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Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Doëlan
Doëlan
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
A look at the city
A look at the city
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Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Le grand saule pleureur en été
Le grand saule pleureur en été
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Chemin faisant réf: 991
Chemin faisant réf: 991
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Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Les fleurs du bien
Les fleurs du bien
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Oil painting (25 x 35 cm)
Calice 10
Calice 10
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Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Un matin en terrasse
Un matin en terrasse
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Champs joyeux 2
Champs joyeux 2
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Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Marina
Marina
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Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Nubes viajeras
Nubes viajeras
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Oil painting (130 x 90 cm)
Hortensias
Hortensias
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Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
St106
St106
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Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Sugar
Sugar
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Sex-tine
Sex-tine
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Old york
Old york
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Force intérieure
Force intérieure
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Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
L'arbre rouge
L'arbre rouge
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Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Rivière en septembre 2
Rivière en septembre 2
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Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Fréquence d'automne
Fréquence d'automne
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Charivari 2018
Charivari 2018
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Une amie de léa
Une amie de léa
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Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Eurotica
Eurotica
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Un soir
Un soir
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Oil painting (46 x 30 cm)
Les arbres rouges
Les arbres rouges
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Paysage chiffré
Paysage chiffré
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Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La vague 02
La vague 02
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Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
In memoriam henri matisse
In memoriam henri matisse
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Oil painting (27 x 33 cm)
Nos racines I
Nos racines I
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
River n° 5
River n° 5
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Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Kingston dancing
Kingston dancing
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Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
1
1
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Champs joyeux VIII
Champs joyeux VIII
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Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Mist over the mountains
Mist over the mountains
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Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Notre-dame de paris
Notre-dame de paris
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Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Mouvement
Mouvement
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Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Rt19
Rt19
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Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
To big or not too big
To big or not too big
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Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Coucher de soleil n°31
Coucher de soleil n°31
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Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Se détacher
Se détacher
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Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Bateau
Bateau
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Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Noriko
Noriko
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Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Bouquet 2
Bouquet 2
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Oil painting (27 x 41 cm)
Zéphyr dream
Zéphyr dream
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Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Les roses trémières dans les rues de l’île de Ré
Les roses trémières dans les rues de l’île de Ré
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Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Portrait de paulo
Portrait de paulo
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Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Rt12
Rt12
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Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Portrait de lucie
Portrait de lucie
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Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
America maddie
America maddie
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Oil painting (36 x 46 cm)
Médiatem
Médiatem
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Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Pink maddie
Pink maddie
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Oil painting (36 x 46 cm)
Anonimuse
Anonimuse
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Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Aux huiles d'azur
Aux huiles d'azur
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Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Bouquet pot bleu
Bouquet pot bleu
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Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Sur la route de la sainte-victoire
Sur la route de la sainte-victoire
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Oil painting (19 x 19 cm)
Victoire
Victoire
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Oil painting (20 x 30 cm)
Out of time
Out of time
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Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Nuage blanc d'avril
Nuage blanc d'avril
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Oil painting (13 x 13 cm)
Rivière 2
Rivière 2
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Oil painting (20 x 30 cm)
Elévation - op
Elévation - op
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Oil painting (20 x 20 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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