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L'arbre et son nuage
L'arbre et son nuage
$454
Oil painting (22 x 33 cm)
Cargo 7
Cargo 7
$865
Oil painting (50 x 30 cm)
Promenade 2
Promenade 2
$973
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Carioca
Carioca
$1,298
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Puisque nous n'avons plus le souvenir...
Puisque nous n'avons plus le souvenir...
$2,109
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Memories in blue
Memories in blue
$2,163
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les etocs
Les etocs
$2,163
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Sans titre 15
Sans titre 15
$1,190
Oil painting (22 x 33 cm)
Promenade 4
Promenade 4
$1,330
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Portrait 4
Portrait 4
$1,028
Oil painting (30 x 42 cm)
Boiserie (carré 60-01)
Boiserie (carré 60-01)
$541
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Panda
Panda
$2,163
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,514
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,163
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$1,947
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Xl néon pop art lignes
Xl néon pop art lignes
$1,373
Oil painting (180 x 90 cm)
Foggy sea
Foggy sea
$2,704
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
Rose - 287
Rose - 287
$573
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Le petit atelier
Le petit atelier
$757
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
$1,785
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Songe
Songe
$1,947
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Reflet éphémère
Reflet éphémère
$2,163
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
A la croisée des regards
A la croisée des regards
$1,904
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Boiserie - (50p-vertical 01)
Boiserie - (50p-vertical 01)
$1,190
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Rouge
Rouge
$4,867
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
5th avenue - new york 2
5th avenue - new york 2
$1,136
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
$1,514
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Graffitis on the wall
Graffitis on the wall
$1,622
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Poisson noir
Poisson noir
$541
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Calanque d'en-vau XIX
Calanque d'en-vau XIX
$1,947
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Le liseur 4
Le liseur 4
$2,163
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Souvenir San Francisco n°5
Souvenir San Francisco n°5
$865
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Listen to the sunset 3
Listen to the sunset 3
$1,622
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Brumes sur Paris
Brumes sur Paris
$1,622
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
$2,055
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Lecture du quotidien
Lecture du quotidien
$7,571
Oil painting (50 x 90 cm)
Calanque d'en-vau XX
Calanque d'en-vau XX
$1,839
Oil painting (150 x 50 cm)
Roses roses
Roses roses
$541
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Odalisques
Odalisques
$2,001
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Caresser l'instant
Caresser l'instant
$1,947
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
$2,163
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,460
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
L'enfant qui lit
L'enfant qui lit
$1,406
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Méridienne
Méridienne
$1,285
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Eaux dormantes
Eaux dormantes
$2,109
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$757
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
Wind in my heart
Wind in my heart
$973
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Matin à paris
Matin à paris
$2,163
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Tropiques, forêt bleue
Tropiques, forêt bleue
$1,222
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
[dé]floraison 3
[dé]floraison 3
$1,082
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Sur la plage
Sur la plage
$2,542
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
$1,298
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Les nocturnes: starting block
Les nocturnes: starting block
$1,947
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Bulles
Bulles
$1,028
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Deep
Deep
$1,947
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bouquet d'azur
Bouquet d'azur
$1,379
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,244
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
$2,163
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
20 août 2019
20 août 2019
$1,947
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
new
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
$541
Oil painting (55 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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