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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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Garner, Greenwich Village Shadows, Painting


Greenwich Village Shadows, 2007
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Glenn Varez, Clay Factory, Painting

Glenn Varez

Clay Factory, 2018
48 x 59.1 inch


Loeil, Lines & curves Blue, Painting


Lines & curves Blue, 2015
19.7 x 19.7 inch

$443 $492

Julio Castillo, Redes, Painting

Julio Castillo

Redes, 2015
24.4 x 48 x 2.2 inch

$5,391 $7,385

Perrine Vilmot, Amore, Painting

Perrine Vilmot

Amore, 2010
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch


Benoit Thiel, Toul..., Painting

Benoit Thiel

Toul..., 2019
7.9 x 7.9 inch


Skepa, Aquagym, Painting


Aquagym, 2017
57.5 x 38.2 x 2 inch


Anne Russinof, Swipe 3, Painting

Anne Russinof

Swipe 3, 2016
11.8 x 9.1 inch


Eskos, Pyramide Gang, Painting


Pyramide Gang, 2015
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Michaël Brack, Néon, Painting

Michaël Brack

Néon, 2013
16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch


Brigitte Thonhauser-Merk, Le métropolitain, Painting

Brigitte Thonhauser-Merk

Le métropolitain, 2011
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Our recommendations Yazz, Aum shapes, Painting


Aum shapes, 2018
70.9 x 63 x 3.9 inch


Thierry Van Quickenborne, Les jouets, Painting

Thierry Van Quickenborne

Les jouets, 2015
28.7 x 36.2 inch


Jean-Pierre Brissart, La machine sous la verrière, Painting

Jean-Pierre Brissart

La machine sous la verrière, 2015
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch


David Mesguich, Sans titre, Painting

David Mesguich

Sans titre, 2012
31.9 x 41.7 x 0.8 inch


Sylvia Rime, Hommage à L’empereur, Painting

Sylvia Rime

Hommage à L’empereur, 2018
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Ian Cryer, Rusting Peace, Painting

Ian Cryer

Rusting Peace, 2019
24 x 18 x 1 inch


Garner, Delicatessen, Painting


Delicatessen, 2015
19.7 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch


Loeil, Lines & curves Red, Painting


Lines & curves Red, 2015
19.7 x 19.7 inch

$443 $492

Carlo Maiolini, Sous le Pont, Painting

Carlo Maiolini

Sous le Pont, 2017
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Carlo Maiolini, Le Bistrot du Coin, Painting

Carlo Maiolini

Le Bistrot du Coin, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Carlo Maiolini, Sur la Butte, Painting

Carlo Maiolini

Sur la Butte, 2013
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Carlo Maiolini, La Grande Dame, Painting

Carlo Maiolini

La Grande Dame, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Angel Haro, Sin titulo, Painting

Angel Haro

Sin titulo, 2001
29.5 x 44.1 inch


Yves Rizza, Bouclée, Painting

Yves Rizza

Bouclée, 2016
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch


Dyala Khodary, Façade, Painting

Dyala Khodary

Façade, 2018
31.5 x 23.6 inch


Yves Rizza, Mille et une nuits, Painting

Yves Rizza

Mille et une nuits, 2012
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Greet Weitenberg, Viewscape F, Painting

Greet Weitenberg

Viewscape F, 2017
21.3 x 28.3 inch


Greet Weitenberg, Viewscape B, Painting

Greet Weitenberg

Viewscape B, 2017
23.2 x 22.4 inch


Mathieu Dussaucy, Rue des Martyrs, Painting

Mathieu Dussaucy

Rue des Martyrs, 2019
47.2 x 47.2 x 1 inch


Our recommendations GraffMatt, Tribeca Barber Shop, Painting


Tribeca Barber Shop, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch

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Jordi Sàbat, Cantant sota la pluja, Painting

Jordi Sàbat

Cantant sota la pluja, 2019
27.6 x 11.8 inch

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