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Pencil Paintings

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


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


Alphée, Cosmos, Painting


Cosmos, 2021
70 x 70 x 2 cm


Pitu, Le chapelier, Painting


Le chapelier, 2021
100 x 80 x 3 cm


Arnaud Franc, Saisir la faille, Painting

Arnaud Franc

Saisir la faille, 2013
70 x 50 cm


Emeline Piot, Quatre C, Painting

Emeline Piot

Quatre C, 2015
100 x 100 x 4 cm


Frédéric Blaimont, Le tireur, Painting

Frédéric Blaimont

Le tireur, 2018
46 x 90 x 2 cm


Gusttavo Borges Tomasini, Blue love, Painting

Gusttavo Borges Tomasini

Blue love, 2021
160 x 140 x 5 cm


Marabout, Pop figure en piscine, Painting


Pop figure en piscine, 2019
89 x 130 x 2.5 cm


Our recommendations Fabien Verschaere, Freud, Painting

Fabien Verschaere

Freud, 2014
21.5 x 27 x 4 cm


Andrew Weir, Chance would be a fine thing, Painting

Andrew Weir

Chance would be a fine thing, 2020
120 x 100 x 3 cm


Susan Cantrick, Boston pebble 21, Painting

Susan Cantrick

Boston pebble 21, 2012
30 x 30 cm


Gelitin, Gelatin pavillon - some like it hot, Painting


Gelatin pavillon - some like it hot, 2011
101.8 x 73 cm


Xanda McCagg, Adjacent 5, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Adjacent 5, 2014
50.8 x 40.6 cm


