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Nude - XXI Century, Contemporary Figurative & Abstract Oil Painting, Gray & Blue
By Michał Bajsarowicz
Located in Warsaw, PL
Michal Bajsarowicz (born in 1963). He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, achieving his diploma in 1992 at the studio of prof. B. Wegner. His mainly works in painting,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Delta (Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting on Canvas in Teal, Aqua Blue & Green)
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Square, abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in aqua, teal, blue, and green against pale grey with accents of yellow, peach, and mauve 'Delta' by Jenny Nelson Oil on linen, ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Hours: Night - Large Abstract Oil Painting with Intense Blue Colors
By Alfredo Aya
Located in New York, NY
Alfredo Aya's "The Hours: Night" is a large 74.5 x 66.5 inch abstract oil painting on canvas. The main colors are different hues of blue. This work is part of a recent series - The H...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

No. 2: Abstract Expressionist Oil on Canvas Paper in Blue, Teal & Light Pink
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract expressionist style painting on canvas paper in teal, dark blue, and pink with accents of green 'Untitled 2 (Blue & Pink)' by Jenny Nelson Oil on canvas paper, Painted in 20...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Archival Paper, Canvas

Arrow (Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting in Light Blue, Paynes Grey & Green)
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Square, abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in light blue, paynes grey, periwinkle blue and green against a pale grey background with accents of peach 'Arrow' by Jenny Nels...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Darkest Days 1, yellow, blue and green abstract oil painting on board
By Lisa Pressman
Located in New York, NY
Lisa Pressman Darkest Days 1 2017 Oil on board 48 x 36 inches
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Board

Legend = Abstract Oil Painting Colors Red Blue Green Grey Brown Orange Purple
By Vassil Stoev
Located in Sofia, BG
"Legend" is a modern art abstract line painting by Maestro Vassil Stoyev, About the artwork: TECHNIQUE: oil painting STYLE: abstract, Contemporary Edition : Unique, signed Weight...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Green Light - Abstract Oil Painting Red Blue Green Grey Brown Orange Purple
By Vassil Stoev
Located in Sofia, BG
"Green Light" is a modern art abstract line painting by Maestro Vassil Stoyev, About the artwork: TECHNIQUE: oil painting STYLE: abstract, Contemporary Edition : Unique, signed W...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Green Meadow - Dypthich Abstract Oil Painting Red Blue Green Grey Brown Orange
By Vassil Stoev
Located in Sofia, BG
"Green Meadow" is a modern art abstract line painting by Maestro Vassil Stoyev, About the artwork: TECHNIQUE: oil painting STYLE: abstract, Contemporary Edition : Unique, signed ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Island Abstract Oil Painting Colors Red Blue Green Grey Brown Orange Purple
By Vassil Stoev
Located in Sofia, BG
"The Island" is an abstract painting by Maestro Vassil Stoyev, About the artwork: TECHNIQUE: oil painting STYLE: abstract, Contemporary Edition : Unique, signed Weight: Approxima...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

An Island Appears (Gestural Abstract Painting on Canvas in Blue, Grey & Aqua)
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Square, abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in aqua, teal, blue and Payne's grey with accents of green, peach and pink on a light grey background 'An Island Appears' painte...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

No. 4: Small Abstract Expressionist Monotype in Navy Blue, Soft Yellow & Green
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Small abstract expressionist style monotype in navy blue, green, light violet, and soft yellow 'Untitled 4' by Jenny Nelson Monotype, made in 2018 10 x 8 inches in 20 x 16 inch whit...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Archival Paper, Monoprint

Soreze Steps / abstract realism, minimalism, calm
By Anne Subercaseaux
Located in Burlingame, CA
Anne Subercaseaux's resplendent paintings offer calm in an otherwise hurried world. In 'Soreze Steps', shades of green-blue are at play in the 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas. Anne Sube...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled (blue and white): Hand embellished monoprint
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
10 x 8 inches sold with white 8 ply matte board that is 24 x 17 inches This little gem is a unique print made by the artist that she then hand embellished with oil paint. This work...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Archival Paper, Monoprint, Oil

