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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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Fabrice Rebeyrolle, Mon enfance à Auvers sur Oise, l'Eglise 4, Painting

Fabrice Rebeyrolle

Mon enfance à Auvers sur Oise, l'Eglise 4, 2020
37 x 29.3 inch


Anne-Marie Cutolo, Enfance n°72, Painting

Anne-Marie Cutolo

Enfance n°72, 2012
45.7 x 35 inch


Vitaliy Lishko, Untitled / Unique, Painting

Vitaliy Lishko

Untitled / Unique, 2021
17.3 x 23.6 x 2.4 inch

$3,214 $4,592

Jean-Gilles Badaire, L'arbre bleu, Painting

Jean-Gilles Badaire

L'arbre bleu, 2018
39.4 x 31.9 inch


Bernard Pelligand, Je ne suis pas bête, Painting

Bernard Pelligand

Je ne suis pas bête, 1997
24.2 x 20.1 x 0.8 inch


Marcos Brêtas, Sans titre, Painting

Marcos Brêtas

Sans titre, 2020
63.8 x 51.2 inch


Lucio Forte, Luce, Painting

Lucio Forte

Luce, 2020
8.3 x 7.9 x 0 inch


Tanc, Sans titre, Painting


Sans titre, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Daniela Pasqualini, Paesaggio Poetico XXVI b, Painting

Daniela Pasqualini

Paesaggio Poetico XXVI b, 2021
24 x 24 x 1 inch


Alejandro Moretti, The Molecules Of Spring, Painting

Alejandro Moretti

The Molecules Of Spring, 2021
29.5 x 35.4 x 0.6 inch

$621 $1,551

Patrick Salamone, Plexy2020Sp N°1001, Painting

Patrick Salamone

Plexy2020Sp N°1001, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Giusy Lauriola, Immensity, Painting

Giusy Lauriola

Immensity, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.4 inch


Corine Lescop, Prunier Blanc, Painting

Corine Lescop

Prunier Blanc, 2020
27.6 x 39.4 x 1 inch


Meteo Meteo, Sans Titre, Painting

Meteo Meteo

Sans Titre, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


Didier Chastan, And now 8, Painting

Didier Chastan

And now 8, 2020
47.2 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch


Giorgio Lo Fermo, Geometrical Abstract Composition, Painting

Giorgio Lo Fermo

Geometrical Abstract Composition, 2020
13 x 18.9 x 0.1 inch


Viktoria Ganhao, Desire, Painting

Viktoria Ganhao

Desire, 2021
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Larisa Safaryan, Untitled X, Painting

Larisa Safaryan

Untitled X, 2021
58 x 46 x 3 inch


Tiago Magro, Yang, Painting

Tiago Magro

Yang, 2020
84 x 84 inch


Joëlle Darmon, Atlantide I, Painting

Joëlle Darmon

Atlantide I, 2019
11.8 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch


Sean Ward, Marilyn Monroe, Painting

Sean Ward

Marilyn Monroe, 2018
24 x 24 x 2 inch


Leslie Merrill, Rejoice, Painting

Leslie Merrill

Rejoice, 2019
36 x 36 x 1.5 inch


Miriam Aroeste, Todavia te espero - I'm still waiting for you, Painting

Miriam Aroeste

Todavia te espero - I'm still waiting for you, 2021
20 x 20 x 2 inch


Jill Danahey, Shadows Seascape, Painting

Jill Danahey

Shadows Seascape, 2021
48 x 60 x 2 inch


Caslon Bevington, Untitled, Painting

Caslon Bevington

Untitled, 2019
19 x 11 inch


Julia Ross, Abstract window to another world, Painting

Julia Ross

Abstract window to another world, 2021
40 x 60 x 1.5 inch


Aude Herlédan, Utopia II, Painting

Aude Herlédan

Utopia II, 2021
39.4 x 94.5 inch


Sjaak Korsten, Mountain, Painting

Sjaak Korsten

Mountain, 2021
17.7 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch


Renaud Delorme, Jennifer Lawrence, Painting

Renaud Delorme

Jennifer Lawrence, 2020
44.9 x 33.1 x 2.4 inch


Little Ricky, Dream Project #1, Painting

Little Ricky

Dream Project #1, 2018
75 x 60 x 1 inch


Olga Timganova, Silenzio, Painting

Olga Timganova

Silenzio, 2021
31.5 x 63 x 0.8 inch


Paddy Cohn, Rhapsody, Painting

Paddy Cohn

Rhapsody, 2021
40 x 60 x 1 inch


Arman, Starry Night: Van Gogh, Painting


Starry Night: Van Gogh, 1992
55.1 x 73 x 5.1 inch


Daniela Naumann, Dusty Edition- cyclone, Painting

Daniela Naumann

Dusty Edition- cyclone, 2020
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


