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Baie de Somme
Baie de Somme
$1,298
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Xl néon pop art lignes
Xl néon pop art lignes
$1,373
Oil painting (180 x 90 cm)
Taxi jaune
Taxi jaune
$1,298
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Landscape 3,lumière d'or sue le lac
Landscape 3,lumière d'or sue le lac
$206
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Paradise bird
Paradise bird
$2,152
Oil painting (84 x 114 cm)
Toujours debout
Toujours debout
$1,298
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bord de mer
Bord de mer
$1,731
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Eléonore
Eléonore
$541
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,406
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Bouquet d'azur
Bouquet d'azur
$1,379
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Paper toros - 01
new
Paper toros - 01
$1,460
Oil painting (102 x 66 cm)
Dinard 2
Dinard 2
$1,298
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Lumière du soir 10, chasseur de nuages
Lumière du soir 10, chasseur de nuages
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (140 x 210 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...
$2,163
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Vert vert esprit
Vert vert esprit
$1,514
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Auckland botanic gardens II
Auckland botanic gardens II
$800
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Méridienne
Méridienne
$1,285
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
$1,839
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
L'or des prairies
L'or des prairies
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (60 x 120 cm)
Brumes sur Paris
Brumes sur Paris
$1,622
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
20 août 2019
20 août 2019
$1,947
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Bubbly champagne
Bubbly champagne
$1,352
Oil painting (100 x 50 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)
Vingt-quatre août, la Loire à Lavoûte
Vingt-quatre août, la Loire à Lavoûte
$1,082
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Souvenir San Francisco n°5
Souvenir San Francisco n°5
$865
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
S'est le taureau qui gagne
S'est le taureau qui gagne
$1,038
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Un été à Paris
Un été à Paris
$1,190
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Dualité
Dualité
$1,298
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$865
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Craftsman
Craftsman
$1,839
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
29 janvier 2014
29 janvier 2014
$1,514
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Défragmentation du disque
Défragmentation du disque
$1,785
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Les etocs
Les etocs
$2,163
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Déjeuner sur l’herbe
Déjeuner sur l’herbe
$757
Oil painting (30 x 42 cm)
L'audomarois
L'audomarois
$649
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Nlg 3
Nlg 3
$1,136
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Tropiques, feuille longue
Tropiques, feuille longue
$1,655
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Embruns
Embruns
$1,839
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Petit port de figari
Petit port de figari
$1,514
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Contre jour
Contre jour
$1,514
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Floraison-2
Floraison-2
$1,622
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Someone somewhere
Someone somewhere
$757
Oil painting (28 x 20 cm)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,406
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$790
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Vignoble automnal
Vignoble automnal
$1,298
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
$1,298
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Plage des fossés, cap ferrat
Plage des fossés, cap ferrat
$584
Oil painting (40 x 30 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)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,731
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Arbre de judée
Arbre de judée
$703
Oil painting (60 x 100 cm)
Boiserie (carré 60-01)
Boiserie (carré 60-01)
$541
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Faces
Faces
$973
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Rose - 303
Rose - 303
$573
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Infusion de chardon
Infusion de chardon
$1,514
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Confiture
Confiture
$1,406
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Le petit escalier
Le petit escalier
$757
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,244
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Fleurs
Fleurs
$995
Oil painting (81 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...
$1,082
Oil painting (46 x 56 cm)
Tiffany
Tiffany
$973
Oil painting (50 x 50 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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