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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Beulah ‘Elsie Sloan’ Stevenson, Abstract Oil on Board Painting, Signed, Dated
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a beautiful oil on wood board painting by the well known artist Beulah Stevenson. Her works are in major museums and important collections. Labels in back from the Brooklyn s...
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1950s American Vintage Modern Paintings

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Paint

"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

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

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

Modern Wall Art Title "Prairie Grass" Signed Cheryl & Steven Ward
Located in Plainview, NY
This nature inspired modern horizontal wall art piece is made of reeds that are glued into a wood frame that is hidden by the mat in the final framing. Created by Cheryl & Steven War...
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Early 2000s American Modern Paintings

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Wood, Paint

Impressionistic Landscape in Green by J.Alfonso Colocho
Located in Lantau, HK
Alfonso Colocho was born in 1953 in Delgado Village, San Salvador. At the age of sixteen he entered the San Salvador School of Fine Arts where he studied for three years under the in...
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Mid-20th Century Central American Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Niek van der Plas, Venise, Oil on Canvas
Located in Lantau, HK
Niek van der Plas paints impressionist scenes beaches, dunes, bulb fields, city scenes. Figures are often central in the work of this painter, who was born in 1954 and who is notable...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Modern Paintings

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Canvas

1987 "Glioblastoma" by Peter Nagy Abstract Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in Dayton, OH
"Glioblastoma, 1987 Oil on canvas. Measures: 48” by Peter Nagy (Born 1959) Active in New York. Known for abstract Industrial, sculptor By most accounts the artist Peter Nagy...
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1980s Vintage Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

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

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

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

Kate Shepherd "Gold Double Sun Set" Large Painting on Wood Panels 2007 ‘Signed’
Located in New York, NY
Large original painting "Gold Double Sun Set", acrylic and acrylic lacquer on wood panels, by Kate Shepherd, American 2007 (signed on back). Kate Shepherd is a contemporary Americ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood

Neraldo de la Paz Pink Abstract Nude Oil on Canvas "All Washed Up"
Located in Houston, TX
"All Washed Up." A large signed oil on canvas abstract nude by Cuban born artist Neraldo de la Paz, circa 1984. Artist has painted custom frame in a tiger print. The artist is hal...
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20th Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

Modern Large Square Acrylic Painting on Canvas by P. Delhom, French Artist 1990s
Located in Dallas, TX
"Prisoner" painting by Philippe Delhom; named after the English television shows that starred Patrick McGoohan, in the end 1960s. The artist studied at Beaux Arts in Toulouse, Fran...
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1990s French Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Paint

Still Life Oil on Canvas Painting Framed
Located in Plainview, NY
A small still life oil on canvas painting of a pitcher and grapes on a green toned background in an exquisite custom gilded frame. Unsigned. Dimensions: 17.5" W x 14" H x 2.5" D.
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1980s Unknown Vintage Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Malcolm Edgar Case Signed Original Water Color and Ink on Paper
Located in Studio City, CA
An original work by American artist Malcolm Edgar case. Signed by the artist below 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

Painting by Peter Keil, Midcentury, Black and White, circa 1976, "The Beauty"
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

Abstract Art Painting, Signed, 20th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Abstract art painting. Signed, 20th century.  
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Paintings

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Wood

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

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

Robin Harker Abstract Expressionist Painting
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Robin Harker abstract expressionist oil painting, 2020 Robin Harker currently works and lives in Palm Desert Ca. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Art Center College of Design...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Robin Harker Abstract Expressionist Painting
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Robin Harker abstract expressionist oil painting, 2020 Robin Harker currently works and lives in Palm Desert Ca. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Art Center College of Design,...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Robin Harker Abstract Expressionist Painting
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Robin Harker abstract expressionist oil painting, 2020 Robin Harker currently works and lives in Palm Desert Ca. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Art Center College of Design,...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Robin Harker Abstract Expressionist Painting
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Robin Harker abstract expressionist oil painting, 2020 Robin Harker currently works and lives in Palm Desert Ca. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Art Center College of Design,...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

'A Shoe Sensation' Portrait Painting by Alan Fears Pop Art
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acrylic on canvas by Alan Fears, 2019. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who is shortlisted for the John Moores painting prize, 2021, and is featured on the cove...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

'Coffee in Bed' Dog Portrait Painting by Alan Fears Pop Art
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acrylic on canvas by Alan Fears, 2019. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who is shortlisted for the John Moores painting prize, 2021, and is featured on the cover...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

'Wham Tans' Portrait Painting by Alan Fears Acrylic on Paper, 1980s
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acrylic on 300gsm paper by Alan Fears, 2018. Unframed. The frame is for display purposes only. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who is shortlisted for the Jo...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Paper

