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By Anne Russinof
Located in London, GB
Framed (Abstract painting) Casein on Arches paper. Unframed. Anne Russinof often does paintings on paper to loosen up for the larger canvas works. The point is to free her hand. ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Casein

Framed (Abstract painting)
By Anne Russinof
Located in London, GB
Framed (Abstract painting) Casein on Arches paper. Unframed. Anne Russinof often does paintings on paper to loosen up for the larger canvas works. The point is to free her hand. ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Casein

"Myosotis," Framed Abstract Painting
By Roger Mudre
Located in Westport, CT
This small framed abstract painting by Roger Mudre features a cool blue palette, with subtle outlines of circles in purple and light blue, layered over one another. The painting is 1...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Metal

Florentine (Quadriptych Wood Panel Framed Abstract Painting)
Located in New Orleans, LA
Artist's Statement: "Around 30 years ago, not long after I had started painting seriously, I was at a one-man exhibition of the great Brice Marden at the Fort Worth Museum of Modern...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Wax, Oil, Wood Panel

Maeve D'Arcy "Emergency Brake" -- Framed Abstract Painting on Paper
By Maeve D'Arcy
Located in New York, NY
Maeve D'Arcy Emergency Brake, 2015 spray paint and ink on paper 15 x 11 in. framed size: 21 x 21 in. (dar018) This contemporary abstract painting on paper features a gold spray pain...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Ink, Spray Paint

Lexington (Framed Abstract Painting Collage in Blue, Peach & Beige)
By James O'Shea
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract painting collage in tones of blue, peach, beige and citron mixed media collage on Fabriano and Indian paper Artwork measures 22 x 36 inches Artist made wooden frame (painted...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Mixed Media

Set of 12 framed abstract paintings Vintage Action Paintings Colorful Hallwalls
By Charles Clough
Located in Buffalo, NY
A set of 12 original contemporary oil paintings by American artist Charles Clough created in 1998. Half of the proceeds of the sale of this work will be going to benefit Hallwalls C...
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1990s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

UNTITLED CONSTRUCT 6 - Framed Abstract Painting in Blue, Yellow, White & Green
By Donald Keefe
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Many of the works in this series have a similar viewing distance from the subject. In Untitled Construct 6 I wanted to close that distance by painting a picture with the view being c...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas

A Set of 12 Contemporary Framed Abstract Paintings Blue White Museum Collection
By Monica Angle
Located in Buffalo, NY
A set of 12 original mixed media monotype and painting mixed media works by American contemporary artist Monica Angle. These pieces were inspired by the changing light throughout th...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Paper, Acrylic, Watercolor

static 402 yellow framed abstract painting, Painting, Acrylic on Paper
By Sia Aryai
Located in Yardley, PA
Static 402 Framed one of a kind painting with layers of yellow and gray. Painting is 17X21” comes custom-framed in a 19X27X1.2” white shadow box Signed, dated and stamped on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Abstract Expressionist Painting, "Part Ways"
Located in San Diego, CA
This is a pre-owned painting by Veronica Bruce Woodward. It is a framed abstract painting and its dimensions are 15 x 12 (L xH).
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Acrylic

"Asphodel," Framed Contemporary Abstract Painting
By Roger Mudre
Located in Westport, CT
This framed abstract painting by Roger Mudre is made with acrylic paint over metal leaf on paper. It features an overall teal palette, with layers of circle shapes with light and dar...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Metal

Antique Exhibited Female Abstract Expressionist Signed Framed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American abstract expressionist signed oil painting by Grace Martin (Frame) Taylor (1903 - 1995). Oil on canvas. Framed. Signed.
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1950s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Expanse, Original Contemporary Framed Abstract Acrylic Painting on Canvas
By Novi Lim
Located in Boston, MA
Expanse, Original Contemporary Framed Abstract Painting, 2021 50" x 37" x 2" Framed 48" x 35" x 1.5" Acrylic on Canvas This abstracted floral painting features a soft color palette ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Right on Time," Abstract Painting
Located in Westport, CT
This original framed abstract painting on paper by Kelly Rossetti features a cool blue palette. Expressive strokes and drips of varying blue tones are contrasted by smaller warm dabs...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Mixed Media

