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Bistro de montmartre
Bistro de montmartre
$1,298
Watercolour (75 x 56 cm)
Dans le bleu nue
Dans le bleu nue
$303
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Monstre de réalité
Monstre de réalité
$260
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Le bruissement du feuillage et des branches
Le bruissement du feuillage et des branches
$973
Watercolour (62 x 44 cm)
Série « des elles » renversante !
Série « des elles » renversante !
$206
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Fade away
Fade away
$238
Watercolour (41 x 29 cm)
Cœur à cœur
Cœur à cœur
$1,028
Watercolour (56 x 56 cm)
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
$1,028
Watercolour (92 x 77 cm)
Cosmogonie du flot
Cosmogonie du flot
$649
Watercolour (48 x 47 cm)
Geisha
Geisha
$216
Watercolour (12 x 12 cm)
Phénomènes éphémères
Phénomènes éphémères
$270
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
A cet instant
A cet instant
$324
Watercolour (35 x 25 cm)
I can hear the light
I can hear the light
$865
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Respiration infinie
Respiration infinie
$1,190
Watercolour (71 x 52 cm)
À vélo
À vélo
$1,082
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
La défense reflexion
La défense reflexion
$649
Watercolour (42 x 32 cm)
Au loin
Au loin
$1,298
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Averbode
Averbode
$865
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Pourpre hivernale
Pourpre hivernale
$757
Watercolour (51 x 48 cm)
Cloud
Cloud
$703
Watercolour (18 x 26 cm)
Le froid sombre gagne les vallées
Le froid sombre gagne les vallées
$649
Watercolour (48 x 45 cm)
Vue d'en haut
Vue d'en haut
$638
Watercolour (55 x 35 cm)
Souvenir en rouge et vert
Souvenir en rouge et vert
$919
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Libérée
Libérée
$757
Watercolour (32 x 24 cm)
Quiètude
Quiètude
$1,298
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Rue de l'hotel colbert à paris
Rue de l'hotel colbert à paris
$379
Watercolour (23 x 50 cm)
Sirène
Sirène
$919
Watercolour (32 x 41 cm)
Utopie
Utopie
$1,060
Watercolour (27 x 25 cm)
Enveloppe charnelle
Enveloppe charnelle
$1,298
Watercolour (51 x 71 cm)
Île du levant
Île du levant
$270
Watercolour (41 x 31 cm)
Crépuscule
Crépuscule
$595
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
A la source
A la source
$725
Watercolour (56 x 36 cm)
Lh
Lh
$757
Watercolour (139 x 60 cm)
Face à face 34t
Face à face 34t
$1,147
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
La pénurie
La pénurie
$341
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Coupe longitudinale d’anthérozoïde orbitale
Coupe longitudinale d’anthérozoïde orbitale
$433
Watercolour (42 x 30 cm)
Derniers matins
Derniers matins
$379
Watercolour (40 x 29 cm)
Les promesses du soir
Les promesses du soir
$346
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Douze ronds
Douze ronds
$253
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Jamais seuls
Jamais seuls
$303
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Papille caliciforme androcée du termosphère
Papille caliciforme androcée du termosphère
$487
Watercolour (49 x 34 cm)
« blue » série les aquatiques
« blue » série les aquatiques
$216
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Tant pis - série des elles
Tant pis - série des elles
$238
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Sans nom (nu au drap et au rideau)
Sans nom (nu au drap et au rideau)
$162
Watercolour (26 x 36 cm)
Cour intérieure
Cour intérieure
$379
Watercolour (35 x 26 cm)
Bois de vincennes 2
Bois de vincennes 2
$270
Watercolour (50 x 23 cm)
Les guépards
Les guépards
$303
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
The strongest is not you !
The strongest is not you !
$498
Watercolour (36 x 36 cm)
Pergélisol coiffe et renflements bulbiformes
Pergélisol coiffe et renflements bulbiformes
$357
Watercolour (38 x 26 cm)
Dark Vador
Dark Vador
$411
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Vallée de viñales - cuba
Vallée de viñales - cuba
$627
Watercolour (51 x 36 cm)
Nature en mouvement 3
Nature en mouvement 3
$649
Watercolour (50 x 35 cm)
Loly punk
Loly punk
$541
Watercolour (29 x 40 cm)
Artist's palette - death valley
Artist's palette - death valley
-20% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (51 x 36 cm)
Swimming pool 2020
Swimming pool 2020
$973
Watercolour (65 x 81 cm)
Avec le soleil
Avec le soleil
$1,028
Watercolour (70 x 50 cm)
Attraction
Attraction
$1,028
Watercolour (70 x 50 cm)
La barquette de prunes
La barquette de prunes
$1,082
Watercolour (50 x 40 cm)
Arriba en la montaña
Arriba en la montaña
$379
Watercolour (35 x 27 cm)
L'impasse
L'impasse
$865
Watercolour (59 x 48 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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