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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

French Composition: Minimal Oil Painting, Artist Collaboration
By Robinson & McMahon
Located in London, Hertfordshire
French Composition, 2015, Oil on board, 27 3/5 × 19 7/10 in; 70 × 50 cm As a collaboration of two artists painting on the same canvas, with very different methods of using paint, Ja...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Board, Oil

The Feeling of Waking: Minimal Oil Painting, Robinson McMahon Collaboration
By Robinson & McMahon
Located in London, Hertfordshire
The Feeling of Waking, 2015, Oil on board, 27 3/5 × 19 7/10 in; 70 × 50 cm As a collaboration of two artists painting on the same canvas, with very different methods of using paint,...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Board, Oil

Surrealist Minimalism. Contemporary Neo Expressionist Oil Painting
By Sax Berlin
Located in Brecon, Powys
By inference minimalism is exactly that, and this stark skull painting is perfectly representative. This head invites the viewer in and has a real charm. Amazing how something so see...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Antique American Modernist Abstract Minimal Original Cubist Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract oil painting. Oil on board, circa 1940. Unsigned. Unframed. Image size, 24"L x 32"H.
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1940s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

BLACK XIV - Large Format Painting, Modern Abstract Oil Painting, Minimal Art
By Justyna Smoleń
Located in Salzburg, AT
“Water is soft and supple, but also hard and inflexible.It flows or is still. It is silent and loud; it possesses every nature. Pure and clear, muddy and blind, wet and dry, salty an...
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2010s Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Red Painting, oil and wax minimal color field abstract painting, 2020
By Robert Stuart
Located in New York, NY
Robert Stuart’s artistic practice is inspired primarily by Japanese zen gardens and the natural patterning of light effects. A delicate concoction of paint, wax, and collage, evidenc...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Wax, Oil

Walking - Contemporary Figurative Oil Painting, Realism, Beach View, Minimalism
By Julita Malinowska
Located in Salzburg, AT
Artodyssey "Julita Malinowska's paintings belong to those, which once seen - are never forgotten. The open spaces, sometimes cool and bright, at other times heavily saturated with co...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Kiss - Contemporary Figurative Oil Painting, Love, Joyful, Realism, Minimalism
By Julita Malinowska
Located in Salzburg, AT
Artodyssey: "Julita Malinowska's paintings belong to those, which once seen - are never forgotten. The open spaces, sometimes cool and bright, at other times heavily saturated with c...
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2010s Photorealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Love - Contemporary Figurative Oil Painting, Realism, Sea View, Minimalism
By Julita Malinowska
Located in Salzburg, AT
Artodyssey "Julita Malinowska's paintings belong to those, which once seen - are never forgotten. The open spaces, sometimes cool and bright, at other times heavily saturated with co...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Crossroad" Minimal Geometric Abstract Green Blue Oil Painting Contemporary
By Charlotte Andry Gibbs
Located in Wellesley, MA
"Crossroad," Oil on Linen, 30 x 30 Inches, is a vibrant and elegant geometric abstraction in saturated tones of yellow and two shades of blue/gray. Exquisitely crafted, there is a ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Reeds 8 July 11:56 - Modern Nature Oil Painting, Abstract, Minimalism
By Robert Motelski
Located in Salzburg, AT
Robert Motelski's paintings are exceptional visions of nature, visions of space which surrounds us. They tell about being, fate and passing. They depend on the season of year, the ti...
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2010s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Reeds 7 March 09:13 - Modern Nature Oil Painting, Abstract, Minimalism
By Robert Motelski
Located in Salzburg, AT
Robert Motelski's paintings are exceptional visions of nature, visions of space which surrounds us. They tell about being, fate and passing. They depend on the season of year, the ti...
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2010s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Hudson River, Frozen (Minimal Winter Landscape Oil Painting on Canvas)
By Bill Sullivan
Located in Hudson, NY
Hudson River, Frozen (Minimal Winter Landscape Oil Painting on Canvas) 36.6 x 60.5 inches oil on canvas, unframed (thin wood stripping only) Contemporary Hudson River winter landsca...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

