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Ici ou là
Ici ou là
$2,597
Oil painting (130 x 97 cm)
City 6
City 6
$1,694
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
$734
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Dj bigoudène
Dj bigoudène
$881
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Derrière le masque
Derrière le masque
$2,393
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Rendez-vous
Rendez-vous
$903
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau
$542
Oil painting (29 x 21 cm)
Cbg - 20190727 - 49,64258°n -1.60912°e
Cbg - 20190727 - 49,64258°n -1.60912°e
$2,032
Oil painting (81 x 144 cm)
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
$1,874
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
L'enfant qui lit
L'enfant qui lit
$1,468
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Sweat rose
Sweat rose
$2,710
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
$1,694
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Spectre
Spectre
$1,016
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Miroir intérieur
Miroir intérieur
$1,806
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
New york réf : 2410
New york réf : 2410
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (35 x 35 cm)
Neige sur les Monts du Velay
Neige sur les Monts du Velay
$2,258
Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
Inès 2
Inès 2
$2,935
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Le chemin de l'entre deux
Le chemin de l'entre deux
$1,581
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Ecran de fumée
Ecran de fumée
$1,919
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
$1,694
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Soir d'orage
Soir d'orage
$847
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Dunes
Dunes
$282
Oil painting (22 x 16 cm)
Marcel
Marcel
$565
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
The ostrich and the sand
The ostrich and the sand
$1,575
Oil painting (26 x 35 cm)
Espèces menacées
Espèces menacées
$4,290
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Petite mimi
Petite mimi
$2,258
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
L'homme près de la palissade
L'homme près de la palissade
$1,976
Oil painting (60 x 120 cm)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
$1,863
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Générations
Générations
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
[dé]floraison 3
[dé]floraison 3
$1,129
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,258
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Dear zorg
Dear zorg
$1,298
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Carnycios - 11
Carnycios - 11
$1,976
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bouquet aux lilas bleus
Bouquet aux lilas bleus
$881
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Jeune vulcain
Jeune vulcain
$1,129
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Houat réf : 2390
Houat réf : 2390
$226
Oil painting (22 x 20 cm)
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
$1,581
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Bord de mer
Bord de mer
$1,806
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Eté en forêt
Eté en forêt
$824
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Diptyque
Diptyque
$1,581
Oil painting (140 x 100 cm)
Brumes sur Paris
Brumes sur Paris
$1,694
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Ce fût l’instant où le temps sembla mécontent de n'être plus.....
Ce fût l’instant où le temps sembla mécontent de n'être plus.....
$2,258
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Sismographie n°04
Sismographie n°04
$1,242
Oil painting (89 x 100 cm)
Graffitis on the wall
Graffitis on the wall
$1,694
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Boiserie (carré 60-01)
Boiserie (carré 60-01)
$565
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Déchirement
Déchirement
$1,806
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Planète bleue
Planète bleue
$677
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
Sur le sable
new
Sur le sable
$1,016
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Arbres de bord de mer A
Arbres de bord de mer A
$215
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
La victoire de la nature
La victoire de la nature
$2,032
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Pajol
Pajol
$1,694
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
La mer n'existe pas
La mer n'existe pas
$1,242
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
$881
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Paris nocturne
Paris nocturne
$1,694
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Rose - 311
Rose - 311
$790
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$790
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Végétal
Végétal
$903
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Le soleil dans les pins
Le soleil dans les pins
$960
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,581
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bouquet de lilas
Bouquet de lilas
$565
Oil painting (40 x 40 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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