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Tom (Wrapped), Mixed media on canvas
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Paint, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel, ...

Flowers (Stems), Mixed media on cream paper
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

1990s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Color Pencil, Paper, Pencil, Handmade Paper, Watercolor, Oil, Mixed Medi...

Nobu (Whites, Y3), Mixed media on canvas
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Paint, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel, ...

Francesco (Stretching), Mixed media on Pergameneta parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Poppies & Tulips, Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Flowers (Helichrysum), Mixed media on ochre parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Chalk, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel, W...

Craig (Nude), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

Materials

Archival Paper, Handmade Paper, Vellum, Pen, Pencil, Carbon Pencil, Gess...

Andrew (Sitting), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

India Ink, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, Archival Pape...

Natasha (Sitting), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Chalk, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayo...

Francesco (Blue Trousers), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil Pastel, Pastel, Wax Crayon, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, G...

Sweet Peas (Bunched), Mixed media on Pergameneta parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Oleg (Kimono), Mixed media on ochre parchment paper
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Flower Circle (Anemones), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Nobu (Looking Down), Mixed Media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Flowers (A Bunch), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Katya (Lying Down), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Chalk, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil ...

Eton Boy (Sitting), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Lee Roach (Sitting), Mixed media on grey parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Ruslan (Swedish Boy), Mixed media on ochre parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Chalk, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil ...

Eton Boy (Sitting), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Handmade Paper, Vellum, Pen, Pencil, Carbon Pencil, Color Pencil, Graphi...

Freya (Sitting, legs folded inwards), Mixed media on parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Freya (Seated Backwards), Mixed media on grey board
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Other Medium, Archival Paper, Handmade Paper, Pen, Felt Pen, Permanent M...

Jake II (Red coat), Mixed media on Pergameneta parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Giorgio (Sunflowers, rainbow, mask), Mixed media on Pergameneta parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Wes Gordon (Lying Down), Mixed media on grey board
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Paint, Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel, W...

Francesco (Sitting, Profile - Nude), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Oscar (Sitting, Half Figure), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Adeline de M. (Sitting), Mixed media on ochre paper
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Matthew (Two Figures, Overlapping), Mixed media on ochre parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Elodie (Standing - Galliano, Paris), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Elodie (Sitting, Looking Down), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Maria Nishio (Profile - Browns), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Other Medium, Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Chalk, Charcoal, Crayon, Oi...

Giorgio (Two figures, pink & blue), Mixed media on Pergameneta parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Tom & Richard (Stripes, through Zoom), Mixed media on ochre parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Tom (Sitting, flowers, through Zoom), Mixed media on Pergameneta parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Wes Gordon (Hands - Putty - Red), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

Early 2000s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel, Wax Crayon, Ink, Mixed Media, Oil, Acryl...

Andrew (Sitting, Hands on Thighs), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Watercolor, Gouache, Handmade Paper, Vellum, Pencil, Carbon Pencil, Colo...

Anji (Sitting, Profile - Green Jacket), Mixed media on ochre paper
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Other Medium, Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayo...

Philip Ellis (Standing - Stripe Top), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Craig (Nude on Green), Mixed media on grey parchment paper
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Pencil, Carbon Pencil, Color Pencil, Graphite, Other Medium, Paint, Pape...

Josephine S. (Lying Down - Blues), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Nobu (Sitting, Arms on Pillow), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Chalk, Charcoal, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, ...

Magnus (Sitting, Up and Down), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Chalk, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil ...

Oscar (Sitting, Head on Chair), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Chalk, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil ...

Ben Waters (Seated, Holding Head), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Francesco (Profile - White T-shirt), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Graphite, Other Medium, Paint, Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil ...

Nobu (Lying Down, on side), Mixed media on Rives paper
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Chalk, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil ...

Ben Waters (Seated, Hand Holding), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil ...

Jake W. (Before Paris II), Mixed media on Fabriano paper
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Felt Pen, Pencil, Carbon Pencil, Color Pencil, Graphite, Gesso, Pigment,...

