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Petite danseuse
Petite danseuse
$1,112
Mixed media (40 x 65 cm)
Altered states 27
Altered states 27
$1,667
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Le fauteuil au coussin orange
Le fauteuil au coussin orange
$945
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
Ellis island
Ellis island
$1,112
Mixed media (80 x 60 cm)
African girls
African girls
$417
Oil painting (69 x 50 cm)
Scene 106
Scene 106
$778
Acrylic painting (24 x 35 cm)
Jeune femme au pull blanc
Jeune femme au pull blanc
$778
Oil painting (100 x 40 cm)
By the river
By the river
$1,000
Oil painting (65 x 50 cm)
Jeu d'enfance
Jeu d'enfance
$3,112
Acrylic painting (100 x 80 cm)
Migrations 02
Migrations 02
$945
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Fooding
Fooding
$1,667
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Nocturne
Nocturne
$1,778
Acrylic painting (90 x 60 cm)
Vertige
Vertige
$1,334
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Baigneurs
Baigneurs
$778
Acrylic painting (50 x 40 cm)
Les 3 musiciens
Les 3 musiciens
$311
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
78 héros
78 héros
$889
Acrylic painting (50 x 100 cm)
La famille beige
La famille beige
$722
Acrylic painting (40 x 30 cm)
Marcel
Marcel
$556
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Promenade
Promenade
$5,002
Oil painting (185 x 130 cm)
Acces interdit au public
Acces interdit au public
$167
Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
Rouge
Rouge
$5,002
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La découverte
La découverte
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (96 x 60 cm)
Nomades
Nomades
$1,112
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Voyage
Voyage
$1,223
Oil painting (73 x 60 cm)
Western avenue
Western avenue
$834
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Souvenir en rouge et vert
Souvenir en rouge et vert
$945
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
La skieuse
La skieuse
$2,028
Mixed media (95 x 95 cm)
L'amour, toujours
L'amour, toujours
$1,667
Mixed media (100 x 70 cm)
Time for lunch
Time for lunch
$1,667
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Anyway the wind blows
Anyway the wind blows
$556
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
Entre deux
Entre deux
$2,001
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Rue montée cristo, marseille, 10h07
Rue montée cristo, marseille, 10h07
$778
Acrylic painting (50 x 60 cm)
Le mur jaune III
Le mur jaune III
$556
Acrylic painting (31 x 42 cm)
En ville
En ville
$222
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Balançoire
Balançoire
$286
Watercolour (31 x 23 cm)
Asphalte
Asphalte
$1,445
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Nuit chez bob
Nuit chez bob
$2,056
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
La voyageuse immobile
La voyageuse immobile
$445
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Taxi jaune
Taxi jaune
$1,334
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Une lumière sur mon chemin
Une lumière sur mon chemin
$1,334
Acrylic painting (100 x 50 cm)
La liseuse 7
La liseuse 7
$2,223
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Paris - balade dans le marais
Paris - balade dans le marais
$2,001
Oil painting (100 x 74 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
$1,556
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Réfuge
Réfuge
$333
Mixed media (22 x 36 cm)
Lassitude
Lassitude
$767
Acrylic painting (120 x 39 cm)
La liseuse 11
La liseuse 11
$4,335
Acrylic painting (146 x 114 cm)
Faces
Faces
$1,000
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Sous l'azur
Sous l'azur
$1,389
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Eléonore
Eléonore
$556
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Tandis que les premiers rayons apparaissent
Tandis que les premiers rayons apparaissent
$389
Mixed media (30 x 45 cm)
Hippocrène
Hippocrène
$1,445
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Lenny
Lenny
$10,893
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Les chaises
Les chaises
$3,335
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Monte au deuxième
Monte au deuxième
$4,335
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Déplacement
Déplacement
$2,223
Acrylic painting (130 x 130 cm)
Parade des lutteurs sénégalais
Parade des lutteurs sénégalais
$778
Mixed media (107 x 63 cm)
1001 nights
1001 nights
$6,669
Mixed media (150 x 96 cm)
Attration touristique
Attration touristique
$333
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Bart amoureux !?
Bart amoureux !?
$556
Acrylic painting (70 x 100 cm)
Belle journée
Belle journée
$1,778
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
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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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