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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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Ronald Hunter, Original Yellow Panels XL, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Original Yellow Panels XL, 2021
35.4 x 70.9 x 0.8 inch


Nathanael Koffi, It feel like acid rain, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

It feel like acid rain, 2021
28.7 x 39.4 x 1 inch


Ian Lawrence, Eruption, Painting

Ian Lawrence

Eruption, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 1.6 inch


Nikolaos Schizas, Fluor Love, Painting

Nikolaos Schizas

Fluor Love, 2021
34.3 x 24.8 inch


Alec Franco, Opra, Painting

Alec Franco

Opra, 2021
59.1 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch


Ellie Hesse, Jungle Jive (Jungle Book), Painting

Ellie Hesse

Jungle Jive (Jungle Book), 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


Henry Escobar, All-star 01, Painting

Henry Escobar

All-star 01, 2021
39.4 x 31.9 x 1 inch


Daniela Pasqualini, Bright Love, Painting

Daniela Pasqualini

Bright Love, 2021
12 x 12 x 1.5 inch


Peshala Premathilake, Floating  Islands, Painting

Peshala Premathilake

Floating Islands, 2021
27.6 x 39.4 inch


Romero Britto, Divine, Painting

Romero Britto

Divine, 2020
9.1 x 7.1 inch


Menashe Kadishman, Purple Sheep, Painting

Menashe Kadishman

Purple Sheep, 1990
31.1 x 23.2 x 1.2 inch


Sreya Gupta, Dazzling Hues, Painting

Sreya Gupta

Dazzling Hues, 2021
24 x 36 inch


Maria Esmar, Above and beyond, Painting

Maria Esmar

Above and beyond, 2021
39.4 x 78.7 x 1.6 inch


Vladimir Kolosov, The lost sensation, Painting

Vladimir Kolosov

The lost sensation, 2021
18 x 24 x 0.75 inch


Shpoun, Anamorphe, Painting


Anamorphe, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Moshe Leider, Abstract, Painting

Moshe Leider

Abstract, 2017
43.3 x 35.4 x 1 inch


Lu Mourelle, Cidalia, Painting

Lu Mourelle

Cidalia, 2019
27.6 x 27.6 inch


Ziemowit Fincek, Vision of the waves., Painting

Ziemowit Fincek

Vision of the waves., 2021
46.1 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch


Uli Fischer, Funny twisted, Painting

Uli Fischer

Funny twisted, 2018
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Claudia Hartley, Gazebo Garden, Painting

Claudia Hartley

Gazebo Garden, 2021
40 x 40 x 1.5 inch


Michael Kachan, The Musicians, Painting

Michael Kachan

The Musicians, 2004
20.5 x 51.6 x 1.1 inch


Doug Smith, Her side & his side, Painting

Doug Smith

Her side & his side, 2021
48 x 36 inch


Corey Postiglione, Baroque Tango #2, Painting

Corey Postiglione

Baroque Tango #2, 2020
60 x 132 x 1 inch


Isaac Maimon, Aperitif, Painting

Isaac Maimon

Aperitif, 2003
31.9 x 41.5 x 0.1 inch


Ian Philip, Converse street art, Painting

Ian Philip

Converse street art, 2019
19.3 x 15.4 x 0.8 inch


Vincent Bardou, Minnie love, Painting

Vincent Bardou

Minnie love, 2020
25.6 x 21.3 x 1.6 inch


Hans Hartung, T1971-R10, Painting

Hans Hartung

T1971-R10, 1971
19.7 x 25.6 x 1 inch

100,000 - $ 250,000

Angela Morris-Winmill, Abstract Study, XI, Painting

Angela Morris-Winmill

Abstract Study, XI, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Greet Helsen, Sonnentaler, Painting

Greet Helsen

Sonnentaler, 2017
25.6 x 25.6 inch


Silvia Popova, Stairs Crawling on Plants, Painting

Silvia Popova

Stairs Crawling on Plants, 2021
31.5 x 37 x 1 inch


Vincent Vacavant (Elrema), Make art not war, Painting

Vincent Vacavant (Elrema)

Make art not war, 2018
51.2 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Chantal Szymoniak, Instant de paix - série arbres et rivières, Painting

Chantal Szymoniak

Instant de paix - série arbres et rivières, 2020
25.6 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch


