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Maussade
Maussade
$2,272
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Against all odds II
Against all odds II
$5,860
Acrylic painting (110 x 110 cm)
I know it's over
I know it's over
$1,435
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Mains croisées
Mains croisées
$718
Acrylic painting (80 x 60 cm)
Double sathonay
Double sathonay
$9,807
Acrylic painting (150 x 130 cm)
Marcel
Marcel
$598
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Station bonne-nouvelle
Station bonne-nouvelle
$658
Acrylic painting (21 x 52 cm)
Face to face with my ms
Face to face with my ms
$2,272
Acrylic painting (100 x 150 cm)
François, pliez votre chevalet le temps se couvre, rentrons !
François, pliez votre chevalet le temps se couvre, rentrons !
$3,109
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Monopoly
Monopoly
$1,794
Acrylic painting (115 x 75 cm)
Geisha au paravent
Geisha au paravent
$2,392
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Conversation
Conversation
$2,153
Oil painting (116 x 73 cm)
Les marchands
Les marchands
$1,973
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Balançoire
Balançoire
$622
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Chloé
Chloé
$1,615
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Scène de plage à Arcachon
Scène de plage à Arcachon
$1,196
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Too much love
Too much love
$957
Oil painting (32 x 32 cm)
La mane
La mane
$19,135
Mixed media (160 x 180 cm)
Breakfast at christ chruch college
Breakfast at christ chruch college
$909
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
Harmonie
Harmonie
$3,588
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Etude, 2020
Etude, 2020
$3,349
Acrylic painting (100 x 50 cm)
Reflet du Louvre
Reflet du Louvre
$5,980
Acrylic painting (89 x 116 cm)
Again
Again
$945
Acrylic painting (120 x 80 cm)
Sou la pluie
Sou la pluie
$1,555
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Foule fluo
Foule fluo
$1,435
Mixed media (100 x 70 cm)
Café Esmeralda
Café Esmeralda
$598
Oil painting (27 x 41 cm)
Série les ménines - n°2
Série les ménines - n°2
$478
Acrylic painting (30 x 40 cm)
Dark Dagda
Dark Dagda
$2,990
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Dance of the sea serpent
Dance of the sea serpent
$957
Mixed media (70 x 70 cm)
La famille beige
La famille beige
$586
Acrylic painting (40 x 30 cm)
La tartine
La tartine
$7,774
Oil painting (64 x 92 cm)
Avant 1
Avant 1
$419
Acrylic painting (25 x 25 cm)
Eclosion
Eclosion
$1,196
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Bibliothèque de lénine
Bibliothèque de lénine
$2,990
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Plage 4
Plage 4
$586
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Dans les dunes
Dans les dunes
$2,571
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$897
Oil painting (80 x 40 cm)
Swimming pool-louna 27
Swimming pool-louna 27
$2,511
Oil painting (130 x 80 cm)
Arcachon
Arcachon
$718
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Le trac
Le trac
$837
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Sur les ailes de l'enfance
Sur les ailes de l'enfance
$1,196
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
La jardinière au chapeau fleuri
La jardinière au chapeau fleuri
$2,153
Mixed media (73 x 60 cm)
Mouvement n°2
Mouvement n°2
$957
Oil painting (35 x 65 cm)
Dear
Dear
$3,349
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
La belle histoire (claude lelouch)
La belle histoire (claude lelouch)
$598
Mixed media (42 x 30 cm)
Scène de vie
Scène de vie
$538
Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
Foules 4
Foules 4
$598
Acrylic painting (50 x 40 cm)
Something wonderful 3
Something wonderful 3
$1,674
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les prisons inconscientes
Les prisons inconscientes
$1,256
Mixed media (54 x 65 cm)
Dans une rue pietonne
Dans une rue pietonne
$1,973
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
De l'intérieur
De l'intérieur
$2,870
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
La violoniste
La violoniste
$2,153
Mixed media (73 x 100 cm)
Danse around the world
Danse around the world
$2,153
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Eté indien
Eté indien
$718
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Manon
Manon
$2,990
Oil painting (90 x 70 cm)
Kate s'était endormie devant ma peinture...
Kate s'était endormie devant ma peinture...
$3,109
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Les dés sont jetés
Les dés sont jetés
$1,555
Oil painting (65 x 100 cm)
Couple
Couple
$478
Mixed media (24 x 34 cm)
Paysage
Paysage
$7,176
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Dans la lumière
Dans la lumière
$2,386
Oil painting (80 x 128 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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