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Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
$1,138
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Totem
Totem
$2,048
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Celles et le lac du salagou au printemps
Celles et le lac du salagou au printemps
$1,115
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Soir d'orage
Soir d'orage
$853
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
L'île-saint-denis par beau temps
$796
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
$1,251
Oil painting (61 x 38 cm)
Sonate d'automne 2
Sonate d'automne 2
$1,138
Oil painting (35 x 50 cm)
Au musée
Au musée
$9,100
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Tondo floral aux jaunes
Tondo floral aux jaunes
$887
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Piétons
Piétons
$683
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Taïga
Taïga
$1,706
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Plantes d'intérieur
Plantes d'intérieur
$683
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Dernières lumières sur un nageur au repos
Dernières lumières sur un nageur au repos
$1,251
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
Mirage bleu cobalt
Mirage bleu cobalt
$592
Oil painting (35 x 38 cm)
Two penguins are waiting for the bus - Pékin
Two penguins are waiting for the bus - Pékin
$6,598
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Perspective 2
Perspective 2
$910
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Sunset in red 2
Sunset in red 2
$2,616
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Smoker's
Smoker's
$8,986
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
L'or des prairies
L'or des prairies
$2,048
Oil painting (60 x 120 cm)
Fly away 05
Fly away 05
$853
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Rose - 311
Rose - 311
$796
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
$1,934
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Boiserie - 25p05
Boiserie - 25p05
$910
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
$899
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Calanque
Calanque
$899
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Audrey hepburn loves pop art
Audrey hepburn loves pop art
$910
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
$1,422
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
La robe blanche
La robe blanche
$1,251
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Loin, contemplation bleue
Loin, contemplation bleue
$1,422
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,593
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Défragmentation du disque
Défragmentation du disque
$1,877
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Trame
Trame
$3,981
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
Arbres de bord de mer A
Arbres de bord de mer A
$216
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
29 janvier 2014
29 janvier 2014
$1,593
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Non comestible
Non comestible
$3,640
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Coin restaurant, paris
Coin restaurant, paris
$1,024
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Le soleil dans les pins
Le soleil dans les pins
$967
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Cavalier
Cavalier
$796
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Ulysse 8
Ulysse 8
$2,048
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Paisible errance
Paisible errance
$660
Oil painting (55 x 60 cm)
Intérieur
Intérieur
$1,991
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Orientalisme
Orientalisme
$2,958
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Miroir d'une vision
Miroir d'une vision
$3,185
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Confiture
Confiture
$1,706
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Le soleil dans mes yeux
Le soleil dans mes yeux
$1,081
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Où est le coronavirus ?
Où est le coronavirus ?
$4,550
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Souvenir san francisco n°5
Souvenir san francisco n°5
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Les pointues
Les pointues
$2,275
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Rose - 364
Rose - 364
$603
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$2,048
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Come fly with me
Come fly with me
$1,933
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Au milieu des pins
Au milieu des pins
$626
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
La trouvaille à Montmartre
La trouvaille à Montmartre
$1,251
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Tango
Tango
$1,365
Oil painting (90 x 134 cm)
Danseuse
Danseuse
$1,024
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Paysage berrichon
Paysage berrichon
$2,104
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Café du lithographe à Paris 75014
Café du lithographe à Paris 75014
$1,136
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Tm 050
Tm 050
$2,275
Oil painting (45 x 60 cm)
The ostrich and the sand
The ostrich and the sand
$1,587
Oil painting (26 x 35 cm)
Altered states 27
Altered states 27
$1,706
Oil painting (65 x 50 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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