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Contemporary Still-life Paintings

CONTEMPORARY STYLE

Used to refer to a time rather than an aesthetic, Contemporary art generally describes pieces created after 1970 or being made by living artists anywhere in the world. This immediacy means it encompasses art responding to the present moment through diverse subjects, media and themes. Contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, performance, digital art, video and more frequently includes work that is attempting to reshape current ideas about what art can be, from Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s use of candy to memorialize a lover he lost to AIDS-related complications to Jenny Holzer’s ongoing “Truisms,” a Conceptual series that sees provocative messages printed on billboards, T-shirts, benches and other public places that exist outside of formal exhibitions and the conventional “white cube” of galleries.

Contemporary art has been pushing the boundaries of creative expression for years. Its disruption of the traditional concepts of art are often aiming to engage viewers in complex questions about identity, society and culture. In the latter part of the 20th century, contemporary movements included Land art, in which artists like Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer create large-scale, site-specific sculptures, installations and other works in soil and bodies of water; Sound art, with artists such as Christian Marclay and Susan Philipsz centering art on sonic experiences; and New Media art, in which mass media and digital culture inform the work of artists such as Nam June Paik and Rafaël Rozendaal.

The first decades of the 21st century have seen the growth of Contemporary African art, the revival of figurative painting, the emergence of street art and the rise of NFTs, unique digital artworks that are powered by blockchain technology.

Major Contemporary artists practicing now include Ai Weiwei, Cecily Brown, David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Kara Walker.

Find a collection of Contemporary prints, photography, paintings, sculptures and other art on 1stDibs.

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Style: Contemporary
Ocean Echo - Illuminated Paper Lanterns Adrift On Ocean Waves, Acrylic On Panel
Located in Chicago, IL
The fragility of the environment has always played an important role in Christina Haglid's work. As a child growing up on the East Coast, the ever changing seaside landscapes intrig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Acrylic, Panel

The Age of Reason I (Contemporary Vanitas Painting, Large-scale)
Located in Paris, FR
The Age of Reason I is a contemporary vanitas painting by Dutch artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on canvas, 180 cm x 140 cm (70 9/10 in. x 55 1/10 in.). This work is signed, sold un...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Irene Dogmatic, Flowers in the Hood
Located in Agoura Hills, CA
Irene Dogmatic started her career as Nancy Maass Mosen in 1972. She has lived and worked between San Francisco, New York and Berkeley. Being both a visual and performance artist in S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Eggplant - Still Life with a Single Eggplant on Gray Blue Satin, Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
A simple eggplant sits upon a background of draped fabric yet its complexity draws us in to examine the exquisite detail, the softness of the fabric, the surface of the eggplant. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Panel

«Imported Goods» Still Life Oil Painting by Samantha Van Heest
Located in Oslo, NO
Imported Goods is an exploration of environment, especially focusing on the wellness of the ocean and the consequences of human plastic consumption. There is beauty in appreciation a...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

“Flamboyant“, Painting of Calme Harmony with White, Imperial & Imperious Yellow
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Large yellow flowers emerge on the sides of the roads in summer, in Tyrol as in Brittany, and probably everywhere else. These solar flowers, usually considered to be weeds, are actu...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

Wine Bottles and Fruit on Table
Located in Gloucester, MA
Zygmund Jankowski (1925–2009) painted traditional subjects with exuberant irreverence for traditional rules of color, composition, and perspective. He disparaged imitation and deligh...
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1980s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Still Life with Settee
Located in Gloucester, MA
Zygmund Jankowski (1925–2009) painted traditional subjects with exuberant irreverence for traditional rules of color, composition, and perspective. He disparaged imitation and deligh...
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1980s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

'Omega I' - Contemporary Geometric Abstraction Pixelation - Skull - Bosch
Located in Atlanta, GA
'Omega I' is an abstract pointillist painting featuring hues of tan, ocher, green, brown, pink and black. Robert Hightower is inspired by the work of Giotto, Hieronymus Bosch, Jean-F...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Ardor Floral Red Green Painting Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas 60W X 40H
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Ardor Floral Red Green Painting Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas 60W X 40H Collector's Edition Embellished Art Canvas Giclee With Brushstrokes and rich texture. State-of-the-art H...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Varnish, Archival Ink, Acrylic, Digital, Inkjet, Giclée

