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Assemblage II
Assemblage II
$945
Oil painting (46 x 43 cm)
Rotterdam 30-12-2013 05.16pm part2
Rotterdam 30-12-2013 05.16pm part2
$1,004
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Les derniers combats du vent froid
Les derniers combats du vent froid
$697
Oil painting (33 x 24 cm)
Ruban d'argent
new
Ruban d'argent
$2,303
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Eurélie
Eurélie
$1,771
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
La "méduse"
new
La "méduse"
$3,779
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Herakles
Herakles
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Dualité
Dualité
$1,417
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Bois du soir
Bois du soir
$1,476
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Pyramides de Gizeh
Pyramides de Gizeh
$2,775
Oil painting (115 x 115 cm)
Réverbérations
Réverbérations
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Bouquet 5
Bouquet 5
$1,948
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Citron
Citron
$590
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Asterisk
Asterisk
$4,723
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Sous-bois en ardèche
Sous-bois en ardèche
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
Mini Cooper
new
Mini Cooper
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Lumière du sud
Lumière du sud
$945
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Adam et eve
Adam et eve
$23,616
Oil painting (138 x 180 cm)
Rouen ses rues
Rouen ses rues
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Shoulder
Shoulder
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Le parasol bleu
Le parasol bleu
$2,598
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Mickey loves coco chanel
Mickey loves coco chanel
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Sismographie n°09
Sismographie n°09
$1,299
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Le café bleu
Le café bleu
$5,314
Oil painting (89 x 130 cm)
Métascène n.3
Métascène n.3
$1,181
Oil painting (47 x 77 cm)
Clair de cuivre
Clair de cuivre
$4,487
Oil painting (53 x 64 cm)
Assise dans les coquelicots
Assise dans les coquelicots
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Arbre de judée
Arbre de judée
$1,417
Oil painting (60 x 100 cm)
Above the sea V
Above the sea V
$3,542
Oil painting (81 x 130 cm)
La citrouille
La citrouille
$945
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
[ caregiver ]
[ caregiver ]
$1,629
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Solstice d'hiver
Solstice d'hiver
$945
Oil painting (41 x 31 cm)
La caresse des mots
new
La caresse des mots
$945
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Tout s'embrase
Tout s'embrase
$2,480
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Ete
Ete
$2,362
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Purple rain
Purple rain
$1,771
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Rousse
Rousse
$354
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Orientalisme
Orientalisme
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Craftsman
Craftsman
$2,007
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Minotaure
Minotaure
$8,265
Oil painting (182 x 130 cm)
Moka numéro 62 : laureen crossman, peintre, graveur, illustratrice.
Moka numéro 62 : laureen crossman, peintre, graveur, illustratrice.
-40% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
Lachy
Lachy
$2,834
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Jeune vulcain
Jeune vulcain
$1,417
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Sur le port
Sur le port
$1,417
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Perseus recanted
Perseus recanted
$3,542
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Dear zorg
Dear zorg
$1,358
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Sweat rose
Sweat rose
$2,834
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Horizon rose
Horizon rose
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Chloé
Chloé
$1,594
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Distant city 2
Distant city 2
$886
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
A game of skill
new
A game of skill
$5,668
Oil painting (97 x 146 cm)
Ego
Ego
$708
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Claire
Claire
$6,494
Oil painting (146 x 114 cm)
Clara au manteau rouge
Clara au manteau rouge
$2,362
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le reniement de pierre 2014-454
Le reniement de pierre 2014-454
$6,967
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Red and violet dream
Red and violet dream
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Souvenir san francisco n°5
Souvenir san francisco n°5
$1,889
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Parmi les roses
Parmi les roses
$708
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Zinger
Zinger
$1,653
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
[dé]floraison V rose2 h
[dé]floraison V rose2 h
$1,181
Oil painting (50 x 50 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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