"Dancers #2," Abstract Framed Painting
By Sofie Swann
Located in Westport, CT
This abstract painting by Sofie Swann is made with acrylic paint and Persian tea on paper. The angular, organic moving shapes of The Dancers series are inspired by the swaying trees ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic, Tea

"Skirret," Abstract Painting
By Roger Mudre
Located in Westport, CT
This framed abstract painting by Roger Mudre is made with acrylic paint over metal leaf on paper. It features lightly transparent circles layered over one another in light colors lik...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Metal

  • "Skirret," Abstract Painting
  • "Skirret," Abstract Painting
  • "Skirret," Abstract Painting
  • "Skirret," Abstract Painting
H 21.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 2.75 in.
"Solanum," Abstract Geometric Painting
By Roger Mudre
Located in Westport, CT
This small framed abstract painting by Roger Mudre features a warm red palette. Light outlines of circles are layered overlapping one another, with light lavender outlines of circles...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Metal

Rosetta #13 (Abstract Contemporary Painting, Framed)
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
Comes framed and ready to hang. Artist’s Statement: “I have been working on more formal and restrained paintings lately, and decided to loosen up by revisiting a series I did a few ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Charcoal, Spray Paint, Paper, Acrylic, Watercolor, Graphite

Rosetta #15 (Abstract Contemporary Painting, Framed)
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
Comes framed and ready to hang in a high-profile maple float frame. Artist’s Statement: “I have been working on more formal and restrained paintings lately, and decided to loosen up...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Chalk, Tar, House Paint, Acrylic, Watercolor, Polyurethane

Balthazar (Contemporary Abstract Painting, Framed)
By Guy Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
"I have been painting seriously for somewhere around 35 years, but have only ever sold regionally - most recently, through my gallery on Magazine Street in New Orleans. Through 1stDi...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Charcoal, Oil Crayon, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor

"Ur" - Framed Contemporary Multimedia Abstract Painting
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
Artist's Statement: "This is part of a series of work I created using a complex mix of media to evoke age and tropes and paradigms of human culture. Our obsession with the new somet...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Lacquer, Paper, Charcoal, Tar, House Paint, Acrylic

Archipelago (Abstract Contemporary Painting, Framed)
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
(Comes professionally framed in a solid maple floater frame, ready to hang) Artist's Statement "This series of intensely colorful paintings was begun a couple of years back in reac...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Lacquer, Charcoal, House Paint, Oil, Acrylic

"Sublunary" (Abstract Contemporary Painting, Framed)
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
Comes framed and ready to hang in professional wood black floater frame. Artist’s Statement: “A complete departure from what I have been working on this year - obviously influenced ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Rubber, Spray Paint, Paper, Acrylic

Family Portrait #7 (Contemporary Abstract Painting, Framed)
By Guy Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
(Comes framed and ready to hang in a maple floater frame.) "I have been painting seriously for somewhere around 35 years, but have only ever sold regionally - most recently, through...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil Crayon, Oil, Acrylic, Charcoal

Aggregate #24 (Abstract Contemporary Painting, Framed)
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
(Comes framed in a maple floater frame, ready to hang.) This is one of a series we have posted on 1stDibs. The first got more clicks and saves on its first day than any of the many ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Charcoal, Pastel, House Paint, Acrylic

Multiverse #18 (Framed Abstract Multimedia Contemporary Painting)
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
Comes framed and ready to hang in black floater frame. Artist’s Statement: “These paintings are technically challenging, as they combine wax (encaustic), tar, oil, acrylic, powdered...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Lacquer, Charcoal, Wax, Oil, Acrylic, Graphite

"Multiverse #16" - Framed Geometric Contemporary Abstract Painting
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
Comes framed and ready to hang in black floater frame. Artist’s Statement: “These paintings are technically challenging, as they combine wax (encaustic), tar, oil, acrylic, powdered...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Lacquer, Charcoal, Wax, Oil, Acrylic, Graphite

"Wobbles #2," Abstract Framed Painting
By Sofie Swann
Located in Westport, CT
This abstract painting by Sofie Swann is made with acrylic paint on paper. Umber-toned organic vertical shapes which are inspired by trees are arranged at the center of the otherwise...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Rosetta #7 (Abstract Contemporary Painting, Framed)
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
Comes framed and ready to hang in professional wood black floater frame. Artist’s Statement: “I have been working on more formal and restrained paintings lately, and decided to loos...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Charcoal, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Watercolor, Graphite

