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Fusion V
Fusion V
$7,994
Oil painting (162 x 130 cm)
Wind in my heart
Wind in my heart
$986
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Douceur matinale
Douceur matinale
$964
Oil painting (64 x 80 cm)
Regent street
Regent street
$3,066
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Confiture
Confiture
$1,424
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Impressions dans la forêt
Impressions dans la forêt
$438
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Tropiques, feuille longue
Tropiques, feuille longue
$1,675
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Morning star
Morning star
$7,118
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Postures
Postures
$4,380
Oil painting (150 x 200 cm)
Carnycios 120-2
Carnycios 120-2
$2,573
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$931
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Sans titre 655
Sans titre 655
$2,190
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
$1,095
Oil painting (46 x 56 cm)
Vert les pins
Vert les pins
$1,752
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Intérieur / extérieur 1
Intérieur / extérieur 1
$3,942
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Assise au jardin avec des amis
Assise au jardin avec des amis
$2,519
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
The sun is back
The sun is back
$1,927
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Impression marine C
Impression marine C
$2,168
Oil painting (146 x 114 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,478
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$767
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
"bruxelles nord" réf : 2100
$548
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Impression marine, pins de bord de mer 1
Impression marine, pins de bord de mer 1
$2,037
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
$1,314
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
Cinq février, saint-vincent, neige, lumière du soir
$1,226
Oil painting (100 x 65 cm)
Dis-moi tout
Dis-moi tout
$876
Oil painting (90 x 80 cm)
Falaises à Ault, marée basse
Falaises à Ault, marée basse
$3,285
Oil painting (162 x 108 cm)
Végétal
Végétal
$876
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Inès 2
Inès 2
$2,847
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
$1,752
Oil painting (54 x 72 cm)
Abstraction 062
Abstraction 062
$6,023
Oil painting (60 x 95 cm)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
$3,176
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Dinard 2
Dinard 2
$1,314
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Ecce uomo 1
Ecce uomo 1
$898
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Le champ d'à côté
Le champ d'à côté
$602
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Plage de fossées.cap ferrat
Plage de fossées.cap ferrat
$712
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Le vent du sud
Le vent du sud
$5,256
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vingt-cinq juillet, prés à Saint-Vincent
Vingt-cinq juillet, prés à Saint-Vincent
$657
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Eurélie
Eurélie
$1,643
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Ecole de plongée
Ecole de plongée
$1,040
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,081
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Bar St. André
Bar St. André
$767
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Geisha au paravent
Geisha au paravent
$3,285
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Mirage bleu cobalt
Mirage bleu cobalt
$569
Oil painting (35 x 38 cm)
Houat réf : 2390
Houat réf : 2390
$219
Oil painting (22 x 20 cm)
Reflets sur la lagune
Reflets sur la lagune
$854
Oil painting (60 x 75 cm)
Plantes d'intérieur
Plantes d'intérieur
$657
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Soleil du matin sur la mer
Soleil du matin sur la mer
$3,285
Oil painting (162 x 108 cm)
Immersion
Immersion
$8,979
Oil painting (70 x 90 cm)
Carnycios - 11
Carnycios - 11
$1,916
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
La maison blanche
La maison blanche
-40% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (54 x 81 cm)
No man's land
No man's land
$1,533
Oil painting (92 x 66 cm)
Huile sur toile 80f
Huile sur toile 80f
$3,285
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Tango
Tango
$1,314
Oil painting (90 x 134 cm)
Fishies in sky
Fishies in sky
$1,643
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Cyclo baby
Cyclo baby
$1,314
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Laurier 1
Laurier 1
$602
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Litchis et citrons
Litchis et citrons
$1,205
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
$767
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Above the sea IV
Above the sea IV
$2,847
Oil painting (89 x 136 cm)
Guy
Guy
$986
Oil painting (50 x 65 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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