Oracle
By Ben Weiner
Located in Long Island City, NY
Oracle by Ben Weiner, American (1980) Oil on Canvas, signed verso Size: 64 x 96 in. (162.56 x 243.84 cm)
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Early 2000s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Inkjet

"Ballerinas" Painting 8" x 18" inch by Katherine Bakhoum Tisné
Located in Culver City, CA
"Ballerinas" Painting 8" x 18" inch by Katherine Bakhoum Tisné Mixed Media Sur Tôle with Galss Frame Techniques Bakhoum often paints on canvases that have been prepared with vario...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Glass, Pastel, Mixed Media

Orange Spice, Bright Red Vertical Botanical Still Life, Fruits, White Flowers
Located in Kent, CT
A bright and inviting interior scene in oil on canvas is set with a still life arrangement of citrus fruits, yellow lemons and round oranges with green leaves in white fruit bowl on ...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The wild grass Caroline Veith Contemporary drawing flora red art
Located in Paris, FR
Acrylic paint and ink on tracing paper hand-signed and dated lower right
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Paper, Ink, Acrylic

PAPER PARASOLS #1, representation of everyday objects, bright colors, green, red
Located in New York, NY
Framed size: 14 1/2" x 12"
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Early 2000s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Adrian Parnell, Still life of flowers
Located in Harkstead, GB
Adrian Parnell (b.1952) Jug of flowers, Signed with initials, Inscribed with title and date verso Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches A delicate and subtly captured study of summer flowe...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Vase & Flowers II, acrylic on paper, botanicals, florals, color, abstract shapes
Located in Memphis, TN
My way of making art has evolved over the years, as I have changed, through life experience and a changing world. Inspired by both organic elements and geometry I play with abstract ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Paper, Mixed Media, Acrylic

R.I.P. Kobe
By Ruby Silvious
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This purple, white, beige and orange painting titled "R.I.P. Kobe" is an original artwork by Ruby Silvious made of watercolor and gouache on used tea bag. This piece measures 5"h x 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Found Objects, Watercolor, Gouache, Tea

Still Life with Pomegranate, Figs and Wheat
Located in New York, NY
SAPERE AUDE. Dare to be wise. Immanuel Kant’s directive is embodied in the work of David Ligare. For forty years, Ligare has dedicated his work to classicist ideals: Truth, Beauty, B...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Orange
Located in Deddington, GB
Orange by Piers Philo [2021] original Oil paint on board Image size: H:23 cm x W:23 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:23 cm x W:23 cm x D:1cm Sold Unframed Please note that insit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Board

Flower Hangover
Located in Westport, CT
Ayse Wilson is a Turkish-American artist who lives and lives and works in Connecticut. Her work draws from memory and emotion to remind viewers of youth, innocence and the timeless s...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

Blueberries in Pink Bowl- 21st Contemporary Dutch Realistic Still-life painting
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
Dutch artist Heidi Von Faber lives and works in The Hague. The Stillllifes she paints are modern but made according the tradition of the old masters. Her still-life paintings show...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Nosegay
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Acrylic
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Italian Contemporary Art by A. Vandoni - Italic Still Life After Eating Fruits
Located in Paris, IDF
Oil on canvas
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Still Life - Original Oil Painting by Franco Marzilli - 1980s
By Franco Marzilli
Located in Roma, IT
Still Life is an original oil painting realized in 1980s by the Italian artist Franco Marzilli. Frame included: 63x73,5 cm. The piece is in good conditions.
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1980s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Flower in Vase II
Located in Westport, CT
Ayse Wilson is a Turkish-American artist who lives and lives and works in Connecticut. Her work draws from memory and emotion to remind viewers of youth, innocence and the timeless s...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Lee Tiller, The First Cuckoo of Spring, Contemporary Landscape Painting
Located in Deddington, GB
Lee Tiller The First Cuckoo of Spring Original Landscape Painting Oil Paint on Canvas Image Size: 76.2cm x W 61cm Framed Size: H 92cm x W 77cm x D 5cm Sold framed in an Off-White Fra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Bouquet by Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié - Contemporary still life painting
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Bouquet by Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (b. 1935) Oil on canvas 80 x 40 cm (31 ¹/₂ x 15 ³/₄ inches) Signed lower rig...
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1950s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Classroom IV, Contemporary Still Life Painting, Oil on Canvas
Located in Austin, TX
A 2017 still life painting by Bradley Kerl, measuring 48 inches tall by 36 inches wide. This oil painting depicts a human skull, wooden pyramid, plants and plant vessels atop structu...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