Rosetta #11 (Abstract Contemporary Painting, Framed)
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
Comes framed and ready to hang. Artist’s Statement: “I have been working on more formal and restrained paintings lately, and decided to loosen up by revisiting a series I did a few ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Graphite, Charcoal, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Watercolor

"Synapse" - Framed Contemporary Multimedia Abstract Painting
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
(Comes float-framed behind glass.) Artist's Statement: "I was working on my "Gridish" paintings (you can find them in a search on the term "Gridish" on this site) when I became engr...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Ink, Pastel, Acrylic, Graphite, Pigment

Multiverse #21 - Abstract Contemporary Painting, Framed
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
Comes framed and ready to hang in black floater frame. Artist’s Statement: “These paintings are technically challenging, as they combine wax (encaustic), tar, oil, acrylic, powdered...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Graphite, Lacquer, Charcoal, Wax, Oil, Acrylic

Crystalline, Original Framed Signed Contemporary Abstract Ethereal Painting
By Novi Lim
Located in Boston, MA
Crystalline, Original Framed Contemporary Abstract Ethereal Painting, 2022 30" x 40" x 1.5" (HxWxD) Acrylic on Canvas 32" x 42" x 2.5" (HxWxD) Framed Hand-signed by the artist. Anot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Dancers #1," Abstract Framed Painting
By Sofie Swann
Located in Westport, CT
This abstract painting by Sofie Swann is made with acrylic paint and Persian tea on paper. The angular, organic moving shapes of The Dancers series are inspired by the swaying trees ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic, Tea

Silo (Contemporary Abstract Painting, Framed)
By Guy Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
"I have been painting seriously for somewhere around 35 years, but have only ever sold regionally - most recently, through my gallery on Magazine Street in New Orleans. Through 1stDi...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Charcoal, Oil Crayon, Acrylic, House Paint, Handmade Paper

Transigent (Abstract Contemporary Painting, Framed)
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
(Comes professionally framed in a solid maple floater frame, ready to hang) Artist's Statement "This series of intensely colorful paintings was begun a couple of years back in reac...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Charcoal, House Paint, Oil, Acrylic, Lacquer

"Dancers #4," Abstract Framed Painting
By Sofie Swann
Located in Westport, CT
This painting is made with acrylic paint and Persian tea on paper, and is matted and framed in a neutral off-white frame. The piece itself is 12" x 12", and measures 23.25" x 23.25" ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

"Bubbles #2," Abstract Framed Painting
By Sofie Swann
Located in Westport, CT
This painting is made with acrylic paint and Persian tea on paper, and is matted and framed in an off-white natural frame. The piece itself is 12" x 12", and it measures 23.25" x 23....
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic, Mixed Media

"Hegemon" - Framed Contemporary Abstract Painting
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
An extremely complex painting consisting of paper mounted on canvas, employing an array of materials including tar. Here is the Artist's Statement: "I began this painting with the b...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Adhesive, Charcoal, Tar, House Paint, Oil, Acrylic

Gridish #28 (Framed Contemporary Abstract Painting)
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
(NOTE: if you enter "Gridish" into the 1stDibs search field you will see others in this series come up) ALSO: the camera insists on adding a bluish tint to these paintings, which isn...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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House Paint, Acrylic, Lacquer, Charcoal

"Wobbles #1," Abstract Framed Painting
By Sofie Swann
Located in Westport, CT
This abstract painting by Sofie Swann is made with acrylic paint on paper. Umber-toned organic vertical shapes which are inspired by trees are arranged at the center of the otherwise...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Paper

Rosetta #3 - Contest Finalist (Abstract Contemporary Painting, Framed)
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
Comes framed and ready to hang in professional wood black floater frame. This painting was a Finalist in the Grey Cube Gallery's City Art International Art Exhibition: "Out of all ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Charcoal, Acrylic, Graphite, Watercolor, Spray Paint

Vintage American School Abstract Expressionist Original Framed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage abstract expressionist oil on paper. Signed. Framed. Image size, 14H x 11L.
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1980s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Spring Ahead" Contemporary Abstract Botanical Painting, Framed
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
Spring Ahead is part of the artist's ongoing series titled "My Back Yard, in which she examines California's abundant plant life, and the never-ending cycle of growth, decay and rebi...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

