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Un fauve bien tranquille
Un fauve bien tranquille
$1,355
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Méridienne
Méridienne
$1,288
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Lumière de la nuit
Lumière de la nuit
$1,084
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Marcel
Marcel
$542
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,735
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$1,952
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Vingt-quatre août, la loire à lavoûte
Vingt-quatre août, la loire à lavoûte
$1,084
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$759
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Sans titre 655
Sans titre 655
$2,169
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Ton bouquet aussi à Palerme la nuit se souvenait des couleurs de la mer
Ton bouquet aussi à Palerme la nuit se souvenait des couleurs de la mer
$1,084
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
To the light
To the light
$1,193
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Mimosas
Mimosas
$1,610
Oil painting (46 x 65 cm)
Fleure d'iris
Fleure d'iris
$2,169
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Sans titre 15
Sans titre 15
$1,193
Oil painting (22 x 33 cm)
Praia da marinha
Praia da marinha
$596
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
$1,626
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Boiserie II - 50m
Boiserie II - 50m
$1,301
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Nocturne au bouquet
Nocturne au bouquet
$651
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,518
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Il pleut des globes électriques
Il pleut des globes électriques
$1,626
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Bréhat
Bréhat
$911
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Plume scrutait la mouche heureuse...
new
Plume scrutait la mouche heureuse...
$1,193
Oil painting (38 x 61 cm)
Vingt-neuf février, chemin dans le massif du Vercors
Vingt-neuf février, chemin dans le massif du Vercors
$1,084
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Promenade 4
Promenade 4
$1,334
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Immortel
Immortel
$1,952
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
$689
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
$1,518
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Se perdre dans le silence
Se perdre dans le silence
$813
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Les vagues de nos rencontres
Les vagues de nos rencontres
$867
Oil painting (46 x 54 cm)
New york, moma - 09
New york, moma - 09
$1,355
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,518
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Foggy sea
Foggy sea
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
Soir d'été
Soir d'été
$380
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Nlg 3
Nlg 3
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Toujours debout
Toujours debout
$1,301
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sismographie n°09
Sismographie n°09
$1,193
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Da qualche parte 10
Da qualche parte 10
$1,084
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Sonate d'automne 2
Sonate d'automne 2
$1,084
Oil painting (35 x 50 cm)
Jouer la transparence
Jouer la transparence
$1,898
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Le jardin chuchote
Le jardin chuchote
$1,952
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$1,084
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Listen to the sunset 3
Listen to the sunset 3
$1,626
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Jungle art
Jungle art
$867
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Passent les nuages
Passent les nuages
$1,952
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
Au coeur d'un bel été
Au coeur d'un bel été
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
La voyageuse immobile
La voyageuse immobile
$434
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Tropiques, forêt bleue
Tropiques, forêt bleue
$1,225
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les beaux seront 1
Les beaux seront 1
$1,952
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Eurélie
Eurélie
$1,626
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Anse volbert III
Anse volbert III
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Le petit escalier
Le petit escalier
$759
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
Seize juin, Margeaix, lever de brumes
$1,084
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
L'axis mundi 2
L'axis mundi 2
$1,301
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Seize avril, soleil du matin sur la plaine de l'emblavez
Seize avril, soleil du matin sur la plaine de l'emblavez
$759
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Déchirement
Déchirement
$1,735
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
L'eau
L'eau
$1,084
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Calanque de sormiou V
Calanque de sormiou V
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Jeux secrets
Jeux secrets
$1,626
Oil painting (120 x 100 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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