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About Old Paintings

Your walls are bland, and the oldest piece of art you own was probably created a few years ago, since you bought it last spring while you were picking up odds and ends at a big box store. But now, you do not have to brave a gallery filled with collectors or fight a wealthy gallery owner to try to obtain an old painting. You can just browse thousands of options online. Thanks to the diverse nature of artists, it is easy to find a painting from years gone that reflects any one of a number of niches. For a whimsical look, try an old oil painting. Since the art of oil painting dates back to at least the 15th century, an older painting in this style can definitely add a touch of the stately home to your rented apartment that still has avocado-colored appliances from the 1970s. Often, these paintings feature wood paneling, which means you can also incorporate them into a home that has a classical look with ease. Aiming for a particularly old painting is a great way to surprise an antiques lover with a gift. If oil painting does not appeal to you, an old framed painting incorporating any technique is a beautiful alternative. You can find anything from an expressionist painting in a gilt frame to an early Americana work in an old wooden frame from eBay’s most reliable sellers, who will send your painting carefully packaged so it arrives in ideal condition.