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Rue montée cristo, marseille, 10h07
Rue montée cristo, marseille, 10h07
$850
Acrylic painting (50 x 60 cm)
Les senteurs du sud
Les senteurs du sud
$9,714
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Lachy
Lachy
$2,914
Oil painting (92 x 65 cm)
Tendresse
Tendresse
$3,279
Oil painting (110 x 110 cm)
Painting to music
Painting to music
$1,943
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Songe d'une nuit d'été
Songe d'une nuit d'été
$2,186
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Nous étions le 18 juin 2022, la maréchaussée était venue avec des renforts...
Nous étions le 18 juin 2022, la maréchaussée était venue avec des renforts...
$3,157
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
10-288
10-288
$1,093
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Rue piétonne ou l'impasse
Rue piétonne ou l'impasse
$2,429
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Sous la brise légère
Sous la brise légère
$15,179
Oil painting (150 x 85 cm)
Dance of the sea serpent
Dance of the sea serpent
$971
Mixed media (70 x 70 cm)
Against all odds II
Against all odds II
$5,950
Acrylic painting (110 x 110 cm)
Like us (1)
Like us (1)
$729
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Encre grattée et gris tricot
Encre grattée et gris tricot
$2,064
Mixed media (65 x 81 cm)
Paradoxal activity 5
Paradoxal activity 5
$911
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Parler
Parler
$1,275
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Jardin du Luxembourg en automne
Jardin du Luxembourg en automne
$2,914
Oil painting (130 x 81 cm)
Nova 3/3
Nova 3/3
$364
Acrylic painting (25 x 25 cm)
Chevalier pôle nord
Chevalier pôle nord
$3,521
Mixed media (120 x 160 cm)
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
$3,036
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect body
$959
Acrylic painting (70 x 50 cm)
Looking for something...
Looking for something...
$425
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Ensemble, 2020
Ensemble, 2020
$2,307
Mixed media (72 x 40 cm)
Empty room (full of memories)
Empty room (full of memories)
$4,493
Acrylic painting (139 x 98 cm)
Un coin d'atelier
Un coin d'atelier
$971
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
Station bonne-nouvelle
Station bonne-nouvelle
$668
Acrylic painting (21 x 52 cm)
Diane au bain
Diane au bain
$680
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Smoker's
Smoker's
$9,593
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
L'etreinte
L'etreinte
$971
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
Rendez-vous au café le Nemours
Rendez-vous au café le Nemours
$4,129
Oil painting (146 x 114 cm)
Jalinna mettait souvent le temps en suspension...
Jalinna mettait souvent le temps en suspension...
$2,307
Mixed media (50 x 100 cm)
Sur les bords du lac
Sur les bords du lac
$2,246
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Le buddleia
Le buddleia
$18,215
Oil painting (162 x 130 cm)
Guardians of kindness
Guardians of kindness
$1,457
Acrylic painting (100 x 65 cm)
Circus performers
Circus performers
$1,700
Acrylic painting (70 x 100 cm)
Hug & kiss
Hug & kiss
$1,093
Acrylic painting (56 x 75 cm)
Quai notre dame a paris
Quai notre dame a paris
$2,429
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Ma bouée rose
Ma bouée rose
$1,943
Mixed media (73 x 92 cm)
Vent de sable 3
Vent de sable 3
$656
Acrylic painting (30 x 40 cm)
La demoiselle du lac
La demoiselle du lac
$2,611
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Nuit chez bob
Nuit chez bob
$2,246
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Dans la lumière insolente du monde...
Dans la lumière insolente du monde...
$1,457
Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
Théâtrale
Théâtrale
$607
Watercolour (22 x 25 cm)
A tous les amoureux, la solitude est-elle dangereuse ?
A tous les amoureux, la solitude est-elle dangereuse ?
$1,214
Mixed media (50 x 40 cm)
Les trois petites filles
Les trois petites filles
$1,032
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
The waitress and the monster
The waitress and the monster
$3,400
Acrylic painting (80 x 60 cm)
La demeure du sage
La demeure du sage
$304
Acrylic painting (42 x 30 cm)
Kyoto taxi
Kyoto taxi
$2,429
Mixed media (66 x 45 cm)
Sans titre n*1900015
Sans titre n*1900015
$753
Acrylic painting (79 x 52 cm)
La voyageuse immobile
La voyageuse immobile
$486
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Personnages sur un plan d'eau
Personnages sur un plan d'eau
$971
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Pictures of heaven and hell
Pictures of heaven and hell
$5,464
Mixed media (188 x 133 cm)
L'enfant au soleil
L'enfant au soleil
$2,611
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Convoitise
Convoitise
$3,036
Oil painting (162 x 97 cm)
Trois passants
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Trois passants
$3,157
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Reflets
Reflets
$1,821
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Femme 5
Femme 5
$510
Mixed media (45 x 38 cm)
L'homme qui marche
L'homme qui marche
$6,922
Mixed media (95 x 130 cm)
Sunday swing
Sunday swing
$5,464
Acrylic painting (90 x 120 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$2,186
Oil painting (100 x 74 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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