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Whether you are looking for an original fine art painting or a high quality art print, Saatchi Art has over 454,886 original fine art paintings for sale from emerging artists around the world. Read more

Although what artworks qualify as fine art paintings is much debated, we believe that original paintings which are skillfully and imaginatively created for aesthetic purposes qualify as fine art, regardless of who created them or where they have previously been exhibited.  This no-barrier-to-entry policy makes Saatchi Art one of the most exciting places to discover and invest in emerging fine art artists. Best of all, collectors aren’t limited to purchasing fine art gallery paintings by visiting brick and mortar establishments, but are now able to discover fine art paintings, posters and prints, fine art sculpture, and fine art drawings from the comfort of their homes.  Our selection of artworks for sale runs the gamut from finely-detailed hyperrealist works to abstract art paintings by some of the most talented artists from around the world. 

People have created painted artwork for millennia, evidenced by the 30,000-year-old cave paintings in the Chauvet Cave in France. However, it wasn’t until the advent of aesthetics (the philosophy of beauty and artistic taste) that people began distinguishing between fine art (art created purely for aesthetic pleasure) and applied art (artistic objects created for a practical purpose).  In time, primarily during the Era of Enlightenment, finer distinctions were made--and standards for fine art, or high art, were established. Eventually, however, these lines would again blur when visionary painters including Cezanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh ushered in a new era of fine art by blending classical traditions with techniques considered by some of their contemporaries as “primitive” or even “childlike.”  Today, “fine art paintings” now encompass a wider array of artworks than the category did for earlier generations, although debate still continues (and will likely continue into the future) as to what styles/genres are worthy of inclusion.

Contemporary fine art paintings encompass many different styles and genres. The artist’s subject matter and intended overall effect dictate the materials he/she chooses to work with--whether oil, acrylic, watercolor and/or a texturizing medium upon canvas, paper, or wood panels.  Though there is absolutely no limit to what contemporary artists can choose to represent, there are five classic fine art painting genres specified by several of the most prestigious and historied art academies including the Royal Academy in London, Accademia dell'Arte del Disegno in Florence, Accademia di San Luca in Rome, and the French Académie des Beaux-Arts.  These genres are: Portraits (either individual or group); landscapes; history painting (despite the name, these need not represent a historical event, but rather contain a narrative and underlying message, usually of a moral nature); still life; and genre-painting (scenes from everyday life).

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M3LL155X, Paintings image
Paintings, 30 W x 30 H x 1.6 in
United Kingdom
$2,640
Prints from $40
Puzzle  70 x 70 cm., Paintings image
Paintings, 27.6 W x 27.6 H x 1.6 in
$400
Prints from $100
In a Moment They Are Gone, Paintings image
Paintings, 31.5 W x 39.4 H x 0.8 in
$2,000
Prints from $40
Silent As Amber, Paintings image
Paintings, 39 W x 50 H x 1.6 in
Australia
$3,850
Prints from $64
Sleeping with orange beads, Paintings image
Paintings, 42.1 W x 31.5 H x 0.8 in
$2,450
Prints from $95
Woman in the Sun, Paintings image
Paintings, 35.4 W x 23.6 H x 0.8 in
Argentina
$1,760
Prints from $40
Village, Paintings image
Paintings, 30 W x 21.5 H x 0.8 in
United States
$1,500
Prints from $40
Orange mood  18 x 24 cm., Paintings image
Paintings, 7.1 W x 9.4 H x 0.8 in
$300
Prints from $100
The one thousand and first night of a Storyteller, or The Last Story of Scheherazade, Paintings image
United States
$2,470
Prints from $45
MORNING INSTINCT 2, Paintings image
Paintings, 22 W x 22 H x 0.3 in
United States
$980
Prints from $100
where time doesn't exist II, Paintings image
Paintings, 47.2 W x 55.1 H x 0.8 in
$2,710
Nobody Home, Paintings image
Paintings, 18 W x 18 H x 1.5 in
United States
$980
Soon it will become pink., Paintings image
Paintings, 25.7 W x 20.9 H x 1 in
$6,550
Prints from $66
Sepezz, Paintings image
Paintings, 11.8 W x 15.7 H x 0.1 in
$270
Eldon, Paintings image
Paintings, 36 W x 15 H x 1.8 in
United States
$1,600
abstract (#157) with thoughts on W.Turner & G. Richter, Paintings image
United States
$1,300
Prints from $40
Zeal Series II, Paintings image
Paintings, 27.6 W x 39.4 H x 0.1 in
$1,050
Catwalk .008, Paintings image
Paintings, 24 W x 30 H x 1.5 in
United States
$900
Usual day 2, Paintings image
Paintings, 51.3 W x 38.2 H x 0 in
$5,490
Prints from $57
# 2016 - Geometric Abstract - Original ..., Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 0.4 in
$2,610
Prints from $40
Gotham, Paintings image
Paintings, 24 W x 24 H x 2 in
United States
$5,850
Prints from $100
Moon, Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 78.7 H x 0.8 in
$1,990
Global Wind, Paintings image
Paintings, 30 W x 20 H x 1.5 in
United States
$1,200
"Poetics for a woman" / "Поэтика женщины", Paintings image
$1,550
Prints from $60
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