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Watercolour Paintings

You might think of watercolor painting as delicate, soft-colored pigments suspended in water, blending softly into paper. But in reality, watercolor is far more complex than this initial description. From travel diaries to abstract compositions, watercolor art lends itself not only to a variety of styles but is also used in combination with other techniques such as ink, drawing and collage. 

Unlike oil paint or acrylic paint, watercolor painting was considered as an old-fashioned, simple hobby reserved for amateur artists who paint charming countryside scenes. And yet, this art form is thriving nowadays, as watercolor artists multiply at a fast pace. At the very start, watercolor painting was employed mainly for landscapes, travel diaries, sketches and entry-level art studies. The quick-drying medium allowed artists to work fast, sometimes enabling them to achieve an impressive degree of precision, as demonstrated by Dürer's watercolors and his famous Young Hare.

Another watercolor master, Claude Lorrain, created quick sketches of Italian landscapes that capture the heat of the southern sun. His works of art will make you want to jet off and escape to Italy in an instant. Ultimately, it was William Turner at the end of the 19th century who revealed watercolor painting's ability to create truly atmospheric works. In his paintings, hues fade into one another, creating clouds of colors that transform familiar landscapes into mysterious destinations.

At the end of the 19th century, watercolor became a preferred technique among artists who valued the freedom of expression it allowed. Impressionists gravitated towards it for the spontaneity it allowed, while Auguste Rodin used it for sketching dancers. 

During the 20th century, watercolor prints came to inspire the first abstract paintings of Wassily Kandinsky. Other notable watercolor artists include Egon Schiele, Paul Klee and Emil Nolde. Although watercolor painting was abandoned for decades, it returned to the art scene once again in the 60s, thanks to artists like Raoul Dufy and Zao Wou-Ki. 

Today, many contemporary artists choose watercolor as their medium of choice, seeing as it allows for a variety of possibilities. Luckily, on Artsper there are a lot to choose from!

Discover the works of Valerio Adami, the Italian painter and engraver known for his surprising color palette and thick, black-line contours. You can also find Philippe Pasqua's emblematic skulls and butterflies. For those who prefer urban scenes, there's the work of Nadéra Benmansour, which captures the life and vibrancy of cities such as Paris and New York on paper.




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Jean-Paul Agosti

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Herman Moller, Intérieur du XIXe, Painting

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Intérieur du XIXe, 1904
44 x 60 x 0.2 cm
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Wong Wa, Sans titre, Painting

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Sans titre, 2010
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Soh Ee Shaun, It would be nice to live here, Painting

Soh Ee Shaun

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42 x 30 x 0.3 cm
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Alice Rymowicz, Bouquet de fleurs, Painting

Alice Rymowicz

Bouquet de fleurs, 1980
32 x 24.1 x 0.1 cm
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€555

John Reitz, Composition géométrique, Painting

John Reitz

Composition géométrique, 1966
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Guy Lyman, Ni pipe ni bouteille, Painting

Guy Lyman

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91.4 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm
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Laerta Premto, Saybrook Point, Painting

Laerta Premto

Saybrook Point, 2020
20.3 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm
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€386

Jean Chapin, Country Church, Painting

Jean Chapin

Country Church, 1917
27.5 x 22 x 0.4 cm
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€400

Virgilio Guidi, Bacino Di San Marco, Painting

Virgilio Guidi

Bacino Di San Marco, 1975
35 x 51 x 0.1 cm
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€2,500

Ettore Verdesi, Au pied du Salève, Painting

Ettore Verdesi

Au pied du Salève, 1967
29 x 39 x 0.1 cm
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€545

ArnaudMartin, Grandes orgues, Painting

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114 x 70 x 3 cm
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€2,100

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Antoine H2o

Polygamie.., 2020
70 x 70 x 0.5 cm
Painting

€360

Pete Sack, Insomnia (I Was Nearly Able to Sleep), Painting

Pete Sack

Insomnia (I Was Nearly Able to Sleep), 2021
27.9 x 20.3 x 2.5 cm
Painting

€1,013

Melissa Kircher, Sea View, Painting

Melissa Kircher

Sea View, 2022
29.2 x 21.6 x 2.5 cm
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€916

