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Trente mai, la Loire à Goudet
Trente mai, la Loire à Goudet
$1,694
Oil painting (110 x 73 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$2,032
Oil painting (100 x 74 cm)
Jungle art
Jungle art
$903
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Paysage des caraïbes
Paysage des caraïbes
$2,145
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
$1,863
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Se perdre dans le silence
Se perdre dans le silence
$847
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
$892
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
New York réf : 2420
New York réf : 2420
$395
Oil painting (35 x 35 cm)
Au loin la côte dessinait ses chinoiseries...
Au loin la côte dessinait ses chinoiseries...
$1,298
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras I
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras I
$1,581
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Hortensias
Hortensias
$2,258
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Boiserie - 25p05
Boiserie - 25p05
$903
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
J'avais bien vu deux nymphes de l'autre coté de l'alphée...
J'avais bien vu deux nymphes de l'autre coté de l'alphée...
$1,411
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Le chemin de l'entre deux
Le chemin de l'entre deux
$1,581
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Erreur fatale
Erreur fatale
$689
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Voilier IV
new
Voilier IV
$903
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Floralie
Floralie
$1,581
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
En chemin
En chemin
$1,468
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Arcachon
Arcachon
$508
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Craftsman
Craftsman
$1,919
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Altered states 27
Altered states 27
$1,694
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Le pont de sully - paris
Le pont de sully - paris
$1,129
Oil painting (60 x 43 cm)
Not yet remembered
Not yet remembered
$1,016
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Toujours debout
Toujours debout
$1,355
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Un été à Paris
Un été à Paris
$1,242
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Évocation d’un paysage breton, Le Finistère
Évocation d’un paysage breton, Le Finistère
$903
Oil painting (90 x 30 cm)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
$1,919
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Lachy
Lachy
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Ecole de plongée
Ecole de plongée
$1,073
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Les restes III
Les restes III
$604
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
$2,202
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Trame
Trame
$3,952
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,145
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Miroir d'une vision
Miroir d'une vision
$3,161
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Pom, pom, pom 20
Pom, pom, pom 20
$960
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Taïga
Taïga
$1,694
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$960
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Mosaïque - 237
Mosaïque - 237
$960
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Immersion
Immersion
$9,258
Oil painting (70 x 90 cm)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
$3,274
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Nu homme n°6
Nu homme n°6
$5,419
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Roses Pierre de Ronsard
Roses Pierre de Ronsard
$565
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Vert vert esprit
Vert vert esprit
$1,806
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
Elle fermait sa boutique et s'enveloppait dans ses étoffes
$2,258
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Au musée
Au musée
$9,032
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Le cyclope
Le cyclope
$452
Oil painting (23 x 23 cm)
15 janvier 64
15 janvier 64
$3,161
Oil painting (119 x 122 cm)
Sans
Sans
$2,258
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
Ville
Ville
$542
Oil painting (29 x 21 cm)
Arbres de bord de mer A
Arbres de bord de mer A
$215
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Mirage bleu cobalt
Mirage bleu cobalt
$587
Oil painting (35 x 38 cm)
Défragmentation du disque
Défragmentation du disque
$1,863
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Bleu de cobalt
Bleu de cobalt
$2,484
Oil painting (75 x 110 cm)
Da qualche parte 10
Da qualche parte 10
$1,129
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Voyeur
Voyeur
$1,129
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La valse des fleurs à giverny
La valse des fleurs à giverny
$1,806
Oil painting (110 x 145 cm)
Arbres du bord de mer B
Arbres du bord de mer B
$215
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Déjeuner sur l’herbe
Déjeuner sur l’herbe
$790
Oil painting (30 x 42 cm)
Bleu brouillard
Bleu brouillard
$1,468
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Nu allongé
Nu allongé
$542
Oil painting (50 x 40 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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