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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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Tic, Colorful Reactions, Painting

Tic

Colorful Reactions, 2021
55.1 x 45.3 x 0 inch
Painting

$1,120

Sophie Petetin, CACHE CACHE AVEC NOUS MËME, Painting

Sophie Petetin

CACHE CACHE AVEC NOUS MËME, 2021
24 x 19.7 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,055

Sophie Petetin, EN CHEMIN, Painting

Sophie Petetin

EN CHEMIN, 2021
23.6 x 47.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,527

Speedy Graphito, Le Modèle et son Festin, Painting

Speedy Graphito

Le Modèle et son Festin, 2021
39.4 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$25,936

Speedy Graphito, Donald Duck Mag, Painting

Speedy Graphito

Donald Duck Mag, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$25,936

Speedy Graphito, Nouvelle Vague, Painting

Speedy Graphito

Nouvelle Vague, 2020
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.8 inch
Painting

$19,452

Vladimir Kolosov, Cecille is playing with her tail, Painting

Vladimir Kolosov

Cecille is playing with her tail, 2021
24 x 24 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$1,230

Catherine Clare, L'oliveraie,  inspiré de Miro, Painting

Catherine Clare

L'oliveraie, inspiré de Miro, 2018
28.7 x 36.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,886

Vladimir Kolosov, My thoughts return to you, Painting

Vladimir Kolosov

My thoughts return to you, 2021
20 x 24 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$1,070

Vladimir Kolosov, Trio. Evolution in Do Major, Painting

Vladimir Kolosov

Trio. Evolution in Do Major, 2021
24 x 24 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$1,230

Vladimir Kolosov, Seaside. Love triangle, Painting

Vladimir Kolosov

Seaside. Love triangle, 2019
22 x 30 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$700

Vladimir Kolosov, Seaside rendez-vous, Painting

Vladimir Kolosov

Seaside rendez-vous, 2018
12 x 24 x 0.12 inch
Painting

$420

Vladimir Kolosov, Homer's metaphysical insight, Painting

Vladimir Kolosov

Homer's metaphysical insight, 2021
30 x 24 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$860

Nina Lanner, Sprungturm, Painting

Nina Lanner

Sprungturm, 2021
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$1,132

Guilhem Lucand Guizard, Aquarelle • 1, Painting

Guilhem Lucand Guizard

Aquarelle • 1, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$106

Marcel Aragonès, Creatures III, Painting

Marcel Aragonès

Creatures III, 2017
31.5 x 63 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$8,252

Emilie et Eric B.A.B.B., Laisse les filles tranquilles, Painting

Emilie et Eric B.A.B.B.

Laisse les filles tranquilles, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,712

Emilie et Eric B.A.B.B., Art as a huge dick, Painting

Emilie et Eric B.A.B.B.

Art as a huge dick, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,712

Speedy Graphito, Cosmicomix, Painting

Speedy Graphito

Cosmicomix, 2020
31.9 x 25.6 x 1.8 inch
Painting

Sold

Tic, Moving Crowds, Painting

Tic

Moving Crowds, 2021
29.5 x 45.3 x 0.7 inch
Painting

Sold

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