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The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Still Life in Wire Basket, Basket Filled with Sea Shells & Architectural Tools
Located in Chicago, IL
A silver wired basket holds several large seashells as well as various architectural tools. The varied textures, shapes and colors of the objects are rendered with careful detail, fr...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Paint

Modern Danish Composition with Vase, Jugs, Sculpture, by Hermann Stilling, Cph
Located in Aabenraa, DK
Hermann Stilling, 1925-96, oil on wood. Composition with vase, jugs, sculpture, books etc. Signed circa 1960 Hermann Stilling was educated from the Royal Danish Academy 1945-51 ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Modern Paintings

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Wood

Martin Rosenthal Oil on Paper Work of Art Custom Framed Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful, colorful original and one of a kind work of art is by Martin Rosenthal from the 60's. It is a horizontal oil on thick paper almost palette knife form. The new chic cu...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Paintings

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Linen, Wood, Paint, Paper

Sail Boat and Nautilus, Model Boat and Sea Shells, Oil and Gold Leaf on Panel
Located in Chicago, IL
Sumptuous gold leaf warms the background of this nautically themed still life. A model sailboat and a collections of seashells sit atop a reflective table. This masterful painting by...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Paint

Striking Square Modern Abstract Painting in Silver Frame
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Meticulously painted modern painting by Bucks County artist Wayne Cunningham having a busy grid of his signature Pac Man like self portraits in a riot of colors including chatreuse g...
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Early 2000s North American Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Three Original 1992 P. Szekely Paintings for Emilio Pucci
Located in Vienna, AT
Three single paintings, mixed technique on paper, signed and dated P. Szekely 92, made on the occasion of a presentation of Emilio Pucci fabrics in the Woka Showrooms together with S...
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Late 20th Century Austrian Modern Paintings

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Paper

Landscape in Blue Frame, Acrylic on Paper free delivery
Located in Roma, IT
Abstract views of landscape are interpreted and painted by the artist. During travels around the world designs and notes are made, which are later abstractly interpreted into paintin...
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2010s Italian Modern Paintings

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Paper

Landscape in Blue Frame #2, Acrylic on Paper free delivery
Located in Roma, IT
Abstract views of landscape are interpreted and painted by the artist. During travels around the world designs and notes are made, which are later abstractly interpreted into paintin...
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2010s Italian Modern Paintings

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Paper

Massive Rock Landscape, Acrylic on Paper
Located in Roma, IT
Abstract views of landscape are interpreted and painted by the artist. In travels around the world designs and notes are made, which later are abstractly interpreted into paintings, ...
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2010s European Modern Paintings

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Paper

21st Century Canvas "Suspiro y latido" by Brutus Art White Brown Oil on Canvas
Located in madrid, ES
Oil on canvas "Armonía Enfrentada", mixed technique by Brutus Art. We find a singular production, which we can classify within the abstract current and define as emotional paintin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Beautiful Portrait Artistic Mosaic on White Metal Support Holes on Back to Hang
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paintings

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Art Glass, Wood, Glass

Painting by Peter Keil, Midcentury Modern Art, Black & White Colors, C 1967
Located in New York, NY
Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost very early in his childhood during the Second World War. During the end phase of the war, Keil's mother, also a...
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1960s German Vintage Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, circa 1959, Black & White, Art
Located in New York, NY
Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost very early in his childhood during the Second World War. During the end phase of the war, Keil's mother, also a...
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1950s German Vintage Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting by Sven Hansson, Sweden, 1982
Located in Stockholm, SE
Oil on canvas.  Provenance: From the collection of the artist's family. Signed and dated "Sven Hansson 1982".
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1980s Swedish Vintage Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Silk Oil Painting with Wooden Frame by Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors
Located in Cantu, IT
Oil painting, decoration in golden leaf. Black and bronze wooden frame.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paintings

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Wood

Wool Acrylic Painting with Wooden Frame by Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors
Located in Cantu, IT
Materic base in resin, black acrylic painting, decoration in golden leaf. Black and bronze wooden frame.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paintings

