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Place de la Bastille - Original China Ink and Watercolor - 1930s
By Eliane Diverly
Located in Roma, IT
Place de la Bastille is a really joyful original drawing on paper, realized around the first decades of XX century by the French artist Eliane Diverly (1914 - 2012). Titled and date...
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1930s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor

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Woman - Original Ink Drawing and Watercolor by G. Dura - 19th Century
By Gaetano Dura
Located in Roma, IT
Woman is an original watercolor artwork realized in the XIX century by Gaetano Dura. Good conditions except for yellowing of the paper, some folds on the higher and right margin, a...
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19th Century Old Masters Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor

Into Thin Air and Clear Thoughts - Original Square Street Art Painting
By Ilan Leas
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ilan Leas uses graffiti-like strokes and geometric angles to create organized chaos in his original paintings. Leas allows the lines to flow freely in order to create dynamic spaces....
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Mixed Media

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Wood, Gesso, Ink, Mixed Media

Football - Original hansigned ink drawing
By René Genis
Located in Paris, FR
Rene GENIS (1922 - 2004) Football Original ink on paper Hansigned in pencil Size of the image : 31.5 x 36 cm (c. 12.4 x 14.2 inch) Size at view : 46 x 48 cm (c. 18,1 x 18,9 inch) E...
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Late 20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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India Ink

Flower - Original Ink and watercolor drawing
By Dora Maar
Located in Paris, FR
Dora MAAR Flower (c. 1970) Original ink and watercolor drawing Stamp of the artist's studio On drawing paper 29.5 x 21 cm (c. 11.6 x 8.3 inch) Very good condition, paper lightly ye...
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Late 20th Century Modern Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, India Ink

Two Tigers at Circus - Original hansigned ink drawing
By René Genis
Located in Paris, FR
Rene GENIS (1922-2004) Two Tigers at Circus Original ink and lavish drawing on paper Signed bottom right 30 x 21 cm (c. 12 x 8.5 inch) Excellent condition
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Late 20th Century Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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India Ink

Jean Cocteau - Gaz - Original Signed Drawing
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Cocteau - Gaz - Original Signed Drawing 15.5 x 11.5 cm Signed Jean Cocteau Writer, artist and film director Jean Cocteau was one of the most influential creative figures in t...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Untitled (Blue & Grey) - original abstract painting by Kieva Campbell
By Kieva Campbell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Untitled (Blue & Grey)" by Kieva Campbell is a unique acrylic on canvas painting signed and dated by the artist on the back. It has a wire on the back for hanging. It comes with a n...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Charcoal, Ink, Acrylic, Graphite

" natural landscape" 1997 original ink painting
By José María Vila Cañellas
Located in CORAL GABLES - MIAMI, FL
José María Vila-Cañellas (Vic, Barcelona, ​​1913-2001). Painter. He trained in the School of Vic, in the Alemany of Barcelona and in the Fine Arts of Olot, in addition to studying pa...
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Late 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Ink

Femme original contemporary ink drawing painting
By MILOS GRASS
Located in CORAL GABLES - MIAMI, FL
Femme original contemporary ink drawing painting.
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Early 2000s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Ink, Satin Paper

Femme original color ink contemporary painting
By MILOS GRASS
Located in CORAL GABLES - MIAMI, FL
Femme original color ink contemporary painting. framed
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1990s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Ink, Acrylic

my cat original ink drawing realist painting
By Font Diaz
Located in CORAL GABLES - MIAMI, FL
my cat original ink drawing realist painting Manel Font Díaz (Barcelona, 1950) es un artista centrado especialmente en la pintura, primero formado en la facultad de Bellas Artes de...
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1980s Realist Animal Paintings

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Ink, Rice Paper

"Montmartre Cafés" Original Pop Art Painting on Silk by Linnea Pergola, Framed
By Linnea Pergola
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Montmartre Cafés," an original ink painting on silk by Linnea Pergola, is a piece for the true collector. Pergola's style is whimsical and she is most well-known for her cityscapes,...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Landscape Paintings

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Mixed Media, Ink

Blue Water, original 24x24 ink on canvas abstract expressionist painting
By Carol Carpenter
Located in Spring Lake, NJ
The blue water is luminescent and often transparent! The elements of the composition seem to float and flow and breathe as though living, adding endless interest to this archival in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Archival Ink

Jacques Germain -Untitled - Original Signed Ink
By Jacques Germain
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jacques GERMAIN (1915-2001) Untitled Circa 1970 Ink on Paper Signed J.G Born in Paris in 1915, worked with Fernand Léger and Amédée Ozenfant at the Académie Moderne in 1931, we...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Ink

