Our selection of Oil paintings

Filter

×
Themes
Styles
Price
Width
 -   cm
Height
 -   cm
Orientation
Framing
My selection
Clear all
En ville
En ville
$216
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Composition au pot bleu
Composition au pot bleu
$606
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Boiserie - (50p-vertical 01)
Boiserie - (50p-vertical 01)
$1,190
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
A la croisée des regards
A la croisée des regards
$1,904
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Vert vert esprit
Vert vert esprit
$1,514
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Rouge passion
Rouge passion
$2,109
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Jungle art
Jungle art
$865
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Modern crash
Modern crash
$1,082
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vignoble automnal
Vignoble automnal
$1,298
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Sur la plage
Sur la plage
$2,542
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Tropiques, forêt bleue
Tropiques, forêt bleue
$1,222
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$1,947
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Le chemin de l'entre deux
Le chemin de l'entre deux
$1,839
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Les fleurs de l'été
Les fleurs de l'été
$552
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Paris nocturne
Paris nocturne
$1,622
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Matin à paris
Matin à paris
$2,163
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Roses roses
Roses roses
$541
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,731
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Reflet éphémère
Reflet éphémère
$2,163
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$1,947
Oil painting (100 x 74 cm)
Sonate d'automne 2
Sonate d'automne 2
$1,082
Oil painting (35 x 50 cm)
Paysage berrichon
Paysage berrichon
$2,001
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Dinard 2
Dinard 2
$1,298
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
"le petit déjeuner"
"le petit déjeuner"
$811
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Zinger
Zinger
$1,514
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Jeux secrets
Jeux secrets
$1,622
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Nu au miroir sur fond bleu clair
Nu au miroir sur fond bleu clair
$865
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
No man's land
No man's land
$1,947
Oil painting (92 x 66 cm)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
$1,622
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Reflets d'or 4
Reflets d'or 4
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
$2,055
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Les etocs
Les etocs
$2,163
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Fragment floral
Fragment floral
$973
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
L'eau
L'eau
$1,082
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Tiffany
Tiffany
$973
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
La maison blanche
La maison blanche
$1,893
Oil painting (54 x 81 cm)
Marcel
Marcel
$541
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les restes III
Les restes III
$579
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Poisson noir
Poisson noir
$541
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$790
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
$1,211
Oil painting (100 x 65 cm)
Pom, pom, pom 20
Pom, pom, pom 20
$919
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Paisible errance
Paisible errance
$627
Oil painting (55 x 60 cm)
L'or des prairies
L'or des prairies
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (60 x 120 cm)
En chemin
En chemin
$1,406
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Eaux dormantes
Eaux dormantes
$2,109
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,244
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Avenue de paris automne 1
Avenue de paris automne 1
$1,622
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
L'audomarois
L'audomarois
$649
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Move
Move
$1,298
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sismographie n°09
Sismographie n°09
$1,190
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Paysage humide
Paysage humide
$973
Oil painting (120 x 40 cm)
Trois cyprès
Trois cyprès
$757
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Calanque de port pin III
Calanque de port pin III
$1,947
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Odalisques
Odalisques
$2,001
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Lumière du soir 10, chasseur de nuages
Lumière du soir 10, chasseur de nuages
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (140 x 210 cm)
La seine, la nuit
La seine, la nuit
$3,245
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Caresser l'instant
Caresser l'instant
$1,947
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
Da qualche parte 10
Da qualche parte 10
$1,082
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Hortensias
Hortensias
$2,163
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
1 2 3 4 5 ... 88

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.

What they're saying: KAZoART Customers