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Vision nocturne
Vision nocturne
$367
Watercolour (30 x 42 cm)
Fleurs noires
Fleurs noires
$333
Watercolour (28 x 19 cm)
Orange
Orange
$445
Watercolour (41 x 31 cm)
Le macime sec .
Le macime sec .
$167
Watercolour (20 x 12 cm)
Protoplanète sensorielle vestibulaire
Protoplanète sensorielle vestibulaire
$333
Watercolour (33 x 25 cm)
Forêt
Forêt
$422
Watercolour (29 x 46 cm)
Blessure
Blessure
$278
Watercolour (21 x 29 cm)
Arbre feu
Arbre feu
$278
Watercolour (27 x 19 cm)
Bsm - f
Bsm - f
$445
Watercolour (31 x 46 cm)
Gourmand
Gourmand
$333
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Chaos
Chaos
$333
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Gallinule
Gallinule
$534
Watercolour (38 x 27 cm)
Amas de pétales en circonvolution cérébelleuse
Amas de pétales en circonvolution cérébelleuse
$367
Watercolour (38 x 26 cm)
Filigrane
Filigrane
$178
Watercolour (19 x 13 cm)
Désamour
Désamour
$500
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Où
$278
Watercolour (30 x 30 cm)
50 centimes
50 centimes
-20% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (65 x 50 cm)
Pourpre hivernale
Pourpre hivernale
$778
Watercolour (51 x 48 cm)
Le bruissement du feuillage et des branches
Le bruissement du feuillage et des branches
$1,000
Watercolour (62 x 44 cm)
Les promesses du soir
Les promesses du soir
$356
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
La lisière du jour
La lisière du jour
$722
Watercolour (43 x 45 cm)
Le froid sombre gagne les vallées
Le froid sombre gagne les vallées
$667
Watercolour (48 x 45 cm)
Jeux de lumière aux frondaisons
Jeux de lumière aux frondaisons
$778
Watercolour (51 x 47 cm)
Champagne à gogo
Champagne à gogo
$222
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Monstre de réalité
Monstre de réalité
$267
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Princesse de la corne
Princesse de la corne
$2,001
Watercolour (80 x 100 cm)
Marina 2
Marina 2
$333
Watercolour (41 x 31 cm)
Utopie
Utopie
$1,089
Watercolour (27 x 25 cm)
Crépuscule
Crépuscule
$611
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Indifférent
Indifférent
$356
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Retourner
Retourner
$350
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Tant pis - Série Des elles
Tant pis - Série Des elles
$245
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
S'en aller
S'en aller
$667
Watercolour (23 x 31 cm)
Après la pluie
Après la pluie
$945
Watercolour (41 x 32 cm)
Grand nord
Grand nord
$1,334
Watercolour (28 x 30 cm)
Conversation
Conversation
$834
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Déploiement
Déploiement
$889
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Vers le ciel
Vers le ciel
$1,223
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Transparent 3
Transparent 3
$556
Watercolour (33 x 33 cm)
Elan
Elan
$900
Watercolour (38 x 55 cm)
Ciel et terre
Ciel et terre
$1,000
Watercolour (67 x 47 cm)
Abstrait rouge 4
Abstrait rouge 4
$556
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Chambre nue
Chambre nue
$667
Watercolour (41 x 41 cm)
Musa
Musa
$889
Watercolour (60 x 40 cm)
Attraction
Attraction
$1,056
Watercolour (70 x 50 cm)
Charlie and the kid
Charlie and the kid
$1,000
Watercolour (40 x 120 cm)
Sur le parvis de trinidad - cuba
Sur le parvis de trinidad - cuba
$1,089
Watercolour (30 x 23 cm)
Avec le soleil
Avec le soleil
$1,056
Watercolour (70 x 50 cm)
Ulysse 31
Ulysse 31
$889
Watercolour (70 x 70 cm)
Le mazet luberon
Le mazet luberon
$422
Watercolour (40 x 28 cm)
Red mountain
Red mountain
$1,056
Watercolour (70 x 50 cm)
Ruelle - santiago de cuba
Ruelle - santiago de cuba
$1,645
Watercolour (51 x 36 cm)
Le rebelle
Le rebelle
$611
Watercolour (36 x 48 cm)
Fire dept. - route 66
Fire dept. - route 66
$1,112
Watercolour (51 x 36 cm)
Le  bric à brac du brocanteur
Le bric à brac du brocanteur
$2,001
Watercolour (61 x 49 cm)
La barquette de prunes
La barquette de prunes
$1,112
Watercolour (50 x 40 cm)
N°57
N°57
$778
Watercolour (75 x 57 cm)
Eglise russe de biarritz
Eglise russe de biarritz
$556
Watercolour (30 x 45 cm)
Planète des oiseaux 1
Planète des oiseaux 1
$611
Watercolour (36 x 48 cm)
Rose diaphane
Rose diaphane
$556
Watercolour (25 x 35 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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