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éclaireur 7
éclaireur 7
$293
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Pointe verte
Pointe verte
$445
Watercolour (41 x 31 cm)
Etats du monde 2.
Etats du monde 2.
$410
Watercolour (40 x 29 cm)
Construction verte
Construction verte
$258
Watercolour (21 x 21 cm)
Lévitation 9
Lévitation 9
$410
Watercolour (40 x 29 cm)
Lino ventura
Lino ventura
$375
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Carnets de voyage - Burano Venise
Carnets de voyage - Burano Venise
$211
Watercolour (25 x 10 cm)
Départs
Départs
$352
Watercolour (29 x 21 cm)
Levitation1
Levitation1
$410
Watercolour (40 x 29 cm)
Roses jaune et rouge
Roses jaune et rouge
$410
Watercolour (50 x 23 cm)
Floraison printanier
Floraison printanier
$176
Watercolour (22 x 27 cm)
Le pichet
Le pichet
$234
Watercolour (17 x 12 cm)
Ile
Ile
$492
Watercolour (39 x 28 cm)
Sdf 2014
Sdf 2014
$176
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Lévitation 2
Lévitation 2
$410
Watercolour (40 x 29 cm)
Etreinte
Etreinte
$234
Watercolour (29 x 21 cm)
Un peu de liberté
Un peu de liberté
$293
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Les montagnes noires
Les montagnes noires
$340
Watercolour (50 x 50 cm)
Bienveillants
Bienveillants
$281
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
La vieille grange
La vieille grange
$234
Watercolour (29 x 19 cm)
Fly with me
Fly with me
$211
Watercolour (32 x 24 cm)
Le petit lavoir
Le petit lavoir
$187
Watercolour (22 x 14 cm)
Vision nocturne
Vision nocturne
$387
Watercolour (30 x 42 cm)
Palazzo cini - Venise
Palazzo cini - Venise
$269
Watercolour (25 x 10 cm)
Apparence
Apparence
$293
Watercolour (29 x 42 cm)
Pic
Pic
$176
Watercolour (18 x 31 cm)
Lu
Lu
$187
Watercolour (13 x 18 cm)
Bois de vincennes 2
Bois de vincennes 2
$293
Watercolour (50 x 23 cm)
Gallinule
Gallinule
$562
Watercolour (38 x 27 cm)
Marche au crépuscule
Marche au crépuscule
$410
Watercolour (39 x 39 cm)
Blessure
Blessure
$293
Watercolour (29 x 42 cm)
Frida don't cry
Frida don't cry
$293
Watercolour (29 x 42 cm)
Bsm - f
Bsm - f
$469
Watercolour (31 x 46 cm)
Passereau
Passereau
$375
Watercolour (30 x 20 cm)
Alga
Alga
$527
Watercolour (30 x 50 cm)
Utopie
Utopie
$1,148
Watercolour (27 x 25 cm)
Souvenir en rouge et vert
Souvenir en rouge et vert
$996
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
50 centimes
50 centimes
$762
Watercolour (65 x 50 cm)
Présence
Présence
$1,758
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Le bruissement du feuillage et des branches
Le bruissement du feuillage et des branches
$1,055
Watercolour (62 x 44 cm)
Rocher d'or
Rocher d'or
$726
Watercolour (50 x 65 cm)
Cosmogonie du flot
Cosmogonie du flot
$703
Watercolour (48 x 47 cm)
Havre de feuilles et d' eau
Havre de feuilles et d' eau
$410
Watercolour (27 x 27 cm)
L'ombre du chemin creux
L'ombre du chemin creux
$703
Watercolour (35 x 53 cm)
Introspection
Introspection
$879
Watercolour (24 x 32 cm)
À vélo
À vélo
$1,172
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Respiration infinie
Respiration infinie
$1,289
Watercolour (71 x 52 cm)
Entre rose et gris
Entre rose et gris
$1,172
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Rendez-vous
Rendez-vous
$1,758
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Mousses
Mousses
$1,008
Watercolour (56 x 75 cm)
Rêves de Japon
Rêves de Japon
$1,055
Watercolour (42 x 29 cm)
Le pic saint-loup vers saint-mathieu de tréviers
Le pic saint-loup vers saint-mathieu de tréviers
$375
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Sylaos 4-04
Sylaos 4-04
$492
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Blendos 01
Blendos 01
$1,465
Watercolour (80 x 40 cm)
Conversation
Conversation
$879
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Fragmentation
Fragmentation
$1,406
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Panda
Panda
$1,055
Watercolour (120 x 60 cm)
L'enfant du Tso Khar
L'enfant du Tso Khar
$1,172
Watercolour (56 x 76 cm)
Charlie and the kid
Charlie and the kid
$1,055
Watercolour (40 x 120 cm)
Mysticisme dans la forêt
Mysticisme dans la forêt
$820
Watercolour (37 x 49 cm)

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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