Paintings communicate the artist's perspective and speak the unique voice of the beholder. The exciting calendar of Painting Auction at Bidsquare offers a broad spectrum of antique and vintage art paintings that covers all periods and styles across all mediums from the 17th to 20th century and beyond. So if you're looking for an abstract paintingsilk painting, or an old master painting signed by the artist, Bidsquare's Paintings auction offers an eclectic selection to collectors, dealers, and home furnishers.

Paintings - A Brief History

From the beginning of human civilization, paintings have remained an integral part of human existence. The origin of paintings dates back to the Neolithic era when people started moving away from rock painting. The world of paintings experienced a series of exceptional art movements such as Realism, Impressionism, Cubism to Surrealism. The first art movement, Realism, emerged in France in the 1840s. Its primary intent was to produce a visual illusion of depth and space to make a painting look real. Bidsquare features the art of some of the most talented artists from around the world in their paintings auction.

The Art Movements and Vintage Paintings

Impressionism is perceived to be innovative throughout the period and was a pastiche of artworks from Romantic painters such as J. M. W. Turner and Eugène Delacroix. This style is known to reject the academic style, in which still life paintings, landscape paintings, oil paintings, and portraits were common subjects of depiction.

The style is a visual language of the geometrical plane that has challenged the conventional deception of various art forms. Cubism artists often recreate traditional subjects as compositions of fragmentation. Besides these, many well-known old paintings at auction represent Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Expressionism styles.

Some of the timeless pieces for collectors at online paintings auction in Bidsquare are painted by leading artists such as Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo Da Vinci, Francis Bacon, and Henri Matisse. Find your personally preferred artistic style which connects with your emotions from variety of paintings for sale at Bidsquare's Fine Art Paintings Auction.

Quick Fact about Paintings

  • The earliest known oil paintings date back to the 14th century. 
  • Acrylic Paintings has a lot of big names behind it.


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