BLACK XII - Contemporary Abstract Oil Painting, Minimal Art, Color Field
By Justyna Smoleń
Located in Salzburg, AT
“Water is soft and supple, but also hard and inflexible.It flows or is still. It is silent and loud; it possesses every nature. Pure and clear, muddy and blind, wet and dry, salty an...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Remnants of the Fire", Abstract Oil Painting, Minimal, Ombre, Gradient
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This blue, pink, and yellow abstract painting titled "Remnants of the Fire" is an original artwork by M. A. Lundqvist made of oil paint on panel. This piece measures 8”h x 10”w. Mic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Panel

"Tilted Square" Minimal Black Olive Contemporary Geometic Abstract Oil Painting
By Charlotte Andry Gibbs
Located in Wellesley, MA
"Tilted Square," Acrylic and Oil on Panel, 18 x 18 Inches, is an elegant and complex geometric abstraction in black, olive green, light blue and brown. Exquisitely crafted, there i...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Reed 22 November 09:54 - Modern Nature Oil Painting, Abstract, Minimalism
By Robert Motelski
Located in Salzburg, AT
Robert Motelski's paintings are exceptional visions of nature, visions of space which surrounds us. They tell about being, fate and passing. They depend on the season of year, the ti...
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2010s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Subspace, Oil on Canvas Painting, Abstract Geometric Pattern, Minimalism
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Oil on canvas, Abstract geometric pattern; minimalism; nonobjective art; white, light blue, deep blue, teal, mint green, red, burgundy; geometric abstraction Hand-signed by artist F...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Minimalism - Original Oil painting on Canvas by Giorgio Lo Fermo - 2020
By Giorgio Lo Fermo
Located in Roma, IT
Minimalism is an original contemporary artwork realized by the Italian artist Giorgio Lo Fermo in 2020. Original oil painting on canvas. Hand-signed and dated on the back by the ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Cave Canem" Dog Animal Oil Painting American Folk Red Minimal Contemporary
By Charlotte Andry Gibbs
Located in Wellesley, MA
Cave Canem Oil on Canvas, 10 x 12 Inches Charlotte Gibbs recently had the distinct honor of being awarded First Prize in The Roddy Compeition held at the Concord Center for Vis...
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2010s Realist Animal Paintings

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Oil

Reeds 28 September 13:42, Modern Landscape Oil Painting, Nature Lake, Minimalism
By Robert Motelski
Located in Salzburg, AT
Robert Motelski's paintings are exceptional visions of nature, visions of space which surrounds us. They tell about being, fate and passing. They depend on the season of year, the ti...
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2010s Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Tilted Channel, Oil on Canvas Painting, Abstract Geometric Pattern; Minimalism
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Oil on canvas, Abstract geometric pattern; minimalism; nonobjective art; White, green, gray, pink, red, burgundy, orange, yellow; geometric abstraction Hand-signed by artist Framing...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mou Os: Large minimal contemporary oil painting on linen, by Robinson McMahon
By Robinson & McMahon
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Mou Os, 2015, Oil on linen, 63 × 43 3/10 in; 160 × 110 cm by Robinson & McMahon As a collaboration of two artists painting on the same canvas, with very different methods of using p...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Linen, Oil, Stretcher Bars

Minimalism II - Original Oil painting on canvas by Giorgio Lo Fermo - 2020
By Giorgio Lo Fermo
Located in Roma, IT
Minimalism is an original contemporary artwork realized by the Italian artist Giorgio Lo Fermo in 2020. Original oil painting on canvas. Hand-signed and dated on the back by the ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Minimalism IV - Original Oil painting on canvas by Giorgio Lo Fermo - 2020
By Giorgio Lo Fermo
Located in Roma, IT
Minimalism IV is an original contemporary artwork realized by the Italian artist Giorgio Lo Fermo in 2020. Original Oil painting on canvas. Hand-signed and dated on the back. Min...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Minimalism III - Original Oil painting on canvas by Giorgio Lo Fermo - 2020
By Giorgio Lo Fermo
Located in Roma, IT
Minimalism III is an original contemporary artwork realized by the Italian artist Giorgio Lo Fermo in 2020. Original Oil painting on canvas. Hand-signed and dated on the back. Mi...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Minimal Abstract Impressionist Recling Nude Painting
By Oris Robertson
Located in Houston, TX
Modern abstract female nude painting in neutral tones. The work has Oris Robertson's signature textured surface that creates an uneven painting surface. The work is framed in a woode...
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1970s Abstract Nude Paintings

