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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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Romano Zanotti, Bleu outremer, Painting

Romano Zanotti

Bleu outremer, 1999
11.8 x 17.3 x 0.1 inch


KiKo, Vers l'avenir, Painting


Vers l'avenir, 2021
28.7 x 23.6 x 1 inch


Onemizer, Sean 007, Painting


Sean 007, 2020
11 x 11 x 1.6 inch


C215, Singe, Painting


Singe, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Alain Mimouni, Flamber de Pascale, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Flamber de Pascale, 2021
27.6 x 42.5 x 2 inch


Rico Sab, Happy Gaston, Painting

Rico Sab

Happy Gaston, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Speedy Graphito, Donald Duck Mag, Painting

Speedy Graphito

Donald Duck Mag, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 x 1.6 inch


Fat, Crazy life, Painting


Crazy life, 2021
43.3 x 51.2 x 0.4 inch


Xiu, La plage, Painting


La plage, 2021
31.1 x 23.2 x 0.4 inch


Sergio Moscona, Les architectes de la parole II, Painting

Sergio Moscona

Les architectes de la parole II, 2016
78 x 45.3 x 2 inch


Antony Squizzato, Crawlers, Painting

Antony Squizzato

Crawlers, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Jo Di Bona, Samo, Painting

Jo Di Bona

Samo, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 2 inch


Seaty, Luanda, Painting


Luanda, 2019
57.5 x 44.9 x 1.2 inch


Liora, Black Hole 21, Painting


Black Hole 21, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch


Fred Boutet, Marine abstraite, Painting

Fred Boutet

Marine abstraite, 2021
31.9 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch


Martine Fauve Dechavanne, La vie en jaune, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

La vie en jaune, 2021
15.7 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Antonino Puliafico, Monte di fuoco, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Monte di fuoco, 2021
43.3 x 55.1 x 0 inch


Miss Fuck, Pensif, Painting

Miss Fuck

Pensif, 2021
36.2 x 23.6 x 1 inch


Marian Williams, Love is Blind 1, Painting

Marian Williams

Love is Blind 1, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.2 inch


Ronald Hunter, The Blonde - Incl Frame, Painting

Ronald Hunter

The Blonde - Incl Frame, 2021
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Gabrielle Rul, Leur Fête, Painting

Gabrielle Rul

Leur Fête, 2021
29.9 x 22 inch


Fred Meurice, Red Butterfly, Painting

Fred Meurice

Red Butterfly, 2021
11 x 11 x 1.8 inch


Philippe Pasqua, Portrait Rose, Painting

Philippe Pasqua

Portrait Rose, 2010
47.2 x 31.5 inch


Goddog, L'inconnu au parapluie, Painting


L'inconnu au parapluie, 2021
45.7 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Thierry Carrier, Code 2101, Painting

Thierry Carrier

Code 2101, 2021
51.2 x 35 x 1.2 inch


Virginia Benedicto, Mademoiselle Coco, Painting

Virginia Benedicto

Mademoiselle Coco, 2021
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Gina Vor, Abstract No. 12 - Abstrait No 12, Painting

Gina Vor

Abstract No. 12 - Abstrait No 12, 2021
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.2 inch


Hom Nguyen, Empreinte, Painting

Hom Nguyen

Empreinte, 2021
63 x 55.1 x 2 inch

25,000 - $ 50,000

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

Dr. Love

Hope street (a tribute to Banksy), 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Philippe Huart, Cadmium rouge vertige - Vortex 16, Painting

Philippe Huart

Cadmium rouge vertige - Vortex 16, 2019
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Keny, Plaque metro Spray, Painting


Plaque metro Spray, 2021
17.7 x 8.9 x 0.8 inch


Bze Bzeland, Lovelovelove, Painting

Bze Bzeland

Lovelovelove, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.6 inch


Ciscø, Don't touch, Painting


Don't touch, 2021
3.7 x 7.1 x 0 inch


John Matos Crash, Blue too, Painting

John Matos Crash

Blue too, 2012
55.1 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Manuela Karin Knaut, Wet feet, no WiFi, Painting

