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Sans titre
Sans titre
$834
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Jouer la transparence
Jouer la transparence
$1,890
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Future street
Future street
$2,223
Oil painting (80 x 130 cm)
Les trois souvenirs
Les trois souvenirs
$1,000
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Orient express
Orient express
$2,001
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Nu au miroir sur fond bleu clair
Nu au miroir sur fond bleu clair
$889
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Calanque de port-pin
Calanque de port-pin
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
Dix-sept mars, roches de mariol
$1,556
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Zinger
Zinger
$1,556
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,501
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vert les pins
Vert les pins
$1,778
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Grecque(s) ou romain(e)
Grecque(s) ou romain(e)
$1,890
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Le petit atelier
Le petit atelier
$778
Oil painting (38 x 55 cm)
Landscape 3,lumière d'or sue le lac
Landscape 3,lumière d'or sue le lac
$211
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Western avenue
Western avenue
$834
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
La mer n'existe pas
La mer n'existe pas
$1,223
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Vert vert esprit
Vert vert esprit
$1,556
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Pastèques 2
Pastèques 2
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Sismographie n°04
Sismographie n°04
$1,223
Oil painting (89 x 100 cm)
20 août 2019
20 août 2019
$2,001
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Reflets d'or 3 sur la mer
Reflets d'or 3 sur la mer
$1,056
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Soir d'orage
Soir d'orage
$834
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Écluse du canal Saint-Martin
Écluse du canal Saint-Martin
$478
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
La Seine chez Sara
La Seine chez Sara
$1,000
Oil painting (61 x 42 cm)
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
Calanque d’en-vau XXIII
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Les deux amis
Les deux amis
$1,000
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Portrait 4
Portrait 4
$1,056
Oil painting (30 x 42 cm)
Attration touristique
Attration touristique
$333
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
Vallée de la garonne dans le volvestre.
$667
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Les chaussons
Les chaussons
$2,223
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Monde végétal
Monde végétal
$2,223
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
La femme en rouge
La femme en rouge
$2,112
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Printemps
Printemps
$889
Oil painting (80 x 54 cm)
Paris - quai de valmy
Paris - quai de valmy
$2,001
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Griffith Park Hills
Griffith Park Hills
$1,556
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Vibration d'automne
Vibration d'automne
$1,667
Oil painting (130 x 97 cm)
Lumière de la nuit
Lumière de la nuit
$1,112
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Passent les nuages
Passent les nuages
$2,001
Oil painting (120 x 60 cm)
Marcel
Marcel
$556
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Craftsman
Craftsman
$1,890
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Calanque de sormiou V
Calanque de sormiou V
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Hills
Hills
$1,000
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Ouessant la côte, herbe peignée
Ouessant la côte, herbe peignée
$3,779
Oil painting (150 x 150 cm)
Odaliques
Odaliques
$2,056
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$1,000
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Voyage
Voyage
$1,223
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Promenade
Promenade
$5,002
Oil painting (185 x 130 cm)
Et coule le crépuscule
Et coule le crépuscule
$2,890
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Auckland botanic gardens II
Auckland botanic gardens II
$823
Oil painting (65 x 46 cm)
Les jonquilles
Les jonquilles
$1,667
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
5th avenue - new york 2
5th avenue - new york 2
$1,167
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Falaise Etretat
Falaise Etretat
$889
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Paysage humide
Paysage humide
$1,000
Oil painting (120 x 40 cm)
Lumière du soir à marrakech
Lumière du soir à marrakech
$1,639
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
L'audomarois
L'audomarois
$667
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
L'île de la cité et notre-dame de paris
$2,223
Oil painting (61 x 50 cm)
Les restes III
Les restes III
$595
Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Infusion de chardon
Infusion de chardon
$1,556
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Lenny
Lenny
$10,893
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Sismographie n°09
Sismographie n°09
$1,223
Oil painting (73 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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