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Pommes et papier
Pommes et papier
$762
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Chemin 16
Chemin 16
$1,406
Oil painting (19 x 24 cm)
Jeune vulcain
Jeune vulcain
$1,172
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Les bords de Rance
Les bords de Rance
$879
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Divine calmness
Divine calmness
$2,285
Oil painting (51 x 61 cm)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,523
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$855
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Ulysse 8
Ulysse 8
$2,109
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Floraison-2
Floraison-2
$1,758
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
$1,758
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Miroir intérieur
Miroir intérieur
$1,875
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Les restes II
Les restes II
$627
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Taïga
Taïga
$1,758
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Rose - 371
Rose - 371
$1,289
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Paysage japonais
Paysage japonais
$1,172
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Le pic saint-loup
Le pic saint-loup
$609
Oil painting (35 x 24 cm)
Les etocs
Les etocs
$2,343
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Embruns
Embruns
$1,992
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Erreur fatale
Erreur fatale
$715
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Bord de mer
Bord de mer
$1,875
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Floralie
Floralie
$1,640
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
L'avant port à Portbail
L'avant port à Portbail
$293
Oil painting (22 x 16 cm)
Chemin 5
Chemin 5
$1,406
Oil painting (19 x 24 cm)
Le chemin
Le chemin
$656
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
The scent of nature
The scent of nature
$2,800
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Paisible errance
Paisible errance
$680
Oil painting (55 x 60 cm)
Bouquet de lilas
Bouquet de lilas
$586
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Rendez-vous
Rendez-vous
$937
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Vingt-neuf février, chemin dans le massif du Vercors
Vingt-neuf février, chemin dans le massif du Vercors
$1,172
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Lumière du soir à marrakech
Lumière du soir à marrakech
$1,728
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Lumière du printemps
Lumière du printemps
$562
Oil painting (21 x 29 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$996
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Sweat rose
Sweat rose
$2,812
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
The ostrich and the sand
The ostrich and the sand
$1,635
Oil painting (26 x 35 cm)
Plantes d'intérieur
Plantes d'intérieur
$703
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Loin, contemplation bleue
Loin, contemplation bleue
$1,465
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Le jardin à l'anglaise
Le jardin à l'anglaise
$492
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Un été à Paris
Un été à Paris
$1,289
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Duel 3
Duel 3
$2,929
Oil painting (110 x 80 cm)
En descendant d'Ephrussi, mon ange...
En descendant d'Ephrussi, mon ange...
$820
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
$1,640
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Sou la pluie
Sou la pluie
$1,523
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Plein jour sur la ville
Plein jour sur la ville
$703
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Eurélie
Eurélie
$1,758
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Neige sur les Monts du Velay
Neige sur les Monts du Velay
$2,343
Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
Ode à la nature
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Ode à la nature
$973
Oil painting (68 x 97 cm)
Solitude(s)
Solitude(s)
$2,461
Oil painting (81 x 130 cm)
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
$1,465
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Vert les pins
Vert les pins
$1,875
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Sans titre 694
Sans titre 694
$2,343
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
L'enfant qui lit
L'enfant qui lit
$1,523
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Nuit sur le port II
Nuit sur le port II
$1,172
Oil painting (46 x 33 cm)
Arcachon
Arcachon
$703
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Vue sur le Rio pisuerga
Vue sur le Rio pisuerga
$1,640
Oil painting (63 x 70 cm)
Rose - 311
Rose - 311
$820
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Musique d'été
Musique d'été
$2,109
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Double wall
Double wall
$1,640
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Noyés dans l'absurde 2008-284
Noyés dans l'absurde 2008-284
$3,281
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Juste avant la nuit...
Juste avant la nuit...
$1,465
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
A la croisée des regards
A la croisée des regards
$2,062
Oil painting (90 x 90 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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