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New York City depuis le sommet de l'Empire State Building
New York City depuis le sommet de l'Empire State Building
$541
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Bois du soir
Bois du soir
$1,352
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
$1,082
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Rouge
Rouge
$4,867
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
L'eau
L'eau
$1,082
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$1,947
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Compression
new
Compression
$1,428
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Rose - 311
Rose - 311
$757
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$1,947
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les roses de la mer egée
Les roses de la mer egée
$1,082
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
Le grand saut
Le grand saut
$5,949
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Amalia
Amalia
$1,947
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Fleurs de nénuphars
Fleurs de nénuphars
$1,731
Oil painting (110 x 150 cm)
Une fenêtre sur la mer
Une fenêtre sur la mer
$541
Oil painting (33 x 50 cm)
Bréhat
Bréhat
$909
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Rose - 287
Rose - 287
$573
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
$2,163
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Brumes sur Paris
Brumes sur Paris
$1,622
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Taxi jaune
Taxi jaune
$1,298
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Landscape 3,lumière d'or sue le lac
Landscape 3,lumière d'or sue le lac
$206
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Les trois souvenirs
Les trois souvenirs
$973
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Deep
Deep
$1,947
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Eaux dormantes
Eaux dormantes
$2,109
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Boiserie II - 50m
Boiserie II - 50m
$1,298
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Miami - 180801
Miami - 180801
$2,163
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Reflets d'or 4
Reflets d'or 4
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Eté en forêt
Eté en forêt
$790
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Faces
Faces
$973
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$4,218
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,244
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Come fly with me
Come fly with me
$1,947
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Vignoble automnal
Vignoble automnal
$1,298
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Sans titre 655
Sans titre 655
$2,163
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
$1,731
Oil painting (54 x 72 cm)
Vibration d'automne
Vibration d'automne
$1,622
Oil painting (130 x 97 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,460
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
$757
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Lumière du soir 10, chasseur de nuages
Lumière du soir 10, chasseur de nuages
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (140 x 210 cm)
Rouge passion
Rouge passion
$2,109
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Soir d'orage
Soir d'orage
$811
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Naissance
Naissance
$1,082
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Sonate d'automne 2
Sonate d'automne 2
$1,082
Oil painting (35 x 50 cm)
Chemin des oliviers à Cazevieille
Chemin des oliviers à Cazevieille
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
City girl
City girl
$811
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Vue sur la cathédrale
Vue sur la cathédrale
$1,514
Oil painting (63 x 70 cm)
Vegetal 02
Vegetal 02
$541
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Claudia
Claudia
$1,136
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Les restes III
Les restes III
$579
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,731
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Hills
Hills
$973
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Paper toros - 01
Paper toros - 01
$1,460
Oil painting (102 x 66 cm)
Rose - 303
Rose - 303
$573
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Rose - 300
Rose - 300
$573
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Carioca
Carioca
$1,298
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Le vent
Le vent
$1,298
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Les restes II
Les restes II
$579
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Treize novembre, trois chênes, saint vincent
Treize novembre, trois chênes, saint vincent
$2,163
Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,406
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Les chaussons
Les chaussons
$2,163
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
20 août 2019
20 août 2019
$1,947
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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