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Derniers matins
Derniers matins
$381
Watercolour (40 x 29 cm)
Beautiful tree Nara
Beautiful tree Nara
$980
Watercolour (39 x 27 cm)
Genèse d' une vague
Genèse d' une vague
$871
Watercolour (62 x 46 cm)
Lumières frémissantes
Lumières frémissantes
$762
Watercolour (47 x 47 cm)
Présence
Présence
$1,633
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
The strongest is not you !
The strongest is not you !
$501
Watercolour (36 x 36 cm)
Adieux ou retrouvailles
Adieux ou retrouvailles
$980
Watercolour (65 x 50 cm)
Respiration infinie
Respiration infinie
$1,197
Watercolour (71 x 52 cm)
Joyeux sporogones
Joyeux sporogones
$348
Watercolour (40 x 40 cm)
Crépuscule
Crépuscule
$599
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Cosmogonie du flot
Cosmogonie du flot
$653
Watercolour (48 x 47 cm)
Cœur à cœur
Cœur à cœur
$1,034
Watercolour (56 x 56 cm)
Utopie
Utopie
$1,067
Watercolour (27 x 25 cm)
Averbode
Averbode
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Entre rose et gris
Entre rose et gris
$1,089
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Offrande
Offrande
$1,306
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Cuban lady
Cuban lady
$544
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Dark Vador
Dark Vador
$414
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Lh
Lh
$762
Watercolour (139 x 60 cm)
Rouge lueur
new
Rouge lueur
$1,306
Watercolour (56 x 76 cm)
I can hear the light
I can hear the light
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Vue d'en haut
Vue d'en haut
$642
Watercolour (55 x 35 cm)
Au loin
Au loin
$1,306
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Face à face 34t
Face à face 34t
$1,154
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Sans titre 754
Sans titre 754
$327
Watercolour (33 x 27 cm)
Free
Free
$1,089
Watercolour (80 x 60 cm)
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
47,28341°n -2,19526°e
$1,034
Watercolour (92 x 77 cm)
Symphonie d' écume
Symphonie d' écume
$980
Watercolour (62 x 47 cm)
Sirène
Sirène
$1,067
Watercolour (32 x 41 cm)
La forêt
La forêt
$871
Watercolour (40 x 32 cm)
Légèreté
Légèreté
$925
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
La cabane
La cabane
$327
Watercolour (20 x 30 cm)
Sporogones rouges
Sporogones rouges
$239
Watercolour (30 x 20 cm)
Sans titre 753
Sans titre 753
$327
Watercolour (33 x 27 cm)
Sourire ladakhi
Sourire ladakhi
$1,089
Watercolour (60 x 80 cm)
Trouée de bleu
Trouée de bleu
$980
Watercolour (50 x 65 cm)
Kyoto crossing
Kyoto crossing
$653
Watercolour (33 x 22 cm)
Enveloppe charnelle
Enveloppe charnelle
$1,306
Watercolour (51 x 71 cm)
A la source
A la source
$729
Watercolour (56 x 36 cm)
Indifférent
Indifférent
$348
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
« blue » série les aquatiques
« blue » série les aquatiques
$218
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Pasiones y tempestades
Pasiones y tempestades
$435
Watercolour (41 x 31 cm)
Les promesses du soir
Les promesses du soir
$348
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Geisha
Geisha
$218
Watercolour (12 x 12 cm)
La pénurie
La pénurie
$343
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Coupe longitudinale d’anthérozoïde orbitale
Coupe longitudinale d’anthérozoïde orbitale
$163
Watercolour (33 x 21 cm)
Winter is coming
Winter is coming
$283
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Arriba en la montaña
Arriba en la montaña
$381
Watercolour (35 x 27 cm)
Les guépards
Les guépards
$305
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Sylaos 4-04
Sylaos 4-04
$457
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Pergélisol coiffe et renflements bulbiformes
Pergélisol coiffe et renflements bulbiformes
$435
Watercolour (38 x 26 cm)
Cour intérieure
Cour intérieure
$381
Watercolour (35 x 26 cm)
Hangzhou, près du lac - chine
Hangzhou, près du lac - chine
$414
Watercolour (29 x 20 cm)
Chaos
Chaos
$327
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Giboulée en novembre
Giboulée en novembre
$435
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Rue de l'hotel colbert à paris
Rue de l'hotel colbert à paris
$381
Watercolour (23 x 50 cm)
Madame rêve
Madame rêve
$196
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Retourner
Retourner
$343
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Papille caliciforme androcée du termosphère
Papille caliciforme androcée du termosphère
$490
Watercolour (49 x 34 cm)
Douze ronds
Douze ronds
$255
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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