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A la croisée des regards
A la croisée des regards
$1,971
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Stop
Stop
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
La cueillette
La cueillette
$1,400
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Bois du soir
Bois du soir
$1,400
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
$2,240
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Les etocs
Les etocs
$2,240
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Derrière le masque
Derrière le masque
$2,374
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Odalisques
Odalisques
$2,072
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Folletrios-16
Folletrios-16
$1,064
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
$1,344
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
$1,120
Oil painting (46 x 56 cm)
Générations
Générations
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Carioca
Carioca
$1,344
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Mère et fille 2
Mère et fille 2
$3,247
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Tango
Tango
$1,344
Oil painting (90 x 134 cm)
L'entrée en scène
L'entrée en scène
$2,016
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Les fleurs de l'été
Les fleurs de l'été
$571
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Le soleil dans les pins
Le soleil dans les pins
$952
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$784
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
Scène de plage à Arcachon
Scène de plage à Arcachon
$1,120
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Impression marine-pins de bord de mer 2
Impression marine-pins de bord de mer 2
$3,303
Oil painting (140 x 210 cm)
Tm 050
Tm 050
$2,240
Oil painting (45 x 60 cm)
Not yet remembered
Not yet remembered
$1,008
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
New york réf : 10418
New york réf : 10418
$280
Oil painting (18 x 18 cm)
New York at night II
New York at night II
$2,240
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Peinture des Genêts sur l'herbe
Peinture des Genêts sur l'herbe
$985
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Brumes sur Paris
Brumes sur Paris
$1,680
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Lever de soleil au square des batignolles
Lever de soleil au square des batignolles
$829
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Basquiat 1
Basquiat 1
$448
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
To the light
To the light
$1,232
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Lumière de la nuit
Lumière de la nuit
$1,120
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Devant la source...
Devant la source...
$3,807
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Calanque de port-pin
Calanque de port-pin
$2,016
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Reflets d'or 4
Reflets d'or 4
$1,881
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Dark Dagda
Dark Dagda
$2,800
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
$1,344
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Plus qu’un obstacle à franchir
Plus qu’un obstacle à franchir
$1,456
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Roses Pierre de Ronsard
Roses Pierre de Ronsard
$560
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Défragmentation du disque
Défragmentation du disque
$1,848
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
La trouvaille à Montmartre
La trouvaille à Montmartre
$1,232
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Je marchais pourtant seul sur la plage...
Je marchais pourtant seul sur la plage...
$896
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Envie de nature
Envie de nature
$2,128
Oil painting (73 x 90 cm)
Floraison-2
Floraison-2
$1,680
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Auckland botanic gardens II
Auckland botanic gardens II
$829
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Jeune femme au pull vert
Jeune femme au pull vert
$1,456
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
$1,792
Oil painting (54 x 72 cm)
Ouessant la côte
Ouessant la côte
$549
Oil painting (46 x 33 cm)
Carrousel
Carrousel
$2,240
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Miami - 180801
Miami - 180801
$2,240
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Store rouge
Store rouge
$1,120
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Ada
Ada
$1,680
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Diptyque
Diptyque
$1,568
Oil painting (140 x 100 cm)
Vol de nuit
Vol de nuit
$2,128
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
New york réf : 2410
New york réf : 2410
$392
Oil painting (35 x 35 cm)
Fragment floral
Fragment floral
$1,008
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,240
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,128
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$1,120
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Sismographie n°04
Sismographie n°04
$1,232
Oil painting (89 x 100 cm)
Hortus 3
Hortus 3
$403
Oil painting (41 x 33 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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