The exciting calendar of painting auctions at Bidsquare offers a broad spectrum of antique and vintage art paintings for sale that covers all periods and styles across all mediums from the 17th to the 20th century and beyond. So if you're looking for an old painting, a period painting, or a modern painting, Bidsquare's painting auctions offer an eclectic selection to collectors, dealers, and home furnishers.

Paintings: A Brief History

Paintings communicate the artist's perspective and speak the unique voice of the beholder. 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 Art Movements and Vintage Paintings

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.

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. 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.

Paintings for Sale

Bidsquare features the art of some of the most talented artists from around the world for sale. Some of the timeless pieces for collectors offered during online auctions 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 a 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.


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