Buy Original Vintage Posters Online To Adorn Your Home

Kathryn would like to buy an original vintage poster online, or maybe even two. She likes to keep up to date with modern styling and is loving the current trend to buy vintage posters in Australia.


Kathryn has a large art collection that she has built up over a decade. She has many paintings by Australian artists, established and emerging and she loves every piece – but there is always room for something new and different. However her work and family keep Kathryn busy and she doesn’t have the time to research, plan and extend her collection like she used to. She is very cautious of all the imitation poster copies that seem to be almost everywhere and is looking for a place she can trust to buy vintage posters online.

Phiippa Demase is the curator of online art gallery Art to Art. Philippa believes vintage posters look sensational in a home. “Vintage posters use incredible colours, designed to catch and entertain the eye. Posters vary in style and can be incorporated into any room. Kathryn can choose something graphic, geometrical and striking or she might like to select a piece that is playful and quirky.”

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“I think the Favor poster by Bellenger would be perfect for Kathryn. The graphic yellow, red and black would make a strong impact of colour in her kitchen. This is a quality original poster that will definitely appreciate in value and add substance to her existing art collection.”

Ben has expanded his marketing and design agency and moved into new offices. The foyer and boardroom areas need some key artworks to add impact and interest and Ben thinks that vintage posters would be ideal.

Philippa says original vintage posters are a perfect choice for Ben’s foyer. “I believe vintage posters are a recognisable art form just as much as a painting. In fact posters were the first time in history when art can be definitely linked to advertising. Vintage poster artists were so popular in France and Italy back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s when the technique was developed that they became like celebrities. Each artist was known and sought out for their particular style. All this history makes vintage posters a natural fit for Ben’s business since each one has been hand crafted with an advertising brief in mind.”

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“Ben has a diverse range to choose from. From the timeless elegance of the well-known Bally images to a more quirky lyrical style artists such as Savignac and Jean Colin. Choosing four to six different posters from a selection of artists is a perfect way to create a balanced collection with potential for good appreciation of value.”

“A large scale vintage poster has a lot of impact relative to the cost so you can choose more pieces because you get such fantastic value for money. In essence each poster is from a limited edition run and since they are no longer being produced, it means ultimately posters will retain their value and investment potential.”

Vintage Poster Australia

When you buy original vintage posters from Art to Art you receive a legitimate original. This means your poster is printed on or backed with quality linen and will not fade after a year or two. You can find the most popular vintage posters in Australia and they also stock vintage posters from lesser known artists for customers with more eclectic tastes. Their door to door delivery service ensures that when you buy vintage posters online all your needs are taken care of.


A Guide To Buy Original Artwork Online

It has become very popular to buy artwork online and if you want to buy original artwork there are many new terms to understand when comparing paintings and styles. You can buy artwork online in Australia from art gallery Art to Art, who can assist you with making the perfect selection. Let’s start with explaining three common art terms – contemporary, modern and abstract…

What is Contemporary Art?


“Epiphyllum Sunrise II” by Carmel Louise

Simply, contemporary means art that has been and continues to be created during our lifetimes. Therefore it is contemporary to us. For most art buyers of today this will mean any art created after the 1960’s – 1970’s.

Contemporary Art therefore covers all types of visual art and mediums. An example from the current decade is the experimental style of pattern making through photography and technology that is unique to artist Carmel Louise.

Contemporary painting can also expand beyond canvas. Byron Bay artist John Cottrell references nature and its processes in his work and often paints onto board as in the painting shown below.


Silver Seascape” by John Cottrell

What is Modern Art?

Modern Art is generally applied to art ranging from the Impressionists of the 1880’s through to the art created up to the 1960-70’s. Some art critics pull the start date forward to the end of the Impressionist period and some push the start date to include the Romanticism movement of the early 1800’s as the start of Modern Art. Whatever the range, the overall definition of Modern Art is the point at which artists felt free to trust and express inner vision in their work and in addition also use social issues from modern life as a subject matter for experimenting and innovating.

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“Ned Kelly” 1946 by Sidney Nolan, National Galley of Australia, Canberra.

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“Three Women” 1907-08, Pablo Picasso











“Favor Portrait” Limited Edition Print, framed ready to hang from Art to Art.

Vintage Posters are an ideal and budget friendly way to collect modern art for your home in a contemporary form. Art to Art has a large range to select from.

What is Abstract Art?

Abstract Art is the use by the artist of a visual language consisting of shapes, forms, lines and colour to portray a subject matter without always providing a visual reference that can be recognised. However paradoxically most lovers of abstract art claim that when you let go of a defining an abstract piece and allow yourself to simply engage with it and explore the ‘feeling’ it creates in you, that is when the artwork becomes truly magic and can be fully appreciated.

