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What is abstract oil painting?

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An abstract oil painting and an artwork that is made with oil paint on a medium like canvas, wood board, or other panels like canvas board. And the 'abstract' term refers to the Movement & Style of the piece. As abstraction indicates a departure from reality in the depiction of imagery in art, the artist creates a painting where the subject, shape, form, color, and line, is created with no particular references of the world but as a composition that may exist with a degree of independence from its vision.
Lilac Gallery Ltd.March 17, 2021
Vintage Mid Century Abstract Minimalist Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American mid century modernist abstract painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1980. Housed in a
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1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

AWH 289 - Original Abstract Minimalist Colorfield Oil Painting
By Bernhard Zimmer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bernhard Zimmer produces deeply layered, subtly textured abstract paintings that contain
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21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

Pose, pink minimalist oil painting on panel, abstract shapes
By Liz Rundorff Smith
Located in New York, NY
artist’s paintings bring personal experience to the familiar forms of minimalism, while undermining the
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Vintage American Modernist Abstract Minimalist New York School Oil Painting
By Duanye Hatchett
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract oil painting by Duayne Hatchett (1925 - 2015). Oil on board
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1990s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Korean Abstract Minimalist Oil Painting LA Woman Artist MInimalism Jae Hahn
By Jae Hahn
Located in Surfside, FL
Textured oil on canvas Hand signed verso 20 x 16 inches Jae Hahn is a Korean-born artist living
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Late 20th Century Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Oil Painting Color field, Minimalist, Abstract Expressionist John Zinsser
By John Zinsser
Located in Surfside, FL
pay homage to, expand upon, and subvert earlier precedents in NYC’s painting history, from Abstract
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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"Young Boy with Toy Airplane" Post-Impressionism French Oil Painting on Canvas
By Jacques Zucker
Located in New York, NY
This painting depicts a whimsical portrait of a young boy with light brown hair against a veredian green background. The bright colors and quick brush strokes are what make this pain...
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20th Century Post-Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Board, Canvas, Oil

"My Horizon - Murano" Abstract Color Field Contemporary Painting on Paper
By Cindy Shaoul
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Archival Paper

"My Horizon - Euro Trip" Abstract Color Field Contemporary Painting on Paper
By Cindy Shaoul
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Archival Paper, Oil

"My Horizon - Bahamas" Abstract Color Field Contemporary Painting on Paper
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Located in New York, NY
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Archival Paper

"City Boy" John Lennon NYC Pop Art Street Art Décollage Painting Mixed Media
By Gieler
Located in New York, NY
This piece depicts John Lennon wearing an iconic New York City shirt. Done with beautiful expressive colors and a distinctive street art design, this piece pops with energy and a rom...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

"I Defy Gravity" Marilyn Monroe Portrait Pop Art Street Art Colorful Painting
By Gieler
Located in New York, NY
This piece depicts famous icon, Marilyn Monroe. Done with beautiful expressive colors and a distinctive street art design, this piece pops with energy and a romantic beauty. It is a ...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

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