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Contemporary Animal Paintings

CONTEMPORARY STYLE

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.

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Style: Contemporary
Koi Pond Impasse - Japanese Style Gyotaku Painting on Marbled Mulberry Paper
Located in Chicago, IL
In Japan they are known as Nishikigoi, or living jewels. These brilliantly colored varieties of the Amur carp have been selectively bred by family owned fisheries for generations. Wh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Sumi Ink, Watercolor, Mulberry Paper

Koi Pond Caucus - Japanese Style Gyotaku Painting on Archival Kraft Paper
Located in Chicago, IL
In Japan they are known as Nishikigoi, or living jewels. These brilliantly colored varieties of the Amur carp have been selectively bred by family owned fisheries for generations. Wh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Archival Paper, Sumi Ink, Watercolor

GROWING UP (#5) by Zoran Šimunović - Large framed painting, bright colors
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on canvas painting by Croatian artist Zoran Šimunović from the series DO ASTRONAUTS NEED ART? The artwork is sold framed. Dimensions of the framed artwork: 182 x 152 cm.
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Wavehill
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: Wavehill Series: Bunnies Date: 2022 Medium: Oil on panel Unframed Dimensions: 10" x 8" Framed Dimensions: 16" x 13" Signature: Signed by Artist on...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil

Kikusui - Japanese Gyotaku Painting of Orange Koi on Marbled Mulberry Paper
Located in Chicago, IL
In Japan, they are known as Nishikigoi, or living jewels. These brilliantly colored varieties of the Amur carp have been selectively bred by family owned fisheries for generations. W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Sumi Ink, Watercolor, Mulberry Paper

Nocturnal Melody 2 - Animal Painting (Horses)
Located in Paris, FR
Nocturnal Melody 2 (Mélodie Nocturne 2), by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu. Indian Ink, pastel and acrylic. Etching on cardboard mounted on stretcher, 140 cm ×...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Mixed Media

Abraham
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: Abraham Series: Abe Lincoln Date: 2022 Medium: Oil on panel Unframed Dimensions: 18" x 14" Framed Dimensions: 25" x 21" Signature: Signed by Artis...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil

Midas
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: Midas Series: Bunnies Date: 2022 Medium: Oil on wood Unframed Dimensions: 10" x 8" Framed Dimensions: 14" x 12" Signature: Signed by Artist on Ver...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil

Divine Intervention, White Persian Cat Standing on a Trump Doll, Oil Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
This White Persian Cat stares upward with her yellow eyes fixated on an unknown object out the viewer's sight. But what is in focus is the item that the cat has taken under it's paw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Nocturnal Melody 20 by Zhang Hongyu - Animal painting (horses)
Located in Paris, FR
Nocturnal Melody 20 (Mélodie Nocturne 20) is a painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu. Indian Ink, pastel and acrylic. Etching on cardboard mounted on canva...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Pastel, Ink, Acrylic, Cardboard, Etching

Nocturnal Melody 22 by ZHANG Hongyu - Animal Painting (Horses)
Located in Paris, FR
Nocturnal Melody 22 (Mélodie Nocturne 22), by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu. Indian Ink, pastel and acrylic. Etching on cardboard mounted on canvas, 100 x 100 ...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Mixed Media

Untitled
Located in Cleveland, OH
Bunny on Dark Blue Diamond Dust
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil

Do Astronauts Need Art? (#1) by Zoran Šimunović - Large framed painting, orange
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on canvas painting by Croatian artist Zoran Šimunović from the series DO ASTRONAUTS NEED ART? The artwork is sold framed. Dimensions of the framed artwork: 182 x 152 cm.
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Willie
Located in Cleveland, OH
Black Outline Bunny, White
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil

2 Play
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: 2 Play Series: Bunnies Date: 2022 Medium: Oil on wood Unframed Dimensions: 14" x 17" Framed Dimensions: 19.5" x 22.5" Signature: Signed Edition: ...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil

Tricks - Original Oil Painting, Anthropomorphic Scene with Cat and Seagull
By Wendy Vaughan
Located in Chicago, IL
In this fantastical painting animals reign supreme. An enrobed cat observes/directs as a seagull deftly flies through a suspended hoop. Wendy Vaughan seems to infuse her artwork wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Linen, Oil

GROWING UP (#3) by Zoran Šimunović - Large framed painting, bright colors
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on canvas painting by Croatian artist Zoran Šimunović from the series GROWING UP. The artwork is sold framed. Dimensions of the framed artwork: 182 x 152 cm. Zoran Šimunović crea...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Do Astronauts Need Art? (#2) by Zoran Šimunović - Large framed colorful painting
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on canvas painting by Croatian artist Zoran Šimunović from the series DO ASTRONAUTS NEED ART? The artwork is sold framed. Dimensions of the framed artwork: 182 x 152 cm. Zoran Ši...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Burning Desire - Sable Mare with Flower & Butterfly Mane & Amber-Rose Background
Located in Chicago, IL
The sable colored mare bows it's head to allow the viewer a better view of its intricate mane which is enhanced with butterflies and roses. The amber rose background intensifies the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Nocturnal Melody 23 by ZHANG Hongyu - Animal Painting (Horses)
Located in Paris, FR
Nocturnal Melody 23 (Mélodie Nocturne 23), by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu. Indian Ink, pastel and acrylic. Etching on cardboard mounted on canvas, 100 x 100 ...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Mixed Media

