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Abstract Figurative Paintings

ABSTRACT STYLE

Beginning in the early 20th century, abstract art became a leading style of modernism. Rather than portray the world in a way that represented reality, as had been the dominating style of Western art in the previous centuries, abstract paintings, prints and sculptures are marked by a shift to geometric forms, gestural shapes and experimentation with color to express ideas, subject matter and scenes.

Although abstract art flourished in the early 1900s, propelled by movements like Fauvism and Cubism, it was rooted in the 19th century. In the 1840s, J.M.W. Turner emphasized light and motion for atmospheric paintings in which concrete details were blurred, and Paul Cézanne challenged traditional expectations of perspective in the 1890s.

Some of the earliest abstract artists — Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint — expanded on these breakthroughs while using vivid colors and forms to channel spiritual concepts. Painter Piet Mondrian, a Dutch pioneer of the art movement, explored geometric abstraction partly owing to his belief in Theosophy, which is grounded in a search for higher spiritual truths and embraces philosophers of the Renaissance period and medieval mystics. Black Square, a daringly simple 1913 work by Russian artist Kazimir Malevich, was a watershed statement on creating art that was free “from the dead weight of the real world,” as he later wrote.

Surrealism in the 1920s, led by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Meret Oppenheim and others, saw painters creating abstract pieces in order to connect to the subconscious. When Abstract Expressionism emerged in New York during the mid-20th century, it similarly centered on the process of creation, in which Helen Frankenthaler’s expressive “soak-stain” technique, Jackson Pollock’s drips of paint, and Mark Rothko’s planes of color were a radical new type of abstraction.

Conceptual art, Pop art, Hard-Edge painting and many other movements offered fresh approaches to abstraction that continued into the 21st century, with major contemporary artists now exploring it, including Anish Kapoor, Mark Bradford, El Anatsui and Julie Mehretu.

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Style: Abstract
Multiplication of the loaves and fishes
Located in BARCELONA, ES
Artwork in old frame. Western progress and development, of which we are so proud, have brought us to this point. A society where hyper-individualism, loss of solidarity, and an exa...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Handmade Paper

"Parisian Golden Hour" Abstract Figure Gown Haute Couture Oil Painting Paper
Located in New York, NY
Exploring the purity of the feminine form and the drama of French haute couture, artist Cindy Shaoul creates a dialogue between the figurative and the abstract. Her spirited composit...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Gold Leaf

I remember my first vacation
Located in BARCELONA, ES
Giordan Rubio (b. 1998, France, lives and works in Nice) practice is to explore the links of influence and temporality on the evolution of dreaming as a function of the Other, instit...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Acrylic

"Goldie" Gold Abstract Figure in Chanel Gown Haute Couture Oil Painting on Paper
Located in New York, NY
Exploring the purity of the feminine form and the drama of French haute couture, artist Cindy Shaoul creates a dialogue between the figurative and the abstract. Her spirited composit...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Oil, Acrylic

"Paris at Night" Abstract Figure in Gown Haute Couture Oil Painting on Paper
Located in New York, NY
Exploring the purity of the feminine form and the drama of French haute couture, artist Cindy Shaoul creates a dialogue between the figurative and the abstract. Her spirited composit...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Oil, Acrylic

Looking forward to see you again
Located in BARCELONA, ES
My work is related to the emotional sphere.Fear, emotionality, anxiety inadequacy are the predominant feelings, together with a strong passion for life that surrounds and marks the p...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Alice on Cheramic
Located in BARCELONA, ES
My work is related to the emotional sphere.Fear, emotionality, anxiety inadequacy are the predominant feelings, together with a strong passion for life that surrounds and marks the p...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

"Iridescence in Paris" Abstract Figure Gown Haute Couture Oil Painting on Paper
Located in New York, NY
Exploring the purity of the feminine form and the drama of French haute couture, artist Cindy Shaoul creates a dialogue between the figurative and the abstract. Her spirited composit...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Acrylic, Paper

