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Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
Au moment où je crus que pendant ce mariage
$1,344
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Devant la source...
Devant la source...
$3,807
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Dark Dagda
new
Dark Dagda
$2,800
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Musique d'été
Musique d'été
$2,016
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Intérieur / extérieur 1
Intérieur / extérieur 1
$4,031
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Basquiat 1
Basquiat 1
$448
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Mimosas
Mimosas
$1,663
Oil painting (46 x 65 cm)
Calanque de port-pin
Calanque de port-pin
$2,016
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Coin restaurant, paris
Coin restaurant, paris
$1,008
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Ciel et immeubles
Ciel et immeubles
$2,128
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Vibration
Vibration
$2,374
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
La bourrasque de vent avait violemment ouvert la fenêtre...
$1,232
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Laurier 1
Laurier 1
$616
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Ciel de Paris
Ciel de Paris
$1,680
Oil painting (100 x 75 cm)
Le liseur 4
Le liseur 4
$2,240
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Documentation
Documentation
$3,247
Oil painting (89 x 130 cm)
L'enfant qui lit
L'enfant qui lit
$1,456
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Houat réf : 2390
Houat réf : 2390
$224
Oil painting (22 x 20 cm)
A la croisée des regards
A la croisée des regards
$1,971
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
La mer
new
La mer
$2,800
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Assemblage II
Assemblage II
$896
Oil painting (46 x 43 cm)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
$1,904
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Intérieur
Intérieur
$1,960
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
A l'origine
A l'origine
$1,120
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Nouvel ange
Nouvel ange
$2,352
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
New York at night II
New York at night II
$2,240
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,128
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Solitude(s)
Solitude(s)
$2,352
Oil painting (81 x 130 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,288
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Altered states 31
Altered states 31
$1,377
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
$1,568
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Vision 2020
Vision 2020
$1,344
Oil painting (73 x 91 cm)
Come fly with me
Come fly with me
$1,903
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
$1,400
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Cavalier
Cavalier
$784
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Mer calme
Mer calme
$1,232
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Bleu brouillard
new
Bleu brouillard
$1,456
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Le jardin et le Palais du Luxembourg
Le jardin et le Palais du Luxembourg
$728
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Les monts de vaucluse
Les monts de vaucluse
$448
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Un été à Paris
Un été à Paris
$1,232
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Arbre à 3 troncs
Arbre à 3 troncs
$1,120
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Folletrios - 18
Folletrios - 18
$1,064
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Lumière de la nuit
Lumière de la nuit
$1,120
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
$1,680
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Fast and go.paysage en mouvement
Fast and go.paysage en mouvement
$2,240
Oil painting (150 x 110 cm)
Orgeo
Orgeo
$2,967
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Vers demain
Vers demain
$1,680
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Dj bigoudène
Dj bigoudène
$873
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Fin de l'hiver au lac
Fin de l'hiver au lac
$470
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Laminaires bleus 2
Laminaires bleus 2
$2,184
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
La mer n'existe pas
La mer n'existe pas
$1,232
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Les senteurs du sud
Les senteurs du sud
$8,958
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Trame
Trame
$3,919
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$2,016
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les oranges
Les oranges
$672
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
$1,859
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Voyage
Voyage
$1,232
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Au loin la côte dessinait ses chinoiseries...
Au loin la côte dessinait ses chinoiseries...
$1,288
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Hortus 3
Hortus 3
$403
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
San Francisco au matin
San Francisco au matin
$952
Oil painting (50 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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