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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
13.4 x 55.1 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,575 $3,029

Xiu, La plage, Painting

Xiu

La plage, 2021
31.1 x 23.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,726 $3,029

Joanna Glazer, Windy Day, Painting

Joanna Glazer

Windy Day, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$240 $479

Sophie Petetin, Les petites lumieres de nos vies, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Les petites lumieres de nos vies, 2021
35.4 x 35.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,296

Onemizer, Hip Hop, Painting

Onemizer

Hip Hop, 2020
6.3 x 11.8 x 2.8 inch
Painting

$1,817

MAM, Tribu Potes bonheur, Painting

MAM

Tribu Potes bonheur, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$485

Cope2, Bronx King, Painting

Cope2

Bronx King, 2021
6.3 x 7.9 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$727

Marian Williams, Poles Apart 1, Painting

Marian Williams

Poles Apart 1, 2021
18.1 x 15 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$545

Xiu, Paysages 331, Painting

Xiu

Paysages 331, 2021
23.6 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$727

Vidiz, Girl power, Painting

Vidiz

Girl power, 2021
39.8 x 20.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$678

Shelby, Betty Boop, Painting

Shelby

Betty Boop, 2021
51.2 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,392

C215, La Madone, Painting

C215

La Madone, 2021
25.6 x 17.1 x 3.1 inch
Painting

$5,452

Jéko, Orange world, Painting

Jéko

Orange world, 2020
16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,151

Liora, Lumière, Painting

Liora

Lumière, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$606

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

M.Chat

L'heure de la sieste, 2021
42.5 x 42.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$10,299

Fred Boutet, Jour d'été, Painting

Fred Boutet

Jour d'été, 2021
25.6 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$666

Rico Sab, Idefix, Painting

Rico Sab

Idefix, 2021
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$291

Ronald Hunter, Traffic Pink, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Traffic Pink, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$921

Alain Bécanne, Peinture 02-2021-19, Painting

Alain Bécanne

Peinture 02-2021-19, 2021
47.2 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,060

Jérôme Mesnager, 93, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

93, 2018
63 x 35 x 3.9 inch
Painting

$5,452

Jazzu, Pink Life, Painting

Jazzu

Pink Life, 2020
16.1 x 13 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,187

Antonino Puliafico, Linfa vitale, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Linfa vitale, 2021
51.2 x 66.9 x 0 inch
Painting

$3,029

Daniel Castan, July and blue sky, Painting

Daniel Castan

July and blue sky, 2021
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,452

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Keith 04.07.21, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Keith 04.07.21, 2021
11.8 x 9.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$339

Jeong Min Lee, ECLOSION, Painting

Jeong Min Lee

ECLOSION, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,090

Stoz, Spray Stoz 3, Painting

Stoz

Spray Stoz 3, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$721 $848

Zena Blackwell, Untitled, Painting

Zena Blackwell

Untitled, 2021
10 x 10 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$780

Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Mode, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Mode, 2021
36.2 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$969

Aykaz Arzumanyan, Rose 470, Painting

Aykaz Arzumanyan

Rose 470, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$775

Spaco, Pop Haring, Painting

Spaco

Pop Haring, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$206

Pierre Fillastre, N568, Painting

Pierre Fillastre

N568, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$654

Daru, Banana The New Gold, Painting

Daru

Banana The New Gold, 2021
8 x 12 inch
Painting

$1,400

Jonathan Pradillon, Matrice or orange rouge grise iridescente, Painting

Jonathan Pradillon

Matrice or orange rouge grise iridescente, 2021
31.5 x 15.7 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$206

Jana & JS, I Get Lost Sometimes, Painting

Jana & JS

I Get Lost Sometimes, 2021
9.8 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,212

JM Robert, Sans attendre, Painting

JM Robert

Sans attendre, 2021
78.7 x 78.7 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$13,085

Richard Gower, Westminster Bridge...The Clouds, Painting

Richard Gower

Westminster Bridge...The Clouds, 2021
19.3 x 22.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,269

John Matos Crash, Brrrr, Painting

John Matos Crash

Brrrr, 1990
28.5 x 48.5 inch
Painting

$7,875

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Objectif, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Objectif, 2017
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$1,813 $2,132

Âme Sauvage, Le pouvoir des mots, Painting

Âme Sauvage

Le pouvoir des mots, 2021
25.6 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$836

Brusk (DMV), Dripping Panthéon, Painting

Brusk (DMV)

Dripping Panthéon, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$8,239

Claude Viallat, 414, Painting

Claude Viallat

414, 2019
52 x 28 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$15,509

Vikenti Komitski, Pattern Recognition I, Painting

Vikenti Komitski

Pattern Recognition I, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$1,333

Ninu, Alu Color, Painting

Ninu

Alu Color, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 2 inch
Painting

$485

Benoit Thiel, Ride on one, Painting

Benoit Thiel

Ride on one, 2021
28.7 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$969

Liby Lougué, Mode chat noir, Painting

Liby Lougué

Mode chat noir, 2020
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,030

Thérèse Bosc, Rêve II, Painting

Thérèse Bosc

Rêve II, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$1,163

Gina Vor, Abstract Twins, Painting

Gina Vor

Abstract Twins, 2021
15 x 22 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$242

2flui, Minimalist, Painting

2flui

Minimalist, 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$545

Leo Guida, Castello, Painting

Leo Guida

Castello, 1988
14.8 x 20.5 x 0 inch
Painting

$788

Rafal Gadowski, Apples 19, Painting

Rafal Gadowski

Apples 19, 2021
47.2 x 47.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,454

Muriel Averos, La Vague Noire, Painting

Muriel Averos

La Vague Noire, 2021
25.6 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$1,648

Cumbone, Untitled Pink Diptyque, Painting

Cumbone

Untitled Pink Diptyque, 2021
15.7 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,030

Mónica Castanys, In town 2, Painting

Mónica Castanys

In town 2, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,939

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

Béatrice Terra

A qui ai-je l'honneur ?, 2021
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,787

Jérôme Mesnager & Artiste Ouvrier, 100, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager & Artiste Ouvrier

100, 2018
13.8 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,090

Grégory Marseille, Shine N°3, Painting

Grégory Marseille

Shine N°3, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$485

Florence Dussuyer, Cendrillon, Painting

Florence Dussuyer

Cendrillon, 2020
59.1 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$10,904

Théo Lopez, 6th Sense, Painting

Théo Lopez

6th Sense, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,452

Saname, 100 Titres 40, Painting

Saname

100 Titres 40, 2021
28.7 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$927

Aurelien Grudzien, Abstrait 6, Painting

Aurelien Grudzien

Abstrait 6, 2021
13.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,030

Manuela Karin Knaut, Sorry for people whom came to new york and don't know anybody, Painting

Manuela Karin Knaut

Sorry for people whom came to new york and don't know anybody, 2018
59.1 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$5,573

Matthew Rose, Deuxième prix, Painting

Matthew Rose

Deuxième prix, 2012
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$1,939

Marie France Garrigues, Le Moulin de la Galette, Painting

Marie France Garrigues

Le Moulin de la Galette, 2021
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$788

Maurizio Gracceva, Composition, Painting

Maurizio Gracceva

Composition, 2010
13.8 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Painting

$1,090

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