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L'horizon est vaste
L'horizon est vaste
$1,534
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
L'eau
L'eau
$1,096
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
La baie des anges
La baie des anges
$723
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Promenade 4
Promenade 4
$1,348
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
new
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
$1,052
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Compression
Compression
$1,446
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Offrande
Offrande
$3,561
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Paysage berrichon
Paysage berrichon
$2,027
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Shoulder
Shoulder
$4,766
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Mouvement n°2
Mouvement n°2
$876
Oil painting (35 x 65 cm)
5th avenue - new york 2
5th avenue - new york 2
$1,424
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Déchirement
Déchirement
$1,753
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Pli, frisson, déploiement
Pli, frisson, déploiement
$1,972
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Tasses fauves
Tasses fauves
$1,424
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$931
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Impression marine, lumière du soir
new
Impression marine, lumière du soir
$2,038
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Plus qu’un obstacle à franchir
Plus qu’un obstacle à franchir
$1,424
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Bréhat
Bréhat
$920
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Altered states 31
Altered states 31
$1,348
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Carnycios 120-2
Carnycios 120-2
$2,575
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
"tempête à port kerné" ,  réf : 2110
"tempête à port kerné" , réf : 2110
$493
Oil painting (60 x 30 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Seaweeds
Seaweeds
$1,315
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
$2,082
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Fleurs blanches
Fleurs blanches
$460
Oil painting (41 x 24 cm)
Paysage humide
Paysage humide
$986
Oil painting (120 x 40 cm)
Sans
Sans
$2,191
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
Hollywood boulevard
Hollywood boulevard
$4,163
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Guy
Guy
$986
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
$1,819
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,753
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
New York City depuis le sommet de l'Empire State Building
New York City depuis le sommet de l'Empire State Building
$548
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Le jardin chuchote
Le jardin chuchote
$1,972
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
L'eau bleu de vanuatu
L'eau bleu de vanuatu
$3,276
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
$2,191
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Se perdre dans le silence
Se perdre dans le silence
$822
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Les ocres
Les ocres
$3,506
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Végétale
Végétale
$2,301
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Le petit escalier
Le petit escalier
$603
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Rose - 303
Rose - 303
$581
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Demoiselles des neiges
Demoiselles des neiges
$4,163
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
La Seine chez Sara
La Seine chez Sara
$986
Oil painting (61 x 42 cm)
Arbres oranges dans la neige
Arbres oranges dans la neige
$383
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
City 6
City 6
$1,643
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$767
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
City girl
City girl
$822
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Laurier 1
Laurier 1
$603
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
$1,315
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
New York at night II
New York at night II
$2,191
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Tronc d'arbre
Tronc d'arbre
$4,930
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
Morning star
Morning star
$7,121
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Immortel
Immortel
$1,972
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Modern crash
Modern crash
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
$1,227
Oil painting (100 x 65 cm)
Boiserie II - 50m
Boiserie II - 50m
$1,315
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Kiosk à paris
Kiosk à paris
$822
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
29 janvier 2014
29 janvier 2014
$1,534
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le jeune volcan n'avait pas pu retenir sa joie...
Le jeune volcan n'avait pas pu retenir sa joie...
$2,629
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Au coeur
Au coeur
$2,027
Oil painting (80 x 80 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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