Painting, the art that stands alone
Welcome to Auctionata’s impressive gallery of paintings. When it comes to art that endures, there is something irreplaceable in the touch of brush on canvas. The depth of color, layer upon layer; the thickness of shadow; it is easy to find yourself lost in thought.
Our online shop offers an inspiring array of masterpieces, ranging from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to great Modernist pieces and contemporary paintings fresh from the artist’s studio. Browse through hundreds of great works from around the world. Our network of more than 300 experts carefully selects and evaluates each piece, ensuring we only offer the best.
Our unlimited selection of quality paintings
In your search for the right painting to suit your taste, we recommend exploring several of our shop’s collections. Find valuable works from a predominantly European tradition in this shop category, ranging from the ever-popular Portraits & Nudes to Marine & Landscape Painting. There are some beautiful pieces in our Classics after 1945 category, or venture centuries farther back into our Historical & Religious Paintings. Still Lifes add a deep feeling of interiority to a room, whereas Architecture & Cityscapes can shift the vista to distant places and times.
You can also find hundreds of significant paintings in our Watercolor category. Step next into the modern era to select fresh, vivid works from our Modern Art category. Here you can find an incredible selection of paintings, prints and drawings from big names in Modern Art such as Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Otto Dix, Joan Miró, Roy Lichtenstein and many more.
We offer an intriguing collection of works from Asia, including silk paintings, folding screens, Tibetan Thangka paintings, Japanese scrolls, and much more. Add a touch of elegance from our Islamic Art shop, featuring intricate works of calligraphy.
Why paintings remain a coveted investment
Regardless of changing times, paintings remain some of the most sought-after acquisitions in the art world. Why are so many people passionate about buying paintings? For one, paintings retain a rather unique place in today’s mechanized, digitalized world: what production means can replace the human hand?
While production methods of photography and graphics have changed to enable most anyone to move forward with these tools, paintings rest protected by traditional barriers of artisanship. For those with a passion for paintings, certainly the well-worn path of authenticity and labor continues to inspire.
The right work for you
At Auctionata, we believe in passing great works of art into the caring hands of new owners. Explore our galleries today to find the right painting for you.