Carolina Alotus, Finding bliss, Painting

Carolina Alotus

Finding bliss, 2020
120 x 100 cm


Kyong Lee, Not yet 004, Painting

Kyong Lee

Not yet 004, 2018
75 x 55 cm


Yoyo Ich, Silence 3, Painting

Yoyo Ich

Silence 3, 2017
70 x 46.5 x 2 cm


Nacho Mariezcurrena, Elegante y torpe, Painting

Nacho Mariezcurrena

Elegante y torpe, 2018
69 x 49 x 0.5 cm


Franko Tencic, Untitled 4153 (Abstract painting), Painting

Franko Tencic

Untitled 4153 (Abstract painting), 2019
89.5 x 124.5 x 4.5 cm


Eugenia Jaeger, Câble rouge, Painting

Eugenia Jaeger

Câble rouge, 2013
112 x 72 x 2 cm


Alexis Gorodine, Tournesol, Painting

Alexis Gorodine

Tournesol, 2014
76 x 56 cm


Victoria Eftimova, Remains Of Tulips, Painting

Victoria Eftimova

Remains Of Tulips, 2019
61 x 45.7 x 2.5 cm


Marie Laurencin, Dans les Rigieres, Painting

Marie Laurencin

Dans les Rigieres, 1958
28.5 x 22 x 0.1 cm


Peter Soriano, Austin, Painting

Peter Soriano

Austin, 2014
21 x 75 cm


Wilds, Waterfalls, Painting


Waterfalls, 2015
100 x 140 x 15 cm

10,000 - $ 15,000

Julien Graizely, En attendant, Painting

Julien Graizely

En attendant, 2021
160 x 130 x 2 cm


Julia Chevallier Polak, Nature en délire III, Painting

Julia Chevallier Polak

Nature en délire III, 2019
140 x 164 x 0.1 cm


Paul Henry Bony, Sketch for Frescoed Frieze, Painting

Paul Henry Bony

Sketch for Frescoed Frieze, 1932
18.6 x 31 x 0.3 cm


Patrice Brien, Sans titre, Painting

Patrice Brien

Sans titre, 2018
28.5 x 19 cm


Marianne Turck, Everybody has his own dance II, Painting

Marianne Turck

Everybody has his own dance II, 2021
94 x 178 x 4 cm


Giuseppe Uncini, Dimore, Painting

Giuseppe Uncini

Dimore, 1979
85 x 115 x 0.1 cm


Our recommendations Roxane Borujerdi, Sans titre, Painting

Roxane Borujerdi

Sans titre, 2013
50 x 35 x 1 cm


Fernand Léger, Still life with glass, Painting

Fernand Léger

Still life with glass, 1924
32 x 27 cm


Jim Bird, Sans titre, Painting

Jim Bird

Sans titre, 2005
57 x 39 cm


Stefanie Heyer, Take my breath away, Painting

Stefanie Heyer

Take my breath away, 2012
100 x 70 x 3 cm


Hanna Sidorowicz, Identités, Painting

Hanna Sidorowicz

Identités, 2018
54 x 73 x 3 cm


Celso Castro, Ragazzo for Boys, Boys, Pride, Painting

Celso Castro

Ragazzo for Boys, Boys, Pride, 2018
24.8 x 102.9 cm


Adrian Gibbs, Flow, Painting

Adrian Gibbs

Flow, 2016
53 x 43 x 3 cm


Stephen and Lorna Kirin, Bella Principessa, Painting

Stephen and Lorna Kirin

Bella Principessa, 2021
56 x 38 x 0.1 cm


Fab Prenat, Keith Haring #1, Painting

Fab Prenat

Keith Haring #1, 2013
100 x 100 x 3 cm


Josep María Codina, Untitled, Painting

Josep María Codina

Untitled, 2018
20 x 29 x 0.1 cm


Maria Expósito Santiso, Mon monde fragile, Painting

Maria Expósito Santiso

Mon monde fragile, 2017
90 x 90 x 2 cm


Stefan Thunström, Morphine, La vida loco, Painting

Stefan Thunström

Morphine, La vida loco, 2019
83 x 86 x 2 cm


Mateo Andrea, Vestido Rojo, Painting

Mateo Andrea

Vestido Rojo, 2019
97 x 130 cm


Despa Hondros, Sea-Thru-Trees, Painting

Despa Hondros

Sea-Thru-Trees, 2020
50 x 32 x 0.1 cm


Alke Schmidt, Pandemic Spring series | April 21 2020, Painting

Alke Schmidt

Pandemic Spring series | April 21 2020, 2020
29.7 x 21 x 0.1 cm


Elena Della Corna, Digesto, Painting

Elena Della Corna

Digesto, 2020
70 x 60 cm


Karenina Fabrizzi, Flowers Circle #04 (1), Painting

Karenina Fabrizzi

Flowers Circle #04 (1), 2019
100 x 100 x 4 cm


Jean-Louis Salvadori, Sans titre, Painting

Jean-Louis Salvadori

Sans titre, 2016
24 x 17 x 0.1 cm


Rolf Sellmann, What a moustache!, Painting

Rolf Sellmann

What a moustache!, 2019
50 x 40 x 4 cm


Béatrice Graas, The revolution hound, Painting

Béatrice Graas

The revolution hound, 2020
80 x 60 x 6 cm


Zhora Gasparyan, Untitled #2, Painting

Zhora Gasparyan

Untitled #2, 2020
33 x 41 x 1 cm


Virginia van Gaalen, Across the Lake, Painting

Virginia van Gaalen

Across the Lake, 2020
100 x 80 x 2 cm


Mark Thibeault, Deshojo, Painting

Mark Thibeault

Deshojo, 2020
66 x 64 x 3.8 cm


Hydrane, Sans artifices 2, Painting


Sans artifices 2, 2020
50 x 40 x 1 cm


Alice Lin, No Bullying No Hazing, Painting

Alice Lin

No Bullying No Hazing, 2019
38 x 27 x 4 cm


Swim Oh, Wave, Painting

Swim Oh

Wave, 2021
72.7 x 60.6 cm


Mona Fabiani, Silent World, Painting

Mona Fabiani

Silent World, 2016
41 x 61 x 2 cm


Evfrosina Fros, Fly, Painting

Evfrosina Fros

Fly, 2017
150 x 90 x 0.5 cm


Ryszard Owczarek, Frédérick Chopin - Les Quatre Mazurkas, Painting

Ryszard Owczarek

Frédérick Chopin - Les Quatre Mazurkas, 2010
30 x 40 cm


Maurizio Tornese, Sorprendimi, Painting

Maurizio Tornese

Sorprendimi, 2016
15 x 18.5 cm


Ophélie Mouco, Les Pots Cassés, Painting

Ophélie Mouco

Les Pots Cassés, 2021
47 x 47 x 0.2 cm


Lava Korwa, Magical Script, Painting

Lava Korwa

Magical Script, 1995
55 x 75 cm


Shibi Korwa, Magical Script, Painting

Shibi Korwa

Magical Script, 1995
58 x 45 cm


Sam Grigorian, Homage to Thelonious Monk, Painting

Sam Grigorian

Homage to Thelonious Monk, 2020
40 x 50 x 0.2 cm


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