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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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M.Chat, Envol de Chat, Painting

M.Chat

Envol de Chat, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

€7,900

Shelby, Mac Queen, Painting

Shelby

Mac Queen, 2021
120 x 120 x 3 cm
Painting

€2,800

Joanna Glazer, Dance in the Mist, Going in Mysterious Ways, Painting

Joanna Glazer

Dance in the Mist, Going in Mysterious Ways, 2021
100 x 80 x 1 cm
Painting

€248 €495

Ronald Hunter, Traffic Square Turquoise - Incl Frame, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Traffic Square Turquoise - Incl Frame, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,650

JonOne, Knock Knock, Painting

JonOne

Knock Knock, 2021
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

€12,500

Jérôme Mesnager, 159, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

159, 2021
36 x 27 x 2 cm
Painting

€600

Seen, NY 1980, Painting

Seen

NY 1980, 2021
71 x 66 cm
Painting

€1,300

S2Bart, Marilyn Chanel, Painting

S2Bart

Marilyn Chanel, 2021
77 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

€900

David Hinchliffe, The Buskers of Venice, Painting

David Hinchliffe

The Buskers of Venice, 2016
80 x 80 x 0.3 cm
Painting

€2,414

Antony Squizzato, Œil qui monte se la raconte, Painting

Antony Squizzato

Œil qui monte se la raconte, 2021
55 x 46 x 2 cm
Painting

€850

Stoz, Best attraction, Painting

Stoz

Best attraction, 2021
100 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

€700

Nicolas Monjo, Itinéraire bis, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Itinéraire bis, 2021
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,400

Liliane Paumier, Un dimanche d’hiver d’hiver sur la plage, Painting

Liliane Paumier

Un dimanche d’hiver d’hiver sur la plage, 2021
60 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

€650

Liora, Just Relax, Painting

Liora

Just Relax, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

€990

Arman, Ambiance IV, Painting

Arman

Ambiance IV, 1996
46 x 33 x 3 cm
Painting

€17,500

Jonathan Pradillon, Grand fondu algue marine, Painting

Jonathan Pradillon

Grand fondu algue marine, 2021
80 x 60 x 1.6 cm
Painting

€240

Nick Walker, Escalier, Painting

Nick Walker

Escalier, 2017
61 x 76.5 x 3 cm
Painting

€9,000

Rico Sab, Boxing Passion, Painting

Rico Sab

Boxing Passion, 2021
150 x 150 x 3 cm
Painting

€1,700

Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Douceur matinale en bord de mer, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Douceur matinale en bord de mer, 2021
50 x 50 x 1.5 cm
Painting

€650

Christian Jodin, Variable Geometry, Painting

Christian Jodin

Variable Geometry, 2019
65 x 54 x 1 cm
Painting

€245 €490

Erró, The gun, Painting

Erró

The gun, 1992
162 x 97 cm
Painting

€75,000

Joanna Woyda, A walking girl, Painting

Joanna Woyda

A walking girl, 2021
50 x 50 cm
Painting

€900

Philippe Huart, Daydream Nightmare, Painting

Philippe Huart

Daydream Nightmare, 2011
120 x 120 x 4 cm
Painting

€9,500

Pierre Fillastre, N675, Painting

Pierre Fillastre

N675, 2021
50 x 150 x 4 cm
Painting

€910

Amandyne Steropês, The flight of the young horse, Painting

Amandyne Steropês

The flight of the young horse, 2021
65 x 54 x 2 cm
Painting

€700

David Jamin, Cinq Oiseaux Voyageurs, Painting

David Jamin

Cinq Oiseaux Voyageurs, 2021
60 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,500

Louis Magre, Promenade sur broadway, Painting

Louis Magre

Promenade sur broadway, 2021
81 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

€4,830 €6,900

Benoit Thiel, Ma ville H3, Painting

Benoit Thiel

Ma ville H3, 2019
65 x 54 cm
Painting

€650

Claude Viallat, 2020/02, Painting

Claude Viallat

2020/02, 2020
199 x 131 x 0.2 cm
Painting

€25,000

Brian Bartlett, Camargue, Painting

Brian Bartlett

Camargue, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

€1,690

Jérôme Mesnager & Artiste Ouvrier, 4 - Hopper, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager & Artiste Ouvrier

4 - Hopper, 2020
60 x 73 x 3 cm
Painting

€1,200

Eric Munsch, Le rivage d’or, Painting

Eric Munsch

Le rivage d’or, 2021
73 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

€945 €1,050

Spaco, Frida Kalho, Painting

Spaco

Frida Kalho, 2020
20 x 20 x 2 cm
Painting

€110

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Hyppodanse, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Hyppodanse, 2020
90 x 30 cm
Painting

