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Acrylic Painting

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 favour 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 Dan Barichasse are all examples of the use of the medium in artworks today.

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Daru, Alice au pays de Chanel, Painting

Daru

Alice au pays de Chanel, 2021
44.5 x 28.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,606

M.Chat, Les amoureux, Painting

M.Chat

Les amoureux, 2021
19.7 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,103

Shelby, Love street art, Painting

Shelby

Love street art, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,227

Nathanael Koffi, Voyage, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

Voyage, 2021
25.6 x 39.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,576

Jean-Philippe Berger, 007 : S. Connery vs U. Andress, Painting

Jean-Philippe Berger

007 : S. Connery vs U. Andress, 2021
19.7 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$621

Our recommendations Frédérique Barba, Untitled 89, Painting

Frédérique Barba

Untitled 89, 2021
57.5 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,234

Erró, Fragments Of Silver, Painting

Erró

Fragments Of Silver, 2012
35 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$15,514

Ronald Hunter, Triangle Traffic I, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Triangle Traffic I, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,227

DN, Surf Picsou Hermès 2, Painting

DN

Surf Picsou Hermès 2, 2020
36.2 x 20.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,353

CharlElie Couture, East Side 1st Ave, Painting

CharlElie Couture

East Side 1st Ave, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,296

David Jehan (B.boss), Banc de poissons 6, Painting

David Jehan (B.boss)

Banc de poissons 6, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$856

Ralph Resch, Zone vierge, Painting

Ralph Resch

Zone vierge, 2020
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,055

Marian Williams, Queen of Camouflage 12, Painting

Marian Williams

Queen of Camouflage 12, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$223 $248

Virginia Benedicto, Frida Love, Painting

Virginia Benedicto

Frida Love, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,365

Stratos, Ribambelle, Painting

Stratos

Ribambelle, 2021
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,089

Antonino Puliafico, Primi fiori, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Primi fiori, 2021
70.9 x 94.5 x 0 inch
Painting

$7,323

Olivier DeGroote, Skateboard Deck LV Louis Vuitton Color biface, Painting

Olivier DeGroote

Skateboard Deck LV Louis Vuitton Color biface, 2021
31.9 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$683

David Ferreira, Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto, 2019
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,613

Speedy Graphito, Rencontre Impromptue, Painting

Speedy Graphito

Rencontre Impromptue, 2020
29.9 x 22 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$10,549

Martin, Amy, Painting

Martin

Amy, 2017
35.4 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,055

Liora, Portoferraio, Painting

Liora

Portoferraio, 2021
11.8 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$621

Gabriela Lavezzari, Vivace, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Vivace, 2021
74.8 x 86.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$7,385

Antony Squizzato, Yogi bird, Painting

Antony Squizzato

Yogi bird, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,730

Ivan Tzonev, Selo, Painting

Ivan Tzonev

Selo, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$807

Gina Vor, Black Art 8, Abstrait Noir 8, Painting

Gina Vor

Black Art 8, Abstrait Noir 8, 2020
11.8 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$124

Dr. Love, Rebel love, Painting

Dr. Love

Rebel love, 2021
11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Painting

Sold out

JPx, Les 3 voiliers, Painting

JPx

Les 3 voiliers, 2021
15.7 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$186

JM Robert, Urban Face 4, Painting

JM Robert

Urban Face 4, 2021
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,723

Alexandra Battezzati, Petit arbre orange sur fond noir, Painting

Alexandra Battezzati

Petit arbre orange sur fond noir, 2019
13.8 x 13.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$856

Antoine Josse, Le Secret des Bois, Painting

Antoine Josse

Le Secret des Bois, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

< $ 2,500

Xiu, Paysages 218, Painting

Xiu

Paysages 218, 2020
19.7 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$683

Yaroslava Neli Shai, Adriana, Painting

Yaroslava Neli Shai

Adriana, 2021
43.3 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,855

Hildegarde Handsaeme, Maurice II, Painting

Hildegarde Handsaeme

Maurice II, 2021
19.7 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$596

Béatrice Terra, En attendant Yvette, Painting

Béatrice Terra

En attendant Yvette, 2021
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,482

