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Painting

Artsper has a large selection of modern and contemporary canvas paintings for you to discover, organised under our various headers and themes. Painting has been a means of expression for mankind from Prehistoric times to the modern day, making it a true ambassador for the Fine Arts. Even today, it embodies the visual arts par excellence.

Oil paintings, watercolours, ink washes and even acrylics; there are many different techniques which allow the painter to achieve the desired effect. Mixing pigments with synthetic resin make it acrylic, while adding delicately grinded gum arabic, transform it into gouache and watercolour. In street-art, painting takes shape on walls using spray cans, but painting can adapt to all kinds of supports. Often more frequently used on canvas, paintings can also be created on wood, paper… there are no limits to the surfaces the artist can use it on.

A painting is above all the concept and ideas behind the brushstrokes and the artistic process. With this in mind, two key trends contrast with each other: figurative art and abstract art. However, they are merely two guiding principles amongst the host of pictorial movements which have been developed throughout the years and have come to establish the History of Art. Each of these artistic movements have played their part, often drawing on achievements from the past or by doing the exact opposite of previous techniques. As with Minimalist Painting and Pop-Art, the norms have evolved and they are no longer the same, creating new aesthetics and changing the way we view art.

The practice of painting continues to evolve with the succession of movements and artistic experimentation, as artists become interested in new techniques and try to deal with new issues. Certain artists highlight the importance of colour, whilst others focus on form or light. The Impressionists, for example, gave a great deal of importance to what the eye truly saw, whereas the Surrealists allowed themselves to be guided by their subconscious and the Cubists concentrated on how to depict perspective…

If contemporary art has often been associated with abstract painting, it cannot in any way be reduced to this association. Figurative art is making a comeback on the current art scene and artists are using the style across the world. Contemporary painting is never static and the artworks shown in these pages are proof.

At Artsper, we offer a large and diverse range of paintings, both modern and contemporary, from the best international art galleries. Explore the themes which have fascinated renowned contemporary painters and young artists and discover landscape paintings, portraits, still lifes, nudes and from numerous artistic movements such as Pop Art, Street Art or Outsider Art

For example, discover the Street Art paintings of the famous Shepard Fairey, or the Figuration Libre (free figuration) paintings by Robert Combas, the refined and summery canvases by Marek Okrassa, the colourful and minimalist works of Nicolas Dubreuille, the Conceptual Art of Dominique Blais, or even unsettling portraits by Nathan Chantob, a rising star of the contemporary art scene…

You can also browse by sizes with our selection of small format paintings or large format paintings but also by colours: blue paintings, red paintings, yellow paintings, green paintings, grey paintings, brow paintings....

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Daru, Lucky Vip, Painting

Daru

Lucky Vip, 2021
100 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,350

M.Chat, Chat ailé et nuages bleus, Painting

M.Chat

Chat ailé et nuages bleus, 2021
50 x 65 x 0.5 cm
Painting

$2,991

Ronald Hunter, Black Line Picture, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Black Line Picture, 2021
90 x 90 x 2 cm
Painting

$592

Cope2, Bronx Icon 1, Painting

Cope2

Bronx Icon 1, 2021
50 x 40 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,185 $1,316

Gina Vor, Blue Abstract No. 1 | Peinture Abstraite Bleue No. 1, Painting

Gina Vor

Blue Abstract No. 1 | Peinture Abstraite Bleue No. 1, 2019
78.5 x 108 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,077 $1,197

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Crayons 02.09.21, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Crayons 02.09.21, 2021
30 x 25 x 3 cm
Painting

$335

Vidiz, Minimicha, Painting

Vidiz

Minimicha, 2021
110 x 51 x 3 cm
Painting

$670

Fred Boutet, Midtown, Painting

Fred Boutet

Midtown, 2021
81 x 130 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,197

Jéko, Rien à voir, Painting

Jéko

Rien à voir, 2021
65 x 50 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$1,077

