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Everyday life Drawing

Drawing is undoubtedly one of the oldest forms of human expression. Even in the prehistoric times, humans used drawings to represent the world around them. Drawing has been central not only to artists learning how to capture reality but also for fashion designers wanting to sketch out designs, or architects and engineers needing to create detailed images of buildings or machines. Overtime, drawing has hugely diversified. Innovation by artists and those using drawings for non artistic purposes has resulted in the existence of a wide variety of techniques.

Genre drawing depicts everyday life with ordinary people. Although it changed overtime, even with the first prehistoric drawings we can see aspects of the daily life of men and women represented on the walls of their caves.

In Antiquity, wealthy Romans also used painted mosaics to illustrate their lives and actions in their homes, examples of this were found at the Villa Casale in Sicily (listed as UNESCO World Heritage).There is also some evidence that Romans used metalpoint (generally silver although gold, copper or lead could also be used) on paper or parchment coated with gum powder and coloured pigments to produce artworks.

Artists have always been inspired by their environment and have never ceased to represent the world around them. Drawing forms the basis of artists’ understanding of the human body and the world around them. They will first learn to look carefully at the world around them. They might choose to capture simple things around them: a still life or a child playing. With coloured pencils, charcoal drawings, chalks or pastels, artists have immortalised the scenes around them from ordinary actions to extraordinary festivities.

Many great masters were fond of genre scenes and everyday life drawings. While these drawings often took the form of preliminary sketches, they could also be artworks in themselves. For example, in the 17th century Rembrandt produced a substantial portfolio with hundreds of drawings, including many depicting scenes of everyday life. For example, “Saskia in Bed”, a drawing in pen and brown ink, represents an nurse watching over his wife who lies ill in bed.

Everyday life drawings have evolved throughout art history but still have valued place within the visual arts, particularly in modern and contemporary art. In fact, it is one of the first courses offered to budding artists at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. As Giacometti famously stated, “If we master a bit of drawing, everything else is possible”.

Artsper offers a wide selection of drawings representing realistic, figurative or abstract scenes of everyday life. Explore works by famous contemporary artists as well as drawings by new emerging talents like Soufiane Ababi, Virginie Barré, Shadi Alzaqzouz.

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Gwendoline Hausermann, Lutteuses #1, Fine Art Drawings

Gwendoline Hausermann

Lutteuses #1, 2020
8.3 x 11.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$904

Vita Opolskyte, Untitled IX, Fine Art Drawings

Vita Opolskyte

Untitled IX, 2020
8.3 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$362

Céline Pierzchala, The last day, Fine Art Drawings

Céline Pierzchala

The last day, 2021
11.4 x 16.5 x 0.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$168

Jean Cocteau, Le Malade, Fine Art Drawings

Jean Cocteau

Le Malade, 1934
19.3 x 13.4 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$21,695

Rudyard Heaton, Sans titre 14 (DED359712), Fine Art Drawings

Rudyard Heaton

Sans titre 14 (DED359712), 2018
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$289

Mimmo Rotella, The Waiter, Fine Art Drawings

Mimmo Rotella

The Waiter, 1987
11.4 x 8.3 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,446

Shaka, Prédation #2, Fine Art Drawings

Shaka

Prédation #2, 2020
78.7 x 51.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$13,258

Jean-Luc Lopez, Rock and Roll, Fine Art Drawings

Jean-Luc Lopez

Rock and Roll, 2021
14.2 x 18.9 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$410

Maurice Douard, Street n-3, Fine Art Drawings

Maurice Douard

Street n-3, 2019
43.3 x 29.5 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,808

Loreto Verrocchia, Le bar du marché à Sète, Fine Art Drawings

Loreto Verrocchia

Le bar du marché à Sète, 2019
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$663

Jorge Castillo, Little Theater, Fine Art Drawings

Jorge Castillo

Little Theater, 1960
8 x 9.8 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,446

Jeanne Daour, Lunapark, Fine Art Drawings

Jeanne Daour

Lunapark, 1950
5.4 x 7.5 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$362

