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Paper 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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Marian Williams, Poles Apart 1, Painting

Marian Williams

Poles Apart 1, 2021
46 x 38 x 2 cm


Alphée, Poussières, Painting


Poussières, 2021
41 x 33 x 2 cm


Isis Bi-M, 02) Lichen,, Painting

Isis Bi-M

02) Lichen,, 2021
15 x 19 x 1 cm


Dorine van der Ploeg, Pool VIII, Painting

Dorine van der Ploeg

Pool VIII, 2020
42 x 60 x 1 cm


Erwin Oksana, Blue sky, Painting

Erwin Oksana

Blue sky, 2020
43 x 31 x 0.1 cm


Jean-Jacques André, C/ 012, Painting

Jean-Jacques André

C/ 012, 2013
63 x 63 x 1 cm


Bruno Ulmer, Post WWII 6, Painting

Bruno Ulmer

Post WWII 6, 2021
58 x 58 x 6 cm


Josette Zampieri, Instant vécu, Painting

Josette Zampieri

Instant vécu, 2014
73 x 116 x 2.5 cm


Christophe Houllier, Avoir & être, Painting

Christophe Houllier

Avoir & être, 2018
128 x 93 x 4 cm


Ossip Zadkine, Les amis, Painting

Ossip Zadkine

Les amis, 1957
68 x 46 x 1 cm


Our recommendations Florent Touchot, Corto, Painting

Florent Touchot

Corto, 2018
50 x 100 x 5 cm


Jean-Raymond Delpech, Panorama, Painting

Jean-Raymond Delpech

Panorama, 1936
17 x 25 x 0.1 cm


Carole b., Paradise papers 1, Painting

Carole b.

Paradise papers 1, 2018
20 x 40 x 2 cm


Benoît Mauduech, The gold bridge, Painting

Benoît Mauduech

The gold bridge, 2019
80 x 80 x 5 cm


Valérie Auriel, Petites rivières, Painting

Valérie Auriel

Petites rivières, 2018
73 x 60 x 2 cm


Eric Robin, Kalir, Painting

Eric Robin

Kalir, 2019
72 x 72 x 2 cm


Brent Hallard, PGB Slurp, Painting

Brent Hallard

PGB Slurp, 2018
22 x 32 cm


Simon Goldberg, Still Life, Painting

Simon Goldberg

Still Life, 1950
19 x 23 x 0.2 cm


Laura Newman, Clouds In A Room, Painting

Laura Newman

Clouds In A Room, 2014
35.6 x 45.8 cm


Pablo Echaurren, Ma non era mai andato così in collera, Painting

Pablo Echaurren

Ma non era mai andato così in collera, 1970
27 x 23 x 0.1 cm


Elizabeth Gourlay, Blue U, Painting

Elizabeth Gourlay

Blue U, 2015
16 x 11 cm


Jean Feinberg, P1.14, Painting

Jean Feinberg

P1.14, 2014
47 x 31.8 cm


Holly Miller, Shift 3, Painting

Holly Miller

Shift 3, 2017
30.5 x 30.5 cm


Stephen Smith, Social Camouflage, Painting

Stephen Smith

Social Camouflage, 2018
76 x 56 x 4 cm


Mlle Terite, Out_C04, Painting

Mlle Terite

Out_C04, 2020
15 x 15 x 0.5 cm


Gilbert1, Assemblage #15, Painting


Assemblage #15, 2020
48 x 48 x 3 cm


Maëlle De Coux, Sunny Mémories - Couple, Painting

Maëlle De Coux

Sunny Mémories - Couple, 2016
24 x 30 x 1 cm


Charles Mason, Untitled, Painting

Charles Mason

Untitled, 2009
29.5 x 42 cm


Franco Meneguzzo, Gutenberg et l'invention de l'imprimerie, Painting

Franco Meneguzzo

Gutenberg et l'invention de l'imprimerie, 1968
36 x 40.5 x 2 cm


Gorka Mohamed, Human Season, Painting

Gorka Mohamed

Human Season, 2011
30 x 24.5 x 4 cm


Sten Lex, Screen 1, Painting

Sten Lex

Screen 1, 2020
90 x 90 cm


Hermes Berrio, Zombies Can't Swim, Painting

Hermes Berrio

Zombies Can't Swim, 2020
182.9 x 182.9 cm


Our recommendations Guy Mansuy, Collage construit, Painting

Guy Mansuy

Collage construit, 2013
30 x 23 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


