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Lumières frémissantes
Lumières frémissantes
$768
Watercolour (47 x 47 cm)
À vélo
À vélo
$1,098
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
La défense reflexion
La défense reflexion
$659
Watercolour (42 x 32 cm)
Utopie
Utopie
$1,076
Watercolour (27 x 25 cm)
Les soleils - 001
Les soleils - 001
$274
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Cœur à cœur
Cœur à cœur
$1,043
Watercolour (56 x 56 cm)
Cosmogonie du flot
Cosmogonie du flot
$659
Watercolour (48 x 47 cm)
Au loin
Au loin
$1,317
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Pourpre hivernale
Pourpre hivernale
$768
Watercolour (51 x 48 cm)
Noces fantasques de l'eau et de la pierre
Noces fantasques de l'eau et de la pierre
$988
Watercolour (46 x 60 cm)
Vue d'en haut
Vue d'en haut
$768
Watercolour (55 x 35 cm)
Duplicité
Duplicité
$1,976
Watercolour (38 x 58 cm)
Symphonie d' écume
Symphonie d' écume
$988
Watercolour (62 x 47 cm)
Free
Free
$1,098
Watercolour (80 x 60 cm)
Enveloppe charnelle
Enveloppe charnelle
$1,317
Watercolour (51 x 71 cm)
Les Supernovas - 001
Les Supernovas - 001
$274
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
A la source
A la source
$768
Watercolour (56 x 36 cm)
Cuban lady
Cuban lady
$549
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Trouée de bleu
Trouée de bleu
$988
Watercolour (50 x 65 cm)
Soleil rougissant
Soleil rougissant
$220
Watercolour (28 x 21 cm)
Amour et paix
Amour et paix
$878
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Mes printemps 2
Mes printemps 2
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (30 x 30 cm)
John Steed
John Steed
$395
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Les trous noirs - 005
Les trous noirs - 005
$549
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Les nébuleuses - 007
Les nébuleuses - 007
$549
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Sourire ladakhi
Sourire ladakhi
$1,098
Watercolour (60 x 80 cm)
Adieux ou retrouvailles
Adieux ou retrouvailles
$988
Watercolour (65 x 50 cm)
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
$1,043
Watercolour (92 x 77 cm)
I can hear the light
I can hear the light
$878
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Averbode
Averbode
$878
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Sirène
Sirène
$1,076
Watercolour (32 x 41 cm)
Présence
Présence
$1,646
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Kyoto crossing
Kyoto crossing
$659
Watercolour (33 x 22 cm)
Lh
Lh
$768
Watercolour (139 x 60 cm)
Rêves de Japon
Rêves de Japon
$988
Watercolour (42 x 29 cm)
Souvenir en rouge et vert
Souvenir en rouge et vert
$933
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Les Soleils - 005
Les Soleils - 005
$549
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Beautiful tree Nara
Beautiful tree Nara
$988
Watercolour (39 x 27 cm)
Entre rose et gris
Entre rose et gris
$1,098
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Les Soleils - 003
Les Soleils - 003
$412
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Sporogones rouges
Sporogones rouges
$241
Watercolour (30 x 20 cm)
Regain
new
Regain
$439
Watercolour (50 x 23 cm)
Face à face 34t
Face à face 34t
$1,163
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Les soleils - 002
Les soleils - 002
$274
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Temple asakusa
Temple asakusa
$768
Watercolour (29 x 42 cm)
Rouge lueur
Rouge lueur
$1,317
Watercolour (56 x 76 cm)
Les Soleils - 004
Les Soleils - 004
$412
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Joyeux sporogones
Joyeux sporogones
$351
Watercolour (40 x 40 cm)
La cabane
La cabane
$329
Watercolour (20 x 30 cm)
Retourner
Retourner
$346
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Chaos
Chaos
$329
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Les promesses du soir
Les promesses du soir
$351
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Indifférent
Indifférent
$351
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
The strongest is not you !
The strongest is not you !
$505
Watercolour (36 x 36 cm)
Derniers matins
Derniers matins
$384
Watercolour (40 x 29 cm)
Winter is coming
Winter is coming
$285
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Dark Vador
Dark Vador
$417
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Phénomènes éphémères
Phénomènes éphémères
$274
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Arriba en la montaña
Arriba en la montaña
$384
Watercolour (35 x 27 cm)
Ola
Ola
$439
Watercolour (60 x 50 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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