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Parc national des calanques - île maïre / sur le chemin de béouveyre
Parc national des calanques - île maïre / sur le chemin de béouveyre
$736
Watercolour (75 x 35 cm)
Lh
Lh
$831
Watercolour (139 x 60 cm)
Le  bric à brac du brocanteur
Le bric à brac du brocanteur
$1,661
Watercolour (61 x 49 cm)
Orient
Orient
$356
Watercolour (42 x 30 cm)
Ruelle - santiago de cuba
Ruelle - santiago de cuba
$1,756
Watercolour (51 x 36 cm)
Higashioji dori - Kyoto
Higashioji dori - Kyoto
$2,136
Watercolour (50 x 34 cm)
La matière exotique - 008
La matière exotique - 008
$712
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Cloud
Cloud
$771
Watercolour (18 x 26 cm)
Lumières frémissantes
Lumières frémissantes
$831
Watercolour (47 x 47 cm)
Voile latine au large de l'île maïre
Voile latine au large de l'île maïre
$427
Watercolour (50 x 40 cm)
Nue
Nue
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
La matière exotique - 009
La matière exotique - 009
$712
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Théâtrale
Théâtrale
$593
Watercolour (22 x 25 cm)
Sylaos 4-09
Sylaos 4-09
$498
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Le lac d'arvouin
Le lac d'arvouin
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (42 x 32 cm)
Sous le crêt de la neige
Sous le crêt de la neige
$593
Watercolour (56 x 38 cm)
Vue d'en haut
Vue d'en haut
$831
Watercolour (55 x 35 cm)
Amour et paix
Amour et paix
$949
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Les soleils - 002
Les soleils - 002
$356
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Introspection
Introspection
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (24 x 32 cm)
Marron
Marron
$415
Watercolour (14 x 20 cm)
Toros 05
Toros 05
$3,144
Watercolour (122 x 81 cm)
Les fleurs du soir
Les fleurs du soir
$451
Watercolour (27 x 27 cm)
Bordeaux
Bordeaux
$415
Watercolour (14 x 20 cm)
Le cortège silencieux des brumes
Le cortège silencieux des brumes
$949
Watercolour (60 x 46 cm)
Retrouver le souffle
new
Retrouver le souffle
$1,424
Watercolour (77 x 50 cm)
Quiètude
Quiètude
$1,424
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
La promenade
La promenade
$475
Watercolour (44 x 33 cm)
Sirène
Sirène
$1,305
Watercolour (32 x 41 cm)
Cuban lady
Cuban lady
$593
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Genèse d'une vague
Genèse d'une vague
$1,187
Watercolour (62 x 46 cm)
Ombres bleues
Ombres bleues
-20% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (40 x 40 cm)
Élan
Élan
$1,068
Watercolour (24 x 32 cm)
Les pieds dans la gargilesse à Dampierre (Indre) - étude 2
Les pieds dans la gargilesse à Dampierre (Indre) - étude 2
$534
Watercolour (54 x 34 cm)
Utopie
Utopie
$1,163
Watercolour (27 x 25 cm)
Massif des calanques – le belvédère au dessus de Sugiton
Massif des calanques – le belvédère au dessus de Sugiton
$854
Watercolour (70 x 50 cm)
Rio
Rio
$356
Watercolour (31 x 41 cm)
Pourpre hivernale
Pourpre hivernale
$831
Watercolour (51 x 48 cm)
Le chant sacré de la mer
Le chant sacré de la mer
$297
Watercolour (29 x 29 cm)
Rêve d'océan
Rêve d'océan
$1,009
Watercolour (29 x 40 cm)
Cosmogonie du flot
Cosmogonie du flot
$712
Watercolour (48 x 47 cm)
Pôle étincelant
Pôle étincelant
$297
Watercolour (32 x 24 cm)
I can hear the light
I can hear the light
$949
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
La matière exotique - 007
La matière exotique - 007
$712
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Tu l'aimais tant
new
Tu l'aimais tant
$1,424
Watercolour (75 x 55 cm)
Rêves de Japon
Rêves de Japon
$1,068
Watercolour (42 x 29 cm)
Kyoto crossing
Kyoto crossing
$712
Watercolour (33 x 22 cm)
Les toits de mon village
Les toits de mon village
$475
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Répétition 5
Répétition 5
$831
Watercolour (40 x 40 cm)
La terre - 008
La terre - 008
$712
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
En mouvement
En mouvement
$451
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Défiance
Défiance
$1,542
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Chemin
Chemin
$1,187
Watercolour (24 x 32 cm)
Les soleils - 003
Les soleils - 003
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Cœur à cœur
Cœur à cœur
$1,127
Watercolour (56 x 56 cm)
Dreamland 4
Dreamland 4
$1,898
Watercolour (60 x 46 cm)
Paynes grey 2
Paynes grey 2
$831
Watercolour (50 x 65 cm)
Parc national des calanques - brèche de castelvieil depuis la mer
Parc national des calanques - brèche de castelvieil depuis la mer
$854
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Free
Free
$1,187
Watercolour (80 x 60 cm)
Chat
Chat
$570
Watercolour (30 x 21 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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