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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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Daru, New Stars, Painting

Daru

New Stars, 2021
48.8 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,605

JonOne, Preserved conserved, Painting

JonOne

Preserved conserved, 2020
39.4 x 33.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$21,709

Jef Aérosol, Pascal, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Pascal, 2020
3.9 x 7.1 x 0 inch
Painting

$2,481

Fat, Snoop Map Paris, Painting

Fat

Snoop Map Paris, 2021
37 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,729

Jérôme Mesnager, En plein Essor (22 de 2021), Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

En plein Essor (22 de 2021), 2021
8.3 x 6.6 x 2.6 inch
Painting

$720

Daniel Castan, Blue active, Painting

Daniel Castan

Blue active, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,853

MAM, Enjoy your life, Painting

MAM

Enjoy your life, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$1,365

Philippe Pasqua, Philippine, Painting

Philippe Pasqua

Philippine, 2010
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Painting

$3,585

Rico Sab, Good vibes Garfield, Painting

Rico Sab

Good vibes Garfield, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$682

Gabriela Lavezzari, El gran vacio, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

El gran vacio, 2021
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,466

Ronald Hunter, Sea View Landscape, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Sea View Landscape, 2021
23.6 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$602

Sophie Petetin, Marché de campagne tu me plais !, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Marché de campagne tu me plais !, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 1 inch
Painting

$862

Keny, Success story, Painting

Keny

Success story, 2021
59.1 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,109

Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Chaleureuse rencontre, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Chaleureuse rencontre, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,233

Gina Vor, Moonlight, Painting

Gina Vor

Moonlight, 2018
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$298

Nicolas Monjo, Promiscuité marée montante, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Promiscuité marée montante, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$868

Xiu, Paysages 211, Painting

Xiu

Paysages 211, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$670 $744

Antonino Puliafico, Rocce e onde, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Rocce e onde, 2021
31.5 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,613

Dr. Love, Love Street (a tribute to Banksy), Painting

Dr. Love

Love Street (a tribute to Banksy), 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Painting

$185 $246

Vidiz, Happy Love, Painting

Vidiz

Happy Love, 2021
33.5 x 16.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$434

Yann Guinchan, Sans titre - TAF668758, Painting

Yann Guinchan

Sans titre - TAF668758, 2021
38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,054

Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (283), Painting

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans Titre Ref (283), 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,838

Leslie Berthet Laval, Blue City I, Painting

Leslie Berthet Laval

Blue City I, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$3,176

Marian Williams, The Emancipated Mermaids 2, Painting

Marian Williams

The Emancipated Mermaids 2, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$310

Bruno Roudil, MA, Painting

Bruno Roudil

MA, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 inch
Painting

$5,086

Liora, Portoferraio, Painting

Liora

Portoferraio, 2021
23.6 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$620

tizlu, Silent Observer III, Painting

tizlu

Silent Observer III, 2021
27.6 x 9.8 inch
Painting

$368 $484

Rakel Wajnberg, It was impossible until I did it, Painting

Rakel Wajnberg

It was impossible until I did it, 2020
24.8 x 20.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,823

Bze Bzeland, Carpe Diem, Painting

Bze Bzeland

Carpe Diem, 2021
16.5 x 11.7 inch
Painting

$285

Rosalie Ballester, Le chant de la planète rouge, Painting

Rosalie Ballester

Le chant de la planète rouge, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 inch
Painting

$1,861

Raphaël Federici (ParisSketchCulture), Le roi au cœur percé, Painting

Raphaël Federici (ParisSketchCulture)

Le roi au cœur percé, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$4,466

Tracey Adams, Sattva 39, Painting

Tracey Adams

Sattva 39, 2021
34 x 26 inch
Painting

$3,177

Jisbar, Mona Lisa - Gold, Painting

Jisbar

Mona Lisa - Gold, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,722

Alexandra Battezzati, Le bonheur du saule pleureur, Painting

Alexandra Battezzati

Le bonheur du saule pleureur, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,838

