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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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Bernard Saint-Maxent, Keith 04.07.21, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Keith 04.07.21, 2021
30 x 25 x 3 cm


Jana & JS, I Get Lost Sometimes, Painting

Jana & JS

I Get Lost Sometimes, 2021
25 x 25 x 2 cm


Ninu, Alu Color, Painting


Alu Color, 2021
30 x 30 x 5 cm


Richard Poumelin, Humilité, Painting

Richard Poumelin

Humilité, 2021
100 x 100 x 3 cm


Tamara Bakhshinyan, Abstraction of Love II, Painting

Tamara Bakhshinyan

Abstraction of Love II, 2020
72 x 20 x 2 cm


Peshala Premathilake, Dusk at Fall Island - A walk to paradise, Painting

Peshala Premathilake

Dusk at Fall Island - A walk to paradise, 2021
78 x 106 cm


Hélio Teles, Birds, Painting

Hélio Teles

Birds, 2020
54.5 x 53 x 0.1 cm


Joanpere Massana, Vaixell de silencis, Painting

Joanpere Massana

Vaixell de silencis, 2021
24 x 36 cm


Coia Ibañez, Espectadors, Painting

Coia Ibañez

Espectadors, 2020
32 x 32 cm


Tehos, Follow the wall 03, Painting


Follow the wall 03, 2016
100 x 100 x 5 cm


Mihoub, FreeDom, Painting


FreeDom, 2021
100 x 100 x 6 cm


Marta Lafuente, Sea crowd II, Painting

Marta Lafuente

Sea crowd II, 2021
72 x 50 cm


Sebastien Dominici, Be water my friend, Painting

Sebastien Dominici

Be water my friend, 2021
80 x 22 x 4 cm


Gracia Ribalaiga, Menús Variados, Painting

Gracia Ribalaiga

Menús Variados, 2021
30 x 24 x 1 cm


Thierry Auger, Mobkey, Painting

Thierry Auger

Mobkey, 2021
100 x 100 x 5 cm


Aurembaix Sabaté, Rosa, Painting

Aurembaix Sabaté

Rosa, 2021
50 x 50 cm


Javier Garló, El Esperador, Painting

Javier Garló

El Esperador, 2021
40 x 40 x 4.5 cm


Tatiana Blanqué, Composició natura I, Painting

Tatiana Blanqué

Composició natura I, 2021
80 x 80 cm


David Paul Kay, Incognito, Painting

David Paul Kay

Incognito, 2021
50.8 x 40.6 cm


Gergana Lalova, Pears, Painting

Gergana Lalova

Pears, 2021
60 x 60 x 2 cm


Akira Inumaru, Sans titre, Painting

Akira Inumaru

Sans titre, 2018
25 x 33 cm


Laura Nieto, Agosto, Painting

Laura Nieto

Agosto, 2021
95 x 116 cm


Alec Monopoly, Ski Dollar, Painting

Alec Monopoly

Ski Dollar, 2016
122 x 96 x 4 cm


Christian Dugardeyn, Explosion de joie, Painting

Christian Dugardeyn

Explosion de joie, 2015
160 x 120 x 3 cm


Logan Brettany Schneiderman, The Fountain, Painting

Logan Brettany Schneiderman

The Fountain, 2021
76.2 x 60.9 x 3.8 cm


Dom Moreau, Lumière blanche, Painting

Dom Moreau

Lumière blanche, 2010
20 x 20 cm


Fredrik Netland, Heart of the universe, Painting

Fredrik Netland

Heart of the universe, 2021
70 x 90 x 1.5 cm


Remi Bertoche, Black wave, Painting

Remi Bertoche

Black wave, 2015
80 x 120 x 4 cm


Jane Carney, A Pink Daydream, Painting

Jane Carney

A Pink Daydream, 2020
106.7 x 142.2 x 2.5 cm


Christophe Menager, 8 X, Painting

Christophe Menager

8 X, 1996
41 x 66 x 2 cm


Foued Zaouche, Portrait au buste, Painting

Foued Zaouche

Portrait au buste, 1981
100 x 73 x 2 cm


