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Paintings - General


Painting is arguably the most saleable form of art. It is also among the oldest of mediums, dating back more than 31,000 years to prehistoric cave paintings. In the West, painting did not surpass tapestry in importance until the 18th century, though many masterworks date to the Renaissance or earlier. Painting later went out of fashion from the 1970s through the 1990s as a mode of expression for contemporary artists.

In the new millennium, painting has recovered its popularity, and the practice has remained fairly unchanged. Paints remain a mixture of colored pigment and binder, and common subject matters still comprise imagery or inspiration from the objects or events in artists’ daily lives. The contemporary painter’s palette consists not only of colors, but the range of historic painting styles.

Recent ballooning sales figures reflect a long-recorded trend that closely ties paintings sales to the boom (and bust) of the economy. The highest price paid for a single painting occurred during a private sale in early 2015. Paul Gauguin’s “Nafea faa ipoipo? (When will you marry?)” of 1892 was bought for $300 million. Just three months later, Christie’s New York announced the sale of Pablo Picasso’s “Les Femmes d'Alger (Women of Algiers)” of 1955 for $179.4 million – the highest priced painting ever sold at auction.

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Judit Sobel, Avant-Garde
Nov 28, 7:00 PM EET
Judit Sobel, Avant-Garde
by Hammersite
Est: $5,000- $7,000
$2,6001 Bid
Unbekannte/r Künstler/in (20.Jh.) - Kochelsee mit …
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Unbekannte/r Künstler/in (20.Jh.) - Kochelsee mit …
by Auktionshaus Blank
Est: €100- €300
€1001 Bid
Fichard, Maximilian von: Blick auf die Isola Bella im Lago Maggiore von Stresa aus gesehen
Dec 01, 10:00 AM CET
Fichard, Maximilian von: Blick auf die Isola Bella im Lago Maggiore von Stresa aus gesehen
by Galerie Bassenge
Est: €900- €1,200
€9001 Bid
Minor, Robert Crannell: Flusspartie im Wald bei Barbizon
Dec 01, 10:00 AM CET
Minor, Robert Crannell: Flusspartie im Wald bei Barbizon
by Galerie Bassenge
Est: €360- €450
€3601 Bid
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Vera HADJIDA-GAVRILIDOU (Cypriot) - Memories
Dec 14, 7:00 PM EET
Vera HADJIDA-GAVRILIDOU (Cypriot) - Memories
by Cypria Auctions
Est: €600- €1,000
€6001 Bid
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Spyros VASSILIOU Greek) - Caique & masts
Dec 14, 7:00 PM EET
Spyros VASSILIOU Greek) - Caique & masts
by Cypria Auctions
Est: €6,000- €10,000
€6,0001 Bid
Mahi Binebine, 1959, Grand rouge
Nov 28, 7:00 PM CET
Mahi Binebine, 1959, Grand rouge
by Germann Auction House Ltd
Est: CHF4,000- CHF8,000
CHF3,4001 Bid
NAVRATIL JOSEF MATEJ (CZECH 1798-1865) - Zasnena | Dreamy
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
NAVRATIL JOSEF MATEJ (CZECH 1798-1865) - Zasnena | Dreamy
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€6000 Bids
NAVRATIL JOSEF MATEJ (CZECH 1798-1865) - Zanrova scena | Genre
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
NAVRATIL JOSEF MATEJ (CZECH 1798-1865) - Zanrova scena | Genre
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€6000 Bids
BROUSIL JOSEF ANTONIN (CZECH 1871-1892) - Cesta mezi skalami | The way between the rocks
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
BROUSIL JOSEF ANTONIN (CZECH 1871-1892) - Cesta mezi skalami | The way between the rocks
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€2,5000 Bids
RUDOLF BEM (VRATISLAV HLAVA) (CZECH 1874-1955) - Capri - Grand Marina | Capri - Grand Marina
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
RUDOLF BEM (VRATISLAV HLAVA) (CZECH 1874-1955) - Capri - Grand Marina | Capri - Grand Marina
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€1,0000 Bids
SETELIK JAROSLAV (CZECH 1881-1955) - Pohled na Prahu z Petrina | View of Prague from Petrin
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
SETELIK JAROSLAV (CZECH 1881-1955) - Pohled na Prahu z Petrina | View of Prague from Petrin
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€1,0000 Bids
PROCHAZKA JARO (CZECH 1886-1949) - U Prazskeho orloje | Near the Prague Astronomical Astronomical
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
PROCHAZKA JARO (CZECH 1886-1949) - U Prazskeho orloje | Near the Prague Astronomical Astronomical
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€4000 Bids
PROCHAZKA JARO (CZECH 1886-1949) - Ziimni Hradcany | Ziimni Hradcany
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
PROCHAZKA JARO (CZECH 1886-1949) - Ziimni Hradcany | Ziimni Hradcany
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€4000 Bids
HURKA OTAKAR (CZECH 1889-1966) - Krajina | Country
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
HURKA OTAKAR (CZECH 1889-1966) - Krajina | Country
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€800 Bids
KOZAK VACLAV (CZECH 1889-1969) - Podvecer na Karlove moste | Evening on Charles Bridge
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
KOZAK VACLAV (CZECH 1889-1969) - Podvecer na Karlove moste | Evening on Charles Bridge
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€4000 Bids
HOLAN KAREL (CZECH 1893-1953) - Zimni kluziste | Ice rink
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
HOLAN KAREL (CZECH 1893-1953) - Zimni kluziste | Ice rink
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€1,2500 Bids
HOLY MILOSLAV (CZECH 1897-1974) - Krajina se stromy a chalupou | Landscape with trees and cottage
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
HOLY MILOSLAV (CZECH 1897-1974) - Krajina se stromy a chalupou | Landscape with trees and cottage
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€3000 Bids
KUNC JAROMIR (CZECH 1900-1971) - Potok v zime | Stream in the winter
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
KUNC JAROMIR (CZECH 1900-1971) - Potok v zime | Stream in the winter
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€1200 Bids
MULTRUS JOSEF (CZECH 1898-1957) - Kytice ve vaze | Vase
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
MULTRUS JOSEF (CZECH 1898-1957) - Kytice ve vaze | Vase
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€3250 Bids
HUBACEK JOSEF (CZECH 1899-1931) - Zatisi | Still life
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
HUBACEK JOSEF (CZECH 1899-1931) - Zatisi | Still life
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€3000 Bids
ARNET JOSEF (CZECH 1906-1940) - Zatisi s dyni | Still life with a pumpkin
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
ARNET JOSEF (CZECH 1906-1940) - Zatisi s dyni | Still life with a pumpkin
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€1200 Bids
PROCHAZKA ANTONIN (CZECH 1882-1945) - Alegorie jara | Allegory of spring
Nov 28, 8:00 PM CET
PROCHAZKA ANTONIN (CZECH 1882-1945) - Alegorie jara | Allegory of spring
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: €0- €0
€2,0500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Paintings - General


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Auktionshaus Blank

Einszwei Gallery

Einszwei Gallery

Cypria Auctions

Cypria Auctions

Scheublein Art & Auktionen

Scheublein Art & Auktionen