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Les trois souvenirs
Les trois souvenirs
$973
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Contre jour
Contre jour
$1,514
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Reflet éphémère
Reflet éphémère
$2,163
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
A la croisée des regards
A la croisée des regards
$1,904
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Le rameur
Le rameur
$2,163
Oil painting (75 x 165 cm)
Trois cyprès
Trois cyprès
$757
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Orient express
Orient express
$1,947
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
La citrouille
La citrouille
$865
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
La Seine chez Sara
La Seine chez Sara
$973
Oil painting (61 x 42 cm)
Cargo 7
Cargo 7
$865
Oil painting (50 x 30 cm)
Les jonquilles
Les jonquilles
$1,622
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Se perdre dans le silence
Se perdre dans le silence
$811
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Eté en forêt
Eté en forêt
$790
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,055
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Toujours debout
Toujours debout
$1,298
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,514
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Reflets d'or 4
Reflets d'or 4
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Faces
Faces
$973
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Bubbly champagne
Bubbly champagne
$1,352
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Le soleil dans les pins
Le soleil dans les pins
$919
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Poisson noir
Poisson noir
$541
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Infusion de chardon
Infusion de chardon
$1,514
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Miroir intérieur
Miroir intérieur
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Brumes sur Paris
Brumes sur Paris
$1,622
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Écluse du canal Saint-Martin
Écluse du canal Saint-Martin
$465
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
$2,163
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Les chaussons
Les chaussons
$2,163
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Fragment floral
Fragment floral
$973
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Laurier 1
Laurier 1
$595
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,163
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Da qualche parte 10
Da qualche parte 10
$1,082
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Carnycios - 11
Carnycios - 11
$1,893
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sur le port
Sur le port
$1,406
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
La voyageuse immobile
La voyageuse immobile
$433
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Planète bleue
Planète bleue
$649
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
$844
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
L'eau
L'eau
$1,082
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Les carrières rouges
Les carrières rouges
$757
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Les filles sur la plage
Les filles sur la plage
$1,731
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Souvenir San Francisco n°5
Souvenir San Francisco n°5
$865
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
City girl
City girl
$811
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
$1,082
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
$1,514
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Roses roses
Roses roses
$541
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Graffitis on the wall
Graffitis on the wall
$1,622
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
$1,298
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
$1,082
Oil painting (46 x 56 cm)
Le pont de sully - paris
Le pont de sully - paris
$703
Oil painting (60 x 43 cm)
Marine à villers
Marine à villers
$346
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Xl néon pop art lignes
Xl néon pop art lignes
$1,373
Oil painting (180 x 90 cm)
Café, la nuit
Café, la nuit
$2,434
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Les nocturnes: starting block
Les nocturnes: starting block
$1,947
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Kiosk à paris
Kiosk à paris
$811
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Vibration d'automne
Vibration d'automne
$1,622
Oil painting (130 x 97 cm)
Rose - 303
Rose - 303
$573
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Matin à paris
Matin à paris
$2,163
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Auckland botanic gardens II
Auckland botanic gardens II
$800
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$790
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
$2,163
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
New York at night II
New York at night II
$2,163
Oil painting (54 x 73 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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