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Nos racines III
Nos racines III
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Un peu de nous référence 1172
Un peu de nous référence 1172
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bohemian rhapsody
Bohemian rhapsody
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Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Champs joyeux VIII
Champs joyeux VIII
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Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Le totem des espérances
Le totem des espérances
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Oil painting (100 x 180 cm)
Figuraciones
Figuraciones
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Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Rivière en septembre
Rivière en septembre
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Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Kartz's
Kartz's
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Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Finding pathways
Finding pathways
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Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Au couchant
Au couchant
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Paysage
Paysage
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Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Mouettes
Mouettes
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Oil painting (23 x 18 cm)
Sainte-Victoire 2020 n°3
Sainte-Victoire 2020 n°3
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Oil painting (36 x 36 cm)
Sainte-Victoire 2020 n°2
Sainte-Victoire 2020 n°2
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Oil painting (36 x 36 cm)
To big or not too big
To big or not too big
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Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Rt24
Rt24
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Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Printemps II
Printemps II
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Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Hortensias
Hortensias
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Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Set and match
Set and match
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Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
L'arbre rouge
L'arbre rouge
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Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Rt20
Rt20
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Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Un matin en terrasse
Un matin en terrasse
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Les voile blanches
Les voile blanches
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Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Vanessa
Vanessa
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Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
St106
St106
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Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Petit port
Petit port
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
La pointe du rat
La pointe du rat
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Sugar
Sugar
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Une amie de léa
Une amie de léa
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Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Le concert
Le concert
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Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
La villa rose
La villa rose
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Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Arbres en fleurs
Arbres en fleurs
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Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Nos racines I
Nos racines I
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Fleurs des champs
Fleurs des champs
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Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
My manhattan
My manhattan
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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)
Rt19
Rt19
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Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Notre-dame de paris
Notre-dame de paris
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Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Rivière en septembre 2
Rivière en septembre 2
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Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
In memoriam henri matisse
In memoriam henri matisse
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Oil painting (27 x 33 cm)
Chemin faisant réf: 991
Chemin faisant réf: 991
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Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
L'itinéraire d'un soir
L'itinéraire d'un soir
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Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Kingston dancing
Kingston dancing
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Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Calice 10
Calice 10
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Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Nubes viajeras
Nubes viajeras
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Oil painting (130 x 90 cm)
La petite fontaine
La petite fontaine
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Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Soleils
Soleils
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Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Les fleurs du bien
Les fleurs du bien
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Oil painting (25 x 35 cm)
Rt12
Rt12
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Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Champs joyeux 2
Champs joyeux 2
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Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Léa pool
Léa pool
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Oil painting (82 x 115 cm)
1
1
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sex-tine
Sex-tine
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Doëlan
Doëlan
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Eurotica
Eurotica
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Léa reflection
Léa reflection
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Oil painting (58 x 78 cm)
White ceddars road 66
White ceddars road 66
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Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Mistral
Mistral
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Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Out of time
Out of time
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Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Femme vitrail
Femme vitrail
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Oil painting (20 x 30 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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