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Onze mai, chemin dans les gorges de la Loire
Onze mai, chemin dans les gorges de la Loire
$1,178
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Au coeur d'un bel été
Au coeur d'un bel été
$1,650
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Energie printanière
Energie printanière
$2,121
Oil painting (54 x 81 cm)
Juste avant la nuit...
Juste avant la nuit...
$1,473
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Altitude
Altitude
$7,659
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
Plein jour sur la ville
Plein jour sur la ville
$707
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
De la couleur dans ma vie
De la couleur dans ma vie
$2,121
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Human mask 01
Human mask 01
$1,060
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Paisible errance
Paisible errance
$683
Oil painting (55 x 60 cm)
Mouvement n°2
Mouvement n°2
$943
Oil painting (35 x 65 cm)
Descente
Descente
$707
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$2,121
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Elle rêve encore
Elle rêve encore
$8,837
Oil painting (220 x 125 cm)
Plus qu’un obstacle à franchir
Plus qu’un obstacle à franchir
$1,532
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Au musée
Au musée
$7,070
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Miroitements 1
Miroitements 1
$778
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Tout passera VI
new
Tout passera VI
$2,498
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Poupée de son
Poupée de son
$4,478
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Des ronds dans l'eau...
Des ronds dans l'eau...
$2,298
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Les intrus
Les intrus
$2,003
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Cargo 7
Cargo 7
$943
Oil painting (50 x 30 cm)
Vers les champs de mars
Vers les champs de mars
$943
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
$1,414
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
"musicalité des nymphéas, matin claire aux saules", inspirée des paysages d'eau de claude monet
"musicalité des nymphéas, matin claire aux saules", inspirée des paysages d'eau de claude monet
$44,775
Oil painting (320 x 50 cm)
Nu homme n°6
Nu homme n°6
$5,656
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$2,121
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
$1,296
Oil painting (61 x 38 cm)
Cagnes-sur-Mer
new
Cagnes-sur-Mer
$707
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
$825
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Ulysse 8
Ulysse 8
$2,121
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Tm 050
Tm 050
$2,357
Oil painting (45 x 60 cm)
Fragment floral
Fragment floral
$1,060
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Mère et fille 2
Mère et fille 2
$3,417
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Floraison-2
Floraison-2
$1,767
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
$1,650
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Solitude(s)
Solitude(s)
$2,474
Oil painting (81 x 130 cm)
Sans titre 694
Sans titre 694
$2,357
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Paper toros - 01
Paper toros - 01
$1,591
Oil painting (102 x 66 cm)
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
$2,298
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Folletrios-16
Folletrios-16
$1,119
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Folletrios - 18
Folletrios - 18
$1,119
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Les beaux seront 1
Les beaux seront 1
$2,121
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Sommes partis
Sommes partis
$2,357
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Impression marine n
Impression marine n
$3,229
Oil painting (162 x 97 cm)
Orgeo
Orgeo
$3,123
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Au milieu des pins
Au milieu des pins
$648
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Expérience
Expérience
$10,016
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
Lumières d'automne n°2
Lumières d'automne n°2
$1,031
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Un fauve bien tranquille
Un fauve bien tranquille
$1,473
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Stone - Hong Kong
Stone - Hong Kong
$6,834
Oil painting (80 x 160 cm)
Rose - 371
Rose - 371
$1,296
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Dancers in the dark 2
Dancers in the dark 2
$1,449
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Bord de mer
Bord de mer
$1,885
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Bois du soir
Bois du soir
$1,473
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Végétal
Végétal
$943
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Blue
Blue
$3,535
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
Danse around the world
Danse around the world
$2,121
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
A l'origine
A l'origine
$1,178
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Non comestible
Non comestible
$3,771
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Série identité: et alors!
Série identité: et alors!
$1,650
Oil painting (73 x 92 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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