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Vague
Vague
$2,730
Oil painting (92 x 146 cm)
Bullitt 1969/2019
Bullitt 1969/2019
$1,092
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
La mer
La mer
$2,844
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Misty day
Misty day
$2,616
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Vent de sable 3
Vent de sable 3
$614
Acrylic painting (30 x 40 cm)
Introspection
Introspection
$853
Watercolour (24 x 32 cm)
Vue sur le Rio pisuerga
Vue sur le Rio pisuerga
$1,593
Oil painting (63 x 70 cm)
La croix du Dan à Poligny (Jura)
La croix du Dan à Poligny (Jura)
$739
Oil painting (41 x 27 cm)
Pivoines en confinement
Pivoines en confinement
$307
Mixed media (30 x 42 cm)
Nouvelle
Nouvelle
$7,849
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Tableau sculptural 29.19/3
Tableau sculptural 29.19/3
$2,161
Acrylic painting (80 x 150 cm)
Mousses errantes... (dyptique)
Mousses errantes... (dyptique)
$796
Acrylic painting (40 x 80 cm)
Pequeña encina
Pequeña encina
$341
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Phi
Phi
$739
Mixed media (30 x 60 cm)
Les monts de vaucluse
Les monts de vaucluse
$455
Oil painting (40 x 30 cm)
Small god
Small god
$341
Mixed media (13 x 21 cm)
Contemplation
Contemplation
-20% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (70 x 70 cm)
Poiscailles n°9
Poiscailles n°9
$796
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
The beauty and the beast
The beauty and the beast
$2,048
Mixed media (81 x 65 cm)
Synapses
Synapses
$1,024
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Cielo azul
Cielo azul
$1,706
Acrylic painting (100 x 81 cm)
Makachi
Makachi
$1,024
Mixed media (60 x 80 cm)
Mère et fille 2
Mère et fille 2
$3,299
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Filaments 1
Filaments 1
$990
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Les Saumonards
Les Saumonards
$705
Mixed media (59 x 42 cm)
Let me be free - Etude sur carton
Let me be free - Etude sur carton
$512
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Héros
Héros
$2,673
Acrylic painting (130 x 97 cm)
Syzygie (n°6)
Syzygie (n°6)
$319
Mixed media (24 x 32 cm)
Trois et l'enfant, rose, jaune,bleu
Trois et l'enfant, rose, jaune,bleu
$1,024
Acrylic painting (73 x 92 cm)
So green
So green
$995
Mixed media (60 x 60 cm)
Dissection colorée
Dissection colorée
$967
Mixed media (60 x 80 cm)
Da qualche parte 10
Da qualche parte 10
$1,138
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Memento mori aka ad verbum (?) v.5.21
Memento mori aka ad verbum (?) v.5.21
$2,275
Mixed media (169 x 100 cm)
Bruissements charnels 90
Bruissements charnels 90
$466
Acrylic painting (34 x 48 cm)
Chercher la trace
Chercher la trace
$683
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Dis-moi tout
Dis-moi tout
$910
Oil painting (90 x 80 cm)
Le bateau jaune
Le bateau jaune
$1,081
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Respiration
Respiration
$1,479
Mixed media (65 x 81 cm)
L'oeil de la danse tatoué
L'oeil de la danse tatoué
$1,251
Acrylic painting (28 x 39 cm)
Blue dream
Blue dream
$683
Acrylic painting (40 x 50 cm)
De la couleur dans ma vie
De la couleur dans ma vie
$2,048
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Sommes partis
Sommes partis
$2,275
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
I have a dream
I have a dream
$910
Mixed media (60 x 80 cm)
Bois du soir
Bois du soir
$1,422
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Cinétique 16
Cinétique 16
$967
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Dernières lumières sur un nageur au repos
Dernières lumières sur un nageur au repos
$1,251
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
V.nus - antik junk food
V.nus - antik junk food
$717
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Tissage
Tissage
$2,275
Mixed media (72 x 102 cm)
La passion II
La passion II
-20% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (90 x 90 cm)
Taxi jaune
Taxi jaune
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Humilité
Humilité
$774
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
Petit garçon au foulard
Petit garçon au foulard
$796
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
50 centimes
50 centimes
$739
Watercolour (65 x 50 cm)
La mer
La mer
$1,593
Acrylic painting (50 x 65 cm)
Trouée de bleu
Trouée de bleu
$1,024
Watercolour (50 x 65 cm)
Il compte le bleu
Il compte le bleu
$569
Acrylic painting (14 x 18 cm)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
$1,934
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Day dreaming
Day dreaming
$239
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Dans les dunes
Dans les dunes
$2,446
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Ombre et lumière au jardin
Ombre et lumière au jardin
$569
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)

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Edouard Manet and the Impressionist painters are considered the originators of the current wave of modern painting, which began in the 1870s. They rejected the classical standards of the Academy of Art and, although still dedicated to depicting reality, chose to use a new style of painting.

This rejection of classicism paved the way for Post-Impressionist painters such as Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin. The representation of space and light evolved. Paint was considered a material in its own right.

Their successors were even more radical. Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and Maurice de Vlaminck became the figureheads of Fauvism. The emergence of the Expressionist painters followed on from this movement. The Scream from Edvard Munch and The War from Otto Dix expressed their rejection of academic conventions and society.

In parallel to this, Cubism appeared, pioneered by Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Georges Braque. They were joined by Robert Delaunay, Henri Le Fauconnier and Fernand Léger.

The period following World War I saw the emergence of abstract art and Constructivism. Kandinsky and Paul Klee shared the stage. Art increasingly became a field for experimentation, particularly with Dadism and Surrealism, which were embodied in the work of Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró

After World War II, abstract art flourished, particularly in the United States with the abstract Expressionism of Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock.

From the 1960s, artists were no longer afraid to combine different techniques. The painter and sculptor Alexander Calder created mobiles and continued the wave of kinetic art began in the 1910s.

Art was desacralized with Yannis Kounellis and Giulio Palini, who were closely associated with the Arte Povera movement. Paolini's work Disegno Geometrico depicted a simple grid pattern on a white canvas. Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons continued this desacralization with Pop Art.

Styles and techniques in modern and contemporary painting

At the close of the 19th century, the aesthetics of beauty and the search for fidelity to nature were questioned. Historic and documentary painting became an act of communication and a concept. Artists took pleasure in provoking their audiences and staging this provocation.

The Impressionists were emancipated from the classical standards of the Academy. They left their studios to paint what they saw around them and to reproduce the effects of light. Colour was no longer mixed. Paint was used with juxtaposed strokes.

Fauvism and Cubism marked a desire to deconstruct traditional painting. Fauvism intensified the work on colour begun by the Impressionist painters to the detriment of form. Cubism, on the other hand, willingly deformed its subjects to favour form and geometry.

Art moved away from reality with abstract and conceptual art. The search for aesthetics was replaced by intellectualism.

Artworks were no longer assessed based on their technical complexity. The minimalist painter Robert Ryman was inspired by the monochrome tradition begun by Malevich in the early 20th century. In his work No Title of 1974, he painted three white squares. The subject had completely disappeared from the artwork.

Pop Art replaced the noble and historic figures of the classic era with popular icons and everyday objects in an effort to denounce our consumerist society.

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