The History of Paintings

Are you a lover of the past? Do you find beauty in all things old and classic? Or do you just love a vintage look and feel to your home?


The History of Paintings

From the beginnings of mankind, paintings have remained an integral part of our existence. The first paintings date back to the Neolithic era, with the earliest known oil painting being found in the 14th Century. The world has seen an exciting series of exceptional art movements, including Realism, Impressionism and Surrealism.


Why Choose a Vintage Painting?

The word ‘vintage’ means anything that has been produced in the past that is typical of its period. Essentially, when you buy a piece of vintage art, you are buying a piece of history.

It’s no wonder that wall art is one of the most favoured ways to decorate the home. Choosing the right painting can completely change the mood and style of a room, allowing you to transform it into a space that reflects your personality and interests. Vintage paintings can help us teleport to another era, inspiring feelings of nostalgia and evoking precious memories.

You could feature a piece of vintage art as a statement piece or collect your favourites and hang them in a thoughtful arrangement for some interesting eye candy. We recommend placing a piece of vintage wall art in your home above your desk, bed, or table for maximum impact. You can also pair vintage art with other forms of antique décor to add a special touch to your home.


Our Collection of Vintage Arts & Prints

The Old Potato Store’s selection of vintage art ranges from 18th Century French oil paintings to 1940s still life paintings, and everything in between. Whether you are seeking a rare oil canvas painting, a vintage landscape, a French portrait, an American classic, a piece of religious artwork or any other work of vintage art, we’ve got you covered!

Here at The Old Potato Store, we are passionate about searching high and low for beautiful vintage art. We carefully curate some of history’s most prized jewels that are just waiting to be hung on your wall. No painting in our collection is ever shiny or new, as imperfections are what makes vintage art so extraordinary. All vintage art pieces are sold exactly as they have been found, without being fixed or restored in any way.

The Old Potato Store offers the very best vintage arts & prints that will utterly transform your contemporary living space into a home from the past. Our art & prints are preloved and fantastically unique and have been carefully styled and curated to fit today’s modern home and complement any collection.