Manuela Karin Knaut

Wet feet, no WiFi, 2021
51.2 x 63 x 1.6 inch


Thérèse Bosc, Coup d'Éclat, Painting

Thérèse Bosc

Coup d'Éclat, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 inch


Raoul P. Brosseau, Les sauveteurs, Painting

Raoul P. Brosseau

Les sauveteurs, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Mara Toledo, L heure du gouter, Painting

Mara Toledo

L heure du gouter, 2021
11.8 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Olivier Massebeuf, Nocturne, Painting

Olivier Massebeuf

Nocturne, 2021
51.2 x 35 x 0.8 inch


Ora Ora, Skateboard - Moise, Painting

Ora Ora

Skateboard - Moise, 2021
31.5 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch


Daniel Despothuis, N°42, Painting

Daniel Despothuis

N°42, 2009
29.9 x 22 inch


Daru, O.G. Bitcoin, Painting


O.G. Bitcoin, 2021
47.2 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch


Christine Barth Mroz, Brume dorée, Painting

Christine Barth Mroz

Brume dorée, 2021
39.4 x 35 inch


Graziella, Renoncules I, Painting


Renoncules I, 2020
9.8 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch


Soklak Elgato, Black and white motion, Painting

Soklak Elgato

Black and white motion, 2021
51.2 x 76.8 x 1.6 inch


Joëlle Michenet, Vie intérieure Z, Painting

Joëlle Michenet

Vie intérieure Z, 2021
47.2 x 31.5 inch


Astro, Spectral Opening, Painting


Spectral Opening, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch


Véronique Clanet, Miss capucine, Painting

Véronique Clanet

Miss capucine, 2021
16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch


Nikolaos Schizas, Smell mint, Painting

Nikolaos Schizas

Smell mint, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 inch


Said Ouarzaz, Alhob, Painting

Said Ouarzaz

Alhob, 2009
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Paco Roum, Face time pandy, Painting

Paco Roum

Face time pandy, 2021
40.2 x 40.2 x 0.4 inch


Jean-Yves Lautrédou, P111, Painting

Jean-Yves Lautrédou

P111, 2021
29.5 x 51.2 inch


Spaco, Police Love, Painting


Police Love, 2021
21.7 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch


Yoz, Harley Quinn, Painting


Harley Quinn, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


tizlu, Daedalus Son, Painting


Daedalus Son, 2021
39.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

$3,555 $4,740

Laetitia B., Crosswalk with Keith, Painting

Laetitia B.

Crosswalk with Keith, 2021
23.6 x 15.6 x 1.2 inch

$820 $912

Fabien Novarino, Rocky David, Painting

Fabien Novarino

Rocky David, 2021
51.2 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch


Muriel Averos, Camargue, Painting

Muriel Averos

Camargue, 2021
28.3 x 51.2 inch


Severine Dietrich, Zone Commerciale #1, Painting

Severine Dietrich

Zone Commerciale #1, 2021
31.5 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Seen, Mix n match, Painting


Mix n match, 2017
47.4 x 60.6 x 2 inch


Eugène Louis Martin, Quai Gustave-Ador et barques du Léman, Painting

Eugène Louis Martin

Quai Gustave-Ador et barques du Léman, 1946
23.6 x 28.9 x 0.8 inch


François Farouk, Droïdes Série "le grand mix", Painting

François Farouk

Droïdes Série "le grand mix", 2021
27.6 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Humanfuel, Organic Flow, Painting


Organic Flow, 2021
28.7 x 19.7 x 1 inch


Henry Meylan, Le portrait familial, Painting

Henry Meylan

Le portrait familial, 1971
33.1 x 44.1 x 0.8 inch


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