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Jeu d'enfance
Jeu d'enfance
$3,368
Acrylic painting (100 x 80 cm)
Après seulement
Après seulement
$2,285
Acrylic painting (46 x 55 cm)
Altered states 27
Altered states 27
$1,804
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Guardians of kindness
Guardians of kindness
$1,443
Acrylic painting (100 x 65 cm)
Vers l'infini....
Vers l'infini....
$1,564
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Nuit chez bob
Nuit chez bob
$2,225
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
10-288
10-288
$1,083
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Réunion religieuse
new
Réunion religieuse
$361
Mixed media (42 x 30 cm)
Dancers in the dark 2
Dancers in the dark 2
$1,479
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Un jour parmi d'autres II
Un jour parmi d'autres II
$1,323
Mixed media (60 x 73 cm)
L'enfant et le bateau
L'enfant et le bateau
$782
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Nonchalance
Nonchalance
$818
Watercolour (21 x 29 cm)
Encre grattée et gris tricot
Encre grattée et gris tricot
$2,045
Mixed media (65 x 81 cm)
Body and soul
Body and soul
$481
Mixed media (20 x 20 cm)
Dans le parc
Dans le parc
$2,586
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Le parasol bleu
Le parasol bleu
$2,406
Oil painting (85 x 70 cm)
Marchands ambulants
Marchands ambulants
$1,022
Mixed media (46 x 54 cm)
Les deux magots
Les deux magots
$2,406
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Flower power
Flower power
$5,413
Mixed media (120 x 80 cm)
Line up
new
Line up
$8,420
Oil painting (130 x 98 cm)
Paradoxal activity 5
Paradoxal activity 5
$902
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
En attendant wexler
En attendant wexler
$28,867
Oil painting (150 x 130 cm)
Nova 68
new
Nova 68
$601
Acrylic painting (25 x 25 cm)
L'homme qui marche
L'homme qui marche
$6,856
Mixed media (95 x 130 cm)
Jalinna mettait souvent le temps en suspension...
Jalinna mettait souvent le temps en suspension...
$2,285
Mixed media (50 x 100 cm)
Foule 11
Foule 11
$1,924
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Les trois petites filles
Les trois petites filles
$1,022
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Paysage
Paysage
$7,217
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
The waitress and the monster
The waitress and the monster
$3,368
Acrylic painting (80 x 60 cm)
Toi ou toi ?..
Toi ou toi ?..
$3,608
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Garçon face au mur
Garçon face au mur
$3,368
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Safari
Safari
$301
Acrylic painting (42 x 30 cm)
Bruxelles
Bruxelles
$1,443
Acrylic painting (115 x 75 cm)
Répétition 6
Répétition 6
$842
Watercolour (40 x 40 cm)
Parler
Parler
$1,263
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Dans la nuit
Dans la nuit
$1,924
Oil painting (46 x 37 cm)
Mouvement n°2
Mouvement n°2
$962
Oil painting (35 x 65 cm)
Vitraux 2
Vitraux 2
$1,804
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Line up 4
new
Line up 4
$6,014
Oil painting (150 x 50 cm)
Lachy
Lachy
$2,887
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Dark Dagda
Dark Dagda
$3,007
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
En terrasse
En terrasse
$962
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Chef b
Chef b
$2,646
Oil painting (115 x 81 cm)
Regent street
Regent street
$3,488
Oil painting (90 x 60 cm)
La patience
La patience
$1,985
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Carnaval
Carnaval
$3,368
Oil painting (97 x 146 cm)
New oldsmobile 1959
New oldsmobile 1959
$902
Oil painting (30 x 20 cm)
Altered states 31
Altered states 31
$1,479
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Rendez-vous au café le Nemours
Rendez-vous au café le Nemours
$4,090
Oil painting (146 x 114 cm)
Deux penchés
Deux penchés
$1,203
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Slowmotion 3
Slowmotion 3
$1,203
Oil painting (50 x 80 cm)
Diane chevauchant
Diane chevauchant
$842
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Dans l'arène 4643
Dans l'arène 4643
$2,165
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Mère et fille 2
Mère et fille 2
$4,571
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Baigneuses au ballon rouge
Baigneuses au ballon rouge
$962
Acrylic painting (73 x 60 cm)
(r)évolution
(r)évolution
$4,330
Oil painting (130 x 195 cm)
De l'intérieur
De l'intérieur
$2,887
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Reflets
Reflets
$1,804
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sous la brise légère
Sous la brise légère
$15,035
Oil painting (150 x 85 cm)
En mouvement
En mouvement
$457
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)

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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