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Dinard 2
Dinard 2
$1,414
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
To the light
To the light
$1,296
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Évocation d’un paysage breton, Le Finistère
Évocation d’un paysage breton, Le Finistère
$943
Oil painting (90 x 30 cm)
Dunes
Dunes
$295
Oil painting (22 x 16 cm)
Cerisier
Cerisier
$1,060
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Variation pour triptyque
new
Variation pour triptyque
$2,074
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Ada
Ada
$1,767
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Ecce uomo 1
Ecce uomo 1
$966
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,591
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bleu brouillard
Bleu brouillard
$1,532
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
2008-283 les sources écartelées
2008-283 les sources écartelées
$3,299
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Plage de Salie Nord
Plage de Salie Nord
$1,885
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Paper toros - 01
Paper toros - 01
$1,591
Oil painting (102 x 66 cm)
Bois du soir
Bois du soir
$1,473
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Bouquet aux roses roses
Bouquet aux roses roses
$919
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$825
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
The sun is back
The sun is back
$2,074
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Tm 050
Tm 050
$2,357
Oil painting (45 x 60 cm)
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
$1,767
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$825
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
Vue sur le Rio pisuerga
Vue sur le Rio pisuerga
$1,650
Oil painting (63 x 70 cm)
De la couleur dans ma vie
De la couleur dans ma vie
$2,121
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Juste avant la nuit...
Juste avant la nuit...
$1,473
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Noyés dans l'absurde 2008-284
Noyés dans l'absurde 2008-284
$3,299
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Orchids, for you !
Orchids, for you !
$2,062
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
" un coin de paris"
" un coin de paris"
$3,417
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Place Vendôme
Place Vendôme
$825
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Young geisha, dutch sky and french dog
Young geisha, dutch sky and french dog
$4,124
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Cerisier
Cerisier
$2,357
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Un été en corée
Un été en corée
$9,898
Oil painting (27 x 41 cm)
Paysage des caraïbes
Paysage des caraïbes
$2,239
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Western avenue
Western avenue
$884
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Vue aérienne
Vue aérienne
$1,767
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Un été à Paris
Un été à Paris
$1,296
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$860
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Paysage abstrait
Paysage abstrait
$1,178
Oil painting (100 x 60 cm)
Fantaisie florale
Fantaisie florale
$1,296
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Piétons
Piétons
$707
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
$1,885
Oil painting (54 x 72 cm)
Olilandos
new
Olilandos
$2,062
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
$1,767
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Sur le quai
Sur le quai
$2,298
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
$2,239
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
$766
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Seaweeds
Seaweeds
$1,414
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Devant la source...
Devant la source...
$4,006
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Petite mimi
Petite mimi
$2,357
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
$589
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Tango
Tango
$1,414
Oil painting (90 x 134 cm)
Du vent dans les cheveux
Du vent dans les cheveux
$2,121
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
L'homme près de la palissade
L'homme près de la palissade
$2,062
Oil painting (60 x 120 cm)
Assemblage II
Assemblage II
$943
Oil painting (46 x 43 cm)
Clapotis : agitation à la surface e l'eau
Clapotis : agitation à la surface e l'eau
$3,947
Oil painting (150 x 50 cm)
Méridienne
Méridienne
$1,400
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Fin de l'hiver au lac
Fin de l'hiver au lac
$495
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Les pointues
Les pointues
$2,357
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Sweat rose
Sweat rose
$2,828
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Doit-on forcément étalonner l’espace pour en saisir sa dimension ?
Doit-on forcément étalonner l’espace pour en saisir sa dimension ?
$3,064
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Spirit - Hong Kong
Spirit - Hong Kong
$6,834
Oil painting (80 x 160 cm)
L’instant où okuni dit à castor...
L’instant où okuni dit à castor...
$2,239
Oil painting (60 x 81 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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