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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Maria Astadjov Modern Abstract Painting "The Island of Souls", 2019
By Maria Astadjov
Located in Montreal, QC
Modern abstract, mixed-media on White Aluminum painting; titled “The Island of Souls” by Maria Astadjov, a conceptual fine artist. Signed on front bottom right; measuring approx. 39"...
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2010s Canadian Modern Paintings

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Aluminum

Nautilus and Abalone, Oil on Panel Still Life Painting with Two Sea Shells
The two shells, a nautilus and an abalone, are beautiful in their simplicity in this still life by Helen Oh. The rich hues of the shell's mother of pearl surfaces are reflected on th...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Paint

Maria Astadjov Modern Abstract Painting "The Warm Winds of Nowhere", 2020
By Maria Astadjov
Located in Montreal, QC
Modern abstract, mixed-media on aluminum painting; titled “The Warm Winds of Nowhere” by Maria Astadjov, a conceptual fine artist. Signed on front bottom right; measuring approximate...
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2010s Canadian Modern Paintings

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Aluminum

Maria Astadjov Modern Abstract Painting "Every Day That Goes By", 2019
By Maria Astadjov
Located in Montreal, QC
Modern abstract, mixed-media on aluminum painting; titled “Every Day That Goes By” by Maria Astadjov, a conceptual fine artist. Signed on front bottom right; measuring approx. 36" H ...
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2010s Canadian Modern Paintings

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Aluminum

American Modern Abstract Expressionist Mixed-Media on Board, Elliot Twelvetrees
The paintings of Elliot Twelvetrees are abstract visions, glimpses of interior landscapes, fragments of visual stories told with lush colorfields and mark making made with both stand...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Wood, Paint

American Modern Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media on Board, Elliot Twelvetrees
The paintings of Elliot Twelvetrees are abstract visions, glimpses of interior landscapes, fragments of visual stories told with lush colorfields and mark making made with both stand...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Paint

"TREES" Italian Painting
By Renato Criscuolo
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Sunny colors for this Italian painting with trees in a wood: a modern painting of strong impact. The painter is of Naples: Renato Criscuolo. O/7634.
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2010s Italian Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Maria Astadjov Modern Abstract Painting Shadows Dance Upon the Wall, 2018
By Maria Astadjov
Located in Montreal, QC
Modern abstract, mixed-media painting; titled “Shadows Dance Upon the Wall” by Maria Astadjov, a conceptual fine artist, mixed-media on Aluminum of irregular shape. Gallery wrapped, ...
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2010s Canadian Modern Paintings

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Aluminum

Victor Olgyai Painting, “Winter Reflections”
By Victor Olgyai
Located in Houston, TX
Hungarian artist. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. 1896 and 1906 Eszterhazy prize, 1921-1929 founding member of the watercolor and pastel artist association. Works at t...
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Early 20th Century Hungarian Modern Paintings

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Canvas

"Morning Sun" 2013 yellow black geometrical Acrylic Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
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
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

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"In Between" 2014 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
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

"I Looked Everywhere and Found One-Piece of Gold" 2017 by Cecilia Setterdahl
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

"Middle" 2015 Acrylic Black /White Geometric on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
By Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
About the painting “Middle” Strict and simple geometrical lines that focus on the RED centre. About the artist: Cecilia’s is working with all geometrical forms, lines and shadow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Dubai Growing" 2016 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
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
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

Abstract Mixed-Media Painting
Abstract multicolored mixed-media painting reds gold black, late 20th century, from a Palm Beach Estate. Back shows this was originally displayed by an owner in Stockholm. Pain...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Paintings

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Paper

"Love" 2012 Acrylic/Rose/ Geometric Modern on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
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

"Inside" 2012 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Balance" 2015 grey /white Geometrical Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
By Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
About the painting “Balance” Speaks about having a balance, two like sided images that results in a meeting in the middle in a relief element. About the artist: Cecilia’s is wo...
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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
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Tribal 'Blue" 2017 Geometric face Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
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

"Different Dreams" 2018 Acrylic pastell geometrical Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
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

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Green Dots" 2016 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
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

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Escape" 2017 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Unpredictable" 2016 Geometrical Acrylic in pastell Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
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

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Blue Maze" 2012 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Dresscode" 2016 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Progressive" 2017 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

Contemporary Abstract Acrylic Painting on Canvas by Javier Barrionuevo
Stunning contemporary abstract painting on canvas by Javier Barrionuevo. Fabulous composition and gorgeous color combination.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Malcolm Edgar Case Original Signed Water Color and Ink on Paper
An original work by American artist Malcolm Edgar Case. Signed by the artist under the image. Framed dimensions: 17.5" high, 12" wide, 1" deep.
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20th Century American Modern Paintings

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Paper, Paper

Neil MacCormick Contemporary Acrylic on Paper, "Silhouette"
Signed and dated 2004 lower center, and signed on verso. NY gallery labels on verso. An alley way with black garbage bags and the silhouette shadow of a figure on the brick wall wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Beasley Abstract Expressionist Sunset and Sky Color Field Painting
This ethereal image appears at first to be a purely sublime color field painting. As one dives into the limitless realm of color, subtle distinctions become apperant. As you draw bac...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Paintings

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Paint

Abstract Mixed-Media Triptych by Harold Larsen
By Harold Larsen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Abstract mixed-media triptych by Harold Larsen from a Palm Beach estate. Note: Image dimensions center image 19.50" height x 22" width. Left and right images 19.50" height x 18...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Paintings

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Paper

Original Oil Painting, Milano Muggin
This painting is from a series of works inspired by the great Bar Basso in Milan. Every year during Design Week the bar becomes the unofficial gathering place of all designers an...
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2010s Canadian Modern Paintings

Materials

Wood

Original Oil Painting of Bar Basso Bartender
This painting is from a series of works inspired by the great Bar Basso in Milan. Every year during Design Week the bar becomes the unofficial gathering place of all designers and ar...
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2010s Canadian Modern Paintings

Materials

Plywood

The Horse in Four Seasons
By Kiki & Joost, Kiki van Eijk
Located in Eindhoven, NL
A series of 4 unique silkscreen prints showing the seasonal transitions of a natural habit and of horses lyrical scenery. Each season is silkscreened in a different monotone colour t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Paintings

Materials

Textile, Acrylic

Fusion 3 Blue
By Joost van Bleiswijk, Kiki & Joost
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Fusion is a collection of handcrafted unique pieces blending the three dimensional objects with their background, combining functionality and free forms, sculpture and painting. In f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Paintings

Fusion 1 White
By Joost van Bleiswijk, Kiki & Joost
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Fusion is a collection of handcrafted unique pieces blending the three dimensional objects with their background, combining functionality and free forms, sculpture and painting. In F...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Paintings

Fusion 4 Orange
By Joost van Bleiswijk, Kiki & Joost
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Fusion is a collection of handcrafted unique pieces blending the three dimensional objects with their background, combining functionality and free forms, sculpture and painting. In F...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Paintings

Fusion 2 Dark Blue, Gold Leaf
By Kiki & Joost, Joost van Bleiswijk
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Fusion is a collection of handcrafted unique pieces blending the three dimensional objects with their background, combining functionality and free forms, sculpture and painting. In f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Paintings

Grainfield in Four Seasons
By Kiki van Eijk, Kiki & Joost
Located in Eindhoven, NL
A series of 4 unique silkscreen prints showing the seasonal transitions of a natural habit and of horses lyrical scenery. Each season is silkscreened in a different monotone colour t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Paintings

Materials

Textile, Acrylic

The Green Field in Four Seasons
By Kiki van Eijk, Kiki & Joost
Located in Eindhoven, NL
A series of 4 unique silkscreen prints showing the seasonal transitions of a natural habit and of horses lyrical scenery. Each season is silkscreened in a different monotone colour t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Paintings

Materials

Textile, Acrylic

'Short Mike' Portrait Painting by Alan Fears Pop Art
By Alan Fears
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acrylic on canvas by Alan Fears, 2019. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who was shortlisted for the John Moores painting prize 2018 and featured on the cover of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas

'The Late Arrival' Figurative Portrait Painting by Alan Fears Pop Art
By Alan Fears
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acrylic on canvas by Alan Fears, 2019. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist was shortlisted for the John Moores painting prize, 2018 and is featured on the cover of...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

'Love on the Rocks' Portrait Painting by Alan Fears Pop Art Fashion
By Alan Fears
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acrylic on canvas by Alan Fears, 2019. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who was shortlisted for the John Moores painting prize, 2018 and featured on the cover of...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

John Dawson Exceptionally Large Surreal Signed Oil on Canvas Painting Napoleon
By John Dawson
Located in Studio City, CA
A very amazing, both in composition and sure stature, original oil on canvas portrait painting of Napoleon posing in his red ceremonial uniform by American artist John Dawson who spe...
Category

20th Century American Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint, Canvas

"Woman With Kerchief" Oil Painting by Alex Minewski
A rich, colorful portrait by the American painter Alex Mineswki (1917-1979). Entitled "Woman with Kerchief", the portrait is dynamically brought to life with its vivid palette and en...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Painting by Jenna Snyder-Phillips, Nude, Black and White, Modern Art
By Jenna Snyder-Phillips
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful nude painting by Jenna Snyder-Phillips. Artist is educated in Italy and USA. Original painting on 100% cotton archive paper with gold frame. Sumi ink, charcoal and lacquer.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

Materials

Lacquer

Stuart Shedletsky - Cerrillos - 1978 - Framed Painting
By Stuart Shedletsky
Located in NEW YORK, NY
From the Lumifer Gallery Collection. Cerrillos (1978) Stuart Shedletsky (1944 - 2006) Brooklyn, NY Oil on Linen
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1970s American Vintage Modern Paintings

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Linen, Paint

John O'Carroll, Equilibre, 2013, Framed Painting
By John O'Carroll
Located in NEW YORK, NY
From the Lumifer Gallery collection. Equilibre, (2013) John O'Carroll (1958-) Cornwall, England Natural pigments, bees wax and resin on panel (steel frame).
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2010s British Modern Paintings

Materials

Steel

Stuart Shedletsky, Untitled 2.16, Framed Drawing
By Stuart Shedletsky
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Untitled 2.16 (1988) Stuart Shedletsky (1944-2006) Brooklyn, NY Conte crayon on paper.   
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Late 20th Century American Modern Paintings

Materials

Paper, Crayon

Stuart Shedletsky, Narcissus Cycle II Tiereseus Approves, Framed Painting
By Stuart Shedletsky
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Narcissus cycle II: Tiereseus Approves, (1991) Stuart Shedletsky (1944-2006) Brooklyn, NY Oil on canvas.    
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Late 20th Century American Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint, Canvas

John Dawson Exceptionally Large Surreal Signed Oil Painting the Shady Lady, 1994
By John Dawson
Located in Studio City, CA
A very amazing, both in composition and sure stature, original oil on canvas painting ("Shady Lady with Landscape") by American artist John Dawson who specializes in figurative art (...
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1990s American Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint, Canvas

Provocative American Artist Cary Leibowitz, 1996, Paint on Wood
By Unknown
Located in Stockholm, SE
This unique artpiece was exhibited at Gallery Ynglingagatan in Stockholm, late 1990s. Clipping from Wikipedia: Cary Leibowitz, also sometimes known as Candy Ass[1] (born 1963), i...
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1990s American Modern Paintings

Materials

Hardwood, Paint

"Reflections," Black, White and Gray Abstract Painting by Kathi Robinson Frank
"Reflections," a frame oil on canvas /collage by artist Kathi Robinson Frank is an abstract composition in atmospheric shades of gray, black, white, orange and reddish-orange with th...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint

Sea Shells on an Artist's Palette, Original Oil Painting by Helen Oh
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

Materials

Paint

Blue Fossil Shell, Single Sea Shell Fossil on a Deep Brown Toned Background
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

Materials

Paint

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