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'Remembrances', Grey, Monochrome Painting, Nude Woman
By Tran Huy Hoan
Located in Purchase, NY
The themes in Tran Huy Hoan’s work are contradictions within themselves. His work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet affecting. Hoan’s precise technical styl...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Abstract Monochrome Painting, Cubism, Mixed Medium British Artist, Signed
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Abstract Monochrome Painting,Cubism, Mixed Medium, British Artist, Signed By British artist George Holt, late 20th Century Signed and dated '1999' verso Watercolour on board, unframe...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Colorful Mixed-media Monochrome Painting "Snow Triology" by Korean Artist
By Hyun Ae Kang
Located in New York, NY
«A WORK WILL ONLY HAVE DEEP RESONANCE, IF THE KIND OF LIGHT I’M TRYING TO GENERATE IS SOMETHING THAT IS ALREADY IN ME» - Hyun Ae Kang Hyun Ae Kang is an internationally renowned Ko...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Resin, Oil, Acrylic

Bright Yellow Monochrome Painting "Words Triology" by Korea-American Artist
By Hyun Ae Kang
Located in New York, NY
«A WORK WILL ONLY HAVE DEEP RESONANCE, IF THE KIND OF LIGHT I’M TRYING TO GENERATE IS SOMETHING THAT IS ALREADY IN ME» - Hyun Ae Kang Hyun Ae Kang is an internationally renowned Ko...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Resin, Acrylic

Bright and Colorful Green Korean Monochrome Painting " Spring" by Hyun Ae Kang
By Hyun Ae Kang
Located in New York, NY
Hyun Ae Kang is an internationally renowned Korean-American artist. She represents Korean Dansaekhwa movement - “monochrome painting” – a style of abstract painting that arose during...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Resin, Oil

Drifting - forest green square venetian plaster modern monochrome painting
By Shira Toren
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This work in green resembles the color of a vibrant Jade stone. The surface is notable and almost sparkles with horizontal noise like music notes. Often change from smooth to rough a...
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2010s Post-Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Plaster, Wood Panel

Large Modern Contemporary Monochrome Painting Grey Neutral White Abstract 48x48
By Jane Burton
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
"Distant Shadow" 48" x 48" is an original, one-of-a-kind, modern, contemporary, monochrome, minimalist abstract painting by Jane Burton, executed in cool shades of grey and soft warm...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Monochrome Vert
By Olivier Mosset
Located in Long Island City, NY
Large scale monochrome painting by Olivier Mosset in a deep green color. Mosset became interested in monochrome works in the late 1970s, at the height of Neo-Expressionism. Canvas S...
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1980s Neo-Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Dancers/Monochrome, original oil on canvas,
Located in Nutfield, Surrey
This is an original monochrome painting with a teal colour scheme by the artist Walter Rovira (b.1923). This work is an impressionist oil on board painting of a pair of Ballet dancer...
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1990s Figurative Paintings

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Board, Oil

Enrico Dellatorre Contemporary Modern Black Monochrome Large Painting
By Enrico Della Torre 1
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Painting in charcoal on linen made by Enrico Dellatorre. The expressive vision of Enrico is an exploration of space in the painting, an attempt to bring to the limits its capacity...
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2010s Spanish Modern Paintings

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Linen

Impressive Blue Monochrome Abstract Triptych "Winter Fall Trilogy", Asian Art
By Hyun Ae Kang
Located in New York, NY
Hyun Ae Kang is an internationally renowned Korean-American artist. She represents Korean Dansaekhwa movement - “monochrome painting” – a style of abstract painting that arose during...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Resin, Acrylic

Monochrome abstraction Part 1 (Abstract painting)
By Adrienn Krahl
Located in London, GB
Monochrome abstraction Part 1 (Abstract painting) Acrylic, charcoal and graphite on canvas - Unframed. Artwork exclusive to IdeelArt. Adrienn Krahl’s paintings express a profound...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Charcoal, Acrylic, Graphite