I Would Love You, If You Weren't So Beautiful, Original Trompe L'Oiel Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
A social commentary suggest that our desires are leading to disaster. When it comes to environmental impact, we are literally loving our National Parks to death with over visitation...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Peaches. 2020. Oil on canvas, 50x65 cm
Located in Riga, LV
Bright colorful Still Life with peaches and man, on the background beautiful sunny landscape with blue sky and mountains Nugzar Avtandilovich Kahiani was born in Poti, Georgia in 195...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Lily, Red - colourful, expressive, abstract floral, acrylic on canvas
Located in Bloomfield, ON
The distinctive shape of a bright red lily pops from the canvas in this engaging floral abstract by Vancouver artist, Pat Service. Reminiscent of Andy Warhol, Service’s flowers are p...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

La Nature VIII
Located in Burlingame, CA
The oil on canvas painting features golden shadows and cascading light which is the focus of the sophisticated abstract oil on canvas painting by artist Anne Subercaseaux, whose glea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

AC Cobra. Contemporary Car Painting
Located in Brecon, Powys
AC Cobra. Classic car in classic David Harper style. One for the enthusiast Acrylic on canvas Deep edge box canvas, sides painted black Signed
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Acrylic

"Copper Pot", oil painting, still life, retro, ready to hang
Located in Boston, MA
Jill Pottle’s still life titled “Copper Pot” is part of a series of three and it can be sold with or without its partners, “Flower Pot” and “Hostess.” In this 16 x 20 x 1.5 inch oil ...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pocket Strawberry by Dani Humberstone, Contemporary Still Life painting
Located in Deddington, GB
Pocket Strawberry by Dani Humberstone [2022] original and hand signed by the artist Oil on Canvas Image size: H:5 cm x W:5 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:5 cm x W:5 cm x D:2cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pocket Mangosteen by Dani Humberstone, Still Life, Original Art, Small Scale
Located in Deddington, GB
Pocket Mangosteen by Dani Humberstone [2022] original and hand signed by the artist Oil on Canvas Image size: H:5 cm x W:5 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:5 cm x W:5 cm x D:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Crystal Vase with apples - Original Oil on Canvas - 2001
Located in Roma, IT
Multicolored apples fill an elegant crystal vase collocated on a smooth surface. This vase is the heart of the composition and it captures with its opulence of details the attention ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Two Spaghetti Spoons", acrylic, whimsical, Italian, utensils, blue, ochre, pink
Located in Boston, MA
“Two Spaghetti Spoons'' is a 28 x 20 inch acrylic painting on 100% cotton archival paper with deckled edges. Brush strokes in deep blue, ochre and hot pink swirl into a whimsical con...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

Ceramics, Cherries and Egg - Original Oil on Canvas by Zhang Wei Guang - 2000s
Located in Roma, IT
Ceramics Cherries and Egg is an original oil on canvas realized by the chinese painter Zhang Wei Guang (Mirror) in the early 2000s. Excellent conditions. Zhang Wei Guang, also calle...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"White Flowers” oil on canvas by Ming Ming
Located in Carmel, CA
The painting comes with a certificate of authenticity and a letter of appraisal. 'White flowers', oil on canvas.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Shore of Round Lake / realist nature 52x80 in. oil on canvas painting
Located in Burlingame, CA
‘The Shore of Round Lake’ oil painting by American Realist artist Peter Loftus, who is known for captivating breathtaking color-rich nature scenes through shadow and light in his oil...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Darling, Oil, Acrylic, Sailboat, Textured, Water, Beach House, Blue, Sailing
Located in Riverdale, NY
Darling by Hawaii artist Jason Wright is a textured oil and acrylic painting on wood panel. It is 18x24, framed. This sailboat image is richly layered and created with a palette kn...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Acrylic, Wood Panel

