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Les Supernovas - 001
Les Supernovas - 001
$274
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Temple asakusa
Temple asakusa
$767
Watercolour (29 x 42 cm)
Légèreté
Légèreté
$931
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Sirène
Sirène
$1,073
Watercolour (32 x 41 cm)
Rêves de Japon
Rêves de Japon
$986
Watercolour (42 x 29 cm)
La cabane
La cabane
$329
Watercolour (20 x 30 cm)
Mes printemps 2
Mes printemps 2
$438
Watercolour (30 x 30 cm)
Vue d'en haut
Vue d'en haut
$767
Watercolour (55 x 35 cm)
Noces fantasques de l'eau et de la pierre
Noces fantasques de l'eau et de la pierre
$986
Watercolour (46 x 60 cm)
A la source
A la source
$767
Watercolour (56 x 36 cm)
John Steed
John Steed
$394
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Les Soleils - 004
Les Soleils - 004
$411
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Sourire ladakhi
Sourire ladakhi
$1,095
Watercolour (60 x 80 cm)
Les soleils - 001
Les soleils - 001
$274
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Averbode
Averbode
$876
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Pourpre hivernale
Pourpre hivernale
$767
Watercolour (51 x 48 cm)
Sporogones rouges
Sporogones rouges
$241
Watercolour (30 x 20 cm)
Symphonie d' écume
Symphonie d' écume
$986
Watercolour (62 x 47 cm)
Les nébuleuses - 007
Les nébuleuses - 007
$548
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Enveloppe charnelle
Enveloppe charnelle
$1,314
Watercolour (51 x 71 cm)
Offrande
Offrande
$1,314
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
La source vive
La source vive
$230
Watercolour (29 x 29 cm)
Lumières frémissantes
Lumières frémissantes
$767
Watercolour (47 x 47 cm)
Cuban lady
Cuban lady
$548
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
À vélo
À vélo
$1,095
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Utopie
Utopie
$1,073
Watercolour (27 x 25 cm)
Dans la plaine
Dans la plaine
$986
Watercolour (35 x 28 cm)
Joyeux sporogones
Joyeux sporogones
$350
Watercolour (40 x 40 cm)
Quiètude
Quiètude
$1,314
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Sans titre 754
Sans titre 754
$329
Watercolour (33 x 27 cm)
Face à face 34t
Face à face 34t
$1,161
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Les soleils - 002
Les soleils - 002
$274
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Soleil rougissant
Soleil rougissant
$219
Watercolour (28 x 21 cm)
Rouge lueur
Rouge lueur
$1,314
Watercolour (56 x 76 cm)
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
$1,040
Watercolour (92 x 77 cm)
Introspection
Introspection
$821
Watercolour (24 x 32 cm)
Sans titre 753
Sans titre 753
$329
Watercolour (33 x 27 cm)
Cœur à cœur
Cœur à cœur
$1,040
Watercolour (56 x 56 cm)
Présence
Présence
$1,643
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
I can hear the light
I can hear the light
$876
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Les Soleils - 005
Les Soleils - 005
$548
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
La défense reflexion
La défense reflexion
$657
Watercolour (42 x 32 cm)
Les trous noirs - 005
Les trous noirs - 005
$548
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Les Soleils - 003
Les Soleils - 003
$411
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Beautiful tree Nara
Beautiful tree Nara
$986
Watercolour (39 x 27 cm)
Free
Free
$1,095
Watercolour (80 x 60 cm)
Kyoto crossing
Kyoto crossing
$657
Watercolour (33 x 22 cm)
Trouée de bleu
Trouée de bleu
$986
Watercolour (50 x 65 cm)
Lh
Lh
$767
Watercolour (139 x 60 cm)
Le pic saint-loup vers saint-mathieu de tréviers
Le pic saint-loup vers saint-mathieu de tréviers
$350
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Adieux ou retrouvailles
Adieux ou retrouvailles
$986
Watercolour (65 x 50 cm)
Les guépards
Les guépards
$307
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Derniers matins
Derniers matins
$383
Watercolour (40 x 29 cm)
Tant pis - série des elles
Tant pis - série des elles
$241
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Pasiones y tempestades
Pasiones y tempestades
$438
Watercolour (41 x 31 cm)
La pénurie
La pénurie
$345
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Madame rêve
Madame rêve
$197
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Jamais seuls
Jamais seuls
$307
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Giboulée en novembre
Giboulée en novembre
$438
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Ola
Ola
$438
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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