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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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Jana & JS, I Get Lost Sometimes, Painting

Jana & JS

I Get Lost Sometimes, 2021
9.8 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch


Brusk (DMV), Bas les masques, Painting

Brusk (DMV)

Bas les masques, 2020
22 x 29.9 x 0.1 inch


Goulwen (Leyto) Mahé, Sans titre, Painting

Goulwen (Leyto) Mahé

Sans titre, 2014
36.2 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch


Manuela Karin Knaut, Reflections, Painting

Manuela Karin Knaut

Reflections, 2021
78.7 x 55.1 inch


Andrew Weir, The sleepless nites of a landlocked cosmonaut, Painting

Andrew Weir

The sleepless nites of a landlocked cosmonaut, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Béatrice Alice Lafitte-Irigaray, Angel BA, Painting

Béatrice Alice Lafitte-Irigaray

Angel BA, 2021
36.2 x 24.4 inch


Olivier Toma, S'il suffisait d'un geste d'amour !, Painting

Olivier Toma

S'il suffisait d'un geste d'amour !, 2021
15.7 x 35.4 inch


Ziegler T, One good thing about art, Painting

Ziegler T

One good thing about art, 2021
33.5 x 22.8 x 0 inch


Yasna Godovanik, Desert Becomes Heaven With You, Painting

Yasna Godovanik

Desert Becomes Heaven With You, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

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Marta Zawadzka, In the garden, Painting

Marta Zawadzka

In the garden, 2021
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Michael Grine, Happy Sun, Painting

Michael Grine

Happy Sun, 2021
24 x 18 x 0.1 inch


Dimitri Jelezky, Kate Moss (consumption series), Painting

Dimitri Jelezky

Kate Moss (consumption series), 2021
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch


Linda Bachammar Clerget, Ataraxia, Painting

Linda Bachammar Clerget

Ataraxia, 2021
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch


Jan Wysocky, Rain, Painting

Jan Wysocky

Rain, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


JP Malot, Street Ghosts on Toy2R, Painting

JP Malot

Street Ghosts on Toy2R, 2016
21.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch


TMM, Pin up 3D, Painting


Pin up 3D, 2021
39.4 x 28.7 x 3.9 inch


Théo Le Franc, S06, Painting

Théo Le Franc

S06, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 1 inch


Caroline Vis, Friends, Painting

Caroline Vis

Friends, 2021
35.4 x 78.7 x 0.8 inch


Catherine Clare, Déambulations, topographie des lieux, Painting

Catherine Clare

Déambulations, topographie des lieux, 2021
28.7 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch


Robert Lebsack, So they say, Painting

Robert Lebsack

So they say, 2021
11 x 17 inch


Claude Gean, Les larmes du ciel, Painting

Claude Gean

Les larmes du ciel, 2021
39.4 x 9.8 x 1.2 inch


Tatiana Samoïlova, Mélodie du soir, Painting

Tatiana Samoïlova

Mélodie du soir, 2020
21.5 x 13.6 x 0 inch


Anthony Ferrero (Wear One), Always more..., Painting

Anthony Ferrero (Wear One)

Always more..., 2018
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch


Runtao Liu, Bi Xue Han Mei Tu, Painting

Runtao Liu

Bi Xue Han Mei Tu, 2018
27.2 x 13.8 inch


Juanca, Sans titre 4, Painting


Sans titre 4, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Levalet, Porte flingue, Painting


Porte flingue, 2018
23.6 x 31.5 x 3.9 inch


Pierre Alechinsky, Printemps année vingt, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Printemps année vingt, 2020
12.2 x 8.5 x 0.8 inch


Add Fuel, Fragil, Painting

Add Fuel

Fragil, 2019
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.3 inch


Jiao Jia Ou Yang, Beauté, Painting

Jiao Jia Ou Yang

Beauté, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 inch


Tilt, Untitled H, Painting


Untitled H, 2019
12 x 9 inch


Benoit Thiel, Blue Notte, Painting

Benoit Thiel

Blue Notte, 2017
28.7 x 23.6 inch


Maxime Frairot, Dix pour le prix d'une, Painting

Maxime Frairot

Dix pour le prix d'une, 2016
18.1 x 15 x 0.8 inch


Valérie Betoulaud, Sur le sable, Painting

Valérie Betoulaud

Sur le sable, 2020
18.9 x 21.7 x 0.4 inch


Philippe Pasqua, Autoportrait, Painting

Philippe Pasqua

Autoportrait, 2010
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Cécile Colombo, Les Beautés, Painting

