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When looking at different paintings at either museums or art exhibitions, there is one thing that is certain—you will be moved by its beauty. The sensation of looking at beautiful paintings gives a unique gush of emotions, depending on the class of painting it relates to a certain genre. An example of this are vintage paintings. When hearing the word vintage, one will automatically think of things relating to the past.

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Here are some samples of beautiful vintage paintings to download or take some inspiration from. For more painting designs, you can browse through our pages here on

Vintage Oil Painting

Abstract Vintage Painting

Vintage Flower Painting


Acrylic Vintage Painting


What Is Vintage?

Vintage is commonly known when making wine, but in terms of art, it displays certain qualities of a time period. The term vintage was derived from the dating of a bottle of wine, which is why the word was taken from the time of wine making. It is which wine was put into casks. This period is usually from the early 1900s until the 1940s.

The general public usually use the term vintage incorrectly and often mistake it as antique or retro. In its essence, vintage art defines an item that is taken from a certain era in which people can, in fact, recognize. In vintage art, the subjects are not totally old looking. This does not define vintage art. In today’s art, common pieces include modern-day subjects that is drawn with the vintage style.

For different painting samples, you can also check out our oil paintings from which you could draw inspiration or even download and print and hang as a painting on your wall.

Vintage Portrait Painting

Vintage Rose Painting


Vintage Bird Painting


Vintage Wall Painting


Vintage Mermaid Painting


The Difference between Vintage and Antique

It is without a doubt that these two terms are similar to each other, but they both have different meanings and terms. The word antique is commonly reserved for items that are usually older than a hundred years. This is especially common in the world of trading. The 100-year-description is a guideline for the legal definition of antique. But in today’s meaning of the word, it no longer specifies an age to the item.

The word vintage, however, is derived from the world of wine making. This has long expanded to art and is a genre on its own. The specific detail that differentiates itself from antique is that vintage is considered anything that is more than 50 years old but lesser than 100. This is where this genre is commonly used today. The style that is used in paintings can give a huge impact of nostalgia and a timeless nature.

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of vintage is an altered form of the French word vendage, meaning “the grapes picked during a season.” Another definition for vintage also refers to “a period of origin or manufacture.” An example for this is a vintage 1967–1970 Toyota 2000 GT. The most common meaning for vintage, however, is an item that exhibits a certain quality that associates and belongs to a specific era in time. A perfect example for this is vintage wine, which exudes an image of quality in itself.

If you are looking for abstract-related paintings, we also offer samples of abstract paintings that you can find on our website.

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