"Goldie - Met Gala" Figure in Gown French Haute Couture Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in New York, NY
Exploring the purity of the feminine form and the drama of French haute couture, artist Cindy Shaoul creates a dialogue between the figurative and the abstract. Her spirited composit...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

Blue day
Located in BARCELONA, ES
Giordan Rubio (b. 1998, France, lives and works in Nice) practice is to explore the links of influence and temporality on the evolution of dreaming as a function of the Other, instit...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

"Dancing with the Stars" Abstract Figure Gown Haute Couture Oil Painting Paper
Located in New York, NY
Exploring the purity of the feminine form and the drama of French haute couture, artist Cindy Shaoul creates a dialogue between the figurative and the abstract. Her spirited composit...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Oil, Acrylic

Red Orange Black Volcanic Lava Magma Explosion Abstract Oil Painting, Untitled
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
This stunning artwork provides an incredible strength to the spectator. Although an abstract painting, both the very deep and vivid colors and the movements make it a quite realisti...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Joan of Arc quadriptych, 188x144cm
Located in Antalya, TR
Joan of Arc quadriptych canvas I - 72х158cm Joan of Arc quadriptych canvas 2 - 72x158cm Joan of Arc quadriptych canvas 3 - 72х30cm Joan of Arc quadriptych canvas 4 - 72x30cm Each pie...
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Early 2000s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Everyday I put a vase of flower on the table thinkig on you
Located in BARCELONA, ES
My work is related to the emotional sphere.Fear, emotionality, anxiety inadequacy are the predominant feelings, together with a strong passion for life that surrounds and marks the p...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Acrylic

"Parisian Iridescence" Abstract Figure Gown Haute Couture Oil Painting on Paper
Located in New York, NY
Exploring the purity of the feminine form and the drama of French haute couture, artist Cindy Shaoul creates a dialogue between the figurative and the abstract. Her spirited composit...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Oil, Acrylic

"1397 Innocence" Figurative, Abstract, Painting, 21st Century, Acrylic
Located in Dessau-Rosslau, Sachsen Anhalt
Artist: Roger König b. Dessau, Germany (1968) Master student of Kurt Schönburg, HWK Halle, Germany. Art Awards Winner 2019 - Art Fair Leipzig König combines modern painting with acr...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Clay, Acrylic

Black and Grey on Red Background Lyrical Abstraction Oil Painting, Untitled
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
This artwork is remarkable by its sobriety, its strength and its purity, with a grey "ground" above which floats a black abstract shape (which, by pareidolia, may look like a speedin...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

White Phantom, Large Vertical 1960s Signed Abstract Oil Painting by Paul Burlin
Located in Denver, CO
Original abstract oil on canvas painting titled 'White Phantom' signed by Paul Burlin (1886-1969) from 1961. Large format vertical painting composed of colors of white, green, red, b...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Olympia
By Scott Bennett
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Olympia. Custom made gold leaf frame. Scott Bennett was born in 1951 in Newton, New Jersey, contemporary artist from the East Coast he has been painting for over 40 years. Working wi...
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Early 2000s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

"Elegance of trees in winter" landscape painting acrylic linen canvas 92x65cm
Located in Roscoff, FR
"Elegance of trees in winter" landscape painting modeling paste on canvas linen 92x65cm turquoise send in wooden crate at cost happiness, lightness of yellow, a moment of joy the ...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Sandstone

Sophie
Located in New York, NY
Sophie is an expressive and highly individualistic Post Impressionist work reminiscent of Chaim Soutine. Cottavoz isn known and celebrated for using incredibly thick paint that is a...
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1960s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Mid Century Modern "Snow Storm", Vintage Abstract Figurative Winter Scene, Oil
Located in Bristol, GB
Snow Storm Size: 52.5 x 32 cm (including frame) Oil on canvas A sombre yet expressive work of art presenting a scene of a human figure trudging through a snow storm. The artist has...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

