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Francia
Francia
$5,859
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
Jeune femme au pull vert
Jeune femme au pull vert
$1,523
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Move
Move
$1,406
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les narcisses du jardin
Les narcisses du jardin
$820
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Pic saint-loup blues
Pic saint-loup blues
$609
Oil painting (27 x 35 cm)
Les amoureux
Les amoureux
$937
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Litchis et citrons
Litchis et citrons
$1,289
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Aphrodite IV
Aphrodite IV
$2,109
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Vers demain
Vers demain
$1,758
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Reflet éphémère
Reflet éphémère
$2,343
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Piétons
Piétons
$703
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
On allait souvent à la petit cascade...
$1,406
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
La découverte
La découverte
$1,066
Oil painting (70 x 90 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
$1,640
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Défragmentation du disque
Défragmentation du disque
$1,933
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Icona n°1
Icona n°1
$1,406
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
$703
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Le dernier rayon de soleil
Le dernier rayon de soleil
$703
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Ici ou là
Ici ou là
$2,695
Oil painting (130 x 97 cm)
Mes arbres n 3
Mes arbres n 3
$1,523
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Ode à la nature
new
Ode à la nature
$973
Oil painting (68 x 97 cm)
Magister
Magister
$1,406
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
$1,125
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$2,109
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
$1,758
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les larmes du soleil
Les larmes du soleil
$1,148
Oil painting (46 x 35 cm)
Les agrumes sont mûrs
Les agrumes sont mûrs
$762
Oil painting (33 x 24 cm)
L'oiseau
L'oiseau
$2,812
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Sentiment & soul
Sentiment & soul
$1,617
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Cargo 7
Cargo 7
$937
Oil painting (50 x 30 cm)
Elle rêve encore
Elle rêve encore
$8,788
Oil painting (220 x 125 cm)
Sans titre (orgia) 10
Sans titre (orgia) 10
$1,406
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Le songe ou la solitude
Le songe ou la solitude
$820
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Femme à la robe rouge
Femme à la robe rouge
$375
Oil painting (27 x 35 cm)
Whisperer
Whisperer
$1,465
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Les baigneurs
Les baigneurs
$1,523
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Pierre, certaines nuits étoilées, reposait son âme au bord de l'océan...
new
Pierre, certaines nuits étoilées, reposait son âme au bord de l'océan...
$469
Oil painting (27 x 19 cm)
Auckland botanic gardens II
Auckland botanic gardens II
$867
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
$1,172
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Non comestible
Non comestible
$3,749
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Végétal
Végétal
$937
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Grand iris V
Grand iris V
$2,578
Oil painting (97 x 116 cm)
Cerisier
Cerisier
$1,055
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras V
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras V
$1,406
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Fishies in sky
Fishies in sky
$1,758
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
Midtown (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,523
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Le chemin de l'entre deux
Le chemin de l'entre deux
$1,640
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Il pleut des globes électriques
Il pleut des globes électriques
$1,758
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Nlg 3
Nlg 3
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,523
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
La nature exulte
La nature exulte
$2,109
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Orgeo
Orgeo
$3,105
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Totem
Totem
$2,109
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Du vent dans les cheveux
Du vent dans les cheveux
$2,109
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Ciel et immeubles
Ciel et immeubles
$2,226
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Contre jour
Contre jour
$1,758
Oil painting (75 x 100 cm)
Sonate d'automne 2
Sonate d'automne 2
$1,172
Oil painting (35 x 50 cm)
Documentation
Documentation
$3,398
Oil painting (89 x 130 cm)
Assemblage II
Assemblage II
$937
Oil painting (46 x 43 cm)
Falaises à Ault, marée basse
Falaises à Ault, marée basse
$3,515
Oil painting (162 x 108 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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