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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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M.Chat, Envol de Chat, Painting

M.Chat

Envol de Chat, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$9,367

Shelby, Mac Queen, Painting

Shelby

Mac Queen, 2021
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,320

Joanna Glazer, Presence, Absence... and Presence, Painting

Joanna Glazer

Presence, Absence... and Presence, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$294 $587

Daru, What else?, Painting

Daru

What else?, 2020
51.2 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,964

Ronald Hunter, Yellow Panels, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Yellow Panels, 2021
23.6 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$628

Ronald Hunter, Orange Breakers Blue, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Orange Breakers Blue, 2021
27.6 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$628

Clet Abraham, Cut it out, Painting

Clet Abraham

Cut it out, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$415

C215, Meow RATP, Painting

C215

Meow RATP, 2020
13.2 x 17.1 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$3,320

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Lotus Woman, Painting

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Lotus Woman, 2012
12.2 x 12.2 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$13,636

Seen, Multi Seen, Painting

Seen

Multi Seen, 2020
33.8 x 28 inch
Painting

$2,016

Nathanael Koffi, Belle pluie 4, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

Belle pluie 4, 2021
32.3 x 8.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$436

Nick Vivian, Sky Scape 3519, Painting

Nick Vivian

Sky Scape 3519, 2021
9.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$694

L'Atlas, All in Pieces, Painting

L'Atlas

All in Pieces, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,150

JonOne, Knock Knock, Painting

JonOne

Knock Knock, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$14,821

Jérôme Mesnager, 159, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

159, 2021
14.2 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$640 $711

Toctoc, ABC, Painting

Toctoc

ABC, 2021
11.8 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,423

Peter Klasen, M.50, Painting

Peter Klasen

M.50, 1991
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$12,450

Jonathan Pradillon, Grand fondu algue marine, Painting

Jonathan Pradillon

Grand fondu algue marine, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$256 $285

S2Bart, Marilyn Chanel, Painting

S2Bart

Marilyn Chanel, 2021
30.3 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,067

Alain Mimouni, Dollar Wonder Woman, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Dollar Wonder Woman, 2021
23.6 x 51.2 x 2.8 inch
Painting

$2,727

Jo Di Bona, Félin, Painting

Jo Di Bona

Félin, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,320

Liora, Just Relax, Painting

Liora

Just Relax, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,174

Stoz, Spiderman Hero under cover, Painting

Stoz

Spiderman Hero under cover, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$534

Marian Williams, Double Portrait with Object 1, Painting

Marian Williams

Double Portrait with Object 1, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$296

Arman, Ambiance IV, Painting

Arman

Ambiance IV, 1996
18.1 x 13 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$20,750

Christian Jodin, Variable Geometry, Painting

Christian Jodin

Variable Geometry, 2019
25.6 x 21.3 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$290 $581

Nicolas Monjo, A coeur ouvert, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

A coeur ouvert, 2021
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,016

Rico Sab, Boxing Passion, Painting

Rico Sab

Boxing Passion, 2021
59.1 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,016

Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Douceur matinale en bord de mer, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Douceur matinale en bord de mer, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$771

Jéko, Marcher dans les champs de fleurs, Painting

Jéko

Marcher dans les champs de fleurs, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$1,067

Keymi, Le calme avant la tempête..., Painting

Keymi

Le calme avant la tempête..., 2021
25.2 x 20.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$652

Philippe Pasqua, Sans, Painting

Philippe Pasqua

Sans, 2010
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$8,893

Sophie Petetin, Campagne, la douceur de l'eau, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Campagne, la douceur de l'eau, 2020
31.5 x 15.7 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,156

Erró, The gun, Painting

Erró

The gun, 1992
63.8 x 38.2 inch
Painting

$88,928

Philippe Huart, Daydream Nightmare, Painting

Philippe Huart

Daydream Nightmare, 2011
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$11,264

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

Dr. Love

Hope (a tribute to Banksy), 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$106 $116

Liliane Paumier, Ballerines et violon, Painting

Liliane Paumier

Ballerines et violon, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$415

Pierre Fillastre, N675, Painting

Pierre Fillastre

N675, 2021
19.7 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,079

Joanna Woyda, A walking girl, Painting

Joanna Woyda

A walking girl, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$1,067

Amandyne Steropês, The flight of the young horse, Painting

Amandyne Steropês

The flight of the young horse, 2021
25.6 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$830

Geraldine Bandiziol, Dis-le au temps qui passe, Painting

Geraldine Bandiziol

Dis-le au temps qui passe, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,897

David Jamin, Cinq Oiseaux Voyageurs, Painting

David Jamin

Cinq Oiseaux Voyageurs, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,779

Franck Dupire, Guidel (le golfe), Painting

Franck Dupire

Guidel (le golfe), 2021
25.6 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$889

Brian Bartlett, Camargue, Painting

Brian Bartlett

Camargue, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,964

Spaco, Frida Kalho, Painting

Spaco

Frida Kalho, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$130

Eric Munsch, Le rivage d’or, Painting

Eric Munsch

Le rivage d’or, 2021
28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,245

Benoit Havard, Indian Spirit, Painting

Benoit Havard

Indian Spirit, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.9 inch
Painting

$1,613

Laurent Bouro, Les arbres 2.10.21, Painting

Laurent Bouro

Les arbres 2.10.21, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,371

Claude Viallat, 2020/02, Painting

Claude Viallat

2020/02, 2020
78.3 x 51.6 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$29,643

Âme Sauvage, L'écrivain, Painting

Âme Sauvage

L'écrivain, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,016

Artiste Ouvrier, Amazones, Painting

Artiste Ouvrier

Amazones, 2007
27.6 x 39.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,371

Benoit Thiel, Ma ville H3, Painting

Benoit Thiel

Ma ville H3, 2019
25.6 x 21.3 inch
Painting

$771

Chanoir, Bande chas b girls, Painting

Chanoir

Bande chas b girls, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,031

Rita Vandenherrewegen, Instant de légèreté, Painting

Rita Vandenherrewegen

Instant de légèreté, 2021
12.6 x 12.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$416 $462

Nick Walker, Escalier, Painting

Nick Walker

Escalier, 2017
24 x 30.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$10,671

Mr. Brainwash, We are all in this Together - (Life is Beautiful - Follow your Dreams), Painting

Mr. Brainwash

We are all in this Together - (Life is Beautiful - Follow your Dreams), 2020
22 x 22 inch
Painting

$16,600

Sancko, Éteindre, Painting

Sancko

Éteindre, 2021
39.4 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$2,715

Piotre, Color Race, Painting

Piotre

Color Race, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,964

Istraille, Aylin, Painting

Istraille

Aylin, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,707

Fabienne Ribeyrolles, Stargate, Painting

Fabienne Ribeyrolles

Stargate, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$806

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Hyppodanse, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Hyppodanse, 2020
35.4 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$710 $806

Olga Novokhatska, Sur le pont des Arts, Painting

Olga Novokhatska

Sur le pont des Arts, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$889

Cope2, Bronx Legend, Painting

Cope2

Bronx Legend, 2021
16 x 20 x 0.5 inch
Painting

$889

Shake, Walk Pop Board, Painting

Shake

Walk Pop Board, 2021
31.5 x 8.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$534 $593

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