Renzo Vespignani, The Woman under a Full Moon, Fine Art Drawings

Renzo Vespignani

The Woman under a Full Moon, 1953
7.9 x 5.9 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,025

Enrico Sacchetti, Ritual, Fine Art Drawings

Enrico Sacchetti

Ritual, 1920
28.3 x 21.3 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,808

Jonathan Huxley, Black stuff, Fine Art Drawings

Jonathan Huxley

Black stuff, 2014
9.8 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,808

Luigi Bompard, Bourgeoisie, Fine Art Drawings

Luigi Bompard

Bourgeoisie, 1905
11.2 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$904

Jean Jansem, La partie de cartes, Fine Art Drawings

Jean Jansem

La partie de cartes, 1965
9.4 x 12.7 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,507

Henri Wormser, The Hairstyle, Fine Art Drawings

Henri Wormser

The Hairstyle, 1950
9.4 x 12.2 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$422

Gianpaolo Berto, Homage to Picasso, Fine Art Drawings

Gianpaolo Berto

Homage to Picasso, 1974
16.1 x 21.7 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$723

Camille Adra, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Camille Adra

Sans titre, 2019
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$319

Paul Garin, In Good Company, Fine Art Drawings

Paul Garin

In Good Company, 1950
10.3 x 12.6 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$482

Carmen Selma, L'entrée pour les garçons, Fine Art Drawings

Carmen Selma

L'entrée pour les garçons, 2018
11.6 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$575

Emile-François Chambon, Victoria Hall, Fine Art Drawings

Emile-François Chambon

Victoria Hall, 1972
11.2 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$446

Georges Carrey, Le Travail à la Longe, Fine Art Drawings

Georges Carrey

Le Travail à la Longe, 1920
11.8 x 9.4 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$362

Carlo Rivalta, Pharmacist, Fine Art Drawings

Carlo Rivalta

Pharmacist, 1930
4.5 x 6.7 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,290

Chas Laborde, People Conversation, Fine Art Drawings

Chas Laborde

People Conversation, 1930
12.2 x 8 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$783

Jean Albert Grand-Carteret, Interior, Fine Art Drawings

Jean Albert Grand-Carteret

Interior, 1930
9.8 x 12.6 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$482

André Maire, Monks at the well, Fine Art Drawings

André Maire

Monks at the well, 1950
10 x 7.3 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$458

Topolino, Mes nuits apaches, Fine Art Drawings

Topolino

Mes nuits apaches, 2017
11.7 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$289

Laëtitia Vernieux, Impact, Fine Art Drawings

Laëtitia Vernieux

Impact, 2019
23.6 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,218

Frank Girard, Décembre, Fine Art Drawings

Frank Girard

Décembre, 2017
29.9 x 22 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,218

George Grosz, Without Results, Fine Art Drawings

George Grosz

Without Results, 1925
25.6 x 20.7 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$45,802

Tarek Butayhi, Untitled 134, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek Butayhi

Untitled 134, 2015
8.3 x 11.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$700

Rossella Mercedes, Cross my heart and hope to die, Fine Art Drawings

Rossella Mercedes

Cross my heart and hope to die, 2020
16.5 x 11.7 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$331

Petites Luxures, Cunique au monde, Fine Art Drawings

Petites Luxures

Cunique au monde, 2019
20.9 x 16.9 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,085

Ellina Zhanu, Perfect sense, Fine Art Drawings

Ellina Zhanu

Perfect sense, 2020
19.3 x 25.6 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$337 $422

Abraham Dayan, Savannah, Fine Art Drawings

Abraham Dayan

Savannah, 2019
15 x 18.5 x 1.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$300

Fernando Garcia Monzon, Cheers 2, Fine Art Drawings

Fernando Garcia Monzon

Cheers 2, 2016
11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$603

Mariette Lydis, Petite fille, Fine Art Drawings

Mariette Lydis

Petite fille, 1930
11.8 x 9.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$603