Allow Art to Art to be your guide


“Ahead of the Curve” by Gabrielle Jones, available from Art to Art.










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You can buy original artwork with confidence with the fully complimentary Art to Art Insitu© service. See how a shortlist of artworks will actually look displayed on a wall in your own room or office, simply by emailing a photo to Art to Art. When you buy artwork online they remove the guess work by cleverly inserting the artwork into your photo as it would be displayed. Which of the above examples would you have chosen? See more choices here:

A well-rounded art collection features a variety of artists and art techniques. With Art Insitu©, it becomes incredibly easy to buy artwork online in Australia.



Why to Buy Australian Indigenous Art?

Australian indigenous art is collected across the world. Those who buy indigenous art comment on the influences of style from art history found in indigenous art. Yet indigenous artists live in remote outback Australia, without television, movies, galleries or museums. Here are three parallels to popular art styles to assist you to buy Australian indigenous art.


Impressionism began in France in the 1860’s. Famous Impressionists are Monet, Degas, Renoir and Pissarro. Impressionists capture a feeling or experience of moving light and colour on surfaces and depict the ephemeral quality of life in the here and now. The images and subjects had modernity, especially the faster pace and improvements of daily life.




Polly Ngale is a widely exhibited Indigenous artist that intuitively utilises impressionism in her art. Polly is a senior custodian from the Utopia region in the Northern Territory and paints the Bush Plum (Anwekety) Dreaming. The bush plum is a sweet black berry with yellow seeds that grows only a few weeks of the year on a tangled, spiny shrub. The bark from the roots is medicinal for skin and eye conditions. Her works also draw from the knowledge of her ancestral journey. 

indigenous artNaïve Art is best known for a childlike simplicity in subject and technique, often produced by self-taught artists with little formal training. In French ‘naïve’ has Latin roots meaning natural and native. Naïve art is simple, fresh and spontaneous, bursting with colour, excitement and humour. However the artist uses painstaking detail to achieve a uniquely literal perspective of a tale, event, ritual, ceremony or landscape. Famous naïve painters are Henri Rousseau and Grandma Moses (her work ‘The Pond’ shown below), however naïve artists are found all over the world – in France, Africa, England, Eastern Europe, Russia, Israel, North and South America.

Dinny-Kemarre-KunothAnd in Australia as seen in the wonderful naïve artworks of Dinny Kunoth Kemarre. Dinny is renowned for his paintings of bush football and horse racing, in which he tells a story of modern Indigenous life in outback Australia. Bush football is popular in the Utopia region of Northern Territory where they emulate the AFL’s teams. The annual Harts Range Races is the subject for his horse racing paintings as seen in this engaging and entertaining art work.

artistArt Nouveau is a style of decorative art that uses intricate linear designs, curving lines and flowing organic shapes based on natural forms including plants and flowers. Art Nouveau originated in Europe in the late 19th century and literally means ‘new art’. Art Nouveau led to the Art Deco phase popular in the 20th Century. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was famous for his Moulin Rouge, Art Nouveau style and Gustav Klimt for his detailed floral paintings, such as ‘Farm Garden’ 1906 shown below.


495Native Australian flowers shown with an art nouveau undertone feature in the works of Indigenous artists Janice Clarke Kngwarreye and Lily Lion Kngwarrey who both belong to the traditional countries Ngkwarlerlanem and Arnkawenyerr. Janice’s Dreamtime stories are the sweet honey grevillea and the Alpeyt or acacia flower.

450Lily’s Indigenous art works have been exhibited around the world since 1977. She uses very fine dot work and delicate brush strokes with intricate shades of colour. Her Dreaming tells stories of the acacia flower, seeds and leaves. The seeds are ground into paste for making native bread.

To buy Australian indigenous art visit online gallery Art to Art and view a wide selection of reputable Australian indigenous art sold with certificates of authenticity. The team at Art to Art can assist you to buy indigenous art for your art collection and lasting enjoyment.


Benefits of Buying Paintings Online

To buy paintings online in Australia look first at online gallery Art to Art. Here you’ll discover a expertly curated collection of Australian artists whose artworks are displayed side by side, making your choice to buy paintings online easy and enjoyable. You can be new to art or adding to your collection, either way here are 10 reasons you will love to buy art from Art to Art.

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  • You don’t have to be an expert

The team are there to help you with your quest to find the perfect art work for you. You are welcome to ask as many questions as you like until you are ready to make your purchase.

  • Accessible range of painting styles

Abstract, expressionist, Indigenous, oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings – at Art to Art you can compare them all and narrow your selection to a shortlist of favourites. Plus with more paintings being added every week, your shortlist will never be too short!

  • Convenience

Who has time to visit retail galleries? At Art to Art you can shop any time, any place – at home, at work, at a park or in a waiting room. Browsing art is a pleasurable pastime, especially if you can do it with your feet up on the couch.

