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Dreams
Dreams
$2,371
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Végétal
Végétal
$903
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Noyés dans l'absurde 2008-284
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Noyés dans l'absurde 2008-284
$3,161
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
$677
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,468
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Méditerranée 1
Méditerranée 1
$565
Oil painting (39 x 39 cm)
Onze mai, chemin dans les gorges de la Loire
Onze mai, chemin dans les gorges de la Loire
$1,129
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Rose - 315
Rose - 315
$1,806
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Expérience
Expérience
$9,597
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
Urban 2
Urban 2
$2,032
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Magic moments
Magic moments
$2,032
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les espérances
Les espérances
$2,145
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Roses Pierre de Ronsard
Roses Pierre de Ronsard
$565
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Défragmentation du disque
Défragmentation du disque
$1,863
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Méridienne
Méridienne
$1,341
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
$1,863
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
The sun is back
The sun is back
$1,987
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Xl néon pop art lignes
Xl néon pop art lignes
$1,433
Oil painting (180 x 90 cm)
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
$1,242
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
The queen Elizabeth II, time, grey version
The queen Elizabeth II, time, grey version
$1,355
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Jouer la transparence
Jouer la transparence
$1,976
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
$1,355
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
$1,129
Oil painting (46 x 56 cm)
Déchirement
Déchirement
$1,806
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les oranges
Les oranges
$677
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Voilier IV
Voilier IV
$903
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Reflets d'or 4
Reflets d'or 4
$1,897
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Doit-on forcément étalonner l’espace pour en saisir sa dimension ?
Doit-on forcément étalonner l’espace pour en saisir sa dimension ?
$2,935
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les agrumes sont mûrs
Les agrumes sont mûrs
$734
Oil painting (33 x 24 cm)
Nu allongé
Nu allongé
$542
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Voyeur
Voyeur
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Basquiat 1
Basquiat 1
$452
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
New York réf : 2420
New York réf : 2420
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (35 x 35 cm)
Sur le sable
Sur le sable
$1,016
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Café du lithographe à Paris 75014
Café du lithographe à Paris 75014
$1,128
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
La muse
La muse
$452
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Sunset in red 2
Sunset in red 2
$2,597
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
15 janvier 64
15 janvier 64
$3,161
Oil painting (119 x 122 cm)
Paysage des caraïbes
Paysage des caraïbes
$2,145
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Miroir intérieur
Miroir intérieur
$1,806
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
$1,129
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Lachy
Lachy
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Altered states 31
Altered states 31
$1,389
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
L'enfant qui lit
L'enfant qui lit
$1,468
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Le soleil dans mes yeux
Le soleil dans mes yeux
$1,073
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Promenade 4
Promenade 4
$1,389
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Composition au miroir
Composition au miroir
$632
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Le champ rouge
Le champ rouge
$1,242
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Spectre
Spectre
$1,016
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
$1,581
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Mimosas
Mimosas
$1,677
Oil painting (46 x 65 cm)
Fast and go.paysage en mouvement
Fast and go.paysage en mouvement
$2,258
Oil painting (150 x 110 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
$2,202
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Evening's return
Evening's return
$1,490
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Le mineur
Le mineur
$2,032
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La cueillette
La cueillette
$1,411
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Bois du soir
Bois du soir
$1,411
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Totem
Totem
$2,032
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Vue des toits de Montmartre
Vue des toits de Montmartre
$395
Oil painting (33 x 22 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
$1,355
Oil painting (100 x 50 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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