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Painting pastel

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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Jéko, Marcher dans les champs de fleurs, Painting


Marcher dans les champs de fleurs, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Alec Franco, Gen #3, Painting

Alec Franco

Gen #3, 2021
19.7 x 13.8 x 0.1 inch


Claudia Meneu, Trouver le poisson breton - série mer et poisson, Painting

Claudia Meneu

Trouver le poisson breton - série mer et poisson, 2021
13.4 x 19.3 x 0.8 inch


David Jehan (B.boss), Banc de poissons #5, Painting

David Jehan (B.boss)

Banc de poissons #5, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Emaire, Oliviers et bord de mer, Painting


Oliviers et bord de mer, 1916
12.2 x 16.9 x 0.1 inch


Vitaliy Lishko, Room, Painting

Vitaliy Lishko

Room, 2021
39.4 x 70.9 x 0.8 inch


Monika Sabo, Series Temptation, Painting

Monika Sabo

Series Temptation, 2019
11.6 x 24.8 x 0.2 inch


Karina Lara, 3 pears, Painting

Karina Lara

3 pears, 2018
6.7 x 6.3 inch


Josefa Sanz del Amo, Ropas, Painting

Josefa Sanz del Amo

Ropas, 2015
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Laura Dujoncquoy, Pensées apaisées no.2, Painting

Laura Dujoncquoy

Pensées apaisées no.2, 2021
21.6 x 16.5 inch


Amanda Valle, Caminando la Santomé, Painting

Amanda Valle

Caminando la Santomé, 2020
65 x 50 x 1.2 inch


Lantomo, Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa, Painting


Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa, 2016
28.7 x 19.7 inch


Our recommendations Jonathan Huxley, Water painting, Painting

Jonathan Huxley

Water painting, 2018
63 x 66.9 x 1.2 inch


Manuel Santelices, Valentino hat fall, Painting

Manuel Santelices

Valentino hat fall, 2019
12 x 9 x 0.1 inch


Our recommendations Manuela Karin Knaut, Never too late for New York, Painting

Manuela Karin Knaut

Never too late for New York, 2020
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch


Thierry P. Vroye, Rythm, Painting

Thierry P. Vroye

Rythm, 2014
15.7 x 15.7 inch


H-Nguyen, Sdo VI, Painting


Sdo VI, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Patrick Fischer, Marine, Painting

Patrick Fischer

Marine, 2019
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Macha Poynder, Everything Happens Only Once, Painting

Macha Poynder

Everything Happens Only Once, 2020
66.9 x 55.9 inch

$8,345 $9,818

Isabelle Alberge, Le Hameau de l'Ecot , Bonneval sur Arc - série Paysage de Montagnes, Painting

Isabelle Alberge

Le Hameau de l'Ecot , Bonneval sur Arc - série Paysage de Montagnes, 2021
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


John Butterworth, Golden Temple, Painting

John Butterworth

Golden Temple, 2012
5.5 x 7.9 inch


Julia A. Etedi, Danse in Sienna's Land - série Itinéraire B, Painting

Julia A. Etedi

Danse in Sienna's Land - série Itinéraire B, 2021
31.9 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Sando, Lueurs matinales, Painting


Lueurs matinales, 2019
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Anna Mikke, Crows, Painting

Anna Mikke

Crows, 2003
31.1 x 17.7 inch


Sid Maurer, Sophia Loren, Painting

Sid Maurer

Sophia Loren, 1980
17 x 13.25 inch


Franko Tencic, Untitled 26634 (Abstract painting), Painting

Franko Tencic

Untitled 26634 (Abstract painting), 2020
23.8 x 32.9 x 1.2 inch


Dominique Arzoumanian (Darzou), Fenêtre sur soi - série abstraction, Painting

Dominique Arzoumanian (Darzou)

Fenêtre sur soi - série abstraction, 2020
24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Runzovsky, Untitled, Painting


