Pattern Photo Art for Sale

Patterns make up a huge part of the visual lexicon of everyday perception, and of art. Shop our curators' selection of pattern artwork from the LUMAS portfolio, and find a piece of art for the walls of your home or office!

 curated pattern artworks: Frozen Planet 68 by Stephanie Ho
Frozen Planet 68
Stephanie Ho
from CA$ 809 to CA$ 1,529
 curated pattern artworks: Eiffelparisritmica by Maurizio Galimberti
Maurizio Galimberti
from CA$ 949 to CA$ 4,309
 curated pattern artworks: Kaleidoscopic View I by Anton Sparx
Kaleidoscopic View I
Anton Sparx
from CA$ 1,809 to CA$ 3,329

Patterns in art

In art, a pattern is a visual motif which is repeated, or in which irregular shapes seem to be composed in an intentional framework. Pattern art is art which takes patterns as motifs in themselves, or in which the pattern makes up a large part of the visual labor.

Patterns are an ancient practice in arts and crafts, present on the cultural artefacts of many ancient cultures. Islamic art is perhaps the greatest and longest tradition of patterned art, incorporating geometric, typographical, and floral motifs into characteriscially sinuous compositions, especially present on architecture.

In an artwork, patterns can be entrancing, establishing a rhythm that "guides" the viewer and defines the entire composition. This was the goal of the famous stairs art of MC Escher, for example, which resulted from a meeting of abstract art and mathematical speculation about the possibility of an endless staircase. Both irregular and regular patterns, by artists ranging from Gustav Klimt to Andy Warhol, play major roles in establishing a tempo on both the aesthetic and conceptual levels.

Today, patterns are the subject of a wide range of interest, from theorists of natural chaos and complexity searching for patterns in nature, to the psychology of human computer interaction. In aerial photography, the mile high view lends itself especially well to lines and repetition, visible from high altitudes. Beach photography from high perches like cliffs, or from aircraft, relies on pattern, not just expanding the scale of human subjects, but also imposing a repetition or order on them.

Pattern art and geometric designs

While some artists portray irregular and unique patterns, others seek out symmetry. This is characteristic above all in the 20th century history of interior and graphic design.

In modern art, the Bauhaus was the inspiration for many and various trends and movements which made strong use of regular, geometrical patterns featuring simple shapes. Geometric art was a style highly characteristic of mid century art and design, which took inspiration from the Bauhaus, and from the designer and textile artist Anni Albers.

Whereas in the textile and wallpaper design of art nouveau elaborate and distinct patterns patterns appear, in minimalist design they often appear as part of a larger unseen tapestry.

A parallel mid-century tradition is Op art, which describes a style of patterned, abstract art meant to create the illusion of movement. The optical art style builds on studies of human perception, and its spirit is found in lenticular art and motion photography.

LUMAS Pattern Artists

The LUMAS portfolio contains a wide range of drawings, paintings, and photography, featuring all types of artistic patterns, from snowflakes to calligraphy.

Sarah Morris is one of the world's most famous pattern artists, making use of straight lines and carefully balanced colors. Abstract black and white prints by Andrew Bordin are a tribute to the Art Deco architecture of New York City.

 curated pattern artworks: Set of 8 Coloured Campbell’s Soup Cans by Andy Warhol
Set of 8 Coloured Campbell’s Soup Cans
Andy Warhol
 curated pattern artworks: SALT II by Tom Hegen
Tom Hegen
from CA$ 1,399 to CA$ 3,009
 curated pattern artworks: Umbrellas movements by Nancy Lee
Umbrellas movements
Nancy Lee
CA$ 6,529
 curated pattern artworks: Adria IX by Bernhard Lang
Adria IX
Bernhard Lang
from CA$ 1,869 to CA$ 3,249
 curated pattern artworks: Hong Kong by Wenpeng Lu
Hong Kong
Wenpeng Lu
from CA$ 1,749 to CA$ 3,429
 curated pattern artworks: Infinite Mirror, Portland, OR by Andrea B. Stone
Infinite Mirror, Portland, OR
Andrea B. Stone
from CA$ 809 to CA$ 2,139
 curated pattern artworks: Dress Rehearsal  by Stephanie Hecht
Dress Rehearsal
Stephanie Hecht
CA$ 2,889
 curated pattern artworks: Cactus Abstraction 01 by Ed Freeman
Cactus Abstraction 01
Ed Freeman
from CA$ 929 to CA$ 1,749
 curated pattern artworks: Landscape IV by Holger Lippmann
Landscape IV
Holger Lippmann
from CA$ 889 to CA$ 2,409
 curated pattern artworks: "Schneesternchen #4" by Heinrich Heidersberger
"Schneesternchen #4"
Heinrich Heidersberger
CA$ 1,169
 curated pattern artworks: lost identity of value II by Sun Young Byun
lost identity of value II
Sun Young Byun
from CA$ 769 to CA$ 1,669
 curated pattern artworks: Tintenfische (Tsukiji) by Farin Urlaub
Tintenfische (Tsukiji)
Farin Urlaub
from CA$ 809 to CA$ 2,609
 curated pattern artworks: passing by II by Andreas Paul
passing by II
Andreas Paul
from CA$ 1,209 to CA$ 3,209
 curated pattern artworks: la foret III by Holger Lippmann
la foret III
Holger Lippmann
from CA$ 769 to CA$ 3,609
 curated pattern artworks: Baquedano I by Pablo Zuleta Zahr
Baquedano I
Pablo Zuleta Zahr
from CA$ 1,209 to CA$ 2,609
 curated pattern artworks: Einzelblatt (Portfolio Columbus) by Nam June Paik
Einzelblatt (Portfolio Columbus)
Nam June Paik
 curated pattern artworks: Alternativism o Construction by Martta Garcia
Alternativism o Construction
Martta Garcia
from CA$ 569 to CA$ 1,309
 curated pattern artworks: Red Rhapsody by Heiko Hellwig
Red Rhapsody
Heiko Hellwig
from CA$ 669 to CA$ 2,009
 curated pattern artworks: Fragments of Hanoi by Peter Stewart
Fragments of Hanoi
Peter Stewart
from CA$ 1,709 to CA$ 4,009
 curated pattern artworks: Berlin loves Bowie by Sandra Rauch
Berlin loves Bowie
Sandra Rauch
from CA$ 629 to CA$ 1,469
 curated pattern artworks: The Empire State Building by Jack Marijnissen
The Empire State Building
Jack Marijnissen
from CA$ 1,609 to CA$ 2,909
 curated pattern artworks: Archduke Leopold William in his Gallery of paintings in Brussels, Teniers by Lluis Barba Cantos
Archduke Leopold William in his Gallery of paintings in Brussels, Teniers
Lluis Barba Cantos
from CA$ 1,749 to CA$ 3,249
 curated pattern artworks: Baikalsee I, Sibirien, Russland / Thomas Monsorno by Mammut Collection
Baikalsee I, Sibirien, Russland / Thomas Monsorno
Mammut Collection
from CA$ 509 to CA$ 1,609
 curated pattern artworks: Paris by Anne - Laure Maison
Anne - Laure Maison
from CA$ 1,669 to CA$ 2,909
 curated pattern artworks: Role Play by Iannis Pledel
Role Play
Iannis Pledel
from CA$ 1,609 to CA$ 2,729
 curated pattern artworks: The Troopers by David Eger
The Troopers
David Eger
from CA$ 489 to CA$ 1,069
 curated pattern artworks: Screen Time by Stephen Haley
Screen Time
Stephen Haley
from CA$ 1,409 to CA$ 4,609
 curated pattern artworks: Insanity by Peter Stewart
Peter Stewart
from CA$ 1,409 to CA$ 3,609
 curated pattern artworks: The Aupair by Vincent Poole
The Aupair
Vincent Poole
CA$ 2,249
 curated pattern artworks: Vendedores ambulantes II by Felipe Bedoya
Vendedores ambulantes II
Felipe Bedoya
CA$ 1,349
 curated pattern artworks: Mao Blossom II by Stephanie Hecht
Mao Blossom II
Stephanie Hecht
CA$ 489
 curated pattern artworks: Dress Rehearsal I by Stephanie Hecht
Dress Rehearsal I
Stephanie Hecht
CA$ 489
 curated pattern artworks: Moscow, Kievskaya, Line 3  by Larry Yust
Moscow, Kievskaya, Line 3
Larry Yust
from CA$ 689 to CA$ 1,489
 curated pattern artworks: Brighton Beach Huts I by Michael Warrilow
Brighton Beach Huts I
Michael Warrilow
CA$ 889
 curated pattern artworks: Beetle (Origami) by Sarah Morris
Beetle (Origami)
Sarah Morris

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