Italian Abstract Oil on Canvas by Fausta Dossi, Milan, 2008
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning abstract oil on canvas by noted Italian artist from Milan, Fausta Dossi, dated 2008. Title: Acqua Copy of artist's gallery catalog included with the sale. See attached ph...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Italian Abstract Oil on Canvas by Fausta Dossi, Milan, circa 2005
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning abstract oil on canvas by noted Italian artist from Milan, Fausta Dossi, dated 2005. Title: Abbandono Copy of artist's gallery catalog included with the sale. See attached p...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Italian Abstract Oil on Canvas by Fausta Dossi, Milan, 2006
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning abstract oil on canvas by noted Italian artist from Milan, Fausta Dossi, dated 2006. Title: Arca dell'alleanza. Copy of artist's gallery catalog included with the sale. Se...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Paintings

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Paint, Canvas

John Dawson Signed Exceptionally Large Surreal Oil Painting of Two Figures
Located in Studio City, CA
A very amazing, both in composition and sure stature, original oil on canvas painting of two figures (Therapy session, anyone?) by American artist John Dawson who specializes in figu...
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20th Century American Modern Paintings

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Paint, Canvas

Abstract Rainbow Painting on Canvas
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Abstract rainbow spots painting on canvas. This is a very unique design that adds a funky touch of color. Can be hung vertical or horizontal.
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Early 2000s Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Untitled II Mixed-Media on Canvas by Sarah Dupré
Located in Chicago, IL
Enamel, charcoal, acrylic, oil, relief ink, graphite, on canvas. Sarah Dupré is an abstract artist who grew up in South Central Louisiana and moved to Illinois in 2015. She is an ...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Untitled III Mixed Media on Canvas by Sarah Dupré
Located in Chicago, IL
Enamel, charcoal, acrylic, oil, relief ink, graphite, on canvas. Sarah Dupré is an abstract artist who grew up in South Central Louisiana and moved to Illinois in 2015. She is an ...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Untitled I Mixed-Media on Canvas by Sarah Dupré
Located in Chicago, IL
Enamel, India ink, acrylic, charcoal, oil, graphite, colored pencil, on canvas. Sarah Dupré is an abstract artist who grew up in South Central Louisiana and moved to Illinois in 2...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Three Women Farmers Oil on Board Painting, Signed by Bunuel and Framed
Located in Plainview, NY
An expressive contemporary impressionistic oil painting on board of three women farmers by listed Spanish artist Manuel Monton Bunuel, (Spain b.1940). The painting is finely framed ...
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1980s Vintage Modern Paintings

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Wood, Paint

Lennart Kärrabo, Sweden, Oil on Canvas, Abstract Composition, 1982
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lennart Kärrabo (1927-2007), Sweden. Oil on canvas. Abstract composition, dated 1982. The canvas measures: 30 x 30 cm. The frame measures: 0.7 cm. In excellent condition. Signed.
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1980s Swedish Vintage Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Contemporary Monument Forms Painting
Located in London, GB
Monument forms are a series of paintings by Louis Jobst experimenting with form and color. Focusing on the composition of two silhouettes appearing to hang or balance amongst an abst...
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2010s British Modern Paintings

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Other

Contemporary Monument Forms Painting
Located in London, GB
Monument Forms are a series of paintings by Louis Jobst experimenting with form and color. Focusing on the composition of two silhouettes appearing to hang or balance amongst an abst...
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2010s British Modern Paintings

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Other

One of a Kind Mixed-Media Painting by Robert Bery Titled "I Love Miracles"
Located in North Miami, FL
This stunning and amazing mixed-media work of art by artist and painter Robert Bery changes in forms and landscape as you look at it from different angles and ways. The colors are sp...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Plexiglass, Paper

Abstract Landscape, David Lord, circa 1960
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful abstract landscape. Fabulous muted colors, almost pastel like. Acrylic on canvas laid on board. Antique ebonized oak frame. Unsigned.    
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1960s English Vintage Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Ray Mutimer, Field, Acrylic, 1960s
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
A great abstract painting by this famous living Yorkshire artist. Acrylic on board painted in high relief in places. Signed Mutimer in the orange section on the left of the pai...
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1960s English Vintage Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Last Supper, William Duncan, 2005
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful acrylic on canvas by William Duncan. Signed bottom right and verso. Titled on verso. Solo exhibition Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2005. Exhibited at Aberdeen Art Gallery. Ot...
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Early 2000s English Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Abstract Landscape, David Lord, circa 1960
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful abstract landscape. Fabulous colors, almost pastel like. Acrylic on canvas laid on board. Antique ebonized oak frame. Unsigned.   
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1960s English Vintage Modern Paintings

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Canvas

"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

"Middle" 2015 Acrylic Black /White Geometric on Canvas 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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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