Joël Fougman, Dreux, Fine Art Drawings

Joël Fougman

Dreux, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$362

Karine Secret, Les Spaghettis, Fine Art Drawings

Karine Secret

Les Spaghettis, 2021
9.1 x 6.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$301

Vladimir Shinkarev, Goethe. The Sorrows of Young Werther, Fine Art Drawings

Vladimir Shinkarev

Goethe. The Sorrows of Young Werther, 2001
7.9 x 9.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,446

Xiao Duzi, Pub no.1, Fine Art Drawings

Xiao Duzi

Pub no.1, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$700

John Torcapel, Clocher, Fine Art Drawings

John Torcapel

Clocher, 1947
8.5 x 12.8 x 0.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$669

Michael Bastow, The Artist, Fine Art Drawings

Michael Bastow

The Artist, 2018
27.6 x 50.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$7,232

Felipe Rezende, Metalúrgica M&M, Fine Art Drawings

Felipe Rezende

Metalúrgica M&M, 2020
11.4 x 8.3 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$362

Aether Lin, Walk along the underpass, Fine Art Drawings

Aether Lin

Walk along the underpass, 2020
13.8 x 19.7 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,380

Fu Tang Ji, The bone in my hands, Fine Art Drawings

Fu Tang Ji

The bone in my hands, 2017
9.4 x 17.3 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$880

Patrick Bew, Abandon IV, Green & Pleasant Land, Fine Art Drawings

Patrick Bew

Abandon IV, Green & Pleasant Land, 1998
33.9 x 24 x 1.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$663

Alain Bourdon, Hossegor #3 - Etude pour fresque murale, Fine Art Drawings

Alain Bourdon

Hossegor #3 - Etude pour fresque murale, 2021
9.8 x 7.5 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$362

Marco Santaniello, Akihabara Street, Fine Art Drawings

Marco Santaniello

Akihabara Street, 2020
26.4 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$5,424

Véronique Hubert, Fille de Arbus et Arp II, Fine Art Drawings

Véronique Hubert

Fille de Arbus et Arp II, 2008
19.7 x 12.7 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$723

Fernande Cormier, Dessin d'une paysanne, Fine Art Drawings

Fernande Cormier

Dessin d'une paysanne, 1918
8.3 x 7.5 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$446

Fabrice Montignier, Le Voyeur / Peeping Tom d'après le film de Michael Powell (1960), Fine Art Drawings

Fabrice Montignier

Le Voyeur / Peeping Tom d'après le film de Michael Powell (1960), 2012
14.6 x 14.6 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$470

Blankman, Trump at Home, Fine Art Drawings

Blankman

Trump at Home, 2020
12.6 x 12.6 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$301

Kevin Perkins, Untitled, Fine Art Drawings

Kevin Perkins

Untitled, 2019
33.9 x 23.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,411

Julien Spiewak, Etude, musée Cognacq-Jay (Paris), Fine Art Drawings

Julien Spiewak

Etude, musée Cognacq-Jay (Paris), 2016
11.8 x 8.3 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$603

Léon Laurent Galand, Berty Seuron 1ère danseuse, Fine Art Drawings

Léon Laurent Galand

Berty Seuron 1ère danseuse, 1935
22.4 x 16.9 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,004

Raya Safir, 3 femmes au jardin, Fine Art Drawings

Raya Safir

3 femmes au jardin, 1970
9.1 x 12.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$482

André Even, Moulin à Pont-Aven, Fine Art Drawings

André Even

Moulin à Pont-Aven, 1960
7.9 x 11 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$603

Alain Bernardini, Le promeneur de 11h à la chienne Tina, Fine Art Drawings

Alain Bernardini

Le promeneur de 11h à la chienne Tina, 1995
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,808

Mohammadi Zabihollah, Sans Titre, Fine Art Drawings

Mohammadi Zabihollah

Sans Titre, 2011
11.5 x 8.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$783

Kazem Ezi, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Kazem Ezi

Sans titre, 2012
9.8 x 13.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$844

Oxana Taran, Venise 1, Fine Art Drawings

Oxana Taran

Venise 1, 2013
23.2 x 33.1 x 1.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,326

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