Jean-Luc Veret, Chassé-Croisé, Painting

Jean-Luc Veret

Chassé-Croisé, 2021
100 x 100 x 3 cm


George Merheb, Untitled, Painting

George Merheb

Untitled, 2018
82 x 82 cm


Lin B Zin, Suite 1/6, Painting

Lin B Zin

Suite 1/6, 2017
100 x 100 x 2.5 cm


Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (276), Painting

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans Titre Ref (276), 2014
30 x 30 x 4 cm


Hope 1393, Maliha, Painting

Hope 1393

Maliha, 2021
20.3 x 30.5 cm


René Galassi, Calicots et pigments rouge, Painting

René Galassi

Calicots et pigments rouge, 2020
47 x 36 x 3.5 cm


Fredi Gertsch, Oh Julie, Painting

Fredi Gertsch

Oh Julie, 2019
33 x 33 x 1.3 cm


Chad Goei, At Jays in Tomball, Painting

Chad Goei

At Jays in Tomball, 2018
91 x 45.7 x 3 cm


Frederic Paul, Blooming Dew IV, Painting

Frederic Paul

Blooming Dew IV, 2020
30 x 30 cm


KLP, Captain America, Painting


Captain America, 2018
92 x 65 x 1.5 cm


Ale Senso, Le Voyage dans la Lune, Painting

Ale Senso

Le Voyage dans la Lune, 2014
85 x 30 x 2 cm


Martina Niederhauser, Sisters by soul, Painting

Martina Niederhauser

Sisters by soul, 2021
50.8 x 40.6 cm


Jacques Halbert, Who’s Afraid of Yellow and Red, Painting

Jacques Halbert

Who’s Afraid of Yellow and Red, 2003
56 x 77.5 cm


Joël Besse, AXIII, Painting

Joël Besse

AXIII, 2008
46.5 x 46.5 x 3.5 cm


Fernando Alday, Llibre 7, Painting

Fernando Alday

Llibre 7, 2018
39.5 x 29.5 cm


Stefanie Heyer, Take my breath away, Painting

Stefanie Heyer

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


Emma Levine, Cedar Oak, Painting

Emma Levine

Cedar Oak, 2021
30 x 30 cm


Yrjö Edelmann, Untitled, Painting

Yrjö Edelmann

Untitled, 1993
111.8 x 111.8 cm


Pius Fox, Untitled, Painting

Pius Fox

Untitled, 2011
30 x 23 cm


Geneviève Asse, Composition, Painting

Geneviève Asse

Composition, 1963
27 x 13 x 1 cm


Erudiorf, Indian Hope, Painting


Indian Hope, 2017
80 x 60 x 1 cm


Bernar Venet, Fig46 Vecteur linéaire, Painting

Bernar Venet

Fig46 Vecteur linéaire, 1966
18 x 30 x 2 cm


Karole Aubourg, Children, Painting

Karole Aubourg

Children, 2020
61 x 50 x 4 cm


Filippo Imbrighi, Act of God - Grace Kelly, Painting

Filippo Imbrighi

Act of God - Grace Kelly, 2020
100 x 100 x 2 cm


Gocha Stankiewicz, Tulips, Painting

Gocha Stankiewicz

Tulips, 2013
100 x 100 x 1 cm


Luciana Levinton, XXIII, Painting

Luciana Levinton

XXIII, 2017
30.5 x 22.9 cm


Christophe Lachize, Untitled, Painting

Christophe Lachize

Untitled, 2016
60 x 60 x 5 cm


Claire Colin-Collin, Sans titre, Painting

Claire Colin-Collin

Sans titre, 2016
55 x 46 cm


Jacques Lacroix, Sans titre, Painting

Jacques Lacroix

Sans titre, 2014
36 x 20 x 1 cm


Dominique Verburgh, No title, Painting

Dominique Verburgh

No title, 2017
50 x 50 x 2 cm


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