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Donne-moi ta galette
Donne-moi ta galette
$827
Mixed media (60 x 73 cm)
Quetzalcòatl - Mexique
Quetzalcòatl - Mexique
$3,546
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Espoir de ballerine
Espoir de ballerine
$1,773
Mixed media (80 x 70 cm)
À perte de ciel
À perte de ciel
$1,655
Mixed media (60 x 60 cm)
Equilibre
Equilibre
$1,950
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Conciliabule
Conciliabule
$532
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Intérieur
Intérieur
$2,068
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Au pont des invalides
Au pont des invalides
$5,791
Mixed media (85 x 130 cm)
Intérieur / extérieur 1
Intérieur / extérieur 1
$4,255
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Splash!
Splash!
$827
Mixed media (65 x 50 cm)
Encre grattée et plis
Encre grattée et plis
$2,482
Mixed media (81 x 100 cm)
Dionysos
Dionysos
$2,246
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
Roland garros
Roland garros
$1,536
Acrylic painting (116 x 89 cm)
Real
Real
$2,955
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Le buddleia
Le buddleia
$17,728
Oil painting (162 x 130 cm)
Le sac vert 3270
Le sac vert 3270
$1,182
Oil painting (46 x 38 cm)
Le danseur à l'oiseau
Le danseur à l'oiseau
$1,005
Mixed media (60 x 60 cm)
Bags 4
Bags 4
$1,418
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Descente
Descente
$567
Oil painting (55 x 38 cm)
Castor chantonnait sur son cheval « all things remain in god ».
Castor chantonnait sur son cheval « all things remain in god ».
$2,364
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
La petite fille et la mer
La petite fille et la mer
$2,541
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Duo noir et blanc 5
Duo noir et blanc 5
$709
Mixed media (52 x 39 cm)
Clôture, voiture, toiture
Clôture, voiture, toiture
$827
Oil painting (41 x 62 cm)
Empty room (full of memories)
Empty room (full of memories)
$4,373
Acrylic painting (139 x 98 cm)
Don't jump
Don't jump
$934
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Anche i muri hanno orecchie !
Anche i muri hanno orecchie !
$2,364
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Le petit-déjeuner
Le petit-déjeuner
$1,418
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
New oldsmobile 1958
New oldsmobile 1958
$1,418
Oil painting (60 x 40 cm)
Le bilan
Le bilan
$14,183
Mixed media (120 x 150 cm)
Taureau vif
Taureau vif
$355
Acrylic painting (42 x 30 cm)
Dear
Dear
$3,309
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Dans la nuit
Dans la nuit
$1,891
Oil painting (46 x 37 cm)
"soleil noir"
"soleil noir"
$1,773
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Retrouvailles
Retrouvailles
$2,364
Acrylic painting (100 x 120 cm)
Evening's return
Evening's return
$1,560
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Départ
Départ
$946
Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
En attendant wexler
En attendant wexler
$28,365
Oil painting (150 x 130 cm)
La forêt
La forêt
$2,364
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Carrousel
Carrousel
$2,364
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Couple
Couple
$473
Mixed media (24 x 34 cm)
Aplaudissements
Aplaudissements
$2,837
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Unmasked
Unmasked
$5,909
Acrylic painting (100 x 60 cm)
Paysage
Paysage
$7,091
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Le temps de la danse
Le temps de la danse
$2,600
Acrylic painting (130 x 90 cm)
Wave n°12
Wave n°12
$7,682
Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
Un dimanche au bord de la rivière
Un dimanche au bord de la rivière
$1,241
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Le garçon rose
Le garçon rose
$1,005
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
Rings
Rings
$3,309
Oil painting (74 x 60 cm)
The brown city
The brown city
$946
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Garçon face au mur
Garçon face au mur
$3,309
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Chemin
Chemin
$1,182
Watercolour (24 x 32 cm)
L'amour, toujours
L'amour, toujours
$1,773
Mixed media (100 x 70 cm)
I want you call my
I want you call my
$934
Acrylic painting (100 x 70 cm)
Elle a vu tant de toi
Elle a vu tant de toi
$2,246
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
Nappe
Nappe
$11,819
Mixed media (130 x 162 cm)
En marche
En marche
$4,964
Acrylic painting (40 x 50 cm)
Texaco 3
Texaco 3
$1,182
Acrylic painting (70 x 47 cm)
Chewin gum
Chewin gum
$827
Acrylic painting (61 x 50 cm)
Now and for ever
Now and for ever
$5,791
Acrylic painting (70 x 70 cm)
Homme dans fauteuil et canari
Homme dans fauteuil et canari
$3,782
Mixed media (94 x 130 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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