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Comme Jimi
Comme Jimi
$1,291
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$2,113
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
En chemin
En chemin
$1,526
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Reflets
Reflets
$1,761
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Six juin, nuages sur le Suc de Jalore
Six juin, nuages sur le Suc de Jalore
$2,348
Oil painting (130 x 81 cm)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
$3,405
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Streetscape
Streetscape
$939
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Le reflet de l'aube
Le reflet de l'aube
$1,233
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Jupiter et antiope
Jupiter et antiope
$3,052
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Chemin 19
Chemin 19
$1,409
Oil painting (19 x 24 cm)
Impression marine n
Impression marine n
$3,217
Oil painting (162 x 97 cm)
Au feu rouge.
Au feu rouge.
$1,409
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Fast and go
Fast and go
$2,348
Oil painting (155 x 130 cm)
Seaweeds
Seaweeds
$1,409
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Puisque nous n'avons plus le souvenir...
Puisque nous n'avons plus le souvenir...
$2,289
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
The sun is back
The sun is back
$2,066
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Imany
Imany
$822
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
[dé]floraison 3
[dé]floraison 3
$1,174
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Fin d'après-midi à la forêt du bourgailh
Fin d'après-midi à la forêt du bourgailh
$1,127
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Bouquet aux lilas bleus
Bouquet aux lilas bleus
$916
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Pose
Pose
$2,559
Oil painting (50 x 69 cm)
Plantes d'intérieur
Plantes d'intérieur
$704
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Sans
Sans
$1,057
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
City 5
City 5
$2,771
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bois du soir
Bois du soir
$1,468
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
$763
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Quinze novembre, neige au bord de Loire
Quinze novembre, neige au bord de Loire
$2,348
Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
Paysage intérieur
Paysage intérieur
$3,052
Oil painting (89 x 115 cm)
Urbanité.
Urbanité.
$704
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Pom, pom, pom 20
Pom, pom, pom 20
$1,362
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Folletrios - 18
Folletrios - 18
$1,115
Oil painting (70 x 50 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...
$2,348
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Ton bouquet aussi à Palerme la nuit se souvenait des couleurs de la mer
Ton bouquet aussi à Palerme la nuit se souvenait des couleurs de la mer
$1,174
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Pendant les averses...
Pendant les averses...
$2,818
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Sans titre (orgia) 10
Sans titre (orgia) 10
$1,409
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,935
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Hortensias
Hortensias
$2,348
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Un fauve bien tranquille
Un fauve bien tranquille
$1,468
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Dart's forbidden (jeux olympique pékin)
Dart's forbidden (jeux olympique pékin)
$4,696
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Voyage
Voyage
$1,291
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Frida Kahlo, the "Confined" collection nº 3
Frida Kahlo, the "Confined" collection nº 3
$3,052
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le miroir aux oiseaux
Le miroir aux oiseaux
$1,644
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Vert les pins
Vert les pins
$1,878
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Un océan de pensées
Un océan de pensées
$1,878
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Un été à Paris
Un été à Paris
$1,291
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
La gourmandise
La gourmandise
$2,465
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Ulysse 8
Ulysse 8
$2,113
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Au loin les îles semblaient flotter sur l'horizon...
Au loin les îles semblaient flotter sur l'horizon...
$1,057
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Naissance
Naissance
$1,174
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Je t'aime un peu, beaucoup...
Je t'aime un peu, beaucoup...
$3,698
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
La Seine chez Sara
La Seine chez Sara
$1,057
Oil painting (61 x 42 cm)
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
$2,231
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
De l'intérieur
De l'intérieur
$2,818
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Jérôme
Jérôme
$2,465
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La forêt
La forêt
$3,522
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
$1,761
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
$2,935
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Lumière de la nuit
Lumière de la nuit
$1,174
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Paradise bird
Paradise bird
$2,336
Oil painting (84 x 114 cm)
Somewhere over the rainbow... (géométrie nomade 2018)
Somewhere over the rainbow... (géométrie nomade 2018)
$2,818
Oil painting (100 x 100 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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