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Taïga
Taïga
$1,767
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Caresser l'instant
Caresser l'instant
$2,121
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
$1,178
Oil painting (46 x 56 cm)
5h30 du matin à Paris
5h30 du matin à Paris
$648
Oil painting (20 x 21 cm)
Le Lez à Palavas
Le Lez à Palavas
$1,367
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Intérieur
Intérieur
$2,062
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Les restes III
Les restes III
$630
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Moltifao, chemin des oliviers
Moltifao, chemin des oliviers
$884
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Urbanité.
Urbanité.
$707
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Derrière le masque
Derrière le masque
$2,498
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Anvers réf : 2570
Anvers réf : 2570
$295
Oil painting (24 x 24 cm)
Altitude
Altitude
$7,659
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
Floralie
Floralie
$1,650
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Eparnos
Eparnos
$4,478
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Elles viendraient à bout des rochers noirs...
Elles viendraient à bout des rochers noirs...
$1,060
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Derrière le masque II
Derrière le masque II
$2,003
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Planète bleue
Planète bleue
$707
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
Envie de nature
Envie de nature
$2,239
Oil painting (73 x 90 cm)
Ecran de fumée
Ecran de fumée
$2,003
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sur le port
Sur le port
$1,767
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Le miroir aux oiseaux
Le miroir aux oiseaux
$1,650
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Le champ de colzas - Doit-on forcement suivre le chemin tracé ?
Le champ de colzas - Doit-on forcement suivre le chemin tracé ?
$766
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
New york, moma - 09
New york, moma - 09
$1,473
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Paysage humide
Paysage humide
$1,060
Oil painting (120 x 40 cm)
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,650
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Toit de paris
Toit de paris
$3,064
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Les bords de Rance
Les bords de Rance
$884
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Ria formosa, jour de pluie
Ria formosa, jour de pluie
$943
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Les baigneurs
Les baigneurs
$1,532
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Présence
Présence
$1,767
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Double wall
Double wall
$1,650
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Carnycios - 11
Carnycios - 11
$2,062
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Roses Pierre de Ronsard
Roses Pierre de Ronsard
$589
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$1,002
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
[dé]floraison 3
[dé]floraison 3
$1,178
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
L'oeil rêveur
new
L'oeil rêveur
$3,947
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
Mimosas
Mimosas
$1,750
Oil painting (46 x 65 cm)
No man's land
No man's land
$1,650
Oil painting (92 x 66 cm)
Folletrios - 18
Folletrios - 18
$1,119
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Zinger
Zinger
$1,650
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Les larmes du soleil
Les larmes du soleil
$1,155
Oil painting (46 x 35 cm)
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
$1,473
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Jeune femme au pull vert
Jeune femme au pull vert
$1,532
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Poupée de son
Poupée de son
$4,478
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Scène de plage à Arcachon
Scène de plage à Arcachon
$1,178
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Perspective 2
Perspective 2
$943
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Femme dans l'eau
Femme dans l'eau
$683
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Fishies in sky
Fishies in sky
$1,767
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Encre grattée et menthe
Encre grattée et menthe
$448
Oil painting (27 x 22 cm)
The place of mine
The place of mine
$1,485
Oil painting (54 x 81 cm)
Auckland botanic gardens II
Auckland botanic gardens II
$872
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Le dernier rayon de soleil
Le dernier rayon de soleil
$707
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
20 août 2019
20 août 2019
$2,121
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
A la croisée des regards
A la croisée des regards
$2,074
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
La fille de mes rêves
La fille de mes rêves
$1,296
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
Chelsea (New York, Manhattan soul)
$1,532
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$2,121
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Bord de mer
Bord de mer
$1,885
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
La nature exulte
La nature exulte
$2,121
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Man
Man
$2,121
Oil painting (89 x 116 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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