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Our selection of Oil Paintings

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 paintings on canvas are yet to be fully explored. Discover our outstanding selection of oil on canvas or knife oil paintings!

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Valérie Pettinari - Soir d'été
Oil painting
30 x 30 cm
$361
Guiome David - Repaysage 12
Guiome David
Oil painting
130 x 80 cm
$826
Siri Knoepffler - Winterdays
Siri Knoepffler
Oil painting
120 x 120 cm
Private sale -30%
Yves Calméjane - Peinture des genêts sur l'herbe
Yves Calméjane
Oil painting
46 x 38 cm
$909
Alain Pontecorvo - La tartine
Alain Pontecorvo
Oil painting
64 x 92 cm
$6,711
James Earley - Alone in new york
James Earley
Oil painting
40 x 30 x 3 cm
Private sale -10%
Marie-Astrid Grivet - Dentelles
Marie-Astrid Grivet
Oil painting
81 x 116 cm
$3,097
Olivier Desvaux - Les heures de la plage
Olivier Desvaux
Oil painting
60 x 81 cm
$2,581
Nathan Chantob - RONY
Nathan Chantob
Oil painting
158 x 126 x 4 cm
$15,487
Nathan Chantob - Grey Bee
Nathan Chantob
Oil painting
120 x 120 x 3 cm
$20,650
Ivan Sollogoub - Hier bleu
Ivan Sollogoub
Oil painting
65 x 81 cm
$2,065
Boris Davy - L'absence XXIV
Boris Davy
Oil painting
100 x 100 x 2 cm
$2,375
Alain Pontecorvo - Paysage
Alain Pontecorvo
Oil painting
120 x 45 cm
$7,744
Valérie Auriel - Chasseurs
Valérie Auriel
Oil painting
40 x 50 x 2 cm
$310
Marie-Astrid Grivet - Objets silencieux
Marie-Astrid Grivet
Oil painting
73 x 92 cm
$2,478
Richard Vildeman - Frangments
Richard Vildeman
Oil painting
100 x 100 cm
$2,065
James Earley - David with skateboard
James Earley
Oil painting
70 x 100 cm
$4,707
Nathalie Maquet - Bulle 2
Nathalie Maquet
Oil painting
80 x 100 cm
$1,920
Carole Melmoux - Fruits éclairés
Carole Melmoux
Oil painting
50 x 50 cm
$2,581
Marie-Astrid Grivet - Scheffer
Marie-Astrid Grivet
Oil painting
73 x 92 cm
$2,065
Vincent Ygout - (r)évolution
Vincent Ygout
Oil painting
130 x 195 cm
$3,717
Sally Lancaster - Glance
Sally Lancaster
Oil painting
40 x 60 cm
$2,354
Caroline Mercier - Tempérance
Caroline Mercier
Oil painting
100 x 80 cm
$8,260
Maria Esmar - Summer wind
Maria Esmar
Oil painting
40 x 40 cm
$619
Boris Garanger - Fluid
Boris Garanger
Oil painting
130 x 98 cm
$7,227
Marie-Astrid Grivet - Rythmes mineraux
Marie-Astrid Grivet
Oil painting
73 x 92 cm
$2,478
Eva Gohier - Miroir d'eau
Eva Gohier
Oil painting
73 x 100 cm
$2,891
James Earley - Dollars and oil steal life
James Earley
Oil painting
77 x 52 x 3 cm
Private sale -10%
Franck Le Boulicaut - Pavasaris V
Franck Le Boulicaut
Oil painting
89 x 116 x 1 cm
Private sale -20%
Stéphane Peltier - Boiserie-25p01
Oil painting
60 x 81 cm
$857
OLIVIER MESSAS - Reflets d’or... (expression libre 2022)
OLIVIER MESSAS
Oil painting
100 x 100 x 5 cm
$3,717
Ivan Sollogoub - Clamart, soir
Ivan Sollogoub
Oil painting
65 x 81 cm
$2,065
James Earley - The dollar, thistle and bomb
James Earley
Oil painting
52 x 77 cm
Private sale -10%
KAZA - It's good to be the king !!! - 28
KAZA
Oil painting
40 x 50 cm
$465
Catherine Villermé - A découvert
Catherine Villermé
Oil painting
60 x 60 cm
$950
Alain Pontecorvo - Vue sur l'express 27 - 3
Alain Pontecorvo
Oil painting
60 x 73 cm
$6,195
Philippe Perennou - Rivage , réf : 2732
Philippe Perennou
Oil painting
34 x 25 x 2 cm
Private sale -20%
Flore Betty - Pivoine
Flore Betty
Oil painting
30 x 40 cm
Private sale -10%
Charlie Bobo - 3 étoiles
Charlie Bobo
Oil painting
92 x 73 cm
$4,749
Chloé Tiravy - Guitariste à la collerette
Chloé Tiravy
Oil painting
140 x 180 cm
$4,027
Nathan Chantob - Cœur sacré
Nathan Chantob
Oil painting
162 x 130 x 3 cm
$25,812
James Earley - Kabita
new
James Earley
Oil painting
52 x 76 x 3 cm
$4,752
Olga Novokhatska - Anna au soleil
Oil painting
65 x 92 cm
$1,445
Alain Pontecorvo - Lumière de septembre
Alain Pontecorvo
Oil painting
100 x 90 cm
$9,292
Sally Lancaster - Pose
Sally Lancaster
Oil painting
50 x 69 cm
$2,705
Nathalie Sizaret - Cherry blossom
Nathalie Sizaret
Oil painting
73 x 116 cm
Private sale -40%
Ivan Sollogoub - En avant
Ivan Sollogoub
Oil painting
89 x 116 cm
$3,510
Olivier Desvaux - Des toits et des cimes
Olivier Desvaux
Oil painting
100 x 73 cm
$3,304
Uzony - Zen
Uzony
Oil painting
100 x 120 cm
$4,130
Nathan Chantob - Y....
Nathan Chantob
Oil painting
97 x 130 x 3 cm
$13,938
Sylvia Baldeva - Cheval
Sylvia Baldeva
Oil painting
40 x 40 cm
$12,390
Ivan Sollogoub - Notre nature tentatrice
Ivan Sollogoub
Oil painting
137 x 67 cm
$3,510
Marie-Astrid Grivet - Nature morte aux blancs
Marie-Astrid Grivet
Oil painting
97 x 146 cm
$4,130
Boris Davy - L'absence XXIII
Boris Davy
Oil painting
100 x 100 x 2 cm
$2,581
James Earley - Shapna
James Earley
Oil painting
52 x 76 x 3 cm
$5,089
Charlie Bobo - Bonne nuit les petits
Charlie Bobo
Oil painting
50 x 65 cm
$4,749
Nathan Chantob - Smoker's
Nathan Chantob
Oil painting
130 x 162 cm
$24,779
Hugo Pondz - Le Début de l'Histoire
Hugo Pondz
Oil painting
100 x 100 x 2 cm
$14,455
James Earley - Bo jo the clown
James Earley
Oil painting
76 x 52 cm
$3,516

