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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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Antonella Laganà, Altri universi, Painting

Antonella Laganà

Altri universi, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$9,847

Mdauteuil, BeeWize, Painting

Mdauteuil

BeeWize, 2019
20 x 10 x 2.8 inch
Painting

$1,255

Felenzi, Grigio 3, Painting

Felenzi

Grigio 3, 2014
31.5 x 63 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,308

Marcos Zrihen, Afrique pastel, Painting

Marcos Zrihen

Afrique pastel, 2016
31.9 x 39.4 x 0.7 inch
Painting

$985

Karin Goeppert, Coffee Break, Painting

Karin Goeppert

Coffee Break, 2017
15.7 x 19.7 x 1.8 inch
Painting

$850

Christa Haack, Message of the Night, Painting

Christa Haack

Message of the Night, 2020
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.7 inch
Painting

$1,046

Antonella Laganà, Sole rosso, Painting

Antonella Laganà

Sole rosso, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$8,616

Antonella Laganà, Lucean le stelle, Painting

Antonella Laganà

Lucean le stelle, 2013
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,693

Antonella Laganà, Sfida verde 2, Painting

Antonella Laganà

Sfida verde 2, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$18,463

Antonella Laganà, Decisioni simultanee, Painting

Antonella Laganà

Decisioni simultanee, 2008
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$9,847

Antonella Laganà, Absolument, Painting

Antonella Laganà

Absolument, 2014
59.1 x 78.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$24,617

Antonella Laganà, L'isola che non cé, Painting

Antonella Laganà

L'isola che non cé, 2017
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,154

Diego Anaya, Crossroads, Painting

Diego Anaya

Crossroads, 2017
30 x 30 x 2 inch
Painting

$5,200

Diego Anaya, The Metaphor, Painting

Diego Anaya

The Metaphor, 2017
30 x 30 x 2 inch
Painting

$5,200

Diego Anaya, Untitled, Painting

Diego Anaya

Untitled, 2016
48 x 40 x 2 inch
Painting

$7,000

Diego Anaya, La Silla, Painting

Diego Anaya

La Silla, 2017
48 x 72 x 2 inch
Painting

$7,500

Diego Anaya, Fragmentos de mi Cordillera, Painting

Diego Anaya

Fragmentos de mi Cordillera, 2019
70 x 54 x 2 inch
Painting

$9,500

Arnaud Gautron, Blanc Kolyma, Painting

Arnaud Gautron

Blanc Kolyma, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,462

Dam, Cigarette after sex, Painting

Dam

Cigarette after sex, 2018
35.4 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,446

Dam, Je peux jouer avec toi ?, Painting

Dam

Je peux jouer avec toi ?, 2018
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,939

Dam, Protect me, Painting

Dam

Protect me, 2018
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,939

Dam, Victoria, Painting

Dam

Victoria, 2018
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,939

Mdauteuil, Peach Trees, Painting

Mdauteuil

Peach Trees, 2015
10 x 10 x 3.9 inch
Painting

$1,095

Mdauteuil, Agnus Dei, Painting

Mdauteuil

Agnus Dei, 2015
10 x 10 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,095

Mdauteuil, Le Petit Jardin / The Little Garden, Painting

Mdauteuil

Le Petit Jardin / The Little Garden, 2017
20 x 10 x 3.1 inch
Painting

$2,203

Benoit Barbagli, La vague, Painting

Benoit Barbagli

La vague, 2018
63.8 x 118.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold out

Mdauteuil, Évangéline, Painting

Mdauteuil

Évangéline, 2019
20 x 10 x 3.9 inch
Painting

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Mdauteuil, Opium, Painting

Mdauteuil

Opium, 2017
10 x 10 x 2 inch
Painting

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Mdauteuil, Old Money, Painting

Mdauteuil

Old Money, 2017
10 x 10 x 3.1 inch
Painting

Sold out

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