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Sur le sable
Sur le sable
$1,068
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
La lagune aux tigres blancs
La lagune aux tigres blancs
$6,419
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Anonymous building (New york, Manhattan soul)
Anonymous building (New york, Manhattan soul)
$5,933
Oil painting (65 x 142 cm)
Paysage des caraïbes
Paysage des caraïbes
$2,254
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Vingt-huit octobre, monts du velay, brumes matinales
Vingt-huit octobre, monts du velay, brumes matinales
$831
Oil painting (70 x 60 cm)
Cyprès.
Cyprès.
$831
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Baleines (millésime 2007)
Baleines (millésime 2007)
$6,882
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
At night
At night
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Vue des toits de montmartre
Vue des toits de montmartre
$890
Oil painting (33 x 22 cm)
Rose - 315
Rose - 315
$1,898
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Vanité
Vanité
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Toujours debout
Toujours debout
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le soleil dans mes yeux
Le soleil dans mes yeux
$1,127
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Somewhere over the rainbow... (géométrie nomade 2018)
Somewhere over the rainbow... (géométrie nomade 2018)
$2,848
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
L’instant où okuni dit à castor...
L’instant où okuni dit à castor...
$2,254
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Les ailes du rêve
Les ailes du rêve
$1,780
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
La villa aux palmiers, fin d'après-midi
La villa aux palmiers, fin d'après-midi
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Store rouge
Store rouge
$3,322
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Thanatos 2
Thanatos 2
$3,560
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Reflets d'or 4
Reflets d'or 4
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le vignoble du pic saint-loup
Le vignoble du pic saint-loup
$1,163
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Evening's return
Evening's return
$1,566
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Il pleut des globes électriques
Il pleut des globes électriques
$1,780
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Une fenêtre sur la mer
Une fenêtre sur la mer
$593
Oil painting (33 x 50 cm)
Nocturne au bouquet
Nocturne au bouquet
-50% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
N°18
N°18
$3,322
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Le dernier pris 3
Le dernier pris 3
$2,373
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Sur le quai
Sur le quai
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Paisible errance
Paisible errance
$688
Oil painting (55 x 60 cm)
Sweat rose
Sweat rose
$2,848
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Le songe ou la solitude
Le songe ou la solitude
$831
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Les bords de Rance
Les bords de Rance
$890
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Aftermanhos - 03
Aftermanhos - 03
$3,797
Oil painting (182 x 65 cm)
A modern world
A modern world
$6,288
Oil painting (162 x 97 cm)
Ce chien dans la tête
Ce chien dans la tête
$10,975
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le songe de la danseuse
Le songe de la danseuse
$2,017
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Louchissement
Louchissement
$593
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Abstraction 062
Abstraction 062
$6,526
Oil painting (60 x 95 cm)
Paris city
Paris city
$3,797
Oil painting (150 x 100 cm)
Zinger
Zinger
$1,661
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Dualité
Dualité
$1,424
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Au milieu des pins
Au milieu des pins
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Nu
Nu
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Ariane
Ariane
$6,526
Oil painting (130 x 130 cm)
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
Plume et mitsou jouaient les images dans le tapis
$2,254
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Dernières lumières sur un nageur au repos
Dernières lumières sur un nageur au repos
$1,305
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
Galathée
Galathée
$593
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Garden recalled 3
Garden recalled 3
$1,068
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Elan de jeunesse 2
Elan de jeunesse 2
$831
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Taxi jaune
Taxi jaune
$3,322
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Treize juillet, Vallée de la Loire, après l’orage
Treize juillet, Vallée de la Loire, après l’orage
$2,848
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Promenade 4
Promenade 4
$1,459
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Enargos
Enargos
$4,509
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Peinture des Genêts sur l'herbe
Peinture des Genêts sur l'herbe
$1,044
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Maison sur piloti
Maison sur piloti
$5,933
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
La citrouille
La citrouille
$949
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Un océan de pensées
Un océan de pensées
$1,898
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Double face
Double face
$2,254
Oil painting (115 x 75 cm)
Sunset in red 2
Sunset in red 2
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Blanc
Blanc
$1,780
Oil painting (40 x 60 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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