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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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Cécile Desserle, Turbulence, Painting

Cécile Desserle

Turbulence, 2021
116 x 89 x 3 cm


Théo Le Franc, S06, Painting

Théo Le Franc

S06, 2021
30 x 30 x 2.5 cm


Hélio Teles, Birds, Painting

Hélio Teles

Birds, 2020
54.5 x 53 x 0.1 cm


Timothy Archer, Sous les draps de l'impératrice, Painting

Timothy Archer

Sous les draps de l'impératrice, 2017
150 x 136.5 x 0.1 cm


Robert Lebsack, So they say, Painting

Robert Lebsack

So they say, 2021
27.9 x 43.2 cm


Ewa Hauton, Wings, Painting

Ewa Hauton

Wings, 2020
100 x 125 x 2 cm


Robert van Bolderick, Crevices, Painting

Robert van Bolderick

Crevices, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm


Antoine Josse, Ma part d'ombre, Painting

Antoine Josse

Ma part d'ombre, 2021
40 x 40 x 3 cm


Guy Denning, Looking for Beatrice, Painting

Guy Denning

Looking for Beatrice, 2012
30 x 30 cm


VanBinh, Nature 41, Painting


Nature 41, 2020
50 x 50 cm


Françoise Danel, Pot noir sur fond jaune, Painting

Françoise Danel

Pot noir sur fond jaune, 2011
50 x 40 x 2 cm


Adam Sabhan, Untitled SM 1, Painting

Adam Sabhan

Untitled SM 1, 2011
50 x 40 cm


Jutta Rika Bressem, Letters to an unknown friend I, Painting

Jutta Rika Bressem

Letters to an unknown friend I, 2020
70 x 50 cm


Alexei Lantsev, Deux stades de bronzage. Des filles près de l’eau, Painting

Alexei Lantsev

Deux stades de bronzage. Des filles près de l’eau, 2019
42 x 62 cm


Diane Rosaz, Tchin - Tchin, Painting

Diane Rosaz

Tchin - Tchin, 2020
80 x 80 x 2.5 cm


Sabhan DO NOT USE Adam THIS PROFILE, Pause, Painting


Pause, 2012
50 x 40 cm


Robert Baribeau, Stem in Black #12 (Abstract Painting), Painting

Robert Baribeau

Stem in Black #12 (Abstract Painting), 2019
71.1 x 55.8 cm


France Gobbo, 1-XIX, Painting

France Gobbo

1-XIX, 2019
100 x 100 x 10 cm


Michel Madore, Portrait de Manilius, Painting

Michel Madore

Portrait de Manilius, 2016
30 x 30 cm


Teresa Riba, A l'altre costat IV, Painting

Teresa Riba

A l'altre costat IV, 2017
27.5 x 21.3 cm


Mbali Dhlamini, Sala Hantle, Painting

Mbali Dhlamini

Sala Hantle, 2021
189 x 108 x 5 cm

15,000 - € 25,000

Annie Murphy-Robinson, The shaman, Painting

Annie Murphy-Robinson

The shaman, 2014
46 x 91 cm


Anany, Fleurs de Champs Bleu et or, Painting


Fleurs de Champs Bleu et or, 2021
39.5 x 80 x 3 cm


Robin Obitz (Panar), Temps de merde, Painting

Robin Obitz (Panar)