Jonathan Pradillon, Grand Fondu Bleu Iridescent, Painting

Jonathan Pradillon

Grand Fondu Bleu Iridescent, 2021
80 x 60 x 1.6 cm
Painting

$287

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, 5 février 1999, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

5 février 1999, 1999
93 x 71 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$41,879

Nathanael Koffi, Pineapple, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

Pineapple, 2021
69 x 25 x 1 cm
Painting

$440

Marian Williams, Sisters, Painting

Marian Williams

Sisters, 2021
20 x 20 x 0.5 cm
Painting

$150

Sophie Petetin, Lovely Luberon, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Lovely Luberon, 2021
80 x 80 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$2,022

Liora, L.o.v.e....Vole, Painting

Liora

L.o.v.e....Vole, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,185

Jérôme Mesnager, En plein Essor (22 de 2021), Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

En plein Essor (22 de 2021), 2021
21 x 16.8 x 6.5 cm
Painting

$694

Jazzu, L'amour du cœur, Painting

Jazzu

L'amour du cœur, 2021
46 x 27 x 10 cm
Painting

$1,077

Mara Toledo, Joie de vivre, Painting

Mara Toledo

Joie de vivre, 2009
50 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,795

C215, Simone Veil, Painting

C215

Simone Veil, 2021
65 x 44 x 2 cm
Painting

5,000 - $ 10,000

Hersk, Missing 1, Painting

Hersk

Missing 1, 2021
80 x 80 x 5 cm
Painting

< $ 2,500

Stoz, Over the top 0018, Painting

Stoz

Over the top 0018, 2021
60 x 30 x 3.5 cm
Painting

$168

JM Robert, Urban Face 3, Painting

JM Robert

Urban Face 3, 2021
100 x 81 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,470

Adrien Faveau, Park avenue, Painting

Adrien Faveau

Park avenue, 2021
120 x 120 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,914

Dr. Love, Classic Haring (a tribute to Haring), Painting

Dr. Love

Classic Haring (a tribute to Haring), 2021
30 x 40 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$106

Spaco, Louis Vuitton colors, Painting

Spaco

Louis Vuitton colors, 2021
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$215

Brian Bartlett, Blue Yonder, Painting

Brian Bartlett

Blue Yonder, 2021
90 x 120 x 4 cm
Painting

$2,090

Aykaz Arzumanyan, Rose 493, Painting

Aykaz Arzumanyan

Rose 493, 2021
70 x 70 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,393

Xiu, Fleur 125, Painting

Xiu

Fleur 125, 2021
20 x 20 x 2 cm
Painting

$479

Rita Vandenherrewegen, Projections, Painting

Rita Vandenherrewegen

Projections, 2021
40 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$550

Zena Blackwell, Flamingo Ta Da!, Painting

Zena Blackwell

Flamingo Ta Da!, 2021
25.4 x 25.4 x 2 cm
Painting

$836

Âme Sauvage, L'art des artistes, Painting

Âme Sauvage

L'art des artistes, 2021
65 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$586

Sergiusz Powalka, Black pond under Rysy Mountain. A sunset, Painting

Sergiusz Powalka

Black pond under Rysy Mountain. A sunset, 2021
50 x 50 cm
Painting

$718

Francine Van Hove, Petit-déjeuner aux clémentines, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Petit-déjeuner aux clémentines, 2020
73 x 116 cm
Painting

$23,931

Muriel Averos, Régates, Painting

Muriel Averos

Régates, 2021
46 x 65 cm
Painting

$1,149

Valérie Dragacci, Mouillage corse, Painting

Valérie Dragacci

Mouillage corse, 2021
30 x 30 x 3 cm
Painting

$467

Kapea, It's Joke, Painting

Kapea

It's Joke, 2021
65 x 50 x 1.5 cm
Painting

$538

Shelby, Square Love (Banksy X Keith Haring), Painting

Shelby

Square Love (Banksy X Keith Haring), 2021
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,111

Mónica Castanys, Brisa lleu, Painting

Mónica Castanys

Brisa lleu, 2021
60 x 60 cm
Painting

$2,393

Nef, Elles, Painting

Nef

Elles, 2021
50 x 70 cm
Painting

$1,077

Benoît Guérin, Balade à La Rochelle, Painting

Benoît Guérin

Balade à La Rochelle, 2021
70 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$838

L'Atlas, Deep Tuesday, Painting

L'Atlas

Deep Tuesday, 2019
120 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

$8,974

Fabien Novarino, Steve drives 911, Painting

Fabien Novarino

Steve drives 911, 2020
80 x 80 x 1 cm
Painting

$1,974

Money Talk, Girl like diamonds, Painting

Money Talk

Girl like diamonds, 2021
70 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,017

Ian Lawrence, Eruption, Painting

Ian Lawrence

Eruption, 2021
30 x 30 x 4 cm
Painting

$690

Léa Ezekielle, Flex out, Painting

Léa Ezekielle

Flex out, 2021
135 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$826

Yrak, Dimension III, Painting

Yrak

Dimension III, 2020
190 x 130 x 5 cm
Painting

$7,179

Marta Zawadzka, Pink skyline, Painting

Marta Zawadzka

Pink skyline, 2021
50 x 73 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,579

David Cumps, Alfons millionnaire, Painting

David Cumps

Alfons millionnaire, 2021
60 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,137

Eurgal, Arbres en fleurs, Painting

Eurgal

Arbres en fleurs, 2021
60 x 73 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,961 $3,291

Bze Bzeland, Si ils nous empêchent de rêver, on les empêchera de dormir, Painting

Bze Bzeland

Si ils nous empêchent de rêver, on les empêchera de dormir, 2021
42 x 29.7 cm
Painting

$299

Monika Rossa, Abstraction 1, Painting

Monika Rossa

Abstraction 1, 2021
150 x 114 cm
Painting

$2,393

Cumbone, Mantraffiti, Painting

Cumbone

Mantraffiti, 2021
130 x 97 x 4 cm
Painting

$4,667

Eloïse Desnot-Marsan, Sans titre, Painting

Eloïse Desnot-Marsan

Sans titre, 2021
185 x 130 cm
Painting

$2,393

Maryse Chatron Kriloff, Bleuitude, Painting

Maryse Chatron Kriloff

Bleuitude, 2021
80 x 100 cm
Painting

$2,094

Jean Jourdan, Exubérance, Painting

Jean Jourdan

Exubérance, 2021
70 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

$826

Julie Galiay, Glossy Lips, Painting

Julie Galiay

Glossy Lips, 2021
80 x 65 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,615

Olga Novokhatska, Shakespeare & company au printemps, Painting

Olga Novokhatska

Shakespeare & company au printemps, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,932

Jean-Marc Amigues, Sans titre, Painting

Jean-Marc Amigues

Sans titre, 2021
60 x 60 cm
Painting

$1,556

Andrzej Fogtt, Two tigers, Painting

Andrzej Fogtt

Two tigers, 2019
57 x 76 cm
Painting

$1,795

Richard Gower, So! Passing ships, the graffiti wall, Painting

Richard Gower

So! Passing ships, the graffiti wall, 2021
120 x 90 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,616

OverSide, Basquiat, Painting

OverSide

Basquiat, 2021
130 x 130 x 2.8 cm
Painting

$3,470

Agnieszka Staak-Janczarska, Landscape, Painting

Agnieszka Staak-Janczarska

Landscape, 2020
19 x 23 cm
Painting

$203

Magdalena Nalecz, Delights Gardens 10, Painting

Magdalena Nalecz

Delights Gardens 10, 2020
30 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$706

Gor Avetisyan, A Perception of Passion I, Painting

Gor Avetisyan

A Perception of Passion I, 2021
135 x 72 cm
Painting

$2,022

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