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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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Gabriela Lavezzari, Le Printemps, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Le Printemps, 2021
114 x 146 x 3 cm
Painting

5,000 - $ 10,000

Stratos, Maman raconte une histoire, Painting

Stratos

Maman raconte une histoire, 2021
80 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$12,860

Onemizer, Sean 007, Painting

Onemizer

Sean 007, 2020
28 x 28 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,855

Alain Mimouni, Flamber de Pascale, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Flamber de Pascale, 2021
70 x 108 x 5 cm
Painting

$3,091

L'Atlas, To the light, Painting

L'Atlas

To the light, 2020
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$9,645

Sophie Petetin, Là bas magie de la nuit, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Là bas magie de la nuit, 2017
70 x 70 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,725

Nathanael Koffi, Pattern 3, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

Pattern 3, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,855

Antony Squizzato, Crawlers, Painting

Antony Squizzato

Crawlers, 2021
120 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$4,204

Sergio Moscona, Les architectes de la parole II, Painting

Sergio Moscona

Les architectes de la parole II, 2016
198 x 115 x 5 cm
Painting

$22,876

Ronald Hunter, Traffic pink landscape, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Traffic pink landscape, 2021
70 x 140 x 2 cm
Painting

Sold

Louis Magre, La Provence, Painting

Louis Magre

La Provence, 2013
60 x 73 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,669 $1,855

Yoann Merienne, Veheri, Painting

Yoann Merienne

Veheri, 2021
22 x 27 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,855

Seen, Sans, Painting

Seen

Sans, 2008
81 x 232 x 2 cm
Painting

$8,038

Fat, Crazy life, Painting

Fat

Crazy life, 2021
110 x 130 x 1 cm
Painting

$3,339

Liora, Clin D'Oeil, Painting

Liora

Clin D'Oeil, 2021
72 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,051

Antonino Puliafico, Vaso con girasole, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Vaso con girasole, 2021
80 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,608

Seaty, Luanda, Painting

Seaty

Luanda, 2019
146 x 114 x 3 cm
Painting

$14,839

Pierre Alechinsky, Boussu, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Boussu, 2007
100 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

Sold

Xiu, La plage, Painting

Xiu

La plage, 2021
79 x 59 x 1 cm
Painting

$2,782 $3,091

Gina Vor, Abstract No. 1 | Abstrait  No. 1, Painting

Gina Vor

Abstract No. 1 | Abstrait No. 1, 2019
30 x 24 x 0.4 cm
Painting

$272

Marian Williams, Serenissima 1, Painting

Marian Williams

Serenissima 1, 2021
20 x 20 x 0.5 cm
Painting

$155

Jazzu, Somewhere, Painting

Jazzu

Somewhere, 2020
40 x 30 x 3 cm
Painting

$952

Dr. Love, Hope street (a tribute to Banksy), Painting

Dr. Love

Hope street (a tribute to Banksy), 2021
40 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$184 $245

Miss Fuck, Pensif, Painting

Miss Fuck

Pensif, 2021
92 x 60 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$804

Ciscø, Sad Life, Painting

Ciscø

Sad Life, 2021
9.5 x 18 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$495

Mara Toledo, La cascade de la montagne bleu, Painting

Mara Toledo

La cascade de la montagne bleu, 2021
80 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,473

Thierry Carrier, Code 2101, Painting

Thierry Carrier

Code 2101, 2021
130 x 89 x 3 cm
Painting

$4,946

Maryse Chatron Kriloff, Intense, Painting

Maryse Chatron Kriloff

Intense, 2021
90 x 130 cm
Painting

$2,819

Philippe Huart, Cadmium rouge vertige - Vortex 16, Painting

Philippe Huart

Cadmium rouge vertige - Vortex 16, 2019
30 x 30 cm
Painting

$3,091

Keny, Plaque metro Spray, Painting

Keny

Plaque metro Spray, 2021
45 x 22.5 x 2 cm
Painting

$495

Monsieur Mollotov, Batman, Painting

Monsieur Mollotov

Batman, 2019
116 x 89 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$3,710

Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Champagne en musique, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Champagne en musique, 2020
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,226

