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La voyageuse immobile
La voyageuse immobile
$485
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Store rouge
Store rouge
$3,397
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sou la pluie
Sou la pluie
$1,577
Oil painting (116 x 81 cm)
Again
Again
$958
Acrylic painting (120 x 80 cm)
Après-clown elie 3
Après-clown elie 3
$667
Acrylic painting (38 x 46 cm)
Le buddleia
Le buddleia
$18,198
Oil painting (162 x 130 cm)
Sitting
Sitting
$1,092
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
La forêt
La forêt
$2,426
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vers le large
Vers le large
$4,246
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
L'enfant au soleil
L'enfant au soleil
$2,608
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Entre deux
Entre deux
$2,184
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Konexioa
Konexioa
$2,669
Acrylic painting (50 x 60 cm)
Un coin À soi
Un coin À soi
$546
Mixed media (30 x 40 cm)
Promenade d'été
Promenade d'été
$461
Acrylic painting (20 x 20 cm)
1001 nights
1001 nights
$6,066
Mixed media (150 x 96 cm)
Bar fly
Bar fly
$2,426
Acrylic painting (64 x 84 cm)
Shakara
Shakara
$1,577
Acrylic painting (50 x 100 cm)
L'eau
L'eau
$3,154
Oil painting (90 x 125 cm)
Living, loving and playing golf
Living, loving and playing golf
$4,731
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Danseuses hip-hop
Danseuses hip-hop
$849
Acrylic painting (85 x 90 cm)
La violoniste
La violoniste
$2,305
Mixed media (73 x 100 cm)
15 janvier 64
15 janvier 64
$3,397
Oil painting (119 x 122 cm)
Jalinna mettait souvent le temps en suspension...
Jalinna mettait souvent le temps en suspension...
$2,305
Mixed media (50 x 100 cm)
The waitress and the monster
The waitress and the monster
$3,397
Acrylic painting (80 x 60 cm)
Vitraux 2
Vitraux 2
$971
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
L'amour, toujours
L'amour, toujours
$1,820
Mixed media (100 x 70 cm)
Littribut
Littribut
$4,853
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Inès 2
Inès 2
$4,246
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Diane à la fenêtre
Diane à la fenêtre
$849
Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
A tous les amoureux, la solitude est-elle dangereuse ?
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A tous les amoureux, la solitude est-elle dangereuse ?
$1,213
Mixed media (50 x 40 cm)
Tranquilles
Tranquilles
$716
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
La demoiselle en forêt
La demoiselle en forêt
$4,671
Oil painting (195 x 130 cm)
Breakfast at christ chruch college
Breakfast at christ chruch college
$922
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
Nocturne
Nocturne
$1,941
Acrylic painting (90 x 60 cm)
Où est le coronavirus ? (œuvres 2020)
Où est le coronavirus ? (œuvres 2020)
$4,853
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La foule
La foule
$303
Watercolour (20 x 35 cm)
Safari
Safari
$303
Acrylic painting (42 x 30 cm)
Courte pause 15
Courte pause 15
$485
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
Entrez dans la danse !
Entrez dans la danse !
$2,184
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
L'ogresse
L'ogresse
$740
Mixed media (60 x 73 cm)
Minotaure
Minotaure
$8,492
Oil painting (182 x 130 cm)
Enfant à la fête
Enfant à la fête
$3,215
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
Empty room (full of memories)
Empty room (full of memories)
$4,489
Acrylic painting (139 x 98 cm)
Séduction
Séduction
$2,305
Acrylic painting (150 x 100 cm)
Le petit-déjeuner
Le petit-déjeuner
$1,456
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Terre de feu
Terre de feu
$2,669
Acrylic painting (100 x 50 cm)
Aplaudissements
Aplaudissements
$2,912
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Intérieur
Intérieur
$2,123
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Rue de la Harpe
Rue de la Harpe
$1,698
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Parade des lutteurs sénégalais
Parade des lutteurs sénégalais
$849
Mixed media (107 x 63 cm)
El toro
El toro
$958
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Ice cream!
Ice cream!
$789
Mixed media (54 x 73 cm)
Smoooking
Smoooking
$849
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Le buveur
Le buveur
$6,915
Mixed media (95 x 130 cm)
Contraste
Contraste
$1,153
Acrylic painting (61 x 46 cm)
Dans l'arène 4643
new
Dans l'arène 4643
$2,184
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
La famille beige
La famille beige
$789
Acrylic painting (40 x 30 cm)
Garçon face au mur
Garçon face au mur
$3,397
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Garden recalled 3
Garden recalled 3
$1,092
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
La demoiselle du lac
La demoiselle du lac
$2,608
Oil painting (81 x 100 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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