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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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Jo Di Bona, Félin, Painting

Jo Di Bona

Félin, 2021
50 x 50 x 5 cm


Philippe Pasqua, Sans, Painting

Philippe Pasqua

Sans, 2010
100 x 80 x 1 cm


Mr. Brainwash, We are all in this Together - (Life is Beautiful - Follow your Dreams), Painting

Mr. Brainwash

We are all in this Together - (Life is Beautiful - Follow your Dreams), 2020
56 x 56 cm


Gor Avetisyan, Composition with Gold, Painting

Gor Avetisyan

Composition with Gold, 2007
70 x 70 x 2 cm


Themanfromthefuture Urano, On skate in the street art museum (7 pieces), Painting

Themanfromthefuture Urano

On skate in the street art museum (7 pieces), 2021
90 x 117 x 2 cm


Alec Franco, Gen #3, Painting

Alec Franco

Gen #3, 2021
50 x 35 x 0.3 cm


Lucio Forte, Sarzanello Fortress 3, Painting

Lucio Forte

Sarzanello Fortress 3, 2021
60 x 80 x 2 cm


Moshe Leider, Abstract, Painting

Moshe Leider

Abstract, 2017
100 x 100 x 2.5 cm


Alexander Ishchenko, Frida Kahlo, Painting

Alexander Ishchenko

Frida Kahlo, 2020
90 x 90 x 3 cm


Our recommendations Javier Lopez Pastrana, Relación (Relationship), Painting

Javier Lopez Pastrana

Relación (Relationship), 2021
100 x 100 x 5 cm


Vasil Vasilev-Vaso, Metamorphoses of desire, Painting

Vasil Vasilev-Vaso

Metamorphoses of desire, 2021
60 x 70 x 2 cm


Ghylan Safadi, The Lives of Others 25, Painting

Ghylan Safadi

The Lives of Others 25, 2020
35 x 60 cm


Fabrice Penaux, Arbre Lune avec son Messager, Painting

Fabrice Penaux

Arbre Lune avec son Messager, 2017
30 x 30 x 0.5 cm


Sylvie Lobato, 06 - Série Pétales de Peaux, Painting

Sylvie Lobato

06 - Série Pétales de Peaux, 2019
75 x 65 x 1 cm


Mihoub, Bizarre, Painting


Bizarre, 2021
100 x 150 x 2 cm


Sung Lee (Australia), Colors of pain, Painting

Sung Lee (Australia)

Colors of pain, 2021
152 x 122 x 4 cm


Nathalie Bergiers (NAT), Végétal, Painting

Nathalie Bergiers (NAT)

Végétal, 2021
40 x 40 x 4 cm


Danny O'Connor, Inhale the Magic, Exhale Your Woes, Painting

Danny O'Connor

Inhale the Magic, Exhale Your Woes, 2019
183 x 122 x 4 cm


Javier Garló, Galgo #4, Painting

Javier Garló

Galgo #4, 2021
40 x 40 x 4 cm


Melissa Pacheco, No title, Painting

Melissa Pacheco

No title, 2021
120 x 100 x 2 cm


Logovarda, Sans titre, Painting


Sans titre, 2020
20.5 x 29.5 x 0.1 cm


Avi Ben Simhon, 3 Seasons, Painting

Avi Ben Simhon

3 Seasons, 2014
70 x 110 cm


Radna Segal, Flagstaff, Painting

Radna Segal

Flagstaff, 2021
91.5 x 61 x 3 cm


Melanie Tiongson, The One With Noodles, Painting

Melanie Tiongson

The One With Noodles, 2021
20.3 x 20.3 cm


Christophe Streichenberger, Walking shadows, Painting

Christophe Streichenberger

Walking shadows, 2021
73 x 116 x 5 cm


Qaligraf, Grendizer, Painting


Grendizer, 2020
90 x 70 x 6.5 cm


Corinne Pagès, Nébuleuse, Painting

Corinne Pagès

Nébuleuse, 2015
90 x 90 x 2 cm


Anne Pivot-Iafrate, From new Yoyk with love, Painting

Anne Pivot-Iafrate

From new Yoyk with love, 2021
100 x 100 x 0.3 cm


Kohlene Hendrickson, Me & my boy, Painting

Kohlene Hendrickson

Me & my boy, 2006
130 x 130 x 2 cm


Robert Combas, Rouget d'origine noble dorée (en collaboration avec Jean-Luc Parant), Painting

