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Imperial
Imperial
$2,788
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Dans le parc
Dans le parc
$2,551
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
To the light
To the light
$1,305
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Saisir l'instant
Saisir l'instant
$1,661
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Le mineur
Le mineur
$2,136
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Rouen ses rues
Rouen ses rues
$5,695
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
"palmiers rose" (fleurs)
"palmiers rose" (fleurs)
$4,509
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Emotion printanière
Emotion printanière
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Composition
Composition
$2,373
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Abstraction X
new
Abstraction X
$1,542
Oil painting (81 x 101 cm)
Fast and go
new
Fast and go
$2,610
Oil painting (140 x 110 cm)
Spectre
Spectre
$1,068
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Les restes II
Les restes II
$635
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Les ailes du rêve
Les ailes du rêve
$1,780
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Pulsations
Pulsations
$3,560
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Living, loving and playing golf
Living, loving and playing golf
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Jeune fille en vert
Jeune fille en vert
$3,678
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
Les pastèques
Les pastèques
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Le bouquet
Le bouquet
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (33 x 55 cm)
Littribut
Littribut
$4,746
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
La ferme Gagnon
La ferme Gagnon
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (36 x 36 cm)
Vue sur la baie de san francisco
Vue sur la baie de san francisco
$2,373
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Cerisier
Cerisier
$1,424
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Jeux secrets
Jeux secrets
$5,339
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
La plage à plozévet, lumière du matin
La plage à plozévet, lumière du matin
$4,153
Oil painting (162 x 97 cm)
Reflets
Reflets
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Hiver dans le haut-doubs
Hiver dans le haut-doubs
$1,009
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Perspective 2
Perspective 2
$949
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Sous-bois en automne
Sous-bois en automne
$1,187
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Une vague
Une vague
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (30 x 24 cm)
Cyclo baby
Cyclo baby
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Impression marine n
Impression marine n
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (162 x 97 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,602
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)
Paris nocturne
Paris nocturne
$1,780
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Impression d'automne
Impression d'automne
$475
Oil painting (30 x 42 cm)
Assise au jardin avec des amis
Assise au jardin avec des amis
$2,729
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Misty mornings
Misty mornings
$1,246
Oil painting (41 x 31 cm)
Seven clarinets (music)
Seven clarinets (music)
$3,322
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Le trio
Le trio
-40% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Laminaires fond rouge
Laminaires fond rouge
$653
Oil painting (39 x 49 cm)
A l'origine
A l'origine
$1,187
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le songe de la danseuse
Le songe de la danseuse
$2,017
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Sans titre (6)
Sans titre (6)
$949
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Sensuel
Sensuel
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Méditerranée
Méditerranée
$949
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Traces
Traces
$178
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Le songe des spectres
Le songe des spectres
$1,542
Oil painting (65 x 90 cm)
Toujours debout
Toujours debout
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sitting bull
Sitting bull
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
New York réf : 260
New York réf : 260
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les etocs
Les etocs
$2,373
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Soir d'orage
Soir d'orage
$890
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Retour à ... (seconde époque) - Dans la villa de Rose
Retour à ... (seconde époque) - Dans la villa de Rose
$13,052
Oil painting (165 x 110 cm)
Galathée
Galathée
$593
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Ecume emportée par le vent
Ecume emportée par le vent
$3,560
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Variation végétale
Variation végétale
$1,780
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Le port de Nice
new
Le port de Nice
$297
Oil painting (24 x 18 cm)
Une étude en vert
Une étude en vert
$1,566
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Reflets de lune bleue
Reflets de lune bleue
$3,797
Oil painting (89 x 116 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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