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Come fly with me
new
Come fly with me
$1,947
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Jungle art
Jungle art
$865
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Odalisques
Odalisques
$2,001
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
S'est le taureau qui gagne
S'est le taureau qui gagne
$1,038
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
$1,622
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
$1,731
Oil painting (54 x 72 cm)
Les fleurs de l'été
Les fleurs de l'été
$552
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Craftsman
Craftsman
$1,839
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Les roses de la mer egée
Les roses de la mer egée
$1,082
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
Ce fût l’instant où le temps sembla mécontent de n'être plus.....
Ce fût l’instant où le temps sembla mécontent de n'être plus.....
$2,163
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Dinard 2
Dinard 2
$1,298
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Paris nocturne
Paris nocturne
$1,622
Oil painting (55 x 46 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)
Défragmentation du disque
Défragmentation du disque
$1,785
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
$1,082
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
La voyageuse immobile
La voyageuse immobile
$433
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Le vent
Le vent
$1,298
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Se perdre dans le silence
Se perdre dans le silence
$811
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
$1,839
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Toujours debout
Toujours debout
$1,298
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Saisir l'instant
Saisir l'instant
$1,514
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Au coeur d'un bel été
Au coeur d'un bel été
$1,514
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
$1,514
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$1,947
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Immortel
Immortel
$1,947
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Sans titre 16
Sans titre 16
$1,406
Oil painting (27 x 41 cm)
Lumière du soir à marrakech
Lumière du soir à marrakech
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Viva la Frida
Viva la Frida
$1,028
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Les jonquilles
Les jonquilles
$1,622
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Sonate d'automne 2
Sonate d'automne 2
$1,082
Oil painting (35 x 50 cm)
Landscape 3,lumière d'or sue le lac
Landscape 3,lumière d'or sue le lac
$206
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Nansei shoto
Nansei shoto
$703
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Jouer la transparence
Jouer la transparence
$1,839
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
L'océan,  le ciel,  marée basse
L'océan, le ciel, marée basse
$1,352
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Les filles sur la plage
Les filles sur la plage
$1,731
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
$1,190
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
L'eau
L'eau
$1,082
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
$687
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,514
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les vagues de nos rencontres
Les vagues de nos rencontres
$865
Oil painting (46 x 54 cm)
Laurier 1
Laurier 1
$595
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,731
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Xl néon pop art lignes
Xl néon pop art lignes
$1,373
Oil painting (180 x 90 cm)
Vingt-quatre août, la Loire à Lavoûte
Vingt-quatre août, la Loire à Lavoûte
$1,082
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Monde végétal
Monde végétal
$2,163
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
$1,298
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Rose - 287
Rose - 287
$573
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Déjeuner sur l’herbe
Déjeuner sur l’herbe
$757
Oil painting (30 x 42 cm)
Le grand saut
Le grand saut
$5,949
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Le petit atelier
Le petit atelier
$757
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,163
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$1,947
Oil painting (100 x 74 cm)
Soir d'été
Soir d'été
$379
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Au couchant
new
Au couchant
$2,131
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Magic moments
Magic moments
$1,731
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Da qualche parte 10
Da qualche parte 10
$1,082
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Red dress
Red dress
$1,947
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le chemin de l'entre deux
Le chemin de l'entre deux
$1,839
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Boiserie II - 50m
Boiserie II - 50m
$1,298
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Poisson noir
Poisson noir
$541
Oil painting (38 x 46 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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