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Gesso, Oil

"Iron Ball Diptych" Minimal Surrealist Painting
By Sara Sosnowy
Located in Houston, TX
Repurposed doors painted with a light sea green color and a circle painted in the center of the piece. The work is signed by the artist on the back and titled and dated. Artist Bio...
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1990s Surrealist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Clock, minimal abstract oil painting on panel, pink, yellow and green, 36" x 36"
By Liz Rundorff Smith
Located in New York, NY
Liz Rundorff Smith renders visual forms that fluctuate between the stability of present-ness and the loss of clarity that is tied to memory. Memory of space is translated through ele...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Panel

"Viva la France!" Contemporary Pop Art Modern Flag Minimal 23k Gold Oil Painting
By Charlotte Andry Gibbs
Located in Wellesley, MA
"Viva La France!," 23 Karat Gold Leaf and Oil on Canvas, 32 x 48 Inches, is inspired by the French flag, elegant and whimsical, however it can also be viewed as a pure geometric abs...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Red Minimal Large Abstract Painting with Bicycles
Located in Houston, TX
Red and yellow tonal minimal abstract painting with bicycles. The work is signed by the artist in the bottom corner. The canvas board is framed in a gold frame. Dimensions without F...
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Late 20th Century Modern Abstract Paintings

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Oil

"Rising Sun" Japanese Flag POP, Minimal,23K Gold Leaf /Oil Red and Gold Painting
By Charlotte Andry Gibbs
Located in Wellesley, MA
"Rising Sun" Oil, 23 Karat Gold Leaf, Linen 31.5 x 48 Inches Charlotte Gibbs’ "flag" and "star" paintings often reference the artist's interest in Pop art and sometimes incorporat...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Gold Leaf

"Mug and Grape Stencil Cut" Still-Life Tan American Folk Oil Painting Minimal
By Charlotte Andry Gibbs
Located in Wellesley, MA
""Mug and Grape Stencil Cut" Oil on Linen 12 x 26 Inches Charlotte Gibbs recently had the distinct honor of being awarded First Prize in The Roddy Compeition held at the Conco...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Untitled Contemporary Minimal Collage Painting with Woman Figure
By Stella Sullivan
Located in Houston, TX
Unique untitled collage painting with a female figure. The painting is signed and dated by the artist. It is framed in a black frame. Dimensions without Frame: H 15.5 in x W 12 in. ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Minimalism - Original Oil paint by Giorgio Lo Fermo - 2020
By Giorgio Lo Fermo
Located in Roma, IT
Minimalism is an original contemporary artwork realized by the Italian artist Giorgio Lo Fermo in 2020. Original Oil painting on canvas. Hand-signed and dated on the back. Mint c...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Negation Scratch #6, female portrait, minimalism, oil, Figurative, Blue, Wood
By Jeffrey Palladini
Located in Riverdale, NY
Negation - Scratch #6, Oil and Charcoal on wood panel by San Francisco artist Jeffrey Palladini. It is 30x40. The painting is part of a new series based on the conceptual basis of ...
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2010s Minimalist Figurative Paintings

