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New York at night II
New York at night II
$2,168
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
29 janvier 2014
29 janvier 2014
$1,518
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
$2,114
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
$1,084
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Le petit atelier
Le petit atelier
$759
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Couleurs sur la mer
Couleurs sur la mer
$1,030
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Passent les nuages
Passent les nuages
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
$2,168
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Western avenue
Western avenue
$813
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Confiture
Confiture
$1,409
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Guy
new
Guy
$650
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,463
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Calanque d'en-vau XX
Calanque d'en-vau XX
$1,843
Oil painting (150 x 50 cm)
Cargo 7
Cargo 7
$867
Oil painting (50 x 30 cm)
Reflet éphémère
Reflet éphémère
$2,168
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Au couchant
Au couchant
$2,135
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sète, la pointe courte
Sète, la pointe courte
$542
Oil painting (35 x 27 cm)
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
$1,626
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Tropiques, feuille longue
Tropiques, feuille longue
$1,659
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Promenade 2
Promenade 2
$976
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
$542
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,409
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Et coule le crépuscule
Et coule le crépuscule
$2,818
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Dancers in the dark
Dancers in the dark
$1,301
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Composition au pot bleu
Composition au pot bleu
$607
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Claudia
Claudia
$1,138
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
New York City depuis le sommet de l'Empire State Building
New York City depuis le sommet de l'Empire State Building
$542
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
5h30 du matin à Paris
5h30 du matin à Paris
$596
Oil painting (20 x 21 cm)
La seine, la nuit
La seine, la nuit
$3,252
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,518
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Icona n°1
Icona n°1
$1,301
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$759
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,247
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$791
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Plage des fossés, cap ferrat
Plage des fossés, cap ferrat
$585
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Méridienne
Méridienne
$1,288
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Dancers in the dark 2
Dancers in the dark 2
$1,333
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Petit paysage maritime
Petit paysage maritime
$163
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$1,951
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Fleurs de nénuphars
Fleurs de nénuphars
$1,734
Oil painting (110 x 150 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,518
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vue sur le Rio pisuerga
Vue sur le Rio pisuerga
$1,518
Oil painting (63 x 70 cm)
Rouge
Rouge
$4,878
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Move
Move
$1,301
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les fleurs de l'été
Les fleurs de l'été
$553
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Altered states 27
Altered states 27
$1,626
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Marine à villers
Marine à villers
$347
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Embruns
Embruns
$1,843
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Défragmentation du disque
Défragmentation du disque
$1,789
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Someone somewhere
Someone somewhere
$759
Oil painting (28 x 20 cm)
Dinard 2
Dinard 2
$1,301
Oil painting (54 x 65 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...
$2,168
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
"le petit déjeuner"
"le petit déjeuner"
$813
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Calanque de port pin III
Calanque de port pin III
$1,951
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
$1,789
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
$1,518
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Solitude du retour
Solitude du retour
$13,008
Oil painting (146 x 97 cm)
Sans titre 655
Sans titre 655
$2,168
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Bois du soir
Bois du soir
$1,355
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Je marchais pourtant seul sur la plage...
Je marchais pourtant seul sur la plage...
$867
Oil painting (40 x 40 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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