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Pen and Ink Artists

Do you appreciate calligraphy and inks of the great masters? Are you a lover of Hokusai inks? There is no doubt that with KAZoART you will find among all our pen and ink artists whose works are just as magnificent and unique as those of their predecessors.

Famous pen and ink artists

Ink is a bit like graphite, it is one of the oldest and most used mediums. In the Middle Ages, it was the preferred tool for thos creating illuminated manuscripts and in the Renaissance it was mainly used for printing. Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach The Elder and Titian used it for their many engravings. It was only in the 19th and 20th centuries that ink was used differently.

It is true that until now, paintings in Europe have generally been done in oil. Ink, however was used at the beginning of the process. There were many artists that use pen and ink during the Renaissance as they produced ink drawings and preparatory sketches in order to organize the composition of a future canvas. 

Oil painting thus reigned over other techniques and mediums until the beginning of the 20th century. This was the case until the avant-gardists (Auguste Renoir, Georges Rouault, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall) decided to break tradition. They decided to bring all kinds of techniques and mediums into the scene and regularly giving ink drawings a prominent place in their works.

Ink in art: its techniques, supports, definitions

Widely used in the literary field for many centuries, it is also highly appreciated by artists who, very quickly, discover its many possibilities. Whether diluted or mixed, ink nuances works than any other medium

En fonction de l’outil choisi par l’artiste (pinceau, plume métallique, plume d’oie, bambou, etc.), elle s’étale seule ou mélangée à d’autres médiums (aquarelle, acrylique, fusain, sanguine, etc.) sur n’importe quel support. 

Depending on the tool chosen by the pen and ink artists (brush, metal feather, goose feather, bamboo, etc.), it can be spread alone or mixed with other mediums (watercolour, acrylic, charcoal, sanguine, etc.) on any support. 

Drawing with ink implies a great mastery of the artist, because he must know all his potential in order to handle it with dexterity to make the most of this technique. Finally, it should be noted that ink is still widely used in the field of printing, particularly during the production of engravings.

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Marina Del Pozo

435 works

Christian DUGArdeyn

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Clara Crespin

182 works

Régine Pivier-Attolini

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Stéphane Cattaneo

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Franck Le Boulicaut

112 works

Christine Guichard

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Valérie Chrétien

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Benedicte Gele

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Viviane Beaufumé

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Marc Brousse

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Geert Heirbaut - Kowalsky Days

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Florent Cordier

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117 works

Steve Drevet

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François Sahuc

126 works

Marie-Hélène Carcanague

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Tatiana Ivchenkova

229 works

Sylvia Baldeva

438 works


354 works

Zeynep Perinçek

156 works

Hildegarde Handsaeme

68 works

Pauline Di Valentin

26 works

Isabelle Mispelon

92 works


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Thibault Lepeudry

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LN Le Cheviller

536 works

Pierre Richir

58 works

Didier Goessens

217 works

Walter Ciandrini

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ian palmer

145 works

Claire Mériel

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Lucile Travert

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Frédéric Haire

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Thierry Machuron

158 works

Sébastien Brunel

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Manuel Pougès

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Aude Billerot

133 works

Catherine Hoang

44 works

Emmanuelle Priss

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Hélène Grébeauval

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Jacqueline Rosedalen

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Lea Lydie Lefebvre

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Catherine Guinot

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François Betting

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Franz Alias

124 works

Elisabeth Laplante

66 works

Gerard Lucian Ricard

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Véronique Tiberge

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Sandrine Grimaud-Lebeaux

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Caroline Montigneaux

323 works

Natalie Lanson

51 works

Mariella Lanata

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Laura Vallée Remond

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118 works

Sophie Jaffro

42 works

Adrien Porcu Deiana

31 works

Bertrand Joliet

113 works

Isabelle Courtois Lacoste

59 works

Rodin Sotolongo

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Charlotte Lelong

29 works

Jerome Laureau

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Patricia Blondel

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Pierre FSTN

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Virginio Vona

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