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Regent street
Regent street
$3,725
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
Bar St. André
Bar St. André
$767
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Taxi jaune
Taxi jaune
$1,315
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Offrande
Offrande
$1,315
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Silent suits
Silent suits
$657
Mixed media (42 x 55 cm)
La liseuse 7
La liseuse 7
$2,191
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
L'ogresse
L'ogresse
$668
Mixed media (60 x 73 cm)
The school burnt down
The school burnt down
-10% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
L'amour, toujours
L'amour, toujours
$1,643
Mixed media (100 x 70 cm)
Nuit chez bob
Nuit chez bob
$2,027
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Altered states 31
Altered states 31
$1,348
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Asphalte
Asphalte
-30% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$1,096
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Une lumière sur mon chemin
Une lumière sur mon chemin
$1,315
Acrylic painting (100 x 50 cm)
Sunday swing
Sunday swing
$4,930
Acrylic painting (90 x 120 cm)
Maternity
Maternity
$1,643
Acrylic painting (120 x 160 cm)
Fooding
Fooding
$1,643
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Boris and the golden pig
Boris and the golden pig
$4,492
Oil painting (76 x 100 cm)
Trois, 2019
Trois, 2019
$1,205
Acrylic painting (40 x 40 cm)
Sous l'azur
Sous l'azur
$1,370
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Donne-moi ta galette
Donne-moi ta galette
$668
Mixed media (60 x 73 cm)
Time for lunch
Time for lunch
$1,643
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$767
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Juliet of the spirits
Juliet of the spirits
$3,944
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Intérieur
Intérieur
$1,917
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Guardians of kindness
Guardians of kindness
$1,315
Acrylic painting (100 x 65 cm)
The doll
The doll
-20% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
Frozen II
Frozen II
$5,368
Acrylic painting (110 x 110 cm)
Face to face with my ms
Face to face with my ms
$1,643
Acrylic painting (100 x 150 cm)
Un parfum de Florence
Un parfum de Florence
$274
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Les filles sur la plage
Les filles sur la plage
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
London 22.09.2017 2.47pm
London 22.09.2017 2.47pm
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Stay home
new
Stay home
$3,068
Mixed media (100 x 130 cm)
This way
This way
$318
Mixed media (41 x 31 cm)
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Plage bleue et rouge
Plage bleue et rouge
$1,096
Acrylic painting (90 x 90 cm)
Derrière ses lèvres closes
Derrière ses lèvres closes
-30% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Souvenir en rouge et vert
Souvenir en rouge et vert
$931
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Scene 106
Scene 106
$767
Acrylic painting (24 x 35 cm)
Mouvement n°2
Mouvement n°2
$876
Oil painting (35 x 65 cm)
La skieuse
La skieuse
$1,999
Mixed media (95 x 95 cm)
Wind in my heart
Wind in my heart
$986
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Personnages sur un plan d'eau
Personnages sur un plan d'eau
$876
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Déplacement
Déplacement
$2,191
Acrylic painting (130 x 130 cm)
Sitting
Sitting
-20% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Au loin
Au loin
$1,315
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Encre grattée et gris tricot
Encre grattée et gris tricot
$1,863
Mixed media (65 x 81 cm)
Nova 2/9
Nova 2/9
$219
Acrylic painting (19 x 19 cm)
Tacoma
Tacoma
$876
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Migrations 02
Migrations 02
$931
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Foule 11
Foule 11
$1,972
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Scene 116
Scene 116
$986
Acrylic painting (27 x 41 cm)
Le meilleur endroit du monde
new
Le meilleur endroit du monde
$1,972
Acrylic painting (100 x 81 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Promenade belle époque
Promenade belle époque
$657
Oil painting (20 x 30 cm)
Le liseur 4
Le liseur 4
$2,191
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Voyage
Voyage
$1,205
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Pères et fils
Pères et fils
$3,177
Mixed media (120 x 160 cm)
Highway
Highway
$603
Acrylic painting (46 x 36 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$1,972
Oil painting (100 x 74 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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