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Western
Western
$601
Acrylic painting (21 x 33 cm)
El toro
El toro
$950
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Like us (2)
Like us (2)
$722
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Chemin
Chemin
$1,203
Watercolour (24 x 32 cm)
Convoitise
Convoitise
$3,007
Oil painting (162 x 97 cm)
Stand out
Stand out
$4,811
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$2,165
Oil painting (100 x 74 cm)
Mouvement 2014 - 2
Mouvement 2014 - 2
$7,217
Mixed media (150 x 150 cm)
Jour de fête
Jour de fête
$722
Oil painting (33 x 42 cm)
Réflexion III
Réflexion III
$2,646
Mixed media (120 x 100 cm)
Nomades
Nomades
$1,924
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le paris roubaix
Le paris roubaix
$1,155
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
A tous les amoureux, la solitude est-elle dangereuse ?
A tous les amoureux, la solitude est-elle dangereuse ?
$1,203
Mixed media (50 x 40 cm)
La cueillette
La cueillette
$1,504
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
New oldsmobile 1959
New oldsmobile 1959
$902
Oil painting (30 x 20 cm)
Deux barman
Deux barman
$3,127
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Un jour parmi d'autres II
Un jour parmi d'autres II
$1,323
Mixed media (60 x 73 cm)
Promenade
Promenade
$902
Watercolour (32 x 24 cm)
The doll
The doll
$842
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
Conciliabule
Conciliabule
$541
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Chloé
Chloé
$1,624
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Tranquilles
Tranquilles
$710
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Wave n°12
Wave n°12
$7,818
Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)
Carnaval
Carnaval
$3,368
Oil painting (97 x 146 cm)
Foules 11
Foules 11
$1,203
Acrylic painting (100 x 70 cm)
Métro-station gleisdreieck, berlin 1979
Métro-station gleisdreieck, berlin 1979
$7,217
Oil painting (150 x 90 cm)
Mains croisées
Mains croisées
$722
Acrylic painting (80 x 60 cm)
Dans la nuit
Dans la nuit
$1,924
Oil painting (46 x 37 cm)
Eté indien
Eté indien
$722
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Vers petit socco
Vers petit socco
$1,744
Acrylic painting (73 x 92 cm)
Jumping jill flash
Jumping jill flash
$7,097
Mixed media (85 x 130 cm)
Répétition 5
Répétition 5
$842
Watercolour (40 x 40 cm)
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
Berlin 2 10 17 4 50pm
$3,007
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Les dés sont jetés
Les dés sont jetés
$1,564
Oil painting (65 x 100 cm)
Anche i muri hanno orecchie !
Anche i muri hanno orecchie !
$2,406
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Confrontation
Confrontation
$1,684
Mixed media (100 x 80 cm)
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
Jour de marché à saint-rémy de provence
$902
Oil painting (33 x 41 cm)
Boubou
Boubou
$1,083
Acrylic painting (115 x 75 cm)
Sur les bords du lac
Sur les bords du lac
$2,225
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Nova 3/3
Nova 3/3
$361
Acrylic painting (25 x 25 cm)
Ballon orange
Ballon orange
$1,022
Mixed media (46 x 54 cm)
Vers le large
Vers le large
$4,210
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
15 janvier 64
15 janvier 64
$3,368
Oil painting (119 x 122 cm)
La correspondance
La correspondance
$4,811
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
L’instant où okuni dit à castor...
L’instant où okuni dit à castor...
$2,285
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Une pause estivale
Une pause estivale
$1,684
Oil painting (60 x 92 cm)
Jazz trio, vert orange
Jazz trio, vert orange
$2,646
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Donne-moi ta galette
Donne-moi ta galette
$734
Mixed media (60 x 73 cm)
Nova a7
Nova a7
$601
Mixed media (36 x 36 cm)
Store rouge
Store rouge
$3,127
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Curiosité d'enfance
Curiosité d'enfance
$2,646
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Love me safe
Love me safe
$902
Mixed media (60 x 73 cm)
Foule fluo
Foule fluo
$1,443
Mixed media (100 x 70 cm)
New oldsmobile 1958
New oldsmobile 1958
$1,443
Oil painting (60 x 40 cm)
Obsession
Obsession
$1,564
Watercolour (28 x 30 cm)
Le meilleur endroit du monde
Le meilleur endroit du monde
$1,985
Acrylic painting (100 x 81 cm)
Streetscape
Streetscape
$962
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Looking for something...
Looking for something...
$421
Oil painting (30 x 30 cm)
Liens 03
Liens 03
$1,443
Acrylic painting (80 x 30 cm)
Plage d'automne
Plage d'automne
$1,203
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 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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