Untitled (blue and gold): Hand embellished monoprint
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
8.5 x 7 inches sold with white 8 ply matte board that is 21.5 x 19 inches This little gem is a unique print made by the artist that she then hand embellished with oil paint. This w...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Archival Paper, Monoprint

Blue Moon Flexible Rigids, painted wood sculptural wall, parametric design
By Hugo Garcia-Urrutia
Located in Dallas, TX
HUGO G. URRUTIA B. 1974, Mexico Hugo G. Urrutia is a multidisciplinary artist-designer, interested in the cross-pollination between art and architecture. His artwork challenges the...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

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Plywood, Lacquer, Oil

The Symphony
By Flore
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Symphony 48 x 48 inches Acrylic on canvas Unique work Signed by artist Unframed Part of the current exhibition, Something Modern, at Art Angels Gallery street art pop art Keit...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Acrylic, Canvas

  • The Symphony
  • The Symphony
H 48 in. W 48 in.
Undertow
By Miguel Osuna
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Osuna, Miguel Title: Undertow Date: 2019 Medium: Oil on canvas Unframed Dimensions: 40" x 40" Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso Edition: Unique
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Be Like Water
By Flore
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Flore Be Like Water 60 x 72 inches Acrylic on canvas Unique work Signed by artist Unframed Part of the current exhibition, Something Modern, at Art Angels Gallery street art pop a...
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2010s Street Art Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas, Oil

  • Be Like Water
  • Be Like Water
  • Be Like Water
  • Be Like Water
H 60 in. W 72 in.
Dripping Dots, Knightsbridge
By Cindy Shaoul
Located in New York, NY
With layers of bright oils and whisking brush strokes, the paint is able to shine and shimmer in a very unique pattern. The artist uses gold textured paint, thick oils, mixed media a...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Glass, Oil, Mixed Media

Spring Breeze
By Vahe Yeremyan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Vahe Yeremyan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 2019 Style: Contemporary Art, Subject: Spring Breeze, Size: 20" x 1...
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • Spring Breeze
  • Spring Breeze
H 43 in. W 16 in. D 0.8 in.
Ocean California (Diptych)
By Ivana Milosevic
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ivana Milosevic creates vibrant, pulsing cityscapes that emphasize color and texture. She uses palette knives and bushes to carve building structures into layers of paint. Small shad...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

White Overlay 001 by Bang Dang. Abstract Pink, blue, black and grey. Oil pastel
Located in Granbury, TX
White Overlay 001 by Bang Dang 14 x 17 in Watercolor, oil pastel, graphite, crayon and gesso on paper Bang Dang's work is a form of meditation apart from his work as an architect. ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon, Oil Pastel, Gesso, Watercolor, Graphite

Anatomy of a Sunset - Large Abstract Landscape Oil Painting in Blue
By Andrei Petrov
Located in New York, NY
Andrei Petrov's "Anatomy of a Sunset" is a large 72 x 60 inch abstract landscape oil painting on canvas. The main colors are a deep blue and a cerulean blue with an accent of red. Th...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Early Arrival - Horizontal Abstract Blue Landscape Painting on Canvas
By Andrei Petrov
Located in New York, NY
Andrei Petrov's "Early Arrival" is a 32 x 48 inch abstract landscape oil painting on canvas. It is a lyric abstraction in blue with an accent of red. The reference to a natural lands...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Rapid Response - Horizontal Abstract Landscape Painting in Red and Blue
By Andrei Petrov
Located in New York, NY
Andrei Petrov's "Rapid Response" is 24 x 47 inch abstract painting on canvas. Unframed. It is a lyric abstraction with intense red, purple and orange colors. The reference to a natu...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Abstract, Acrylic, Dry Pastel, Pigment on Canvas,Blue by Indian Artist"In Stock"
By Tapas Ghosal
Located in Kolkata, West Bengal
Tapas Ghoshal - Untitled - 48 x 80 inches (unframed size) Acrylic, dry Pastel & Pigment on Canvas ** It will delivered in rolled form. Style : In Hindu philosophy, the 'Antahkaran' ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Pastel, Oil, Acrylic, Pigment

