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Le métro avant
Le métro avant
$3,183
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Blue moments
Blue moments
$1,756
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Série racines - 3
Série racines - 3
$1,043
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Soleil blanc
Soleil blanc
$1,317
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Carnycios 120-1
Carnycios 120-1
$2,579
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Pilier
Pilier
$1,152
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
New york réf : 2160
New york réf : 2160
$384
Oil painting (35 x 35 cm)
Le vent du sud
Le vent du sud
$5,268
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
20 août 2019
20 août 2019
$1,976
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
City girl
City girl
$823
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Les pointues
Les pointues
$2,195
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Plage de fossées.cap ferrat
Plage de fossées.cap ferrat
$713
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Au maroc bleu
Au maroc bleu
$768
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
Rose - 315
Rose - 315
$1,756
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
In spiritum
In spiritum
$329
Oil painting (25 x 35 cm)
Reflets
Reflets
$1,646
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Boiserie II - 50m
Boiserie II - 50m
$1,317
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Sismographie n°09
Sismographie n°09
$1,207
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Chemin des oliviers à cazevieille
Chemin des oliviers à cazevieille
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Orientalisme
Orientalisme
$2,854
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
50's blue highway
50's blue highway
$3,183
Oil painting (75 x 100 cm)
Peinture des Genêts sur l'herbe
Peinture des Genêts sur l'herbe
$966
Oil painting (46 x 38 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)
Paris nocturne
Paris nocturne
$1,646
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Invader
Invader
$3,293
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Plein jour sur la ville
Plein jour sur la ville
$659
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Intérieur / extérieur 2
Intérieur / extérieur 2
$768
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,195
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
D'air et d'eau
D'air et d'eau
$2,689
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Montagne printanière
Montagne printanière
$439
Oil painting (25 x 30 cm)
Carioca
Carioca
$1,317
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
$1,054
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Human mask 01
Human mask 01
$988
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Chercher la trace
Chercher la trace
$659
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Lever de soleil sur la mer
Lever de soleil sur la mer
$3,293
Oil painting (162 x 108 cm)
Au loin la côte dessinait ses chinoiseries...
Au loin la côte dessinait ses chinoiseries...
$1,262
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Le songe ou la solitude
Le songe ou la solitude
$768
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Nocturne au bouquet
Nocturne au bouquet
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les bords de Rance
Les bords de Rance
$823
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Crépuscule
Crépuscule
$9,329
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
Boiserie (carré 60-01)
Boiserie (carré 60-01)
$549
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
La Corse
La Corse
$604
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Embruns
Embruns
$1,866
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
$1,317
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
L'enfant qui lit
L'enfant qui lit
$1,427
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
New york réf : 2411
New york réf : 2411
$384
Oil painting (35 x 35 cm)
Comme Jimi
Comme Jimi
$1,207
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Sunset in red 2
Sunset in red 2
$2,305
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Roses roses
Roses roses
$549
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
La baie des anges
La baie des anges
$724
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
New York bridge
New York bridge
$3,512
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
Imany
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Imany
$768
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras I
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras I
$1,537
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Folletrios-16
Folletrios-16
$1,043
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Le soleil dans les pins
Le soleil dans les pins
$933
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Hortensias
Hortensias
$2,195
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Le liseur 4
Le liseur 4
$2,195
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Proximité
Proximité
$1,317
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les nocturnes: starting block
Les nocturnes: starting block
$1,976
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Les vagues de nos rencontres
Les vagues de nos rencontres
$878
Oil painting (46 x 54 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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