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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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Anthony Ferrero (Wear One), Girafe, Painting

Anthony Ferrero (Wear One)

Girafe, 2020
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch


Lara Messina, Jump (little horse), Painting

Lara Messina

Jump (little horse), 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


J/Y Delaunay-Israël, Untitled Circles 1, Painting

J/Y Delaunay-Israël

Untitled Circles 1, 1998
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


André Laurenti, Nuage Noir, Painting

André Laurenti

Nuage Noir, 2012
44.9 x 57.5 x 0.8 inch


Alejandro Pintado, Untitled, Painting

Alejandro Pintado

Untitled, 2018
47.2 x 66.9 x 2 inch


Our recommendations Miquel Wert, L'enllaç, Painting

Miquel Wert

L'enllaç, 2017
31.9 x 25.6 inch


Teresa Riba, A l'altre costat IV, Painting

Teresa Riba

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


VanBinh, Nature 41, Painting


Nature 41, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Françoise Danel, Pot noir sur fond jaune, Painting

Françoise Danel

Pot noir sur fond jaune, 2011
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


Delphine Alliens, L'Aousel, Painting

Delphine Alliens

L'Aousel, 2019
25.6 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch


Virginie Remillieux, Ophelie 3, Painting

Virginie Remillieux

Ophelie 3, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Diane Rosaz, Tchin - Tchin, Painting

Diane Rosaz

Tchin - Tchin, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 1 inch


Bernard Faucheur, Corbillard de misère, Painting

Bernard Faucheur

Corbillard de misère, 2012
19.7 x 25.6 inch


Michel Madore, Portrait de Manilius, Painting

Michel Madore

Portrait de Manilius, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 inch


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

Robert Baribeau

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


Ghazi Baker, Alone in a Crowd, Painting

Ghazi Baker

Alone in a Crowd, 2018
55.1 x 55.1 inch


Giuseppe Madonia, Spechio d'acqua, Painting

Giuseppe Madonia

Spechio d'acqua, 1990
20.5 x 16.9 inch

$537 $597

France Gobbo, 1-XIX, Painting

France Gobbo

1-XIX, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 3.9 inch


Tadas Zaicikas, Conflicting Lines #8, Painting

Tadas Zaicikas

Conflicting Lines #8, 2021
44.9 x 59.1 x 0.4 inch


Peggy Viallat, Portrait bleu, Painting

Peggy Viallat

Portrait bleu, 2021
68.9 x 57.1 x 1.2 inch


Annie Murphy-Robinson, The shaman, Painting

Annie Murphy-Robinson

The shaman, 2014
18.1 x 35.8 inch


Mbali Dhlamini, Sala Hantle, Painting

Mbali Dhlamini

Sala Hantle, 2021
74.4 x 42.5 x 2 inch

15,000 - $ 25,000

Retne, Winter N-1, Painting


Winter N-1, 2021
31.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Ewa Hauton, Wings, Painting

Ewa Hauton

Wings, 2020
39.4 x 49.2 x 0.8 inch


Guy Denning, Persons unknown, Painting

Guy Denning

Persons unknown, 2017
37.4 x 39.4 inch


Cyril Réguerre, Galop, Painting

Cyril Réguerre

Galop, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Patrick Villas, Domestic dog, Painting

Patrick Villas

Domestic dog, 2016
51.2 x 50 x 0.8 inch


Robert Lebsack, Dreaming of a song, Painting

Robert Lebsack

Dreaming of a song, 2021
12 x 12 inch


Anany, Fleurs de Champs Bleu et or, Painting


Fleurs de Champs Bleu et or, 2021
15.6 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Théo Le Franc, S07, Painting

Théo Le Franc

S07, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 1 inch


The Catman, Flash (E.A.), Painting

The Catman

Flash (E.A.), 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.4 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


Grace Carol Bomer, Through a glass darkly. We see as in a dream, Painting

Grace Carol Bomer

Through a glass darkly. We see as in a dream, 2019
18 x 18 x 1 inch


Bernadette Youngquist, Harmony, Painting

Bernadette Youngquist

Harmony, 2020
40 x 30 inch


Adam Sabhan, Untitled SM 1, Painting

Adam Sabhan

Untitled SM 1, 2011
19.7 x 15.7 inch


Robert van Bolderick, Tacones Mecanicas, Painting

Robert van Bolderick

Tacones Mecanicas, 2021
29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch


Paulo Canilhas, Let'me jump in your game #3, Painting

Paulo Canilhas

Let'me jump in your game #3, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Fab Prenat, Keith Haring #1, Painting

Fab Prenat

Keith Haring #1, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Mateo Andrea, Color, Painting

Mateo Andrea

Color, 2018
31.9 x 39.4 inch


Kate Styler, the uprooted, Painting

Kate Styler

the uprooted, 2020
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch


Jean Hélion, Nu à la chaise, Painting

Jean Hélion

Nu à la chaise, 1948
26.4 x 20.5 inch


John Emanuel, Orange Mono Colour, Painting

John Emanuel

Orange Mono Colour, 2014
20.9 x 14.6 x 0.4 inch


Mayu Macias, El Espiritu de la Olivera (M), Painting

Mayu Macias

El Espiritu de la Olivera (M), 2012
27.6 x 39.4 inch


Mara Minuzzo, Composition No. M2015, Painting

Mara Minuzzo

Composition No. M2015, 2020
22 x 22 x 1.75 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


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


KristX, Vivre libre, Painting


Vivre libre, 2020
47.2 x 23.6 x 2 inch


Jane Everett, Pine Study No.2, Painting

Jane Everett

Pine Study No.2, 2019
36 x 18 inch


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

Paul Leibow

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


Gugi Goo, Black Train, Painting

Gugi Goo

Black Train, 2020
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Marie de Rocca Serra, Bleu I, Painting

Marie de Rocca Serra

Bleu I, 2020
12.6 x 5.5 inch


Claude-Yvan Conne, Toscana Una, Painting

Claude-Yvan Conne

Toscana Una, 2021
25.6 x 31.9 x 0.8 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


Mario Prassinos, Cubism, Painting

Mario Prassinos

Cubism, 1947
26 x 20.3 inch


Sabhan DO NOT USE Adam THIS PROFILE, Pause, Painting


Pause, 2012
19.7 x 15.7 inch


Kristian Desailly, Le cabinet de curiosités, Painting

Kristian Desailly

Le cabinet de curiosités, 2017
14.2 x 12.2 inch


Ida Bagus Putu Purwa, Entah, Painting

Ida Bagus Putu Purwa

Entah, 2008
63 x 55.1 x 1.6 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


Sonia Ceccotti, Flowers, Painting

Sonia Ceccotti

Flowers, 2016
47.2 x 39.4 x 2 inch


Patrick Collins, Persephony 3, Painting

Patrick Collins

Persephony 3, 2021
50 x 90 x 1 inch


Deborah Valoma, Dark Water, Painting

Deborah Valoma

Dark Water, 2016
20 x 35.5 x 2 inch


Kastro Kastro, Basdik, Painting

Kastro Kastro

Basdik, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Our recommendations Stéphan Muntaner, Catch My Heart, Painting

Stéphan Muntaner

Catch My Heart, 2018
51.2 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch


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