Harry Urban, Au pied des montagnes, Painting

Harry Urban

Au pied des montagnes, 1925
26.5 x 38.5 x 0.1 cm
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€514

Danny Brown, Lo Mejor, Painting

Danny Brown

Lo Mejor, 2022
33 x 35.6 cm
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€376

Luigi Corbellini, Frédérica, Painting

Luigi Corbellini

Frédérica, 1953
38 x 29 x 0.2 cm
Painting

€625

Frédéric Dufaux, Vue d'ensemble sur Commugny, Suisse, Painting

Frédéric Dufaux

Vue d'ensemble sur Commugny, Suisse, 1900
21 x 29 x 0.3 cm
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€736

Mady Epstein, L'Arlequin, Painting

Mady Epstein

L'Arlequin, 1970
34 x 43 x 0.3 cm
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€1,089

Joseph Ferrero, Bord du lac en automne, Painting

Joseph Ferrero

Bord du lac en automne, 1938
52 x 39 x 0.3 cm
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€534

Henri Pfeiffer, Untitled, Painting

Henri Pfeiffer

Untitled, 1932
47 x 31 cm
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€2,900

Chaucer Silverson, Color in Motion, Painting

Chaucer Silverson

Color in Motion, 2014
76.2 x 55.9 x 0.3 cm
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€1,736

Christy, Arrogance Elégance, Painting

Christy

Arrogance Elégance, 2019
100 x 50 x 2 cm
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€2,500

JP Malot, Bitcoin on abstract, Painting

JP Malot

Bitcoin on abstract, 2022
100 x 70 x 1 cm
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€3,000

Nine, Les tanneurs à Fès, Painting

Nine

Les tanneurs à Fès, 2013
28.5 x 18.5 x 1 cm
Painting

€200

Isabelle Hirtzig, Flowers for Lara, Painting

Isabelle Hirtzig

Flowers for Lara, 2022
50 x 40 x 0.2 cm
Painting

€115

Edmondo Giuliani, Barche, Painting

Edmondo Giuliani

Barche, 1970
35 x 50 x 1 cm
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€300

Anais Daumard, Les oiseaux de passage 1, Painting

Anais Daumard

Les oiseaux de passage 1, 2021
32 x 24 x 0.1 cm
Painting

€160

Elizabeth Hefty-Khoury, Untitled, Painting

Elizabeth Hefty-Khoury

Untitled, 2022
142 x 29.7 x 0.5 cm
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€300

Jean Jourdan, Théorème, Painting

Jean Jourdan

Théorème, 2022
30 x 45 x 0.2 cm
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54 x 25 cm
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€460

Reiner, Bouquet en vase, Painting

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Bouquet en vase, 1948
62 x 46.5 x 0.5 cm
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€585

Polina Egorushkina, Centre de recrutement d’agents de l’étranger "Quelque chose n’est pas propre ici", Painting

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Juliette Calame, Branche fleurie, Painting

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€585

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52.5 x 76 cm
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Charlotte Lenssen, Sorento, Painting

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Li Baoxun, Portrait 3, Painting

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Alexandre Rochat, Hotel Miramare, Jesolo Italie, Painting

Alexandre Rochat

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Charles Malle

Riva degli Schiavoni, Venise, 1995
48 x 62 x 0.1 cm
Painting

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Georges Chappuis

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Celia Kettle

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32 x 32 x 3.5 cm
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Filippo Imbrighi

Agatha Christie, 2019
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Camille Hilaire, Sous-bois, Painting

Camille Hilaire

Sous-bois, 1975
35.5 x 46.5 cm
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Ghylan Safadi, Untitled 54, Painting

Ghylan Safadi

Untitled 54, 2016
30 x 21 cm
Painting

€386

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Jean-Raymond Delpech

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25.5 x 35 x 0.1 cm
Painting

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Gustave Singier

Composition, 1962
14 x 23 x 0.1 cm
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70 x 50 x 2.5 cm
Painting

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136 x 34 x 1 cm
Painting

€1,200

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Fabien Renault, Le flotteur, Painting

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70 x 47 x 0.2 cm
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