Untitled, 2000
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch


Gaia du Rivau, Scooter, je t'aime, Painting

Gaia du Rivau

Scooter, je t'aime, 2015
22.4 x 18.5 x 0.4 inch


Cheryl Culver, The Moor, II, Painting

Cheryl Culver

The Moor, II, 2021
13 x 26.8 x 0.8 inch


Louisette Evrard, Le bout du chemin - Les Mesnuls, Painting

Louisette Evrard

Le bout du chemin - Les Mesnuls, 2016
21.7 x 16.1 x 0.8 inch


Delphine Alliens, L'Aousel, Painting

Delphine Alliens

L'Aousel, 2019
25.6 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch


Marzena Kawalerowicz, No title, Painting

Marzena Kawalerowicz

No title, 1991
18.5 x 22.8 x 0.2 inch


Edmund Muc, Winter landscape, Painting

Edmund Muc

Winter landscape, 2000
12.6 x 14.6 inch


Julie De Bleeckere, Fading memories, Painting

Julie De Bleeckere

Fading memories, 2018
15 x 11.4 inch


Laurent Chabrillat, Promenade en sous bois, Painting

Laurent Chabrillat

Promenade en sous bois, 2018
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Kalina Hristova, The Wreath, Painting

Kalina Hristova

The Wreath, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Lena Zak, All the leaves are brown 1, Painting

Lena Zak

All the leaves are brown 1, 2020
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


M. Broquet, Mazots et  Cervin, Painting

M. Broquet

Mazots et Cervin, 1936
17.5 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Judith Schmid L'Eplattenier, Chardons et vase vert, Painting

Judith Schmid L'Eplattenier

Chardons et vase vert, 1962
16.5 x 13.6 x 0.1 inch


Emmanuelle Revillod Delisle, Sans titre, Painting

Emmanuelle Revillod Delisle

Sans titre, 2020
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch


Ghazi Baker, Alone in a Crowd, Painting

Ghazi Baker

Alone in a Crowd, 2018
55.1 x 55.1 inch


Magdalena Rytel-Skorek, Birds on a beach, Painting

Magdalena Rytel-Skorek

Birds on a beach, 2004
10.6 x 14.2 inch


Heiner Frisbe, Plums, Painting

Heiner Frisbe

Plums, 1995
7.9 x 10.6 inch


Silvia Molinari, Liens exotiques, Painting

Silvia Molinari

Liens exotiques, 2010
30.3 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch


Rik Van de Walle, Dream of a new Day, Painting

Rik Van de Walle

Dream of a new Day, 2015
35.4 x 35.4 inch


Onie Jackson, L'apothéose d'Omère, Painting

Onie Jackson

L'apothéose d'Omère, 2019
57.5 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch


Alexis Alary, Horizon l'étoile (Douce volupté songe du sage), Painting

Alexis Alary

Horizon l'étoile (Douce volupté songe du sage), 2020
57.5 x 89 x 0.4 inch


Céline Pierzchala, Mon Dieu, Painting

Céline Pierzchala

Mon Dieu, 2020
19.7 x 25.6 inch


Our recommendations Elise Oudin Gilles, 72th street, Painting

Elise Oudin Gilles

72th street, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Alfredo Alcalde, Autorretrato, Painting

Alfredo Alcalde

Autorretrato, 2015
28.3 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Our recommendations Berit Louise Sara-Grønn, Where it all began, Painting

Berit Louise Sara-Grønn

Where it all began, 2020
137.8 x 111.8 x 0.4 inch


Our recommendations Gregory Malphurs, Bored of Directors 5, Painting

Gregory Malphurs

Bored of Directors 5, 2021
9 x 6 inch


Susana Machado, Triptyque vert, Painting

Susana Machado

Triptyque vert, 2020
57.9 x 114.6 x 1.2 inch


Our recommendations Gilbert Pauli, Les visages de l'âme n°11, Painting

Gilbert Pauli

Les visages de l'âme n°11, 2019
26 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Our recommendations Tekmass, Femme Fatale, Painting


Femme Fatale, 2021
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch


Our recommendations Smoka, Hypnosis, Painting


Hypnosis, 2021
36.2 x 25.6 x 1 inch


Jean-Paul Duvilliers, Coupole, Painting

Jean-Paul Duvilliers

Coupole, 2018
31.9 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Elitsa Baramova (Baramó), Creatures in Fusion I, Painting

Elitsa Baramova (Baramó)

Creatures in Fusion I, 2018
19.7 x 9.1 x 0 inch


Midani M'Barki, Poissons, Painting

Midani M'Barki

Poissons, 2016
11.4 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch

$534 $593

a.muse, Angel Descending the Staircase, Painting


Angel Descending the Staircase, 2019
15 x 11 inch


Charlotte Barrault, Justine, Painting

Charlotte Barrault

Justine, 2016
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.6 inch


Josefina Saenz Briones, Lluvia Amarilla, Painting

Josefina Saenz Briones

Lluvia Amarilla, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.3 inch


Amela Rasinlic, Identity N°11, Painting

Amela Rasinlic

Identity N°11, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


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