Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is oil on canvas?

What is oil on canvas?

A type of paint that dries slowly and consists of pigment particles suspended in oil for drying, mostly linseed oil. By adding a solvent like turpentine, the paint's viscosity may be modified and vanish can also be added to increase glossiness of the paint film that's dried. Use of oil began long time ago in Europe from as early as the 12th century where it was commonly used for decoration. It was however, not adopted to be used as a medium up until the 15th century.

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Ben Vautier

One night in Antwerpen, 1972

Painting

Oil on canvas

EUR 11,900

Yin Kun

Private Listing

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Oil on canvas

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Shen Jingdong

Happy Soldier , 2011

Painting

Oil on canvas

USD 43,700

Shen Jingdong

Moments, 2014

Painting

Oil on canvas

USD 28,990

Riyas Komu

Last Landscape 1, 2008

Painting

Oil on canvas

USD 53,750

Yin Kun

Commentator Golden & Iron Bowl, 2014

Painting

Oil on canvas

USD 43,750

Yin Jun

Crying Boy, 2013

Painting

Oil on canvas

USD 18,900

Thomas Lange

Rosette, 1984

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Oil on canvas

EUR 4,000

Thomas Lange

Casar, 1984

Painting

Oil on canvas

EUR 5,000

Thomas Lange

Brancacci - Petrus im Gefa?ngnis, 1995

Painting

Oil on canvas

EUR 15,000

Thomas Lange

Brancacci, 1995

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Oil on canvas

EUR 2,500

Thomas Lange

Brancacci, 1995

Painting

Oil on canvas

EUR 2,500

Thomas Lange

Brancacci, 1995

Painting

Oil on canvas

EUR 2,500

Thomas Lange

Brancacci, 1995

Painting

Oil on canvas

EUR 2,500

Thomas Lange

Ohne Titel, 2003

Painting

Oil on canvas

EUR 3,000

Thomas Lange

Ohne Titel, 2003

Painting

Oil on canvas

EUR 3,000

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