Smoke Portrait - Original Ink and Tempera and Oil Painting by D. Bergamo - 1969
By Danilo Bergamo
Located in Roma, IT
Smoke Portrait is an original Contemporary Artwork realized in Italy by Danilo Bergamo (b.1938) in 1969. Original ink, tempera and oil painting on cardboard Hand-signed and dated b...
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1960s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Tempera, Ink

Original painting woman, ink with alcohol, Painting, Acrylic on Paper
By Christine Jacquel
Located in Yardley, PA
Original painting in blue, green, yellow, blue, magenta and violet ink, modern and contemporary, both abstract and representative of a woman in a long dress. The colors are bright an...
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2010s Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Village - Original Ink Drawing by E. De Tomi - 1947
By Enrico de Tomi
Located in Roma, IT
Village is an original drawing in pen realized by Enrico De Tomi in 1947 ca, hand-signed on the lower-left of margin. In good condition. Sheet dimension :18.5 x 24 cm. The artwork...
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1940s Abstract Paintings

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Ink

Original painting ink and alcohol.Modern character, Painting, Acrylic on Other
By Christine Jacquel
Located in Yardley, PA
Modern and contemporary painting of a woman made in acrylic ink and alcohol on a paper Lanavanguarde. The colors are very bright and transparent and the realization very free. Origin...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

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Acrylic

Melinda Matyas "Idle", original ink and acrylic on paper
By Melinda Matyas
Located in Glenview, IL
"Idle" by Hungarian born British artist is a contemporary expressionist representation of mid section of a female nude as viewed from the side. The artwork was created in 2011 ink an...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Ink, Acrylic

Masquerade, Original, Collage, Acrylic Paint, Ink, Varnish, VenetianSigned Dated
By Danic Lago
Located in London, GB
Lago work is particularly focused on portraits, approached through different collage techniques expressing a range of emotions realities transformed by dressing the subject with colo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Varnish, Ink, Acrylic, Cardboard, Other Medium

Tomato Milk - Original Acrylic Paint and Ink by EMPHI - 2015
Located in Roma, IT
This original artwork Tomato Milk was realized by the Italian artist EMPHI in 2015. Acrylic paint and ink on cardboard from the series Tuttifrutti. Certificate of authenticity pro...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Ink, Acrylic

Ornament & Misfit - Original Acrylic Paint and Ink by EMPHI - 2019
Located in Roma, IT
This original artwork Ornament & Misfit was realized by the Italian artist EMPHI in 2019. Acrylic paint and ink on cardboard from the series Tuttifrutti. Hand-signed on the lower c...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Ink, Cardboard

French Landscape - Original Ink by Daniel Duville - Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
French Landscape is an original Ink and Watercolour realized by Daniel Duville in mid-20th Century. Good condition. Hand-signed by the artist with red watercolour in the lower righ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor

Mother Nature, Original, VibrantCollage, Paper, Ink, Varnish, Signed and dated.
By Danic Lago
Located in London, GB
Lago work is particularly focused on portraits, approached through different collage techniques expressing a range of emotions realities transformed by dressing the subject with colo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Varnish, Ink, Acrylic, Other Medium

Poseidon - Original Ink and Tempera on Paper by Lucie Navier - 1933
By Lucie Navier
Located in Roma, IT
Poseidon is an original painting realized by Lucie Navier in 1933. Original Ink and tempera painting on paper. Dated on the lower right corner (23-6-2033). Fair conditions except...
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Ink, Tempera, Watercolor

Pansies, original 20x24 archival ink on canvas abstract expressionist landscape
By Carol Carpenter
Located in Spring Lake, NJ
The lush and alluring pansies are abstracted from their garden, allowed to grow wild with a thirst quenching passion. The petals are luminescent and often transparent as the archiva...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Archival Ink

Expressive Original Painting Drinking Dogs
Located in London, GB
Made in Russia in 2020. Please, note, real product colors may vary slightly from the images online. Location: Express Delivery from Russia Authors: Created by Pavel Kuragin Materia...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Ink, Acrylic

Poise, Original, Collage, Gold Leaf, Ink, Acrylic, Cardboard Signed and dated.
By Danic Lago
Located in London, GB
Lago work is particularly focused on portraits, approached through different collage techniques expressing a range of emotions realities transformed by dressing the subject with colo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Ink, Acrylic, Other Medium

Bull original realist drawing painting
By Mariano Benlliure
Located in CORAL GABLES - MIAMI, FL
Bull original realist drawing painting Mariano Benlliure (1862-1947) was an artist of universal prestige, splendid representative of the Mediterranean sensibility and, without dou...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Animal Paintings

