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Vanitas vanitatum
Vanitas vanitatum
$668
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Le chêne
Le chêne
$1,008
Oil painting (68 x 97 cm)
Chaos. obscur chaos. eblouissement.
Chaos. obscur chaos. eblouissement.
$1,943
Oil painting (100 x 60 cm)
Thoughts 1
Thoughts 1
$5,829
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Violet
Violet
$4,250
Oil painting (76 x 100 cm)
Folletrios-16
Folletrios-16
$1,154
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Palavas
Palavas
$971
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Mère et fille 2
Mère et fille 2
$4,614
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Arbres du bord de mer B
Arbres du bord de mer B
$231
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Derrière la montagne
Derrière la montagne
$2,793
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Souffle rouge
Souffle rouge
$1,943
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Lumière de la nuit
Lumière de la nuit
$1,214
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Pommes et feuilles-2
Pommes et feuilles-2
$789
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Jupiter et antiope
Jupiter et antiope
$3,157
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Paysage maritime abstrait
Paysage maritime abstrait
$1,457
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Fast and go 2:the railway
Fast and go 2:the railway
$2,429
Oil painting (110 x 90 cm)
Le soleil dans mes yeux
Le soleil dans mes yeux
$1,214
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Parler
Parler
$1,275
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Vitraux 2
Vitraux 2
$729
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Reflections
Reflections
$3,461
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Brumes sur Paris
Brumes sur Paris
$1,821
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Le lapin écorché
Le lapin écorché
$850
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Sans titre (orgia) 8
Sans titre (orgia) 8
$3,643
Oil painting (200 x 160 cm)
Hauteurs de Hyères
Hauteurs de Hyères
$425
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
La guinguette
La guinguette
$874
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Neuf décembre, roches de mariol, lumière du soir
Neuf décembre, roches de mariol, lumière du soir
$2,429
Oil painting (130 x 81 cm)
La ferme Gagnon
La ferme Gagnon
$510
Oil painting (36 x 36 cm)
Evening by the sea
Evening by the sea
$2,793
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Come fly with me
Come fly with me
$2,063
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Rivière à l'ombre des bois
Rivière à l'ombre des bois
$2,793
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
La première fois que je vous ai aperçue...
La première fois que je vous ai aperçue...
$1,214
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Misty
Misty
$5,464
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Reflets jaunes
Reflets jaunes
$2,307
Oil painting (90 x 100 cm)
Woman and piano
new
Woman and piano
$3,400
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Deep
Deep
$2,186
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Elan de jeunesse 2
Elan de jeunesse 2
$729
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Place Furstenberg Paris
Place Furstenberg Paris
$2,611
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$850
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
Hadija
Hadija
$1,821
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Grand iris V
Grand iris V
$3,036
Oil painting (97 x 116 cm)
Hauteurs de Hyères (II)
Hauteurs de Hyères (II)
$850
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Sept septembre, saint vincent
Sept septembre, saint vincent
$668
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Avec sa teinte Naranjo de Tina
Avec sa teinte Naranjo de Tina
$1,214
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Voyage
Voyage
$1,336
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Floreale
new
Floreale
$5,464
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$2,186
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Red morning
Red morning
$911
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Auglands 3
Auglands 3
$6,314
Oil painting (200 x 100 cm)
Plantes d'intérieur
Plantes d'intérieur
$1,032
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Urban handstand
Urban handstand
$2,489
Oil painting (90 x 130 cm)
Tronc d'arbre
Tronc d'arbre
$5,464
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
Au loin la côte dessinait ses chinoiseries...
Au loin la côte dessinait ses chinoiseries...
$1,396
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Camélia
Camélia
$1,214
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
$1,214
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Eurélie
Eurélie
$1,821
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Pietà
Pietà
$1,396
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Cyprès.
Cyprès.
$850
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Miroir d'une vision
Miroir d'une vision
$3,886
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Bubbles 2
Bubbles 2
$1,154
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
L'arbre du père
L'arbre du père
$2,368
Oil painting (100 x 70 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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