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Shoulder
Shoulder
$5,169
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Mère et fille 2
Mère et fille 2
$4,515
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Le grand saut
Le grand saut
$6,535
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Les oranges
Les oranges
$713
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Portrait de femme
Portrait de femme
$2,258
Oil painting (38 x 56 cm)
City 5
City 5
$2,804
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Blinder
Blinder
$5,347
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Tendresse
Tendresse
$3,208
Oil painting (110 x 110 cm)
Clôture, voiture, toiture
Clôture, voiture, toiture
$832
Oil painting (41 x 62 cm)
La Seine chez Sara
La Seine chez Sara
$1,069
Oil painting (61 x 42 cm)
Le jardin de mon enfance
Le jardin de mon enfance
$6,654
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Chinese shadows (New York, Manhattan soul)
Chinese shadows (New York, Manhattan soul)
$5,941
Oil painting (142 x 65 cm)
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
$832
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Paysage berrichon
Paysage berrichon
$1,010
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Soir d'orage
Soir d'orage
$891
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
A l'origine
A l'origine
$1,188
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Proximité
Proximité
$1,426
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Louchissement
Louchissement
$594
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Géants
Géants
$4,159
Oil painting (130 x 97 cm)
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
$772
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Parler
Parler
$1,248
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, i'm the best
Jean-Michel Basquiat, i'm the best
$2,971
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
De l'intérieur
De l'intérieur
$2,852
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Red and violet dream
Red and violet dream
$333
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Une vague
Une vague
$463
Oil painting (30 x 24 cm)
Le fil est rompu
Le fil est rompu
$2,139
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Nuit sur le port
Nuit sur le port
$1,188
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Rose fanée 3
Rose fanée 3
$535
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Maison sur piloti
Maison sur piloti
$5,941
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Back stage (Hong Kong)
Back stage (Hong Kong)
$6,892
Oil painting (80 x 160 cm)
Poupée de son
Poupée de son
$4,515
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
The finish
The finish
$2,905
Oil painting (76 x 50 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,376
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Don quichotte
Don quichotte
$2,971
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
Chercher la trace
Chercher la trace
$713
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,604
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sauge de jérusalem 2008-293
Sauge de jérusalem 2008-293
$2,852
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Dear zorg
Dear zorg
$1,366
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Ronde
Ronde
$1,961
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Pêcheurs de lumière
Pêcheurs de lumière
$1,426
Oil painting (115 x 115 cm)
Eté indien
Eté indien
$713
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Promenade 3
Promenade 3
$14,258
Oil painting (185 x 130 cm)
Bouquet d'œillets
Bouquet d'œillets
$654
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Adam et eve chassés du paradis
Adam et eve chassés du paradis
$7,723
Oil painting (130 x 197 cm)
Magister
Magister
$1,426
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Forêt chaude 03
Forêt chaude 03
$1,188
Oil painting (106 x 75 cm)
Danse around the world
Danse around the world
$2,139
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Hadija
Hadija
$1,782
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Lisbonne
Lisbonne
$1,188
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Ciel et immeubles
Ciel et immeubles
$2,258
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Presence
Presence
$1,640
Oil painting (40 x 51 cm)
Générations
Générations
$3,327
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Au parc 6
Au parc 6
$5,941
Oil painting (162 x 150 cm)
Higt litgh
Higt litgh
$10,694
Oil painting (130 x 195 cm)
2008-283 les sources écartelées
2008-283 les sources écartelées
$3,327
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Sommes partis
Sommes partis
$2,376
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Tout passera IV
Tout passera IV
$2,733
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sans
Sans
$1,069
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Elle était certainement la dernière de la saison...
Elle était certainement la dernière de la saison...
$1,307
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Clapotis
Clapotis
$2,317
Oil painting (150 x 50 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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