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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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Antoine Josse, Le Secret des Bois, Painting

Antoine Josse

Le Secret des Bois, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch

< $ 2,500

Diane Rosaz, La Chenille, Painting

Diane Rosaz

La Chenille, 2021
40.2 x 29.9 x 1.6 inch


Brooke Noel Morgan, Undoing, Painting

Brooke Noel Morgan

Undoing, 2020
86 x 60 inch


Clara Crespin, La vie en fleurs, Painting

Clara Crespin

La vie en fleurs, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Viktoria Ganhao, Desire, Painting

Viktoria Ganhao

Desire, 2021
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Kardesch, Etude NM Nr1, Painting


Etude NM Nr1, 2020
23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Paulo Canilhas, As Pedras Do Caminho Que Faço #6, Painting

Paulo Canilhas

As Pedras Do Caminho Que Faço #6, 2018
59 x 57 x 1 inch


Jule, Désir, Painting


Désir, 2021
47.2 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch


Jane Everett, Pine Study No.2, Painting

Jane Everett

Pine Study No.2, 2019
36 x 18 inch


Marie Constantelli, It is a Girl Thing, Painting

Marie Constantelli

It is a Girl Thing, 2020
49.2 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


Ann Kipling, Falkland landscape, Painting

Ann Kipling

Falkland landscape, 2002
8.5 x 20.1 inch


Roberta Pyx Sutherland, Making Time, Painting

Roberta Pyx Sutherland

Making Time, 2017
29.9 x 24 inch


Tadas Zaicikas, Lines #43 -1, Painting

Tadas Zaicikas

Lines #43 -1, 2021
46.1 x 30.3 x 0.8 inch


Guy Denning, Looking for Beatrice, Painting

Guy Denning

Looking for Beatrice, 2012
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Ewa Hauton, Sky, Painting

Ewa Hauton

Sky, 2019
51.2 x 39.4 x 1 inch


VanBinh, Graphite I, Painting


Graphite I, 2020
39.4 x 59.1 x 0.2 inch


Adam Sabhan, Ailleur, Painting

Adam Sabhan

Ailleur, 2012
15.7 x 15.7 inch

< $ 2,500

Jutta Rika Bressem, Skyfall (Don't disturb the sky), Painting

Jutta Rika Bressem

Skyfall (Don't disturb the sky), 2020
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Anthony Ferrero (Wear One), Consommation, Painting

Anthony Ferrero (Wear One)

Consommation, 2018
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch


Leslie Amine, Sans titre, Painting

Leslie Amine

Sans titre, 2018
47.2 x 63 x 2 inch


Alexei Lantsev, Vue sur le Louvre, Painting

Alexei Lantsev

Vue sur le Louvre, 2017
16.5 x 24.4 inch


Robert Baribeau, Stem in Black #12 (Abstract Painting), Painting

Robert Baribeau

Stem in Black #12 (Abstract Painting), 2019
28 x 22 inch


Enzo, Phill's Symphony, Painting


Phill's Symphony, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.6 inch


Ghazi Baker, Alone in a Crowd, Painting

Ghazi Baker

Alone in a Crowd, 2018
55.1 x 55.1 inch


Ozan Virgule, Le rouge, Painting

Ozan Virgule

Le rouge, 2019
55.1 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


France Gobbo, 2-XVII, Painting

France Gobbo

2-XVII, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 3.9 inch


Michel Madore, Portrait de Manilius, Painting

Michel Madore

Portrait de Manilius, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Sabhan DO NOT USE Adam THIS PROFILE, Majeste, Painting


Majeste, 2012
17.7 x 17.7 inch

2,500 - $ 5,000

Annie Murphy-Robinson, Casey and the Coyote Animus, Painting

Annie Murphy-Robinson

Casey and the Coyote Animus, 2014
41.3 x 32.3 inch

25,000 - $ 50,000

Teresa Riba, A l'altre costat IV, Painting

Teresa Riba

A l'altre costat IV, 2017
10.8 x 8.4 inch


Robin Obitz (Panar), Jaune #3, Painting

Robin Obitz (Panar)