Harry Bunce, Sorry...#126, Limited Edition Print, Animal Art, Affordable Art
Located in Deddington, GB
Sorry…#126 by Harry Bunce [2021] Limited Edition Screenprint On Heavy Paper Edition number 126 Image size: H:76 cm x W:58 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:76 cm x W:58 cm x D:1cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Screen, Paper

Romance Isn't Dead
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Inspired by paintings created by old masters and the immersive nature she experienced in the Black Forest, German artist Katharina Husslein paints in a representational hyperrealisti...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

St. Jude's Medal. Contemporary Botanical Oil, Acrylic and Découpage on Board.
Located in Cotignac, FR
Contemporary botanical mixed-media oil and acrylic on board by Dutch artist Menno Modderman, signed and dated 2022 to the bottom left. Working for several years now as an artist in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Paper, Oil, Acrylic, Board, Magazine Paper

Green Leaves with Ochre
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Jennifer Hornyak was born in England, where she studied at the Grimsby School of Art before coming to Canada. For more than forty years, her work has been exhibited in prestigious ga...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Jo Haran, Jewelled Posy, Original Floral Still Life Painting, Affordable Art
Located in Deddington, GB
Jewelled Posy [2021] Original Flowers Watercolour, gouache and gesso Image Size: H:65 cm x W:50 cm Paper Size: H:69 cm x W:53 cm x D:0.001cm Sold Unframed Please note that insitu ima...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Gesso, Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Gouache

Lady Pamela Hicks and Lady Patricia Mountbatten
Located in Miami Beach, FL
"Lady Pamela Hicks and Lady Patricia Mountbatten" Manuel Santelices Unique piece 9 in. H x 12 in. W Unframed The worlds of fashion, society and pop culture are explored through the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor, Gouache, Archival Pigment

Blackjack in Las Vegas -- Original Oil Painting -- Please watch attached video
Located in Boca Raton, FL
We are a 1stdibs Platinum Seller with 100% 5-star reviews. What a gift for the Las Vegas fanatic! One cannot appreciate this painting on a computer screen; in real life, it is abso...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Two Lemons, Original Painting
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br>Artist Paulina Archambault offers a minimalist still life painted with her signature gestural style. Two Bright yellow lemons are set against a dark grey backgr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Acrylic

Modern Indian Art Madras Nude Portrait Study Women Cat India Bhaskaran
Located in La Chapelle Aubareil, FR
R B Bhaskaran Nude Study Mixed media on paperboard Signed and dated verso 2017 Drawing size 39" x 25" unframed Provenance: From the artist studio A Gallery Certificate of Authenticit...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Mixed Media, Board

Figure & Warm Waters by Anne Darby Parker, Contemporary Cubist Figure
Located in Atlanta, GA
Charleston native and celebrated native, Anne Darby Parker, has spent her life creating. As a young child she learned to knit from her mother and grandmother and later, developed a p...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Wax Crayon, Oil

"Nissa", Colorful Bouquet with Palm Tree Oil Painting
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
This artwork is named after "Nissa", the ancient name of the "Nice" French city, which the painting refers to. It depicts a bouquet with large leaves, in a compact and central compo...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Violet Zinnia (Contemporary Colorful Still Life of Simple Flower on White)
Located in Hudson, NY
Oil on canvas 44 x 55 x 2 inches Contemporary white artist made floater frame This listing is available from Carrie Haddad Gallery, based in Hudson, NY. A lush shade of dark raspber...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Calla Lily, Oil Painting
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br>"The most popular calla lily meaning these days is that of purity, faithfulness, and holiness," says artist Jo Galang. "The flower is often depicted in images ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Embraced on the Island by Anne Darby Parker, Contemporary Figure
Located in Atlanta, GA
Charleston native and celebrated native, Anne Darby Parker, has spent her life creating. As a young child she learned to knit from her mother and grandmother and later, developed a p...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Wax Crayon, Oil, Canvas

Table with Woods
Located in Dallas, TX
"In the world of still life and landscape, conceptual events meet one another – the structural meets the narrative, the small stands in the space of the large, and color has a chance...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Ink, Oil, Panel

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