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Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
Falaises à ault, marée haute, ciel gris
$825
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
L'or des prairies
L'or des prairies
$2,121
Oil painting (60 x 120 cm)
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
$707
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
(r)évolution
(r)évolution
$4,242
Oil painting (130 x 195 cm)
Campagne d'été
Campagne d'été
$1,650
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bord de rivière à magné (deux sèvres)
Bord de rivière à magné (deux sèvres)
$1,167
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Blue
Blue
$3,535
Oil painting (140 x 140 cm)
Composition à la théière rouge
Composition à la théière rouge
$660
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Whisperer
Whisperer
$1,473
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Graffitis on the wall
Graffitis on the wall
$1,767
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Paradise bird
Paradise bird
$2,345
Oil painting (84 x 114 cm)
Soleil blanc
Soleil blanc
$1,414
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Basquiat 1
Basquiat 1
$471
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Bon petit diable
Bon petit diable
$943
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
En chemin
En chemin
$1,532
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Un fauve bien tranquille
Un fauve bien tranquille
$1,473
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
La prochaine découverte
La prochaine découverte
$11,665
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Grand iris V
Grand iris V
$2,592
Oil painting (97 x 116 cm)
Grand iris III (hommage à georgia o‘keeffe)
Grand iris III (hommage à georgia o‘keeffe)
$2,592
Oil painting (97 x 116 cm)
Cargo 7
Cargo 7
$943
Oil painting (50 x 30 cm)
Le champ rouge
Le champ rouge
$1,296
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Not yet remembered
Not yet remembered
$1,060
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Les nocturnes: starting block
Les nocturnes: starting block
$2,121
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
La colère de Neptune
La colère de Neptune
$2,121
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Altered states 31
Altered states 31
$1,449
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Danse around the world
Danse around the world
$2,121
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
Silo de la grande paroisse 2
$1,767
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vert les pins
Vert les pins
$1,885
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Dreams
Dreams
$2,474
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Nlg 3
Nlg 3
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras V
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras V
$1,414
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Les espérances
Les espérances
$2,239
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Les agrumes sont mûrs
Les agrumes sont mûrs
$766
Oil painting (33 x 24 cm)
Dear zorg
Dear zorg
$1,355
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
San Francisco au matin
San Francisco au matin
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Le soleil dans les pins
Le soleil dans les pins
$872
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Sans
Sans
$2,357
Oil painting (75 x 75 cm)
La fiancée du pirate
La fiancée du pirate
$825
Oil painting (53 x 65 cm)
Ciel et immeubles
Ciel et immeubles
$2,239
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Xl néon pop art lignes
Xl néon pop art lignes
$1,495
Oil painting (180 x 90 cm)
Intérieur / extérieur 2
Intérieur / extérieur 2
$825
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
Nouvel ange
Nouvel ange
$2,474
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Le liseur 4
Le liseur 4
$2,357
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
L'oiseau
L'oiseau
$2,828
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Laminaires bleus 2
Laminaires bleus 2
$2,298
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Nuit sur le port II
Nuit sur le port II
$1,178
Oil painting (46 x 33 cm)
Le chemin de l'entre deux
Le chemin de l'entre deux
$1,650
Oil painting (81 x 60 cm)
Le soleil dans mes yeux
Le soleil dans mes yeux
$1,119
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Suis ton chemin, ne pense à rien
Suis ton chemin, ne pense à rien
$8,248
Oil painting (195 x 140 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)
Presence
Presence
$1,626
Oil painting (40 x 51 cm)
Reflets jaunes
Reflets jaunes
$2,239
Oil painting (90 x 100 cm)
Mosaïque - 242
new
Mosaïque - 242
$530
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Tout passera VI
new
Tout passera VI
$2,498
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Human mask 01
Human mask 01
$1,060
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Sismographie n°04
Sismographie n°04
$1,296
Oil painting (89 x 100 cm)
Le jardin et le Palais du Luxembourg
Le jardin et le Palais du Luxembourg
$766
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Non comestible
Non comestible
$3,771
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Le songe ou la solitude
Le songe ou la solitude
$825
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
La robe blanche
La robe blanche
$1,296
Oil painting (60 x 73 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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