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Boiserie - (50p-vertical 01)
Boiserie - (50p-vertical 01)
$1,190
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Arbre de judée
Arbre de judée
$703
Oil painting (60 x 100 cm)
29 janvier 2014
29 janvier 2014
$1,514
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$757
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
Seize avril, soleil du matin sur la plaine de l'emblavez
Seize avril, soleil du matin sur la plaine de l'emblavez
$757
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
05 octobre 2017
05 octobre 2017
$1,947
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Tropiques, forêt bleue
Tropiques, forêt bleue
$1,222
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les restes III
Les restes III
$579
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Les pastèques
Les pastèques
$681
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
New York City depuis le sommet de l'Empire State Building
New York City depuis le sommet de l'Empire State Building
$541
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Fishies in sky
Fishies in sky
$1,622
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Gabrielle
Gabrielle
$1,190
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$1,947
Oil painting (100 x 74 cm)
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
Passager arrière gauche. on the road
$687
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Nansei shoto
Nansei shoto
$703
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Human mask 01
Human mask 01
$973
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Rouge
Rouge
$4,867
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$1,947
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Paradise bird
Paradise bird
$2,152
Oil painting (84 x 114 cm)
Xavier assis
Xavier assis
$433
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Sans titre 16
Sans titre 16
$1,406
Oil painting (27 x 41 cm)
Bord de mer
Bord de mer
$1,731
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Soleil sur le boulevard
Soleil sur le boulevard
$9,734
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Tropiques, feuille longue
Tropiques, feuille longue
$1,655
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Le vent
Le vent
$1,298
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
20 août 2019
20 août 2019
$1,947
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Embruns
Embruns
$1,839
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Lumière du soir à marrakech
Lumière du soir à marrakech
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Jeux secrets
Jeux secrets
$1,622
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
"vagabondage"
"vagabondage"
$649
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Petit port de figari
Petit port de figari
$1,514
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
$1,298
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
En chemin
En chemin
$1,406
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Calanque de sormiou V
Calanque de sormiou V
$1,298
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Calanque d'en-vau XX
Calanque d'en-vau XX
$1,839
Oil painting (150 x 50 cm)
Panda
Panda
$2,163
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Nu au miroir sur fond bleu clair
Nu au miroir sur fond bleu clair
$865
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Sismographie n°04
Sismographie n°04
$1,190
Oil painting (89 x 100 cm)
Le grand saut
Le grand saut
$5,949
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
New york, moma - 09
New york, moma - 09
$1,352
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Pajol
Pajol
$1,622
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Taxi jaune
Taxi jaune
$1,298
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sète, la pointe courte
Sète, la pointe courte
$541
Oil painting (35 x 27 cm)
Craftsman
Craftsman
$1,839
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Le champ d'à côté
Le champ d'à côté
$595
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Une fenêtre sur la mer
Une fenêtre sur la mer
$541
Oil painting (33 x 50 cm)
Nlg 3
Nlg 3
$1,136
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Manarola
Manarola
$1,514
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Dialogue de l eau et des fleurs
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Dialogue de l eau et des fleurs
$1,514
Oil painting (110 x 100 cm)
Viva la Frida
Viva la Frida
$1,028
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Avenue de paris automne 1
Avenue de paris automne 1
$1,622
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$757
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Sans
Sans
$2,163
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
Sismographie n°09
Sismographie n°09
$1,190
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Paysage humide
Paysage humide
$973
Oil painting (120 x 40 cm)
Petit paysage maritime
Petit paysage maritime
$162
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
L'arbre et son nuage
L'arbre et son nuage
$454
Oil painting (22 x 33 cm)
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
$649
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Miami - 180801
Miami - 180801
$2,163
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Couleurs sur la mer
Couleurs sur la mer
$1,028
Oil painting (61 x 50 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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