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Altered states 31
Altered states 31
$1,441
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Wind in my heart
Wind in my heart
$1,055
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Plume scrutait la mouche heureuse...
Plume scrutait la mouche heureuse...
$1,289
Oil painting (38 x 61 cm)
Lumière du soir à marrakech
Lumière du soir à marrakech
$1,728
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
$1,172
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Les beaux seront 1
Les beaux seront 1
$2,109
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$855
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Folletrios - 18
Folletrios - 18
$1,113
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$820
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$2,109
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Dunes
Dunes
$293
Oil painting (22 x 16 cm)
Chef b
Chef b
$2,343
Oil painting (115 x 81 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$2,109
Oil painting (100 x 74 cm)
Le soleil dans les pins
Le soleil dans les pins
$867
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Young geisha, dutch sky and french dog
Young geisha, dutch sky and french dog
$4,101
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$2,109
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Perspective 2
Perspective 2
$937
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Jeune vulcain
Jeune vulcain
$1,172
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,343
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Plage de Salie Nord
Plage de Salie Nord
$1,875
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Mes arbres n 3
Mes arbres n 3
$1,523
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Sismographie n°04
Sismographie n°04
$1,289
Oil painting (89 x 100 cm)
Fragment floral
Fragment floral
$1,055
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Rose - 311
Rose - 311
$820
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Eurélie
Eurélie
$1,758
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Tm 050
Tm 050
$2,343
Oil painting (45 x 60 cm)
Vingt-sept mai, la Loire à Arlempdes
Vingt-sept mai, la Loire à Arlempdes
$1,172
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Sous-bois en automne
Sous-bois en automne
$1,172
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
$1,465
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Altered states 27
Altered states 27
$1,758
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Perspective
Perspective
$1,406
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Reflets d'or 4
Reflets d'or 4
$1,968
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Tango
Tango
$1,406
Oil painting (90 x 134 cm)
Nlg 3
Nlg 3
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,582
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
La baie des anges
La baie des anges
$773
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
The queen Elizabeth II, time, grey version
The queen Elizabeth II, time, grey version
$1,406
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Miroitements 1
Miroitements 1
$773
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Le mineur
Le mineur
$2,109
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le chemin
Le chemin
$656
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Cavalier
Cavalier
$820
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Végétal
Végétal
$937
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
$703
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Chemin des oliviers à cazevieille
Chemin des oliviers à cazevieille
$879
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Tondo floral aux roses oranges
Tondo floral aux roses oranges
$914
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Ecran de fumée
Ecran de fumée
$1,992
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
L'heure bleue
L'heure bleue
$480
Oil painting (60 x 30 cm)
Envie de nature
Envie de nature
$2,226
Oil painting (73 x 90 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,875
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Arbre à 3 troncs
Arbre à 3 troncs
$1,172
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Solitude(s)
Solitude(s)
$2,461
Oil painting (81 x 130 cm)
Blue velvet 06
Blue velvet 06
$1,055
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Sur le quai
Sur le quai
$2,285
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
A la croisée des regards
A la croisée des regards
$2,062
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Nocturne au bouquet
Nocturne au bouquet
$703
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
(r)évolution
(r)évolution
$4,218
Oil painting (130 x 195 cm)
Arbor
Arbor
$2,109
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Céuze
Céuze
$820
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Suis ton chemin, ne pense à rien
Suis ton chemin, ne pense à rien
$8,202
Oil painting (195 x 140 cm)
Reflets sur la lagune
Reflets sur la lagune
$914
Oil painting (60 x 75 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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