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La où se cache mon ange...
La où se cache mon ange...
$3,335
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
Centaure enlevant une nymphe sur une rive de la sarthe un matin...
$2,223
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Cessez, mais cessez donc vos apparitions !
Cessez, mais cessez donc vos apparitions !
$1,667
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Bleu et jaune
Bleu et jaune
$1,223
Oil painting (45 x 45 cm)
Gabrielle
Gabrielle
$1,223
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Lisa
Lisa
$1,112
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Somewhere out there
Somewhere out there
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,112
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Station service à Bakersfield
Station service à Bakersfield
$2,668
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
Au loin un volcan semblait faire l'amour avec la lune...
$1,112
Oil painting (46 x 56 cm)
Taïga
Taïga
$1,445
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Le café bleu
Le café bleu
$5,002
Oil painting (89 x 130 cm)
Le champ d'à côté
Le champ d'à côté
$611
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Magic moments
Magic moments
$2,001
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Eaux dormantes
Eaux dormantes
$2,167
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les sardines... de méditerranée
Les sardines... de méditerranée
$300
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Les roses de la mer egée
Les roses de la mer egée
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 54 cm)
Sans titre 15
Sans titre 15
$1,223
Oil painting (22 x 33 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,501
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Fantaisie florale
Fantaisie florale
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Fleurs
Fleurs
$1,023
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Floraison-2
Floraison-2
$1,667
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Transparences 2
Transparences 2
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Vingt-quatre août, la Loire à Lavoûte
Vingt-quatre août, la Loire à Lavoûte
$1,112
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
Au loin le cœur de la terre respirait lentement...
$2,223
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
"vagabondage"
"vagabondage"
$667
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Eté en forêt
Eté en forêt
$811
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Vue sur la cathédrale
Vue sur la cathédrale
$1,556
Oil painting (63 x 70 cm)
Planète bleue
Planète bleue
$667
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
Promenade 2
Promenade 2
$1,000
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Taxi jaune
Taxi jaune
$1,334
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Je marchais pourtant seul sur la plage...
Je marchais pourtant seul sur la plage...
$889
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Amoureux 2
Amoureux 2
$2,223
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les carrières rouges
Les carrières rouges
$778
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Amalia
Amalia
$2,001
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Exotic trip
Exotic trip
$1,112
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Rose - 287
Rose - 287
$589
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Carnycios - 11
Carnycios - 11
$1,945
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Paris nocturne
Paris nocturne
$1,667
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Bouquet d'azur
Bouquet d'azur
$1,417
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Les belles couleurs de port frÉjus
Les belles couleurs de port frÉjus
$2,001
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Bretagne
Bretagne
$811
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Da qualche parte 10
Da qualche parte 10
$1,112
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Tropiques, forêt bleue
Tropiques, forêt bleue
$1,256
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Carioca
Carioca
$1,334
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
New york, moma - 09
New york, moma - 09
$1,389
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
La colère de Neptune
La colère de Neptune
$2,001
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Paysage n°1
Paysage n°1
$1,890
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Faces
Faces
$1,000
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,556
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Reflets d'or 4
Reflets d'or 4
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bréhat
Bréhat
$934
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,778
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
La marcheuse
La marcheuse
$1,167
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$778
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
$2,112
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Les toits de Paris et le Sacré-Cœur
Les toits de Paris et le Sacré-Cœur
$433
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Sète, la pointe courte
Sète, la pointe courte
$556
Oil painting (35 x 27 cm)
Calanque de port pin III
Calanque de port pin III
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Immortel
Immortel
$2,001
Oil painting (73 x 92 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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