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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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Emanuele Ravagnani, Senza Titolo (Black), Painting

Emanuele Ravagnani

Senza Titolo (Black), 2018
150 x 100 x 3 cm


Sam Francis, SF 89-153, Painting

Sam Francis

SF 89-153, 1989
67 x 51 cm


Pascal Marlin, Portrait sauvage, Painting

Pascal Marlin

Portrait sauvage, 2015
61 x 50 x 2 cm


Alphée, Volcano, Painting


Volcano, 2021
70 x 70 x 2 cm


Tielor, Terre des Dieux, Painting


Terre des Dieux, 2021
80 x 130 x 3 cm


Christophe Streichenberger, Walking shadows, Painting

Christophe Streichenberger

Walking shadows, 2021
73 x 116 x 5 cm


Mathilde de Bellecombe, La isla, Painting

Mathilde de Bellecombe

La isla, 2008
100 x 80 x 5 cm


Eric Robin, Isidia, Painting

Eric Robin

Isidia, 2018
56 x 56 x 2 cm

$694 $771

Our recommendations Florent Touchot, Corto, Painting

Florent Touchot

Corto, 2018
50 x 100 x 5 cm


NooN, Noon 1, Painting


Noon 1, 2021
53 x 53 x 2 cm


In Love Street Art, E=M love au carré - 2, Painting

In Love Street Art

E=M love au carré - 2, 2020
20 x 27.5 x 0.8 cm


Our recommendations Jean Feinberg, P1.15, Painting

Jean Feinberg

P1.15, 2015
32.4 x 33.1 cm


Laura Newman, Clouds In A Room, Painting

Laura Newman

Clouds In A Room, 2014
35.6 x 45.8 cm


Our recommendations René Galassi, Calicots et pigments bleu Majorelle, Painting

René Galassi

Calicots et pigments bleu Majorelle, 2019
56 x 46 x 4.5 cm


Adele Moreau, Pictorial Wonders and Tales of Wild Life, Painting

Adele Moreau

Pictorial Wonders and Tales of Wild Life, 2017
24 x 33 x 4 cm


Our recommendations Sylvio Marchand, Indiffusions #03, Painting

Sylvio Marchand

Indiffusions #03, 2015
20 x 29 x 1 cm


Gocha Stankiewicz, Tulips, Painting

Gocha Stankiewicz

Tulips, 2013
100 x 100 x 1 cm


Emmanuelle Leblanc, Diffuse, blanc - ambre, Painting

Emmanuelle Leblanc

Diffuse, blanc - ambre, 2015
40 x 30 x 1.5 cm


Dominique Verburgh, No title, Painting

Dominique Verburgh

No title, 2017
50 x 50 x 2 cm


Ghost Art, Mister Monopoly, Painting

Ghost Art

Mister Monopoly, 2020
100 x 100 x 2 cm


Sarah Jack, Within the Copse, Painting

Sarah Jack

Within the Copse, 2020
34 x 26 x 1 cm


Elizabeth Gourlay, Blue U, Painting

Elizabeth Gourlay

Blue U, 2015
16 x 11 cm


Karole Aubourg, Children, Painting

Karole Aubourg

Children, 2020
61 x 50 x 4 cm


Stephen Smith, Social Camouflage, Painting

Stephen Smith

Social Camouflage, 2018
76 x 56 x 4 cm


Our recommendations Guy Mansuy, Collage construit, Painting

Guy Mansuy

Collage construit, 2013
30 x 23 cm


Emma Levine, Willow, Painting

Emma Levine

Willow, 2020
85 x 61 x 3 cm


Dominique Arzoumanian (Darzou), Fenêtre sur soi - série abstraction, Painting

Dominique Arzoumanian (Darzou)

Fenêtre sur soi - série abstraction, 2020
61 x 50 x 2 cm


MC Valentine, Et pourtant, elle tourne, Painting

MC Valentine

Et pourtant, elle tourne, 2020
80 x 80 x 2 cm


Gilbert1, Assemblage #15, Painting


Assemblage #15, 2020
48 x 48 x 3 cm


Fernando Alday, Llibre 5, Painting

Fernando Alday

Llibre 5, 2018
29.5 x 39.5 cm


Gemma Harwood, London Map Tree, Painting

Gemma Harwood

London Map Tree, 2017
90 x 90 x 2 cm


Maëlle De Coux, Sunny Mémories - Couple, Painting

Maëlle De Coux

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


Our recommendations Jean-Luc Veret, Equinoxe, Painting

Jean-Luc Veret

Equinoxe, 2020
60 x 60 x 3 cm


André Contensaux, Huelgoat II, Painting

André Contensaux

Huelgoat II, 2017
64 x 63 x 2 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


