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Sous-bois en automne
Sous-bois en automne
$1,172
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Coin restaurant, paris
Coin restaurant, paris
$1,055
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Naissance
Naissance
$1,172
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Ecole de plongée
Ecole de plongée
$1,113
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Les jonquilles
Les jonquilles
$1,758
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Ulysse 8
Ulysse 8
$2,109
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Sans
Sans
$1,055
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Sur le port
Sur le port
$1,758
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Sur le quai
Sur le quai
$2,285
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Vegetal 02
Vegetal 02
$586
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
$1,406
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Intérieur
Intérieur
$2,050
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Embruns
Embruns
$1,992
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
$1,125
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Toujours debout
Toujours debout
$1,406
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Jungle art
Jungle art
$937
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Folletrios-16
Folletrios-16
$1,113
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
$2,285
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Au loin les îles semblaient flotter sur l'horizon...
Au loin les îles semblaient flotter sur l'horizon...
$762
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Lumière du printemps
Lumière du printemps
$562
Oil painting (21 x 29 cm)
Francia
Francia
$5,859
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
Reflets
Reflets
$1,758
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Aphrodite IV
Aphrodite IV
$2,109
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Neige sur les Monts du Velay
Neige sur les Monts du Velay
$2,343
Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
Rose - 364
Rose - 364
$621
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,582
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Comme Jimi
Comme Jimi
$1,289
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Graffitis on the wall
Graffitis on the wall
$1,758
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Cerisier
Cerisier
$1,055
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Contre jour
Contre jour
$1,758
Oil painting (75 x 100 cm)
Dinard 2
Dinard 2
$1,406
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Anvers réf : 2570
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Anvers réf : 2570
$293
Oil painting (24 x 24 cm)
Assemblage II
Assemblage II
$937
Oil painting (46 x 43 cm)
Le dernier rayon de soleil
Le dernier rayon de soleil
$703
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Sweet avenue
Sweet avenue
$2,226
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Au coeur d'un bel été
Au coeur d'un bel été
$1,640
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
La route des énergies
La route des énergies
$1,640
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Altered states 31
Altered states 31
$1,441
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Dear zorg
Dear zorg
$1,347
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
De l'intérieur
De l'intérieur
$2,812
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
En deux morceaux
En deux morceaux
$8,436
Oil painting (116 x 162 cm)
Cbg - 20190727 - 49,64258°n -1.60912°e
Cbg - 20190727 - 49,64258°n -1.60912°e
$2,109
Oil painting (81 x 144 cm)
Espèces menacées
Espèces menacées
$4,452
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Solitude(s)
Solitude(s)
$2,461
Oil painting (81 x 130 cm)
Wind in my heart
Wind in my heart
$1,055
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
La Corse
La Corse
$644
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Magic moments
Magic moments
$2,109
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Icona n°1
Icona n°1
$1,406
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Expérience
Expérience
$9,959
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
L'horizon est vaste
L'horizon est vaste
$1,640
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Au calme
Au calme
$2,226
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Le pont de sully - paris
Le pont de sully - paris
$1,172
Oil painting (60 x 43 cm)
Jouer la transparence
Jouer la transparence
$2,050
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Nu homme n°6
Nu homme n°6
$5,624
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Au musée
Au musée
$7,030
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Chemin 16
Chemin 16
$1,406
Oil painting (19 x 24 cm)
Onze mai, chemin dans les gorges de la Loire
Onze mai, chemin dans les gorges de la Loire
$1,172
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
La prochaine découverte
La prochaine découverte
$11,600
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La valse des fleurs à giverny
La valse des fleurs à giverny
$1,875
Oil painting (110 x 145 cm)
Le vignoble du pic saint-loup
Le vignoble du pic saint-loup
$1,137
Oil painting (55 x 46 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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