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Jeune vulcain
Jeune vulcain
$1,084
Oil painting (42 x 58 cm)
Rhizome 2
Rhizome 2
$2,060
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Infusion de chardon
Infusion de chardon
$1,518
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Sur le port
Sur le port
$1,410
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Transhumance 6
Transhumance 6
$488
Oil painting (63 x 81 cm)
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
Le vignoble du pic Saint-Loup
$1,030
Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Soir d'orage
Soir d'orage
$813
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Dinard 2
Dinard 2
$1,301
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
La colère de Neptune
La colère de Neptune
$1,952
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Petit port de figari
Petit port de figari
$1,518
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Peinture des Genêts sur l'herbe
Peinture des Genêts sur l'herbe
$954
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
$651
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
San francisco - 161202
San francisco - 161202
$922
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Sans titre 694
Sans titre 694
$2,169
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$4,229
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Calanque d'en-vau XX
Calanque d'en-vau XX
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (150 x 50 cm)
La mer n'existe pas
La mer n'existe pas
$1,193
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Western avenue
Western avenue
$813
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Landscape 3,lumière d'or sue le lac
Landscape 3,lumière d'or sue le lac
$206
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Impression marine C
Impression marine C
$2,017
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
La victoire de la nature
La victoire de la nature
$1,952
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$759
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
En chemin
En chemin
$1,410
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,464
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les bords de Rance
Les bords de Rance
$813
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Floralie
Floralie
$1,518
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
[dé]floraison 3
[dé]floraison 3
$1,084
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Le soleil dans les pins
Le soleil dans les pins
$922
Oil painting (30 x 60 cm)
Chemin des oliviers à cazevieille
Chemin des oliviers à cazevieille
$716
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Ancrés
Ancrés
$2,060
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Calanque d'en-vau XIX
Calanque d'en-vau XIX
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Magic moments 2
Magic moments 2
$1,735
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Architecture 1800 m
Architecture 1800 m
$867
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Reflets d'or du matin 2
Reflets d'or du matin 2
$163
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Piétons
new
Piétons
$651
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Les pointues
Les pointues
$2,169
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras I
Sous-bois à Gujan-Mestras I
$1,518
Oil painting (92 x 60 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Faces
Faces
$976
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les filles sur la plage
Les filles sur la plage
$1,735
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Les trois souvenirs
Les trois souvenirs
$976
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Au milieu des pins
Au milieu des pins
$596
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Paradise bird
Paradise bird
$2,158
Oil painting (84 x 114 cm)
Dualité
Dualité
$1,301
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Méditation
Méditation
$5,422
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Rendez-vous
Rendez-vous
$867
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Promenade belle époque
Promenade belle époque
$651
Oil painting (20 x 30 cm)
Green
Green
$2,602
Oil painting (123 x 142 cm)
Roz
Roz
$380
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Herbe peignée Ouessant
Herbe peignée Ouessant
$3,470
Oil painting (120 x 160 cm)
Pendant les averses...
Pendant les averses...
$2,602
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Lady in hat
Lady in hat
$10,010
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Seule avec mes pensées
Seule avec mes pensées
$16,265
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
After the rain
After the rain
$2,276
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Elles se préparaient pour le bal...
Elles se préparaient pour le bal...
$2,602
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
La plage à Valladolid
La plage à Valladolid
$455
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Promenade
Promenade
$3,795
Oil painting (146 x 97 cm)
Fleurs blanches
Fleurs blanches
$455
Oil painting (41 x 24 cm)
Pyb shopping
Pyb shopping
$8,674
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Huile sur toile 80f
Huile sur toile 80f
$3,253
Oil painting (114 x 146 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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