Ties Ten Bosch, Coffee to go (espresso), Painting

Ties Ten Bosch

Coffee to go (espresso), 2019
40 x 30 cm


Our recommendations Li Baoxun, Portrait sans titre, Painting

Li Baoxun

Portrait sans titre, 2017
58 x 55 x 5 cm


Dominique Perréard, Figure - série personnages d'ailleurs, Painting

Dominique Perréard

Figure - série personnages d'ailleurs, 2017
40 x 33 x 2.5 cm


Gorka Mohamed, Human Season, Painting

Gorka Mohamed

Human Season, 2011
30 x 24.5 x 4 cm


Charles Mason, Untitled, Painting

Charles Mason

Untitled, 2009
29.5 x 42 cm


Sten Lex, Screen 1, Painting

Sten Lex

Screen 1, 2020
90 x 90 cm


Mlle Terite, Out_C04, Painting

Mlle Terite

Out_C04, 2020
15 x 15 x 0.5 cm

$213 $237

George Merheb, Untitled, Painting

George Merheb

Untitled, 2018
82 x 82 cm


Our recommendations Chris Carpi, Surface non plana. Elemento libero, Painting

Chris Carpi

Surface non plana. Elemento libero, 1981
100 x 103 x 3 cm


Our recommendations Olivier Aubry, Rose, Toit Bleu, Painting

Olivier Aubry

Rose, Toit Bleu, 2019
30 x 40 x 3 cm


Geneviève Asse, Composition, Painting

Geneviève Asse

Composition, 1963
27 x 13 x 1 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


Our recommendations Dorine van der Ploeg, Pool Series XVIII, Painting

Dorine van der Ploeg

Pool Series XVIII, 2020
60 x 42 x 0.4 cm


Ossip Zadkine, Les amis, Painting

Ossip Zadkine

Les amis, 1957
68 x 46 x 1 cm


Joël Besse, AXIII, Painting

Joël Besse

AXIII, 2008
46.5 x 46.5 x 3.5 cm


Our recommendations Pius Fox, Untitled, Painting

Pius Fox

Untitled, 2016
48 x 35 cm


Frederic Paul, Blooming Dew IV, Painting

Frederic Paul

Blooming Dew IV, 2020
30 x 30 cm


Hope 1393, Kate, Painting

Hope 1393

Kate, 2021
20.3 x 30.5 cm


Our recommendations Andrew Ryder, 'Forest', Painting

Andrew Ryder

'Forest', 2019
100 x 130 x 20 cm


Ale Senso, Le Voyage dans la Lune, Painting

Ale Senso

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


Hei Yue, Paysage bleu 5, Painting

Hei Yue

Paysage bleu 5, 2016
45 x 45 x 1 cm


Martina Niederhauser, Sisters by soul, Painting

Martina Niederhauser

Sisters by soul, 2021
50.8 x 40.6 cm


Our recommendations Linden Eller, Someone's Sister (diptych), Painting

Linden Eller

Someone's Sister (diptych), 2017
57.2 x 41.9 cm


Our recommendations Heidi Ni, Guanyin service, Painting

Heidi Ni

Guanyin service, 2019
25 x 35 x 0.2 cm


Elitsa Baramova (Baramó), Creatures in Fusion I, Painting

Elitsa Baramova (Baramó)

Creatures in Fusion I, 2018
50 x 23 x 0.1 cm


Our recommendations Patrick Chappert-Gaujal, Sans titre, Painting

Patrick Chappert-Gaujal

Sans titre, 2013
90 x 30 x 4 cm


Our recommendations Robert Greene, Anastasia, Painting

Robert Greene

Anastasia, 2016
127 x 109.2 cm


Our recommendations Gigi Mills, Night Sky/ Sea and Blue Sand, Painting

Gigi Mills

Night Sky/ Sea and Blue Sand, 2020
147.3 x 96.5 cm


KLP, Batman, Painting


Batman, 2016
92 x 65 x 1.5 cm


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