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Charcoal, Oil, Wood Panel

Red Minimalism - Original Oil paint by Giorgio Lo Fermo - 2020
By Giorgio Lo Fermo
Located in Roma, IT
Red Minimalism is an original contemporary artwork realized by the Italian artist Giorgio Lo Fermo in 2020. Original Oil painting on canvas. Hand-signed and dated on the back. Mi...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Blue Minimalism - Original Oil paint by Giorgio Lo Fermo - 2020
By Giorgio Lo Fermo
Located in Roma, IT
Blue Minimalism is an original contemporary artwork realized by the Italian artist Giorgio Lo Fermo in 2020. Original Oil painting on canvas. Hand-signed and dated on the back. M...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

"Come Together" Minimal Geometric Bright Yellow Contemporary Oil Paint Abstract
By Charlotte Andry Gibbs
Located in Wellesley, MA
"Come Together," Oil on Linen, 30 x 30 Inches, is a vibrant and elegant geometric abstraction in saturatetd tones of red, yellow and two shades of teal blue. Exquisitely crafted, t...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Belle Haleine - Contemporary Figurative Painting, Dada Art, Minimalism, Modern
By Bogumił Książek
Located in Salzburg, AT
This painting is from the Series Duchamp Bogumił Książek was educated at the Cracow’s Academy of Fine Arts (1995-2000). 2003 -2009 he lived and worked in Florence, Italy 2009 - 202...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

L.H.O.O.Q. - Series Duchamp, Modern Figurative Painting, Dada Art, Minimalism
By Bogumił Książek
Located in Salzburg, AT
This painting is from the Series Duchamp Bogumił Książek was educated at the Cracow’s Academy of Fine Arts (1995-2000). 2003 -2009 he lived and worked in Florence, Italy 2009 - 202...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Nobody's Perfect - Modern Figurative Painting, Dada Art, Minimalism, Colourful
By Bogumił Książek
Located in Salzburg, AT
This painting is from the Series Duchamp Bogumił Książek was educated at the Cracow’s Academy of Fine Arts (1995-2000). 2003 -2009 he lived and worked in Florence, Italy 2009 - 202...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Contemporary minimal abstract expressionist painting bird yellow blue New York
By Dorothy Fitzgerald
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original mixed media,oil, graphite, tape, oil stick on board, created in 2014 by American contemporary artist Dorothy Fitzgerald.
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil Crayon, Oil, Board, Graphite

Richard Huntington 1970s Minimal Abstraction Large Mid Century Modern Painting
By Richard Huntington
Located in Buffalo, NY
A mid-century modern geometric abstract painting titled Beacon by American artist Richard Huntington. This work features bold colors and incredible texture. Richard Huntington (b. ...
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1970s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Acrylic

"SILENCE" Pop-Art Modern Contemporary 23k Gold Flag Minimal Oil Paint
By Charlotte Andry Gibbs
Located in Wellesley, MA
"SILENCE," 23 Karat Gold Leaf and Oil on Canvas, 4 1/2 x 19 3/4 Inches Inches, is one of a series of paintings by the artist which whimsically addresses POP art's vocabulary of verba...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Vintage American Modernist Woman Artist Alice Makara Minimal Abstract Painting
By Alice Makara
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract painting by Alice Makara. Oil on canvas, circa 1980. Signed on back. Unframed. Image size, 40"L x 36"H.
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1980s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"U.S. Flag Vertical" American Pop Art Oil Paint Minimal Abstract Contemporary
By Charlotte Andry Gibbs
Located in Wellesley, MA
"Vertical U.S. Flag," 34 x 18 inches, is a Pop inspired flag painting, 23 karat gold leaf and oil, elegant and whimsical, also reminiscent of American folk art. There is also a larg...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Emily Berger_Adagio_2019_oil on wood_ 40 x 30 inches_Minimalism
By Emily Berger
Located in New York, NY
Emily Berger’s paintings are based on a structure of repetitive and deliberate gesture that is intuitive but carefully considered. She brushes, wipes, rubs, and scrapes, incorporatin...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Prière De Toucher - Modern Figurative Painting, Dada Art, Minimalism, Pastel
By Bogumił Książek
Located in Salzburg, AT
This painting is from the Series Duchamp Bogumił Książek was educated at the Cracow’s Academy of Fine Arts (1995-2000). 2003 -2009 he lived and worked in Florence, Italy 2009 - 202...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Minimal Painting of Simple Geometric Shapes in Primary Tones, White Background
By Natalia Roman
Located in Barcelona, ES
"Primary Grid Swirls I" is an abstract painting diptych by Spanish artist Natalia Roman. These paintings on paper are composed of minimal line work combined with primary shapes and c...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, Oil Pastel

