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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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Daru, New Stars, Painting


New Stars, 2021
48.8 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


JonOne, Preserved conserved, Painting


Preserved conserved, 2020
39.4 x 33.1 x 0.8 inch


Jef Aérosol, Pascal, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Pascal, 2020
3.9 x 7.1 x 0 inch


Fat, Snoop Map Paris, Painting


Snoop Map Paris, 2021
37 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


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


Daniel Castan, Blue active, Painting

Daniel Castan

Blue active, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


MAM, Enjoy your life, Painting


Enjoy your life, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.4 inch


Philippe Pasqua, Philippine, Painting

Philippe Pasqua

Philippine, 2010
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Rico Sab, Good vibes Garfield, Painting

Rico Sab

Good vibes Garfield, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Gabriela Lavezzari, El gran vacio, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

El gran vacio, 2021
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch


Ronald Hunter, Sea View Landscape, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Sea View Landscape, 2021
23.6 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch


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


Keny, Success story, Painting


Success story, 2021
59.1 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch


Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Chaleureuse rencontre, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Chaleureuse rencontre, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Gina Vor, Moonlight, Painting

Gina Vor

Moonlight, 2018
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.2 inch


Nicolas Monjo, Promiscuité marée montante, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Promiscuité marée montante, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


Xiu, Paysages 211, Painting


Paysages 211, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$670 $744

Antonino Puliafico, Rocce e onde, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Rocce e onde, 2021
31.5 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


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

$185 $246

Vidiz, Happy Love, Painting


Happy Love, 2021
33.5 x 16.1 x 1.2 inch


Yann Guinchan, Sans titre - TAF668758, Painting

Yann Guinchan

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


Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (283), Painting

Nicolas Dubreuille

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


Leslie Berthet Laval, Blue City I, Painting

Leslie Berthet Laval

Blue City I, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 inch


Marian Williams, The Emancipated Mermaids 2, Painting

Marian Williams

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


Bruno Roudil, MA, Painting

Bruno Roudil

MA, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 inch


Liora, Portoferraio, Painting


Portoferraio, 2021
23.6 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


tizlu, Silent Observer III, Painting


Silent Observer III, 2021
27.6 x 9.8 inch

$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


Bze Bzeland, Carpe Diem, Painting

Bze Bzeland

Carpe Diem, 2021
16.5 x 11.7 inch


Rosalie Ballester, Le chant de la planète rouge, Painting

Rosalie Ballester

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


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


Tracey Adams, Sattva 39, Painting

Tracey Adams

Sattva 39, 2021
34 x 26 inch


Jisbar, Mona Lisa - Gold, Painting


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


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


Helder Batista, Flowers in a vase, Painting

Helder Batista

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


Daniel Despothuis, N°52, Painting

Daniel Despothuis

N°52, 2011
38.6 x 29.1 inch


Mr Cenz, Star Chaser, Painting

Mr Cenz

Star Chaser, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Raluca Vulcan, Le Mont Saint-Michel, Painting

Raluca Vulcan

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


VanBinh, Kiss I, Painting


Kiss I, 2021
21.7 x 18.1 inch


Eugène Barricade, Go Go Go !, Painting

Eugène Barricade

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

< $ 2,500

Maryse Chatron Kriloff, Spectre Solaire, Painting

Maryse Chatron Kriloff

Spectre Solaire, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Olivier Debré, Ocre foncé trace violet, Painting

Olivier Debré

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

25,000 - $ 50,000

2flui, Extrême, Painting


Extrême, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Paul Jenkins, Phenomena East Prevailing, Painting

Paul Jenkins

Phenomena East Prevailing, 1967
55 x 72 x 1.2 inch

$122,811 $163,749

Mr. Brainwash, The Wall (Green), Painting

Mr. Brainwash

The Wall (Green), 2009
30 x 22.5 inch


Alain Mimouni, Dollar Picsou, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Dollar Picsou, 2021
23.6 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch


Shelby, Mickey Stripes, Painting


Mickey Stripes, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Gustave Singier, Composition, Painting

Gustave Singier

Composition, 1962
5.5 x 9.1 x 0 inch


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

Muriel Charbonnier

N°I-10-05, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 inch


Véronique Clanet, Le foulard bleu, Painting

Véronique Clanet

Le foulard bleu, 2021
16.1 x 13 inch


Juan Benito, Les Arlésiennes, Painting

Juan Benito

Les Arlésiennes, 2021
39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch


Michel Trapezaroff, La Menoge en Octobre, Painting

Michel Trapezaroff

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


Âme Sauvage, Mont des délices, Painting

Âme Sauvage

Mont des délices, 2021
21.3 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch


Wenyu Zhu, Anthropognese 1, Painting

Wenyu Zhu

Anthropognese 1, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch

$558 $620

Mino Maccari, Urbanization, Painting

Mino Maccari

Urbanization, 1970
11.3 x 8.7 x 0 inch


Jean Rouzaud, Sans titre, Painting

Jean Rouzaud

Sans titre, 1986
31.7 x 25.4 x 0.8 inch


Valérie Auriel, Les longues jambes, Painting

Valérie Auriel

Les longues jambes, 2020
13.8 x 10.6 x 0.4 inch


Laura Placa, Green, Painting

Laura Placa

Green, 2010
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Yichao Sun, Forêt mystérieux, Painting

Yichao Sun

Forêt mystérieux, 2021
59.1 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Angeline Fages, Maldives, Painting

Angeline Fages

Maldives, 2015
28.3 x 35.4 inch


Gina Werfel, Windswept, Painting

Gina Werfel

Windswept, 2021
50 x 38 inch


Antonio Vangelli, Ponte Garibaldi, Rome, Painting

Antonio Vangelli

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


Jean-Marc Hunt, Canari, Painting

Jean-Marc Hunt

Canari, 2021
78.7 x 59.4 x 1.6 inch


Jean-Philippe Berger, Charlot au Violon, Painting

Jean-Philippe Berger

Charlot au Violon, 2021
20.1 x 26.8 x 1.2 inch


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