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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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Nick Walker, Bow ties 03, Painting

Nick Walker

Bow ties 03, 2015
30.5 x 30.5 x 3.5 cm
Painting

$3,612

Onemizer, Aladdin, Painting

Onemizer

Aladdin, 2020
65 x 65 x 5 cm
Painting

$3,431

Our recommendations Sophie Petetin, Une course de folie, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Une course de folie, 2021
70 x 60 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,800

JonOne, Everything going to be find, Painting

JonOne

Everything going to be find, 2018
150 x 120 x 5 cm
Painting

15,000 - $ 25,000

Seen, Wildstyle Quadtych Map, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle Quadtych Map, 2013
81.3 x 233.7 cm
Painting

$3,371

Nathanael Koffi, De deux, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

De deux, 2021
116 x 89 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,167

Jéko, En haut de la montagne on voit l'océan, Painting

Jéko

En haut de la montagne on voit l'océan, 2021
116 x 89 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,649

M.Chat, Chats au zénith, Painting

M.Chat

Chats au zénith, 2021
50 x 61 x 3 cm
Painting

$6,321

Antony Squizzato, Macrochips 1, Painting

Antony Squizzato

Macrochips 1, 2021
76 x 56 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$1,264

Ronald Hunter, Boiling bubbles light, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Boiling bubbles light, 2021
120 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$637

Cope2, Kingz Destroy, Painting

Cope2

Kingz Destroy, 2021
40.6 x 50.8 x 1.3 cm
Painting

$722

Antonino Puliafico, Riflessi di monti, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Riflessi di monti, 2021
70 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,264

Liora, L'Intrus 10, Painting

Liora

L'Intrus 10, 2020
50 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

$602

Xiu, Composition 308, Painting

Xiu

Composition 308, 2021
60 x 40 x 1 cm
Painting

$1,300 $1,445

L'Atlas, Purple midnight, Painting

L'Atlas

Purple midnight, 2020
150 x 150 x 5 cm
Painting

15,000 - $ 25,000

Pierre Fillastre, N226, Painting

Pierre Fillastre

N226, 2020
65 x 54 cm
Painting

$650

Alain Bécanne, Peinture 03-2021-31, Painting

Alain Bécanne

Peinture 03-2021-31, 2021
100 x 140 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,047

Béatrice Terra, Photo souvenir d'avant, Painting

Béatrice Terra

Photo souvenir d'avant, 2020
92 x 73 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,408

Daniel Castan, Morning blue, Painting

Daniel Castan

Morning blue, 2021
120 x 120 x 3 cm
Painting

$5,418

Gina Vor, Abstract No 17, Painting

Gina Vor

Abstract No 17, 2021
29.5 x 21 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$108 $120

Elmago, James Bond codebarre, Painting

Elmago

James Bond codebarre, 2021
63 x 63 x 3 cm
Painting

$4,334

tizlu, Sadness Eraser, Painting

tizlu

Sadness Eraser, 2021
140 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,583 $5,779

C215, Gainsbourg, Painting

C215

Gainsbourg, 2020
10 x 18 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$1,433

Mara Toledo, La cuiellette du printemps, Painting

Mara Toledo

La cuiellette du printemps, 2021
70 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,130

Stoz, Not a surprise, Painting

Stoz

Not a surprise, 2021
60 x 96 x 3.5 cm
Painting

$614 $722

Claude Viallat, 414, Painting

Claude Viallat

414, 2019
132 x 71 x 0.5 cm
Painting

$15,411

Brusk (DMV), Dripping Panthéon, Painting

Brusk (DMV)

Dripping Panthéon, 2021
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

$8,187

Zenoy, Chrome Angel, Painting

Zenoy

Chrome Angel, 2021
81 x 21 x 5 cm
Painting

$2,167

Jo Di Bona, Monrobay queen, Painting

Jo Di Bona

Monrobay queen, 2021
80 x 42 x 6 cm
Painting

2,500 - $ 5,000

Etienne Quesnay, Valley Of Sheeps, Painting

Etienne Quesnay

Valley Of Sheeps, 2021
130 x 97 cm
Painting

$3,010

Laurent Bouro, Les arbres 1.9, Painting

Laurent Bouro

Les arbres 1.9, 2021
120 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

$4,455

Âme Sauvage, Œuvre galactique, Painting

Âme Sauvage

Œuvre galactique, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,047

Adrien Faveau, 8th Avenue In Blue, Painting

Adrien Faveau

8th Avenue In Blue, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,505

Hom Nguyen, Woman, Painting

Hom Nguyen

Woman, 2021
80 x 60 x 5 cm
Painting

10,000 - $ 15,000

Daru, Love Forever, Painting

Daru

Love Forever, 2021
67 x 75 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,926

Florence Dussuyer, Lilia, Painting

Florence Dussuyer

Lilia, 2020
73 x 54 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,889

Thierry Zdzieblo, ZDZ1123, Painting

Thierry Zdzieblo

ZDZ1123, 2021
60 x 160 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,769

Jérémie Iordanoff, Untitled 765, Painting

Jérémie Iordanoff

Untitled 765, 2021
81 x 100 cm
Painting

$2,512

Fabien Novarino, Rocky David, Painting

Fabien Novarino

Rocky David, 2021
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,167

Jean-Yves Fremaux, Soleil pluie sur les petites rues de Montmartre, Painting

Jean-Yves Fremaux

Soleil pluie sur les petites rues de Montmartre, 2020
120 x 40 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,311

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Objectif, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Objectif, 2017
70 x 100 cm
Painting

$2,119

LN Le Pape, Space Scout, Painting

LN Le Pape

Space Scout, 2020
120 x 90 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,084

Aykaz Arzumanyan, Rose 461, Painting

Aykaz Arzumanyan

Rose 461, 2021
40 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$771

Virginia Benedicto, L'artiste, Painting

Virginia Benedicto

L'artiste, 2021
120 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$4,214

Valérie Betoulaud, Sur le sable, Painting

Valérie Betoulaud

Sur le sable, 2020
48 x 55 x 1 cm
Painting

$1,589

Alain Mimouni, Amen, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Amen, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$3,491

Goulwen (Leyto) Mahé, Petite Symphonie, Painting

Goulwen (Leyto) Mahé

Petite Symphonie, 2021
116 x 89 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,480

Dr. Love, Banksy love (a tribute to Mr Braninwash), Painting

Dr. Love

Banksy love (a tribute to Mr Braninwash), 2021
30 x 30 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$179 $238

Yichao Sun, Bleu I, Painting

Yichao Sun

Bleu I, 2021
40 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$722

Socrate, The Dancer, Painting

Socrate

The Dancer, 2021
40 x 30 x 5 cm
Painting

$1,686

Lady Pink, Coral Pink, Painting

Lady Pink

Coral Pink, 2021
91.4 x 66 x 1.5 cm
Painting

$4,695

Rafiy Okefolahan, Sans titre, Painting

Rafiy Okefolahan

Sans titre, 2021
64 x 49 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,167

Manat, M.Hamada, Painting

Manat

M.Hamada, 2019
50 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,023

Noze, Graffiti Wall #25, Painting

Noze

Graffiti Wall #25, 2021
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,926

Muriel Averos, Déferlante, Painting

Muriel Averos

Déferlante, 2021
60 x 73 cm
Painting

$1,445

Richard Poumelin, Humilité, Painting

Richard Poumelin

Humilité, 2021
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,371

Nikolaos Schizas, Caribbean beach, Painting

Nikolaos Schizas

Caribbean beach, 2021
100 x 80 cm
Painting

$3,070

Istraille, Adilah, Painting

Istraille

Adilah, 2021
150 x 100 x 1 cm
Painting

$3,010

Cécile Desserle, Songe d'été, Painting

Cécile Desserle

Songe d'été, 2021
100 x 81 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,491

Patrick Fischer, Le temps d'un rêve, Painting

Patrick Fischer

Le temps d'un rêve, 2021
80 x 80 cm
Painting

$2,757

Joanna Glazer, A Genial Choregrapher's Diary, Painting

Joanna Glazer

A Genial Choregrapher's Diary, 2021
100 x 80 x 1 cm
Painting

$238 $476

Georges Darel, Paysage animé en bord de Seine, Painting

Georges Darel

Paysage animé en bord de Seine, 1925
54 x 63 x 2 cm
Painting

$756

Marta Zawadzka, Paris, Painting

Marta Zawadzka

Paris, 2021
120 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,407

Edna De Araraquara, Plantation de citrouille, Painting

Edna De Araraquara

Plantation de citrouille, 2021
50 x 100 x 1 cm
Painting

$2,649

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