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The trip of a life-time, JonOne

The trip of a life-time

JonOne

Painting - 64.5 x 50 x 4 cm

$10,544

Traffic Full Color Pink XL Square, Ronald Hunter

Traffic Full Color Pink XL Square

Ronald Hunter

Painting - 120 x 120 x 3 cm

$2,219

Self-Portrait, Onemizer

Self-Portrait

Onemizer

Painting - 70 x 50.8 x 1 cm

$2,750 $2,475

Marcher dans les champs de fleurs, Jéko

Marcher dans les champs de fleurs

Jéko

Painting - 65 x 50 x 0.2 cm

$1,332

Magik Paris, Rico Sab

Magik Paris

Rico Sab

Painting - 100 x 81 x 2.5 cm

$721

North 2, Nash

North 2

Nash

Painting - 89 x 146 x 2 cm

$1,554

Bus stop, Piotre

Bus stop

Piotre

Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.3 cm

$650

Japandi 2, Gina Vor

Japandi 2

Gina Vor

Painting - 108 x 78.5 x 2 cm

$1,110

Mr. Brainwash - Balloon Girl, Mr. Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash - Balloon Girl

Mr. Brainwash

Painting - 55.88 x 40.64 x 1 cm

$8,101

Double tir dans la gueule plus lézard nazi, Robert Combas

Double tir dans la gueule plus lézard nazi

Robert Combas

Painting - 114 x 162 x 2 cm

$144,282

Kafouillis, Arsen

Kafouillis

Arsen

Painting - 53 x 12 x 3 cm

$777 $668

Superman, Martin

Superman

Martin

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3 cm

$888

That's a fake Rolex, Daru

That's a fake Rolex

Daru

Painting - 60 x 90 x 3 cm

$1,887

Delivery at home 4, Stoz

Delivery at home 4

Stoz

Painting - 60 x 30 x 2 cm

$155

Sans titre, Arman

Sans titre

Arman

Painting - 81 x 60 x 3 cm

$17,758

You won't forget me, L'Atlas

You won't forget me

L'Atlas

Painting - 110 x 110 cm

$11,099

Et oui et oui !!, Jazzu

Et oui et oui !!

Jazzu

Painting - 46 x 38 x 10 cm

$1,054 $949

Marine abstraite 2022-33, Fred Boutet

Marine abstraite 2022-33

Fred Boutet

Painting - 97 x 130 x 2 cm

$1,221

Les Feuilles, Yrak

Les Feuilles

Yrak

Painting - 60 x 80 x 5 cm

$2,886

Banksyskull jeu de coeur, VL.

Banksyskull jeu de coeur

VL.

Painting - 30 x 21 x 2 cm

$122

Tom Chas, Chanoir

Tom Chas

Chanoir

Painting - 60 x 60 x 3 cm

$3,774

Northern Factory & Orange Sunset, Marion Sagon

Northern Factory & Orange Sunset

Marion Sagon

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2.5 cm

$3,552

Mailbox Picsou, Shelby

Mailbox Picsou

Shelby

Painting - 130 x 35 x 25 cm

$3,552

Les arènes, M.Chat

Les arènes

M.Chat

Painting - 89 x 130 x 5 cm

$15,538

EA Geometrik, Tarek

EA Geometrik

Tarek

Painting - 70 x 50 x 2 cm

$2,442

Les jeux et les aventures, Mara Toledo

Les jeux et les aventures

Mara Toledo

Painting - 60 x 80 x 3 cm

$2,220

Paysages 800, Xiu

Paysages 800

Xiu

Painting - 40 x 40 x 1 cm

$777

The Western Wall, Liora

The Western Wall

Liora

Painting - 60 x 90 x 2 cm

$1,393

Live and Death Original Painting, Set of 2, Dervis Akdemir

Live and Death Original Painting, Set of 2

Dervis Akdemir

Painting - 70 x 100 x 2.5 cm

$884

Design162. 53"x124", Ron Halfant

Design162. 53"x124"

Ron Halfant

Painting - 134.6 x 315 x 0.3 cm

$3,655

The Fairies are Exquisite Dancers - Song by Claude Debussy, Joanna Glazer

The Fairies are Exquisite Dancers - Song by Claude Debussy

Joanna Glazer

Painting - 100 x 80 x 1 cm

$3,330

Happy colors, MAM

Happy colors

MAM

Painting - 30 x 20 x 3 cm

$222

Jamais deux sans trois... (Esprit Voile), Olivier Messas

Jamais deux sans trois... (Esprit Voile)

Olivier Messas

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2 cm

$3,108

Acrylic Painting for Sale

Acrylic painting is a pictorial technique which is widely popular in today's art world. It uses a synthetic paint and its paste is made of pigments which are similar to those found in oil painting. It is emulsified with water and mixed with resin which binds them together.

Although the current success of acrylic paint is undeniable, its invention is nonetheless relatively recent in the history of painting. It was first developed in the 1930s in the United States. The advantages of this new technique (durability, solidity, quick to dry) were initially put to use in the industrial, construction and automobile sectors. In 1949, the printers Leonor Colour and Sam Golden decided to commercialise the invention and target artists thanks to the paint brand Magma.

At the same time, chemists at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico were also developing its texture, working alongside expert muralists who used it to create the mural and fresco paintings on the Mexico University's façade.

The material was embraced by the art world with important representatives of abstract expressionism, including Kooning, Rothko and Morris Louis using it in their work. But it was in 1963 that acrylic paint truly conquered the art world under the commercial brand name Liquitex, thanks to the innovations of Henry Levinson who made the paint dilutable with water and not just turpentine spirit.

Thanks to this, the paint became easier to work with, and more importantly, more accessible. It quickly became the favourite medium of Pop Art legends such as the painters Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Previously ignored in favor of oil painting which continued to be a symbol of the fine arts par excellence, acrylic painting benefited from the influence of these big names. Mindsets gradually changed and acrylic paint continued to seduce an ever growing audience of creators. Originally an exclusively American privilege, the paint was exported to Europe around 1965. This was mainly thanks to the Belgian painter Pierre Alechinsky who played a role in making it popular among the Western European Surrealist circles after he returned from New York. Joan Miró and Max Ernst also demonstrated a preference for the medium, which had in the meantime become a legitimate alternative to oil painting.

The two canvas painting techniques conflict with each other in several ways. Many see acrylic paint as a material which corresponds better to the fast-paced modernity of our times. Whilst oil painting requires a tremendous amount of patience and and can crack when drying, acrylic paint dries quickly, does not need varnishing, is highly waterproof and most importantly, can be conserved more easily.

Acrylic resin can also be adapted to all kinds of supports, whether it be glass or fabric, and its texture allows the artist to play intricately with the thickness and reliefs without having to worry about the chromatic purity of the palette. The works of the contemporary painters John Kokkinos, Julien Colombier and Maude Ovize are all examples of the use of the medium in artworks today.

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What is acrylic paint used for?

Acrylic paint has a wide range of usages. It can be used on surfaces such as wood, canvas, paper, ceramics and metal. It is used for both fine and decorative arts.

How do you do acrylic paintings?

To create an acrylic painting, you will need a surface to paint on, some acrylic paint, and a tool to apply the paint to the surface with, such as a brush or sponge. You can plan the composition of the work beforehand, or apply the paint directly to the canvas in order to achieve the desired result. 

What is the weakness of acrylic paint?

Certain types of acrylic paints can contain toxins within their ingredients, similarly to oil paints. Acrylic paint dries quickly so it can be hard to go back and alter an acrylic painting. We also do not know how long acrylic paints last for, as they have only been around for abotu 50 years.