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Painting

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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Li Dongfeng, Landscape 81, Painting

Li Dongfeng

Landscape 81, 2019
34 x 140 x 1 cm
Painting

$3,029

Shahram Nabati, Composition II, Painting

Shahram Nabati

Composition II, 2015
120 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,635

Xiu, La plage, Painting

Xiu

La plage, 2021
79 x 59 x 1 cm
Painting

$2,726 $3,029

Marian Williams, Poles Apart 1, Painting

Marian Williams

Poles Apart 1, 2021
46 x 38 x 2 cm
Painting

$545

Shelby, Betty Boop, Painting

Shelby

Betty Boop, 2021
130 x 89 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,392

Cope2, Bronx King, Painting

Cope2

Bronx King, 2021
16 x 20 x 0.5 cm
Painting

$727

Xiu, Paysages 331, Painting

Xiu

Paysages 331, 2021
60 x 20 x 2 cm
Painting

$727

Rico Sab, Idefix, Painting

Rico Sab

Idefix, 2021
55 x 46 x 2 cm
Painting

$291

Sophie Petetin, Par ici le Bonheur, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Par ici le Bonheur, 2021
61 x 50 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,084

Onemizer, Aladdin, Painting

Onemizer

Aladdin, 2020
65 x 65 x 5 cm
Painting

$3,453

Jéko, Sand, Painting

Jéko

Sand, 2021
41 x 33 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,151

Liora, Lumière, Painting

Liora

Lumière, 2021
50 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

$606

M.Chat, L'heure de la sieste, Painting

M.Chat

L'heure de la sieste, 2021
108 x 108 x 3 cm
Painting

$10,299

Antonino Puliafico, Riflessi di monti, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Riflessi di monti, 2021
70 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,272

Ronald Hunter, Traffic Pink, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Traffic Pink, 2021
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$921

Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Mode, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Mode, 2021
92 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$969

Jazzu, Pink Life, Painting

Jazzu

Pink Life, 2020
41 x 33 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,187

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Keith 04.07.21, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Keith 04.07.21, 2021
30 x 25 x 3 cm
Painting

$339

Nathanael Koffi, Red carpet, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

Red carpet, 2021
44.5 x 32 x 4.4 cm
Painting

$848

Daniel Castan, July and blue sky, Painting

Daniel Castan

July and blue sky, 2021
120 x 120 x 3 cm
Painting

$5,452

Etienne Quesnay, Couverte de fleurs, Painting

Etienne Quesnay

Couverte de fleurs, 2021
31 x 23 cm
Painting

$424

Stoz, Spray Stoz 3, Painting

Stoz

Spray Stoz 3, 2021
80 x 80 x 3.5 cm
Painting

$848

Pierre Fillastre, N568, Painting

Pierre Fillastre

N568, 2021
60 x 60 cm
Painting

$654

Aykaz Arzumanyan, Rose 466, Painting

Aykaz Arzumanyan

Rose 466, 2021
40 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$775

Béatrice Terra, A qui ai-je l'honneur ?, Painting

Béatrice Terra

A qui ai-je l'honneur ?, 2021
100 x 81 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,787

Jana & JS, I Get Lost Sometimes, Painting

Jana & JS

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

$1,212

Benoit Thiel, Ride on one, Painting

Benoit Thiel

Ride on one, 2021
73 x 60 cm
Painting

$969

Daru, Mini Mr. Mariopoly Bitcoin, Painting

Daru

Mini Mr. Mariopoly Bitcoin, 2021
40 x 40 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,454

John Matos Crash, Brrrr, Painting

John Matos Crash

Brrrr, 1990
72.4 x 123.2 cm
Painting

$7,875

Spaco, Pop Haring, Painting

Spaco

Pop Haring, 2021
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$206

Vikenti Komitski, Untitled I, Painting

Vikenti Komitski

Untitled I, 2021
43 x 30 x 3 cm
Painting

$848

Claude Viallat, 2010PP056, Painting

Claude Viallat

2010PP056, 2010
48 x 28 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$3,150

C215, Gainsbourg, Painting

C215

Gainsbourg, 2020
25.4 x 45.7 x 0.3 cm
Painting

$1,393

Ninu, Alu Color, Painting

Ninu

Alu Color, 2021
30 x 30 x 5 cm
Painting

$485

Brusk (DMV), Bas les masques, Painting

Brusk (DMV)

Bas les masques, 2020
56 x 76 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$3,756

Laurent Bouro, Les arbres 1.9, Painting

Laurent Bouro

Les arbres 1.9, 2021
120 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

$4,483

Gina Vor, Prussian Blue 7, Painting

Gina Vor

Prussian Blue 7, 2021
37 x 28 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$182

Muriel Averos, La Vague Noire, Painting

Muriel Averos

La Vague Noire, 2021
65 x 81 cm
Painting

$1,648

Daniel Despothuis, Vieille Rue de Tourettes sur Loup, Painting

Daniel Despothuis

Vieille Rue de Tourettes sur Loup, 2005
38 x 46 cm
Painting

$1,212

Âme Sauvage, Un jour nouveau, Painting

Âme Sauvage

Un jour nouveau, 2021
81 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$824

Thérèse Bosc, Rêve II, Painting

Thérèse Bosc

Rêve II, 2021
80 x 80 cm
Painting

$1,163

Joanna Glazer, Blue Bird of Paradise, Painting

Joanna Glazer

Blue Bird of Paradise, 2015
80 x 60 x 1 cm
Painting

$240 $479

2flui, Minimalist, Painting

2flui

Minimalist, 2019
40 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$545

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Objectif, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Objectif, 2017
70 x 100 cm
Painting

$1,813 $2,132

Jérémie Iordanoff, Untitled 769, Painting

Jérémie Iordanoff

Untitled 769, 2021
60 x 81 cm
Painting

$1,418

Grégory Marseille, Shine N°3, Painting

Grégory Marseille

Shine N°3, 2021
100 x 100 x 5 cm
Painting

$485

Hom Nguyen, Woman, Painting

Hom Nguyen

Woman, 2021
150 x 150 x 4 cm
Painting

15,000 - $ 25,000

Florence Dussuyer, Cendrillon, Painting

Florence Dussuyer

Cendrillon, 2020
150 x 150 x 4 cm
Painting

$10,904

Xavier Albert Fiala, Phoebus, Painting

Xavier Albert Fiala

Phoebus, 1945
116 x 89 x 1 cm
Painting

$1,105

Maite Diniz, La barque, Painting

Maite Diniz

La barque, 2019
60 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$788

Goulwen (Leyto) Mahé, Sans titre, Painting

Goulwen (Leyto) Mahé

Sans titre, 2014
92 x 65 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,999

Olivier Toma, S'il suffisait d'un geste d'amour !, Painting

Olivier Toma

S'il suffisait d'un geste d'amour !, 2021
40 x 90 cm
Painting

$1,199

Lucia Buccini, Jardin, potager et pommier, Painting

Lucia Buccini

Jardin, potager et pommier, 1995
45 x 55 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,090

Lady Pink, Coral Pink, Painting

Lady Pink

Coral Pink, 2021
91.4 x 66 x 1.5 cm
Painting

$4,725

Tommaso Fattovich, Licking An Orchid, Painting

Tommaso Fattovich

Licking An Orchid, 2021
147.3 x 117 cm
Painting

$9,923

Manuela Karin Knaut, Reflections, Painting

Manuela Karin Knaut

Reflections, 2021
200 x 140 cm
Painting

$7,655

T-KID 170 (Cavero Julius), Green Spray, Painting

T-KID 170 (Cavero Julius)

Green Spray, 2013
35.6 x 27.9 x 1.3 cm
Painting

$545

Henry Meylan, Peintre à son chevalet peignant femme et enfant, Painting

Henry Meylan

Peintre à son chevalet peignant femme et enfant, 1949
55 x 46 x 2 cm
Painting

$969

Blade (Steven Ogburn), Dancing Lady, Painting

Blade (Steven Ogburn)

Dancing Lady, 2018
40.6 x 50.8 x 1.3 cm
Painting

$1,817

Georges Darel, Paysage animé en bord de Seine, Painting

Georges Darel

Paysage animé en bord de Seine, 1925
54 x 63 x 2 cm
Painting

$766

Nef, Silence, Painting

Nef

Silence, 2021
29.7 x 42 cm
Painting

$363

Marie-Edmée Séguin, Croquis, Painting

Marie-Edmée Séguin

Croquis, 2012
30 x 24 cm
Painting

$485

Thierry Zdzieblo, ZDZ1123, Painting

Thierry Zdzieblo

ZDZ1123, 2021
60 x 160 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,787

André Lac, Barques en Cornouailles, Painting

André Lac

Barques en Cornouailles, 2006
24 x 33 cm
Painting

$775

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