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Wood, Resin

"West Coast" Abstract Acrylic Canvas Painting by Betty Hudson, circa 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Large 1980s abstract acrylic on canvas painting entitled "West Coast", by painter Betty Hudson. Splashes of aqua, indigo, seafoam green, gold, coral, seashell pink and purple evoke t...
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20th Century American Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Painting by Peter Keil, Midcentury Modern Art, 1977, Fall Colors, Framed, Art
Located in New York, NY
Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost very early in his childhood during the Second World War. During the end phase of the war, Keil's mother, also a...
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1970s German Vintage Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting by Peter Keil, Midcentury Modern Art, circa 1977, Fall Colors
Located in New York, NY
Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost very early in his childhood during the Second World War. During the end phase of the war, Keil's mother, also a...
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1970s German Vintage Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

John Crockett, Modernist "Snowy Evening" Oil on Masonite Landscape, 1959
Located in Norwalk, CT
John Crockett, British (1918-1986). "Painswick Beacon from Whitely Court, Snowy Evening" Oil on masonite, 1959. Signed, dated, & titled on verso. Presented in a gray whitewashed woo...
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1950s British Vintage Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Large Square Abstract Acrylic Colorful Painting, by Philippe Delhom France, 2020
Located in Dallas, TX
Contemporary acrylic painting on canvas, large square shape, by French artist Philippe Delhom, 2020. The abstract geometric pattern, with blue, red and orange colors change through t...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

"Archipelago" 2018 Abstract Mixed-Media Painting on Canvas, Grey, Teal
Located in Middleburg, VA
"Archipelago" by Louis Shields Abstract mixed-media on canvas Singed Millennium Series 2018 Measures: 36" H 48" W Colors: Shades of gray with teal accents.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Paint

Bosco Sodi Contemporary Mixed-Media on Canvas Red Artwork, 2012
Located in Ibiza, Spain
"GAA21 – 12 / BS 0147" Bosco Sodi, 2012 Mixed-media on canvas Measures: 186 x 186 cm. Bosco Sodi (No. 1970, Mexico City) is known for its large-scale paintings, richly text...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Blue Fossil Shell, Single Sea Shell Fossil on a Deep Brown Toned Background
Located in Chicago, IL
The simplicity of "Blue Fossil Shell" is deceptive. Upon further look, the viewer sees the faint shadow cast onto the reflective surface of the table along with the delicate surface ...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Paint

Sea Shells on an Artist's Palette, Original Oil Painting by Helen Oh
Located in Chicago, IL
An arrangement of four shells lie on a reflective artist's palette. The large conch shell in the center of the painting dominates the space in subtle hues of cream and pink. The rich...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Paint

Sea Shells in Blue, Oil on Panel Still Life Painting with Seashell Collection
Located in Chicago, IL
This delicately rendered painting presents the viewer with a study in contrasts. A collection of 6 seashells are arranged in a setting with three differing shades of blue. The shells...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Paint

Sea Shells on Lacquer Tray, Oil on Panel with Silver Leaf Still Life Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
This delicately rendered painting presents the viewer with a collection of objects to contemplate. Three sea shells and a chunk of red coral are arranged atop a reflective lacquer tr...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Silver Leaf

Seashells and Sand Dollar, Oil on Panel, Still Life Painting by Helen Oh
Located in Chicago, IL
The classically composed still life of three shells by Helen Oh brings the viewer in with its richness of color and dreamy quality of the surface. The inherent beauty of the shells a...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Paint

Original Paul Rusconi "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful" Naked Jesus Painting
Located in Tustin, CA
Very large, original digital screenprint on Plexiglas with nail polish on c-print, mounted to Sintra board, mixed media work of art of Jesus entitled "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beaut...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Paintings

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Plexiglass

"Caribbean Sky Slice" Blue, Azure Sea Oil on Canvas by Storm Chaser Ian Sheldon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This scene was inspired by the artist’s engagement trip to Isla Mujeres in Mexico. To lie on the beach and watch an endless parade of clouds bubble up and build into storms passed th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Paintings

