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Interior Paintings

It might seem redundant to show an interior painting in a domestic interior. But historically, interior paintings have increased in popularity during times of prosperity. They underline the sense of domestic space and home. For example, during the Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s, lots of still life or genre scenes were sold.

In the 19th century, women artists in France and England often specialized in interior scenes. The prevailing codes placed severe restrictions on women, and it was inappropriate for them to go anywhere without a chaperone. Mary Cassat, a French Impressionist, painted interior scenes of motherhood and domestic life.

Artists through each art historic period have painted interiors. You can find Cubist interiors, Pointillist interiors, and Pop interiors. Contemporary artists today sometimes paint interiors in historic styles, or in a style of their own.


Quick Facts

  • On Thursday, May 14, 2015, Christie’s New York sold "Le corsage rouge,"1922, a painting in oil on canvas by Cubist Fernand Léger, for $16.9 million
  • In the same sale, Dans la veranda, 1884, by impressionist Berthe Morisot, sold for $2.5 million
  • The previous evening, Christie's New York sold Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s "Collage for Interior: Perfect Pitcher," 1994, for $4.4 million

Recommended Items at Auction

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CLYDE J. SINGER (1908-1999) "THE OLD DANCE HALL".
Mar 07, 11:00 AM EST
CLYDE J. SINGER (1908-1999) "THE OLD DANCE HALL".
by Amelia Jeffers
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$1,1009 Bids
Herman Pekel, 1956-, Riponlea Interior, oil on card, 42 x 30cm
Mar 10, 7:00 PM AEDT
Herman Pekel, 1956-, Riponlea Interior, oil on card, 42 x 30cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD500- AUD700
AUD354 Bids
Liza Von Rosenstiel "Apartment Life" Painting
Mar 01, 12:00 PM PST
Liza Von Rosenstiel "Apartment Life" Painting
by District Auction
Est: $0- $0
$243 Bids
Leon BAKST: Interior Scene - Watercolor Painting
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Leon BAKST: Interior Scene - Watercolor Painting
by Roland Auctions NY
Est: $300- $400
$2002 Bids
Jordan Sokol (NY,b 1979) oil painting
Apr 14, 11:45 AM EDT
Jordan Sokol (NY,b 1979) oil painting
by Broward Auction Gallery LLC
Est: $425- $525
$100 Bids
Serge Gomez (French,1941-?) oil painting
Apr 07, 11:45 AM EDT
Serge Gomez (French,1941-?) oil painting
by Broward Auction Gallery LLC
Est: $400- $525
$100 Bids
Han van Meegeren (1889-1947) - Interieur met vader en dochter
Feb 28, 8:00 PM CET
Han van Meegeren (1889-1947) - Interieur met vader en dochter
by Venduehuis der Notarissen
Est: €500- €800
€3000 Bids
Irène Bataille (1913-2012) Interior with chairs, s…
Feb 29, 7:00 PM CET
Irène Bataille (1913-2012) Interior with chairs, s…
by Veilinghuis Van Spengen
Est: €200- €300
€1000 Bids
Uri Stettner (Israeli, 1935-1999)
Feb 28, 8:00 PM IST
Uri Stettner (Israeli, 1935-1999)
by Yair Art Gallery
Est: $0- $0
$2400 Bids
Alexander Astahov- Original Oil on Canvas "Mountain View"
Feb 29, 10:00 AM PST
Alexander Astahov- Original Oil on Canvas "Mountain View"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $2,304- $2,880
$4000 Bids
Alexander Astahov- Original Oil on Canvas "In the Modern Age"
Feb 29, 10:00 AM PST
Alexander Astahov- Original Oil on Canvas "In the Modern Age"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $1,968- $2,460
$8000 Bids
Baruch Laguna (1864-1943) - Interieur met moeder en kind en drinkende kat
Feb 28, 8:00 PM CET
Baruch Laguna (1864-1943) - Interieur met moeder en kind en drinkende kat
by Venduehuis der Notarissen
Est: €300- €500
€2400 Bids
RECKELBUS, Louis (1864-1958)
Mar 08, 10:00 AM CET
RECKELBUS, Louis (1864-1958)
by Auctions Van de Wiele
Est: €380- €500
€3800 Bids
DE BRAEKELEER, Adriaan (1818-1904)
Mar 08, 10:00 AM CET
DE BRAEKELEER, Adriaan (1818-1904)
by Auctions Van de Wiele
Est: €900- €1,200
€9000 Bids
SEIMETZ, Frantz (1858-1934)
Mar 08, 10:00 AM CET
SEIMETZ, Frantz (1858-1934)
by Auctions Van de Wiele
Est: €400- €600
€4000 Bids
JAVIER BALLESTER MONTESOL Barcelona (1952) "Interior of a cafe in Madrid", 2002
Mar 05, 5:00 PM CET
JAVIER BALLESTER MONTESOL Barcelona (1952) "Interior of a cafe in Madrid", 2002
by Ansorena
Est: €210- €280
€1400 Bids
DIERCKX, P.J. (1855-1947)
Mar 08, 10:00 AM CET
DIERCKX, P.J. (1855-1947)
by Auctions Van de Wiele
Est: €400- €600
€4000 Bids
Han van Meegeren (1889-1947) - Kerkinterieur met figuren
Feb 28, 8:00 PM CET
Han van Meegeren (1889-1947) - Kerkinterieur met figuren
by Venduehuis der Notarissen
Est: €300- €400
€1800 Bids
Otto Eerelman (1839-1926) - Interieur in Goes
Feb 28, 8:00 PM CET
Otto Eerelman (1839-1926) - Interieur in Goes
by Venduehuis der Notarissen
Est: €1,000- €2,000
€8000 Bids
Han van Meegeren (1889-1947) - Kerkinterieur; Naakt (verso)
Feb 28, 8:00 PM CET
Han van Meegeren (1889-1947) - Kerkinterieur; Naakt (verso)
by Venduehuis der Notarissen
Est: €300- €400
€1800 Bids
Alexander Astahov- Original Oil on Canvas "Modern Interior"
Feb 29, 10:00 AM PST
Alexander Astahov- Original Oil on Canvas "Modern Interior"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $3,312- $4,140
$5500 Bids
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ATTRIBUTED TO PAUL VREDEMAN DE VRIES (ANTWERP, 1567 - AMSTERDAM, 1617)
Mar 07, 7:00 PM CET
ATTRIBUTED TO PAUL VREDEMAN DE VRIES (ANTWERP, 1567 - AMSTERDAM, 1617)
by La Suite Subastas
Est: €12,000- €16,000
€12,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Interior Paintings


Robinhood Auctions

Robinhood Auctions

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Venduehuis der Notarissen

Auctions Van de Wiele

Auctions Van de Wiele

Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf

Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf