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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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Hugo Pondz, 4 Juillet, Painting

Hugo Pondz

4 Juillet, 2020
100 x 150 x 4 cm


Fenx, Russian Night, Painting


Russian Night, 2015
195 x 130 x 3 cm


Sylvie Eudes, Coté Ouest, Painting

Sylvie Eudes

Coté Ouest, 2020
100 x 100 x 3 cm


Ronald Hunter, Boiling Bubbles Original XL, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Boiling Bubbles Original XL, 2019
150 x 100 x 2 cm


Daru, Lucky Vip, Painting


Lucky Vip, 2021
100 x 60 x 2 cm


Cope2, Bronx Icon 1, Painting


Bronx Icon 1, 2021
50 x 40 x 4 cm


Gina Vor, Space, Painting

Gina Vor

Space, 2021
90 x 120 x 2 cm


Jéko, Rien à voir, Painting


Rien à voir, 2021
65 x 50 x 0.2 cm


Bernard Saint-Maxent, Mondrian 01.09.21, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Mondrian 01.09.21, 2021
30 x 25 x 3 cm


Nathanael Koffi, It feel like acid rain, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

It feel like acid rain, 2021
73 x 100 x 2.5 cm


Marian Williams, Sisters, Painting

Marian Williams

Sisters, 2021
20 x 20 x 0.5 cm


Antonino Puliafico, Venezia Rialto, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Venezia Rialto, 2021
80 x 70 x 2 cm


Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, 5 février 1999, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

5 février 1999, 1999
93 x 71 x 0.1 cm


Jérôme Mesnager, N°8, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

N°8, 2019
100 x 30 x 3 cm

< $ 2,500

Sophie Petetin, Lovely Luberon, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Lovely Luberon, 2021
80 x 80 x 2.5 cm


David Hinchliffe, Backlight, Painting

David Hinchliffe

Backlight, 2020
122 x 190 cm


Jazzu, L'amour du cœur, Painting


L'amour du cœur, 2021
46 x 27 x 10 cm


Jonathan Pradillon, Grand Fondu Bleu Iridescent, Painting

Jonathan Pradillon

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


Xiu, Paysages 600, Painting


Paysages 600, 2021
30 x 50 x 2 cm

$651 $723

Spaco, Louis Vuitton colors, Painting


Louis Vuitton colors, 2021
30 x 30 x 2 cm


C215, Le couple, Painting


Le couple, 2021
64.5 x 50 x 2 cm


Mara Toledo, Joie de vivre, Painting

Mara Toledo

Joie de vivre, 2009
50 x 60 x 2 cm


Hersk, Missing 1, Painting


Missing 1, 2021
80 x 80 x 5 cm

< $ 2,500

Adrien Faveau, Park avenue, Painting

Adrien Faveau

Park avenue, 2021
120 x 120 x 3 cm


KiKo, Hope, Painting


Hope, 2021
116 x 89 x 2.5 cm


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

$107 $118

Joanna Woyda, Father and son, Painting

Joanna Woyda

Father and son, 2020
100 x 50 cm


Spaco, Batman vs Joker, Painting


Batman vs Joker, 2021
20 x 20 x 2 cm


Aykaz Arzumanyan, Rose 487, Painting

Aykaz Arzumanyan

Rose 487, 2020
55 x 46 x 3 cm


Brian Bartlett, Blue Yonder, Painting

Brian Bartlett

Blue Yonder, 2021
90 x 120 x 4 cm


Nef, Dark hope II, Painting


Dark hope II, 2021
29.7 x 42 cm


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

Sergiusz Powalka

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


Fabien Novarino, Steve drives 911, Painting

Fabien Novarino

Steve drives 911, 2020
80 x 80 x 1 cm


Francine Van Hove, Petit-déjeuner aux clémentines, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Petit-déjeuner aux clémentines, 2020
73 x 116 cm


Rita Vandenherrewegen, Un souffle leger, Painting

Rita Vandenherrewegen

Un souffle leger, 2021
32 x 32 x 2 cm

$423 $470

Zena Blackwell, Untitled, Painting

Zena Blackwell

Untitled, 2021
25.4 x 25.4 x 2 cm


Ian Lawrence, Eruption, Painting

Ian Lawrence

Eruption, 2021
30 x 30 x 4 cm


Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Equatorial, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Equatorial, 2009
40 x 40 cm


Céline Weber, Amazonite, Painting

Céline Weber

Amazonite, 2021
120 x 120 x 2 cm


L'Atlas, Deep Tuesday, Painting


Deep Tuesday, 2019
120 x 80 x 4 cm


Pierre Fillastre, N646, Painting

Pierre Fillastre

N646, 2021
30 x 30 cm


Âme Sauvage, Mélange des genres, Painting

Âme Sauvage

Mélange des genres, 2021
60 x 73 x 2 cm


Mónica Castanys, Brisa lleu, Painting

Mónica Castanys

Brisa lleu, 2021
60 x 60 cm


Monika Rossa, Abstraction 1, Painting

Monika Rossa

Abstraction 1, 2021
150 x 114 cm


Keny, Spirale, Painting


Spirale, 2021
60 x 60 x 2 cm


Eurgal, Arbres en fleurs, Painting


Arbres en fleurs, 2021
60 x 73 x 2 cm


Rafal Gadowski, A cabbage 04, Painting

Rafal Gadowski

A cabbage 04, 2021
100 x 100 x 2.5 cm


Josep Teixido, Disfrutando del paseo, Painting

Josep Teixido

Disfrutando del paseo, 2020
81 x 100 x 2 cm


Maryse Chatron Kriloff, Bleuitude, Painting

Maryse Chatron Kriloff

Bleuitude, 2021
80 x 100 cm


Joseph, Coke, Painting


Coke, 2021
50 x 70 x 5 cm


Keng Wai Lee, Stream 3, Painting

Keng Wai Lee

Stream 3, 2021
100 x 80 x 4 cm


Andrzej Fogtt, Two tigers, Painting

Andrzej Fogtt

Two tigers, 2019
57 x 76 cm


Vincent Gachaga, Le Mans gulf 20, Painting

Vincent Gachaga

Le Mans gulf 20, 2021
110 x 80 x 6.5 cm


Flow, Birds, Painting


Birds, 2020
100 x 100 x 4 cm


Magdalena Nalecz, Delights Gardens 10, Painting

Magdalena Nalecz

Delights Gardens 10, 2020
30 x 40 x 2 cm


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

Richard Gower

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


Jean-Marc Amigues, Sans titre, Painting

Jean-Marc Amigues

Sans titre, 2021
60 x 60 cm


Michel Castanet (Mica), N803, Painting

Michel Castanet (Mica)

N803, 2021
80 x 80 cm


Olga Novokhatska, Shakespeare & company au printemps, Painting

Olga Novokhatska

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


Marlena Nizio, Cracow, Painting

Marlena Nizio

Cracow, 2003
70 x 50 cm


Marta Zawadzka, White rhythm, Painting

Marta Zawadzka

White rhythm, 2021
90 x 90 x 2 cm


Aurélien Desbois, Chemin jaune, Painting

Aurélien Desbois

Chemin jaune, 2020
120 x 120 x 3 cm


Virginia Benedicto, Carmen, Painting

Virginia Benedicto

Carmen, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm


Jef Aérosol, Kitch Costello, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Kitch Costello, 1991
123 x 150 x 12 cm


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