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Sentiment & soul
Sentiment & soul
$1,620
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Aphrodite IV
Aphrodite IV
$2,113
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Eurélie
Eurélie
$1,761
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Note n°4
Note n°4
$4,109
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Saisir l'instant
Saisir l'instant
$1,644
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Miroir intérieur
Miroir intérieur
$1,878
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Le café louis philippe
Le café louis philippe
$3,522
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Lever de soleil au square des batignolles
Lever de soleil au square des batignolles
$869
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Moltifao, chemin des oliviers
Moltifao, chemin des oliviers
$881
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Tondo floral aux roses oranges
Tondo floral aux roses oranges
$916
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Olilandos
Olilandos
$2,055
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Boulevard de pluie
Boulevard de pluie
$3,052
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
$1,937
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Toits de paris
Toits de paris
$3,522
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Assise au jardin avec des amis
Assise au jardin avec des amis
$2,700
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Sans titre 694
Sans titre 694
$2,348
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Sauge de jérusalem 2008-293
Sauge de jérusalem 2008-293
$2,818
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Une étude en vert
new
Une étude en vert
$1,550
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Fast and go
Fast and go
$2,348
Oil painting (155 x 130 cm)
Taïga
Taïga
$1,761
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Plage de Bretagne, Lesven à marée basse
Plage de Bretagne, Lesven à marée basse
$3,522
Oil painting (162 x 108 cm)
La route des énergies
La route des énergies
$1,644
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
London 22.09.2017 2.47pm
London 22.09.2017 2.47pm
$2,935
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Vegetal 02
Vegetal 02
$587
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
After the rain
After the rain
$2,464
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sans
Sans
$2,348
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
Calanque
Calanque
$869
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Vibration
Vibration
$2,700
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Da qualche parte 10
Da qualche parte 10
$1,174
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Le mineur
Le mineur
$2,113
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Slowmotion 3
Slowmotion 3
$1,174
Oil painting (50 x 80 cm)
To the light
To the light
$1,291
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Blue kid
Blue kid
$8,101
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Tout est possible
Tout est possible
$1,761
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Divine calmness
Divine calmness
$2,289
Oil painting (51 x 61 cm)
Regent street
Regent street
$3,405
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Come fly with me
Come fly with me
$1,995
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Somewhere over the rainbow... (géométrie nomade 2018)
Somewhere over the rainbow... (géométrie nomade 2018)
$2,818
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le chêne
Le chêne
$974
Oil painting (68 x 97 cm)
The sun is back
The sun is back
$2,066
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
La valse des fleurs à giverny
La valse des fleurs à giverny
$1,878
Oil painting (110 x 145 cm)
5h30 du matin à Paris
5h30 du matin à Paris
$646
Oil painting (20 x 21 cm)
"small orange fisher boat" (philippines)
"small orange fisher boat" (philippines)
$3,522
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Arbor
Arbor
$2,113
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
La prochaine découverte
La prochaine découverte
$11,623
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Human mask 01
Human mask 01
$1,057
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
$728
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Devant la source...
Devant la source...
$3,992
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Loin, contemplation bleue
Loin, contemplation bleue
$1,878
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Verso sera
Verso sera
$7,044
Oil painting (200 x 130 cm)
Mezzo soprano
Mezzo soprano
$3,522
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Reflet éphémère
Reflet éphémère
$2,348
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Pendant les averses...
Pendant les averses...
$2,818
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Déchirement
Déchirement
$1,878
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Falaises
Falaises
$2,231
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Le vignoble du pic saint-loup
Le vignoble du pic saint-loup
$881
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Altrove 8
Altrove 8
$6,457
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
Vingt-sept mai, la Loire à Arlempdes
Vingt-sept mai, la Loire à Arlempdes
$1,174
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Bord de mer
Bord de mer
$1,878
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
La pivoine (the missing)
La pivoine (the missing)
$704
Oil painting (30 x 30 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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