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La liseuse 6
La liseuse 6
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Acrylic painting (100 x 81 cm)
I'm a supergirl
I'm a supergirl
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Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
911 condensed, blue version
911 condensed, blue version
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Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Mickey is in love in New York
Mickey is in love in New York
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Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Le curieux
Le curieux
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Mixed media (45 x 45 cm)
En route
En route
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Acrylic painting (40 x 40 cm)
Femme aux fleurs
Femme aux fleurs
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Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
Foule 10
Foule 10
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Mixed media (90 x 90 cm)
We are friend
We are friend
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Acrylic painting (40 x 40 cm)
Ardoises
Ardoises
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Acrylic painting (41 x 33 cm)
Vite
Vite
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Mixed media (40 x 100 cm)
A deux c'est mieux
A deux c'est mieux
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Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Brise marine
Brise marine
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Acrylic painting (40 x 80 cm)
Hip hop 2
Hip hop 2
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Mixed media (120 x 120 cm)
Poppies
Poppies
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Mixed media (20 x 30 cm)
Stop au harcèlement
Stop au harcèlement
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Acrylic painting (120 x 180 cm)
Tous en chemin
Tous en chemin
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Acrylic painting (100 x 50 cm)
Ecouter
Ecouter
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Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
Sous l'arbre
Sous l'arbre
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Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Dimanche
Dimanche
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Acrylic painting (92 x 60 cm)
Jazz times square
Jazz times square
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Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Battements
Battements
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Mixed media (100 x 120 cm)
14-18
14-18
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Mixed media (60 x 80 cm)
Leonardo Dicaprio, Margot Robbie, the Wolf of Wall Street
Leonardo Dicaprio, Margot Robbie, the Wolf of Wall Street
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Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Je te veux comme une princesse
Je te veux comme une princesse
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Acrylic painting (20 x 20 cm)
Singin’ in the rain
Singin’ in the rain
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Acrylic painting (18 x 24 cm)
Chic sixties
Chic sixties
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Mixed media (19 x 19 cm)
Round midnight
Round midnight
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Acrylic painting (46 x 55 cm)
Chien et fillette
Chien et fillette
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Oil painting (27 x 35 cm)
Démocrates
Démocrates
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Acrylic painting (100 x 80 cm)
10ans qu'ils ne s'étaient pas revus, il n'y eut aucune parole.....
10ans qu'ils ne s'étaient pas revus, il n'y eut aucune parole.....
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Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
La plage 2
La plage 2
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Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Viens
Viens
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Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
Mind
Mind
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Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Sirène 2
Sirène 2
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Mixed media (100 x 130 cm)
Rami (petit monde de barbara)
Rami (petit monde de barbara)
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Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Famous saxophonist
Famous saxophonist
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Oil painting (40 x 120 cm)
I love you too
I love you too
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Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Partager ses rêves
Partager ses rêves
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Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Les chercheuses de cartes
Les chercheuses de cartes
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Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
Woman in love (Inde, Varanasi)
Woman in love (Inde, Varanasi)
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Oil painting (40 x 50 cm)
Lourdeurs
Lourdeurs
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Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Loin mais si près
Loin mais si près
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Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Les mots
Les mots
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Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Je t'avais vue apparaître dans un reflet dansant...
Je t'avais vue apparaître dans un reflet dansant...
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Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Deux 2
Deux 2
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Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Fleurs blanches
Fleurs blanches
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Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
Ne plus parler, ne plus toucher, juste ressentir...
Ne plus parler, ne plus toucher, juste ressentir...
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Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
La confiance
La confiance
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Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Replis
Replis
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Mixed media (61 x 91 cm)
D'un amour à l'autre... la vie...
D'un amour à l'autre... la vie...
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Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Réunion d'amis
Réunion d'amis
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Acrylic painting (40 x 80 cm)
La plage
La plage
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Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Life goes on
Life goes on
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Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
La fille à la robe blanche... (série : En scène 2019)
La fille à la robe blanche... (série : En scène 2019)
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Mixed media (50 x 100 cm)
Coeur chaud
Coeur chaud
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Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
La place que tu occupes
La place que tu occupes
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Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Jours de pluvie
Jours de pluvie
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Acrylic painting (120 x 120 cm)
Grand jazzman
Grand jazzman
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Oil painting (40 x 120 cm)
Embarquement
Embarquement
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Mixed media (70 x 70 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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