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Paint

Gold Framed Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Painting Blue Green Red Yellow White
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Bold beautiful abstract expressionist acrylic painting by Troy Smith with fantastic depth of brush stroke and palate work. Full of motion and depth of paint, the colours seamlessly b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Ash

Abstract Expressionism Acrylic Painting Deeply Textured, Orange Blue Black
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Title - So I've Been Told Abstract expressionism acrylic painting by Troy Smith from Troy Smith Studio in rich vibrant colors of sky blue, orange, black and white. Full of movemen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Ash

Acrylic Action Abstract Painting Blue White Orange Black
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Acrylic painting on canvas with wood stretcher by Troy Smith from Troy Smith Studio. Measures: 48" x 48" Vibrant colours or blue, orange, white and black with strong movement and lo...
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2010s Canadian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Abstract Expressionist Painting with Vivid Colors Orange Blue Red Green White
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Electric city is an acrylic abstract expressionist painting by Troy Smith from Troy Smith Studio. Energy and movement is apparent within the brushstroke and pallet work of this large...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Amazing Artemisia Gentileschi Micromosaic Canvas White Diamonds Jet Gold
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paintings

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Glass

Beautiful Beatrice Cenci Canvas Micromosaic White Diamond Topaz Jet Gold
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paintings

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Glass

Amazing Raffaello Micromosaic Canvas White Diamonds Gold Silver Jet
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paintings

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Glass

Christo Lithograph-Collage Wrapped Woman, 1996
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithograph-collage made by Christo Wrapped woman, 1996. Measures: 55.5 x 71.0 cm Edition 125.
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1960s Spanish Vintage Modern Paintings

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Paper

"Intangible" 2018 Abstract Mixed-Media Painting on Canvas, Yellow, Gray, White
Located in Middleburg, VA
"Intangible" by Louis Shields Abstract mixed-media on canvas Singed Millennium Series 2018 Measures: 48" H 36" W Colors: Yellow, gray and white.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Paint

"Dresscode" 2016 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Inside" 2012 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends.At home in any home, wh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Tribal 'Blue" 2017 Geometric face Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
About the painting “Tribal Blue” Cecilia's interpretation of a tribal face in geometrical form. The whole painting is relief to create a rustic feeling. It is the forerunner of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas

"Morning Sun" 2013 yellow black geometrical Acrylic Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
About the painting “Morning Sun” Stems from the early morning light beams of the sun that pierce the darkness and dew in the fields. About the artist: Cecilia’s is working with a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Joining" 2015 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Escape" 2017 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Green Dots" 2016 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Power" 2016 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"In Between" 2014 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas

"Progressive" 2017 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends.At home in any home, wh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas

"Unpredictable" 2016 Geometrical Acrylic in pastell Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
About the painting “Unpredictable” The motive follows a predictable pattern of shapes and shadows, yet the black dots transcend into the un-predictable. About the artist: Cecilia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"I Looked Everywhere and Found One-Piece of Gold" 2017 by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas

"Dubai Growing" 2016 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends .At home in any home, w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Love" 2012 Acrylic/Rose/ Geometric Modern on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
About the painting “Love” Rose is a colour of love, it can start small and grow in intensity or start strong and fade. There is a combination of matt and shiny colours. It can be vi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Blue Maze" 2012 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Shadows" 2015 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Different Dreams" 2018 Acrylic pastell geometrical Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
About the painting “Different Dreams” Dreams can be in different shapes and in different colours . Some are in strong relief, some are soft and faded and can go deep in or up to th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Love Stripe" Painting/Acrylic Geometric Modern on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
About the painting “Love Stripes” In love with lines. This Acrylic on Canvas demonstrate in stripes and colors blue and pink. The square has the 3D shadow effect. About the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Yellow Grey Silver Flowe Painting Geometric Modern Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia
Located in Dubai, AE
About the painting “White Flower” This painting has been inspired as art for the floor. It is available in "White Flower" Carpet too! About the artist: Cecilia’s is working ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas