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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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Original Acrylic   by Romani

December 6, 2016, 5:30 PM PST
Vista, CA, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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Original Acrylic  Vega

December 6, 2016, 5:30 PM PST
Vista, CA, USA

$1,425 (starting bid)

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Original Acrylic   by Luis Riera

December 6, 2016, 5:30 PM PST
Vista, CA, USA

$725 (starting bid)

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Original Oil Painting

December 6, 2016, 5:30 PM PST
Vista, CA, USA

$130 (starting bid)

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Original Oil Painting

December 6, 2016, 5:30 PM PST
Vista, CA, USA

$650 (starting bid)

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Original Acrylic by Antonio Vega

December 6, 2016, 5:30 PM PST
Vista, CA, USA

$2,275 (starting bid)

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Original Acrylic Antonio Vega

December 6, 2016, 5:30 PM PST
Vista, CA, USA

$2,275 (starting bid)

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DEBORAH JONES, FRAMED OIL ON PANEL DEPICTING A SHOP EXTERIOR SCENE, APPROXIMATELY 28.5cm x 36.5cm

December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM GMT
Liverpool, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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VICTORIAN SCHOOL,  Figures on a Country Path by an

December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Castlecomer, Ireland

€150 (starting bid)

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TOM LAWLOR (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), Figures at the Vi

December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Castlecomer, Ireland

€300 (starting bid)

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JOHN P. ROONEY (1947),  Women Wearing Shawls by th

December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Castlecomer, Ireland

€190 (starting bid)

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19th CENTURY ENGLISH SCHOOL,

December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Castlecomer, Ireland

€35 (starting bid)

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Louis Bosa Italian, 1905-1981 Watching the Game

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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René Guiette Belgian, 1893-1976 Figure: Two

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$400 (1 bid)

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Georges d'Espagnat, Boats on the Shore, Watercolor Painting

December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City , NY, USA

$2,000 (starting bid)

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John F. Leonard, Cubist People 66, Oil Painting

December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City , NY, USA

$2,000 (starting bid)

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Jose Ortega, Seated Woman and Bull Figure, Ink and Watercolor

December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City , NY, USA

$2,400 (starting bid)

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Juan Garcia Ripolles, Woman with Butterfly, Oil Painting

December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City , NY, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Krauskopf, Bruno

December 7, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Munich, Germany

€1,800 (1 bid)

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David Messer, Three Children Playing, Oil Painting

December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City , NY, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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Louis Davis (British, 1860-1941) Benedicite Omnia Opera

December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$2,000 (starting bid)

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Henri Baptiste Lebasque (French, 1865-1937) Femme au ba

December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$5,000 (starting bid)

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N Loffer Oil On Canvas

December 7, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Charleston, SC, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Teddy Bear

December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Amsterdam, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Piet van der Hem (1885-1961)

December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Amsterdam, Netherlands

€150 (starting bid)

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Pair 20th Century Figural Paintings

December 7, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Closter, NJ, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Monumental Asian Painting on Fabric

December 7, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Closter, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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RENE PORTOCARRERO (Cuban, 1912-1985)

December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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VINTAGE PAINTING SIGNED C. 1965

December 7, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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SIGNED HAND PAINTED WOODEN PLAQUE

December 7, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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EDUARDO ABELA (Cuban, 1889-1965)

December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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PAINTING SIGNED MORIS PARIS

December 7, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Cynthia Breusch (1959 - ) - Endless Summer, 1992 77 x 115cm

December 8, 2016, 2:30 PM AEDT
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD350 (starting bid)

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December 8, 2016, 2:30 PM AEDT
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD400 (starting bid)

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FRANÇOIS BOUCHER AND STUDIO | 'Le messager discret'

December 8, 2016, 10:30 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£60,000 (starting bid)

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Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), 'Wedok, Surabaya', 1959, signed lower lef

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM CET
4331 PX Middelburg, Netherlands

€1,600 (starting bid)

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