Jaune #3, 2020
63.8 x 44.9 inch


Rod McIntosh, Safer Within, Painting

Rod McIntosh

Safer Within, 2016
39.4 x 98.4 x 2 inch


Robert Lebsack, Feel Too Much Within, Painting

Robert Lebsack

Feel Too Much Within, 2020
12 x 9 inch


Cyril Réguerre, Félin, Painting

Cyril Réguerre

Félin, 2019
39.4 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch


Lee Bae, Issu de Feu, Painting

Lee Bae

Issu de Feu, 2000
25.6 x 35.4 inch


J/Y Delaunay-Israël, Les bijoux 6/18, Painting

J/Y Delaunay-Israël

Les bijoux 6/18, 2016
47.2 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


Jean Hélion, Nu à la chaise, Painting

Jean Hélion

Nu à la chaise, 1948
26.4 x 20.5 inch


Jim Dine, Anderson and Shepard, Painting

Jim Dine

Anderson and Shepard, 2008
48 x 96 x 2 inch


Our recommendations Miquel Wert, L'enllaç, Painting

Miquel Wert

L'enllaç, 2017
31.9 x 25.6 inch


Patrick Collins, Persephony 3, Painting

Patrick Collins

Persephony 3, 2021
50 x 90 x 1 inch


François Cognet, Série grands singes - 7/5, Painting

François Cognet

Série grands singes - 7/5, 2015
59.1 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Mateo Andrea, Bones, Painting

Mateo Andrea

Bones, 2017
44.9 x 57.5 inch


Rachael Dalzell, The barn on the marsh, Painting

Rachael Dalzell

The barn on the marsh, 2018
35.4 x 47.2 x 2.4 inch


Delphine Alliens, L'Aousel, Painting

Delphine Alliens

L'Aousel, 2019
25.6 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch


Søcø, Untitled, Painting


Untitled, 2019
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Robert van Bolderick, Colgate, Painting

Robert van Bolderick

Colgate, 2018
29.9 x 22.4 x 0.1 inch

$1,303 $1,862

Jordy Kerwick, It park was light ø light was red, Painting

Jordy Kerwick

It park was light ø light was red, 2017
42.1 x 35.8 inch


Ida Bagus Putu Purwa, Run for your Life, Painting

Ida Bagus Putu Purwa

Run for your Life, 2012
55.1 x 78.7 x 2.4 inch


Our recommendations Stéphan Muntaner, Catch My Heart, Painting

Stéphan Muntaner

Catch My Heart, 2018
51.2 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch


Sonia Ceccotti, Hug, Painting

Sonia Ceccotti

Hug, 2016
48.8 x 47.2 x 2 inch


Rob Tarbell, Pink Elephant in the Room II - smoke on paper contemporary frame, Painting

Rob Tarbell

Pink Elephant in the Room II - smoke on paper contemporary frame, 2013
32 x 32 x 1 inch


Mario Prassinos, Cubism, Painting

Mario Prassinos

Cubism, 1947
26 x 20.3 inch


Udo Hohenberger, Jump, Painting

Udo Hohenberger

Jump, 2018
51.2 x 47.2 inch


Hannah Ivory Baker, Wave Study St Just, Cornwall, Painting

Hannah Ivory Baker

Wave Study St Just, Cornwall, 2015
19.7 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch


Tommy Lennartsson, Wildlife, Painting

Tommy Lennartsson

Wildlife, 2020
18.9 x 15 x 1.2 inch


Linet Andréa, Esquisse Joana 1, Painting

Linet Andréa

Esquisse Joana 1, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Jan K, Tête en l'air, Painting

Jan K

Tête en l'air, 2018
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.8 inch


Kate Bell, Overlay, Painting

Kate Bell

Overlay, 2020
60 x 60 x 2 inch


Davide DiCenso, Kilroy Was Here 1.0., Painting

Davide DiCenso

Kilroy Was Here 1.0., 2021
24 x 20.1 inch


Kastro Kastro, Basdik, Painting

Kastro Kastro

Basdik, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


George Tzannes, Olive Grove with Cypress Trees - Black and White Landscape of Greek Island, Painting

George Tzannes

Olive Grove with Cypress Trees - Black and White Landscape of Greek Island, 2017
22 x 31.5 inch


Paul Leibow, Untitled (Problematic model as a diptych), Painting

Paul Leibow

Untitled (Problematic model as a diptych), 2015
24 x 38 inch


Gugu Kim, Espoir, Painting

Gugu Kim

Espoir, 2019
22.4 x 14.2 x 2 inch


Giuseppe Madonia, Spechio d'acqua, Painting

Giuseppe Madonia

Spechio d'acqua, 1990
20.5 x 16.9 inch


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