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Genre paintings

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!

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Pascal Milcendeau - Tropical
Pascal Milcendeau
Acrylic painting
60 x 60 cm
$1,017
Claire Biette - Belle journée de plein air
Claire Biette
Acrylic painting
60 x 60 cm
Private sale -10%
Sandrine Lemoigne - Oh un margouillat !
Sandrine Lemoigne
Mixed media
40 x 40 cm
$668
Gaëtan de Séguin - J+Bruxelles...
Gaëtan de Séguin
Mixed media
80 x 80 cm
$1,643
db Waterman - YOU OUGHTA KNOW II
db Waterman
Mixed media
48 x 63 cm
$924
Hanna Sidorowicz - Ensemble, 2020
Hanna Sidorowicz
Mixed media
72 x 40 cm
$1,951
Sandrine Lemoigne - Acqua fresca 1
Sandrine Lemoigne
Oil painting
50 x 65 cm
$873
James MacKeown - 18h50
James MacKeown
Oil painting
27 x 35 cm
$1,695
Hildegarde Handsaeme - Detango
Hildegarde Handsaeme
Acrylic painting
76 x 55 cm
$770
Lepeudry - Nature contre villes
Lepeudry
Acrylic painting
42 x 30 cm
$359
Antony Squizzato - Dialogue de sourds
Antony Squizzato
Acrylic painting
49 x 49 cm
$1,541
Jeffery Stride - Porte de l'atelier vers la cuisine
Jeffery Stride
Oil painting
54 x 65 cm
$1,541
Régine Pivier-Attolini  - L'heure bleue
Régine Pivier-Attolini
Oil painting
81 x 100 cm
$1,951
Marylin Cavin - Volutes invisibles
Marylin Cavin
Mixed media
40 x 80 cm
$1,438
Stéphane Cattaneo - Un coin À soi
Stéphane Cattaneo
Mixed media
30 x 40 cm
$462
MAD325 - Sans titre n*1900015 (original 79x52cm)
MAD325
Acrylic painting
79 x 52 cm
$668
Nadine Defer - Espoir de ballerine
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
80 x 70 cm
Private sale -20%
Emilie Pannier (Mia) - Les dés sont jetés
Emilie Pannier (Mia)
Oil painting
65 x 100 cm
Private sale -10%
Khaled Alkhani - Après seulement
Khaled Alkhani
Acrylic painting
46 x 55 cm
$1,643
Agnès Guillon - Le quai
Agnès Guillon
Oil painting
30 x 30 cm
$616
Armel Jullien - Brune ombre
Armel Jullien
Oil painting
90 x 60 cm
$1,746
Wile - Cours lieutaud, Marseille, 10h41
Wile
Acrylic painting
65 x 40 cm
$668
Valérie Auriel - Nous avons cueilli des plantes
Valérie Auriel
Mixed media
50 x 65 cm
$508
Christian DUGArdeyn - Face to face with my ms
Christian DUGArdeyn
Acrylic painting
100 x 150 cm
$1,951
Cécile Duchêne-Malissin - Memento mori
Cécile Duchêne-Malissin
Mixed media
73 x 92 x 2 cm
$1,725
Marylin Cavin - Contre un autre rivage
Marylin Cavin
Acrylic painting
30 x 30 cm
$668
Didier Van Sprengel - L'oncle Hector et la créature du lac
Didier Van Sprengel
Oil painting
50 x 50 cm
Private sale -10%
Cécile Duchêne-Malissin - Jeux d'enfants, le trophée / children's games, the trophy
Cécile Duchêne-Malissin
Acrylic painting
75 x 55 cm
$740
Arthur Djoroukhian - Man
Arthur Djoroukhian
Oil painting
89 x 116 cm
$1,849
db Waterman - Little dancing queen I
db Waterman
Acrylic painting
48 x 63 cm
$924
Valérie Chrétien - Petite danse
Valérie Chrétien
Acrylic painting
46 x 55 cm
$873
Sylvie Julkowski-Egard - Trio gagnant
Sylvie Julkowski-Egard
Acrylic painting
73 x 50 cm
Private sale -20%
Sabine Rusch - African girls
Sabine Rusch
Oil painting
69 x 50 cm
Private sale -50%
Boris Garanger - Stand out
Boris Garanger
Oil painting
100 x 70 cm
$4,108
Alain Rolland - La chambre bleue
Alain Rolland
Oil painting
100 x 81 cm
$2,208
Olivier Boissinot - Jazz, bleu orange
Olivier Boissinot
Oil painting
116 x 89 cm
$2,568
François Pagé - L'oiseau percevait le chant lointain d'une iroquoise...
François Pagé
Oil painting
50 x 50 cm
$1,027
Lepeudry - Réunion
Lepeudry
Mixed media
42 x 30 cm
$257
Christian DUGArdeyn - Retrouvailles
Christian DUGArdeyn
Acrylic painting
100 x 120 cm
$2,054
Barbara Piatti - Tôles ondulées (Tulum, Mexique)
Barbara Piatti
Oil painting
100 x 50 x 2 cm
$3,081
Lucie Lith - Life is miam
Lucie Lith
Mixed media
89 x 116 cm
Private sale -20%
Alain Pontecorvo - Le buddleia
Alain Pontecorvo
Oil painting
162 x 130 cm
$15,406
James MacKeown - Dans la cuisine
James MacKeown
Oil painting
38 x 46 cm
$2,003
Gaëtan de Séguin - J+de gris et de couleurs...
new
Gaëtan de Séguin
Mixed media
80 x 80 x 4 cm
$1,849
Barbara Piatti - Ganga alive
Barbara Piatti
Oil painting
100 x 80 cm
$3,903
Pierre Dessein - The brown city
Pierre Dessein
Oil painting
70 x 70 cm
$822
Jack Dufour - Carnet de voyage - Village de San Gimignano
Jack Dufour
Oil painting
130 x 163 cm
$18,487
Jack Dufour - Correspondance 2
Jack Dufour
Acrylic painting
73 x 100 cm
$7,395
Anne Iris - Plage d'automne
Anne Iris
Acrylic painting
100 x 100 cm
Private sale -20%
Valérie Chrétien - Scène de plage
Valérie Chrétien
Mixed media
80 x 40 cm
$924
MAD325 - Again
MAD325
Acrylic painting
120 x 80 cm
Private sale -10%
François Pagé - Je lui avais demandé de me rapporter les dernières lumières du jour, mon fidèle amour
François Pagé
Mixed media
61 x 38 cm
$1,130
Hanna Sidorowicz - Face à face 2021
Hanna Sidorowicz
Mixed media
61 x 46 cm
$1,643
Marylin Cavin - Passe et pense
Marylin Cavin
Acrylic painting
100 x 100 cm
$3,595
Alain Rolland - Dans les dunes
Alain Rolland
Oil painting
120 x 80 cm
$2,208
Pierre Wuillaume - Sans titre
Pierre Wuillaume
Oil painting
61 x 38 cm
$514
BONSARD - Le berger et son troupeau
BONSARD
Oil painting
60 x 73 cm
$8,217
Alexandra Chauchereau - Tomatis 60f
Alexandra Chauchereau
Mixed media
130 x 97 cm
$2,054
Frank Schroeder - Tales of gods (inside cathedral)
Frank Schroeder
Mixed media
210 x 140 cm
$35,948
Leberloa - Sans titre 1
Leberloa
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
$3,595
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Renowned everyday life 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 everyday life 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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