May be, may be not
Located in BARCELONA, ES
Western progress and development, of which we are so proud, have brought us to this point. A society where hyper-individualism, loss of solidarity, and an exaggerated egocentrism rul...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Acrylic

1969 feminine French modern painting. Multi-colored abstract expressionism.
Located in Frederiksberg C, DK
This modern French painting is a cheerful eye-catcher. The vibrant colors and their soft intertwining are feminine in appearance yet powerful in expression. The color scale ranging f...
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1960s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Other Medium, Canvas, Oil

Dream Room I
Located in Nashville, TN
Woman figure depicting climate change. About the artist: Lisa M. Shimko’s paintings reveal the influences of sundry research topics, old memories, and daydreaming. Growing up in ...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

The Guardian
Located in Ridgewood, NY
Watercolor ink and charcoal on paper, it comes framed in a white passe-partout.
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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India Ink, Watercolor, Charcoal

Sex
Located in Ridgewood, NY
Watercolor and ink on paper, it comes framed in a white passe-partout.
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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India Ink, Watercolor

Rain
Located in Ridgewood, NY
Watercolor and mixed media on paper, it comes framed in a white passe-partout.
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Watercolor, Permanent Marker

Freedom
Located in Ridgewood, NY
Watercolor on paper, comes framed in a white passe-partout.
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Watercolor

Untitled
Located in Ridgewood, NY
Acrylic monoprint painted with ink, it comes framed in a white passe-partout
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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India Ink, Acrylic

The guardian
Located in Ridgewood, NY
Watercolor and oil stick on paper.
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Oil Crayon, Watercolor

The Return, Oil Painting
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br>A puddle reflects a pensive scene of the city in artist Andres Lopez's impressionist piece. Pedestrians walk past in opposite directions appearing to be absorbe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Almost Like a Dream, Oil Painting
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br>Artist Andres Lopez shares a view of two figures by the shade of the trees in loose painterly strokes. A simple moment of peace for two people who walk near the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Happy Single 3
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gerdine Duijsens’ spirited and evocative figures are instantly recognizable and unforgettable. Through lush, bold colors and energetic marks, her paintings emit a sense of pleasure a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Delphinium" abstract pop art figurative painting, blue, contemporary
Located in Dallas, TX
“Delphinium” is an amazing pop figurative painting. Bright and lively 60's design elements, stripes and a peaceful and penetrating gaze stand out on a rich blue background. Known f...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Rose" Abstract Composition in Oil on Wood Panel
Located in Soquel, CA
"Rose" Abstract Composition in Oil on Wood Panel Bold and textured figurative abstract composition by Petaluma artist Stephen Emerson LaTour (20th Century). Several shapes are interl...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Plywood, Oil

Double Portrait no 1
Located in La Canada Flintridge, CA
Artist Koko signed lower right.
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Oil

"Untitled 120" Painting 71" x 47" inch by Ahmed Dafrawy
Located in Culver City, CA
"Untitled 120" Painting 71" x 47" inch by Ahmed Dafrawy * Due to the Ministry of Culture policy + COVID situation, handling time (paperwork) may take up to 2-4 weeks. Dafrawy’s f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media