Monochrome abstraction Part 1 (Abstract painting)
By Adrienn Krahl
Located in London, GB
Monochrome abstraction Part 1 (Abstract painting) Acrylic, charcoal and graphite on canvas - Unframed. Artwork exclusive to IdeelArt. Adrienn Krahl’s paintings express a profound...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Charcoal, Acrylic, Graphite

Monochrome abstraction Part 1 (Abstract painting)
By Adrienn Krahl
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, charcoal and graphite on canvas - Unframed. Artwork exclusive to IdeelArt. Adrienn Krahl’s paintings express a profound sense of drama and emotional weight. Krahl works i...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Charcoal, Acrylic, Graphite

Abstract Oil Painting, Monochrome, French
By Pierre-Gerard Langlois
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Abstract Oil Painting, Monochrome, French By French artist, Pierre-Gerard Langlois (French 1940-1994) Signed by the artist on the lower right hand corner Oil painting on canvas, unfr...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

  • Abstract Oil Painting, Monochrome, French
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Monochrome abstraction Part 1 (Abstract painting)
By Adrienn Krahl
Located in London, GB
Monochrome abstraction Part 1 (Abstract painting) Acrylic, charcoal and graphite on canvas - Unframed. Artwork exclusive to IdeelArt. Adrienn Krahl’s paintings express a profound...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Charcoal, Acrylic, Graphite

Monochrome 11. Contemporary Oil Painting
By Andy Fullalove
Located in Brecon, Powys
Oil on panel. Framed in contemporary black wood frame
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

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

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Marble

"Orange Monochrome 4" Large Expressionist Impasto Painting
By Geoff Hippenstiel
Located in Houston, TX
Large expressionist style impasto painting with bright orange tones. Textured painting made from an oil based material. Signed, dated and titled by the artist on the back of the ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Monochrome I
By Marc Chalmé
Located in New York, NY
Marc Chalmé was born in Lorient, a seaside town in Brittany in France. He studied at prestigious art schools in the cities of Nantes and Rennes in France. Afterwards, he studied unde...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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H 51 in. W 38 in.
Untitled 03 - Contemporary, Abstract Painting, Black, Monochrome, Organic
By Zsolt Berszán
Located in Berlin, DE
Untitled 03, 2015-2016 Oil on canvas (signed on reverse) 13.77 H x 9.84 W in. 35 H x 25 W cm The notion of “abjection”, which at the beginnings referred to the idea of spirit degrad...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled 4 - Contemporary, Black, Monochrome, Abstract Painting, Organic, Life
By Zsolt Berszán
Located in Berlin, DE
Untitled 4 (ABlackJECTION 4), 2012 Oil on canvas (signed on reverse) 78.74 H x 39.37 W in. 200 H x 100 W cm The notion of “abjection”, which at the beginnings referred to the idea...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Contemporary Black, White, and Gray Monochrome Geometric Abstract Painting
By Larry Martin
Located in Houston, TX
Contemporary monochrome geometric abstract painting by Houston, TX artist Larry Martin. The work features a balanced composition of floating circles and triangles. Signed and dated o...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Sleep, figural, monochrome
Located in New York, NY
30 x 40" oil painting of a figure lying on its side in a dreamy state. Done with expressive painterly brush strokes using black and white values, with bits of red peeking through in ...
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1980s Neo-Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Contemporary Atmospheric Black & White Monochrome Landscape Wilderness Painting
By Mark Thompson
Located in Preston, GB
Contemporary Atmospheric Black & White Monochrome Landscape Wilderness Painting by 20th Century Artist. Mark Thompson is a seasoned professional painter with international representa...
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Early 2000s Outsider Art Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Oil

Untitled 01 - Contemporary, Abstract Painting, White, Monochrome, Organic
By Zsolt Berszán
Located in Berlin, DE
Untitled 01, 2017 Mixed media: white oil painting, adhesive on canvas (Signed on reverse) 46.85 H x 39.37 W in. 119 H x 100 W cm Zsolt Berszán treats the first layer of the drawing ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Adhesive, Oil

