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"vacances à vieux boucau"
"vacances à vieux boucau"
$2,127
Oil painting (36 x 75 cm)
Aftermanhos 00
Aftermanhos 00
$3,782
Oil painting (91 x 130 cm)
Le petit jardin
Le petit jardin
$2,127
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
By the sea
By the sea
$2,482
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sans titre (orgia) 8
Sans titre (orgia) 8
$3,546
Oil painting (200 x 160 cm)
City 3
City 3
$2,789
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le soleil dans mes yeux
Le soleil dans mes yeux
$1,182
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Après les éclats sonores, chaque vague souhaitait finir en beauté.
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Après les éclats sonores, chaque vague souhaitait finir en beauté.
$1,418
Oil painting (38 x 61 cm)
Aspiration
Aspiration
$1,064
Oil painting (60 x 40 cm)
Avec Steve le chien
Avec Steve le chien
$993
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Poupée de son
Poupée de son
$4,668
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
La cascade
La cascade
$1,241
Oil painting (65 x 102 cm)
De la série "À contre jour" 4
De la série "À contre jour" 4
$4,255
Oil painting (316 x 104 cm)
Robe et chaussons
Robe et chaussons
$827
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Les toits de paris et le sacré-cœur
Les toits de paris et le sacré-cœur
$1,300
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
En attendant II
En attendant II
$2,718
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Pinède dans les alpilles
Pinède dans les alpilles
$567
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Dentelles
Dentelles
$3,309
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Floral en rose et vert
Floral en rose et vert
$946
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Tharsile ou le piètre entendement
Tharsile ou le piètre entendement
$1,773
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Caravane
Caravane
$2,718
Oil painting (130 x 130 cm)
Two penguins are waiting for the bus - pékin
Two penguins are waiting for the bus - pékin
$6,855
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
Nous étions devant le mont amour...
$1,891
Oil painting (54 x 72 cm)
Les plus belles s'étaient placées au premier rang...
Les plus belles s'étaient placées au premier rang...
$3,073
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
La chambre rouge
La chambre rouge
$1,182
Oil painting (55 x 33 cm)
Ode à la nature
Ode à la nature
$981
Oil painting (68 x 97 cm)
Les derniers combats du vent froid
Les derniers combats du vent froid
$697
Oil painting (33 x 24 cm)
Mimosa en fleurs
Mimosa en fleurs
$1,158
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Métro lamarck caulaincourt
Métro lamarck caulaincourt
$2,364
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Laurent
Laurent
$1,123
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, i'm the best
Jean-Michel Basquiat, i'm the best
$2,955
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Pink block
Pink block
$2,482
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Eclaircie
Eclaircie
$2,553
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Le chemin
Le chemin
$662
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Dancers in the dark 2
Dancers in the dark 2
$1,454
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Suspendre son souffle
Suspendre son souffle
$1,182
Oil painting (33 x 46 cm)
Line up 4
Line up 4
$5,909
Oil painting (150 x 50 cm)
Vingt-cinq février, chemin, lumière du matin
Vingt-cinq février, chemin, lumière du matin
$827
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Winterdays
Winterdays
$2,718
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
"la grotte"
"la grotte"
$2,955
Oil painting (47 x 85 cm)
Nouvel ange
Nouvel ange
$4,255
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Blue wedding
Blue wedding
$2,246
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Composition aux hortensias
Composition aux hortensias
$709
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Gorgone
Gorgone
$2,364
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Fin d'après-midi à la forêt du bourgailh
Fin d'après-midi à la forêt du bourgailh
$1,135
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Paysage en mouvement (vu du TGV)
Paysage en mouvement (vu du TGV)
$1,891
Oil painting (110 x 50 cm)
Les beaux seront 4
Les beaux seront 4
$2,364
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Murmures, jeux d'enfants sur le sable
Murmures, jeux d'enfants sur le sable
$946
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Chuchotements
Chuchotements
$3,073
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le buddleia
Le buddleia
$17,728
Oil painting (162 x 130 cm)
Store rouge
Store rouge
$2,364
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Manon
Manon
$2,955
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
Magister
Magister
$1,418
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Cordialement
new
Cordialement
$2,009
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Nymphéas, danse sous la pluie...
Nymphéas, danse sous la pluie...
$2,305
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Ada
Ada
$1,182
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Craftsman
Craftsman
$2,009
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Lieu commun n°5
Lieu commun n°5
$768
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Le vignoble de carcassonne
Le vignoble de carcassonne
$886
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Carnycios 120-1
Carnycios 120-1
$2,777
Oil painting (120 x 80 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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