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Plage bleue et rouge
Plage bleue et rouge
$1,084
Acrylic painting (90 x 90 cm)
Encre grattée et gris tricot
new
Encre grattée et gris tricot
$1,843
Mixed media (65 x 81 cm)
Baigneurs
Baigneurs
$759
Acrylic painting (50 x 40 cm)
La skieuse
La skieuse
-20% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (95 x 95 cm)
Vertige
Vertige
$1,301
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Carrousel
Carrousel
$2,169
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Souvenir en rouge et vert
Souvenir en rouge et vert
$922
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Dis-moi tout
Dis-moi tout
$867
Oil painting (90 x 80 cm)
Summertime
Summertime
$1,193
Acrylic painting (50 x 40 cm)
Nocturne
Nocturne
$1,735
Acrylic painting (90 x 60 cm)
La liseuse 7
La liseuse 7
$2,169
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Déjeuner d'été à passy
Déjeuner d'été à passy
$1,518
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Mosquito
Mosquito
$1,301
Acrylic painting (60 x 72 cm)
Le mur jaune III
Le mur jaune III
$542
Acrylic painting (31 x 42 cm)
Au loin
Au loin
$1,301
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Hippocrène
Hippocrène
$1,410
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Tranquilles
Tranquilles
$640
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Marcel
Marcel
$542
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$759
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Time for lunch
Time for lunch
$1,626
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Once upon a time
Once upon a time
$922
Mixed media (63 x 48 cm)
Donne-moi ta galette
Donne-moi ta galette
$661
Mixed media (60 x 73 cm)
Scene 106
Scene 106
$759
Acrylic painting (24 x 35 cm)
Plume scrutait la mouche heureuse...
new
Plume scrutait la mouche heureuse...
$1,193
Oil painting (38 x 61 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
$1,518
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Gamboa
Gamboa
$651
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
Silent suits
Silent suits
$651
Mixed media (42 x 55 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$1,084
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
La voyageuse immobile
La voyageuse immobile
$434
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Les beaux seront 1
Les beaux seront 1
$1,952
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Maternity
Maternity
$1,626
Acrylic painting (120 x 160 cm)
Nuit chez bob
Nuit chez bob
$2,006
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Origines
Origines
-20% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (30 x 30 cm)
Bart amoureux !?
Bart amoureux !?
$542
Acrylic painting (70 x 100 cm)
Asphalte
Asphalte
$1,410
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Introspection
Introspection
$813
Watercolour (24 x 32 cm)
Petite danseuse
Petite danseuse
-20% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (40 x 65 cm)
Une lumière sur mon chemin
Une lumière sur mon chemin
$1,301
Acrylic painting (100 x 50 cm)
Parade des lutteurs sénégalais
Parade des lutteurs sénégalais
$759
Mixed media (107 x 63 cm)
Le grand saut
Le grand saut
$5,964
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Lachez prise pour être heureux
Lachez prise pour être heureux
$813
Acrylic painting (40 x 80 cm)
A cet instant
A cet instant
$325
Watercolour (35 x 25 cm)
Guardians of kindness
Guardians of kindness
$1,301
Acrylic painting (100 x 65 cm)
Migrations 02
Migrations 02
$922
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Une vieille rue
Une vieille rue
$1,952
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Fooding
Fooding
$1,626
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Vers petit socco
Vers petit socco
$1,735
Acrylic painting (73 x 92 cm)
Ellis island
Ellis island
$1,084
Mixed media (80 x 60 cm)
Mouvement n°2
Mouvement n°2
$867
Oil painting (35 x 65 cm)
Déplacement
Déplacement
$2,169
Acrylic painting (130 x 130 cm)
Entre deux
Entre deux
$1,952
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Scène de plage à Arcachon
Scène de plage à Arcachon
$1,084
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Rouge
Rouge
$4,879
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
London 22.09.2017 2.47pm
London 22.09.2017 2.47pm
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Confrontation : on va tomber, on va grandir
Confrontation : on va tomber, on va grandir
$1,626
Acrylic painting (160 x 120 cm)
Nomades
Nomades
$1,084
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Contact
Contact
$1,301
Mixed media (92 x 73 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$1,952
Oil painting (100 x 74 cm)
Sous l'azur
Sous l'azur
$1,355
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
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Learn to rediscover the extraordinary in everyday life through our incredible selection of genre paintings in which KAZoART's artists, acting as astute observers, create paintings depicting scenes of everyday life. Life can offer many magnificent suprises, keep your eyes open!

Renowned genre paintings

Depicting the men and women of the people going about their daily lives in a large format represented a small revolution in the art world in the 15th century. It was with Jan Van Eyck and his famous painting The Arnolfini Portrait that the depiction of personal lives became the main subject of paintings. For Pieter Bruegel, traditional holidays, banquets and hunting scenes became the favoured theme of his vast body of work, emphasizing the cultural and social values of his time (The Hunters in the Snow, The Wedding Dance, The Beggars).

Quentin de Metsys's Money-Lender and his Wife moved away from the simple representation of his era in favour of religious morality. In France, it was not until the 19th century, with painters such as Victor Gabriel Gilbert, that the ordinary and everyday were depicted in genre paintings (Un coin des halles, Les porteurs de viande). Focusing on stylization and pictorial evolution, Pierre Bonnard, with Woman with Black Stockings, and Paul Gauguin, with Ta Matete, joined this group of painters using the commonplace to magnify the genre.

The history of genre paintings

Genre paintings use a pictorial method that stages figures going about their everyday life. Everyday life paintings have existed since Antiquity (eg. Egyptian frescoes of people working in fields), but it was not until the work of Flemish painters in the 15th century that the genre really flourished. Before that, religion was at the heart of artistic production and genre scenes depicting the simple life of a merchant or peasant were simply anecdotal.

Nonetheless, in some religious scenes (for example, the birth of Christ), we do find paintings depicting scenes of everyday life. In the 19th century, genre painting became more popular than any other type of painting with the Realists, with the Impressionists moving in the polar opposite direction of the classification allowed by the Royal Academy. Finally, in the 20th century, everyday life became a key subject for artists such as Edward Hopper, who critiqued the frenetic life of modern man, creating genre scenes depicting a world in which humankind was imbued with profound melancholy and solitude.

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