"Manna #3" - Framed Abstract Contemporary Painting
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
Artist's statement: "This is a series of paintings I have been working on whose subject is the materials of making art themselves. The title refers to the gifts of color, luster, mat...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic Polymer, Acrylic

Aggregate #23 (Abstract Contemporary Painting, Framed)
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
(Comes framed in a maple floater frame, ready to hang.) This is one of a series we have posted on 1stDibs. The first got more clicks and saves on its first day than any of the many ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, House Paint, Charcoal, Pastel

2022 Contemporary Abstract Framed Oil Painting - Afternoon in Linen
Located in Bristol, GB
AFTERNOON IN LINEN Size: 20 x 15 cm (including frame) oil stick and graphite on linen panel A small but powerful abstract composition by British artist Lloyd Durling, painted with o...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Panel, Graphite

Contemporary Abstract Framed Oil Painting - Still Life, Painted Objects
Located in Bristol, GB
STILL LIFE, PAINTED OBJECTS Size: 15 x 20 cm (including frame) oil stick and graphite on linen panel A small but powerful abstract composition by British artist Lloyd Durling, paint...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Panel, Graphite

Vintage Mid-Century Swedish Framed Abstract Acrylic Painting - Flux
Located in Bristol, GB
FLUX Acrylic on Board 51 x 54 cm (including frame) A wonderfully rhythmic mid century abstract composition, painted onto board. We get a distinct sense that the artist is painting ...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Board

Rosetta #8 (Abstract Contemporary Painting, Framed)
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
Comes framed and ready to hang in professional wood black floater frame. Artist’s Statement: “I have been working on more formal and restrained paintings lately, and decided to loos...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Watercolor, Graphite, Charcoal, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Rosetta #5 (Abstract Contemporary Painting, Framed)
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
Comes framed and ready to hang in professional wood black floater frame. Artist’s Statement: “I have been working on more formal and restrained paintings lately, and decided to loos...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Charcoal, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Watercolor, Graphite

Ethereality, Original Framed Signed Blue Abstract Landscape Acrylic Painting
By Novi Lim
Located in Boston, MA
Ethereality, Original Framed Blue Abstract Landscape Painting, 2022 24" x 48" x 1" (HxWxD) Acrylic on Canvas 50" x 26" x 2" (HxWxD) Framed Hand-signed by the artist. An abstract lan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Fresh Marks: Metallic Green & Gold Abstract Expressionist Painting, Framed
By Bruce Murphy
Located in Hudson, NY
Gestural abstract painting on paper with gold metallic powders, pastel green, and rust colored enamel paint "Fresh Marks", made in 2022 by Hudson Valley painter, Bruce Murphy Enamel...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Enamel

"Gridish #17" - Framed Contemporary Multimedia Abstract Painting
By G. Campbell Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
(NOTE: if you enter "Gridish" into the 1stDibs search field you will see others in this series come up) Artist’s Statement: “As I often do, I chose a very simple form to work with h...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Charcoal, Varnish, House Paint, Acrylic, Handmade Paper

1950s Framed Abstract Oil Painting, Abstracted Painting in Red, Blue, Green
Located in Denver, CO
Original abstract oil on canvas painting by Harvey Litvack (1930-2021) from 1953 painted in vibrant colors of orange, red, green, blue, and black. Signed and dated by the artist in t...
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1950s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Family Portrait #5 (Contemporary Abstract Painting, Framed)
By Guy Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
"I have been painting seriously for somewhere around 35 years, but have only ever sold regionally - most recently, through my gallery on Magazine Street in New Orleans. Through 1stDi...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Charcoal, Oil Crayon, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper

Petit Dejeuner (Framed Contemporary Abstract Painting)
By Guy Lyman
Located in New Orleans, LA
"I have been painting seriously for somewhere around 35 years, but have only ever sold regionally - most recently, through my gallery on Magazine Street in New Orleans. Through 1stDi...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Rubber, Charcoal, Oil Crayon, Oil, Acrylic

