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Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$1,117
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Reflets
Reflets
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les profondeurs de la nuit
Les profondeurs de la nuit
$2,458
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Présence
Présence
$1,676
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Méridienne
Méridienne
$1,327
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Sea sunset
Sea sunset
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
L'oiseau
new
L'oiseau
$2,682
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Stigmate III
Stigmate III
$3,352
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
En chemin
En chemin
$1,453
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
50's blue highway
50's blue highway
$3,240
Oil painting (75 x 100 cm)
"musicalité des nymphéas, matin claire aux saules", inspirée des paysages d'eau de claude monet
"musicalité des nymphéas, matin claire aux saules", inspirée des paysages d'eau de claude monet
$42,461
Oil painting (320 x 50 cm)
Magister
Magister
$1,341
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Les chaussons
Les chaussons
$2,235
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Double wall
Double wall
$1,564
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Jeux secrets
Jeux secrets
$1,676
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Comme Jimi
Comme Jimi
$1,229
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Le liseur 4
Le liseur 4
$2,235
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Sunshine Manhattan
Sunshine Manhattan
$1,788
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Montagne printanière
Montagne printanière
$447
Oil painting (25 x 30 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
$2,179
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Carrousel
Carrousel
$2,235
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Diane, actéon et ses chiens...
Diane, actéon et ses chiens...
$2,682
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Rose - 311
Rose - 311
$782
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Eurélie
Eurélie
$1,676
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Mouvement n°2
Mouvement n°2
$894
Oil painting (35 x 65 cm)
Confiture
Confiture
$1,453
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Altered states 27
Altered states 27
$1,676
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Back stage (Hong Kong)
Back stage (Hong Kong)
$6,481
Oil painting (80 x 160 cm)
Lisbonne
Lisbonne
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Soir d'orage
Soir d'orage
$838
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
City girl
City girl
$838
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,564
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Day dreaming
Day dreaming
$235
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Fin de l'hiver au lac
Fin de l'hiver au lac
$469
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
Dans le ciel, un nuage pressé soufflait comme il pouvait...
$1,229
Oil painting (61 x 38 cm)
Floraison-2
Floraison-2
$1,676
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
La fiancée du pirate
La fiancée du pirate
$782
Oil painting (53 x 65 cm)
Not yet remembered
Not yet remembered
$1,006
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Houat réf : 2390
Houat réf : 2390
$223
Oil painting (22 x 20 cm)
Série racines - 3
Série racines - 3
$1,062
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
De l'intérieur
De l'intérieur
$2,682
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Bouquet aux lilas bleus
Bouquet aux lilas bleus
$872
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Céuze
Céuze
$782
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Paper toros - 01
Paper toros - 01
$1,508
Oil painting (102 x 66 cm)
Sunset boulevard
Sunset boulevard
$4,246
Oil painting (120 x 90 cm)
Celles et le lac du salagou au printemps
Celles et le lac du salagou au printemps
$1,073
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
The shard
The shard
$3,229
Oil painting (100 x 150 cm)
Musique d'été
Musique d'été
$2,011
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Envie de nature
Envie de nature
$2,123
Oil painting (73 x 90 cm)
Reflets jaunes
Reflets jaunes
$2,123
Oil painting (90 x 100 cm)
Sismographie n°09
Sismographie n°09
$1,229
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Laminaires bleus
Laminaires bleus
$2,179
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Passent les nuages
Passent les nuages
$2,011
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
Arbre à 3 troncs
Arbre à 3 troncs
$1,117
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
$1,341
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Sensuel
Sensuel
$4,358
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Petite mimi
new
Petite mimi
$2,235
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Épingles
Épingles
$950
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$894
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Au feu rouge.
Au feu rouge.
$1,341
Oil painting (60 x 60 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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