Figurative Paintings For Sale

Discover figurative paintings for sale online today. Whether you’re looking for hyper-realism and technical brilliance or experimental works to diversify your collection, you can find and buy or rent figurative paintings right here. From Figurative Landscape Paintings to Figurative Portraits, our selection has something for everyone.

See the city through the eyes of Georgia Peskett, a figurative artist trained in London and with experience living abroad in New York City. Her slightly blurred images capture the rush of modern life, showcasing the lives of normal people as they navigate the city. The everyday nature of the subjects and beautifully muted colour palette of her paintings makes for effective artwork that is easily relatable for anyone with experience of urban living.

For a journey into a bright and colourful world, take a look at Stella Kapezanou, a Greek artist working between London and Athens. With a vibrant colour palette and a touch of irony, she paints images of a modern consumer society, adding elements of darkness and complexity through the uneasy expressions of her subjects. There’s a touch of Frida Kahlo in her use of colour and the presence of animals in her paintings.

A Brief History of Figurative Paintings

Figurative art is any work that is derived from real world objects, as opposed to abstract art that uses line, colour and form to abstract away from reality. Figurative painting in particular is one of the most popular art forms, bringing together artists as diverse as Lucian Freud and Pablo Picasso. These paintings vary in their degree of realism and may deal with a broad scope of subjects, from rugged landscapes to human subjects, making figurative painting an exciting medium to explore.

Some of the earliest experiments with art can be classified as figurative paintings. Paeleolithic cave paintings show humans alongside wide animals, demonstrating the beginnings of the human desire to capture the world around us. This desire has persisted throughout the history of art, motivating some of the greatest artists of every period. Some of the best examples of figurative painting are from the Renaissance period when artists such as Botticelli and Da Vinci produced works showing important religious scenes and references to classical antiquity.

Not all figurative art has to be entirely realistic, and elements of fantasy may be introduced. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist whose radical ideas and paintings redefined what it meant to be a figurative painter. Kahlo mainly produced self-portraits, using surrealist elements in her work such as painting herself as a deer or with snakes for hair. The result was a striking body of work that dealt with questions of feminism, self-identity and postcolonialism in a unique way. Her art is a reminder that figurative paintings do not have to stick so strictly to realism, and that there is great scope for creativity within the genre.

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      A Winter in Skagastrond

      Paintings - 120x135cmRent for $ 165/mo

      The Day you Ceased to Exist in My Head

      Paintings - 100x100cmRent for $ 185/mo

      44th and Main

      Paintings - 103x103cmRent for $ 165/mo

      A la Nuit Tombée

      Paintings - 50x50cmRent for $ 76/mo

      Constructed Sunset

      Paintings - 50x50cmRent for $ 90/mo

      Figure drawing 1

      Paintings - 41x29cm

      Sara Still

      Paintings - 36x28cmRent for $ 120/mo

      Look Out

      Paintings - 81x66cmRent for $ 90/mo

      Ivresse des Cimes

      Paintings - 90x90cmRent for $ 175/mo

      Inside the Mountain

      Paintings - 40x200cmRent for $ 165/mo

      Escape Route

      Paintings - 76x61cmRent for $ 81/mo

      Early Bloom I

      Paintings - 86x23cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Constructed Sunset

      Paintings - 50x50cmRent for $ 90/mo

      Ectoplasm Structure 3

      Paintings - 41x31cmRent for $ 145/mo

      Untitled, 2020

      Paintings - 200x200cm

      Road to Capistrano

      Paintings - 60x4cmRent for $ 130/mo

      Grey Street

      Paintings - 30x40cmRent for $ 65/mo

      Arakiba Mores: from the Fallen Series

      Paintings - 165x135cmRent for $ 1,250/mo

      Eye 11

      Paintings - 71x61cmRent for $ 225/mo

      Past the Blue Mountain

      Paintings - 48x180cmRent for $ 160/mo

      Vaðlaheið

      Paintings - 100x200cmRent for $ 230/mo

      Westminster

      Paintings - 100x130cmRent for $ 525/mo

      Ectoplasm Structure 2

      Paintings - 41x31cmRent for $ 145/mo

      Coffee pot and vase

      Paintings - 40x40cmRent for $ 90/mo

      Untitled (tropics)

      Paintings - 86x76cm

      Community Festival

      Paintings - 160x200cmRent for $ 190/mo

      Fruit salad

      Paintings - 50x40cmRent for $ 76/mo

      3am vs 10am (A very serious self portrait)

      Paintings - 42x42cmRent for $ 85/mo