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Paper, Ink

Expressive Original Painting Virtual Yogi
Located in London, GB
Made in Russia in 2018. Please, note, real product colors may vary slightly from the images online. Location: Express Delivery from Russia Authors: Created by Pavel Kuragin Materia...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Ink, Acrylic, Handmade Paper

Expressive Original Painting Psychedelic Rabbit
Located in London, GB
Made in Russia in 2020. Please, note, real product colors may vary slightly from the images online. Location: Express Delivery from Russia Authors: Created by Pavel Kuragin Materia...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Handmade Paper, Canvas, Ink

Expressive Original Painting Closed society
Located in London, GB
Made in Russia in 2018. Please, note, real product colors may vary slightly from the images online. Location: Express Delivery from Russia Authors: Created by Pavel Kuragin Materia...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Ink, Acrylic, Handmade Paper

Expressive Original Painting Pug Corporation
Located in London, GB
Made in Russia in 2020. Please, note, real product colors may vary slightly from the images online. 80 x 80 x 3 cm (2 pieces 80x40 cm)
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Handmade Paper, Canvas, Ink, Acrylic

Expressive Original Painting Quarantine. Day 5
Located in London, GB
Made in Russia in 2020. Please, note, real product colors may vary slightly from the images online. Location: Express Delivery from Russia Authors: Created by Pavel Kuragin Materia...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Ink, Acrylic, Handmade Paper

Expressive Original Painting Virtual Girl #2
Located in London, GB
Made in Russia in 2018. Please, note, real product colors may vary slightly from the images online. Location: Express Delivery from Russia Authors: Created by Pavel Kuragin Materia...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Handmade Paper, Canvas, Ink

Cycle 01, Original Abstract Painting, 2021
Located in Boston, MA
Artist Commentary: 31x43" Sumi Ink on Washi Paper Keywords: minimal, minimalist, abstract, ink, textural, meditative, meditation, monochromatic Artist Biography: Allison Kunath is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Ink

Cycle 03, Original Abstract Painting, 2021
Located in Boston, MA
Artist Commentary: 31x43" Sumi Ink on Washi Paper Keywords: minimal, minimalist, abstract, ink, textural, meditative, meditation, monochromatic Artist Biography: Allison Kunath is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Ink

Hunters by Inn-Door - Original Ink and Watercolor by Dirk Maas (attr.)
By Dirk Maas
Located in Roma, IT
Beautiful watercolor by Dirk Maas, a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter. Provenance: R. Edereimer Print Cabinet, New York (label overleaf). Good conditions. This artwork is shipped ...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor

Expressive Original Painting Kissed by God
Located in London, GB
Made in Russia in 2021. Please, note, real product colors may vary slightly from the images online. Location: Express Delivery from Russia Authors: Created by Pavel Kuragin Materia...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Ink, Acrylic

Expressive Original Painting Slaves of Culture
Located in London, GB
Made in Russia in 2021. Please, note, real product colors may vary slightly from the images online. Location: Express Delivery from Russia Authors: Created by Pavel Kuragin Materia...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Ink, Canvas

Waves - Original Tempera and China Ink Drawing on Paper - Early 20th Century
By Marguerite Callet-Carcano
Located in Roma, IT
Waves is an original tempera and Cina ink drawing on paper, realized by Marguerite Callet-Carcano With pencil signature on lower right margin. In very good condition, except for a ...
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Early 20th Century Abstract Paintings

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Ink, Tempera

Beach. Mallorca- original expressionist watercolor painting
By Benavente Solis
Located in CORAL GABLES - MIAMI, FL
Beach. Mallorca- original expressionist watercolor painting. virtual framed Work of the Spanish artist BENAVENTE SOLIS. Watercolor on paper. Perfect state During its first exhib...
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Early 20th Century Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor

Expressive Original Painting The Side Effects #15
Located in London, GB
Made in Russia in 2020. Please, note, real product colors may vary slightly from the images online. Location: Express Delivery from the UK Authors: Created by Pavel Kuragin Materia...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Ink, Acrylic

Expressive Original Painting The Side Effects #13
Located in London, GB
Made in Russia in 2020. Please, note, real product colors may vary slightly from the images online. Location: Express Delivery from Russia Authors: Created by Pavel Kuragin Materia...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Ink, Acrylic

CARLOS CARNERO (1922-1980) ORIGINAL INK DRAWING - FIGURE SKETCHES DOODLES
By Carlos Carnero
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Doodles" by Carlos Carnero (Uruguay/ French 1922-1980) ink drawing, on very thin paper, unframed paper: 10.75 x 8.25 inches provenance: the artists estate, Paris Fine original Fr...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Pencil

Expressive Original Painting The side effects #12
Located in London, GB
Made in Russia in 2020. Please, note, real product colors may vary slightly from the images online. Location: Express Delivery from Russia Authors: Created by Pavel Kuragin Materia...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Handmade Paper, Canvas, Ink

