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De l’ombre à la lumière
De l’ombre à la lumière
$1,043
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
$856
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
$1,317
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Store rouge
Store rouge
$1,098
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$1,976
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Retenir son souffle
Retenir son souffle
$3,073
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Plage de fossées.cap ferrat
Plage de fossées.cap ferrat
$713
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
$1,207
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Le liseur 4
Le liseur 4
$2,195
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Diane, actéon et ses chiens...
Diane, actéon et ses chiens...
$2,634
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Interieur/exterieur rouge
Interieur/exterieur rouge
$1,646
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Ce fût l’instant où le temps sembla mécontent de n'être plus.....
Ce fût l’instant où le temps sembla mécontent de n'être plus.....
$2,195
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
N°5
N°5
$3,841
Oil painting (90 x 110 cm)
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
$1,207
Oil painting (61 x 38 cm)
D'air et d'eau
D'air et d'eau
$2,689
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Rhizome 2
Rhizome 2
$2,085
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Soir d'orage
Soir d'orage
$823
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Diptyque
Diptyque
$1,537
Oil painting (140 x 100 cm)
Vert vert esprit
Vert vert esprit
$1,756
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
50's blue highway
50's blue highway
$3,183
Oil painting (75 x 100 cm)
Reflets
Reflets
$1,646
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Plage de Salie Nord
Plage de Salie Nord
$1,756
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Parler
Parler
$1,152
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
La valse des fleurs à Giverny
new
La valse des fleurs à Giverny
$2,195
Oil painting (110 x 145 cm)
Smoker's
Smoker's
$8,670
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Laminaires bleus
Laminaires bleus
$2,140
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
To the light
To the light
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Dear zorg
Dear zorg
$1,262
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Trame
Trame
$3,841
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
L'aragne sur l'eau fait des ronds...
L'aragne sur l'eau fait des ronds...
$2,140
Oil painting (140 x 70 cm)
Lumière de la nuit
Lumière de la nuit
$1,098
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Altered states 27
Altered states 27
$1,646
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Mains droites
Mains droites
$2,524
Oil painting (44 x 55 cm)
La baie des anges
La baie des anges
$724
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Paysage japonais
Paysage japonais
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Litchis et citrons
Litchis et citrons
$1,207
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Vue des toits de Montmartre
Vue des toits de Montmartre
$384
Oil painting (33 x 22 cm)
Not yet remembered
Not yet remembered
$988
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Fast and go.paysage en mouvement
new
Fast and go.paysage en mouvement
$2,195
Oil painting (150 x 110 cm)
Back stage (Hong Kong)
Back stage (Hong Kong)
$6,366
Oil painting (80 x 160 cm)
City 6
City 6
$1,646
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Totem
new
Totem
$1,976
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Rouge passion
Rouge passion
$2,140
Oil painting (100 x 100 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
$1,098
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Méridienne
Méridienne
$1,304
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
$1,646
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Paisible errance
Paisible errance
$637
Oil painting (55 x 60 cm)
Entre ciel et eau
new
Entre ciel et eau
$3,677
Oil painting (150 x 50 cm)
Western avenue
Western avenue
$823
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Plus qu’un obstacle à franchir
Plus qu’un obstacle à franchir
$1,427
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Vingt juillet, au bord de l'Ance
Vingt juillet, au bord de l'Ance
$3,073
Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
Au milieu des pins
Au milieu des pins
$604
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Boiserie - 25p05
Boiserie - 25p05
$878
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Impression marine, pins de bord de mer 1
Impression marine, pins de bord de mer 1
$2,041
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$933
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
$3,183
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
La muse
La muse
$439
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Magister
Magister
$1,317
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Le cyclope
Le cyclope
$439
Oil painting (23 x 23 cm)

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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