Untitled 3 - Contemporary, Monochrome, Black, Human, Abstract Painting, Organic
By Zsolt Berszán
Located in Berlin, DE
Untitled 3 (ABlackJECTION 3), 2012 Oil on canvas 78.74 H x 39.37 W in. 200 H x 100 W cm The notion of “abjection”, which at the beginnings referred to the idea of spirit degradat...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled 01 - White, Minimalist, Monochrome, Abstract Painting, Contemporary
By Zsolt Berszán
Located in Berlin, DE
Untitled 03, 2017 White adhesive and white oil paint on canvas (Signed on reverse) 17 23/32 H x 13 25/32 W in 45 H x 35 W cm The work 'Untitled 03' was part of the exhibition “Subst...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Adhesive, Oil

Butter Excess (popcorn impasto thick painting monochrome pop square design)
By Chloe Hedden
Located in Quebec, Quebec
Butter Excess is a thick and vibrant impasto painting on wood. The elegant texture is spontaneously built up and creates the dynamic surface composition. This creates an engaging art...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Acrylic

Burnt Orange Minimalist Monochrome Textured Contemporary Abstract Painting 59x72
By Svetlana Shalygina
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
"The Sacred Color" 59" x 72" is original, one-of-a-kind, large, monochrome, minimalist, distressed, weathered, contemporary, modern, abstract, textured mixed media, oversized paintin...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Paint, Varnish, Oil Pastel, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Other M...

Burnt Orange Monochrome Minimalist Large Textured Abstract Painting 48x48
By Svetlana Shalygina
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
“The Sacred Color of Spirituality and Peace” 48" x 48" is original, one-of-a-kind, large, monochrome, minimalist, distressed, weathered, contemporary, modern, abstract, textured mixe...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Paste, Canvas, Paint, Varnish, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Papi...

Large Blue Abstract Monochrome Textural Minimalist Contemporary Painting 60"x72"
By Svetlana Shalygina
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
"Fifty Shades of Blue" series 60" x 72" is an original, large, oversized, abstract, modern, contemporary, monochrome, blue jewel tone color, minimalistic, textural mixed media painti...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Paste, Canvas, Paint, Varnish, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Othe...

Malua Rosea Multiplex (oil painting monochrome vintage flowers figurative woman)
By Rudolf Kosow
Located in Quebec, Quebec
keywords; surrealism, portrait, oil painting, earth tones, figurative painting, strangeness, contemporary surrealistic, unsettling, contemporary figurative painting, dreams, symbolic...
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2010s Jugendstil Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Desperate Mr. D (oil painting monochrome vintage man portrait nostalgia flowers
By Rudolf Kosow
Located in Quebec, Quebec
keywords; surrealism, portrait, oil painting, earth tones, figurative painting, strangeness, contemporary surrealistic, unsettling, contemporary figurative painting, dreams, symbolic...
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2010s Realist Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Royal Purple Excess (thick impasto painting monochrome pop art square design)
By Chloe Hedden
Located in Quebec, Quebec
*For questions, special requests or commission inquiries, please text the gallery directly using ASK THE SELLER button. Grouping of 3 paintings is $2000 and of 4 paintings is $2500. ...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Acrylic

Forest Green Excess (impasto thick painting monochrome pop art square design)
By Chloe Hedden
Located in Quebec, Quebec
*For questions, special requests or commission inquiries, please text the gallery directly using ASK THE SELLER button. Grouping of 3 paintings is $2000 and of 4 paintings is $2500. ...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Acrylic

Electric Lime Excess (green impasto thick painting monochrome pop square design)
By Chloe Hedden
Located in Quebec, Quebec
*For questions, special requests or commission inquiries, please text the gallery directly using ASK THE SELLER button. Grouping of 3 paintings is $2000 and of 4 paintings is $2500. ...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Acrylic

