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Woman - XXI century Contemporary figurative bronze sculpture, Classical, Realism
By Ryszard Piotrowski
Located in Warsaw, PL
RYSZARD PIOTROWSKI (born in 1952) Sculptor. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. His works include intimate, small forms in marble, bronze and silver. He specializes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Woman - XXI century Contemporary figurative bronze sculpture, Classical, Realism
By Ryszard Piotrowski
Located in Warsaw, PL
RYSZARD PIOTROWSKI (born in 1952) Sculptor. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. His works include intimate, small forms in marble, bronze and silver. He specializes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Nude - XXI century Contemporary figurative bronze sculpture, Classical, Realism
By Ryszard Piotrowski
Located in Warsaw, PL
RYSZARD PIOTROWSKI (born in 1952) Sculptor. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. His works include intimate, small forms in marble, bronze and silver. He specializes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Nude - XXI century, Contemporary figurative marble sculpture, Classical, Realism
By Ryszard Piotrowski
Located in Warsaw, PL
RYSZARD PIOTROWSKI (born in 1952) Sculptor. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. His works include intimate, small forms in marble, bronze and silver. He specializes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Primavera by Erin Cone, acrylic on canvas, modern realism, contemporary portrait
By Erin Cone
Located in Dallas, TX
Known for her bold visionary take on figurative realism, Erin Cone has twice been recognized in the national art press as one of the top young emerging artists in the country. After ...
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2010s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Taut by Erin Cone, acrylic on canvas, modern realism, contemporary portrait
By Erin Cone
Located in Dallas, TX
Known for her bold visionary take on figurative realism, Erin Cone has twice been recognized in the national art press as one of the top young emerging artists in the country. After ...
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2010s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Glow 2 by Erin Cone, oil on canvas, modern realism, contemporary portrait
By Erin Cone
Located in Dallas, TX
Known for her bold visionary take on figurative realism, Erin Cone has twice been recognized in the national art press as one of the top young emerging artists in the country. After ...
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2010s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

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

Reflections on Crossing XXIV, abstract realism, architecture, minimalism
By Anne Subercaseaux
Located in Burlingame, CA
Shades of blue-grey with rose are at play in Anne Subercaseaux's wonderful 'Reflections on Crossing XXIV', oil on canvas. Anne Subercaseaux finds substance in the insubstantial, in p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Victoria (portrait abstract figurative oil painting contemporary realism art
By Lucas Bononi
Located in Quebec, Quebec
Lucas Bononi was educated at Academy of Art University, San Francisco (2012 - 16) and Grand Central Atelier, New York (2017 - 2018). His work explores the mystery of ontology through...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Cocoa" - Contemporary Realism - Goat - Manet
By Marc Chatov
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Cocoa" is a small oil painting featuring hues of brown, blue and green. Marc Chatov is inspired by the work of Diego Velasquez, Édouard Manet, William Bouguereau. Renowned portrait...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pomegranate XXXVIII - original fruit oil painting Contemporary Realism abstract
By Angela Faustina
Located in London, Chelsea
This original Abstract realism Fruit detail Painting by Angela Faustina is painted on deep edge wood panel. The artist's use of white highlights throughout the painting has successfu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Board

The Gathering (oil painting contemporary realism still life green tea cups)
By Lucas Bononi
Located in Quebec, Quebec
Lucas Bononi was educated at Academy of Art University, San Francisco (2012 - 16) and Grand Central Atelier, New York (2017 - 2018). His work explores the mystery of ontology through...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

CORRIDOR, Contemporary Realism, animal allegory, landscape
By Will Wilson
Located in New York, NY
The whimsical elements and casual contemporary references Will Wilson incorporates in his paintings serve to offset their disciplined execution. Each painted subject is steeped in na...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil, Panel

"Ensemble" - Contemporary Realism - Still Life - Manet
By Marc Chatov
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Ensemble" is an oil painting featuring hues of blue, purple, yellow, white and orange. Marc Chatov is inspired by the work of Diego Velasquez, Édouard Manet, William Bouguereau. Re...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Misjudged, Contemporary Realism, Figurative, Balance, Oil
By Gary Ruddell
Located in New York, NY
Gary Ruddell’s imagery captures a vivid dream-like world seemingly caught in a temporal flux, where figures act out miraculous feats of levitation and balance. Ruddell employs dramat...
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2010s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Orange VI - Abstract citrus fruit oil painting Contemporary Realism art orange
By Angela Faustina
Located in London, Chelsea
This original Abstract realism Fruit detail Painting by Angela Faustina is painted on deep edge wood panel, with the bright colours drawing the eye. The artwork is signed, stringed a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Board, Oil