Digital Dreams - Oil on Canvas - Blue Green Pink Pastel Colors
By Andrei Petrov
Located in New York, NY
This dreamy abstraction with subtle green, blue and pink pastel colors brings on canvas a poetic composition. The reference to a natural landscape is clearly there, yet not defined. ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Heart of the Sunrise - Large Abstract Landscape Gestural Painting in Blue
By Andrei Petrov
Located in New York, NY
Andrei Petrov's "Heart of the Sunrise" is a large 72 x 60 inch abstract landscape oil painting on canvas. The main colors are a deep blue and purple with an accent of red. The refere...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Abstract Composition (Blue, Amber and Green)" Mixed Media Painting on Paper
By Suki Maguire
Located in New York, NY
This piece is an abstract composition done with mixed media, oil and acrylic paints on paper. The artist explores an incredible world filled with color and expressive brushstrokes. T...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Newsprint, Charcoal, Oil Pastel, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Oil Painting Titled: Walking Hand in Hand
By Clemente Mimun
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Born in 1937, artist Clemente Mimun lived his childhood years in Carthage, the ex-French colony of Tunisia. As the son of a gallery owner Clemente immersed himself in the museums of ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Gradus ad Parnassum
By Jay Rosenblum
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Jay Rosenblum, American (1933 - 1989) Title: Gradus ad Parnassum Year: circa 1970 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed and titled verso Size: 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm) Frame: 22 ...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Abstract Oranges, Still Life, Rich Colourful Oil Painting
By Pamela Cawley
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Abstract Oranges, Still Life, Rich Colourful Oil Painting by Pamela Cawley, British 20th century oil painting on canvas, unframed canvas: 18 x 15 inches Stunning original Impressio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Early Summer Creamsicle, Oil Painting
By Judy Mackey
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />Artist Judy Mackey says she asked her patrons to help her title this impressionist painting of orange tulips, and she loved the suggestion of Creamsicles. Jud...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Impressionist More Art

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Oil

All Blue, Abstract Oil Painting, Signed
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
All Blue, Abstract Oil Painting, Signed By British Schooled artist, 21st Century Signed indistinctly on the back top corner Oil painting on canvas, unframed Canvas size: 23 x 19.5 in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Bright & Colorful French Signed Abstract Oil Painting Amazing Shapes & Colors
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Abstract Composition French School, circa 1970's indistinctly signed and dated oil painting on board, unframed size: 18 x 21.5 inches condition: overall good and sound provenance: fr...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Framed Bright & Colorful French Abstract Oil Painting Amazing Shapes & Colors
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Abstract Composition French School, circa 1970's signed and inscribed verso oil painting on board, framed size: 17.5 x 23.75 inches framed: 19.5 x 25.5 inches condition: overall good...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

LARGE FRENCH SIGNED ORIGINAL CUBIST ABSTRACT OIL - FIGURES BEFORE TOWER
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, second half 20th century, signed indistinctly. Title: Cubist abstract composition, with figures. Medium: oil painting on canvas, framed Size: fra...
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Mid-20th Century Cubist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Blue Horizon, Abstract Oil Painting
By Janet Hamilton
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br>"This color reminds me of the beauty of the sea and the calming and peaceful feeling it brings," says artist Janet Hamilton. Using her signature paint applicati...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Blue Fog, Abstract Oil Painting
By Heidi Hybl
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />Layers of fog in shades of white, purple, and grey-blue drift through the canyons of Big Sur, California. "I responded to my immediate surroundings, painting ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Blue Light, Abstract Oil Painting
By Mark Risius
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br> "I've always had a fascination with eyes," says artist Mark Risius. The intricate detail in the iris is one of the most beautiful parts of the human body." Pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Blue Emerge, Abstract Oil Painting
By Gary Leonard
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />"This painting is a study of abstraction blended with a dominant nude to create a striking composition," says artist Gary Leonard. The blue background intuiti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Blue Moon, Abstract Oil Painting
By Cynthia Ligeros
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />Inspired by the second brilliant full moon that occurred in October 2020, artist Cynthia Ligeros painted this lively abstract. Circular strokes of turquoise, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