Temps de merde, 2020
162 x 130 x 4 cm


Miquel Wert, Encore un vélo rêve, Painting

Miquel Wert

Encore un vélo rêve, 2021
35 x 35 cm


Cyril Réguerre, Chat 1, Painting

Cyril Réguerre

Chat 1, 2018
40 x 40 x 2 cm


The Catman, Flash (E.A.), Painting

The Catman

Flash (E.A.), 2019
100 x 100 x 3.5 cm


François Cognet, Série grands singes - 7/5, Painting

François Cognet

Série grands singes - 7/5, 2015
150 x 50 x 2 cm


Delphine Alliens, Zara, Painting

Delphine Alliens

Zara, 2019
65 x 54 x 2 cm


Fab Prenat, Keith Haring #1, Painting

Fab Prenat

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


Hannah Ivory Baker, Wave Study St Just, Cornwall, Painting

Hannah Ivory Baker

Wave Study St Just, Cornwall, 2015
50 x 70 x 4 cm


Paulo Canilhas, Let'me jump in your game #4, Painting

Paulo Canilhas

Let'me jump in your game #4, 2021
100 x 70 x 0.3 cm


Grace Carol Bomer, Through a glass darkly. We see as in a dream, Painting

Grace Carol Bomer

Through a glass darkly. We see as in a dream, 2019
45.7 x 45.7 x 2.5 cm


Mateo Andrea, Color, Painting

Mateo Andrea

Color, 2018
81 x 100 cm


Jim Dine, Anderson and Shepard, Painting

Jim Dine

Anderson and Shepard, 2008
121.9 x 243.8 x 5.1 cm


Kate Styler, the uprooted, Painting

Kate Styler

the uprooted, 2020
92 x 73 x 2 cm


John Emanuel, Orange Mono Colour, Painting

John Emanuel

Orange Mono Colour, 2014
53 x 37 x 1 cm


Gatien Mabounga, Têtes couronnées - Mona sortant du salon de coiffure, Painting

Gatien Mabounga

Têtes couronnées - Mona sortant du salon de coiffure, 2015
120 x 80 cm


Jean Hélion, Nu à la chaise, Painting

Jean Hélion

Nu à la chaise, 1948
67 x 52 cm


Rob Tarbell, Pink Elephant in the Room II - smoke on paper contemporary frame, Painting

Rob Tarbell

Pink Elephant in the Room II - smoke on paper contemporary frame, 2013
81.3 x 81.3 x 2.5 cm


Gugi Goo, Black Train, Painting

Gugi Goo

Black Train, 2020
100 x 70 x 2 cm


KristX, Vivre libre, Painting


Vivre libre, 2020
120 x 60 x 5 cm


Claude-Yvan Conne, Toscana Una, Painting

Claude-Yvan Conne

Toscana Una, 2021
65 x 81 x 2 cm


Paul Leibow, Untitled (Problematic model as a diptych), Painting

Paul Leibow

Untitled (Problematic model as a diptych), 2015
61 x 96.5 cm


Marie de Rocca Serra, Bleu I, Painting

Marie de Rocca Serra

Bleu I, 2020
32 x 14 cm


Giuseppe Madonia, Spechio d'acqua, Painting

Giuseppe Madonia

Spechio d'acqua, 1990
52 x 43 cm


Filiz Pelit, Grandis avec tes rêves - 1, Painting

Filiz Pelit

Grandis avec tes rêves - 1, 2016
20 x 20 x 1 cm


Jane Everett, Pine Study No.2, Painting

Jane Everett

Pine Study No.2, 2019
91.4 x 45.7 cm


Ann Kipling, Falkland landscape, Painting

Ann Kipling

Falkland landscape, 2002
21.5 x 51 cm


Roberta Pyx Sutherland, Making Time, Painting

Roberta Pyx Sutherland

Making Time, 2017
76 x 61 cm


Kastro Kastro, Basdik, Painting

Kastro Kastro

Basdik, 2020
70 x 50 x 0.3 cm


Linet Andréa, Lola, Painting

Linet Andréa

Lola, 2020
30 x 30 x 5 cm


Mario Prassinos, Cubism, Painting

Mario Prassinos

Cubism, 1947
66 x 51.5 cm


Kristian Desailly, Le cabinet de curiosités, Painting

Kristian Desailly

Le cabinet de curiosités, 2017
36 x 31 cm


Ida Bagus Putu Purwa, Entah, Painting

Ida Bagus Putu Purwa

Entah, 2008
160 x 140 x 4 cm


Jon Errazu, Black Mountains VI, Painting

Jon Errazu

Black Mountains VI, 2018
116 x 81 cm


Our recommendations Stéphan Muntaner, Catch My Heart, Painting

Stéphan Muntaner

Catch My Heart, 2018
130 x 110 x 2 cm


Sonia Ceccotti, Flowers, Painting

Sonia Ceccotti

Flowers, 2016
120 x 100 x 5 cm


Patrick Collins, Persephony 3, Painting

Patrick Collins

Persephony 3, 2021
127 x 228.6 x 2.5 cm


Tadas Zaicikas, Conflicting Lines #8, Painting

Tadas Zaicikas

Conflicting Lines #8, 2021
114 x 150 x 1 cm


George Tzannes, Olive Grove with Cypress Trees - Black and White Landscape of Greek Island, Painting

George Tzannes

Olive Grove with Cypress Trees - Black and White Landscape of Greek Island, 2017
55.9 x 80 cm


Udo Hohenberger, Jump, Painting

Udo Hohenberger

Jump, 2018
130 x 120 cm


Retne, Winter N-1, Painting


Winter N-1, 2021
80 x 100 x 2 cm


Jan K, Mascarade, Painting

Jan K

Mascarade, 2019
120 x 100 x 4.5 cm


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