Kelly Gowan, Wanderlust Chill, Painting

Kelly Gowan

Wanderlust Chill, 2021
30 x 60 x 1.5 inch


Christophe Arbieu, Malaparte I, Painting

Christophe Arbieu

Malaparte I, 2015
59.1 x 59.1 inch


Manar Ali Hassan Galvani, Ode to Beirut – Figure 6, Painting

Manar Ali Hassan Galvani

Ode to Beirut – Figure 6, 2020
16.5 x 11.7 inch


Nikola Cabadaj, Silvergreen, Painting

Nikola Cabadaj

Silvergreen, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Edouard Prulhiere, Black painting with 3 holes and duct tape, Painting

Edouard Prulhiere

Black painting with 3 holes and duct tape, 1995
50 x 50.4 x 1.6 inch


Michelino Iorizzo, Geisha, Painting

Michelino Iorizzo

Geisha, 2019
24 x 24.4 x 1.2 inch


Marcelo Mendonça, Censura, Painting

Marcelo Mendonça

Censura, 2021
37 x 52.8 x 2.8 inch


Ola-Dele Kuku, Noah’s Grief (relapsed series IV/IV) build images, Painting

Ola-Dele Kuku

Noah’s Grief (relapsed series IV/IV) build images, 1998
31.5 x 47.2 x 0 inch


E. X JING, 1958 Poissons Fish, Painting


1958 Poissons Fish, 1958
11.8 x 18.5 inch


Plamen Bonev, Wind I, Painting

Plamen Bonev

Wind I, 2021
31.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Pascal Konan, le blakiste 1, Painting

Pascal Konan

le blakiste 1, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Plamen Kirilov, Somewhere in the time V, Painting

Plamen Kirilov

Somewhere in the time V, 2020
51.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Thierry Auger, Le Mans, Painting

Thierry Auger

Le Mans, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Noé Two, Yaoundé, Painting

Noé Two

Yaoundé, 2016
55.1 x 55.1 x 2 inch


Pierre Muckensturm, Croix 20.10 P (Abstract painting), Painting

Pierre Muckensturm

Croix 20.10 P (Abstract painting), 2020
92.9 x 92.9 inch


Marc Duran, The servant, Painting

Marc Duran

The servant, 2020
40 x 24.8 inch


Tania Dibbs, Unrecognizable Landscape, Painting

Tania Dibbs

Unrecognizable Landscape, 2019
48 x 80 x 2 inch


ASKO, Sans titre, Painting


Sans titre, 2020
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Clara Castagné, Irlande, Painting

Clara Castagné

Irlande, 2020
20.7 x 16.7 x 0.4 inch


Cressanne, Pensées, Painting


Pensées, 2020
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.2 inch


Joëlle Rousselet, Paysage d'âme, Painting

Joëlle Rousselet

Paysage d'âme, 2019
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.2 inch


Madame, Le vent, Painting


Le vent, 2017
20.9 x 20.9 x 7.1 inch


André-Pierre Arnal, Sans Titre, Painting

André-Pierre Arnal

Sans Titre, 1990
16.1 x 13 x 0.1 inch


Ismaël Kachtihi del Moral, Caresses II, Painting

Ismaël Kachtihi del Moral

Caresses II, 2011
7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch


Andrew Wallas, Nom the one, Painting

Andrew Wallas

Nom the one, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Utopia, Bubble of street 1, Painting


Bubble of street 1, 2020
38.6 x 57.7 x 0.8 inch


Mélanie Jane Bide, Mes yeux sont ici, Painting

Mélanie Jane Bide

Mes yeux sont ici, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Anna Novika, Passerelle 2, Painting

Anna Novika

Passerelle 2, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Naen, C1155, Painting


C1155, 2020
7.5 x 7.5 inch


Jo Di Bona, Out of the Black, Painting

Jo Di Bona

Out of the Black, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


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