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Le soleil dans mes yeux
Le soleil dans mes yeux
$1,062
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Au milieu des pins
Au milieu des pins
$615
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Sweat rose
Sweat rose
$2,682
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Grenade et citron
Grenade et citron
$402
Oil painting (22 x 16 cm)
Eté en forêt
Eté en forêt
$816
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Documentation
Documentation
$3,240
Oil painting (89 x 130 cm)
Nu allongé
Nu allongé
$536
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
$2,794
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Jeune vulcain
Jeune vulcain
$1,117
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Altered states 27
Altered states 27
$1,676
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Rose - 315
Rose - 315
$1,788
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Stigmate III
Stigmate III
$3,352
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Whisperer
Whisperer
$1,397
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Vision 2020
new
Vision 2020
$1,341
Oil painting (73 x 91 cm)
Une vieille rue
Une vieille rue
$1,117
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Paysage japonais
Paysage japonais
$1,117
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$894
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
New York réf : 2420
New York réf : 2420
$391
Oil painting (35 x 35 cm)
Western avenue
Western avenue
$838
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,564
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Fin de l'hiver au lac
Fin de l'hiver au lac
$469
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Les larmes du soleil
new
Les larmes du soleil
$1,095
Oil painting (46 x 35 cm)
Rose - 311
Rose - 311
$782
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Sensuel
Sensuel
$4,358
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Fishies in sky
Fishies in sky
$1,676
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Complicité
Complicité
$358
Oil painting (27 x 35 cm)
Au maroc bleu
Au maroc bleu
$782
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
Folletrios-16
Folletrios-16
$1,062
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,123
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Mirage bleu cobalt
Mirage bleu cobalt
$581
Oil painting (35 x 38 cm)
Jérôme
Jérôme
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Diane, actéon et ses chiens...
Diane, actéon et ses chiens...
$2,682
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
La pose du modèle
La pose du modèle
$23,849
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
De la couleur dans ma vie
De la couleur dans ma vie
$2,011
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Seaweeds
Seaweeds
$1,341
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Impressions dans la forêt
Impressions dans la forêt
$447
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Crépuscule
Crépuscule
$9,498
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
Ecole de plongée
Ecole de plongée
$1,062
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Sea sunset
Sea sunset
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
New york réf : 2160
New york réf : 2160
$391
Oil painting (35 x 35 cm)
Taïga
Taïga
$1,453
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Trame
Trame
$3,911
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
D'air et d'eau
D'air et d'eau
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Day dreaming
Day dreaming
$235
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,285
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Les intrus
Les intrus
$1,900
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Litchis et citrons
Litchis et citrons
$1,229
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Petit, en prenant la main de mon père
Petit, en prenant la main de mon père
$1,676
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,564
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Foggy sea
Foggy sea
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
Les fleurs de l'été
Les fleurs de l'été
$570
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Urban 2
Urban 2
$2,011
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
L'arbre du père
L'arbre du père
$2,179
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Cyclo baby
Cyclo baby
$1,341
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$950
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Méditerranée 1
Méditerranée 1
$559
Oil painting (39 x 39 cm)
Tm 050
Tm 050
$2,235
Oil painting (45 x 60 cm)
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
$1,062
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
A la croisée des regards
A la croisée des regards
$1,967
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Frida Kahlo, the "Confined" collection nº 3
Frida Kahlo, the "Confined" collection nº 3
$2,905
Oil painting (100 x 100 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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