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Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Early 20th Century Mounted Japanese Sakabukuro
Located in Chicago, IL
An incredible early 20th century mounted Japanese Sakabukuro, a handwoven cotton bag used to press fermented rice in the sake making process, with incredible hand-embroidered repairs...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Modern Paintings

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Cotton, Linen

Mixed Media Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice piece of esoteric art paint on canvas, graphite arc line, cord with natural wood sphere and thin wood frame.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Early 20th Century Mounted Japanese Sakabukuro
Located in Chicago, IL
An incredible early 20th century mounted Japanese Sakabukuro, a handwoven cotton bag used to press fermented rice in the sake making process, with incredible hand-embroidered repairs...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Modern Paintings

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Cotton, Linen

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

Early 20th Century Mounted Japanese Sakabukuro
Located in Chicago, IL
An incredible early 20th century mounted Japanese Sakabukuro, a handwoven cotton bag used to press fermented rice in the sake making process, with incredible hand-embroidered repairs...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Modern Paintings

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Cotton, Linen

"Barbe Jaune" Paiting by Anna P.
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
"Barbe Jaune" (Yellow Beard) painting on linen canvas. Unique and signed piece by the French artist Anna P. for the Galerie Glustin. Frame in wood. France, 2021.
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2010s French Modern Paintings

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Linen, Wood, Paint, Canvas

Mixed Media Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice piece of esoteric art textured black gesso with hand carved arc line on canvas, thin wood frame with painted wood sphere.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Gilbert Swimberghe Oil on Canvas 'Grey'
Located in Vosselaar, BE
Large oil on canvas by Belgian modernist painter Gilbert Swimberghe (1927-2015). Swimberghe was part of a Avant Garde movement in the 1950s called De Raaklijn. This group of painters...
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20th Century Belgian Modern Paintings

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Paint

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

Mixed Media Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice piece of esoteric art black gesso with cotton sash cord on canvas.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

Black Grey Silver Shiny Painting/Acrylic Geometric Modern on Canvas by Cecilia
Located in Dubai, AE
About the painting “Freedom” This painting resembles liberty. About the artist: Cecilia’s is working with all geometrical forms, lines and shadows. Her style developed to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Balance" 2015 grey /white Geometrical Acrylic on Canvas 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

"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

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

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

Modernist Painting by Jeanneret, 1978
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A great painting with a nice juxtaposition of forms in a warm palette. It appears to be oil on canvas with the original vintage aluminum frame. Great for any interior.   
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Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Late 20th Century Spanish Oil Painting, Signed and Framed
Located in Vulpellac, Girona
Oleo by Gloria Morera, born in 1938 in Terrassa, Catalonien, Spain. Writer, poet, painter, sculptor and art teacher. She comes from a small bourgeois family in Terrassa. At the age...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Modernist Geometric Painting, 1971
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Oil on canvas painting of geometric shapes signed Brink.
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20th Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Mixed Media Painting on Board
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Layers of paper and paint make this artwork stand out on it's own. Unsigned.
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20th Century Modern Paintings

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Wood, Paint, Paper

French Surrealist Oil Painting Signed Jamotte, 1964
Located in Houston, TX
Fantastic French surrealist oil painting on canvas, signed Jamotte, 1964, Riquewihr, France ( A famous artist colony in the Alsace region). Great subject matter!
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1960s European Vintage Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Contemporary Abstract Acrylic Painting on Canvas by Javier Barrionuevo
Located in Houston, TX
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

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Canvas

"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

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

Original Paul Rusconi Painting of Famous Pop-Culture Skateboarder, Paul Cardiel
Located in Tustin, CA
Very large, original digital screenprint on Plexiglas with nail polish on C-print, mounted to Sintra board painting of the famous hall of fame skateboard icon, John Joseph Cardiel (b...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Paintings

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Plexiglass

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

Swedish Artist, Oil on Canvas, Abstract Composition, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Swedish artist. Oil on canvas. Abstract composition, 1960s. The canvas measures: 63.5 x 41.5 cm. The frame measures: 1.5 cm. In excellent condition. Unsigned.
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1960s Swedish Vintage 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

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

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

Materials

Glass

Massive Abstract Acrylic Painting on Canvas
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This is a massive piece of modern art that makes a huge statement. Measuring in at 8ft 2in, it’s a beast, the equivalent of a mural. Add a huge pop of color to your space today.
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20th Century Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Enrico Dellatorre Contemporary Black Large Painting
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Painting in charcoal on linen made by Enrico Dellatorre. The expressive vision of Enrico is an exploration of space in the painting, an attempt to bring to the limits its capacity...
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2010s Spanish Modern Paintings

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Linen

Valtier Gérard "The riverside cafe with reflections".
Located in EVREUX, FR
Valtier Gérard (1950) "The riverside cafe with reflections"- "Guinguette aux reflets". Oil on canvas, signed in the lower right corner.  Dimensions of the canvas: 73 x 60 cm Dimen...
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20th Century French Modern Paintings

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Other

Early 20th Century Mounted Japanese Sakabukuro
Located in Chicago, IL
An incredible early 20th century mounted Japanese Sakabukuro, a handwoven cotton bag used to press fermented rice in the sake making process, with incredible hand-embroidered repairs...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Modern Paintings

Materials

Cotton, Linen

Early 20th Century Mounted Japanese Sakabukuro
Located in Chicago, IL
An incredible early 20th century mounted Japanese Sakabukuro, a handwoven cotton bag used to press fermented rice in the sake making process, with incredible hand-embroidered repairs...
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Modern Paintings

Materials

Cotton, Linen