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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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Hugo Pondz, 4 Juillet, Painting

Hugo Pondz

4 Juillet, 2020
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch


Fenx, Russian Night, Painting


Russian Night, 2015
76.8 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch


Sylvie Eudes, Coté Ouest, Painting

Sylvie Eudes

Coté Ouest, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Ronald Hunter, Boiling Bubbles Original XL, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Boiling Bubbles Original XL, 2019
59.1 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Daru, Lucky Vip, Painting


Lucky Vip, 2021
39.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Cope2, Bronx Icon 1, Painting


Bronx Icon 1, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch


Martine Fauve Dechavanne, La femme, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

La femme, 2021
29.5 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch


Marian Williams, Models on Mors, Painting

Marian Williams

Models on Mors, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch


Nathanael Koffi, It feel like acid rain, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

It feel like acid rain, 2021
28.7 x 39.4 x 1 inch


Jazzu, L'amour du cœur, Painting


L'amour du cœur, 2021
18.1 x 10.6 x 3.9 inch


Jéko, Rien à voir, Painting


Rien à voir, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Antonino Puliafico, Venezia Rialto, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Venezia Rialto, 2021
31.5 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Rico Sab, Be Famous, Painting

Rico Sab

Be Famous, 2021
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, 5 février 1999, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

5 février 1999, 1999
36.6 x 28 x 0 inch


Liora, Ultramarine, Painting


Ultramarine, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Pierre Fillastre, N635, Painting

Pierre Fillastre

N635, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 inch


Jonathan Pradillon, Petit éclat bleu iridescent profond, Painting

Jonathan Pradillon

Petit éclat bleu iridescent profond, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.6 inch


Xiu, Paysages 600, Painting


Paysages 600, 2021
11.8 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$651 $723

Thérèse Bosc, Demain, peut-être, il fera beau, Painting

Thérèse Bosc

Demain, peut-être, il fera beau, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 inch


David Hinchliffe, Backlight, Painting

David Hinchliffe

Backlight, 2020
48 x 74.8 inch


Adrien Faveau, Park avenue, Painting

Adrien Faveau

Park avenue, 2021
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Joanna Woyda, Father and son, Painting

Joanna Woyda

Father and son, 2020
39.4 x 19.7 inch


Mara Toledo, Joie de vivre, Painting

Mara Toledo

Joie de vivre, 2009
19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Aykaz Arzumanyan, Rose 487, Painting

Aykaz Arzumanyan

Rose 487, 2020
21.7 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch


KiKo, Hope, Painting


Hope, 2021
45.7 x 35 x 1 inch


Spaco, Batman vs Joker, Painting


Batman vs Joker, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch


Dr. Love, Classic Haring (a tribute to Haring), Painting

Dr. Love

Classic Haring (a tribute to Haring), 2021
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch

$107 $118

Brian Bartlett, Blue Yonder, Painting

Brian Bartlett

Blue Yonder, 2021
35.4 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch


Martin Leman, Cat In A Box, Painting

Martin Leman

Cat In A Box, 2021
9.4 x 9.4 x 0.4 inch


Nef, Selfie, Painting


Selfie, 2021
11.7 x 16.5 inch


Sergiusz Powalka, Black pond under Rysy Mountain. A sunset, Painting

Sergiusz Powalka

Black pond under Rysy Mountain. A sunset, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Francine Van Hove, Petit-déjeuner aux clémentines, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Petit-déjeuner aux clémentines, 2020
28.7 x 45.7 inch


Rita Vandenherrewegen, Un souffle leger, Painting

Rita Vandenherrewegen

Un souffle leger, 2021
12.6 x 12.6 x 0.8 inch


Ian Lawrence, Eruption, Painting

Ian Lawrence

Eruption, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 1.6 inch


Keny, Spirale, Painting


Spirale, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Equatorial, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Equatorial, 2009
15.7 x 15.7 inch


Céline Weber, Amazonite, Painting

Céline Weber

Amazonite, 2021
47.2 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


L'Atlas, Deep Tuesday, Painting


Deep Tuesday, 2019
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


L'Atlas, Illuminated Display, Painting


Illuminated Display, 2020
19.7 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch


Âme Sauvage, Mélange des genres, Painting

Âme Sauvage

Mélange des genres, 2021
23.6 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch


Joseph, Coke, Painting


Coke, 2021
19.7 x 27.6 x 2 inch


Josep Teixido, Disfrutando del paseo, Painting

Josep Teixido

Disfrutando del paseo, 2020
31.9 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Richard Gower, So! Passing ships, the graffiti wall, Painting

Richard Gower

So! Passing ships, the graffiti wall, 2021
47.2 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Keng Wai Lee, Stream 3, Painting

Keng Wai Lee

Stream 3, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


Vincent Gachaga, Le Mans gulf 20, Painting

Vincent Gachaga

Le Mans gulf 20, 2021
43.3 x 31.5 x 2.6 inch


Rafal Gadowski, A cabbage 04, Painting

Rafal Gadowski

A cabbage 04, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1 inch


Florence Penet, Autumn, Painting

Florence Penet

Autumn, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 inch


Andrzej Fogtt, Bull and raven, Painting

Andrzej Fogtt

Bull and raven, 2019
22.4 x 29.9 inch


Zena Blackwell, Sitting Pretty, Painting

Zena Blackwell

Sitting Pretty, 2021
17.7 x 17.7 x 1.2 inch


Jean-Marc Amigues, Sans titre, Painting

Jean-Marc Amigues

Sans titre, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 inch


Alejandra Caballero, Ventana al mar, Painting

Alejandra Caballero

Ventana al mar, 2021
19.7 x 27.6 inch


Adam de Ville, Shame there isn't more Norfolk in it, Painting

Adam de Ville

Shame there isn't more Norfolk in it, 2021
11.8 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch


Bze Bzeland, Utopie, Painting

Bze Bzeland

Utopie, 2021
16.5 x 11.7 inch


Virginia Benedicto, Carmen, Painting

Virginia Benedicto

Carmen, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Malgorzata Rozmarynowska, Holy Communion, Painting

Malgorzata Rozmarynowska

Holy Communion, 2011
5.9 x 7.9 inch


René Romero Schuler, Arkian, Painting

René Romero Schuler

Arkian, 2019
7 x 7 x 1.2 inch


Clive Meredith, Barn Owl portrait, Painting

Clive Meredith

Barn Owl portrait, 2021
9.8 x 7.9 x 1.6 inch


Michel Castanet (Mica), N803, Painting

Michel Castanet (Mica)

N803, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 inch


Marta Zawadzka, White rhythm, Painting

Marta Zawadzka

White rhythm, 2021
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Aurélien Desbois, Chemin jaune, Painting

Aurélien Desbois

Chemin jaune, 2020
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Patrick Cornée, Betty Boop, Monaco life, Time black, Painting

Patrick Cornée

Betty Boop, Monaco life, Time black, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$3,470 $3,856

Thierry Zdzieblo, ZDZ1131, Painting

Thierry Zdzieblo

ZDZ1131, 2021
27.6 x 63 x 0.8 inch


Michael Grine, Tracks, Painting

Michael Grine

Tracks, 2021
24 x 36 x 1.5 inch


Louis Bottero, Maloya, Painting

Louis Bottero

Maloya, 2016
30.7 x 39 x 0.8 inch


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