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How to Find Inexpensive Artwork Online on Amazon

Updated on September 15, 2011

Art is Easy to Order

If you're looking for artwork to add to the appeal of your home or office, but don't have thousands of dollars to spend, Amazon has a selection that might surprise you. Most people don't think of Amazon as a potential online art dealer, but the choices of prints, reproductions, and modern art, both renowned and virtually unknown, are enough to catch one's eye. Add to this the ease of 1-click ordering and shipping, and suddenly buying artwork on Amazon becomes a great idea.

If you have bare walls or if people are always asking you when you're going to finish moving in, consider adding relatively inexpensive prints. It's probably about time you put something up.  Your home should reflect your tastes, so weigh your lifestyle and your preferences before making a choice on style.

Order Prints of Classic Art

Prints might be the way to go if you're looking for a large piece of artwork, but you're working with a small budget. Amazon offers a huge selection of famous and classic prints and mosaics, in a full range of sizes. If you a lover of the masters, including Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Miyamoto Musashi, and Pablo Picasso, consider purchasing either a poster-size print or a smaller, framed piece of art. Similarly, if you'd rather purchase a lesser-known print, Amazon has a wide selection of those, too.

Amazon's art is printed on high-grade paper, and if you order a framed piece, it is assembled on site by professionals. Instantly add a conversation-starter to any room in your home by adding a gorgeous print on Amazon. Since Amazon offers approximately 400,000 distinct prints, you're bound to find something suiting your taste.

Art Reproduction Oil Paintings

If you'd rather have an actual painting over a print, but your budget stubbornly disagrees, consider buying a reproduction oil painting from Amazon. The selection is surprisingly wide, and the quality of these paintings is naturally superior to that of a print. It's possible that your guests will have that "I've seen that painting before" feeling when contemplating your purchase.

A good place to start might be to browse original artwork, find an artist or a style that moves or inspires you, and then see whether a reproduction exists. For many, this is the only way to afford to hang such likenesses in the home. In general, a reproduction oil painting is a suitable choice for those who want a classic look without a classic price.


Modern Abstract Art

Amazon has a range of choices of modern abstract art. Many of these paintings are intended to cover a significant amount of space in your home. They are often pre-stretched and ready to hang with no frame required. Choose a color and a size that works well over your living room couch or your mantle, with the knowledge that these works are hand-painting oil on canvas.

A piece of artwork this size can radically change the tone of any room.  Consider the colors and style currently in the room before opting for a piece of this magnitude.

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    • shogan profile imageAUTHOR

      shogan 

      7 years ago from New England

      It's actually one of the many forms of Jeanne. Didn't you recognize her? ;)

    • Twilight Lawns profile image

      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      What a lovely addition. Believe it or not, I do not recognise the Modigliani. Who is it? Not the awful Beatrice Hastings, I hope. No, she had red hair, I seem to remember. Bit early in the morning to battle with Google.

    • shogan profile imageAUTHOR

      shogan 

      7 years ago from New England

      Of course! I was just having fun with you!

    • Twilight Lawns profile image

      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      Won't "lots" do?

    • shogan profile imageAUTHOR

      shogan 

      7 years ago from New England

      I haven't seen that, but generally, I enjoy Andy Garcia (with a notable exception). I will certainly try and give it a whirl, and being in the States, I'm not worried about Region 1.

      Hey, I knew "lots"; I was looking to you for a number! :)

    • Twilight Lawns profile image

      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      There is a movie with Andy Garcia called 'Modigliani'. Not a "great" movie but very evocative... I had to buy it from America in Region 1 because there wasn't a Region 2 copy available here.

      If you like him enough you would enjoy it... there's a scene where he is taken by Picasso to meet the old and almost blind Renoir. Wow!!!

      About the number of paintings of Jeanne...Lots!

    • shogan profile imageAUTHOR

      shogan 

      7 years ago from New England

      I have indeed seen her photo, and I agree...no complaints from me! Do you know how many paintings he actually did of Jeanne? I don't know the answer.

      It's a shame she had to live with the man. He was a royal pain, from what I remember reading.

    • Twilight Lawns profile image

      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      If it is the face and shoulders, it is the first I ever saw of Jeanne Hébuterne him when I was about nineteen... and I've loved his art ever since.

      Have you seen the photographs of Jeanne Hébuterne? She was stunning.

      There have been two exhibitions of his art in London since I have been here, and, of course, I went to both. Both at the Royal Academy... but I didn't get a chance of liberating any, either time. His sculptures were also there.

    • shogan profile imageAUTHOR

      shogan 

      7 years ago from New England

      That's two more than I own, Ian. Unfortunately, I'm in no position to buy original art, and I have had no opportunities to "liberate" any.

      You have lived a interesting life, surely. I'm also a fan of Modigliani. There's one particular painting of Jeanne that I've always loved. If I knew of a way to post it here, I'd do it. I'll tell you what, though...I'll post it in the hub and you can take a look.

    • shogan profile imageAUTHOR

      shogan 

      7 years ago from New England

      Thanks, Earth Angel! As always, I so appreciate your comments!

    • Twilight Lawns profile image

      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      I have two original pieces of art (several if you include my own).

      One, which had been exhibited in the Royal Academy, I "liberated" from a school where it was not being appreciated.

      The other was picture of Vladimir Lenin which had provenance (it had once hung in the KGB headquarters in Kharkov, Ukraine) that I discovered in a shed in a village in Ukraine.

      Do I need any copies?

      If anybody would like to donate a Modigliani or a Bronzino, I would be most appreciative.

    • Earth Angel profile image

      Earth Angel 

      7 years ago

      GREAT Hub Shogan!

      I too have been amazed at the wonderful art-finds on Amazon and eBay! As an artist and publisher myself I don't know how they do it for such record-low prices!

      Thanks for sharing!

      Blessings always, EarthAngel!

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