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Note n°4
Note n°4
$4,162
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
La où se cache mon ange...
La où se cache mon ange...
$3,568
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Arbres à saint-briac
Arbres à saint-briac
$1,189
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Arbre à 3 troncs
Arbre à 3 troncs
$1,189
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Organic
Organic
$1,130
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$868
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
La valse des fleurs à giverny
La valse des fleurs à giverny
$1,903
Oil painting (110 x 145 cm)
Les chaussons
Les chaussons
$2,378
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Ecole de plongée
Ecole de plongée
$1,130
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Diane, actéon et ses chiens...
Diane, actéon et ses chiens...
$2,854
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Pierre, certaines nuits étoilées, reposait son âme au bord de l'océan...
Pierre, certaines nuits étoilées, reposait son âme au bord de l'océan...
$476
Oil painting (27 x 19 cm)
Pommes et papier
Pommes et papier
$773
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Paysage humide
Paysage humide
$1,070
Oil painting (120 x 40 cm)
Urban handstand
Urban handstand
$2,438
Oil painting (90 x 130 cm)
Altrove 8
Altrove 8
$6,541
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
Défragmentation du disque
Défragmentation du disque
$1,962
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Petite mimi
Petite mimi
$2,378
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Verso sera
Verso sera
$7,135
Oil painting (200 x 130 cm)
Skull by nature
Skull by nature
$2,973
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Au loin les îles semblaient flotter sur l'horizon...
Au loin les îles semblaient flotter sur l'horizon...
$1,070
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
La taverne du forum
La taverne du forum
$3,270
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sète, la corniche
Sète, la corniche
$1,011
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Solitude(s)
Solitude(s)
$2,497
Oil painting (81 x 130 cm)
The sun is back
The sun is back
$2,093
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Jeune femme au pull vert
Jeune femme au pull vert
$1,546
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Le champ de colzas - Doit-on forcement suivre le chemin tracé ?
Le champ de colzas - Doit-on forcement suivre le chemin tracé ?
$773
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Modern crash
Modern crash
$1,189
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Chercher la trace
Chercher la trace
$714
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Les toits de paris et le sacré-cœur
Les toits de paris et le sacré-cœur
$702
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Saisissez l'instant
Saisissez l'instant
$1,724
Oil painting (60 x 120 cm)
Bain de soleil
Bain de soleil
$2,557
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Derrière le masque
Derrière le masque
$2,735
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Evening's return
Evening's return
$1,570
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Voilier IV
Voilier IV
$951
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
La cascade
La cascade
$1,249
Oil painting (65 x 102 cm)
Rose - 378
Rose - 378
$1,308
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Voyage
Voyage
$1,308
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Le pareo
Le pareo
$1,546
Oil painting (50 x 73 cm)
I see the man everywhere
I see the man everywhere
$3,909
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Le front de mer
Le front de mer
$2,616
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$2,141
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Sonate d'automne 2
Sonate d'automne 2
$1,189
Oil painting (35 x 50 cm)
Aftermanhos - 12
Aftermanhos - 12
$3,151
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,665
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Come fly with me
Come fly with me
$2,020
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Au loin la côte dessinait ses chinoiseries...
Au loin la côte dessinait ses chinoiseries...
$1,368
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Évocation d’un paysage breton, Le Finistère
Évocation d’un paysage breton, Le Finistère
$951
Oil painting (90 x 30 cm)
Lumière du soir à marrakech
Lumière du soir à marrakech
$1,754
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,546
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Dj bigoudène
Dj bigoudène
$928
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Les restes III
Les restes III
$636
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
$595
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Peinture des Genêts sur l'herbe
Peinture des Genêts sur l'herbe
$1,047
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Cagnes-sur-Mer
Cagnes-sur-Mer
$714
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Les pins
Les pins
$2,259
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Carnycios 120-2
Carnycios 120-2
$2,795
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Jérôme
Jérôme
$2,497
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
$2,378
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Littribut
Littribut
$4,757
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Vers demain
Vers demain
$1,784
Oil painting (65 x 92 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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