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Confiture
Confiture
$1,758
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Bleu de cobalt
Bleu de cobalt
$2,578
Oil painting (75 x 110 cm)
Musique d'été
Musique d'été
$2,109
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Rise - 351
Rise - 351
$820
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
La mer
La mer
$2,929
Oil painting (120 x 120 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)
Roses roses
Roses roses
$586
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
$1,125
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
J'avais bien vu deux nymphes de l'autre coté de l'alphée...
J'avais bien vu deux nymphes de l'autre coté de l'alphée...
$1,465
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Frida Kahlo, the "Confined" collection nº 3
Frida Kahlo, the "Confined" collection nº 3
$3,046
Oil painting (100 x 100 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.....
$2,343
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Grand iris III (hommage à georgia o‘keeffe)
Grand iris III (hommage à georgia o‘keeffe)
$2,578
Oil painting (97 x 116 cm)
Dreams
Dreams
$2,461
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Boiserie (carré 60-01)
Boiserie (carré 60-01)
$586
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Vision 2020
Vision 2020
$1,406
Oil painting (73 x 91 cm)
29 janvier 2014
29 janvier 2014
$1,640
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Se perdre dans le silence
Se perdre dans le silence
$879
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Taïga
Taïga
$1,758
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Brigitte bardot, the "confined" collection nº 2
Brigitte bardot, the "confined" collection nº 2
$3,046
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
$1,406
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Au loin les îles semblaient flotter sur l'horizon...
new
Au loin les îles semblaient flotter sur l'horizon...
$762
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Bouquet de lilas
Bouquet de lilas
$586
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Ecole de plongée
Ecole de plongée
$1,113
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Modern crash
Modern crash
$1,172
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le jardin à l'anglaise
Le jardin à l'anglaise
$492
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
"musicalité des nymphéas, matin claire aux saules", inspirée des paysages d'eau de claude monet
"musicalité des nymphéas, matin claire aux saules", inspirée des paysages d'eau de claude monet
$44,525
Oil painting (320 x 50 cm)
Trente mai, la Loire à Goudet
Trente mai, la Loire à Goudet
$1,758
Oil painting (110 x 73 cm)
Baie de Somme
Baie de Somme
$1,406
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vibration
Vibration
$2,484
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le dernier rayon de soleil
Le dernier rayon de soleil
$703
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Les dés sont jetés
Les dés sont jetés
$1,523
Oil painting (65 x 100 cm)
Bon petit diable
Bon petit diable
$937
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Human mask 01
Human mask 01
$1,055
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Dualité
Dualité
$1,406
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Rose - 364
Rose - 364
$621
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Espèces menacées
Espèces menacées
$4,452
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Western avenue
Western avenue
$879
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
L’instant où okuni dit à castor...
L’instant où okuni dit à castor...
$2,226
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Derrière le masque II
Derrière le masque II
$1,992
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Impression marine n
Impression marine n
$3,210
Oil painting (162 x 97 cm)
Ria formosa, jour de pluie
Ria formosa, jour de pluie
$937
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Whisperer
Whisperer
$1,465
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Nuages légers sur la mer
Nuages légers sur la mer
$3,515
Oil painting (162 x 108 cm)
Jeune vulcain
Jeune vulcain
$1,172
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Le puits
Le puits
$1,699
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Arbres du bord de mer B
Arbres du bord de mer B
$223
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
L'heure bleue
L'heure bleue
$480
Oil painting (60 x 30 cm)
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
$586
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Vingt-neuf février, chemin dans le massif du Vercors
Vingt-neuf février, chemin dans le massif du Vercors
$1,172
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Mouvement n°2
Mouvement n°2
$937
Oil painting (35 x 65 cm)
Danseuse
Danseuse
$1,055
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Altered states 27
Altered states 27
$1,758
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Fishies in sky
Fishies in sky
$1,758
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Le pont de sully - paris
Le pont de sully - paris
$1,172
Oil painting (60 x 43 cm)
Au musée
Au musée
$7,030
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Nlg 3
Nlg 3
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Fin de l'hiver au lac
Fin de l'hiver au lac
$492
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Note n°6
new
Note n°6
$4,452
Oil painting (50 x 70 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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