Robert Combas

Rouget d'origine noble dorée (en collaboration avec Jean-Luc Parant), 2020
45.5 x 34.5 x 4 cm


Seaty, South Beach, Painting


South Beach, 2020
150 x 125 cm


Didier Lourenço, Ven a casa, Painting

Didier Lourenço

Ven a casa, 2021
65 x 50 cm


Jazzu, Pink Life, Painting


Pink Life, 2020
41 x 33 x 3 cm


Ninu, Alu Color, Painting


Alu Color, 2021
30 x 30 x 5 cm


Our recommendations Hom Nguyen, Sisters, Painting

Hom Nguyen

Sisters, 2021
180 x 140 x 3 cm


Antoine Josse, L'incompétence de l'eau, Painting

Antoine Josse

L'incompétence de l'eau, 2020
61 x 82 x 3 cm


Mehdi Mirbagheri, Shams Beer, Painting

Mehdi Mirbagheri

Shams Beer, 2016
50 x 40 x 2 cm


Our recommendations Thonton Kabeya, La Rumba Rosa, Painting

Thonton Kabeya

La Rumba Rosa, 2021
36 x 24 x 3 cm


Our recommendations Clement Garnung, Introspection, Painting

Clement Garnung

Introspection, 2018
120 x 200 x 4 cm


Tommaso Fattovich, Licking An Orchid, Painting

Tommaso Fattovich

Licking An Orchid, 2021
147.3 x 117 cm


Irene Nelson, Untitled Red, Painting

Irene Nelson

Untitled Red, 2019
61 x 51 cm


Raluca Vulcan, Le Select, Painting

Raluca Vulcan

Le Select, 2020
73 x 60 x 2 cm


Thierry Auger, Le Mans, Painting

Thierry Auger

Le Mans, 2020
100 x 100 x 4 cm


Noé Two, Yaoundé, Painting

Noé Two

Yaoundé, 2016
140 x 140 x 5 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


Aurembiaix Sabaté, Nebulosa 3, Painting

Aurembiaix Sabaté

Nebulosa 3, 2021
25 x 25 cm


Our recommendations Kitikong Tilokwattanotai, Straight line waterfall, Painting

Kitikong Tilokwattanotai

Straight line waterfall, 2021
123 x 84 x 4 cm


Jazoo Yang, Immanence no.30, Painting

Jazoo Yang

Immanence no.30, 2020
24.5 x 19.5 x 2 cm


Paul Kostabi & Giuseppe Fortunato, KF1620, Painting

Paul Kostabi & Giuseppe Fortunato

KF1620, 2020
50 x 40 x 2 cm


Joëlle Rousselet, Paysage d'âme, Painting

Joëlle Rousselet

Paysage d'âme, 2019
70 x 50 x 0.4 cm


Jean-Marc Hunt, Untitled, Painting

Jean-Marc Hunt

Untitled, 2021
26.5 x 19.5 x 4 cm


Tatiana Blanqué, Composició natura I, Painting

Tatiana Blanqué

Composició natura I, 2021
80 x 80 cm


Lizzy Taber, Sundream, Painting

Lizzy Taber

Sundream, 2020
91.4 x 91.4 x 3.8 cm


Hélène Jacqz, Obsession rouge 2, Painting

Hélène Jacqz

Obsession rouge 2, 2020
102 x 72 x 0.1 cm


Esboner, Push it, Painting


Push it, 2021
60 x 60 x 60 cm


Svetli Evgeniev, Stroll in the Jungle, Painting

Svetli Evgeniev

Stroll in the Jungle, 2020
40 x 30 x 0.1 cm


Paco Villarrubia, En el pasado / In the Past, Painting

Paco Villarrubia

En el pasado / In the Past, 2020
72 x 27 cm


Kotcha Kotte, Gemella, Painting

Kotcha Kotte

Gemella, 2018
51 x 35 x 1 cm


Madamsteff, Création en cours..., Painting


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


Cressanne, Pensées, Painting


Pensées, 2020
15 x 15 x 0.5 cm

$149 $166

Nathan Paddison, Ewe Kahn have to whore rise N’s, Painting

Nathan Paddison

Ewe Kahn have to whore rise N’s, 2021
202 x 177 cm

$6,816 $7,574

Michael Barringer, Liminal Icon (Monument I), Painting

Michael Barringer

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


La Robotte, Tangata Manu - Bird man, Painting

La Robotte

Tangata Manu - Bird man, 2018
100 x 70 x 0.5 cm


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