"Icon IV" - Contemporary Realism - Georgio de Chirico
By Edward Rice
Located in Atlanta, GA
Edward Rice is inspired by the work of Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler, Lucian Freud and Georgio de Chirico. Edward Rice was born in 1953 in Augusta, GA and raised in North Augusta,...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Rainbow Disco Ball, Contemporary Realism, Mirror, Multicolored
By Richard Combes
Located in New York, NY
Richard Combes captures the reflective surface of this mirrored relic of a bygone era with academic precision. Continuing with his focus on the forgotten corners of New York, this di...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Icon VII" - Contemporary Realism - Georgio de Chirico
By Edward Rice
Located in Atlanta, GA
Edward Rice is inspired by the work of Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler, Lucian Freud and Georgio de Chirico. Edward Rice was born in 1953 in Augusta, GA and raised in North Augusta,...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

JKOR REFLECTIONS, Contemporary Realism, Resin, Nature, Water
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. Many painters use light to help de...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Silver

"Pumpkin Heart" - Contemporary Realism - Still Life - Manet
By Marc Chatov
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Pumpkin Heart" is an oil painting featuring hues of blue, purple, yellow, white and orange. Marc Chatov is inspired by the work of Diego Velasquez, Édouard Manet, William Bouguereau...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Crème Brûlée" - Contemporary Realism - Still Life - Manet
By Marc Chatov
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Crème Brûlée" is an oil painting featuring hues of blue, white, grey and red. Marc Chatov is inspired by the work of Diego Velasquez, Édouard Manet, William Bouguereau. Renowned po...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Grandpa's Tool Shed" - Contemporary Realism - Landscape - Manet
By Marc Chatov
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Grandpa's Tool Shed" is an oil painting featuring hues of blue, green, yellow and brown. Marc Chatov is inspired by the work of Diego Velasquez, Édouard Manet, William Bouguereau. ...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"White Pumpkins" - Contemporary Realism - Still Life - Manet
By Marc Chatov
Located in Atlanta, GA
"White Pumpkins" is a small oil painting featuring hues of white, grey, blue, purple and green. Marc Chatov is inspired by the work of Diego Velasquez, Édouard Manet, William Bouguer...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Twilight in the Wilderness, Urban Industrial Landscape, Contemporary Realism
By Art Chartow
Located in Chicago, IL
"Twilight in the Wilderness" focuses on the heavy industry of the Midwest. These strange and sinister structures speak to the strength and industrial might of this urban landscape. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Goat Bells" - Contemporary Realism - Still Life - Manet
By Marc Chatov
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Goat Bells" is an oil painting featuring hues of blue, white, grey and orange. Marc Chatov is inspired by the work of Diego Velasquez, Édouard Manet, William Bouguereau. Renowned p...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Woman #18, Contemporary Realism, Portrait, Jeweled Headdress
By Jacob Hicks
Located in New York, NY
Jacob Hicks uses oil painting to reinterpret art historical portraiture and evaluate personhood, objectification, and iconography. Originally from Texas, Hicks’ paints detailed figur...
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2010s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Woman #11, Contemporary Realism, Portrait, Jeweled Headdress
By Jacob Hicks
Located in New York, NY
Jacob Hicks uses oil painting to reinterpret art historical portraiture and evaluate personhood, objectification, and iconography. Originally from Texas, Hicks’ paints detailed figur...
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2010s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Breakout, Contemporary Realism, Resin, Landscape, Bird, Everglades
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. Many painters use light to help de...
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2010s Realist Mixed Media

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Gold Leaf

"Dormer Mansard Roof" - Architectural Painting - Contemporary Realism
By Edward Rice
Located in Atlanta, GA
Edward Rice is inspired by the work of Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler, Lucian Freud and Georgio de Chirico. "Dormer Mansard Roof" is a large scale painting depicting a Dormer style...
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2010s American Realist Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Fortress" - Contemporary Realism - Architectural Painting - de Chirico
By Edward Rice
Located in Atlanta, GA
Edward Rice is inspired by the work of Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler, Lucian Freud and Georgio de Chirico. Edward Rice was born in 1953 in Augusta, GA and raised in North Augusta,...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Gentle Surrender, Contemporary Realism, Landscape, Nature, Earth Tones
By Eric Zener
Located in New York, NY
Eric Zener’s photorealistic paintings and resins are focused on four motifs: landscapes, figures in bed or on tightropes, and bodies in water. Zener manipulates light to create psych...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

SHEN CITY, Contemporary Realism, Cityscape, Night, Futuristic, Asian
By Alexandra Pacula
Located in New York, NY
Alexandra Pacula (b. 1979) paints works exploring the dynamic energy of cities at night. Polish-born, New York-based Pacula simulates the city’s turbulent nocturnal energy with a lex...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Dumbo Wall, Contemporary Realism, Architecture, Cityscape, Brooklyn, Red
By Richard Combes
Located in New York, NY
A British-born, American based painter, Richard Combes focuses his subjects on the forgotten corners of New York City, subway stations, the cobblestone streets with puddles in Tribec...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Exit, Contemporary Realism, Figurative, Water, Submerged, Blue, Green
By Eric Zener
Located in New York, NY
Eric Zener’s photorealistic paintings and resins are focused on four motifs: landscapes, figures in bed or on tightropes, and bodies in water. Zener manipulates light to create psych...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Astoria Warehouse, Contemporary Realism, Architecture, Urban Landscape, Queens
By Richard Combes
Located in New York, NY
A British-born, American based painter, Richard Combes focuses his subjects on the forgotten corners of New York City, subway stations, the cobblestone streets with puddles in Tribec...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Autumn Sampling I (Diptych), Contemporary Realism, Nature, Resin, Trees
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. This treetop view is from the Seat...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

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Gold Leaf

SHIMBASHI GLOW, Contemporary Realism, Futuristic, Cityscape, Night, Electric
By Alexandra Pacula
Located in New York, NY
Alexandra Pacula (b. 1979) paints works exploring the dynamic energy of cities at night. Polish-born, New York-based Pacula simulates the city’s turbulent nocturnal energy with a lex...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Nani Ulu (8 Panels), Contemporary Realism, Nature, Breadfruit, Resin,
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. The title, Nani Ulu, is a referenc...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Gold Leaf

Autumn Blaze, Contemporary Realism, Resin, Nature, Tree, Orange
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. Many painters use light to help de...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Gold Leaf

Contemporary Realism / Impressionism still-life interior w/ books & sculpture
By Peter Thrasher
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
Free shipping with code ART2021SHIP through December! This is a classic, oil on canvas academic Contemporary Realist painting of an interior depicting a desktop surface holding a scu...
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1980s Impressionist Interior Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Tanya - 21st Century Contemporary Realism Oil Painting
Located in Singapore, SG
Andrew Piankovski is a young contemporary artist, originating from St.Petersburg, Russia. In his work, the artist successfully connects the modern realist tradition with the traditio...
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2010s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Grandpa's Tool Shed Study" - Contemporary Realism - Landscape - Manet
By Marc Chatov
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Grandpa's Tool Shed Study" is an oil painting featuring hues of blue, green, yellow and brown. Marc Chatov is inspired by the work of Diego Velasquez, Édouard Manet, William Bouguer...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Fortress XXXVI" - Contemporary Realism - Arch - Georgio de Chirico
By Edward Rice
Located in Atlanta, GA
Ed Rice meticulously executes and produces realist paintings of buildings great and small. "Fortress XXXVI" is one of many in an on going series of studies of the remnants of the bar...
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2010s American Realist Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Fortress XXXVII" - Contemporary Realism - Arch - Georgio de Chirico
By Edward Rice
Located in Atlanta, GA
Edward Rice is inspired by the work of Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler, Lucian Freud and Georgio de Chirico. Edward Rice was born in 1953 in Augusta, GA and raised in North Augusta,...
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2010s American Realist Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Cherry Reverie, Mixed Media, Resin, Contemporary Realism, Nature, Pink
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. Many painters use light to help de...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Silver

