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Lumière et l'ombre, place des vosges, paris
Lumière et l'ombre, place des vosges, paris
$2,926
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Sans titre (orgia) 8
Sans titre (orgia) 8
$3,511
Oil painting (200 x 160 cm)
Le chêne
Le chêne
$971
Oil painting (68 x 97 cm)
L'eau
L'eau
$2,808
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Hortensias
Hortensias
$2,340
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Treize juillet, Vallée de la Loire, après l’orage
Treize juillet, Vallée de la Loire, après l’orage
$2,808
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Les etocs
Les etocs
$2,340
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Paysage intérieur
Paysage intérieur
$3,043
Oil painting (89 x 115 cm)
Clapotis : agitation à la surface e l'eau
Clapotis : agitation à la surface e l'eau
$1,814
Oil painting (150 x 50 cm)
Mezzo soprano
Mezzo soprano
$3,511
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Rose - 290
Rose - 290
$2,926
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Rose - 311
Rose - 311
$819
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Aphrodite IV
Aphrodite IV
$2,106
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Vingt juillet, au bord de l'ance
Vingt juillet, au bord de l'ance
$3,277
Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
20 août 2019
20 août 2019
$2,106
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
$1,638
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Marcel
Marcel
$585
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Fragment floral
Fragment floral
$1,053
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les agrumes sont mûrs
Les agrumes sont mûrs
$761
Oil painting (33 x 24 cm)
Le café louis philippe
Le café louis philippe
$3,511
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
1er juillet 2020
1er juillet 2020
$3,277
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Carioca
Carioca
$1,404
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Magic moments
Magic moments
$2,106
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,521
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Arbre à 3 troncs
Arbre à 3 troncs
$1,170
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Cagnes-sur-Mer
Cagnes-sur-Mer
$702
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,872
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Bibliothèque de lénine
Bibliothèque de lénine
$2,926
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Memories in blue
Memories in blue
$2,457
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les toits de paris et le sacré-cœur
Les toits de paris et le sacré-cœur
$690
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
La valse des fleurs à giverny
La valse des fleurs à giverny
$1,872
Oil painting (110 x 145 cm)
Foot-bridge (jeux olympique pékin)
Foot-bridge (jeux olympique pékin)
$4,681
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sous les néons
Sous les néons
$468
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
Altitude
Altitude
$7,606
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
Bréhat
Bréhat
$983
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Huile sur toile 80f
Huile sur toile 80f
$3,511
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Doit-on forcément étalonner l’espace pour en saisir sa dimension ?
Doit-on forcément étalonner l’espace pour en saisir sa dimension ?
$3,043
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Musique d'été
Musique d'été
$2,106
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Eté en forêt
Eté en forêt
$854
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Sans
Sans
$1,053
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
La route des énergies
La route des énergies
$1,638
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
La Seine chez Sara
La Seine chez Sara
$1,053
Oil painting (61 x 42 cm)
Céuze
Céuze
$819
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Diptyque
Diptyque
$1,638
Oil painting (140 x 100 cm)
Auckland botanic gardens II
Auckland botanic gardens II
$866
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Documentation
Documentation
$3,394
Oil painting (89 x 130 cm)
Perspective 2
Perspective 2
$936
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Promenade 4
Promenade 4
$1,439
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Ecce uomo 1
Ecce uomo 1
$1,638
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Forever young
Forever young
$2,690
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Summertime
Summertime
$2,106
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les dés sont jetés
Les dés sont jetés
$1,521
Oil painting (65 x 100 cm)
Caravane
Caravane
$2,691
Oil painting (130 x 130 cm)
A Carro
A Carro
$761
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
La forêt
La forêt
$3,511
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Végétal
Végétal
$936
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Cerisier
Cerisier
$2,340
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Note n°4
Note n°4
$4,096
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Composition à la théière rouge
Composition à la théière rouge
$655
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Reflets
Reflets
$1,755
Oil painting (80 x 80 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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