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Plage d'automne
Plage d'automne
$1,203
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Safari
Safari
$301
Acrylic painting (42 x 30 cm)
Swimming pool-louna 27
Swimming pool-louna 27
$2,526
Oil painting (130 x 80 cm)
Une matinée en hiver
Une matinée en hiver
$2,586
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Double sathonay
Double sathonay
$9,863
Acrylic painting (150 x 130 cm)
Le grand saut
Le grand saut
$6,615
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Marcel
Marcel
$601
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Sans titre serie 8
Sans titre serie 8
$7,578
Acrylic painting (92 x 166 cm)
Diane au bain
Diane au bain
$674
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Kyoto taxi
Kyoto taxi
$2,406
Mixed media (66 x 45 cm)
Point de rencontre
Point de rencontre
$5,052
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Les noces
Les noces
$301
Acrylic painting (42 x 30 cm)
Sans titre (orgia) 8
Sans titre (orgia) 8
$3,608
Oil painting (200 x 160 cm)
Intérieur / extérieur 1
Intérieur / extérieur 1
$4,330
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Scène de café
Scène de café
$1,684
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Ice cream!
Ice cream!
$782
Mixed media (54 x 73 cm)
Nocturne
Nocturne
$1,924
Acrylic painting (90 x 60 cm)
Avant 1
Avant 1
$421
Acrylic painting (25 x 25 cm)
Vers l'infini....
Vers l'infini....
$1,564
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Like us (5)
Like us (5)
$722
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Kate s'était endormie devant ma peinture...
Kate s'était endormie devant ma peinture...
$3,127
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Jeu de mains, jeu de...
Jeu de mains, jeu de...
$601
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
La nostalgie camarade
La nostalgie camarade
$902
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Mère et fille 2
Mère et fille 2
$4,571
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Jeune femme au vieux mur
Jeune femme au vieux mur
$3,368
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Nova 3/3
Nova 3/3
$361
Acrylic painting (25 x 25 cm)
Vers le large
Vers le large
$4,210
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Le petit-déjeuner
Le petit-déjeuner
$1,443
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Plage
Plage
$541
Acrylic painting (36 x 36 cm)
Cerceau
new
Cerceau
$1,022
Mixed media (46 x 54 cm)
Un coin d'atelier
Un coin d'atelier
$962
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
Obsession
Obsession
$1,564
Watercolour (28 x 30 cm)
Slowmotion 3
Slowmotion 3
$1,203
Oil painting (50 x 80 cm)
Donne-moi ta galette
Donne-moi ta galette
$734
Mixed media (60 x 73 cm)
(r)évolution
(r)évolution
$4,330
Oil painting (130 x 195 cm)
Un moment décontracté
Un moment décontracté
$3,248
Acrylic painting (120 x 100 cm)
Clôture, voiture, toiture
Clôture, voiture, toiture
$842
Oil painting (41 x 62 cm)
Too much love
new
Too much love
$962
Oil painting (25 x 25 cm)
Rigolards
Rigolards
$2,526
Acrylic painting (115 x 75 cm)
Sur le drap de bain blanc 4651
Sur le drap de bain blanc 4651
$1,443
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
Don't jump
Don't jump
$950
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Femme 5
Femme 5
$505
Mixed media (45 x 38 cm)
Plage 4
Plage 4
$589
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Highway
Highway
$662
Acrylic painting (46 x 36 cm)
Trois, 2019
Trois, 2019
$1,323
Acrylic painting (40 x 40 cm)
Le harpon
Le harpon
$1,083
Acrylic painting (68 x 71 cm)
Sur le transat
Sur le transat
$1,804
Mixed media (60 x 30 cm)
Balançoire
Balançoire
$625
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$2,165
Oil painting (100 x 74 cm)
Piétons
Piétons
$722
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Quai notre dame a paris
Quai notre dame a paris
$2,406
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Vitraux 2
Vitraux 2
$722
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
Deux barman
Deux barman
$3,127
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sans mot dire
Sans mot dire
$3,368
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Ballon orange
new
Ballon orange
$1,022
Mixed media (46 x 54 cm)
La mane
La mane
$19,245
Mixed media (160 x 180 cm)
Konexioa
Konexioa
$2,646
Acrylic painting (50 x 60 cm)
Geisha au paravent
Geisha au paravent
$2,406
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Jardin du Luxembourg en automne
Jardin du Luxembourg en automne
$2,887
Oil painting (130 x 81 cm)
Le buddleia
Le buddleia
$18,042
Oil painting (162 x 130 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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