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$1,640
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
$586
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Les fleurs de l'été
Les fleurs de l'été
$598
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Ciel et immeubles
Ciel et immeubles
$2,226
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Dis-moi tout
Dis-moi tout
$937
Oil painting (90 x 80 cm)
Dear zorg
Dear zorg
$1,347
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Eurélie
Eurélie
$1,758
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
$1,758
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Voilier IV
Voilier IV
$937
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Chercher la trace
Chercher la trace
$703
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Young geisha, dutch sky and french dog
new
Young geisha, dutch sky and french dog
$4,101
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Floralie
Floralie
$1,640
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Lumière de la nuit
Lumière de la nuit
$1,172
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
La valse des fleurs à giverny
La valse des fleurs à giverny
$1,875
Oil painting (110 x 145 cm)
Brumes sur Paris
Brumes sur Paris
$1,758
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
La mer n'existe pas
La mer n'existe pas
$1,289
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Ada
Ada
$1,758
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Yellow Jazz
Yellow Jazz
$4,101
Oil painting (50 x 150 cm)
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
$1,172
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Paysage berrichon
Paysage berrichon
$2,168
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Vers les champs de mars
new
Vers les champs de mars
$937
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
Dreams
Dreams
$2,461
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Proximité
Proximité
$1,406
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Saisir l'instant
Saisir l'instant
$1,640
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Arbres de bord de mer A
Arbres de bord de mer A
$223
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Forêt avec sentier
Forêt avec sentier
$4,101
Oil painting (150 x 100 cm)
Vision 2020
Vision 2020
$1,406
Oil painting (73 x 91 cm)
Nocturne au bouquet
Nocturne au bouquet
$703
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$855
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Dancers in the dark 2
Dancers in the dark 2
$1,441
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
La balade nous était fidèle...
La balade nous était fidèle...
$1,465
Oil painting (46 x 65 cm)
Sur le sable
Sur le sable
$1,055
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
La valse des fleurs
La valse des fleurs
$2,226
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le Lez à Palavas
Le Lez à Palavas
$1,359
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Voyeur
Voyeur
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Vers demain
Vers demain
$1,758
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Intérieur / extérieur 2
Intérieur / extérieur 2
$820
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
Un fauve bien tranquille
Un fauve bien tranquille
$1,465
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Le saut de la carpe n°2
Le saut de la carpe n°2
$2,461
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Danse around the world
Danse around the world
$2,109
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Se perdre dans le silence
Se perdre dans le silence
$879
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Kiosk à paris
Kiosk à paris
$879
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Sur le port
Sur le port
$1,758
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
The scent of nature
The scent of nature
$2,800
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Sweet avenue
Sweet avenue
$2,226
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Lisbonne
Lisbonne
$1,172
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les senteurs du sud
Les senteurs du sud
$9,374
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
La Corse
La Corse
$644
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Plein jour sur la ville
Plein jour sur la ville
$703
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
San Francisco au matin
San Francisco au matin
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Confiture
Confiture
$1,758
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Jeune femme au pull vert
Jeune femme au pull vert
$1,523
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Non comestible
Non comestible
$3,749
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
$1,406
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Montagne printanière
Montagne printanière
$469
Oil painting (20 x 43 cm)
Au coeur d'un bel été
Au coeur d'un bel été
$1,640
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Coin restaurant, paris
Coin restaurant, paris
$1,055
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
$1,289
Oil painting (61 x 38 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,582
Oil painting (80 x 80 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)

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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