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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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Hugo Pondz, 4 Juillet, Painting

Hugo Pondz

4 Juillet, 2020
100 x 150 x 4 cm
Painting

$21,687

Fenx, Russian Night, Painting

Fenx

Russian Night, 2015
195 x 130 x 3 cm
Painting

$12,049

Sylvie Eudes, Coté Ouest, Painting

Sylvie Eudes

Coté Ouest, 2020
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$5,422

Ronald Hunter, Boiling Bubbles Original XL, Painting

Ronald Hunter

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

$1,711

Daru, Lucky Vip, Painting

Daru

Lucky Vip, 2021
100 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,374

Cope2, Bronx Icon 1, Painting

Cope2

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

$1,325

Fred Boutet, Midtown, Painting

Fred Boutet

Midtown, 2021
81 x 130 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,205

Gina Vor, Space, Painting

Gina Vor

Space, 2021
90 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,024

Jéko, Rien à voir, Painting

Jéko

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

$1,084

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Mondrian 01.09.21, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Mondrian 01.09.21, 2021
30 x 25 x 3 cm
Painting

$337

Nathanael Koffi, It feel like acid rain, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

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

$2,169

Marian Williams, Sisters, Painting

Marian Williams

Sisters, 2021
20 x 20 x 0.5 cm
Painting

$151

Antonino Puliafico, Venezia Rialto, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Venezia Rialto, 2021
80 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,687

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, 5 février 1999, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

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

$42,170

Jérôme Mesnager, N°8, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

N°8, 2019
100 x 30 x 3 cm
Painting

< $ 2,500

Sophie Petetin, Lovely Luberon, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Lovely Luberon, 2021
80 x 80 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$2,036

David Hinchliffe, Backlight, Painting

David Hinchliffe

Backlight, 2020
122 x 190 cm
Painting

$5,577

Jazzu, L'amour du cœur, Painting

Jazzu

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

$1,084

Jonathan Pradillon, Grand Fondu Bleu Iridescent, Painting

Jonathan Pradillon

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

$289

Xiu, Paysages 600, Painting

Xiu

Paysages 600, 2021
30 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$651 $723

Spaco, Louis Vuitton colors, Painting

Spaco

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

$217

C215, Le couple, Painting

C215

Le couple, 2021
64.5 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$5,904

Mara Toledo, Joie de vivre, Painting

Mara Toledo

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

$1,807

Hersk, Missing 1, Painting

Hersk

Missing 1, 2021
80 x 80 x 5 cm
Painting

< $ 2,500

Adrien Faveau, Park avenue, Painting

Adrien Faveau

Park avenue, 2021
120 x 120 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,928

KiKo, Hope, Painting

KiKo

Hope, 2021
116 x 89 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$5,783

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

$107 $118

Joanna Woyda, Father and son, Painting

Joanna Woyda

Father and son, 2020
100 x 50 cm
Painting

$1,024

Spaco, Batman vs Joker, Painting

Spaco

Batman vs Joker, 2021
20 x 20 x 2 cm
Painting

$133

Aykaz Arzumanyan, Rose 487, Painting

Aykaz Arzumanyan

Rose 487, 2020
55 x 46 x 3 cm
Painting

$964

Brian Bartlett, Blue Yonder, Painting

Brian Bartlett

Blue Yonder, 2021
90 x 120 x 4 cm
Painting

$2,118

Nef, Dark hope II, Painting

Nef

Dark hope II, 2021
29.7 x 42 cm
Painting

$482

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

$723

Fabien Novarino, Steve drives 911, Painting

Fabien Novarino

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

$1,988

Francine Van Hove, Petit-déjeuner aux clémentines, Painting

Francine Van Hove

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

$24,097

Rita Vandenherrewegen, Un souffle leger, Painting

Rita Vandenherrewegen

Un souffle leger, 2021
32 x 32 x 2 cm
Painting

$423 $470

Zena Blackwell, Untitled, Painting

Zena Blackwell

Untitled, 2021
25.4 x 25.4 x 2 cm
Painting

$777

Ian Lawrence, Eruption, Painting

Ian Lawrence

Eruption, 2021
30 x 30 x 4 cm
Painting

$699

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Equatorial, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Equatorial, 2009
40 x 40 cm
Painting

$482

Céline Weber, Amazonite, Painting

Céline Weber

Amazonite, 2021
120 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,205

L'Atlas, Deep Tuesday, Painting

L'Atlas

Deep Tuesday, 2019
120 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

$9,036

L'Atlas, Into the Samples, Painting

L'Atlas

Into the Samples, 2020
50 x 70 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,795 $4,217

Pierre Fillastre, N646, Painting

Pierre Fillastre

N646, 2021
30 x 30 cm
Painting

$289

Âme Sauvage, Mélange des genres, Painting

Âme Sauvage

Mélange des genres, 2021
60 x 73 x 2 cm
Painting

$783

Mónica Castanys, Brisa lleu, Painting

Mónica Castanys

Brisa lleu, 2021
60 x 60 cm
Painting

$2,410

Monika Rossa, Abstraction 1, Painting

Monika Rossa

Abstraction 1, 2021
150 x 114 cm
Painting

$2,410

Keny, Spirale, Painting

Keny

Spirale, 2021
60 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$361

Eurgal, Arbres en fleurs, Painting

Eurgal

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

$3,313

Rafal Gadowski, A cabbage 04, Painting

Rafal Gadowski

A cabbage 04, 2021
100 x 100 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,446

Josep Teixido, Disfrutando del paseo, Painting

Josep Teixido

Disfrutando del paseo, 2020
81 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$4,578

Maryse Chatron Kriloff, Bleuitude, Painting

Maryse Chatron Kriloff

Bleuitude, 2021
80 x 100 cm
Painting

$2,108

Joseph, Coke, Painting

Joseph

Coke, 2021
50 x 70 x 5 cm
Painting

$1,687

Keng Wai Lee, Stream 3, Painting

Keng Wai Lee

Stream 3, 2021
100 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

$2,965

Andrzej Fogtt, Two tigers, Painting

Andrzej Fogtt

Two tigers, 2019
57 x 76 cm
Painting

$1,807

Vincent Gachaga, Le Mans gulf 20, Painting

Vincent Gachaga

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

$3,856

Flow, Birds, Painting

Flow

Birds, 2020
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$3,856

Magdalena Nalecz, Delights Gardens 10, Painting

Magdalena Nalecz

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

$711

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

$3,664

Jean-Marc Amigues, Sans titre, Painting

Jean-Marc Amigues

Sans titre, 2021
60 x 60 cm
Painting

$1,566

Michel Castanet (Mica), N803, Painting

Michel Castanet (Mica)

N803, 2021
80 x 80 cm
Painting

$2,410

Olga Novokhatska, Shakespeare & company au printemps, Painting

Olga Novokhatska

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

$2,952

Marlena Nizio, Cracow, Painting

Marlena Nizio

Cracow, 2003
70 x 50 cm
Painting

$663

Marta Zawadzka, White rhythm, Painting

Marta Zawadzka

White rhythm, 2021
90 x 90 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,289

Aurélien Desbois, Chemin jaune, Painting

Aurélien Desbois

Chemin jaune, 2020
120 x 120 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,807

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