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Le soleil dans mes yeux
Le soleil dans mes yeux
$1,043
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
New York réf : 11015
New York réf : 11015
$274
Oil painting (18 x 18 cm)
Tondo floral aux roses oranges
Tondo floral aux roses oranges
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Le vent du sud
Le vent du sud
$5,268
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Au coeur d'un bel été
Au coeur d'un bel été
$1,537
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
$1,054
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Le chemin
Le chemin
$615
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Auckland botanic gardens II
Auckland botanic gardens II
$812
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
New York at night II
New York at night II
$2,195
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Carnycios 120-2
Carnycios 120-2
$2,579
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Au feu rouge.
Au feu rouge.
$1,317
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Mimosas
Mimosas
$1,630
Oil painting (46 x 65 cm)
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
$1,229
Oil painting (100 x 65 cm)
50's blue highway
50's blue highway
$3,183
Oil painting (75 x 100 cm)
Les fleurs de l'été
Les fleurs de l'été
$560
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Paradise bird
Paradise bird
$2,184
Oil painting (84 x 114 cm)
Rue piétonne ou l'impasse
Rue piétonne ou l'impasse
$2,195
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Ville
Ville
$494
Oil painting (29 x 21 cm)
Arbor
Arbor
$1,976
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Spectre
Spectre
$988
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Vegetal 02
Vegetal 02
$549
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
New York réf : 2420
New York réf : 2420
$384
Oil painting (35 x 35 cm)
Canicule, résistance
Canicule, résistance
$1,976
Oil painting (50 x 114 cm)
Regent street
Regent street
$3,073
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
29 janvier 2014
29 janvier 2014
$1,537
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Impression marine, pins de bord de mer 1
Impression marine, pins de bord de mer 1
$2,041
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Nuit sur le port II
Nuit sur le port II
$1,098
Oil painting (46 x 33 cm)
Covid 19, New York City confined
Covid 19, New York City confined
$878
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,482
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Chercher la trace
Chercher la trace
$659
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Sommes partis
Sommes partis
$2,195
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Proximité
Proximité
$1,317
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Cyclo baby
Cyclo baby
$1,317
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Chef b
Chef b
$2,195
Oil painting (115 x 81 cm)
Paysage berrichon
Paysage berrichon
$2,030
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
$867
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Voyage
Voyage
$1,207
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
5th avenue - new york 2
5th avenue - new york 2
$1,427
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
D'air et d'eau
D'air et d'eau
$2,689
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
$2,195
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
New york, moma - 09
New york, moma - 09
$1,372
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Caravane
Caravane
$2,524
Oil painting (130 x 130 cm)
Abstraction 062
Abstraction 062
$6,036
Oil painting (60 x 95 cm)
Le champ rouge
Le champ rouge
$1,207
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Seven clarinets
new
Seven clarinets
$3,073
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Houat réf : 2390
Houat réf : 2390
$220
Oil painting (22 x 20 cm)
Paris nocturne
Paris nocturne
$1,646
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Reflet éphémère
Reflet éphémère
$2,195
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Red dress
Red dress
$1,976
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Back stage (Hong Kong)
Back stage (Hong Kong)
$6,366
Oil painting (80 x 160 cm)
Salvador Dali, Vogue, gold version
Salvador Dali, Vogue, gold version
$1,317
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Nouveau paysage en couleur
Nouveau paysage en couleur
$384
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Vague
Vague
$2,634
Oil painting (92 x 146 cm)
Toujours debout
Toujours debout
$1,317
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Voleurs de lune
Voleurs de lune
$878
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Lever de soleil au square des batignolles
Lever de soleil au square des batignolles
$812
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Infusion de chardon
Infusion de chardon
$1,537
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
La mer n'existe pas
La mer n'existe pas
$1,207
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Plage de Salie Nord
new
Plage de Salie Nord
$1,756
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$878
Oil painting (50 x 40 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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