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Sun uprising, chemin de solstice  dyptique
Sun uprising, chemin de solstice dyptique
$896
Watercolour (55 x 30 cm)
Havre de feuilles et d' eau
Havre de feuilles et d' eau
$392
Watercolour (27 x 27 cm)
A la source
A la source
$784
Watercolour (56 x 36 cm)
Cœur à cœur
Cœur à cœur
$1,064
Watercolour (56 x 56 cm)
À vélo
À vélo
$1,120
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
I can hear the light
I can hear the light
$896
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Dans la plaine
Dans la plaine
$1,097
Watercolour (35 x 28 cm)
Le froid sombre gagne les vallées
Le froid sombre gagne les vallées
$672
Watercolour (48 x 45 cm)
Entre rose et gris
Entre rose et gris
$1,120
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Cuban lady
Cuban lady
$560
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Enfants terribles
Enfants terribles
$314
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Les soleils - 001
Les soleils - 001
$280
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Les trous noirs - 005
Les trous noirs - 005
$560
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Cosmogonie du flot
Cosmogonie du flot
$672
Watercolour (48 x 47 cm)
Symphonie d' écume
Symphonie d' écume
$1,008
Watercolour (62 x 47 cm)
Respiration infinie
Respiration infinie
$1,232
Watercolour (71 x 52 cm)
Vue d'en haut
Vue d'en haut
$784
Watercolour (55 x 35 cm)
Souvenir en rouge et vert
Souvenir en rouge et vert
$952
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Les soleils - 002
Les soleils - 002
$280
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Les soleils - 004
Les soleils - 004
$420
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Sirène
Sirène
$1,097
Watercolour (32 x 41 cm)
Légèreté
Légèreté
$952
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Présence
Présence
$1,680
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Soleil rougissant
Soleil rougissant
$224
Watercolour (28 x 21 cm)
Le pic saint-loup vers saint-mathieu de tréviers
Le pic saint-loup vers saint-mathieu de tréviers
$358
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Lh
Lh
$784
Watercolour (139 x 60 cm)
Beautiful tree Nara
Beautiful tree Nara
$1,008
Watercolour (39 x 27 cm)
Face à face 34t
Face à face 34t
$1,187
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Les poires
Les poires
$504
Watercolour (50 x 50 cm)
Averbode
Averbode
$896
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Sourire ladakhi
Sourire ladakhi
$1,120
Watercolour (60 x 80 cm)
Kyoto crossing
Kyoto crossing
$672
Watercolour (33 x 22 cm)
Ombres bleues
Ombres bleues
$459
Watercolour (40 x 40 cm)
Enveloppe charnelle
Enveloppe charnelle
$1,344
Watercolour (51 x 71 cm)
Adieux ou retrouvailles
Adieux ou retrouvailles
$1,008
Watercolour (65 x 50 cm)
La chambre
La chambre
$476
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
La défense reflexion
La défense reflexion
$672
Watercolour (42 x 32 cm)
Regain
Regain
$448
Watercolour (50 x 23 cm)
Mousses
Mousses
$963
Watercolour (56 x 75 cm)
Utopie
Utopie
$1,097
Watercolour (27 x 25 cm)
Trouée de bleu
Trouée de bleu
$1,008
Watercolour (50 x 65 cm)
Les soleils - 005
Les soleils - 005
$560
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Blue lives matter
Blue lives matter
$1,120
Watercolour (56 x 76 cm)
Une souris
Une souris
$448
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Les soleils - 003
Les soleils - 003
$420
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Rêves de Japon
Rêves de Japon
$1,008
Watercolour (42 x 29 cm)
Offrande
Offrande
$1,344
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Higashioji dori - Kyoto
Higashioji dori - Kyoto
$2,016
Watercolour (50 x 34 cm)
Free
Free
$1,120
Watercolour (80 x 60 cm)
Les nébuleuses - 007
Les nébuleuses - 007
$560
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Rocher d'or
Rocher d'or
$694
Watercolour (50 x 65 cm)
Rouge lueur
Rouge lueur
$1,344
Watercolour (56 x 76 cm)
Mes printemps 2
Mes printemps 2
$448
Watercolour (30 x 30 cm)
Bleu breton II
Bleu breton II
$459
Watercolour (40 x 40 cm)
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
$1,064
Watercolour (92 x 77 cm)
Sylaos 4-04
Sylaos 4-04
$470
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Sans titre 754
Sans titre 754
$392
Watercolour (33 x 27 cm)
Pasiones y tempestades
Pasiones y tempestades
$448
Watercolour (41 x 31 cm)
« blue » série les aquatiques
« blue » série les aquatiques
$224
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
La pénurie
La pénurie
$392
Watercolour (39 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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