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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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Alain Mimouni, Flamber de Pascale, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Flamber de Pascale, 2021
27.6 x 42.5 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,091

Gabriela Lavezzari, Le Printemps, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Le Printemps, 2021
44.9 x 57.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

5,000 - $ 10,000

Onemizer, Sean 007, Painting

Onemizer

Sean 007, 2020
11 x 11 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,855

Nathanael Koffi, Pattern 3, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

Pattern 3, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,855

Seen, Sans, Painting

Seen

Sans, 2008
31.9 x 91.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$8,038

Sophie Petetin, Là bas magie de la nuit, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Là bas magie de la nuit, 2017
27.6 x 27.6 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,725

L'Atlas, To the light, Painting

L'Atlas

To the light, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$9,645

Stratos, Maman raconte une histoire, Painting

Stratos

Maman raconte une histoire, 2021
31.5 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$12,860

Fat, Crazy life, Painting

Fat

Crazy life, 2021
43.3 x 51.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,339

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
Painting

$22,876

Louis Magre, La Provence, Painting

Louis Magre

La Provence, 2013
23.6 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,669 $1,855

Antony Squizzato, Crawlers, Painting

Antony Squizzato

Crawlers, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,204

Ronald Hunter, Traffic pink landscape, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Traffic pink landscape, 2021
27.6 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

Sold

Yoann Merienne, Veheri, Painting

Yoann Merienne

Veheri, 2021
8.7 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,855

Seaty, Luanda, Painting

Seaty

Luanda, 2019
57.5 x 44.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$14,839

Xiu, La plage, Painting

Xiu

La plage, 2021
31.1 x 23.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,782 $3,091

Gina Vor, Abstract No. 1 | Abstrait  No. 1, Painting

Gina Vor

Abstract No. 1 | Abstrait No. 1, 2019
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$272

Marian Williams, Serenissima 1, Painting

Marian Williams

Serenissima 1, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$155

Jazzu, Somewhere, Painting

Jazzu

Somewhere, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$952

Miss Fuck, Pensif, Painting

Miss Fuck

Pensif, 2021
36.2 x 23.6 x 1 inch
Painting

$804

Liora, Clin D'Oeil, Painting

Liora

Clin D'Oeil, 2021
28.3 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,051

Antonino Puliafico, Vaso con girasole, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Vaso con girasole, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,608

Pierre Alechinsky, Boussu, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Boussu, 2007
39.4 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold

Ciscø, Sad Life, Painting

Ciscø

Sad Life, 2021
3.7 x 7.1 x 0 inch
Painting

$495

Philippe Huart, Cadmium rouge vertige - Vortex 16, Painting

Philippe Huart

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

$3,091

Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Champagne en musique, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Champagne en musique, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,226

Thierry Carrier, Code 2101, Painting

Thierry Carrier

Code 2101, 2021
51.2 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,946

Keny, Plaque metro Spray, Painting

Keny

Plaque metro Spray, 2021
17.7 x 8.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$495

Maryse Chatron Kriloff, Intense, Painting

Maryse Chatron Kriloff

Intense, 2021
35.4 x 51.2 inch
Painting

$2,819

Li Dongfeng, Paysages 234, Painting

Li Dongfeng

Paysages 234, 2021
13 x 13 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$680

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
Painting

$184 $245

Mara Toledo, La cascade de la montagne bleu, Painting

Mara Toledo

La cascade de la montagne bleu, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,473

Hom Nguyen, Human, Painting

Hom Nguyen

Human, 2021
78.7 x 78.7 x 2 inch
Painting

25,000 - $ 50,000

Xavier Jambon, Les joueurs de cartes, Painting

Xavier Jambon

Les joueurs de cartes, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,484

John Matos Crash, Blue too, Painting

John Matos Crash

Blue too, 2012
55.1 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$24,484 $27,204

Olivier Massebeuf, Nocturne, Painting

Olivier Massebeuf

Nocturne, 2021
51.2 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,731

Monsieur Mollotov, Batman, Painting

Monsieur Mollotov

Batman, 2019
45.7 x 35 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,710

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Intarissable, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Intarissable, 2018
15.7 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$1,088

Daru, O.G. Bitcoin, Painting

Daru

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

$2,473

Christine Barth Mroz, Brume dorée, Painting

Christine Barth Mroz

Brume dorée, 2021
39.4 x 35 inch
Painting

$1,978

Thérèse Bosc, Coup d'Éclat, Painting

Thérèse Bosc

Coup d'Éclat, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$1,212

Soklak Elgato, Black and white motion, Painting

Soklak Elgato

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

$10,511

Daniel Despothuis, N°42, Painting

Daniel Despothuis

N°42, 2009
29.9 x 22 inch
Painting

$989

Money Talk, Circus Money Talk, Painting

Money Talk

Circus Money Talk, 2021
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$606

Raoul P. Brosseau, Les sauveteurs, Painting

Raoul P. Brosseau

Les sauveteurs, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,339

Graziella, Renoncules I, Painting

Graziella

Renoncules I, 2020
9.8 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$253

Joëlle Michenet, Vie intérieure Z, Painting

Joëlle Michenet

Vie intérieure Z, 2021
47.2 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$2,473

Our recommendations tizlu, Silent Observer, Painting

tizlu

Silent Observer, 2021
27.6 x 9.8 inch
Painting

$329 $482

Jean Rouzaud, Sans titre n°212, Painting

Jean Rouzaud

Sans titre n°212, 1986
36.2 x 28.7 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,224

Spaco, Police Love, Painting

Spaco

Police Love, 2021
21.7 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$346

René Romero Schuler, Naren, Painting

René Romero Schuler

Naren, 2019
12 x 12 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,484

Mosko, Baby jaguar blue, Painting

Mosko

Baby jaguar blue, 2021
19.7 x 10.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,360

Percival Pernet, Jeune femme à la lecture, Painting

Percival Pernet

Jeune femme à la lecture, 1957
28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$851

Nathalie Zelman, Mickey Fashion Victim, Painting

Nathalie Zelman

Mickey Fashion Victim, 2021
23.6 x 19.7 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,349

Ora Ora, Skateboard - Moise, Painting

Ora Ora

Skateboard - Moise, 2021
31.5 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$742

Stoz, HH 105, Painting

Stoz

HH 105, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$173

Mino Maccari, The Scarecrow, Painting

Mino Maccari

The Scarecrow, 1960
8.1 x 5.9 x 0 inch
Painting

$470

Severine Dietrich, Zone Commerciale #1, Painting

Severine Dietrich

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

$1,731

Brooke Noel Morgan, Intersection, Painting

Brooke Noel Morgan

Intersection, 2020
37 x 31 inch
Painting

$2,736

Els Knockaert, Soatsaki, Painting

Els Knockaert

Soatsaki, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,091

Giorgio Lo Fermo, Composition, Painting

Giorgio Lo Fermo

Composition, 2020
8.3 x 11.6 x 0 inch
Painting

$495

Jean-Marc Hunt, L'alchimiste, Painting

Jean-Marc Hunt

L'alchimiste, 2019
66.9 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$17,065

Noze, Graffiti Wall #18, Painting

Noze

Graffiti Wall #18, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,978

Martin Reyna, Untitled 20207, Painting

Martin Reyna

Untitled 20207, 2020
22 x 29.9 inch
Painting

$3,168

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