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Les roses de la mer egée
Les roses de la mer egée
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
Craftsman
Craftsman
$1,890
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Avenue de paris automne 1
Avenue de paris automne 1
$1,667
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
$2,223
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
La citrouille
La citrouille
$889
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
$1,334
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Les belles couleurs de port frÉjus
Les belles couleurs de port frÉjus
$2,001
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$2,001
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Pom, pom, pom 20
Pom, pom, pom 20
$945
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
$1,112
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Fragment floral
Fragment floral
$1,000
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
$2,223
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Nu au miroir sur fond bleu clair
Nu au miroir sur fond bleu clair
$889
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Après l'orage
Après l'orage
$3,201
Oil painting (89 x 130 cm)
Saisir l'instant
Saisir l'instant
$1,556
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Solitude du retour
Solitude du retour
$13,338
Oil painting (146 x 97 cm)
Se perdre dans le silence
Se perdre dans le silence
$834
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Sans
Sans
$2,223
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
$2,167
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$1,112
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Amoureux 2
Amoureux 2
$2,223
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Baie de Somme
Baie de Somme
$1,334
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
En ville
En ville
$222
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
20 août 2019
20 août 2019
$2,001
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Cerisier
Cerisier
$2,223
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Méridienne
new
Méridienne
$1,320
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Seize avril, soleil du matin sur la plaine de l'emblavez
Seize avril, soleil du matin sur la plaine de l'emblavez
$778
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Marine à villers
Marine à villers
$356
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Les nocturnes: starting block
Les nocturnes: starting block
$2,001
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Venise - 140615
Venise - 140615
$622
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Rhizome 2
Rhizome 2
$2,112
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Les vagues de nos rencontres
Les vagues de nos rencontres
$889
Oil painting (46 x 54 cm)
L'audomarois
L'audomarois
$667
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$778
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$778
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
Sans
Sans
$1,000
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Et coule le crépuscule
Et coule le crépuscule
$2,890
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Le champ d'à côté
Le champ d'à côté
$611
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Jouer la transparence
Jouer la transparence
$1,890
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
$2,223
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Station service à Bakersfield
Station service à Bakersfield
$2,668
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Arbre de judée
Arbre de judée
$722
Oil painting (60 x 100 cm)
La mer n'existe pas
La mer n'existe pas
$1,223
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Transparences 2
Transparences 2
$2,945
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,556
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$811
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Contre jour
Contre jour
$1,556
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Brumes sur Paris
Brumes sur Paris
$1,667
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Le jardin aquatique... un soir d'été
Le jardin aquatique... un soir d'été
$1,389
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Eaux dormantes
Eaux dormantes
$2,167
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,112
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Lenny
Lenny
$10,893
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Le petit escalier
Le petit escalier
$778
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Pastèques 2
Pastèques 2
$689
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Pinède à Saint-Gély du Fesc
Pinède à Saint-Gély du Fesc
$945
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Bleu et jaune
Bleu et jaune
$1,223
Oil painting (45 x 45 cm)
Lever de soleil au Square des Batignolles
Lever de soleil au Square des Batignolles
$778
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Sur le balcon
Sur le balcon
$2,390
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Lumière du soir à marrakech
Lumière du soir à marrakech
$1,639
Oil painting (100 x 100 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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