Jérôme Mesnager & Artiste Ouvrier, Sécession, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager & Artiste Ouvrier

Sécession, 2020
10.7 x 13.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,117 $1,241

David Jamin, Amour, Painting

David Jamin

Amour, 2021
45.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,475

Tommaso Fattovich, Stracciare, Painting

Tommaso Fattovich

Stracciare, 2021
54 x 108 inch
Painting

$11,463

Stoz, F 123, Painting

Stoz

F 123, 2021
23.6 x 11.8 x 1.4 inch
Painting

Sold out

Thierry Zdzieblo, ZDZ1122, Painting

Thierry Zdzieblo

ZDZ1122, 2021
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,986

2flui, Un Cœur à Honfleur, Painting

2flui

Un Cœur à Honfleur, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,723

Psyckoze, Over the Top, Painting

Psyckoze

Over the Top, 2020
27.6 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$6,206

Julien Calot, The bushman and the american couple, Painting

Julien Calot

The bushman and the american couple, 2018
40.9 x 29.5 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$4,716

Nacks, Mr Monop'pollie, Painting

Nacks

Mr Monop'pollie, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,303

Cédrix Crespel, Close, Painting

Cédrix Crespel

Close, 2020
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,826

Edu Danesi, Dirty Rock, Painting

Edu Danesi

Dirty Rock, 2021
43.7 x 38.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,606

Cross Magri, Mickey thinks, Painting

Cross Magri

Mickey thinks, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,738

Jana & JS, Take me anywhere, Painting

Jana & JS

Take me anywhere, 2021
11.8 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,365

Alec Monopoly, Ski Dollars, Painting

Alec Monopoly

Ski Dollars, 2016
48 x 37.8 x 2 inch
Painting

25,000 - $ 50,000

Florence Dussuyer, Valpinçon, Painting

Florence Dussuyer

Valpinçon, 2020
70.9 x 137.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$27,305

Pierre Fillastre, N°404, Painting

Pierre Fillastre

N°404, 2021
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$385

Raluca Vulcan, Diner en famille à Aix, Painting

Raluca Vulcan

Diner en famille à Aix, 2021
31.9 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,723

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Sirène, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Sirène, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$819

Olivier Debré, Ocre foncé de Touraine, Painting

Olivier Debré

Ocre foncé de Touraine, 1990
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

25,000 - $ 50,000

Muriel Charbonnier, La Machine, Painting

Muriel Charbonnier

La Machine, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$2,867

Estelle Barbet, Bientôt demain, Painting

Estelle Barbet

Bientôt demain, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$2,048

Mr. Brainwash, Balloon Girl, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Balloon Girl, 2020
30 x 22 inch
Painting

$13,652

Maryse Chatron Kriloff, L'appel de la montagne, Painting

Maryse Chatron Kriloff

L'appel de la montagne, 2021
19.7 x 27.6 inch
Painting

$1,142

Jérôme Mesnager, Bachata (Réf. 55), Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

Bachata (Réf. 55), 2021
28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,296

Sylvie Abadie-Bastide, Boy G., Painting

Sylvie Abadie-Bastide

Boy G., 2020
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$720

KiKo, Balloon Girl Hermès, Painting

KiKo

Balloon Girl Hermès, 2021
19.7 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,097

Payu Napaltjarri, Sans titre, Painting

Payu Napaltjarri

Sans titre, 2017
42.1 x 11 inch
Painting

$2,482

H-Nguyen, Growing Flowers, Painting

H-Nguyen

Growing Flowers, 2020
37.4 x 37.4 inch
Painting

$1,415

JonOne, Skateboard, Painting

JonOne

Skateboard, 2020
7.9 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Painting

< $ 2,500

Joëlle Michenet, Le chemin I, Painting

Joëlle Michenet

Le chemin I, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$2,333

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