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Oil Paintings

In the early 15th century, Jan van Eyck and his Flemish peers popularized the use of linseed oil to carry pigments. By the 16th century, oil painting had replaced tempera almost completely and artists were using it to create life-like renderings of their world. Oil has kept its place as the medium of choice in painting through contemporary times.

Oil paint has a jewel-like translucence in comparison to the flat, bright colors and velvety opacity of the egg tempera that it replaced. Artists can apply oil paint in thin, glowing layers to achieve an extremely life-like sense of depth. They can also build it into heavy, textured impasto that projects out from the surface. Oil dries slowly, so the artist can manipulate it after the paint is applied.


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DEUTSCHER MALER DES 18.Jh.,

May 25, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
L.-Echterdingen, Germany

€480 (starting bid)

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MALER DES 19.JH.,

May 25, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
L.-Echterdingen, Germany

€480 (starting bid)

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PFAU, CONRAD (Wimpfen/Neckar 1885-1954 München),

May 25, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
L.-Echterdingen, Germany

€210 (starting bid)

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Oil on Canvas

May 28, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Indian Trail, NC, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Liner Carl, 1914-1997, Composition

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF3,200 (starting bid)

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Nemours Aurélie, 1910-2005, Composition

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF9,500 (starting bid)

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Bischof Beni, 1976, Untitled

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF4,000 (starting bid)

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Courbet Gustave, 1819-1877, Lac Léman

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF40,000 (starting bid)

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Kuhn Friedrich, 1926-1972, Gurten/Landschaft

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,600 (starting bid)

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Kuhn Friedrich, 1926-1972, Girl With Pink Dress

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,600 (starting bid)

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Kuhn Friedrich, 1926-1972, Antique Breakfast

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,600 (starting bid)

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Gimmi Wilhelm, 1886-1965, Nature morte, coupe de fruits et bougeoir

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF2,400 (starting bid)

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Morach Otto, 1887-1973, Hoteldorf (also Bellevue Meiringen)

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF80,000 (starting bid)

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Gonschior Kuno, 1935-2010, Untitled

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF14,000 (starting bid)

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Hoeydonck Paul van, 1925, Untitled

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF4,800 (starting bid)

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Pedretti Turo, 1896-1964, Die Festival Strings Lucerne

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF2,400 (starting bid)

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Pedretti Turo, 1896-1964, Heimkehrende Jagd im Elsass

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,600 (starting bid)

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Liner Carl, 1914-1997, Engadin gegen Morteratschgletscher

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF4,800 (starting bid)

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Liner Carl, 1914-1997, Abstraction

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF4,000 (starting bid)

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Bujnowski Rafael, 1974, Untitled (Road 2)

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF3,600 (starting bid)

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Bujnowski Rafael, 1974, Flash (3)

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF3,600 (starting bid)

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Denzler Andy, 1965, The Day Gets Slowly Started

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF16,000 (starting bid)

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Chavaz Albert, 1907-1990, Lily debout

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF4,800 (starting bid)

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Chavaz Albert, 1907-1990, Zabo

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF4,800 (starting bid)

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Chavaz Albert, 1907-1990, Le bouquet bleu

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,600 (starting bid)

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Barraud Maurice, 1889-1954, Danseuse rose

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF12,000 (starting bid)

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Ropélé Walter, 1934, In der Provence

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF4,000 (starting bid)

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Masereel Frans, 1889-1972, La lutte

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF3,200 (starting bid)

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Gubler Max, 1898-1973, Limmattal

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF8,000 (starting bid)

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Gubler Max, 1898-1973, Badende

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF8,000 (starting bid)

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Wittwer Uwe, 1954, Haus, Camp

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF4,000 (starting bid)

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Wittwer-Gelpke Martha, 1875-1959, Erwachen

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF3,200 (starting bid)

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Valenti Italo, 1912-1995, Deux rouges

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF2,000 (starting bid)

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Klotz Lenz, 1925-2017, Mechanistisch

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF3,200 (1 bid)

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Oppenheim Meret, 1913-1985, One Will See - On va voir - Man wird sehen

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF20,000 (starting bid)

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Rodgers Terry, 1947, The Vortex

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF20,000 (starting bid)

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Bahunek Branko, 1935-2005, Toalete

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF240 (starting bid)

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Bennàssar Dionís, 1904-1967, Santa Ponza

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,200 (2 bids)

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Berger Hans, 1882-1977, Rhône et Jura

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,600 (starting bid)

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Brügger Arnold, 1888-1975, Schopf

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF800 (starting bid)

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Christ Martin Alfred, 1900-1979, Cherry Trees in Blossom

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF480 (starting bid)

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Dessouslavy Georges, 1898-1952, Still Life with Apples

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF320 (starting bid)

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Dürr Louis, 1896-1972, Monte Gazzirola im Schnee,  Campagna di Caslano

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF800 (starting bid)

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Eble Theo, 1899-1974, Motto: Mittwoch  (Detail sketch for the schoolhouse wall painting)

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,200 (starting bid)

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Edzard Dietz, 1893-1963, Still Life

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF320 (starting bid)

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Fleck Ralph, 1951, 3 sheets: Portugiesin 1/II; Portugiese 10/II; Touristin, Lagos 11/II

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF700 (starting bid)

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Früh Eugen, 1914-1975, La Feuille

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF800 (starting bid)

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Gertsch René, 1939-2007, Black Goat

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF480 (starting bid)

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Gimmi Wilhelm, 1886-1965, Chevaux de Vendanges

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF800 (starting bid)

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Grab Walter, 1927-1989, Oasenwäldchen

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF160 (starting bid)

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Grab Walter, 1927-1989, Entstehung

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF240 (starting bid)

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Grab Walter, 1927-1989, Kein System

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF320 (starting bid)

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Grab Walter, 1927-1989, Mein Freund und die Irrlichter

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF240 (starting bid)

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Guignard Roland, 1917-2004, In Tarent

June 4, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF320 (starting bid)

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