Vintage Abstract Mid-Century Swedish Framed Oil Painting - Beneath
Located in Bristol, GB
BENEATH 62 x 49 cm (including frame) Oil on Canvas A wonderfully textured and expressive mid century abstract painting, executed in oil onto canvas. This painting is visually calmi...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Nightlands Reflections, Original Framed Signed Contemporary Abstract Painting
By Novi Lim
Located in Boston, MA
Nightlands Reflections, Original Framed Contemporary Abstract Painting, 2022 48" x 35" x 1.5" (HxWxD) Acrylic on Canvas 50" x 37" x 2" (HxWxD) Framed Hand-signed by the artist. This...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

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Framed Abstract Paintings For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are several options of framed abstract paintings available for sale. Finding the perfect Abstract, Contemporary or Minimalist examples of these works for your space is difficult — today, we have a vast range of variations and more on offer. These items have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Framed abstract paintings available on 1stDibs span a range of colors that includes gray, brown, beige, blue and more. There have been many well-done artworks of this subject over the years, but those made by David Dew Bruner, Cindy Shaoul, Theresa Girard, Joan Scheibel and Ethan Meyer are often thought to be among the most beautiful. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in paint, paper and synthetic resin paint — can elevate any room of your home. Large framed abstract paintings can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while the smaller iterations available — each spanning 1 inches in width — may make for a better choice for a more modest living area.

How Much are Framed Abstract Paintings?

The average selling price for framed abstract paintings we offer is $1,500, while they’re typically $80 on the low end and $95,000 for the highest priced.

Materials: Paint Art

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Mark Shaw art for sale. If you are looking for art to add a pop of color to a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue, purple and other colors. You can also browse art by medium to find Mark Shaw in digital print, giclée print, inkjet print and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the abstract style. Not every interior allows for large Mark Shaw art, so small editions measuring 11 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find and find the work of. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $655 and tops out at $1,495, while the average work can sell for $980..

Finding the Right Paintings for You

Painting is an art form that has spanned innumerable cultures, with artists using the medium to tell stories, explore and communicate ideas and express themselves. To bring abstract, landscape and still-life paintings into your home is to celebrate and share in the long tradition of this discipline.

When we look at paintings, particularly those that originated in the past, we learn about history, other cultures and countries of the world. Like every other work of art, paintings — whether they are contemporary creations or works that were made during the 19th century — can often help us clearly see and understand the world around us in a meaningful and interesting way.

Cave walls were the canvases for what were arguably the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict natural scenery through art. Portrait paintings and drawings, which, along with sculpture, were how someone’s appearance was recorded prior to the advent of photography, are at least as old as Ancient Egypt. In the Netherlands, landscapes were a major theme for painters as early as the 1500s. Later, artists in Greece, Rome and elsewhere created vast wall paintings to decorate stately homes, churches and tombs. Today, creating a wall of art is a wonderful way to enhance your space, showcase beautiful pieces and tie an interior design together.

No matter your preference, whether you favor Post-Impressionist paintings, animal paintings, Surrealism, Pop art or another movement or specific period, arranging art on a blank wall allows you to evoke emotions in a room while also showing off your tastes and interests. A symmetrical wall arrangement may comprise a grid of four to six pieces or, for an odd number of works, a horizontal row. Asymmetrical arrangements, which may be small clusters of art or large, salon-style gallery walls, have a more collected and eclectic feel. Download the 1stDibs app, which includes a handy “View on Wall” feature that allows you to see how a particular artwork will look on a particular wall, and read about how to arrange wall art. And if you’re searching for the perfect palette for your interior design project, what better place to turn than to the art world’s masters of color?

On 1stDibs, you’ll find an expansive collection of paintings and other fine art for your home or office. Browse abstract paintings, portrait paintings, paintings by popular artists and more today.

Questions About Framed Abstract Paintings
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    An abstract painting uses shapes, colors and lines to create a composition that does not mirror the real world.

  • Lilac Gallery Ltd.March 17, 2021
    An abstract oil painting and an artwork that is made with oil paint on a medium like canvas, wood board, or other panels like canvas board. And the 'abstract' term refers to the Movement & Style of the piece. As abstraction indicates a departure from reality in the depiction of imagery in art, the artist creates a painting where the subject, shape, form, color, and line, is created with no particular references of the world but as a composition that may exist with a degree of independence from its vision.

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