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Fin d'après-midi à la forêt du bourgailh
Fin d'après-midi à la forêt du bourgailh
$1,154
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Eclosion
Eclosion
$1,202
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Nuit sur le port
Nuit sur le port
$1,202
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
$2,344
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Le porteur - atlas
Le porteur - atlas
$4,207
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Paysage maritime abstrait
Paysage maritime abstrait
$1,202
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Le liseur 4
Le liseur 4
$2,404
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Les narcisses du jardin
Les narcisses du jardin
$841
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Chemin 19
Chemin 19
$1,442
Oil painting (19 x 24 cm)
Two penguins are waiting for the bus - pékin
Two penguins are waiting for the bus - pékin
$6,971
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Céuze
Céuze
$841
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Le véritable sens de la liberté III
Le véritable sens de la liberté III
$3,125
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Nouvel ange
Nouvel ange
$4,327
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Le jardin à l'anglaise
Le jardin à l'anglaise
$505
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Pop n°7
Pop n°7
$505
Oil painting (24 x 29 cm)
Bleu espoir
Bleu espoir
$2,764
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Cassis, cap canaille II
Cassis, cap canaille II
$1,683
Oil painting (120 x 40 cm)
Mère et fille
Mère et fille
$1,010
Oil painting (38 x 61 cm)
Ciel d'été, sommet du mont Mézenc
Ciel d'été, sommet du mont Mézenc
$3,365
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Paysage imaginaire
Paysage imaginaire
$1,262
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Escalade
Escalade
$781
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Autoportrait avec porte
Autoportrait avec porte
$2,885
Oil painting (105 x 140 cm)
Adriatico
Adriatico
$1,683
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Herakles
Herakles
$2,404
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Paysage aquatique n°2
Paysage aquatique n°2
$1,058
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Nymphéas
Nymphéas
$1,683
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Living, loving and playing golf
Living, loving and playing golf
$4,687
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Brume matinale
Brume matinale
$1,923
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Noyés dans l'absurde 2008-284
Noyés dans l'absurde 2008-284
$3,365
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Pins en bord de mer
Pins en bord de mer
$2,043
Oil painting (130 x 85 cm)
Ditie zhan (jeux olympique Pékin)
Ditie zhan (jeux olympique Pékin)
$8,173
Oil painting (200 x 70 cm)
Sans titre (21)
Sans titre (21)
$2,404
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Totem 1
Totem 1
$1,082
Oil painting (56 x 170 cm)
Nuit d'été
Nuit d'été
$2,163
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
La Villette
La Villette
$2,644
Oil painting (75 x 50 cm)
Paisible errance
Paisible errance
$841
Oil painting (55 x 60 cm)
Xl néon pop art lignes
Xl néon pop art lignes
$1,525
Oil painting (180 x 90 cm)
Sea sunset
Sea sunset
$2,524
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Eclaircie
Eclaircie
$962
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
A maison rouge.
A maison rouge.
$661
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Stone - Hong Kong
Stone - Hong Kong
$6,971
Oil painting (80 x 160 cm)
Coings sur papier froissé
Coings sur papier froissé
$1,442
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Elle danse…
Elle danse…
$4,207
Oil painting (130 x 130 cm)
Nocturne au bouquet
Nocturne au bouquet
$721
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Suis ton chemin, ne pense à rien
Suis ton chemin, ne pense à rien
$6,791
Oil painting (195 x 130 cm)
Les deux magots
Les deux magots
$2,404
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Martial et moi
Martial et moi
$901
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Claudia
Claudia
$1,262
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Dans une rue pietonne
Dans une rue pietonne
$1,983
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Rêve du salagou
Rêve du salagou
$709
Oil painting (42 x 30 cm)
Sunshine in the winter
Sunshine in the winter
$2,464
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Nature morte aux groseilles
Nature morte aux groseilles
$481
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Entrez dans la danse !
Entrez dans la danse !
$2,163
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$901
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Les etocs
Les etocs
$2,404
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Mercédès benz 300 s
Mercédès benz 300 s
$1,082
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Cascade glacé
Cascade glacé
$4,567
Oil painting (75 x 150 cm)
La petite maison
La petite maison
$2,764
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Anche i muri hanno orecchie !
Anche i muri hanno orecchie !
$2,404
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Lumières d'automne n°2
Lumières d'automne n°2
$1,052
Oil painting (60 x 60 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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