Li Dongfeng, Paysages 234, Painting

Li Dongfeng

Paysages 234, 2021
33 x 33 x 1 cm
Painting

$680

Hom Nguyen, Human, Painting

Hom Nguyen

Human, 2021
200 x 200 x 5 cm
Painting

25,000 - $ 50,000

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Intarissable, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Intarissable, 2018
40 x 80 cm
Painting

$1,088

Xavier Jambon, Les joueurs de cartes, Painting

Xavier Jambon

Les joueurs de cartes, 2021
60 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,484

Stoz, HH 105, Painting

Stoz

HH 105, 2021
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$173

John Matos Crash, Blue too, Painting

John Matos Crash

Blue too, 2012
140 x 120 x 3 cm
Painting

$24,484 $27,204

Olivier Massebeuf, Nocturne, Painting

Olivier Massebeuf

Nocturne, 2021
130 x 89 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,731

Our recommendations tizlu, Silent Observer, Painting

tizlu

Silent Observer, 2021
70 x 25 cm
Painting

$329 $482

Christine Barth Mroz, Brume dorée, Painting

Christine Barth Mroz

Brume dorée, 2021
100 x 89 cm
Painting

$1,978

Thérèse Bosc, Coup d'Éclat, Painting

Thérèse Bosc

Coup d'Éclat, 2021
80 x 80 cm
Painting

$1,212

Daniel Despothuis, N°42, Painting

Daniel Despothuis

N°42, 2009
76 x 56 cm
Painting

$989

Jean Rouzaud, Sans titre n°212, Painting

Jean Rouzaud

Sans titre n°212, 1986
92 x 73 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,224

Money Talk, Circus Money Talk, Painting

Money Talk

Circus Money Talk, 2021
60 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$606

Raoul P. Brosseau, Les sauveteurs, Painting

Raoul P. Brosseau

Les sauveteurs, 2021
120 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,339

Soklak Elgato, Black and white motion, Painting

Soklak Elgato

Black and white motion, 2021
130 x 195 x 4 cm
Painting

$10,511

Mino Maccari, The Scarecrow, Painting

Mino Maccari

The Scarecrow, 1960
20.5 x 15 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$470

Joëlle Michenet, Vie intérieure Z, Painting

Joëlle Michenet

Vie intérieure Z, 2021
120 x 80 cm
Painting

$2,473

Mosko, Baby jaguar blue, Painting

Mosko

Baby jaguar blue, 2021
50 x 27.5 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,360

Daru, King Of Cash, Painting

Daru

King Of Cash, 2021
112 x 82 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,720

Nathalie Zelman, Mickey Fashion Victim, Painting

Nathalie Zelman

Mickey Fashion Victim, 2021
60 x 50 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$2,349

René Romero Schuler, Naren, Painting

René Romero Schuler

Naren, 2019
30.5 x 30.5 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,484

Giorgio Lo Fermo, Composition, Painting

Giorgio Lo Fermo

Composition, 2020
21 x 29.5 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$495

Graziella, Renoncules I, Painting

Graziella

Renoncules I, 2020
25 x 25 x 2 cm
Painting

$253

Cristiano Sidoti, Viaduc Ouest, Painting

Cristiano Sidoti

Viaduc Ouest, 2014
50 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

$927

Severine Dietrich, Zone Commerciale #1, Painting

Severine Dietrich

Zone Commerciale #1, 2021
80 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,731

Ora Ora, Skateboard - Moise, Painting

Ora Ora

Skateboard - Moise, 2021
80 x 20 x 3 cm
Painting

$742

Yasen Zgurovski, Bulls and Cows 4, Painting

Yasen Zgurovski

Bulls and Cows 4, 2020
20 x 20 x 2 cm
Painting

$148

Percival Pernet, Jeune femme à la lecture, Painting

Percival Pernet

Jeune femme à la lecture, 1957
73 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$851

Els Knockaert, Soatsaki, Painting

Els Knockaert

Soatsaki, 2021
80 x 80 x 5 cm
Painting

$3,091

Brooke Noel Morgan, Intersection, Painting

Brooke Noel Morgan

Intersection, 2020
94 x 78.7 cm
Painting

$2,736

Patrick Fischer, Sérénité, Painting

Patrick Fischer

Sérénité, 2021
50 x 15 cm
Painting

$394

Muriel Averos, Camargue, Painting

Muriel Averos

Camargue, 2021
72 x 130 cm
Painting

$2,473

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