Dana Buchel, Insektum (Insecta series), Painting

Dana Buchel

Insektum (Insecta series), 2014
27.6 x 27.6 inch


Marta Gebalska, Composition XIX, Painting

Marta Gebalska

Composition XIX, 2018
47.2 x 39.4 inch


Tom McGlynn, Survey 1, Painting

Tom McGlynn

Survey 1, 2013
22 x 33 inch


Jacek Palucha, An orchestra, Painting

Jacek Palucha

An orchestra, 1999
25.6 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch


Our recommendations Roy Ahlgren, Portals, Painting

Roy Ahlgren

Portals, 1971
34 x 34 inch


Reimut-Rudiger Voigt, Explosion colorée série abstraction lyrique, Painting

Reimut-Rudiger Voigt

Explosion colorée série abstraction lyrique, 2020
39.4 x 31.9 inch


Cecilia Cubarle, Fraction, Painting

Cecilia Cubarle

Fraction, 2013
39.4 x 78.7 x 1.6 inch


Lizzy Taber, Sundream, Painting

Lizzy Taber

Sundream, 2020
36 x 36 x 1.5 inch


Yez Tutic, VO, Painting

Yez Tutic

VO, 2018
55 x 40 x 2 inch


Ghost Art, Abstract circle, Painting

Ghost Art

Abstract circle, 2020
59.1 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch


Polo 51.67, René Char, Painting

Polo 51.67

René Char, 2018
16.5 x 39.4 inch


Jean-Charles SANKARE, Sans titre (124), Painting

Jean-Charles SANKARE

Sans titre (124), 2017
12.6 x 9.8 inch


Colin Lawson, Modus 1, Painting

Colin Lawson

Modus 1, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch


Najoua El Hitmi, Le Scribe, Painting

Najoua El Hitmi

Le Scribe, 2018
34.3 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Maud Rozenberg, Construction, Painting

Maud Rozenberg

Construction, 2017
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Pierre Bellemare, Bangkok city center, Painting

Pierre Bellemare

Bangkok city center, 2018
55.9 x 76.8 x 1.2 inch


Partan, Diptyque Noir 1, Painting


Diptyque Noir 1, 2017
41.3 x 27.6 x 2 inch


Dizer, Tigre, Painting


Tigre, 2020
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Martin, Chimpanzé, Painting


Chimpanzé, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Dana Gordon, Pulse, Painting

Dana Gordon

Pulse, 2010
60 x 72 inch


Sabine Nielsen, Goutte-à-goutte (colorful), Painting

Sabine Nielsen

Goutte-à-goutte (colorful), 2021
55.1 x 39.4 inch


Our recommendations Guy Mansuy, Collage construit, Painting

Guy Mansuy

Collage construit, 2013
11.8 x 9.1 inch


Antonio Castelló Avilleira, Oniric universe, Painting

Antonio Castelló Avilleira

Oniric universe, 2019
59.1 x 39.4 inch

50,000 - $ 100,000

Hayvon, Vingt deux, Painting


Vingt deux, 2020
15.7 x 47.2 x 2 inch


Michaël Brack, Néon, Painting

Michaël Brack

Néon, 2013
16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch


Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Tauras Visit, Painting

Paul Jenkins

Phenomena Tauras Visit, 1975
41.7 x 29.9 inch


Kef!, Simple Truth #1, Painting


Simple Truth #1, 2016
35 x 35 inch


Our recommendations Eva Prieto, Sky line, Painting

Eva Prieto

Sky line, 2018
28.7 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


Our recommendations Omid Hallaj, Le Paradis Perdu, Painting

Omid Hallaj

Le Paradis Perdu, 2018
70.9 x 149.6 x 2 inch


Jacqueline Carcagno, LIghts on the City (Collection), Painting

Jacqueline Carcagno

LIghts on the City (Collection), 2020
12 x 12 x 1.5 inch


Our recommendations Dan Levenson, Xavier Mundweiler, Painting

Dan Levenson

Xavier Mundweiler, 2018
46.9 x 33.1 inch


Roger Djiguemdé, Hippopotame au Marigot, Painting

Roger Djiguemdé

Hippopotame au Marigot, 2019
21.7 x 18.1 x 1.6 inch


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