  • Art InSitu© Personalised Service

Email a photo of your wall, the height (from roof to floor) and a list of the artworks you’d like to see and the unique Art InSitu© service will show you what art looks like in your own home or office.

  • Delivery

After you select your art, delivery costs will be advised within 24 hours and a secure door to door delivery of your art will be arranged for you. Art to Art delivers Australia wide and also to overseas addresses.


  • Certificate of Authenticity

A Certificate of Authenticity is official paperwork signed by the Artist that guarantees the piece is authentic plus forms an important part of the provenance of the work, ensuring that it will retain its value.

  • Guarantee

The Art to Art 100% money back, no questions asked guarantee provides you with peace of mind, that if you change your mind within 7 days, you can return the artwork for a full refund.

  • Art Education

Art can be appreciated by anyone. You don’t need to be an art critic or art historian to confidently select art you love. However if you want to learn more, the Art to Art Blog is a perfect place to start. It is updated frequently with great advice, artist bio’s and interesting arty articles.

  • Gift Vouchers

The gift of art is a wonderful experience for both the giver and the receiver. You can pool your friends to provide an Art to Art gift voucher for a special occasion or for that hard to buy for friend celebrating a milestone event.

  • A Lifelong Investment

Most original art will appreciate in value over time depending on when you are planning to sell it. However if you get constant enjoyment from living with your art then that is the ultimate return on investment.

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So take the time to shop for art the modern way and buy paintings online. Australia boasts many talented artists and Art to Art provides an accessible website for you to buy paintings online from talented artists you would not usually encounter. Thanks for reading our 10 Reasons to buy original paintings online.

Why You Should Buy Art Online?

Three stories of four people who wanted to buy art and didn’t know how…


Alex is decorating his home and wants to buy art for his blank walls. A close friend has suggested that he buy affordable art online since he doesn’t have time to visit galleries and studios. Yet Alex is nervous. He doesn’t want to make a mistake or look foolish to his friend. Most of all he doesn’t want to be ripped off buying art online and end up with a cheap knock off. There are so many artists’ websites he likes but he can’t decide which pieces are right for him and his space.

Grace has always bought budget art from franchise stores. After two years it starts to fade or go out of fashion. Eventually it’s thrown out with the hard rubbish. Grace knows it’s wasteful and that she has spent more money in fifteen years buying cheap than if she had just purchased a few quality pieces that she would keep forever. She sees the beautiful art on home makeover shows and wishes she had the courage to make that larger investment.

Hank and Maria grew up in Australia and met each other at University. They graduated, got married and now live overseas. They have just shared the exciting news with their friends and family back home that they are expecting their first child and have bought a family home. They are nostalgic for some Australian art for their home, something that can be a family heirloom for their first born child. Their friends and relatives are asking what gifts they need as a house warming and they are thinking a contribution towards artwork would be perfect.

Thankfully they all found online art gallery Art to Art. On the Art to Art website there is a carefully curated range of artworks by reputable and credible Australian artists.

Browsing art online in the comfort of his home at night Alex found the Art to Art website and immediately felt captured by the graphic prints of Nicholas Goodwolf, a German born artist and with prints in collections around the world. He was able to buy four pieces within his budget and now has his eye on an original acrylic painting by artist John Cottrell.

Grace summoned her courage and contacted Art to Art about their Art InSitu© service. As Grace was telling her friends last week, it was so easy. All she had to do was email photos of her rooms, answer questions about her likes and dislikes and set her budget. Art to Art emailed her a choice of six artworks and examples of how they would look on her own walls, matched to her criteria. Choosing a piece she loved was even easier! Art to Art delivered them safely to her door and even provided hanging tips. Grace’s chose a Rosa Purbrick acrylic on linen. It is very restorative; she can lose herself in it for long moments at a time.


Maria’s mum went into action and organised a group gift voucher from Art to Art for Hank and Maria to buy art as they wished. They secured a wonderful piece by Indigenous Artist Kudditji Kngwarreye. The piece was shipped door to door with a Certificate of Authenticity and has pride of place in their foyer, where every visitor to the house is amazed by the colours and texture. They think they may have stared a trend among their American friends to buy art online from Art to Art.

Australian Indigenous Art Guide for Beginners

Australian indigenous art is widely regarded both in Australia and internationally as a body of work significant in the history of art. Indigenous art holds a direct association to the land and the ‘Dreaming’ of the artist. Each painting is a ritual storytelling about a journey, place, animal, food, season, initiation or event.

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There is a succinct history of Australian Indigenous art on the Australian government website at

The National Gallery of Australia is another valuable source of information. The NGA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art collection comprises over 7500 works and is the largest in the world.

