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La Corse
La Corse
$644
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Whisperer
Whisperer
$1,465
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Ecole de plongée
Ecole de plongée
$1,113
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
L'avant port à Portbail
L'avant port à Portbail
$293
Oil painting (22 x 16 cm)
The sun is back
The sun is back
$2,062
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Higt litgh
Higt litgh
$10,545
Oil painting (130 x 195 cm)
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
Le bassin aux poissons rouges
$1,465
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Reflet éphémère
Reflet éphémère
$2,343
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Carnycios - 11
Carnycios - 11
$2,050
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
En chemin
En chemin
$1,523
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras II
$1,125
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Audrey hepburn loves pop art
Audrey hepburn loves pop art
$937
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Place Vendôme
new
Place Vendôme
$820
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Calanque
Calanque
$914
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Miroir d'une vision
Miroir d'une vision
$3,281
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Les baigneurs
Les baigneurs
$1,523
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Sentiment & soul
Sentiment & soul
$1,617
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Les jonquilles
Les jonquilles
$1,758
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
De la couleur dans ma vie
De la couleur dans ma vie
$2,109
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,582
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
Aloès en majesté, Aiguablava, 2001
$1,347
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Plus qu’un obstacle à franchir
Plus qu’un obstacle à franchir
$1,523
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Bain de soleil
Bain de soleil
$2,519
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Erreur fatale
Erreur fatale
$715
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Les beaux seront 1
Les beaux seront 1
$2,109
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Confiture
Confiture
$1,758
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Femme dans l'eau
new
Femme dans l'eau
$680
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Arbor
Arbor
$2,109
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
A la croisée des regards
A la croisée des regards
$2,062
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
La mer n'existe pas
La mer n'existe pas
$1,289
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Vingt-neuf février, chemin dans le massif du Vercors
Vingt-neuf février, chemin dans le massif du Vercors
$1,172
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Derrière le masque II
Derrière le masque II
$1,992
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Rose - 364
Rose - 364
$621
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Note n°6
Note n°6
$4,452
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Bord de mer
Bord de mer
$1,875
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Interieur/exterieur rouge
Interieur/exterieur rouge
$1,758
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Sweet avenue
Sweet avenue
$2,226
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Urban 2
Urban 2
$2,109
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Lumière du soir à marrakech
Lumière du soir à marrakech
$1,728
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Vegetal 02
Vegetal 02
$586
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras I
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras I
$1,640
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Boiserie II - 50m
Boiserie II - 50m
$1,406
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Sweat rose
Sweat rose
$2,812
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Pajol
Pajol
$1,758
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
15 janvier 64
15 janvier 64
$3,281
Oil painting (119 x 122 cm)
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
Vingt et un octobre, la Loire à Cheyrac, lumière du soir
$1,172
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Vibration
Vibration
$2,484
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,226
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Quinze mai, bord de Loire
Quinze mai, bord de Loire
$820
Oil painting (73 x 50 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,875
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Vert vert esprit
Vert vert esprit
$1,875
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Arbres du bord de mer B
Arbres du bord de mer B
$223
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Paradise bird
Paradise bird
$2,332
Oil painting (84 x 114 cm)
Le soleil dans mes yeux
Le soleil dans mes yeux
$1,113
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Eurélie
Eurélie
$1,758
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
La colère de Neptune
La colère de Neptune
$2,109
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Rendez-vous
Rendez-vous
$937
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
L'enfant qui lit
L'enfant qui lit
$1,523
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Un été en corée
Un été en corée
$9,842
Oil painting (27 x 41 cm)
De l'intérieur
De l'intérieur
$2,812
Oil painting (65 x 92 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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