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Bord de mer
Bord de mer
$1,734
Oil painting (81 x 65 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)
Floraison-2
Floraison-2
$1,626
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
$542
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Calanque d'en-vau XIX
Calanque d'en-vau XIX
$1,951
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Gabrielle
Gabrielle
$1,192
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Portrait 4
Portrait 4
$1,030
Oil painting (30 x 42 cm)
Magic moments
Magic moments
$1,734
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sète, la pointe courte
Sète, la pointe courte
$542
Oil painting (35 x 27 cm)
Saisir l'instant
Saisir l'instant
$1,518
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,518
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
$846
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Diptyque
Diptyque
$1,518
Oil painting (140 x 100 cm)
Bleu, rose et palmier
Bleu, rose et palmier
$1,073
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Le soleil dans les pins
Le soleil dans les pins
$921
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Le pont de sully - paris
Le pont de sully - paris
$1,084
Oil painting (60 x 43 cm)
Rouge
Rouge
$4,878
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Au couchant
Au couchant
$2,135
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Memories in blue
Memories in blue
$2,168
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les filles sur la plage
Les filles sur la plage
$1,734
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Sismographie n°09
Sismographie n°09
$1,192
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Les roses de la mer egée
Les roses de la mer egée
$1,084
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
Kiosk à paris
Kiosk à paris
$813
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Paradise bird
Paradise bird
$2,157
Oil painting (84 x 114 cm)
Deep
Deep
$1,951
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
$1,789
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$921
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Sans titre 15
Sans titre 15
$1,192
Oil painting (22 x 33 cm)
Reflet éphémère
Reflet éphémère
$2,168
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
$1,518
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Orient express
Orient express
$1,951
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Sans titre 655
Sans titre 655
$2,168
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Fleurs de nénuphars
Fleurs de nénuphars
$1,734
Oil painting (110 x 150 cm)
Naissance
Naissance
$1,084
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,518
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Un été à Paris
Un été à Paris
$1,192
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Vert vert esprit
Vert vert esprit
$1,518
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Entre ciel et mer
Entre ciel et mer
$293
Oil painting (35 x 27 cm)
Bulles
Bulles
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Écluse du canal Saint-Martin
Écluse du canal Saint-Martin
$466
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
"vagabondage"
"vagabondage"
$650
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Les chaussons
Les chaussons
$2,168
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les etocs
Les etocs
$2,168
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Eté en forêt
Eté en forêt
$791
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
S'est le taureau qui gagne
S'est le taureau qui gagne
$1,041
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Couleurs sur la mer
Couleurs sur la mer
$1,030
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Baie de Somme
Baie de Somme
$1,301
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Seduction
Seduction
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (90 x 120 cm)
Contre jour
Contre jour
$1,518
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Rose - 304
Rose - 304
$672
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
$688
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Architecture 1800 m
Architecture 1800 m
$867
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Épingles
Épingles
$921
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Odalisques
Odalisques
$2,005
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,463
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les jonquilles
Les jonquilles
$1,626
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$1,084
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Le grand saut
Le grand saut
$5,962
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Come fly with me
Come fly with me
$1,951
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Monde sous-marin
Monde sous-marin
$647
Oil painting (46 x 38 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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