GROWING UP (#1) by Zoran Šimunović - Large framed painting, bright colors
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on canvas painting by Croatian artist Zoran Šimunović from the series DO ASTRONAUTS NEED ART? The artwork is sold framed. Dimensions of the framed artwork: 182 x 152 cm.
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Nocturnal Melody 5 - Animal Painting (Horses)
Located in Paris, FR
Nocturnal Melody 5 (Mélodie Nocturne 5), by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu. Indian Ink, pastel and acrylic. Etching on cardboard mounted on stretcher, 140 x 101...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Mixed Media

GROWING UP (#4) by Zoran Šimunović - Large framed painting, bright colors
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on canvas painting by Croatian artist Zoran Šimunović from the series GROWING UP. The artwork is sold framed. Dimensions of the framed artwork: 182 x 152 cm.
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Do Dolls Have Emotions? (#2) by Zoran Šimunović - Large framed painting, pink
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on canvas painting by Croatian artist Zoran Šimunović from the series DO DOLLS HAVE EMOTIONS? The artwork is sold framed. Dimensions of the framed artwork: 182 x 152 cm.All the a...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled "Bunny Painting" Blue Original Oil Painting in Black Vintage Frame
Located in Greenwich, CT
Hunt Slonem Original Framed Oil Painting. Signed on Verso. Our Gallery works directly with Hunt Slonem. This painting was acquired directly from the artist and has the Artist's Stu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil

Red Migration
Located in Cleveland, OH
Multicolored Butterflies on Gold Metallic Surface with Red Scoring
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil

Wakkere Eekhoorn Squirrel Awake Oil on Panel Painting Animal Woods In Stock
Located in Utrecht, NL
Wakkere Eekhoorn Squirrel Awake Oil on Panel Painting Animal Woods In Stock Walter Elst Born in Antwerp, Belgium - 1955 After finishing his study Medicine at the University of Bru...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil, Panel, Wood Panel

Jungle with Birds and Cascades #13MFN
Located in Haverstraw, NY
Jungle with Birds and Cascades #13MFN, 2021
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Louis Vuitton Ray - Sumi Ink on Mulberry Paper, Original Artwork, Gyotaku Style
Located in Chicago, IL
Designers have an wide reach through out the world but have yet to reach the depths of the ocean. Artist Jeff Conroy has created this Gyotaku print of large ray entitled simply "Lou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Sumi Ink, Watercolor, Mulberry Paper

Hombre New Line
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: Hombre New Line Series: Bunnies Date: 2021 Medium: Oil and Acrylic with Diamond Dust on wood Unframed Dimensions: 10" x 8" Framed Dimensions: 16" x...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil, Mixed Media

Pareja
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: Pareja Series: Bunnies Date: 2022 Medium: Oil on wood Unframed Dimensions: 11" x 18.5" Framed Dimensions: 14" x 21.5" Signature: Signed Edition: ...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil

Blue Tit - contemporary mixed media nature bird gold oil painting canvas framed
Located in London, GB
Based on the south coast of England Clive Meredith is an entirely self-taught artist and has been working professionally since 1993 specialising in detailed portrayals of wildlife fr...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Lutino
Located in Cleveland, OH
Single Yellow Bird on Pink Background
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil

Nocturnal Melody 6 - Animal Painting (Horses)
Located in Paris, FR
Nocturnal Melody 6 (Mélodie Nocturne 6) by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu. Indian Ink, acrylic, etching on cardboard mounted on canvas. Sold framed. 140 x 100 c...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Ink, Acrylic, Etching, Canvas

Big Mack Attack - Striped Bass Eating a Mackerel, Watercolor on Mulberry Paper
Located in Chicago, IL
A large striped bass is about to devour two small mackerel in Jeff Conroy's watercolor entitled "Big Mack Attack". The fish are painted with the precision of a fine silver etching, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Watercolor, Paper

House of Devayne - contemporary animal hummingbird acrylic painting
Located in London, GB
Keng Wai Lee’s gorgeously rich animal impressions are a synergy of decorative tableaux and depiction in paint on canvas of his memories and imagination. “Using acrylic as a medium, ...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Acrylic

Audrey Kiss
Located in Cleveland, OH
Black Outline BUNNY Pink
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil

Japanese Contemporary Art by Teppei Ikehila - Untitled
Located in Paris, IDF
Oil on canvas Teppei Ikehila is a Japanese artist born in 1978 who lives & works in Tokyo, Japan. He is graduated from Shimane University in 2001. Since 2000, he has held many priva...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pink Horse
Located in Denver, CO
roaming the vast plains of Eastern Montana. In his work he draws a deliberate parallel between his subject and the elements of abstract art: cattle and horses are motifs formally arr...
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1990s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

A Maker, Comic Animal modern pop art painting on Cow Flying Car wings, In Stock
Located in Kuala Lumpur, MY
WANG ZHI WU 王志武 1984 China Wang Zhi Wu is well-known by personifying animals in his paintings. Animals in Wang’s paintings have cartoon-liked shapes. Their images mix with differe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Do Dolls Have Emotions? (#3) by Zoran Šimunović - Large framed painting, green
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on canvas painting by Croatian artist Zoran Šimunović from the series DO DOLLS HAVE EMOTIONS? The artwork is sold framed. Dimensions of the framed artwork: 182 x 152 cm.
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Entre Ciel et Terre - red contemporary abstract and bold colors painting w bull
Located in Dallas, TX
ERIC ROBITAILLE b. 1981, Canada ERIC ROBITAILLE demonstrates a unique combination of vibrant realism and modern abstract. Building each painting using a very complex construction o...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Trap #2
Located in Chicago, IL
Ben Duke b. 1977 Louisville, KY Education 2006 M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 2002 B.F.A., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 2001 Summer School of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Wild Horse, abstract, figurative oil on linen, rich bold colors
Located in Dallas, TX
Toni Franović was born in Zagreb on April 15th, 1964. He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, where he studied under professor Vasilije Jordan. In 1992/93 he joined t...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Bluetit 1 - contemporary vibrant white green bird painting acrylic canvas
Located in London, GB
Keng’s gorgeously rich and colourful paintings of birds and Goldfish are a synergy of decorative tableaux and depiction in paint on canvas of his memories and imagination. “Using ac...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Waiting for Mama
Located in Denver, CO
This is an oil painting of two almost matured grizzly bear cubs. They are sitting together on a bed of white rocks by a green river. They are looking compassionately into the sunligh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Crow's Feet Study - Original Oil Painting on Panel, Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
Tina Figarelli is a classically trained artist whose favorite subject matter in her artwork is ideas with a strong narrative. Tina leaves the viewer hints about the story in the piec...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil, Panel

DO ASTRONAUTS NEED ART? #3 by Zoran Šimunović - Large framed painting, colorful
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on canvas painting by Croatian artist Zoran Šimunović from the series DO ASTRONAUTS NEED ART? The artwork is sold framed. Dimensions of the framed artwork: 182 x 152 cm.
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Airy
Located in Roma, IT
a portrait of a happy fish
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

Cat With Nine Lives
Located in Ibadan, Oyo
This painting depicts the saying of a cat having nine lives Painting Ships in a well-protected tube from Nigeria This work is unique, not a print or other type of copy. Accompanied ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Come Together
Located in Atlanta, GA
Gwen Wong's work is both painterly and allegorical, caught somewhere in the middle between the representational painter and the narrator. "I am inspired by the idea of a childhood re...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Robin - Contemporary Figurative Animals Oil Painting, Magical Realism, Bird
Located in Salzburg, AT
Born 1979 in Warsaw. Works in painting and photography. Between 2001and 2006 she studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in the studio of Professors Jaroslaw Modzelewski and Grzeg...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Swan and Cherries - Contemporary Figurative Elaborate Drawing, Large Format
Located in Salzburg, AT
The beautiful drawing will be sent unframed in a tube Anna Malinowska is a painter, draftswoman and graphic artist, born in 1965. She graduated from the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts ...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Paper, Crayon, Pencil

Black and Blue, Japanese Gyotaku Painting of Two Koi on Marbled Mulberry Paper
Located in Chicago, IL
In Japan, they are known as Nishikigoi, or living jewels. These brilliantly colored varieties of the Amur carp have been selectively bred by family owned fisheries for generations. W...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Sumi Ink, Watercolor, Mulberry Paper

Oleander
Located in Ketchum, ID
Original oil on panel bunny painting by Hunt Slonem in antique frame.
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

Sunset Blvd II
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: Sunset Blvd II Series: Bunnies Date: 2022 Medium: Oil on wood Unframed Dimensions: 10" x 8" Framed Dimensions: 16" x 14" Signature: Signed by Arti...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil

Delfts Blauw
Located in PAU, FR
John van Orsouw, Dutch/American (1954 - 2015) Delfts Blauw, 2010 Acrylic on canvas, unframed, signed on the back John van Orsouw (1954-2015), was born in Hertogenbosch, the Netherla...
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Early 20th Century Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Acrylic

Irrepressible
Located in Atlanta, GA
Gwen Wong's work is both painterly and allegorical, caught somewhere in the middle between the representational painter and the narrator. "I am inspired by the idea of a childhood re...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

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