€680

Âme Sauvage, L'écrivain, Painting

Âme Sauvage

L'écrivain, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,700

Geraldine Bandiziol, Dis-le au temps qui passe, Painting

Geraldine Bandiziol

Dis-le au temps qui passe, 2021
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,600

Benoit Havard, Fin de journée sur NYC, Painting

Benoit Havard

Fin de journée sur NYC, 2021
50 x 50 x 2.2 cm
Painting

€900

Sophie Petetin, Les couleurs de la Vie, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Les couleurs de la Vie, 2021
100 x 100 x 2.5 cm
Painting

€1,590

Chanoir, Bande chas b girls, Painting

Chanoir

Bande chas b girls, 2021
60 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

€3,400

Fabienne Ribeyrolles, Stargate, Painting

Fabienne Ribeyrolles

Stargate, 2021
40 x 40 cm
Painting

€680

Sancko, Éteindre, Painting

Sancko

Éteindre, 2021
100 x 65 cm
Painting

€2,290

Dany Soyer, Le banc de poissons, Painting

Dany Soyer

Le banc de poissons, 2021
30 x 60 x 4 cm
Painting

€350

Piotre, Color Race, Painting

Piotre

Color Race, 2020
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,500

Emerich Meerson, Without Title (Sans Titre), Painting

Emerich Meerson

Without Title (Sans Titre), 2019
65 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

€3,998 €7,995

Ralph Resch, Canoé, Painting

Ralph Resch

Canoé, 2021
100 x 81 x 2 cm
Painting

€890

Olga Novokhatska, Sur le pont des Arts, Painting

Olga Novokhatska

Sur le pont des Arts, 2021
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

€750

Nikolaos Schizas, Intredimensional travel, Painting

Nikolaos Schizas

Intredimensional travel, 2021
132 x 160 x 2.2 cm
Painting

€4,104

Cope2, Bronx Legend, Painting

Cope2

Bronx Legend, 2021
40.6 x 50.8 x 1.3 cm
Painting

€750

Rafal Gadowski, Papaya 09, Painting

Rafal Gadowski

Papaya 09, 2021
120 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,500

André Bielen, Variation I, Painting

André Bielen

Variation I, 2021
80 x 80 cm
Painting

€980

Patrick Cornée, Mona Lisa, pop vogue, gold version, Painting

Patrick Cornée

Mona Lisa, pop vogue, gold version, 2019
120 x 120 x 3 cm
Painting

€3,780 €4,200

Monika Rossa, Bicycles, Painting

Monika Rossa

Bicycles, 2021
50.5 x 40.5 cm
Painting

€600

Valérie Dragacci, Calvi by night, Painting

Valérie Dragacci

Calvi by night, 2021
50 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

€675 €750

Patrick Cornée, Picsou, Dollar is Dollar and Bitcoin is Bitcoin, Painting

Patrick Cornée

Picsou, Dollar is Dollar and Bitcoin is Bitcoin, 2021
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

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Daniel Despothuis, Peinture No 217, Painting

Daniel Despothuis

Peinture No 217, 2021
90 x 90 cm
Painting

€1,760

Sven, Oh Lord, Painting

Sven

Oh Lord, 2019
100 x 100 x 5 cm
Painting

€3,800

Mr.Oreke, Badboys, Painting

Mr.Oreke

Badboys, 2017
73 x 92 x 3 cm
Painting

€2,900

PyB, King Basquiat, Painting

PyB

King Basquiat, 2021
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

€180

Gor Avetisyan, Silent Journey, Painting

Gor Avetisyan

Silent Journey, 2020
80 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

€790

Slawomir Kuszczak, Czerna on the banks of Odra River, Painting

Slawomir Kuszczak

Czerna on the banks of Odra River, 2021
50 x 70 cm
Painting

€1,200

Wilfried Balima, L'élégant, Painting

Wilfried Balima

L'élégant, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,200

Michel Castanet (Mica), Les Voiles Ecarlates, Painting

Michel Castanet (Mica)

Les Voiles Ecarlates, 2021
70 x 40 cm
Painting

€1,200

Poonam Choudhary, Take me as I am, Painting

Poonam Choudhary

Take me as I am, 2021
61 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm
Painting

€615

Jean-Philippe Berger, Follow your dreams, Painting

Jean-Philippe Berger

Follow your dreams, 2021
92 x 73 x 3 cm
Painting

€650

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