Summertime by Jim Salvati, Contemporary Realism, Oil Painting, 2019
By Jim Salvati
Located in Naples, FL
Oil on canvas "Summertime" is Jim Salvati's vision of a vintage summer by the shore. Salvati's realist approach to a scene—usually featuring a lone figure—conveys more a snapshot of...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Oil

FLUTTERING LUMENS, Contemporary Realism, Cityscape, New York, Night, Electric
By Alexandra Pacula
Located in New York, NY
Alexandra Pacula (b. 1979) paints works exploring the dynamic energy of cities at night. Polish-born, New York-based Pacula simulates the city’s turbulent nocturnal energy with a lex...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

ARRIVAL, contemporary realism, figurative landscape, boy standing on log
By Gary Ruddell
Located in New York, NY
Gary Ruddell creates works based on the recurrent themes of childhood and adolescent pastimes. Utilizing a limited palette, his works evoke dreams and memories of moments of change a...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

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Oil, Panel

WHIRLING CRESCENT, Contemporary Realism, Cityscape, Night, Neon, Dubai, Electric
By Alexandra Pacula
Located in New York, NY
Alexandra Pacula (b. 1979) paints works exploring the dynamic energy of cities at night. Polish-born, New York-based Pacula simulates the city’s turbulent nocturnal energy with a lex...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Glass Bottles with Snowdrops - modern contemporary realism oil painting
By Anne Songhurst
Located in London, Chelsea
This original still life oil painting by Anne Songhurst is painted on canvas. The paint is applied in several thin layers to develop the detailing. The contrasting textures provide ...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Board

Autumn Sampling II (Diptych), Contemporary Realism, Resin, Nature, Trees
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. This treetop view is from the Seat...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Willard Dixon 'Near San Quentin' Contemporary Realism Landscape Painting
By Willard Dixon
Located in San Rafael, CA
Willard Dixon (American, born 1942) Near San Quentin, 1976 Oil on Canvas Signed lower left Dated lower right 41in H x 62in W In a natural float frame: 42.5in H x 63.5in W x 1.5in D ...
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Late 20th Century American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Still Life with Oranges" - Contemporary Realism - Still Life - Manet
By Marc Chatov
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Still Life with Oranges" is an oil painting featuring hues of bronze, orange, purple, and red. Marc Chatov is inspired by the work of Diego Velasquez, Édouard Manet, William Bouguer...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Dasha - 21st Century Contemporary Realism Portrait Oil Painting
Located in Singapore, SG
Andrew Piankovski is a young contemporary artist, originating from St.Petersburg, Russia. In his work, the artist successfully connects the modern realist tradition with the traditio...
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2010s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"River God II" - Architectural Painting - Contemporary Realism - de Chirico
By Edward Rice
Located in Atlanta, GA
Edward Rice is inspired by the work of Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler, Lucian Freud and Georgio de Chirico. This large-scale grisaille depicts a keystone from Somerset House in Lon...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Colourful City - original city Contemporary realism landscape oil painting
By Michael Steinbrick
Located in London, Chelsea
The Original landscape Painting by Michael Steinbrick is painted on deep stretched canvas and ready to be displayed. This painting is a prime example of how the artist has mastered ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Spring Blooming I - original flowers flora oil painting contemporary realism
Located in London, Chelsea
The original painting is signed and ready to be displayed. The artist has successfully created a bold, eye-catching painting through the use of a dark background that greatly contras...
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21st Century and Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Denim Jacket - 21st Century Contemporary Realism Oil Painting
Located in Singapore, SG
Andrew Piankovski is a young contemporary artist, originating from St.Petersburg, Russia. In his work, the artist successfully connects the modern realist tradition with the traditio...
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2010s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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Contemporary Realism For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate contemporary realism for your needs in our varied inventory. In our selection of items, you can find Contemporary examples as well as a Abstract version. If you’re looking for a contemporary realism from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. On 1stDibs, the right contemporary realism is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes gray, black, blue and beige. Finding an appealing contemporary realism — no matter the origin — is easy, but Julita Malinowska, Irina Cumberland, Wiktor Jackowski, Richard Combes and Marc Chatov each produced popular versions that are worth a look. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paint, oil paint and fabric. A large contemporary realism can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 3.94 high and 4.73 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

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The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a contemporary realism in our inventory may begin at $186 and can go as high as $100,000, while the average can fetch as much as $4,342.
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