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Amour et paix
Amour et paix
$876
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Adieux ou retrouvailles
Adieux ou retrouvailles
$986
Watercolour (65 x 50 cm)
Utopie
Utopie
$1,074
Watercolour (27 x 25 cm)
Cœur à cœur
Cœur à cœur
$1,041
Watercolour (56 x 56 cm)
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
$1,041
Watercolour (92 x 77 cm)
Cuban lady
Cuban lady
$548
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Vue d'en haut
Vue d'en haut
$646
Watercolour (55 x 35 cm)
Entre rose et gris
Entre rose et gris
$1,096
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
I can hear the light
I can hear the light
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Dans la plaine
Dans la plaine
$986
Watercolour (35 x 28 cm)
Les fleurs du soir
Les fleurs du soir
$416
Watercolour (27 x 27 cm)
Présence
Présence
$1,643
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Pourpre hivernale
Pourpre hivernale
$767
Watercolour (51 x 48 cm)
Free
Free
$1,096
Watercolour (80 x 60 cm)
L'ombre du chemin creux
L'ombre du chemin creux
$657
Watercolour (35 x 53 cm)
Kyoto crossing
Kyoto crossing
$657
Watercolour (33 x 22 cm)
La cabane
La cabane
$329
Watercolour (20 x 30 cm)
La forêt
La forêt
$876
Watercolour (40 x 32 cm)
Crépuscule
Crépuscule
$603
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Le bruissement du feuillage et des branches
Le bruissement du feuillage et des branches
$986
Watercolour (62 x 44 cm)
Sporogones rouges
Sporogones rouges
$241
Watercolour (30 x 20 cm)
Quiètude
Quiètude
$1,315
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Joyeux sporogones
Joyeux sporogones
$351
Watercolour (40 x 40 cm)
Enveloppe charnelle
Enveloppe charnelle
$1,315
Watercolour (51 x 71 cm)
Lh
Lh
$767
Watercolour (139 x 60 cm)
Au loin
Au loin
$1,315
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Sans titre 754
Sans titre 754
$329
Watercolour (33 x 27 cm)
Dark Vador
Dark Vador
$416
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
A la source
A la source
$734
Watercolour (56 x 36 cm)
Derniers matins
Derniers matins
$383
Watercolour (40 x 29 cm)
Respiration infinie
Respiration infinie
$1,205
Watercolour (71 x 52 cm)
The strongest is not you !
The strongest is not you !
$504
Watercolour (36 x 36 cm)
Beautiful tree Nara
Beautiful tree Nara
$986
Watercolour (39 x 27 cm)
Face à face 34t
Face à face 34t
$1,161
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Sourire ladakhi
Sourire ladakhi
$1,096
Watercolour (60 x 80 cm)
Sans titre 753
Sans titre 753
$329
Watercolour (33 x 27 cm)
Averbode
Averbode
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Trouée de bleu
Trouée de bleu
$986
Watercolour (50 x 65 cm)
Rouge lueur
new
Rouge lueur
$1,315
Watercolour (56 x 76 cm)
La forêt
La forêt
$307
Watercolour (30 x 30 cm)
Ola
Ola
$438
Watercolour (60 x 50 cm)
Arriba en la montaña
Arriba en la montaña
$383
Watercolour (35 x 27 cm)
La pénurie
La pénurie
$345
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Winter is coming
Winter is coming
$285
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Tant pis - série des elles
Tant pis - série des elles
$241
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
« blue » série les aquatiques
« blue » série les aquatiques
$219
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Jamais seuls
Jamais seuls
$307
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Sylaos 4-04
Sylaos 4-04
$460
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Les promesses du soir
Les promesses du soir
$351
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Coupe longitudinale d’anthérozoïde orbitale
Coupe longitudinale d’anthérozoïde orbitale
$329
Watercolour (33 x 21 cm)
Douze ronds
Douze ronds
$256
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Papille caliciforme androcée du termosphère
Papille caliciforme androcée du termosphère
$493
Watercolour (49 x 34 cm)
Cour intérieure
Cour intérieure
$383
Watercolour (35 x 26 cm)
Madame rêve
Madame rêve
$197
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Les guépards
Les guépards
$307
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Retourner
Retourner
$345
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
La défense reflexion
La défense reflexion
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (42 x 32 cm)
Hangzhou, près du lac - chine
Hangzhou, près du lac - chine
$416
Watercolour (29 x 20 cm)
Pasiones y tempestades
Pasiones y tempestades
$438
Watercolour (41 x 31 cm)
Fade away
Fade away
$241
Watercolour (41 x 29 cm)
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A classic and universal technique, watercolour was a key element in the early stages of art and has brought together Asian and European artists over the centuries. KAZoART's watercolour artists are proud to be ambassadors for this diversity, which appeals to all audiences! Discover out selection of original contemporary watercolour paintings! 

Famous watercolour movements and artists

Watercolour painting was the technique used in caves during prehistoric times, yet the authors remained anonymous, just like the monks in the Middle Ages who used it for their illuminations. The first famous watercolour artists saw the day in the 13th and 15th century in China: Huang Gongwang, Wang Meng and Shen Zhou, painted delicate and subtle watercolour landscapes.

In Korea, in the 18th century, Jeong Seon, from the Southern School, advanced the technique of watercolour by leaving his studio to paint more realistic landscapes, as depicted in The Thinning of Mount Inwang after the Rain (1751).

English artist, Joseph Mallord William Turner brought the innovation that is watercolour painting to Europe in the 19th century. Watercolour was this young talented artist’s favourite medium, since it enhances light and is ideal for representing landscapes. As an innovative artist in the technique he played on transparency and light: Bolton Abbey, Yorshire (1825), Scene on the Loire (1828) and Heidelberg (1945).

Many other artists have distinguished themselves through their pioneering works, such as Paul Cézanne's Still Life in the Blue Pot (1906) or Winslow Homer's watercolour landscapes. Interestingly, watercolour has followed the general artistic reflection that has shifted towards abstraction since the beginning of the 20th century. Vassily Kandinsky's First Abstract Watercolour (1910) brilliantly demonstrates that watercolour painting is not limited to landscapes. The Blue series by Georgia O’Keefe is an equally a good example of this. Watercolour art mixes well with other techniques, including gouache and oil painting. Klee demonstrates this excellently in Fish Magic (1925), as do many other artists: Marc Chagall, Edward Hopper and Helen Frankenthaler, for the most famous.

Development of watercolour painting techniques

The very first uses of watercolour art date back to the Paleolithic period, used to represent daily life in caves. The technique was, however, initially developed in Asia, through the emerging art of calligraphy, and to paint portraits or landscapes. The natural pigments found in Asia are principally brown shades.

Scholarly monks commonly used this technique in the Middle Ages to illuminate their manuscripts. From the Renaissance onwards, the production of paper subsequently developed watercolour painting, which became increasingly popular and appreciated by artists since it was easy to transport, bright and transparent. Watercolour became the medium par excellence for works aiming to capture the most fleeting elements of nature: light and colour.

In the 19th century, several English artists adopted this technique, including William Turner. The wet brush technique, associated with gouache, and the dry brush technique thus begin to coexist, the latter giving a more intense range of colours and ribbed textures.

Many variants are commonly used by watercolour artists around the world, one of which is to add salt to the paint, for example, to convey an impression of imperfection. Unfairly labelled as an easy technique for amateurs, watercolour still has many resources and possibilities to offer, which young artists use to explore new channels of communication, and this starts on KAZoART with a wide selection of modern watercolours!

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