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Piétons
Piétons
$707
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Grand iris V
Grand iris V
$2,592
Oil painting (97 x 116 cm)
Celles et le lac du salagou au printemps
Celles et le lac du salagou au printemps
$1,155
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Mère et fille 2
Mère et fille 2
$3,417
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Suis ton chemin, ne pense à rien
Suis ton chemin, ne pense à rien
$8,248
Oil painting (195 x 140 cm)
Femme dans l'eau
Femme dans l'eau
$683
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Voyage
Voyage
$1,296
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Red dress
Red dress
$2,121
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le vignoble du pic saint-loup
Le vignoble du pic saint-loup
$919
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Promenade 4
Promenade 4
$1,449
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Sonate d'automne 2
Sonate d'automne 2
$1,178
Oil painting (35 x 50 cm)
Plazza
Plazza
$1,767
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Dreams
Dreams
$2,474
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Vue aérienne
Vue aérienne
$1,767
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
$707
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Chemin 5
Chemin 5
$1,414
Oil painting (19 x 24 cm)
Not yet remembered
Not yet remembered
$1,060
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Brumes sur Paris
Brumes sur Paris
$1,767
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
The queen Elizabeth II, time, grey version
The queen Elizabeth II, time, grey version
$1,414
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
La pose du modèle
La pose du modèle
$25,148
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Derrière le masque II
Derrière le masque II
$2,003
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
$1,944
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Chemin 19
Chemin 19
$1,414
Oil painting (19 x 24 cm)
Fin d'après-midi à la forêt du bourgailh
Fin d'après-midi à la forêt du bourgailh
$1,131
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Elle rêve encore
Elle rêve encore
$8,837
Oil painting (220 x 125 cm)
Le champ rouge
Le champ rouge
$1,296
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Note n°4
Note n°4
$4,124
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Lisbonne
Lisbonne
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Envie de nature
Envie de nature
$2,239
Oil painting (73 x 90 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$825
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Reflets sur la lagune
Reflets sur la lagune
$919
Oil painting (60 x 75 cm)
Encre grattée et menthe
Encre grattée et menthe
$448
Oil painting (27 x 22 cm)
Bleu brouillard
Bleu brouillard
$1,532
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Jeune femme au pull vert
Jeune femme au pull vert
$1,532
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Contre jour
Contre jour
$1,767
Oil painting (75 x 100 cm)
Les bords de Rance
Les bords de Rance
$884
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Petite mimi
Petite mimi
$2,357
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
[dé]floraison 3
[dé]floraison 3
$1,178
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Yellow jazz (music)
Yellow jazz (music)
$4,124
Oil painting (50 x 150 cm)
Les chaussons
Les chaussons
$2,357
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
$2,298
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Aphrodite IV
Aphrodite IV
$2,121
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Naissance
Naissance
$1,178
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Plein jour sur la ville
Plein jour sur la ville
$707
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Laminaires bleus 2
Laminaires bleus 2
$2,298
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,239
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
New york réf : 10418
New york réf : 10418
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (18 x 18 cm)
Assemblage II
Assemblage II
$943
Oil painting (46 x 43 cm)
Fast and go.paysage en mouvement
Fast and go.paysage en mouvement
$2,357
Oil painting (150 x 110 cm)
Juste avant la nuit...
Juste avant la nuit...
$1,473
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Zachéos 01
Zachéos 01
$3,771
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Zinger
Zinger
$1,650
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
$1,178
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Dj bigoudène
Dj bigoudène
$919
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Mosaïque - 242
new
Mosaïque - 242
$530
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,650
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Souvenir d'une absence
Souvenir d'une absence
$943
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
$1,767
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Entre ciel et eau
Entre ciel et eau
$3,947
Oil painting (150 x 50 cm)
La valse des fleurs à giverny
La valse des fleurs à giverny
$1,885
Oil painting (110 x 145 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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