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La skieuse
La skieuse
$2,060
Mixed media (95 x 95 cm)
Le temps de vivre
Le temps de vivre
$1,694
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Avant, 7
Avant, 7
$531
Acrylic painting (35 x 35 cm)
Plage bleue et rouge
Plage bleue et rouge
$1,129
Acrylic painting (90 x 90 cm)
Nuit chez bob
Nuit chez bob
$2,089
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Comme Jimi
Comme Jimi
$1,242
Oil painting (73 x 54 cm)
Voyage
Voyage
$1,242
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
La robe blanche
La robe blanche
$1,242
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Station bonne-nouvelle
Station bonne-nouvelle
$621
Acrylic painting (21 x 52 cm)
Au feu rouge.
Au feu rouge.
$1,355
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Confinement
Confinement
$1,355
Acrylic painting (120 x 40 cm)
Avant 8
Avant 8
$418
Acrylic painting (16 x 16 cm)
Carrousel
Carrousel
$2,258
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Jalinna mettait souvent le temps en suspension...
Jalinna mettait souvent le temps en suspension...
$2,145
Mixed media (50 x 100 cm)
Life is miam
Life is miam
$3,161
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
Encre grattée et gris tricot
Encre grattée et gris tricot
$1,919
Mixed media (65 x 81 cm)
Evening's return
Evening's return
$1,490
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Migrations 02
Migrations 02
$1,355
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Songe d'une nuit d'été
Songe d'une nuit d'été
$2,032
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Vent de sable 3
Vent de sable 3
$610
Acrylic painting (30 x 40 cm)
Urban 2
Urban 2
$2,032
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Les mots
Les mots
$282
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
To move mountains
To move mountains
$960
Mixed media (63 x 48 cm)
Times like these
Times like these
$960
Mixed media (63 x 48 cm)
Scene 106
Scene 106
-10% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (24 x 35 cm)
Malala Yousafzai & Rosa Parks
Malala Yousafzai & Rosa Parks
$655
Mixed media (60 x 57 cm)
Safari
Safari
$215
Acrylic painting (42 x 30 cm)
Etude, 2020
Etude, 2020
$3,161
Acrylic painting (100 x 50 cm)
Famille 2020
Famille 2020
$2,484
Mixed media (74 x 60 cm)
Encre grattée et casquette carmin
Encre grattée et casquette carmin
$2,145
Mixed media (65 x 92 cm)
Dark Dagda
Dark Dagda
$2,823
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$790
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
Confrontation
Confrontation
$1,806
Mixed media (100 x 80 cm)
La prochaine découverte
new
La prochaine découverte
$11,177
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Got nowhere fast
Got nowhere fast
$903
Acrylic painting (70 x 100 cm)
Les noces
Les noces
$215
Acrylic painting (42 x 30 cm)
Le fil du temps
Le fil du temps
$768
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
Encre grattée et tennis
Encre grattée et tennis
$2,145
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Introspection
Introspection
$847
Watercolour (24 x 32 cm)
Les senteurs du sud
Les senteurs du sud
$9,032
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Clôture, voiture, toiture
Clôture, voiture, toiture
$790
Oil painting (41 x 62 cm)
Au loin
Au loin
$1,355
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Le mur jaune III
Le mur jaune III
$565
Acrylic painting (31 x 42 cm)
Sitting
Sitting
$1,016
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Les filles sur la plage
Les filles sur la plage
$1,806
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Once upon a time
Once upon a time
$960
Mixed media (63 x 48 cm)
L'aube des reines
Emmaus Int'l Sale
L'aube des reines
$508
Mixed media (61 x 46 cm)
Texaco 3
Texaco 3
$790
Acrylic painting (70 x 47 cm)
Rosa parks
Rosa parks
$994
Mixed media (70 x 50 cm)
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
$756
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Liens 07
Liens 07
$565
Acrylic painting (66 x 53 cm)
La cascade
La cascade
$1,185
Oil painting (65 x 102 cm)
Tout en rouge
Tout en rouge
$429
Acrylic painting (20 x 20 cm)
Ensemble, 2020
Ensemble, 2020
$1,468
Acrylic painting (46 x 38 cm)
Reflets
Reflets
$1,694
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Altered states 31
Altered states 31
$1,389
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
The green pond
The green pond
$960
Mixed media (63 x 48 cm)
Parade des lutteurs sénégalais
Parade des lutteurs sénégalais
$790
Mixed media (107 x 63 cm)
Demande de mariage
Demande de mariage
-10% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Scènes urbaines réf : 1159
Scènes urbaines réf : 1159
$282
Mixed media (24 x 24 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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