"Monochrome Blue" Contemporary Abstract Oil Painting
By Sax Berlin
Located in Brecon, Powys
Stunning monochrome work from the studio of Sax Berlin. A painting in which one can truly become lost. The colour is rich and indulgent, it allows the mind to follow the flow of the ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Marble

AG-Blue/Grey, Abstract Oil Painting
By Janet Hamilton
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br>Part of artist Janet Hamilton's new abstract series. She carefully chose a cool-toned color palette layering oil paint into a grid pattern. She adds warm shades...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Blue World, Abstract Oil Painting, Signed
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Blue World, Abstract Oil Painting, Signed By British School artist, 21st Century Signed indistinctly on the back top corner Oil painting on canvas, unframed Canvas size: 23 x 19.5 in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Blue Black Point, Abstract Oil Painting
By Sarah Parsons
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />Coastal-inspired abstract painting created with gestural brushstrokes of cool blues contrasted with bright pops of yellow-green and orange. Artist Sarah Parso...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

"Blue Cascade". Contemporary Abstract Oil Painting
By Phillip Alder
Located in Brecon, Powys
Phillip Alder's 'Cascade' pictures are inspired by light falling through foliage or water. The modulated surface on 'Blue Cascade' is energised by small rhythmic brushstrokes. Oil ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Abstract Bright Blue Oil Painting, British Artist
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Abstract Bright Blue Oil Painting, British Artist By British artist 'KD', 20th Century Signed by the artist on the left hand corner of the painting Oil painting on canvas, unframed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Blue Mountain, Abstract Oil Painting
By Heidi Hybl
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />Hazel reflections spill onto the foreground while hazy blues cascade on the gentle slopes. "This piece is a mostly abstract work," explains artist Heidi Hybl....
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Abstract Sea Blue Oil Painting, British Artist
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Abstract Sea Blue Oil Painting, British Artist By British artist 'KD', 20th Century Signed by the artist on the left hand corner of the painting Oil painting on canvas, unframed Can...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Layers of Blue, II, Abstract Oil Painting
By Ronda Waiksnis
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br>Artist Ronda Waiksnis paints an evocative abstract piece in dynamic shades of blue. As part of her Layers of Blue series, Ronda paints with a flow of gestural b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Deep blue abstract, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By Fabienne Monestier
Located in Yardley, PA
"Deep blue abstract", oil on canvas, 90X90 cm. Edges 2 cm thick. The underpainting is textured with a heavy body acrylic gel medium. I used different colors of blue : turquoise...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Atmospheric Blue, Abstract Oil Painting
By Ronda Waiksnis
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br>A semi-abstract, impressionist view of dusk along the river. Artist Ronda Waiksnis explains that this painting is about following the path, even if you do not k...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Layers of Blue, III, Abstract Oil Painting
By Ronda Waiksnis
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br>Swift gestural brushstrokes in shades of blue echo explosive emotion. Part of artist Ronda Waiksnis' Layers of Blue series. Ronda painted this abstract piece wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

