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Rue piétonne ou l'impasse
Rue piétonne ou l'impasse
$2,366
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Le champ
Le champ
$2,366
Oil painting (130 x 100 cm)
Scène de plage à Arcachon
Scène de plage à Arcachon
$1,183
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Vingt-cinq février, ault, lumière du soir
Vingt-cinq février, ault, lumière du soir
$1,183
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Forêt chaude 03
Forêt chaude 03
$1,183
Oil painting (106 x 75 cm)
Le miroir aux oiseaux
Le miroir aux oiseaux
$2,011
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
L'arbre du père
L'arbre du père
$2,307
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Ode à la nature
Ode à la nature
$982
Oil painting (68 x 97 cm)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
$3,431
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Evening's return
Evening's return
$1,562
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Celles et le lac du salagou au printemps
Celles et le lac du salagou au printemps
$1,171
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Violet
Violet
$4,141
Oil painting (76 x 100 cm)
Un amour de bach
Un amour de bach
$1,006
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Pommes et feuilles-2
Pommes et feuilles-2
$769
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Tondo floral aux roses oranges
Tondo floral aux roses oranges
$923
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Anvers réf : 2570
Anvers réf : 2570
$296
Oil painting (24 x 24 cm)
Promenade belle époque
Promenade belle époque
$816
Oil painting (20 x 30 cm)
By the sea
By the sea
$2,485
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Lilas et fraise
Lilas et fraise
$1,775
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Reflets dans le port de sanary
Reflets dans le port de sanary
$2,781
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Voilier IV
Voilier IV
$947
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Aux dernières lumières d'été, l'or tombait sur l'étang...
Aux dernières lumières d'été, l'or tombait sur l'étang...
$3,076
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Blue kid
Blue kid
$8,164
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Une jetée à Nice
Une jetée à Nice
$2,248
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Les dés sont jetés
Les dés sont jetés
$1,538
Oil painting (65 x 100 cm)
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
Jour un, dixième jour de pluie
$923
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Above the sea IV
Above the sea IV
$3,076
Oil painting (89 x 136 cm)
La plage à Valladolid
La plage à Valladolid
$497
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Aftermanhos - 12
Aftermanhos - 12
$3,135
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Dear zorg
Dear zorg
$1,361
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Bord de la belle à magné
Bord de la belle à magné
$1,171
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Aftermanhos-00
Aftermanhos-00
$6,153
Oil painting (240 x 80 cm)
Coin restaurant, paris
Coin restaurant, paris
$1,065
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Tea time
Tea time
$1,656
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les nocturnes: starting block
Les nocturnes: starting block
$2,130
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Dualité
Dualité
$1,420
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Porto portugal
Porto portugal
$5,679
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Café du lithographe à Paris 75014
Café du lithographe à Paris 75014
$1,182
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Végétale
Végétale
$3,715
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Chercher la trace
Chercher la trace
$710
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Pajol
Pajol
$1,775
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Les maux s'effacent
Les maux s'effacent
$1,420
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Blue velvet 06
Blue velvet 06
$1,065
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
$2,307
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Les bleus à l'âme me reprennent (prix encadrée)
Les bleus à l'âme me reprennent (prix encadrée)
$1,420
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Caresser l'instant
Caresser l'instant
$2,130
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
Promenade 4
Promenade 4
$1,455
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Composition aux hortensias
Composition aux hortensias
$710
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
(r)évolution
(r)évolution
$4,260
Oil painting (130 x 195 cm)
Patchwork - 42
Patchwork - 42
$2,840
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$2,130
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Suis ton chemin, ne pense à rien
Suis ton chemin, ne pense à rien
$8,282
Oil painting (195 x 140 cm)
Vivre l'instant
Vivre l'instant
$2,130
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Bubbles 01
Bubbles 01
$1,124
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Poudre
Poudre
$2,603
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
A l'origine
A l'origine
$1,183
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Ariane
Ariane
$6,508
Oil painting (130 x 130 cm)
New 6
New 6
$2,958
Oil painting (60 x 90 cm)
Pyrénées symétriques 5
Pyrénées symétriques 5
$947
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Bleu, rose et palmier
Bleu, rose et palmier
$1,171
Oil painting (65 x 54 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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