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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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CHANTAL JOFFE - Untitled, 1995

June 28, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,500 (starting bid)

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RAYMOND PETTIBON - Untitled, 1991

June 28, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£5,000 (starting bid)

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PAULINA OLOWSKA - Hollywood Movie, 1999

June 28, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£3,000 (starting bid)

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ADRIAN GHENIE | Pie Fight Study 5

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£160,000 (starting bid)

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No Image Available

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Willson (Harry, active 1813-1852). - Spa, 1846,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£75 (1 bid)

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German School. - Portrait of St. Luke reading his gospel, with head of a black bull, 16th century,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£500 (starting bid)

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Dighton (Richard, 1796-1880). - Ladies of Cheltenham,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Dunlop (Ronald Ossory, 1894-1973 ). - Phyllida,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£100 (1 bid)

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Attributed to Tingqua. - Peruvian types, circa 1840s,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£1,000 (starting bid)

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Fried (Pal (1893-1976)). - Ballerina in a pink dress,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Sanderson-Wells (John, 1872-1955 ). - Lady by a mantelpiece holding a letter,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Lloyd (Reginald J., 1926-). - Two Figures, 1965,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Lloyd (Reginald J., 1926-). - Figures by the Standing Stones, circa 1960s,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Lloyd (Reginald J., 1926-). - Figures Embracing, 1970,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Lloyd (Reginald J., 1926-). - Beach Figure, 1972,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Lloyd (Reginald J., 1926-). - Blue Figures, 1962,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£75 (starting bid)

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Meschini (Giovanni, 1888-1977). - Female figures in fur-lined coats,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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AFTER JOHN WILLIAM WATERHOUSE (ENGLISH, 1849-1917)

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€180 (starting bid)

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BROWNIE DOWLING

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€480 (starting bid)

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ALICIA BOYLE, RBA (IRISH, 1908-1997)

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€240 (starting bid)

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MOLINO

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€300 (starting bid)

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GRATIN, CIRCA 1890

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€360 (starting bid)

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AFTER FRANCIS WHEATLEY, RA (ENGLISH, 1747-1801)

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€120 (starting bid)

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PAINTING

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€90 (starting bid)

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WALTER HEATH WILLIAMS (ENGLISH, 1835-1906)

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€600 (starting bid)

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PAINTING

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€120 (starting bid)

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Signed Willy Slitter oil on Canvas

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€120 (starting bid)

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Framed Painting

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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George Grosz German, 1893-1959 Untitled (The Artist Presenting a Bouquet), 1959

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

$800 (4 bids)

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Alan Price British/American, 1926-2002 Cape Page, Martha's Vineyard, 1969

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

$425 (3 bids)

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Nicola Simbari Italian, 1927-2012 The Pink Hat, 1965

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

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Mitchell Siporin American, 1910-1976 The Steel Puddlers, 1949

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

$350 (starting bid)

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Vietnamese School, Woman with Cat,o/c

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Asian Scroll Painting on Silk, 16 Figures

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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After Jean-Antoine Laurent, Galileo in Prison, o/c

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$400 (1 bid)

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L. S. Jenkins, African-Am., Couple Sitting, O/C

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Arnold Weber,Am., Orange Faces, O/C

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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6 o/c Illustrating French Words.

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Four Contemporary Paintings

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Raffaele Ragione (1851-1919), Au Parc Monceau, Oil, around 1900

June 29, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€3,000 (starting bid)

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A. Ruzicka-Lautenschläger (1894-1947), Schönbrunn, Oil, 1920s

June 29, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,000 (starting bid)

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Alfons K. Zaba (1878-1942), Summer in the Country, Oil, 1917

June 29, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€4,000 (starting bid)

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Late 19th C. Italian painting, unsigned

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Joachim MIRO (1875-1941) Spanish artist painting

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Late 19th C European oil on wood painting

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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19th C. German oil on board painting, dated 1879

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Vincenzo MIGLIARO (1858-1938) Italian artist painting

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Wilhelm LEHMANN-LEONHARD (1877-1954) German artist painting

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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19th C. French oil on wood painting, unsigned

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Antique European painting, V. ROSSI, circa 1900

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Antique Italian oil on board painting, circa 1900

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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19th C. French school oil on board painting, unsigned

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Antique European oil on wood painting, circa 1900

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Antique European oil on board painting, signed

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Isaac Lazarus ISRAELS (1865-1934) Dutch artist watercolor painting

June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$12,000 (starting bid)

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Benny Narkis (born 1946) Oil on Canvas,

June 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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