Monochrome Aqueduct Study
Located in Soquel, CA
Architectural study of an aqueduct by a Filipino artist C. Francisco. Signed "C. Francisco" in the lower right corner. There are barely visible flecks of blue and yellow paint in the...
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Late 20th Century Realist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Twilight, Abstract Art, Contemporary Art, Original Painting, Monochrome Art
By Annamarie Dzendrowskyj
Located in Deddington, GB
Annamarie Dzendrowskyj's painting 'Twilight – M25 X' is an original oil painting on Australian polyester canvas. This work is framed: 34 x 42.5cm. Canvas size: 28 x 38 cm. oil Annama...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

'Dark Day at Wigan' Monochrome atmospheric landscape painting with figure & sky
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'Dark Day at Wigan' by Theodore Major. Monochrome atmospheric landscape painting with figure & moody sky. As we have come to expect from Major’s work, it’s subject matter is his home...
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20th Century Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Omnicient (oil painting grey monochrome vintage old man beard portrait nostalgia
By Rudolf Kosow
Located in Quebec, Quebec
keywords; surrealism, portrait, oil painting, earth tones, figurative painting, strangeness, contemporary surrealistic, unsettling, contemporary figurative painting, dreams, symbolic...
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2010s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Red Excess (thick impasto painting monochrome pop art square design)
By Chloe Hedden
Located in Quebec, Quebec
*For questions, special requests or commission inquiries, please text the gallery directly using ASK THE SELLER button. Grouping of 3 paintings or more can be combined in the same or...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Acrylic

White Raised Texture Monochrome Minimalist Abstract Painting 4 Canvases 60"x12"
By Svetlana Shalygina
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
"Innocence. The New Beginning” an original, one-of-a-kind, modern, monochrome, minimalist, contemporary, raised texture, white on white, light grey, mixed media, abstract painting b...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Paste, Paint, Varnish, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Other Medium

Untitled 020 - 21st Century, Abstract Painting, Blue, Minimalist, Monochrome
By Zsolt Berszán
Located in Berlin, DE
Untitled 020, 2020 Oil on canvas 78 37/50 H x 58 33/50 W in. 200 H x 149 W cm The new series of large-sized paintings, signed by Zsolt Berszán, created in the time frame of 2020-202...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mint Excess 2 (thick impasto painting monochrome pop art square design)
By Chloe Hedden
Located in Quebec, Quebec
*For questions, special requests or commission inquiries, please text the gallery directly using ASK THE SELLER button. Grouping of 3 paintings or more can be combined in the same or...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Acrylic

Lucy Moore, Monochrome Whispers, Original black and white abstract painting
By Lucy Moore
Located in Deddington, GB
Monochrome Whispers by Lucy Moor [2021] original Acrylic on canvas Image size: H:80 cm x W:80 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:80 cm x W:80 cm x D:1.5cm Sold Unframed Please...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Flesh Excess (rose pink impasto thick painting monochrome pop art square design)
By Chloe Hedden
Located in Quebec, Quebec
*For questions, special requests or commission inquiries, please text the gallery directly using ASK THE SELLER button. Grouping of 3 paintings is $2000 and of 4 paintings is $2500. ...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Acrylic

