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Méridienne
Méridienne
$1,442
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Hadija
Hadija
$1,820
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Altered states 31
Altered states 31
$1,493
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
La ciotat figuerolles
La ciotat figuerolles
$2,791
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Evening by the sea
Evening by the sea
$2,791
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
$1,820
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le bouquet jaune
Le bouquet jaune
$1,189
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Tout passera IV
Tout passera IV
$2,791
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Acrobate
Acrobate
$7,281
Oil painting (130 x 197 cm)
Sonate d'automne 3
Sonate d'automne 3
$1,214
Oil painting (35 x 50 cm)
Reflets d'or 4
Reflets d'or 4
$2,039
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
City 6
City 6
$1,820
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Claudia
Claudia
$1,274
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
En pluie
En pluie
$607
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
La taverne du forum
La taverne du forum
$3,337
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Diane chevauchant
Diane chevauchant
$850
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$2,184
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Paysage aquatique n°2
Paysage aquatique n°2
$1,068
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Dernières lumières sur un nageur au repos
Dernières lumières sur un nageur au repos
$1,335
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
Scott
Scott
$910
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Iris bleu mésange
Iris bleu mésange
$2,245
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Contempler l'océan
Contempler l'océan
$643
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Au milieu des pins
Au milieu des pins
$1,007
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
De l'intérieur
De l'intérieur
$2,913
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Eclaircie
Eclaircie
$971
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
$1,335
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Défragmentation du disque
Défragmentation du disque
$2,002
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Ho maya
Ho maya
$2,306
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Le jardin à l'anglaise
Le jardin à l'anglaise
$510
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
C'était pendant le deuxième confinement...
C'était pendant le deuxième confinement...
$2,913
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Comme un buisson d'abeilles
Comme un buisson d'abeilles
$2,913
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Sous la brise légère
Sous la brise légère
$15,170
Oil painting (150 x 85 cm)
Quinze mai, bord de Loire
Quinze mai, bord de Loire
$850
Oil painting (73 x 50 cm)
Sans titre 1
Sans titre 1
$3,155
Oil painting (89 x 115 cm)
Les deux arbres
Les deux arbres
$1,032
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Le chemin de l'entre deux
Le chemin de l'entre deux
$1,699
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
En arrivant à limey
En arrivant à limey
$4,248
Oil painting (194 x 146 cm)
Glance
Glance
$2,767
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Ria formosa, jour de pluie
Ria formosa, jour de pluie
$971
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
"l'emploi du subjonctif, l'accord du verbe avoir et l'auxiliaire être"
"l'emploi du subjonctif, l'accord du verbe avoir et l'auxiliaire être"
$3,034
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Jour de fête
Jour de fête
$728
Oil painting (33 x 42 cm)
Un jeune volcan au loin...
Un jeune volcan au loin...
$2,913
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
"blue malacots" paysage de mer
"blue malacots" paysage de mer
$6,796
Oil painting (130 x 97 cm)
La matrice
La matrice
$2,306
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Crossing over
Crossing over
$1,820
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Le trayas
Le trayas
$1,032
Oil painting (60 x 40 cm)
Carnaval
Carnaval
$3,398
Oil painting (97 x 146 cm)
Le songe ou la solitude
Le songe ou la solitude
$850
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Eau : un peu d'or suffit au ciel du matin...
Eau : un peu d'or suffit au ciel du matin...
$3,216
Oil painting (150 x 70 cm)
Sur le port
Sur le port
$1,456
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
$850
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Coings sur papier froissé
Coings sur papier froissé
$1,456
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bleu de prusse
Bleu de prusse
$6,068
Oil painting (120 x 140 cm)
Love and hope with my guêpiers carmins
Love and hope with my guêpiers carmins
$1,214
Oil painting (33 x 24 cm)
Fishies in sky
Fishies in sky
$2,670
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Nocturne au bouquet
Nocturne au bouquet
$728
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Le point d'eau
Le point d'eau
$2,366
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
New 6
New 6
$3,034
Oil painting (60 x 90 cm)
Potters field
Potters field
$607
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Rory
Rory
$7,682
Oil painting (100 x 70 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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