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-20% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (42 x 32 cm)
Départ
Départ
$1,317
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Compréhension
Compréhension
$823
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Nue
Nue
$823
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Transparent 1
Transparent 1
$549
Watercolour (33 x 33 cm)
Femme nue 4
new
Femme nue 4
$220
Watercolour (20 x 29 cm)
Superman - superlflu
Superman - superlflu
$351
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Femme nue 3
new
Femme nue 3
$165
Watercolour (21 x 28 cm)
Panda
Panda
$988
Watercolour (120 x 60 cm)
Violette
Violette
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (50 x 100 cm)
Aimer l'impossible
Aimer l'impossible
$2,030
Watercolour (64 x 101 cm)
Telling stories about orson wells
Telling stories about orson wells
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (80 x 80 cm)
Le passé..maintenant
Le passé..maintenant
$768
Watercolour (34 x 44 cm)
Plein d'espoir
Plein d'espoir
$1,098
Watercolour (55 x 75 cm)
Giulietta
Giulietta
$604
Watercolour (30 x 45 cm)
If less is more 4
If less is more 4
$659
Watercolour (51 x 31 cm)
Farfadet
Farfadet
$549
Watercolour (29 x 40 cm)
Nature en mouvement 1
Nature en mouvement 1
$988
Watercolour (66 x 46 cm)
Dans la lune
Dans la lune
$1,207
Watercolour (57 x 77 cm)
Just you
Just you
$735
Watercolour (38 x 55 cm)
Atémisia, judith, holopherne et moi
Atémisia, judith, holopherne et moi
$1,756
Watercolour (73 x 92 cm)
Sporogones lumineux
Sporogones lumineux
$198
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Entre ciel et mer
Entre ciel et mer
$1,043
Watercolour (70 x 50 cm)
La barquette de prunes
La barquette de prunes
$1,976
Watercolour (50 x 40 cm)
Paysage
Paysage
$988
Watercolour (67 x 47 cm)
Robe noire
Robe noire
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (30 x 45 cm)
Les Supernovas - 004
Les Supernovas - 004
$412
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Champs fleuris au soleil
Champs fleuris au soleil
$988
Watercolour (67 x 47 cm)
Curieuse
Curieuse
$1,098
Watercolour (70 x 100 cm)
Les trous noirs - 004
Les trous noirs - 004
$412
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Brume matinale
Brume matinale
$1,317
Watercolour (76 x 56 cm)
Montagne
Montagne
$1,043
Watercolour (70 x 50 cm)
Les Supernovas - 003
Les Supernovas - 003
$412
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
49.76563°n 0.36330°e
49.76563°n 0.36330°e
$878
Watercolour (77 x 60 cm)
Cuban driver
Cuban driver
$768
Watercolour (38 x 56 cm)
Dang'air
Dang'air
$1,317
Watercolour (100 x 70 cm)
Fire dept. - route 66
Fire dept. - route 66
-20% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (51 x 36 cm)
Le cueilleur d'abricots
Le cueilleur d'abricots
$1,098
Watercolour (56 x 76 cm)
Les nébuleuses - 004
Les nébuleuses - 004
$274
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
49,76400°n 0,36638°e
49,76400°n 0,36638°e
$988
Watercolour (46 x 83 cm)
Jeune nonne
Jeune nonne
$1,098
Watercolour (56 x 76 cm)
Petit matin
Petit matin
$1,098
Watercolour (100 x 70 cm)
Les Supernovas - 002
Les Supernovas - 002
$412
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Les trous noirs - 001
Les trous noirs - 001
$274
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Reggae in cuba
Reggae in cuba
$768
Watercolour (38 x 56 cm)
Rose diaphane II
Rose diaphane II
$549
Watercolour (27 x 25 cm)
Avachies
Avachies
$878
Watercolour (100 x 50 cm)
Los independentistas
Los independentistas
$1,317
Watercolour (30 x 20 cm)
Trêve
Trêve
$417
Watercolour (45 x 59 cm)
Les nébuleuses - 006
Les nébuleuses - 006
$412
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Red gate kyoto
Red gate kyoto
$988
Watercolour (30 x 20 cm)
Les trous noirs - 003
Les trous noirs - 003
$412
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Colibri-1
Colibri-1
$165
Watercolour (13 x 18 cm)
« mes printemps » série des elles
« mes printemps » série des elles
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (30 x 30 cm)
Rêveries
Rêveries
$274
Watercolour (21 x 30 cm)
Série « les aquatiques » 4
Série « les aquatiques » 4
$241
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Série les aquatiques 3
Série les aquatiques 3
$241
Watercolour (18 x 18 cm)
Johnny
Johnny
$329
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Le bosquet
Le bosquet
$209
Watercolour (24 x 24 cm)
Lion watching
Lion watching
$384
Watercolour (30 x 40 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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