Oil Paintings For Sale: How They Came To Be

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 known oil paintings in Europe. The paintings were often commissions of individuals of notoriety or of elevated social status. However, many oil paintings also evoked a historical, biblical or mythological narrative. Therefore, portraits or famous scenes from myths, legends and stories were often set in fictive environments with a light source and layers of texture. This can be seen in famous oil paintings such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa (1503-1506) or Rembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee (1633).

Oil paintings quickly became the artistic norm and many were realized on wood due to a lack of suitable media. Skipping ahead a few centuries, from the 19th century onwards, artists began to leave the comfort of their studios and their works became increasingly inspired by nature. With this shift in environment, oil paintings changed in composition and became slightly less detailed. Take for example, Paul Cézanne's The Hanged Man’s House, Auvers-sur-Oise (1873), Van Gogh's Sunflowers (1888) and Claude Monet's Water Lilies. These oil paintings famously illustrate this change in mentality. Realism was considered less important than emotion, and colors became the main focus of many studies.

Oil paintings were not always figurative. From the beginning of the 20th century, Vasily Kandinsky ushered in a modern shift towards abstraction through his Color Study, Squares with Concentric Circles (1913). The study of pure shapes and colors 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). These artists, whose oil paintings can be seen in museums and galleries across the world today, broke the world of art by using this centuries-old material without pairing it with Figurism.

Oil Paintings Techniques and Oil Paintings For Sale

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.The pigments were found in nature and could be temperamental when mixed together. With the exception of the artists who choose to create oil paintings using the techniques of the Old Masters, very few know the difficulty of making your own paints.

At the time in which oil paints began to be used by artists of the Renaissance, there were no drying additives (e. g. white lead). It therefore took weeks and weeks for the works to fully dry. This was exponentiated by the fact that most of the portraits produced during this time were painted on wooden boards. These boards were heavy and not particularly absorbant. They were difficult to handle and of limited size. When oil paints became more and more commonly used, they begged for a different medium. It was at this time that the canvas, or fabric medium, rather was introduced. This constituted two major advances in art, giving way to all oil paintings eventually being done on canvas.

And then came the 19th century that saw the arrival of a technical revolution. Artists now had the opportunity to buy paint that had already been mixed and packaged in tubes. Impressionist artists immediately seized the opportunity to get out in nature and paint what they saw thanks to the facility of pre-packaged oil paints. It was thanks to this technical intervention that landscape and the latter became a central subject in their works. Because artists did not have to mix their primary oil paint colors, they were now faced with the new challenge of painting quickly in order to capture the moment "in real time".

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 today. Artists who put their oil paintings for sale now have specific processes to follow before putting their oil paintings for sale in galleries. They leave enough time for the paint to dry before handing it over to the gallery where it will meet its new owner.