Suspicious Mr. J (oil painting grey monochrome vintage portrait nostalgia man)
By Rudolf Kosow
Located in Quebec, Quebec
keywords; surrealism, portrait, oil painting, earth tones, figurative painting, strangeness, contemporary surrealistic, unsettling, contemporary figurative painting, dreams, symbolic...
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2010s Jugendstil Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Unforgotten (oil painting monochrome vintage couple hat portrait earth tones
By Rudolf Kosow
Located in Quebec, Quebec
keywords; surrealism, portrait, oil painting, earth tones, figurative painting, strangeness, contemporary surrealistic, unsettling, contemporary figurative painting, dreams, symbolic...
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2010s Tonalist Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled 05 - 21st Century, Abstract Painting, Black, Monochrome, Organic
By Zsolt Berszán
Located in Berlin, DE
Untitled 05, 2015-16 Oil on canvas (signed on reverse) 13.77 H x 9.84 W in. 35 H x 25 W cm The notion of “abjection”, which at the beginnings referred to the idea of spirit degradat...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled 5 - 21st Century, Monochrome, Abstract Painting, Black, Organic, Life
By Zsolt Berszán
Located in Berlin, DE
Untitled 5 (ABlackJECTION 5), 2012 Oil on canvas 78.74 H x 39.37 W in. 200 H x 100 W cm The notion of “abjection”, which at the beginnings referred to the idea of spirit degradati...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Dreamers (yellow banana vintage car surrealist oil painting grey monochrome)
By Rudolf Kosow
Located in Quebec, Quebec
Two photographic motifs, which can by no means fit together in real life, result in a coherent and at the same time completely absurd image on a painting level. It may symbolize wish...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled 01 - 21st Century, Abstract Painting, Black, Monochrome, Organic
By Zsolt Berszán
Located in Berlin, DE
Untitled 01, 2015-16 Oil on canvas (signed on reverse) 13.77 H x 9.84 W in. 35 H x 25 W cm The notion of “abjection”, which at the beginnings referred to the idea of spirit degradat...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Monochrome River Valley Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Tranquil desert valley landscape by Maud Swigert (American, 20th Century). A dark river cuts through the center of the composition, framed on either side by a white riverbank and dro...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Monochrome Abstract 1961 - British Sixties art abstract oil painting black white
Located in London, GB
This superb British Abstract oil painting is by noted artist Christopher Sturgess-Lief. Painted in 1961 it is an evocative and captivating abstract using the highly individualised sy...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Strawberry Pink Excess (thick impasto painting monochrome pop art square design)
By Chloe Hedden
Located in Quebec, Quebec
*For questions, special requests or commission inquiries, please text the gallery directly using ASK THE SELLER button. Grouping of 3 paintings or more can be combined in the same or...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Acrylic

Olive green Excess (thick impasto painting monochrome pop art square design)
By Chloe Hedden
Located in Quebec, Quebec
*For questions, special requests or commission inquiries, please text the gallery directly using ASK THE SELLER button. Grouping of 3 paintings or more can be combined in the same or...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Acrylic

Ultra Blue Excess (thick impasto painting monochrome pop art square design)
By Chloe Hedden
Located in Quebec, Quebec
*For questions, special requests or commission inquiries, please text the gallery directly using ASK THE SELLER button. Grouping of 3 paintings or more can be combined in the same or...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Acrylic

Matte Black Excess (impasto thick painting monochrome pop art square design)
By Chloe Hedden
Located in Quebec, Quebec
*For questions, special requests or commission inquiries, please text the gallery directly using ASK THE SELLER button. Grouping of 3 paintings is $2000 and of 4 paintings is $2500. ...
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2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Acrylic

Baby Pink Excess (rose impasto thick painting monochrome pop square design)
By Chloe Hedden
Located in Quebec, Quebec
*For questions, special requests or commission inquiries, please text the gallery directly using ASK THE SELLER button. Grouping of 3 paintings is $2000 and of 4 paintings is $2500. ...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

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Monochrome Painting For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact monochrome painting you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. In our selection of items, you can find Abstract examples as well as a Contemporary version. If you’re looking for a monochrome painting 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. If you’re looking to add a monochrome painting to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of gray, black, brown, blue and more. Finding an appealing monochrome painting — no matter the origin — is easy, but Zsolt Berszán, Rudolf Kosow, Chloe Hedden, Jane Puylagarde and Marilina Marchica each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in paint, fabric and canvas can add an especially memorable touch.

How Much is a Monochrome Painting?

The price for a monochrome painting in our collection starts at $295 and tops out at $90,000 with the average selling for $2,520.

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.

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