The most recent indigenous paintings to excite the world have come from the Utopian region of Australia, a remote area 240 kms north east of Alice Springs that is home to around 2,000 aboriginal people. The people here speak very little English and there are minimal road signs, which make accessing the region difficult for tourists, but also add to its allure.

In the late 1980’s the aboriginal people of Utopia started to use acrylic paint on canvas with incredible results. It is from Utopia that famous indigenous artists such as Emily Kame Kngwarreye and her brother Kudditji Kngwarreye produced their distinctive works.

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Utopia is renowned for the female artist community which continues to thrive through a network of dealers and representatives. Artists such as Gloria Petyarre, Jeannie Petyarre, Barbara Weir, Minnie Pwerle, Angeline Pwerle, Lenea Pwele and Evelyn Pultara produce works of art bursting with colour, creativity and contemporary genius.

The male artists of Utopia tend to paint with more traditional styles depicting their Dreaming with earthier tones and striking structured works. The works of Tommy Jones Kngwarrey, Clifford Tilmouth Pungarta, and Cowboy Louis Pwerle have a masculine appeal and can be found in National Galleries across Australia.

The works of aboriginal and Utopian artists have travelled the world in exhibitions that have gained overwhelming acclaim from noted art critics and historians, here is a sample:

“It was important to me that the work be hung along with your Jackson Pollocks and your Andy Warhols, there is no difference.” John Weber, John Weber Gallery, Soho, New York.

“I was moved not only by the remarkable images and the design of the paintings, but also by the astonishing density and complexity of their meanings.” Andrea Pekarik, Director, The Asia Society Galleries, New York 1988

“No contemporary painting from the Western tradition is able to communicate to us in such a straightforward way a message that is so universal.” Professor Maurizio Calvesi, Time Magazine July 1990.

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Today there are over 250 professional artists in the Utopian region who continue to produce works which astound with diverse cultural richness.

The astute art collector can access Utopian works to suit their budget from an online art gallery such as Art to Art. Here you can conveniently compare a range of indigenous art sorting by artist or by price range. You can also read about the artist and a description of the work. Every Australian Indigenous art work is sold with a Certificate of Authenticity and in most cases a photograph of the artist painting the actual work is also available.

The Artwork for Sale – Modern Artwork of Your Life

When you discover new artwork for sale by an artist you have always admired it can be very exciting. Many artists now have their own websites to sell their artwork online in Australia. Keeping an eye on what is new is time consuming unless you know where to go. An online art gallery is a perfect resource for keeping up with trends and the new works of established and emerging artists.



Modern trends in the art world are known to change every five years or so. In 2014 art trends on the rise are predicted to be pop up projects, artworks expressing sustainability and ecological issues, superfiction art (where fragmented narrative meets visual art) and the merging of painting and sculpture. If this is latest trend is the case then this well-known quote by Czech born British playwrite Tom Stoppard “It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it’s a painting, and if you can walk around it it’s a sculpture” will no longer be accurate.

Online art gallery Art to Art plays host to Australia’s most exciting and confident new artists. These talented minds explore mediums, push boundaries and create pieces that are uniquely refreshing. A visit to the Art to Art web store is a refreshing delight, like following Alice down an art lined rabbit hole.

The best art collections have always been a fusion of old and new, but as we head towards 2020 ‘new’ is entirely different. Art to Art curator Philippa Demase recently explored MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania and said, “MONA left me speechless, this truly is one of the most sensational experiences I have had and I cannot recommended it enough.”



The nature of the artist is to be exploring the question “what if?” and then pushing creative boundaries until something fabulous occurs. A visit to Melbourne for the end of year graduate exhibitions held at the Victorian College of the Arts, Monash and RMIT is an excellent place to spot new art trends.

Sometimes pushing for something new results in a re-interpretation of what is old. The former Head of Painting at Victoria College of the Arts, Victor Majzner is one of Australia’s most prominent painters. His 2012 exhibition drew on 3000 years of Jewish ideas to interpret sound and song, thoughts and words into striking and sometimes erotic visual forms expressed majestically as oil on canvas.

Advances in technology are also allowing new forms of print reproduction. Giclée is a type of digital fine-art print where the original image is scanned on a drum scanner then reproduced typically using inkjet printing, therefore capturing all the tonalities and hues of the original painting. This is taking limited edition prints to a whole new level. Read more here

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Another trend is the use of trompe l’oeil (tricking the eye) where art is not always what it seems. In this way digital art is pushing boundaries in photography techniques. The botanical photography of Melbourne’s Carmel Louise is bold, beautiful and emotive. Carmel uses a technique of “deconstructed photography” to create mesmerising new image patterns that cannot be predetermined from the original object.

Jackson Pollock, the famous abstract expressionist sums up modern art and indeed modern art buying when he said, “The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.”

The strangeness of looking for artwork for sale online is wearing off and becoming a normal way to buy modern artwork online in Australia.