Emilie (Sitting, Legs Out - Pinks), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Chalk, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayo...

Sarah & Asad (Hands to Face), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil Pastel, Pastel, Wax Crayon, Emulsion, Ink, Archival Ink, India Ink, ...

Wes Gordon (Lying Down - Collar Up), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Archival Paper, Vellum, Pen, Pencil, Carbon Pencil, Color Pencil, Graphi...

Tom Cawson (Sitting - Hand on Head), Mixed media on grey cardboard
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Other Medium, Paint, Graphite, Color Pencil, Carbon Pencil, Pencil, Pen,...

Matthew (Lying, Hand Under Head - Blues), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, Handmade Paper, Vellum, Pen, Pencil, ...

Nobu (Hands on Legs - Blue & White), Mixed media on ochre parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel,...

Emma (Seated - Dior Couture, Pink & Yellow), Mixed media on Pergamenata paper
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

George (Sitting - Black, White and Grey), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Moira C. (Sitting - Long Red Hair), Mixed media on grey parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Sarah B. (Reclining, Hands on Thighs), Mixed media on Rives paper
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Chalk, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil ...

Oscar (Lying Back - Blue Stripe Shirt), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
By Howard Tangye
Located in London, GB
, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel, W...

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Stella Mccartney Mixed Media For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate stella mccartney mixed media for your needs in our varied inventory. Making the right choice when shopping for a stella mccartney mixed media may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right stella mccartney mixed media for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of beige, brown, gray and white. Artworks like these — often created in crayon, oil crayon and oil paint — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much is a Stella Mccartney Mixed Media?

A stella mccartney mixed media can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $6,878, while the lowest priced sells for $2,500 and the highest can go for as much as $22,191.

Howard Tangye for sale on 1stDibs

Howard Tangye (b.1948, Australia) has been an influential force in fashion for decades. Lecturing at London’s Central Saint Martins for 35 years, including 16 years as head of BA Womenswear. There, he tutored many contemporary greats, including John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Wes Gordon, Zac Posen and Hussein Chalayan. Examples of Tangye’s portraits are held in many important collections, both public and private, including the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Harvard University and London’s National Portrait Gallery. Throughout his teaching career Tangye quietly developed a particularly idiosyncratic art practice. By employing a decisive line with bold applications of richly layered materials, Tangye explores the nuances of the human form in an effort to expose his subjects’ true essence and energy.

A Close Look at contemporary Art

Used to refer to a time rather than an aesthetic, Contemporary art generally describes pieces created after 1970 or being made by living artists anywhere in the world. This immediacy means it encompasses art responding to the present moment through diverse subjects, media and themes. Contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, performance, digital art, video and more frequently includes work that is attempting to reshape current ideas about what art can be, from Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s use of candy to memorialize a lover he lost to AIDS-related complications to Jenny Holzer’s ongoing “Truisms,” a Conceptual series that sees provocative messages printed on billboards, T-shirts, benches and other public places that exist outside of formal exhibitions and the conventional “white cube” of galleries.

Contemporary art has been pushing the boundaries of creative expression for years. Its disruption of the traditional concepts of art are often aiming to engage viewers in complex questions about identity, society and culture. In the latter part of the 20th century, contemporary movements included Land art, in which artists like Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer create large-scale, site-specific sculptures, installations and other works in soil and bodies of water; Sound art, with artists such as Christian Marclay and Susan Philipsz centering art on sonic experiences; and New Media art, in which mass media and digital culture inform the work of artists such as Nam June Paik and Rafaël Rozendaal.

The first decades of the 21st century have seen the growth of Contemporary African art, the revival of figurative painting, the emergence of street art and the rise of NFTs, unique digital artworks that are powered by blockchain technology.

Major Contemporary artists practicing now include Ai Weiwei, Cecily Brown, David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Kara Walker.

Find a collection of Contemporary prints, photography, paintings, sculptures and other art on 1stDibs.

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.