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50 centimes
50 centimes
$705
Watercolour (65 x 50 cm)
Geisha
Geisha
$217
Watercolour (12 x 12 cm)
La défense reflexion
La défense reflexion
$650
Watercolour (42 x 32 cm)
I can hear the light
I can hear the light
$867
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Introspection
Introspection
$813
Watercolour (24 x 32 cm)
A la source
A la source
$726
Watercolour (56 x 36 cm)
Face à face 34t
Face à face 34t
$1,149
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Averbode
Averbode
$867
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Noces fantasques de l'eau et de la pierre
Noces fantasques de l'eau et de la pierre
$976
Watercolour (46 x 60 cm)
Phénomènes éphémères
Phénomènes éphémères
$271
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Entre rose et gris
Entre rose et gris
$1,084
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Rue de l'hotel colbert à paris
Rue de l'hotel colbert à paris
$379
Watercolour (23 x 50 cm)
Un semblant d'attirance
Un semblant d'attirance
$304
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Utopie
Utopie
$1,062
Watercolour (27 x 25 cm)
« sous le soleil » série « des elles »
« sous le soleil » série « des elles »
$976
Watercolour (50 x 50 cm)
Souvenir en rouge et vert
Souvenir en rouge et vert
$921
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Lumières frémissantes
Lumières frémissantes
$759
Watercolour (47 x 47 cm)
Bistro de montmartre
Bistro de montmartre
$1,301
Watercolour (75 x 56 cm)
Premiers regards
Premiers regards
$228
Watercolour (25 x 25 cm)
Symphonie d' écume
Symphonie d' écume
$976
Watercolour (62 x 47 cm)
A cet instant
A cet instant
$325
Watercolour (35 x 25 cm)
À vélo
À vélo
$1,084
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Île du levant
Île du levant
$271
Watercolour (41 x 31 cm)
Pourpre hivernale
Pourpre hivernale
$759
Watercolour (51 x 48 cm)
La lisière du jour
La lisière du jour
$705
Watercolour (43 x 45 cm)
Quiètude
Quiètude
$1,301
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Vue d'en haut
Vue d'en haut
$640
Watercolour (55 x 35 cm)
Cœur à cœur
Cœur à cœur
$1,030
Watercolour (56 x 56 cm)
Lh
Lh
$759
Watercolour (139 x 60 cm)
Sirène
Sirène
$1,062
Watercolour (32 x 41 cm)
Dans le bleu nue
Dans le bleu nue
$304
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
$1,030
Watercolour (92 x 77 cm)
Libérée
Libérée
$759
Watercolour (32 x 24 cm)
Cloud
Cloud
$705
Watercolour (18 x 26 cm)
Winter is coming
Winter is coming
$282
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Sans titre 752
new
Sans titre 752
$325
Watercolour (33 x 27 cm)
Coupe longitudinale d’anthérozoïde orbitale
Coupe longitudinale d’anthérozoïde orbitale
$434
Watercolour (42 x 30 cm)
Cour intérieure
Cour intérieure
$379
Watercolour (35 x 26 cm)
Douze ronds
Douze ronds
$254
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Pluie de printemps
Pluie de printemps
$260
Watercolour (32 x 24 cm)
Indifférent
Indifférent
$347
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
« blue » série les aquatiques
« blue » série les aquatiques
$217
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Derniers matins
Derniers matins
$379
Watercolour (40 x 29 cm)
Les guépards
Les guépards
$304
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Bois de vincennes 2
Bois de vincennes 2
$271
Watercolour (50 x 23 cm)
The strongest is not you !
The strongest is not you !
$499
Watercolour (36 x 36 cm)
Les promesses du soir
Les promesses du soir
$347
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Sans titre 753
new
Sans titre 753
$325
Watercolour (33 x 27 cm)
Retourner
Retourner
$341
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
La pénurie
La pénurie
$341
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Dark Vador
Dark Vador
$412
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Papille caliciforme androcée du termosphère
Papille caliciforme androcée du termosphère
$488
Watercolour (49 x 34 cm)
Sans nom (nu au drap et au rideau)
Sans nom (nu au drap et au rideau)
$163
Watercolour (26 x 36 cm)
Pergélisol coiffe et renflements bulbiformes
Pergélisol coiffe et renflements bulbiformes
$358
Watercolour (38 x 26 cm)
Rose diaphane
Rose diaphane
$542
Watercolour (25 x 35 cm)
Portiques
Portiques
$629
Watercolour (34 x 54 cm)
Eglise russe de biarritz
Eglise russe de biarritz
$542
Watercolour (30 x 45 cm)
Attraction
Attraction
$1,030
Watercolour (70 x 50 cm)
Fire dept. - route 66
Fire dept. - route 66
-20% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (51 x 36 cm)
Paysages parisiens nocturnes
Paysages parisiens nocturnes
$596
Watercolour (15 x 22 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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