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Sans titre 767
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Sans titre 767
$2,528
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
"le grand froid"
"le grand froid"
$4,333
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
15 janvier 64
15 janvier 64
$3,370
Oil painting (119 x 122 cm)
Lavezzi in corsica
Lavezzi in corsica
$2,769
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Bubbles 2
Bubbles 2
$1,144
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Le souffle derrière le masque
Le souffle derrière le masque
$1,324
Oil painting (55 x 72 cm)
Contempler l'océan
Contempler l'océan
$638
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
En automne au salagou
En automne au salagou
$674
Oil painting (35 x 27 cm)
Entrez dans la danse !
Entrez dans la danse !
$2,167
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Île du levant
Île du levant
$903
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Mathilde au toboggan
Mathilde au toboggan
$1,264
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Rooftop du printemps
Rooftop du printemps
$1,444
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Solstice d'hiver
Solstice d'hiver
$963
Oil painting (41 x 31 cm)
Après l'averse il en fallait du courage pour remettre en ordre ses parures...
Après l'averse il en fallait du courage pour remettre en ordre ses parures...
$4,815
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Promenade 3
Promenade 3
$14,445
Oil painting (185 x 130 cm)
A maison rouge.
A maison rouge.
$662
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Mirage bleu cobalt
Mirage bleu cobalt
$626
Oil painting (35 x 38 cm)
En attendant II
En attendant II
$2,769
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Château d'eau
Château d'eau
$6,620
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
Les pointues
Les pointues
$2,407
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Passage n°2
Passage n°2
$1,204
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Volume et géométrie
Volume et géométrie
$1,444
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Paradis 5
Paradis 5
$4,935
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Dans le parc
Dans le parc
$2,588
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Petite pose au jardin
Petite pose au jardin
$2,528
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Mimosa en fleurs
Mimosa en fleurs
$1,180
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
[dé]floraison V rose2 h
[dé]floraison V rose2 h
$1,204
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les pastèques
Les pastèques
$1,071
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Nuit sur le port
Nuit sur le port
$1,204
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
L’instant précis où lola coupa court à la question d’adrien
L’instant précis où lola coupa court à la question d’adrien
$2,287
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Étang de la plaine en hiver
Étang de la plaine en hiver
$1,324
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Tm 050
Tm 050
$2,407
Oil painting (45 x 60 cm)
Bouquet de jonquilles
Bouquet de jonquilles
$1,444
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Le porteur - atlas
Le porteur - atlas
$4,213
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Da qualche parte 12
Da qualche parte 12
$3,491
Oil painting (130 x 81 cm)
Pose
Pose
$3,154
Oil painting (50 x 69 cm)
Forêt de lumières
Forêt de lumières
$1,059
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Le rideau rouge
Le rideau rouge
$963
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Herbe peignée Ouessant
Herbe peignée Ouessant
$3,852
Oil painting (120 x 160 cm)
Eurélie
Eurélie
$1,806
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Wave n°12
Wave n°12
$7,824
Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
Amy winehouse, for all times, black and white
Amy winehouse, for all times, black and white
$3,491
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Rochers sur les bords de loire
Rochers sur les bords de loire
$1,324
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Tondo floral aux roses jaunes
Tondo floral aux roses jaunes
$939
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Superstar
Superstar
$1,444
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Green
Green
$3,852
Oil painting (123 x 142 cm)
Bananiers
Bananiers
$662
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les pins
Les pins
$2,287
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Voyage intérieur
Voyage intérieur
$1,926
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Aftermanhos-00
Aftermanhos-00
$6,259
Oil painting (240 x 80 cm)
Floreale
Floreale
$6,620
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
Les bleus à l'âme me reprennent (prix encadrée)
Les bleus à l'âme me reprennent (prix encadrée)
$1,444
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
David
David
$963
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Effusions 1
Effusions 1
$1,420
Oil painting (40 x 60 cm)
Sahara
Sahara
$1,806
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Sans titre (6)
Sans titre (6)
$963
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Le poids
Le poids
$5,176
Oil painting (115 x 156 cm)
Piéger le virus (œuvres 2020)
Piéger le virus (œuvres 2020)
$3,611
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Olecrestas-01
Olecrestas-01
$4,213
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Les yeux pleins de rêve
Les yeux pleins de rêve
$4,213
Oil painting (130 x 89 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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