Beach. sea Mallorca- original expressionist watercolor painting
By Benavente Solis
Located in CORAL GABLES - MIAMI, FL
Beach. sea Mallorca- original expressionist watercolor painting Work of the Spanish artist BENAVENTE SOLIS. Watercolor on paper. Perfect state During its first exhibition in Par...
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Late 20th Century Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor

Catherine Pennington-Meyer, Printemps, Original Abstract Painting
Located in Deddington, GB
Printemps [2021] Original Abstract Acrylic, ink and metallic paste on canvas Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:123 cm x W:32 cm x D:1cm Framed Size: H:125 cm x W:34 cm x D:1cm Sold F...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Ink, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Expressive Original Painting Quarantine. Second Wave. Day 27
Located in London, GB
Made in Russia in 2021. Please, note, real product colors may vary slightly from the images online. Location: Express Delivery from Russia Authors: Created by Pavel Kuragin Materia...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Ink, Acrylic

Tropical Dream - Original Handsigned Watercolor, Gouache and Ink Painting
Located in Paris, FR
Maurice Genis Tropical Dream Original watercolor, gouache and ink painting Handsigned in ink On paper, 33 x 26,5 cm (c. 12,9 x 10,4 inch) Excellent condition
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Late 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink, Watercolor, Gouache

Adele Riley, Cornish Morning, Original Cornish Seascape Painting
By Adele Riley
Located in Deddington, GB
Cornish Morning . Adele Riley Artist [2020] Original Seascapes Acrylic and acrylic inks Image Size: H:24 cm x W:24 cm Framed Size: H:40 cm x W:40 cm x D:5cm Sold Framed Please note t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Ink, Acrylic

Big Personality, Catherine Pennington-Meyer, Original Abstract Painting
Located in Deddington, GB
Big Personality [2021] original Acrylic and ink on canvas Image size: H:140 cm x W:100 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:140 cm x W:100 cm x D:4cm Sold Unframed Please note t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Ink, Acrylic

Countryside Scenery - Original Handsigned Watercolor, Gouache, and ink Painting
Located in Paris, FR
Countryside Scenery Maurice Genis Original watercolor, gouache, and ink painting Handsigned in ink On paper, 34 x 25,5 cm (c. 13,3 x 10 inch) Excellent condition
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Late 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink, Watercolor, Gouache

Prince - Original Ink and Tempera on Paper by Esy Beluzzi - 1956
By Esy Beluzzi
Located in Roma, IT
Image dimensions: 23.5 x 17 cm. Prince is an original artwork realized by Esy Beluzzi in 1956 Original painting on paper. Hand-signed and dated in blue pen on the lower right corn...
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1950s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Tempera

  • Prince - Original Ink and Tempera on Paper by Esy Beluzzi - 1956
  • Prince - Original Ink and Tempera on Paper by Esy Beluzzi - 1956
  • Prince - Original Ink and Tempera on Paper by Esy Beluzzi - 1956
  • Prince - Original Ink and Tempera on Paper by Esy Beluzzi - 1956
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Alex McIntyre, Like Fiction, Landscape Art, Original Painting
Located in Deddington, GB
Like Fiction [2020] Original Landscapes ink and gesso on birch panel Size: H:100 cm x W:150 cm x D:3.2cm Sold Unframed Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Gesso, Ink, Wood Panel

Adele Riley, Walk With Me, Original Landscape Painting
By Adele Riley
Located in Deddington, GB
Adele Riley Walk With Me Original Landscape Painting Acrylic Paint and Ink on Canvas Size: H 65cm x W 65cm x D 5.5cm Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Ink, Acrylic

CARLOS CARNERO (1922-1980) ORIGINAL PEN & INK DRAWING - FIGURES ON THE BEACH
By Carlos Carnero
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"On the Beach" by Carlos Carnero (Uruguay/ French 1922-1980) ink drawing, on very thin paper, unframed paper: 8.25 x 10.75 inches provenance: the artists estate, Paris Fine origin...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Pencil

Original Fashion Design Illustration Watercolor Painting Laura Ashley Designer
By Roz Jennings
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Original Fashion Design Illustration by Roz Jennings, British watercolor and ink on card, unframed size: 12 x 8.25 inches condition: very good A beautifully colorful and characterfu...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Ink, Watercolor

Original Fashion Design Illustration Watercolor Painting Laura Ashley Designer
By Roz Jennings
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Original Fashion Design Illustration by Roz Jennings, British watercolor and ink on card, unframed size: 12 x 8.25 inches condition: very good A beautifully colorful and characterfu...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor

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