"Gamblers", Ming Wai, Original Oil on Canvas, 36x48, Color Figurative Abstract
Located in Dallas, TX
Wai Ming is a Chinese Asian Modern & Contemporary painter who was born in 1938. In this colorful abstract painting, women are huddled in a circle gambling and betting. Wai Ming's lov...
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1980s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Double Portrait
Located in La Canada Flintridge, CA
Artist signed lower right Koko.
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Vintage Swedish Figurative Unframed Oil Painting by Hans Osswald - The Pair
Located in Bristol, GB
THE PAIR Size: 80 x 60.5 cm Oil on Canvas A large and very unique mid century modernist oil composition of two figures, painted onto canvas. The artist has flattened the surface, r...
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1960s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Ballast Folly
Located in Nashville, TN
Woman figure depicting climate change. About the artist: Lisa M. Shimko’s paintings reveal the influences of sundry research topics, old memories, and daydreaming. Growing up in ...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Ceremony
Located in La Canada Flintridge, CA
Signed lower right,
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Happy Single 1
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gerdine Duijsens’ spirited and evocative figures are instantly recognizable and unforgettable. Through lush, bold colors and energetic marks, her paintings emit a sense of pleasure a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Dream Room Anticipation
Located in Nashville, TN
Woman figure surrounded by fish, birds and flowers portraying action for climate change. About the artist: Lisa M. Shimko’s paintings reveal the influences of sundry research topi...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

Ballast (Marigold, Tuna)
Located in Nashville, TN
Woman figure depicting climate change. About the artist: Lisa M. Shimko’s paintings reveal the influences of sundry research topics, old memories, and daydreaming. Growing up in ...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

Dream Room Poppy
Located in Nashville, TN
Woman figure depicting climate change. About the artist: Lisa M. Shimko’s paintings reveal the influences of sundry research topics, old memories, and daydreaming. Growing up in ...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

The tribe
Located in Lagos, NG
THE TRIBE: this art is an abstract expressionism of a cultural heritage of the mask faces of the etsako tribe in okpella town Edo state Nigeria
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20th Century Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Pen

Hope and Knowledge
Located in Nashville, TN
Woman figure on a boat depicting climate change. About the artist: Lisa M. Shimko’s paintings reveal the influences of sundry research topics, old memories, and daydreaming. Gro...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

Study for River Bathers (Original Watercolor, Signed)
Located in New Orleans, LA
An original marker-and-ink painting by one of New Orleans' most iconic artists, signed bottom left. His works are at the Met, the Whitney and other major museums around the world. H...
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1970s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Archival Ink, Permanent Marker

Dream Room Portent
Located in Nashville, TN
Woman figure depicting climate change.
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

"Angel Descending" Painting 12" x 8" inch by SABRY MANSOUR
Located in Culver City, CA
"Angel Descending" Painting 12" x 8" inch by SABRY MANSOUR ABOUT: Sabry Mansour was born in Menoufia, in Egypt’s Nile Delta region in 1943. He earned his BA at the Faculty of Fine...
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20th Century Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Wood, Oil

In Her Garden by Alice Mizrachi
Located in Miami, FL
Blue, white and purple portrait of a female figure and flower. Interference paint makes it really pop in the light. On black Archival Stonehenge Paper. Signed by the artist.
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Archival Paper

SOMETHING BLUE, SOMETHING NEW -extra large expressive abstract painting
Located in New York, NY
Title: Something Blue, Something New Artist: Lowell Boyers Medium: acrylic paint, resin and ink on canvas Size: 72 x 72 inches Unframed “Something Blue, Something New" is painted u...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Resin, Ink, Acrylic

The humble pride
Located in Lagos, NG
The humble pride an acrylic on canvas painting illustrating two different positions of the image you stand this art in a portrait position and it's illustrates a personality of a pr...
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1980s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

Walking Home II, Cityscape Figurative Park Art, Geometric Abstract Painting
Located in Deddington, GB
Walking Home II [2023] Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look Colourful figurative landscape set in a park Discover beautiful artwork by An...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Lenny at the Book Barn, Oil Painting
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br>Artist Onelio Marrero shares a quiet scene in one of his favorite bookstores. He paints a portrait of Lenny, a long-time volunteer at the nonprofit establishmen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Women - Painting by Juan Rodrigo Piedrahita Escobar - 2022
Located in Roma, IT
Acrylic painting by Juan Rodrigo Piedrahita Escobar, realized in 2022. "My art is for get a peace and pleasing in painting world and gets an armory space, and see the life until d...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

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