Gully, Rockwell meet Haring, Buffet and Saint Phalle and 18, Painting


Rockwell meet Haring, Buffet and Saint Phalle and 18, 2021
119 x 141 cm


Moon Shin, Purple abstraction, Painting

Moon Shin

Purple abstraction, 1972
42 x 22 cm


Duda Penteado, Crossroads, Painting

Duda Penteado

Crossroads, 2021
121.9 x 152.4 x 5.1 cm

15,000 - € 25,000

Geo Ripley, Embrio 1, Painting

Geo Ripley

Embrio 1, 2007
61 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm


Seaty, South Beach, Painting


South Beach, 2020
150 x 125 cm


Jazzu, Espérance, Painting


Espérance, 2020
100 x 50 x 3 cm


Li Baoxun, Sans Titre, Painting

Li Baoxun

Sans Titre, 2017
35 x 32 x 0.2 cm


André-Pierre Arnal, Sans Titre, Painting

André-Pierre Arnal

Sans Titre, 1990
41 x 33 x 0.2 cm


Clara Castagné, The Dog, Painting

Clara Castagné

The Dog, 2020
53 x 63 x 1 cm


Claudio Palmieri, Abstract Figure, Painting

Claudio Palmieri

Abstract Figure, 2016
29.5 x 21 x 0.1 cm


Mehdi Mirbagheri, Shams Beer, Painting

Mehdi Mirbagheri

Shams Beer, 2016
50 x 40 x 2 cm


Alkis Matheos, Costume, Painting

Alkis Matheos

Costume, 1950
25 x 16.5 x 0.2 cm


Themanfromthefuture Urano, Catch the sun (4 pieces), Painting

Themanfromthefuture Urano

Catch the sun (4 pieces), 2021
110 x 85 x 2 cm


Gina Werfel, Windswept, Painting

Gina Werfel

Windswept, 2021
127 x 96.5 cm


Mihaela Mihaylova, Harmful Map 1, Painting

Mihaela Mihaylova

Harmful Map 1, 2021
70 x 70 x 1 cm


Jean-Marc Hunt, Untitled, Painting

Jean-Marc Hunt

Untitled, 2021
26.5 x 19.5 x 4 cm


Keziat, I Dreamed a Strong Wind, Painting


I Dreamed a Strong Wind, 2020
40 x 50 x 0.1 cm


Madeleine Sellier, Florist, Painting

Madeleine Sellier

Florist, 1926
32 x 15.5 x 0.1 cm


Virette Contù Barbieri, Still Life, Painting

Virette Contù Barbieri

Still Life, 1950
17 x 22 x 0.1 cm


Maurizioa Gracceva, Landscape, Painting

Maurizioa Gracceva

Landscape, 2007
70 x 100 x 0.1 cm


Didier Lourenço, Away, Painting

Didier Lourenço

Away, 2021
50 x 64 cm


Madame, Le vent, Painting


Le vent, 2017
53 x 53 x 18 cm


Noé Two, Yaoundé, Painting

Noé Two

Yaoundé, 2016
140 x 140 x 5 cm


Lizzy Taber, Sundream, Painting

Lizzy Taber

Sundream, 2020
91.4 x 91.4 x 3.8 cm


Madamsteff, Création en cours..., Painting


Création en cours..., 2021
20 x 20 x 2 cm


Blek Le Rat, Mona Lisa, Painting

Blek Le Rat

Mona Lisa, 2016
162 x 114 cm

€33,750 €45,000

Utopia, Bubble of street 1, Painting


Bubble of street 1, 2020
98 x 146.5 x 2 cm


Mélanie Jane Bide, Mes yeux sont ici, Painting

Mélanie Jane Bide

Mes yeux sont ici, 2020
30 x 30 cm


Michael Barringer, Liminal Icon (Monument I), Painting

Michael Barringer

Liminal Icon (Monument I), 2018
27.9 x 25.4 cm


Esy A. Belluzzi, The plant, Painting

Esy A. Belluzzi

The plant, 1976
61 x 44 x 0.1 cm


Joëlle Rousselet, Paysage d'âme, Painting

Joëlle Rousselet

Paysage d'âme, 2019
70 x 50 x 0.4 cm


Alberto Burri, Mold (Muffa), Painting

Alberto Burri

Mold (Muffa), 1951
10.5 x 15 x 0.2 cm


Maurizio Savini, Jesus, Painting

Maurizio Savini

Jesus, 2014
40 x 43.5 x 2 cm


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