Helder Batista, Flowers in a vase, Painting

Helder Batista

Flowers in a vase, 2021
78.7 x 78.7 x 0 inch
Painting

$6,203

Daniel Despothuis, N°52, Painting

Daniel Despothuis

N°52, 2011
38.6 x 29.1 inch
Painting

$2,208

Mr Cenz, Star Chaser, Painting

Mr Cenz

Star Chaser, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,017

Raluca Vulcan, Le Mont Saint-Michel, Painting

Raluca Vulcan

Le Mont Saint-Michel, 2021
35 x 45.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,722

VanBinh, Kiss I, Painting

VanBinh

Kiss I, 2021
21.7 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$1,017

Eugène Barricade, Go Go Go !, Painting

Eugène Barricade

Go Go Go !, 2019
32.3 x 37 x 0.8 inch
Painting

< $ 2,500

Maryse Chatron Kriloff, Spectre Solaire, Painting

Maryse Chatron Kriloff

Spectre Solaire, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$2,332

Olivier Debré, Ocre foncé trace violet, Painting

Olivier Debré

Ocre foncé trace violet, 1967
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

25,000 - $ 50,000

2flui, Extrême, Painting

2flui

Extrême, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$558

Paul Jenkins, Phenomena East Prevailing, Painting

Paul Jenkins

Phenomena East Prevailing, 1967
55 x 72 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$122,811 $163,749

Mr. Brainwash, The Wall (Green), Painting

Mr. Brainwash

The Wall (Green), 2009
30 x 22.5 inch
Painting

$3,320

Alain Mimouni, Dollar Picsou, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Dollar Picsou, 2021
23.6 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,853

Shelby, Mickey Stripes, Painting

Shelby

Mickey Stripes, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,225

Gustave Singier, Composition, Painting

Gustave Singier

Composition, 1962
5.5 x 9.1 x 0 inch
Painting

$1,489

Muriel Charbonnier, N°I-10-05, Painting

Muriel Charbonnier

N°I-10-05, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Painting

$1,861

Véronique Clanet, Le foulard bleu, Painting

Véronique Clanet

Le foulard bleu, 2021
16.1 x 13 inch
Painting

$1,191

Juan Benito, Les Arlésiennes, Painting

Juan Benito

Les Arlésiennes, 2021
39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,582

Michel Trapezaroff, La Menoge en Octobre, Painting

Michel Trapezaroff

La Menoge en Octobre, 2021
9.4 x 13.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,210

Âme Sauvage, Mont des délices, Painting

Âme Sauvage

Mont des délices, 2021
21.3 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$657

Wenyu Zhu, Anthropognese 1, Painting

Wenyu Zhu

Anthropognese 1, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$558 $620

Mino Maccari, Urbanization, Painting

Mino Maccari

Urbanization, 1970
11.3 x 8.7 x 0 inch
Painting

$868

Jean Rouzaud, Sans titre, Painting

Jean Rouzaud

Sans titre, 1986
31.7 x 25.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,116

Valérie Auriel, Les longues jambes, Painting

Valérie Auriel

Les longues jambes, 2020
13.8 x 10.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$347

Laura Placa, Green, Painting

Laura Placa

Green, 2010
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Painting

$744

Yichao Sun, Forêt mystérieux, Painting

Yichao Sun

Forêt mystérieux, 2021
59.1 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,853

Angeline Fages, Maldives, Painting

Angeline Fages

Maldives, 2015
28.3 x 35.4 inch
Painting

$682

Gina Werfel, Windswept, Painting

Gina Werfel

Windswept, 2021
50 x 38 inch
Painting

$2,455

Antonio Vangelli, Ponte Garibaldi, Rome, Painting

Antonio Vangelli

Ponte Garibaldi, Rome, 1941
13.8 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$4,714

Jean-Marc Hunt, Canari, Painting

Jean-Marc Hunt

Canari, 2021
78.7 x 59.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$21,337

Jean-Philippe Berger, Charlot au Violon, Painting

Jean-Philippe Berger

Charlot au Violon, 2021
20.1 x 26.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$595

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