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Rue piétonne ou l'impasse
Rue piétonne ou l'impasse
$2,366
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Scène de plage à Arcachon
Scène de plage à Arcachon
$1,183
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Evening's return
Evening's return
$1,562
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Offrande
Offrande
$1,420
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Le saxophoniste passionné
Le saxophoniste passionné
$1,136
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Against all odds II
Against all odds II
$5,798
Acrylic painting (110 x 110 cm)
La belle histoire (claude lelouch)
La belle histoire (claude lelouch)
$592
Mixed media (42 x 30 cm)
Bar fly
Bar fly
$2,366
Acrylic painting (64 x 84 cm)
Promenade belle époque
Promenade belle époque
$816
Oil painting (20 x 30 cm)
Double sathonay
Double sathonay
$9,702
Acrylic painting (150 x 130 cm)
Blue kid
Blue kid
$8,164
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Les dés sont jetés
Les dés sont jetés
$1,538
Oil painting (65 x 100 cm)
The doll
The doll
$828
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
Santiago summer
Santiago summer
$473
Mixed media (30 x 48 cm)
Café du lithographe à Paris 75014
Café du lithographe à Paris 75014
$1,182
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Après-clown elie 3
Après-clown elie 3
$651
Acrylic painting (38 x 46 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
$2,307
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
(r)évolution
(r)évolution
$4,260
Oil painting (130 x 195 cm)
Un été à paris-passy
Un été à paris-passy
$556
Acrylic painting (33 x 41 cm)
Tacoma
Tacoma
$947
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Rendez-vous
Rendez-vous
$1,775
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Petite danseuse
Petite danseuse
$1,183
Mixed media (40 x 65 cm)
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
$710
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Confidences
Confidences
$1,479
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Sous l'azur
Sous l'azur
$1,479
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Station bonne-nouvelle
Station bonne-nouvelle
$651
Acrylic painting (21 x 52 cm)
Dans les dunes
Dans les dunes
$2,544
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Night hawks
Night hawks
$1,065
Acrylic painting (40 x 120 cm)
Lost in the flowers
Lost in the flowers
$4,141
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Dancers in the dark 2
Dancers in the dark 2
$1,455
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Tendresse
Tendresse
$2,958
Oil painting (110 x 110 cm)
Real
Real
$3,313
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Celui qui marche
Celui qui marche
$1,065
Acrylic painting (40 x 40 cm)
Voyage
Voyage
$1,302
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
La jardinière au chapeau fleuri
La jardinière au chapeau fleuri
$2,130
Mixed media (73 x 60 cm)
Harmonie
Harmonie
$3,550
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Geisha au paravent
Geisha au paravent
$3,550
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Tranquilles
Tranquilles
$698
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Living, loving and playing golf
Living, loving and playing golf
$4,614
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Regard lié au ciel
Regard lié au ciel
$651
Mixed media (20 x 60 cm)
Vent de sable 3
Vent de sable 3
$639
Acrylic painting (30 x 40 cm)
Demande de mariage
Demande de mariage
$1,775
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Intérieur
Intérieur
$2,071
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$828
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Streetscape
Streetscape
$947
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Nobody’s hero
Nobody’s hero
$3,550
Mixed media (164 x 189 cm)
Reflet du Louvre
Reflet du Louvre
$5,916
Acrylic painting (89 x 116 cm)
La pêche à la nasse (fishing in Vietnam)
La pêche à la nasse (fishing in Vietnam)
$1,183
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Clôture, voiture, toiture
Clôture, voiture, toiture
$828
Oil painting (41 x 62 cm)
Le jardin de mon enfance
Le jardin de mon enfance
$6,626
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Danseuses hip-hop
Danseuses hip-hop
$828
Acrylic painting (85 x 90 cm)
Répétition 5
Répétition 5
$828
Watercolour (40 x 40 cm)
Our summertime
Our summertime
$710
Acrylic painting (42 x 56 cm)
Nonchalance
Nonchalance
$805
Watercolour (21 x 29 cm)
Anche i muri hanno orecchie !
Anche i muri hanno orecchie !
$2,366
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$4,614
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Accroupi blanc et 2 silhouettes au bébé
Accroupi blanc et 2 silhouettes au bébé
$1,302
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Kickboxer
Kickboxer
$473
Acrylic painting (38 x 46 cm)
Key to the century
Key to the century
$5,916
Mixed media (139 x 174 cm)
Réflexion III
Réflexion III
$2,603
Mixed media (120 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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