Attration touristique
Attration touristique
$333
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$834
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Vingt-quatre août, la Loire à Lavoûte
Vingt-quatre août, la Loire à Lavoûte
$1,112
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Un été à Paris
Un été à Paris
$1,223
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Monde végétal
Monde végétal
$2,223
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Grecque(s) ou romain(e)
Grecque(s) ou romain(e)
$1,890
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Neige
Neige
$1,667
Oil painting (50 x 35 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$2,001
Oil painting (100 x 74 cm)
En chemin
En chemin
$1,445
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Exotic trip
Exotic trip
$1,112
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Lisa
Lisa
$1,112
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Calanque d'en-vau XIX
Calanque d'en-vau XIX
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Au coeur d'un bel été
Au coeur d'un bel été
$1,556
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Zinger
Zinger
$1,556
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$2,001
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
L'enfant qui lit
L'enfant qui lit
$1,445
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Les jonquilles
Les jonquilles
$1,667
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Paradise bird
Paradise bird
$2,212
Oil painting (84 x 114 cm)
Vert les pins
Vert les pins
$1,778
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Vue sur le Rio pisuerga
Vue sur le Rio pisuerga
$1,556
Oil painting (63 x 70 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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