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Le rêve d'aliénor
Le rêve d'aliénor
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Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Ingunn
Ingunn
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Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Jeune homme à la veste rouge
Jeune homme à la veste rouge
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Oil painting (27 x 41 cm)
Coucher de soleil sur la loire
Coucher de soleil sur la loire
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Oil painting (50 x 75 cm)
Composition
Composition
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Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Fume , fouma
Fume , fouma
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Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Un coin de martigues
Un coin de martigues
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Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Le sous bois du mesnil
Le sous bois du mesnil
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Oil painting (90 x 30 cm)
Les plantes vertes
Les plantes vertes
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Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Série "passé recomposé" / orsay 1
Série "passé recomposé" / orsay 1
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Oil painting (145 x 120 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
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Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Reflets d'or sur la montagne
Reflets d'or sur la montagne
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Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
L'autre dame
L'autre dame
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Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Coings
Coings
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Oil painting (40 x 20 cm)
Horizon poétique entre ici et là-bas
Horizon poétique entre ici et là-bas
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Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Fahrenheit 30
Fahrenheit 30
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Oil painting (116 x 73 cm)
Nu allongé
Nu allongé
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Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
Bouteille de vin rouge grandeur nature
Bouteille de vin rouge grandeur nature
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Oil painting (34 x 54 cm)
Ambiance
Ambiance
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Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Entre deux chaises
Entre deux chaises
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Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Soir de fête
Soir de fête
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Oil painting (27 x 35 cm)
Icare, avant la chute
Icare, avant la chute
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Oil painting (146 x 89 cm)
Energy drink
Energy drink
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Oil painting (100 x 160 cm)
Le sentier printanier à belfort 2
Le sentier printanier à belfort 2
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Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
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Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Nuages - paysage 16
Nuages - paysage 16
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Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Va et vient sur le quai
Va et vient sur le quai
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Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Sweet lady 09
Sweet lady 09
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Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Carré noir
Carré noir
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Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Nude 6
Nude 6
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Oil painting (15 x 15 cm)
Stormy weather
Stormy weather
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Oil painting (33 x 24 cm)
Calanque de port pin
Calanque de port pin
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Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
La lande me manque
La lande me manque
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Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Conifère jazz juan les pins
Conifère jazz juan les pins
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Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Ocean
Ocean
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Oil painting (20 x 60 cm)
Kopenhagen 30-05-2014  11.25am
Kopenhagen 30-05-2014 11.25am
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Oil painting (140 x 100 cm)
Dark lady
Dark lady
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Oil painting (39 x 44 cm)
N°-330
N°-330
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Oil painting (27 x 35 cm)
Paris, notre dame
Paris, notre dame
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Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Grigri
Grigri
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Oil painting (13 x 17 cm)
Pigalle
Pigalle
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Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Louis
Louis
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Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Deux février, nuages du soir sur les monts
Deux février, nuages du soir sur les monts
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Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
N°-301
N°-301
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Oil painting (27 x 35 cm)
Soleil vert
Soleil vert
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Oil painting (22 x 27 cm)
Médiatem
Médiatem
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Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Jaguar
Jaguar
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Oil painting (30 x 80 cm)
La  cage
La cage
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Les vacances
Les vacances
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Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Soda can bali
Soda can bali
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Oil painting (100 x 160 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
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Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
N-237
N-237
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Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Dans la douceur du soir
Dans la douceur du soir
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Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Rose - 197
Rose - 197
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Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Sans titre 730
Sans titre 730
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Oil painting (130 x 195 cm)
Rose - 123
Rose - 123
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Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Hors du temps
Hors du temps
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Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Le manque
Le manque
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Poissons volant
Poissons volant
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Oil painting (55 x 72 cm)
Le clocher de l'île.
Le clocher de l'île.
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Oil painting (19 x 24 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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