Oil, Acrylic paintings & Mixed Media

Paintings are usually referred to in terms of the medium used. Oils on canvas or board remain the most commonly seen works on the market but many modern artists have favoured acrylics or combinations of different paints.


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Cloudy landscape gives a nod to Constable

26 April 2021

A Constable-esque landscape turned a few heads at Chorley’s (22.5% buyer’s premium) latest fine art and antiques sale.

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Fengmian nude revealed

19 April 2021

Shapiro is holding an International Fine and Decorative Art sale on April 24-25 in Mamaroneck, New York.

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Seasonal offering of fruit and flowers in Berne auction

12 April 2021

Still Life with Autumn Fruit and Bouquet of Flowers by the Swiss artist Johannes Dünz was probably conceived as one of four seasonal paintings.

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Harwood’s two for one offering

12 April 2021

Oil bought by the vendor directly from the artist Lucy Harwood features a still-life on the reverse

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Collection comes to Munich auction after royal family avoided the Nazis then fled Soviets

12 April 2021

Sometimes there is no need for hyperbole: the story behind the auction on March 15 at Neumeister (27% buyer’s premium) in Munich was quite remarkable in itself.

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Pick of the week: The 'earliest known portrait of an African in Persian art’

05 April 2021

Among the highlights of last week’s Islamic and Indian art sales in London was this late Safavid portrait of a mercenary in the Persian army painted in the cosmopolitan city of Isfahan c.1680-90.

The Banks Diamond

Mountbatten family collection raises £5.6m at Sotheby’s

05 April 2021

Sotheby’s reported 1400 bidders from 55 countries participating in the auction of the collection of Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1924-2017).

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Venus copies old and new

05 April 2021

Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, has been a favourite subject in art since ancient times.

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Maria van Oosterwyck still life brings major international bidding in France

05 April 2021

Woman excluded from the guild of artists was nevertheless highly rated by kings and emperor

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Artists uncertain but appeal clear to bidders

05 April 2021

Portraits boosted takings at Mallams’ (24% buyer’s premium) latest picture sale in Oxford.

Tamara Karsavina painting

‘Mother of modern British ballet’ portrait sold at Christie’s and donated to Royal Academy of Dance

31 March 2021

A portrait of the 'mother of modern British ballet’ will go on public display this autumn after dance enthusiasts rallied round to bid at auction.

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Dylan Thomas portrait from two months before his death offered in Cardiff auction

29 March 2021

The Welsh Sale at Rogers Jones in Cardiff on April 17 includes a portrait of Dylan Thomas painted just two months before he died,

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Still life by Dutch golden age female artist emerges in French auction

22 March 2021

This elaborate still-life featuring a vase containing a rich variety of flowers including roses, peonies and tulips, is a work by Maria van Oosterwyck (1630-93), a 17th century Dutch golden age female artist who specialised in still-life subjects.

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William Hazlitt portrayed at his ‘great hope’ stage

15 March 2021

This rediscovered portrait depicts a youthful-looking William Hazlitt (1778-1830).

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Liverpool theme grips Atkinson Grimshaw

15 March 2021

The city of Liverpool holds a special place in the oeuvre of John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-93).

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Birley moves past the formalities

08 March 2021

Traditional high-society portrait by Sir Oswald Birley finds modern-day auction fans including an overseas buyer

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Works boosted by Ford family values

01 March 2021

Collection in Cheltenham auction is latest in a series of valuable consignments with Ford family distinguished provenance

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Brandt battle scene rides into Stuttgart auction

01 March 2021

One of the attractions of the March 24-26 sale at Siebers in Stuttgart is a collection of 18 paintings by 19th century Polish artists who primarily belonged to the Munich school. The works were the property of a family of textile merchants, who moved from south Germany to Lodz, south west of Warsaw, in the 1930s.

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Swiss tribute to the beautiful Dordogne

01 March 2021

In June 1925, only six months before his death, the Swiss painter Felix Vallotton and his wife visited the Périgord for the first time, which he declared to be “the most beautiful countryside on earth”.

Vincent van Gogh Montmartre painting

Sotheby’s to offer a van Gogh as Bonhams unveil a Picasso

27 February 2021

Two major consignments of Impressionist and Modern art have been announced in the last week.

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