Vintage and antique works on paper offer a glimpse into an artist's imagination. It covers a wide array of media, from painting and drawing to collage. At Bidsquare, vintage and antique works on paper for sale feature prints, drawings and watercolors dating from the 16th century and includes works representing prolific artists such as Henri-Laurent Jeudi, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Le Corbusier, Alan Halliday, Basillius Besler, George Edwards, K.Schwitters, Raphael Soyer, and more.
Antique and Vintage Works on Paper
For several artists, the freedom and spontaneity of working on paper sparked interest in this medium. This helped explore new approaches and aesthetics, themes, and processes. Used as an extremely diverse body in art, the paper was introduced in the 2nd century in China. When the paper was produced in the fifteenth century in Europe, it was extensively used as prints and manuscripts.
During this period, artists such as Leonardo da Vinci created art on paper to draft the concepts for their paintings and sculptures. From the twentieth century, the paper was considered more than just a draft, it was officially established as an art medium. Many artists incorporate several techniques that go beyond the traditional definition of paper media. Contemporary paper artworks showcase an innovative combination of textures and techniques, along with drawings on prints, collages, and paintings.
A wide array of expressive works on paper can be found on sale at Bidsquare’s online auctions from all around the world. With the breadth of material covered, the vintage and antique work on paper auction online caters to established collectors as well as new collectors seeking to enhance their personal collections.