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Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,568
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Dj bigoudène
Dj bigoudène
$873
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Paris nocturne
Paris nocturne
$1,680
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Naissance
Naissance
$1,120
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Le champ rouge
Le champ rouge
$1,232
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$2,016
Oil painting (100 x 74 cm)
Toit de paris
Toit de paris
$896
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Sweat rose
Sweat rose
$2,688
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Épingles
Épingles
$952
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Laminaires bleus
Laminaires bleus
$2,184
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Marcel
Marcel
$560
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Miroir d'une vision
Miroir d'une vision
$3,135
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
$1,568
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Intérieur / extérieur 2
Intérieur / extérieur 2
$784
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
Brigitte bardot, the "confined" collection nº 2
Brigitte bardot, the "confined" collection nº 2
$2,911
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Parler
Parler
$1,176
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Le liseur 4
Le liseur 4
$2,240
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Evening's return
Evening's return
$1,478
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Arbres du bord de mer B
Arbres du bord de mer B
$213
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
L'or des prairies
L'or des prairies
$2,016
Oil painting (60 x 120 cm)
Impression marine C
Impression marine C
$3,068
Oil painting (146 x 114 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$1,120
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
L'homme près de la palissade
L'homme près de la palissade
$1,960
Oil painting (60 x 120 cm)
Assise au jardin avec des amis
Assise au jardin avec des amis
$2,576
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
La cascade
La cascade
$1,176
Oil painting (65 x 102 cm)
Diptyque
Diptyque
$1,568
Oil painting (140 x 100 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$2,016
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
To the light
To the light
$1,232
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Vingt-cinq juillet, prés à Saint-Vincent
Vingt-cinq juillet, prés à Saint-Vincent
$672
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Assemblage II
Assemblage II
$896
Oil painting (46 x 43 cm)
Le soleil dans mes yeux
Le soleil dans mes yeux
$1,064
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
$1,680
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
$2,240
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Vue sur la cathédrale
Vue sur la cathédrale
$1,568
Oil painting (63 x 70 cm)
Les narcisses du jardin
Les narcisses du jardin
$784
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Le temps de vivre
Le temps de vivre
$1,680
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Envie de nature
Envie de nature
$2,128
Oil painting (73 x 90 cm)
Nocturne au bouquet
Nocturne au bouquet
$672
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
A la croisée des regards
A la croisée des regards
$1,971
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
La mer n'existe pas
La mer n'existe pas
$1,232
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Ria formosa, jour de pluie
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Ria formosa, jour de pluie
$896
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Les pointues
Les pointues
$2,240
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,512
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Calanque de port-pin
Calanque de port-pin
$2,016
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Zachéos 01
Zachéos 01
$3,583
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Houat réf : 2390
Houat réf : 2390
$224
Oil painting (22 x 20 cm)
Hortus 3
Hortus 3
$403
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Magister
Magister
$1,344
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
La Seine chez Sara
La Seine chez Sara
$1,008
Oil painting (61 x 42 cm)
Le jardin chuchote
Le jardin chuchote
$2,016
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Lever de soleil au square des batignolles
Lever de soleil au square des batignolles
$829
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Série identité: et alors!
Série identité: et alors!
$1,568
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Le petit escalier
Le petit escalier
$616
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Vue sur le Rio pisuerga
Vue sur le Rio pisuerga
$1,568
Oil painting (63 x 70 cm)
L'arbre du père
L'arbre du père
$2,184
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Mains droites
Mains droites
$2,576
Oil painting (44 x 55 cm)
Impressions dans la forêt
Impressions dans la forêt
$448
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Plage de Salie Nord
Plage de Salie Nord
$1,792
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
$1,120
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
La route des énergies
La route des énergies
$1,568
Oil painting (61 x 50 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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