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Ses arbres
Ses arbres
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Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
I love the world
I love the world
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Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Roses
Roses
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Oil painting (33 x 27 cm)
Danse sur les flots 2
Danse sur les flots 2
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Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Tate modern
Tate modern
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Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Bruissement dans le feuillage
Bruissement dans le feuillage
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Passage secret
Passage secret
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Le pélerin (the pilgrim)
Le pélerin (the pilgrim)
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Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Je me casse
Je me casse
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Oil painting (35 x 27 cm)
Astroround 04
Astroround 04
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Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Equal
Equal
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Oil painting (60 x 47 cm)
N°-184
N°-184
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Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
N°-330
N°-330
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Oil painting (27 x 35 cm)
Le bonheur n'est pas si loin
Le bonheur n'est pas si loin
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Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
L'appel du large
L'appel du large
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Oil painting (55 x 46 cm)
Crète
Crète
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Oil painting (24 x 18 cm)
Le chemin de la plage
Le chemin de la plage
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Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Temps pluvieux (stormy weather)
Temps pluvieux (stormy weather)
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Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
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Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Vingt-quatre février, falaises à ault
Vingt-quatre février, falaises à ault
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Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
Vingt-deux février, nuages au-dessus de la mer
Vingt-deux février, nuages au-dessus de la mer
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Oil painting (112 x 90 cm)
New york - 181012
New york - 181012
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Cauchemar ensoleillé
Cauchemar ensoleillé
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Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Douze février, l'Étang de la plaine
Douze février, l'Étang de la plaine
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Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Paysage n° 2
Paysage n° 2
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Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Flamboyance
Flamboyance
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Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Bruno
Bruno
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Oil painting (80 x 65 cm)
Ault, nuage
Ault, nuage
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Oil painting (112 x 90 cm)
Le manque
Le manque
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Six juillet, recours, chemin de montagne
Six juillet, recours, chemin de montagne
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Oil painting (60 x 40 cm)
Betty boop, she’s so sexy
Betty boop, she’s so sexy
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Oil painting (120 x 40 cm)
Pop shooting, brigitte bardot
Pop shooting, brigitte bardot
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Clémentines, fond gris
Clémentines, fond gris
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Oil painting (27 x 16 cm)
N° - 369
N° - 369
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Oil painting (27 x 35 cm)
Grenades et gobelet d'étain
Grenades et gobelet d'étain
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Oil painting (33 x 20 cm)
Chevaux du carrousel
Chevaux du carrousel
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Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Alors que fiona me regardait avec des yeux semblables à des diamants.....
Alors que fiona me regardait avec des yeux semblables à des diamants.....
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Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Huile sur toile 2
Huile sur toile 2
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Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Initiales bb, vogue turquoise and gold version, brigitte bardot
Initiales bb, vogue turquoise and gold version, brigitte bardot
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Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Rose-174
Rose-174
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Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Stigmate II
Stigmate II
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Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Gucci girl
Gucci girl
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Ingunn
Ingunn
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Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Salon de thé, paris.
Salon de thé, paris.
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Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Carroussel
Carroussel
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Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Mickey likes havana club, orange version
Mickey likes havana club, orange version
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Esthesie 54
Esthesie 54
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Le nuage rouge
Le nuage rouge
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Oil painting (21 x 29 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
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Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
I'm feeling good
I'm feeling good
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Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Interieur bleu
Interieur bleu
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Oil painting (116 x 89 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)
Villefranche sur mer à l'aube
Villefranche sur mer à l'aube
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Oil painting (30 x 24 cm)
Maison rouge
Maison rouge
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Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Le passeur du golfe
Le passeur du golfe
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
"ganga aarti" (inde,varanasi)
"ganga aarti" (inde,varanasi)
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Retour au village
Retour au village
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Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Seule 2
Seule 2
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Oil painting (24 x 33 cm)
Esthesie 57
Esthesie 57
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Oil painting (40 x 40 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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