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Quiètude
Quiètude
$1,406
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Rêveries du palais englouti
Rêveries du palais englouti
$762
Watercolour (35 x 55 cm)
Face à face 34t
Face à face 34t
$1,242
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Lumières frémissantes
Lumières frémissantes
$820
Watercolour (47 x 47 cm)
Cuban lady
Cuban lady
$586
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
La terre - 001
La terre - 001
$293
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
$1,113
Watercolour (92 x 77 cm)
Temple asakusa
Temple asakusa
$820
Watercolour (29 x 42 cm)
Time of day 4
Time of day 4
$562
Watercolour (35 x 25 cm)
Symphonie d' écume
Symphonie d' écume
$1,055
Watercolour (62 x 47 cm)
Les poires
Les poires
$527
Watercolour (50 x 50 cm)
Higashioji dori - Kyoto
Higashioji dori - Kyoto
$2,109
Watercolour (50 x 34 cm)
Averbode
Averbode
$937
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Le froid sombre gagne les vallées
Le froid sombre gagne les vallées
$703
Watercolour (48 x 45 cm)
Whirlwind
Whirlwind
$1,055
Watercolour (67 x 49 cm)
Les soleils - 002
Les soleils - 002
$293
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Trouée de bleu
Trouée de bleu
$1,055
Watercolour (50 x 65 cm)
Rendez-vous
Rendez-vous
$1,758
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Mes printemps 2
Mes printemps 2
$469
Watercolour (30 x 30 cm)
Rouge lueur
Rouge lueur
$1,406
Watercolour (56 x 76 cm)
Une souris
Une souris
$469
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Les nébuleuses - 007
Les nébuleuses - 007
$586
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Adieux ou retrouvailles
Adieux ou retrouvailles
$1,055
Watercolour (65 x 50 cm)
Kyoto crossing
Kyoto crossing
$703
Watercolour (33 x 22 cm)
Vue d'en haut
Vue d'en haut
$820
Watercolour (55 x 35 cm)
Amour et paix
Amour et paix
$937
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Sirène
Sirène
$1,148
Watercolour (32 x 41 cm)
Enveloppe charnelle
Enveloppe charnelle
$1,406
Watercolour (51 x 71 cm)
Cœur à cœur
Cœur à cœur
$1,113
Watercolour (56 x 56 cm)
Sun uprising, chemin de solstice  dyptique
Sun uprising, chemin de solstice dyptique
$937
Watercolour (55 x 30 cm)
Blue lives matter
Blue lives matter
$1,172
Watercolour (56 x 76 cm)
Dreamland 4
new
Dreamland 4
$1,875
Watercolour (60 x 46 cm)
À vélo
À vélo
$1,172
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
A la source
A la source
$820
Watercolour (56 x 36 cm)
Offrande
Offrande
$1,406
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Les soleils - 001
Les soleils - 001
$293
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Ombres bleues
Ombres bleues
$480
Watercolour (40 x 40 cm)
Beautiful tree Nara
Beautiful tree Nara
$1,055
Watercolour (39 x 27 cm)
Les soleils - 003
Les soleils - 003
$439
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Présence
Présence
$1,758
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Lips
Lips
$352
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
La chambre
La chambre
$498
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Les trous noirs - 005
Les trous noirs - 005
$586
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
I can hear the light
I can hear the light
$937
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Bleu breton II
Bleu breton II
$480
Watercolour (40 x 40 cm)
Légèreté
Légèreté
$996
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Introspection
Introspection
$879
Watercolour (24 x 32 cm)
Lh
Lh
$820
Watercolour (139 x 60 cm)
Sourire ladakhi
Sourire ladakhi
$1,172
Watercolour (60 x 80 cm)
Mousses
Mousses
$1,008
Watercolour (56 x 75 cm)
Les soleils - 005
Les soleils - 005
$586
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Fisherman 02
Fisherman 02
$375
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Enfants terribles
Enfants terribles
$328
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
La défense reflexion
La défense reflexion
$703
Watercolour (42 x 32 cm)
Rêves de Japon
Rêves de Japon
$1,055
Watercolour (42 x 29 cm)
Regain
Regain
$469
Watercolour (50 x 23 cm)
Free
Free
$1,172
Watercolour (80 x 60 cm)
Les soleils - 004
Les soleils - 004
$439
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Dreamland 3
new
Dreamland 3
$1,875
Watercolour (60 x 46 cm)
Winter is coming
Winter is coming
$305
Watercolour (40 x 30 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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