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Composition au pot bleu
Composition au pot bleu
$622
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Somewhere out there
Somewhere out there
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
By the river
By the river
$1,000
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Craftsman
Craftsman
$1,890
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Les chaises
Les chaises
$3,335
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le café bleu
Le café bleu
$5,002
Oil painting (89 x 130 cm)
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
$2,112
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Kiosk à paris
Kiosk à paris
$834
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Grecque(s) ou romain(e)
Grecque(s) ou romain(e)
$1,890
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Neige
Neige
$1,667
Oil painting (50 x 35 cm)
Auckland botanic gardens II
Auckland botanic gardens II
$823
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Corps en mouvement
Corps en mouvement
$2,223
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Fleure d'iris
Fleure d'iris
$889
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Florence - 140531
Florence - 140531
$622
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
$1,112
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Rouge
Rouge
$5,002
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Nlg 3
Nlg 3
$1,167
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Bouquet d'azur
Bouquet d'azur
$1,417
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Dancers in the dark
Dancers in the dark
$1,334
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Calanque de port-pin
Calanque de port-pin
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Souvenir san francisco n°2
Souvenir san francisco n°2
$778
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Le champ d'à côté
Le champ d'à côté
$611
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Le rameur
Le rameur
$2,223
Oil painting (75 x 165 cm)
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
$1,334
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Bleu et jaune
Bleu et jaune
$1,223
Oil painting (45 x 45 cm)
Arbre de judée
Arbre de judée
$722
Oil painting (60 x 100 cm)
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
$1,112
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Human mask 01
Human mask 01
$1,000
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Not yet remembered
Not yet remembered
$1,000
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Cerisier
Cerisier
$2,223
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Pinède à Saint-Gély du Fesc
new
Pinède à Saint-Gély du Fesc
$945
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Taïga
Taïga
$1,445
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Taxi jaune
Taxi jaune
$1,334
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Naissance
Naissance
$1,112
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Brumes sur Paris
Brumes sur Paris
$1,667
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
La femme en rouge
La femme en rouge
$2,112
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Arc d'amour
new
Arc d'amour
$1,000
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Xavier assis
Xavier assis
$445
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Transparences 2
Transparences 2
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Cabane dans le havre
Cabane dans le havre
$256
Oil painting (22 x 16 cm)
Les flotteuses
Les flotteuses
$2,279
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Souvenir San Francisco n°5
Souvenir San Francisco n°5
$889
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Les deux amis
Les deux amis
$1,000
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Calanque d’en vau IX
Calanque d’en vau IX
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Nansei shoto
Nansei shoto
$722
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Atlas
Atlas
$2,001
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
La voyageuse immobile
La voyageuse immobile
$445
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Printemps
Printemps
$889
Oil painting (80 x 54 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$2,001
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Les nocturnes: starting block
Les nocturnes: starting block
$2,001
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Venise - 140615
Venise - 140615
$622
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$945
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Architecture 1800 m
Architecture 1800 m
$889
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
En chemin
En chemin
$1,445
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Station service à Bakersfield
Station service à Bakersfield
$2,668
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Lisa
Lisa
$1,112
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
City 6
City 6
$1,667
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Orchids, for you !
Orchids, for you !
$1,890
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
L'eau
L'eau
$1,112
Oil painting (60 x 60 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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