"Small Abstract #151" Expressionist Abstract Colorful Blue Green Oil Painting
By Linda Holt
Located in Wellesley, MA
"Small Abstract #151" Oil on Canvas, 8 x 8 Inches, is a brilliantly colored, gorgeous and lush abstraction, very expressionist and fluid in style in shades of blue, turquoise, green...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Blue Oasis, Abstract Oil Painting
By Mark Risius
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br /> "The pattern of this piece was inspired by the human iris, which is commonly believed to be the gateway to the soul," says artist Mark Risius. "The blue of t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Strata, Blue & Black, Abstract oil and wax collage
By Robert Stuart
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the Zen temples in Kyoto, Stuart's works employ a calming sense of order. Though the striations vary rapidly in color and tone, they are free from the pull of either rigi...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Wax, Oil

Shades of Blue and Sunshine, Abstract Oil Painting
By Ronda Waiksnis
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />A light-filled abstract landscape, with soft clouds floating across the horizon and reflecting on the water below. "This painting shines and reflects!" exclai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

"Soglia Blue" contemporary Italian abstract painting oil on canvas blue
By Raffaele Cioffi
Located in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Soglia is the latest series from Italian artist Raffaele Cioffi. Rich in different shades of colors but presenting to the audience an abstract minimalist vibe, less is more and yet d...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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Abstract Blue Oil For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate abstract blue oil for your needs in our varied inventory. There are many Abstract, Contemporary and Abstract Geometric versions of these works for sale. Making the right choice when shopping for an abstract blue oil may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 19th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century. Adding an abstract blue oil to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of blue, gray, black, beige and more. An abstract blue oil from Seungyoon Choi, Cindy Shaoul, Giorgio Lo Fermo, Linda Holt and Chase Langford — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. Frequently made by artists working in paint, oil paint and fabric, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years. If space is limited, you can find a small abstract blue oil measuring 0.4 high and 0.1 wide, while our inventory also includes works up to 576 across to better suit those in the market for a large abstract blue oil.

How Much is a Abstract Blue Oil?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — an abstract blue oil in our inventory may begin at $42 and can go as high as $312,430, while the average can fetch as much as $3,171.

Finding the Right Abstract Paintings for You

Bring audacious experiments with color and textures to your living room, dining room or home office. Abstract paintings, large or small, will stand out in your space, encouraging conversation and introducing a museum-like atmosphere that’s welcoming and conducive to creating memorable gatherings.

Abstract art has origins in 19th-century Europe, but it came into its own as a significant movement during the 20th century. Early practitioners of abstraction included Wassily Kandinsky, although painters were exploring nonfigurative art prior to the influential Russian artist’s efforts, which were inspired by music and religion. Abstract painters endeavored to create works that didn’t focus on the outside world’s conventional subjects, and even when artists depicted realistic subjects, they worked in an abstract mode to do so.

In 1940s-era New York City, a group of painters working in the abstract mode created radical work that looked to European avant-garde artists as well as to the art of ancient cultures, prioritizing improvisation, immediacy and direct personal expression. While they were never formally affiliated with one another, we know them today as Abstract Expressionists.

The male contingent of the Abstract Expressionists, which includes Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Robert Motherwell, is frequently cited in discussing leading figures of this internationally influential postwar art movement. However, the women of Abstract Expressionism, such as Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell and others, were equally involved in the art world of the time. Sexism, family obligations and societal pressures contributed to a long history of their being overlooked, but the female Abstract Expressionists experimented vigorously, developed their own style and produced significant bodies of work.

Draw your guests into abstract oil paintings across different eras and countries of origin. On 1stDibs, you’ll find an expansive range of abstract paintings along with a guide on how to arrange your wonderful new wall art.

If you’re working with a small living space, a colorful, oversize work can create depth in a given room, but there isn’t any need to overwhelm your interior with a sprawling pièce de résistance. Colorful abstractions of any size can pop against a white wall in your living room, but if you’re working with a colored backdrop, you may wish to stick to colors that complement the decor that is already in the space. Alternatively, let your painting make a statement on its own, regardless of its surroundings, or group it, gallery-style, with other works.

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The Hilma af Klint Effect: How the Future-Forward Painter Inspires Artists Today

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