Black and White Floating Rock Ovals Diptych, Minimal Organic Shapes Painting
By Ryan Rivadeneyra
Located in Barcelona, ES
"Floating Rock Ovals" is a hand-painted acrylic painting on high-quality 300g paper by artist Ryan Rivadeneyra. These painting, influenced by modernist artists of the 50's, 60's, an...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil Pastel, Ink, Sumi Ink, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper

Still Life with Silver Cup / minimal, serene oil on canvas
By Willard Dixon
Located in Burlingame, CA
Minimal and serene silver cup with cobalt blue reflective orb adorn this contemplative, calm, zen like diptych - where two canvases are attached to create single work of art - from ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Overlapping Strokes on Mauve, Vivid Lime and Pink Minimal Gestures Painting,
By Ryan Rivadeneyra
Located in Barcelona, ES
"Overlapping Strokes on Mauve" is a hand-painted acrylic painting on high-quality 300g paper by artist Ryan Rivadeneyra. These painting, influenced by modernist artists of the 50's,...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Oil Pastel, Ink, Sumi Ink, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper

Hidden Marilyn Monroe w/ Yellow Splash Minimalism portrait oil and acrylic 40x40
By Ceravolo
Located in Southampton, NY
Ceravolo's Large scale paintings have received international acclaim for more four decades. His art came to popular attention when he was commissioned to create six large scale paint...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Canvas, Acrylic

"Red Rooster" American Folk Pop-Art Minimal 23k Gold Oil Paint Contemporary
By Charlotte Andry Gibbs
Located in Wellesley, MA
"Red Rooster" Oil and Wax on Linen, 24 x 27 Inches Charlotte Gibbs recently had the distinct honor of being awarded First Prize in The Roddy Compeition held at the Concord Cent...
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2010s Folk Art Animal Paintings

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Oil

Emily Berger_Red Ghost_2018_oil on wood_30x24 inches_Minimalism
By Emily Berger
Located in New York, NY
Emily Berger’s paintings are based on a structure of repetitive and deliberate gesture that is intuitive but carefully considered. She brushes, wipes, rubs, and scrapes, incorporatin...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

R.Mutt 1917 - Modern Figurative Painting, Dada Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Paint
By Bogumił Książek
Located in Salzburg, AT
This painting is from the Series Duchamp Bogumił Książek was educated at the Cracow’s Academy of Fine Arts (1995-2000). 2003 -2009 he lived and worked in Florence, Italy 2009 - 202...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

"Saltaire" Minimal Scottish Flag Geometric Pop Sage Green 23K Gold Leaf/Oil
By Charlotte Andry Gibbs
Located in Wellesley, MA
"Saltire (Flag of Scotland)" Oil and gold leaf on linen 28 x 46 Inches Charlotte Gibbs’ "flag" paintings often reference the artist's interest in Pop art and Geometric Abstractions,...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Gold Leaf

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Minimal Oil Painting For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the minimal oil painting you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. In our selection of items, you can find Abstract examples as well as a Contemporary version. Finding the perfect minimal oil painting may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right minimal oil painting for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of brown, gray, black and red. Creating a minimal oil painting has been a part of the legacy of many artists, but those crafted by Charlotte Andry Gibbs, Susan Kiefer, Anne Subercaseaux, Robinson & McMahon and Giorgio Lo Fermo are consistently popular. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paint, oil paint and fabric. A large minimal oil painting can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 4 high and 5.75 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Minimal Oil Painting?

A minimal oil painting can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $1,950, while the lowest priced sells for $350 and the highest can go for as much as $30,000.

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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