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Figural Paintings

Figural, or figurative painting has been around since the days of Paleolithic cave painting. Egyptian artists later represented figures by combining a side profile of the face with front-facing eye with front-facing torso and the legs back in profile. The Greeks and Romans celebrated idealized human form in sculpture.

In the Gothic period, religious figures such as the holy family were represented in art. The figures were flattened and solemn. In the Northern and Italian Renaissance, artists celebrated humanity. They showed the holy family as deeply emotive beings grounded in this world, wearing Renaissance fashions. These artists found inspiration in the ancient Romans.

In the 19th century, artists sought to paint the reality of life, but styles also became flatter and more abstracted... Read more

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Attributed to: KAREL APPEL (Dutch, 1921-2006)

September 28, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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DAVID PARK (American, 1911-1960)

September 28, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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RENE PORTOCARRERO (Cuban, 1912-1985)

September 28, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Attributed to: ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER (Germany)

September 28, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Adam Cullen (1965 - 2012) - Aussie Psychic, 2002 122 x 91cm

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD2,400 (starting bid)

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Andrew Sibley (1933 - 2015) - Untitled, 1992 70 x 51cm

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD240 (starting bid)

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Kevin Charles (Pro) Hart (1928 - 2006) - Miner's Mask 11 x 7.5cm

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD400 (starting bid)

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ENGLISH SCHOOL, LATE NINETEENTH-CENTURY

September 29, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Moneygall, Ireland

€400 (starting bid)

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MARIE CARROLL (IRISH)

September 29, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Moneygall, Ireland

€200 (starting bid)

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R. HUDSON, CIRCA 1880

September 29, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Moneygall, Ireland

€600 (starting bid)

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ROSA APPLITON, CIRCA 1880

September 29, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Moneygall, Ireland

€2,500 (starting bid)

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Connolly (Peter) - Moses and Pharoah,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Faery Tales, - The Wild Swans,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Gabby (T.) - a group of illustrations for Purnell's 'My First Colour Library' series,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Galsworthy (G J) - Ballet and Dance,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Hardee - a small group of children's illustrations

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Historical.- - a small group of illustrations of medieval subjects,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (1 bid)

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Hook (R. D.) - a large group of illustrations of historical scenes and figures,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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Jeffery (Edward) - Military Regiments,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Josey (Kira) - The Golden Fish,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Macdonald Bible Stories.- - David and Goliath,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Macdonald First Library.- - Knights and Castles,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Magic Roundabout.- - a group of illustrations,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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McBride (Angus) - a group of illustrations of games and music,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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McBride (Angus) - a group of illustrations of historical subjects,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£350 (starting bid)

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McBride (Angus) - a group of illustrations of technologies and their history,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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McBride (Angus) - a group of illustrations of stories of chivalry and Arthurian legend,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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McBride (Angus) - a small group of  illustrations of vehicles,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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McGuin (Peter) - Cloth and Weaving,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Perrin (Yvonne) - The Sad Little Mermaid,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Pirates.- - a small group oforiginal illustrations,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Popeye.- - Popeye Annual 1981,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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R. S. E - a group of illustrations of technology and industry,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Scarecrow.- - a group of illustrations for a children's story,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Stocks May (F.) - a group of illustrations of heroines and sportsmen,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£500 (starting bid)

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The Water Babies.- - a group of illustrations,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Urry (Ruth Marion) - Dimity Dormouse goes to the Sea,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Bruni (Tatiana) - 3 original costume designs,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Egan (Beresford) - King Pausole; M. Taxis the Grand Eunuch,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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Nirod (Fedor) - 3 original costume designs,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Osmond (Edward) - An allegorical or mythological golfing scene,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Ward (Dudley) - Dingbats racing a frog,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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ETIENNE MORILLON (1884-1949)  MONSIEUR ALIBAUX

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€1,000 (starting bid)

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LOUIS BERTHOMMÉ-SAINT-ANDRÉ (1905-1977)  ELÉGANTE AU SALON

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€200 (starting bid)

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JEAN LOUIS MARCEL COSSON (1878-1956)  TANGO

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€300 (starting bid)

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JEAN LURÇAT (1892-1966)  DEUX FIGURES

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€400 (starting bid)

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MARIO BONAMICI (1912-2002)  JEUNE FEMME AU PULL ROUGE

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€900 (starting bid)

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EDGAR STOËBEL (1909-2001)  CHIEN ET FEMME

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€300 (starting bid)

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ALEXANDER EVGENIEVICH IACOVLEFF (1887-1938)  LA DANSE

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€3,000 (starting bid)

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EDGAR STOËBEL (1909-2001)  L'ACROBATE AU CHEVAL

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€300 (starting bid)

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FRANCIS SMITH (1881-1961)   CLOWN VIOLONISTE  Gouache sur papier  Signée en bas à droite

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€3,000 (starting bid)

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EMILIO GRAU SALA (1911-1975)  PERSONNAGES DE CIRQUE

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€7,400 (starting bid)

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Chichorro Composition, 1969

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€1,000 (starting bid)

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PAUL REBEYROLLE (1926-2005)  PERSONNAGE MASCULIN DE DOS, 1952

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€2,000 (starting bid)

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EDUARDO ARROYO (NÉ EN 1937)  FAUST, 1975

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€8,000 (starting bid)

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EDUARDO ARROYO (NÉ EN 1937)  FAUST, 1974

September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€8,000 (starting bid)

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ROBERT BECHTLE | Untitled

September 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$6,000 (starting bid)

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EDDIE MARTINEZ | Untitled

September 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$24,000 (starting bid)

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GEORG BASELITZ | Untitled (Liebespaar)

September 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$20,000 (starting bid)

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KAWS | Untitled

September 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$16,000 (starting bid)

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