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Le liseur 4
Le liseur 4
$2,195
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Sans titre 655
Sans titre 655
$2,195
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Peinture des Genêts sur l'herbe
Peinture des Genêts sur l'herbe
$966
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Jeune femme au pull vert
Jeune femme au pull vert
$1,317
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Taïga
Taïga
$1,427
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$768
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Femme à la robe rouge
new
Femme à la robe rouge
$351
Oil painting (27 x 35 cm)
Balade cyclo
Balade cyclo
$329
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Abstraction 062
Abstraction 062
$6,036
Oil painting (60 x 95 cm)
Wind in my heart
Wind in my heart
$988
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
No man's land
No man's land
$1,537
Oil painting (92 x 66 cm)
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
$1,537
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Rue piétonne ou l'impasse
Rue piétonne ou l'impasse
$2,195
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Canicule, résistance
Canicule, résistance
$1,976
Oil painting (50 x 114 cm)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Interieur/exterieur rouge
Interieur/exterieur rouge
$1,646
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Série racines - 1
Série racines - 1
$439
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
DS blanche
DS blanche
$1,043
Oil painting (60 x 40 cm)
Reflets jaunes
Reflets jaunes
$2,085
Oil painting (90 x 100 cm)
Plantes d'intérieur
Plantes d'intérieur
$659
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
New york, moma - 09
New york, moma - 09
$1,372
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Au maroc bleu
Au maroc bleu
$768
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
La colère de Neptune
La colère de Neptune
$1,976
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les nocturnes: starting block
Les nocturnes: starting block
$1,976
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Houat réf : 2390
Houat réf : 2390
$220
Oil painting (22 x 20 cm)
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
$1,207
Oil painting (61 x 38 cm)
Vague
Vague
$2,634
Oil painting (92 x 146 cm)
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
$768
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Bouquet de lilas
Bouquet de lilas
$549
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Fragment floral
Fragment floral
$988
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Mouvement n°2
Mouvement n°2
$878
Oil painting (35 x 65 cm)
New york réf : 2160
New york réf : 2160
$384
Oil painting (35 x 35 cm)
Des ronds dans l'eau...
Des ronds dans l'eau...
$2,030
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Chercher la trace
Chercher la trace
$659
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
15 janvier 64
15 janvier 64
$3,073
Oil painting (119 x 122 cm)
Le miroir aux oiseaux
Le miroir aux oiseaux
$1,537
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Jungle art
Jungle art
$878
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Sea sunset
Sea sunset
$2,195
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Ecole de plongée
Ecole de plongée
$1,043
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Soleil blanc
Soleil blanc
$1,317
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Le chemin de l'entre deux
Le chemin de l'entre deux
$1,537
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Proximité
Proximité
$1,317
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
$1,098
Oil painting (46 x 56 cm)
En chemin
En chemin
$1,427
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Piétons
Piétons
$659
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
$735
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Lachy
Lachy
$2,634
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Move
Move
$1,317
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
The shard
The shard
$3,172
Oil painting (100 x 150 cm)
Jouer la transparence
Jouer la transparence
$1,921
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$1,976
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Urban 2
Urban 2
$1,976
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Sismographie n°04
Sismographie n°04
$1,207
Oil painting (89 x 100 cm)
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
$1,207
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Erreur fatale
new
Erreur fatale
$669
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Double wall
new
Double wall
$1,537
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,085
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Stigmate III
Stigmate III
$3,293
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Seven clarinets
new
Seven clarinets
$3,073
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Ouessant la côte
Ouessant la côte
$538
Oil painting (46 x 33 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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