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Our selection of Oil Paintings

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 paintings on canvas are yet to be fully explored. Discover our outstanding selection of oil on canvas or knife oil paintings!

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Limey
Oil painting
50 x 61 cm
$791
Le miroir aux oiseaux
Oil painting
73 x 60 x 2 cm
Private sale -10%
Fleurs
Oil painting
50 x 65 cm
$1,476
Le temps des coquelicots
Oil painting
60 x 73 cm
Private sale -40%
Les nouvelles
Oil painting
50 x 61 cm
$1,160
Pensive
Oil painting
21 x 30 cm
$443
Simca 9 Deluxe
Oil painting
73 x 92 x 2 cm
$1,581
Soir d'été
Oil painting
80 x 80 cm
Private sale -30%
Jouer la transparence
Oil painting
81 x 100 cm
$1,845
Masks
Oil painting
60 x 80 cm
Private sale -20%
Green hills
Oil painting
70 x 50 cm
Private sale -10%
Blue wedding
Oil painting
46 x 55 cm
$2,003
Physionomie turbulente
Oil painting
46 x 55 cm
$896
Saisir l'instant
Oil painting
54 x 65 cm
$1,054
Laminaires
Oil painting
70 x 70 cm
$1,044
En lisière de forêt
Oil painting
64 x 80 cm
Private sale -10%
Une étude en vert
Oil painting
65 x 50 cm
$1,391
Reflets
Oil painting
80 x 80 cm
$1,581
Rose - 548
Oil painting
40 x 40 cm
$675
Campagne
Oil painting
40 x 40 cm
Private sale -20%
Madones 24
Oil painting
100 x 130 cm
$1,001
Nightswimming
Oil painting
80 x 60 cm
Private sale -10%
Alphabet d'hiver
Oil painting
50 x 32 cm
$559
De la couleur dans ma vie
Oil painting
100 x 80 cm
$1,897
Entrelacée 18
Oil painting
81 x 100 cm
$1,634
Bubbles 2
Oil painting
50 x 65 cm
$1,001
Nu coloré sur fond clair
Oil painting
100 x 80 cm
$2,003
Dalhia 03
Oil painting
40 x 40 cm
$843
Dear zorg
Oil painting
65 x 81 cm
$1,212
Le petit secret
Oil painting
70 x 70 cm
Private sale -20%
Repaysage 12
Oil painting
130 x 80 cm
$843
It's good to be the king !!! - 28
Oil painting
40 x 50 cm
Private sale -10%
La danse sur jupiter
Oil painting
46 x 35 cm
Private sale -10%
Le puits
Oil painting
80 x 60 cm
$1,476
Sables bleus
Oil painting
30 x 30 cm
$379
Fragment floral
Oil painting
80 x 80 cm
$949
Man
Oil painting
89 x 116 cm
$1,897
Eclaircie
Oil painting
120 x 100 x 4 cm
Private sale -20%
Et alors
Oil painting
40 x 40 cm
$1,265
The brown city
Oil painting
70 x 70 cm
$843
Domus
Oil painting
65 x 50 cm
$875
Sottos-06
Oil painting
30 x 40 cm
$474
Frangments
Oil painting
100 x 100 cm
Private sale -30%
Ecorces de printemps
Oil painting
46 x 61 cm
$1,265
Winterdays
Oil painting
120 x 120 cm
Private sale -20%
La chèvre (mexique)
Oil painting
20 x 20 x 4 cm
$843
Juste avant la nuit... 2
Oil painting
100 x 80 cm
Private sale -20%

Oil Paintings For Sale: How They Came To Be

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 known oil paintings in Europe. The paintings were often commissions of individuals of notoriety or of elevated social status. However, many oil paintings also evoked a historical, biblical or mythological narrative. Therefore, portraits or famous scenes from myths, legends and stories were often set in fictive environments with a light source and layers of texture. This can be seen in famous oil paintings such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa (1503-1506) or Rembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee (1633).

Oil paintings quickly became the artistic norm and many were realized on wood due to a lack of suitable media. Skipping ahead a few centuries, from the 19th century onwards, artists began to leave the comfort of their studios and their works became increasingly inspired by nature. With this shift in environment, oil paintings changed in composition and became slightly less detailed. Take for example, Paul Cézanne's The Hanged Man’s House, Auvers-sur-Oise (1873), Van Gogh's Sunflowers (1888) and Claude Monet's Water Lilies. These oil paintings famously illustrate this change in mentality. Realism was considered less important than emotion, and colors became the main focus of many studies.

Oil paintings were not always figurative. From the beginning of the 20th century, Vasily Kandinsky ushered in a modern shift towards abstraction through his Color Study, Squares with Concentric Circles (1913). The study of pure shapes and colors 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). These artists, whose oil paintings can be seen in museums and galleries across the world today, broke the world of art by using this centuries-old material without pairing it with Figurism.

Oil Paintings Techniques and Oil Paintings For Sale

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.The pigments were found in nature and could be temperamental when mixed together. With the exception of the artists who choose to create oil paintings using the techniques of the Old Masters, very few know the difficulty of making your own paints.

At the time in which oil paints began to be used by artists of the Renaissance, there were no drying additives (e. g. white lead). It therefore took weeks and weeks for the works to fully dry. This was exponentiated by the fact that most of the portraits produced during this time were painted on wooden boards. These boards were heavy and not particularly absorbant. They were difficult to handle and of limited size. When oil paints became more and more commonly used, they begged for a different medium. It was at this time that the canvas, or fabric medium, rather was introduced. This constituted two major advances in art, giving way to all oil paintings eventually being done on canvas.

And then came the 19th century that saw the arrival of a technical revolution. Artists now had the opportunity to buy paint that had already been mixed and packaged in tubes. Impressionist artists immediately seized the opportunity to get out in nature and paint what they saw thanks to the facility of pre-packaged oil paints. It was thanks to this technical intervention that landscape and the latter became a central subject in their works. Because artists did not have to mix their primary oil paint colors, they were now faced with the new challenge of painting quickly in order to capture the moment "in real time".

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 today. Artists who put their oil paintings for sale now have specific processes to follow before putting their oil paintings for sale in galleries. They leave enough time for the paint to dry before handing it over to the gallery where it will meet its new owner.

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