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What is an original artwork?

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What is an original artwork?
An original artwork is an artwork made by the hand of the artist, be it a painting, a drawing, a carved sculpture, etc. Because of their fabrication process, bronze sculptures have a somehow different meaning of "original", which may depend on the local legislation : in France, a numbered bronze molding made directly from the artist's mold qualifies as an "original" if the total number of specimens is less or equals to eight, plus four "artist's proofs".
La ChrysomeleFebruary 23, 2021
When we refer to "original" it simply means a unique painting made by the artist's own hand.
Irena Orlov ArtFebruary 25, 2021
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Black and Orange Dynamic Gesture on Beige Abstract Oil Painting, Untitled
By Jean Soyer
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
This artwork is a very nice piece in the collection of Jean Soyer's production, featuring typical
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"The Fierce Seasons", Bold Fauvist French Autumnal Landscape Oil Painting
By Yves Calméjane
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
"The Fierce Seasons" (the original French title, "les Saisons fauves", could also be translated as
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2010s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

"Orchestra of Irises", Vibrant Post-Impressionist Purple Floral Oil Painting
By Yves Calméjane
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
"Orchestra of Irises" (original title "Orchestre d'Iris") by Yves Calméjane is a masterful oil on
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2010s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

"The temple", Small Character in a Forest Circular Figurative Bronze Sculpture
By Isabelle Jeandot
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
character seated on the ground, surrounded by trees. This artwork is an allegory of Mother Earth, with
Category

2010s Contemporary Still-life Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

"Of Offerings and Signs", Landscape Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Annie Tremsal
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Tremsal, rendered using oiled ocher on canvas. The artwork is stretched onto a wooden frame and remains
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas

"Of Rose & Flight", White, Ocean Blue, Golden Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Annie Tremsal
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Named "Of Rose & flight", this figurative abstract impressionist artwork by Annie Tremsal was
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas

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"Eclosion II", Black Metal Hand-Woven Flower Pendant Aerial Sculpture
By Delphine Grandvaux
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Titled "Eclosion II," this aerial sculpture by Delphine Grandvaux is meticulously hand-woven from galvanized and recuit wire. This piece is to be suspended from the ceiling. Delph...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal

"Eclosion I", Black Metal Hand-Woven Flower Pendant Aerial Sculpture
By Delphine Grandvaux
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Titled "Eclosion I," this aerial sculpture by Delphine Grandvaux is meticulously hand-woven from galvanized and recuit wire. This piece is to be suspended from the ceiling. Delphi...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal

“Merry-Go-Round”, Carousel Astrolabe Univers&Humanity Symbolist Oil Painting
By Andrée Bars
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Titled "Merry-Go-Round," this symbolist oil painting offers a surreal blend of time, space, and childhood nostalgia. The focal point of the composition is a complex armillary sphere, traditionally used to represent the celestial globe, now transformed into a whimsical carousel. Around the armillary sphere, wooden carousel horses are depicted in mid-gallop, their colorful saddles and bridles adding a vibrant contrast to the metallic gold of the armillary rings...
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2010s Symbolist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

"Each Has Its Destiny", Snails in Nature Symboliste Oil Painting
By Andrée Bars
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Titled "Each Has Its Destiny," this charming symbolist oil painting on canvas by Andrée Bars offers a serene and contemplative view of nature's delicate balance. The composition feat...
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2010s Symbolist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

"Cold Case: The Disappearance of Arthur in the Stars", Symbolist Oil Painting
By Andrée Bars
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Titled "Cold Case: The Disappearance of Arthur in the Stars," this intriguing oil painting presents a visual narrative reminiscent of a detective's investigation board. The compositi...
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2010s Symbolist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

"Delirium of Lace", White Lingerie Fabric with Pattern Symboliste Oil Painting
By Andrée Bars
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Titled "Delirium of Lace," this symboliste oil painting by Andrée Bars presents a delicate still life. The composition centers around intricately arranged white lace lingerie, meticu...
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2010s Symbolist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

"The Temptation", Dreamscape with Leopard and Gargoyle Symboliste Oil Painting
By Andrée Bars
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
"The temptation" is an oil painting on canvas by Andrée Bars. This artwork, imbued with a sense of fantasy and dreamlike wonder, captivates the viewer with its imaginative and surrea...
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2010s Symbolist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

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