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Rue piétonne ou l'impasse
Rue piétonne ou l'impasse
$2,378
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Litchis et citrons
Litchis et citrons
$1,308
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Not yet remembered
Not yet remembered
$1,070
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Sea sunset
Sea sunset
$2,497
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Cyclo baby
Cyclo baby
$1,427
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Derrière le masque II
Derrière le masque II
$2,259
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,605
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vue de glénat
Vue de glénat
$714
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Les narcisses du jardin
Les narcisses du jardin
$832
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
En attente de futur
En attente de futur
$1,189
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Il pleut des globes électriques
Il pleut des globes électriques
$1,784
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Poupée de son
Poupée de son
$4,519
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Aphrodite IV
Aphrodite IV
$2,141
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Les restes II
Les restes II
$636
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Stop
Stop
$1,665
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Au feu rouge.
Au feu rouge.
$1,427
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
L'oiseau
L'oiseau
$2,854
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
La cascade
La cascade
$1,249
Oil painting (65 x 102 cm)
Toits de paris
Toits de paris
$3,568
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Altered states 31
Altered states 31
$1,463
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Dreams
Dreams
$2,497
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Patchwork - 42
Patchwork - 42
$2,854
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Composition à la théière rouge
Composition à la théière rouge
$666
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Mezzo soprano
Mezzo soprano
$3,568
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Chemin 5
Chemin 5
$1,427
Oil painting (19 x 24 cm)
Confiture
Confiture
$1,784
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Contre jour
Contre jour
$1,784
Oil painting (75 x 100 cm)
Promenade 4
Promenade 4
$1,463
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
L'horizon n'existe pas dans ma mangrove
L'horizon n'existe pas dans ma mangrove
$2,497
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$832
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Vibration
Vibration
$2,735
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Lumière du soir à marrakech
Lumière du soir à marrakech
$1,754
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Je t'aime un peu, beaucoup...
Je t'aime un peu, beaucoup...
$3,746
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Devant la source...
Devant la source...
$4,043
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
$1,142
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Pierre, certaines nuits étoilées, reposait son âme au bord de l'océan...
Pierre, certaines nuits étoilées, reposait son âme au bord de l'océan...
$476
Oil painting (27 x 19 cm)
Cerisier
Cerisier
$2,378
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
City 2
City 2
$2,807
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les espérances
Les espérances
$2,497
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Tendresse
Tendresse
$2,973
Oil painting (110 x 110 cm)
Scène de plage à Arcachon
Scène de plage à Arcachon
$1,189
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Falaises à Ault, marée basse
Falaises à Ault, marée basse
$3,568
Oil painting (162 x 108 cm)
Souvenir d'une absence
Souvenir d'une absence
$951
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Proximité
Proximité
$1,427
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
[dé]floraison 3
[dé]floraison 3
$1,189
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Requiem
Requiem
$11,297
Oil painting (162 x 130 cm)
Le café louis philippe
Le café louis philippe
$3,568
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Paris nocturne
Paris nocturne
$1,784
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
New York réf : 260
New York réf : 260
$2,141
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bon petit diable
Bon petit diable
$1,189
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
En descendant d'Ephrussi, mon ange...
En descendant d'Ephrussi, mon ange...
$832
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
J'avais bien vu deux nymphes de l'autre coté de l'alphée...
J'avais bien vu deux nymphes de l'autre coté de l'alphée...
$1,487
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Nouvel ange
Nouvel ange
$2,497
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
$1,784
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Blue velvet 06
Blue velvet 06
$1,070
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
San Francisco au matin
San Francisco au matin
$1,011
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
L'oeil rêveur
L'oeil rêveur
$3,984
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
Bibliothèque de lénine
Bibliothèque de lénine
$2,973
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Carnycios 120-1
Carnycios 120-1
$2,795
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
$1,308
Oil painting (40 x 50 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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