Cécile Colombo

Les Beautés, 2019
9.8 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch


Arancha Tejedor, En mouvement rouge 6 femmes, Painting

Arancha Tejedor

En mouvement rouge 6 femmes, 2020
39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch


2flui, Faith, Painting


Faith, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Aurélie Lafourcade, Nu sur mur gratté, Painting

Aurélie Lafourcade

Nu sur mur gratté, 2020
55.1 x 31.5 inch


Bisco Smith, One for All, All for One, Painting

Bisco Smith

One for All, All for One, 2018
24 x 18.1 x 0 inch


Tanc, Sérigraphie rehaussée HPM 08, Painting


Sérigraphie rehaussée HPM 08, 2017
27.6 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Frédéric Dégranges, Courbures 03, Painting

Frédéric Dégranges

Courbures 03, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 inch


Pola 4.0, Follow the magic, Painting

Pola 4.0

Follow the magic, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Fuh-mi, Eat the Evil!, Painting


Eat the Evil!, 2021
42.9 x 35 x 0 inch


Sun7, Alphabetic Dance 1, Painting


Alphabetic Dance 1, 2020
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


VanBinh, Nature 41, Painting


Nature 41, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 inch


William Bakaïmo, Secret d'amour, Painting

William Bakaïmo

Secret d'amour, 2019
59.1 x 51.2 x 2 inch


Charles Malle, Venise, Painting

Charles Malle

Venise, 1995
9.6 x 12.6 x 0 inch


Vladimir Velickovic, Karton, Painting

Vladimir Velickovic

Karton, 2008
12.6 x 11 x 1.2 inch


Palmi Marzaroli, Vent sur le lac (PM01), Painting

Palmi Marzaroli

Vent sur le lac (PM01), 2017
12.6 x 12.6 x 0.4 inch


Olivier Catté, Sans Titre, Painting

Olivier Catté

Sans Titre, 2020
19.7 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch


Thomas Mainardi, La Pensive au Lotus Blanc, Painting

Thomas Mainardi

La Pensive au Lotus Blanc, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Gelitin, Gelatin pavillon - some like it hot, Painting


Gelatin pavillon - some like it hot, 2011
40.1 x 28.7 inch


Christophe Faso, Le baptême, Painting

Christophe Faso

Le baptême, 2015
25.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Anna Sidi Yacoub, Spring flowers, Painting

Anna Sidi Yacoub

Spring flowers, 2016
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Ditno 83, Traces 18, Painting

Ditno 83

Traces 18, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Jorge Camacho, Untitled, Painting

Jorge Camacho

Untitled, 1974
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Martin Reyna, Barcelona 21244, Painting

Martin Reyna

Barcelona 21244, 2021
11.8 x 16.5 inch


Henri Wormser, The Boots, Painting

Henri Wormser

The Boots, 1952
12.8 x 9.8 x 0.1 inch


Jean Chapin, La Guitariste, Painting

Jean Chapin

La Guitariste, 1920
7.4 x 6 x 0.1 inch


Emilio Vedova, Abstract Composition, Painting

Emilio Vedova

Abstract Composition, 1950
10 x 7.6 x 0 inch


Jacqueline Barbet, Natural Green Landscape, Painting

Jacqueline Barbet

Natural Green Landscape, 1930
14.8 x 22.3 x 0 inch


Aurélien Desbois, Explosion 1, Painting

Aurélien Desbois

Explosion 1, 2018
57.5 x 44.9 inch


Amandine Maria, Fontaine Saint-Louis, Painting

Amandine Maria

Fontaine Saint-Louis, 2020
16.5 x 8.1 inch


Agenore Fabbri, Composition 2, Painting

Agenore Fabbri

Composition 2, 1952
18.1 x 13.8 x 0.1 inch


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