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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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Florence Dussuyer, Lilia, Painting

Florence Dussuyer

Lilia, 2020
28.7 x 21.3 x 1.2 inch


Richard Poumelin, Humilité, Painting

Richard Poumelin

Humilité, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Yasna Godovanik, In Rush For Love, Painting

Yasna Godovanik

In Rush For Love, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Philippe Halaburda, Into the Faiinn 6, Painting

Philippe Halaburda

Into the Faiinn 6, 2021
24 x 18.1 inch


JP Malot, Yo! Mao, Painting

JP Malot

Yo! Mao, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Tamara Bakhshinyan, Abstraction of Love II, Painting

Tamara Bakhshinyan

Abstraction of Love II, 2020
28.3 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch


Mihoub, Egaré, Painting


Egaré, 2021
36.2 x 28.7 x 2.4 inch


Marta Lafuente, Sea crowd II, Painting

Marta Lafuente

Sea crowd II, 2021
28.3 x 19.7 inch


Tatiana Blanqué, Composició natura I, Painting

Tatiana Blanqué

Composició natura I, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 inch


David Paul Kay, Incognito, Painting

David Paul Kay

Incognito, 2021
20 x 16 inch


Aurembaix Sabaté, Rosa, Painting

Aurembaix Sabaté

Rosa, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Hélio Teles, Birds, Painting

Hélio Teles

Birds, 2020
21.5 x 20.9 x 0 inch


Javier Garló, El Esperador, Painting

Javier Garló

El Esperador, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.8 inch


Gergana Lalova, Pears, Painting

Gergana Lalova

Pears, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Christian Dugardeyn, Dancing in the night, Painting

Christian Dugardeyn

Dancing in the night, 2014
70.9 x 47.2 x 2 inch


Peshala Premathilake, Dusk at Fall Island - A walk to paradise, Painting

Peshala Premathilake

Dusk at Fall Island - A walk to paradise, 2021
30.7 x 41.7 inch


Moon Shin, 1979 Blue abstraction, Painting

Moon Shin

1979 Blue abstraction, 1979
12.2 x 7.9 inch


Daniel Cayo, Sans titre No.1, Painting

Daniel Cayo

Sans titre No.1, 2021
7.9 x 5.9 x 0 inch


Luz Benavente, Blue Rapsody, Painting

Luz Benavente

Blue Rapsody, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Geo Ripley, Embrio 1, Painting

Geo Ripley

Embrio 1, 2007
24 x 30 x 1 inch


Alec Monopoly, Ski Dollar, Painting

Alec Monopoly

Ski Dollar, 2016
48 x 37.8 x 1.6 inch


Logan Brettany Schneiderman, The Fountain, Painting

Logan Brettany Schneiderman

The Fountain, 2021
30 x 24 x 1.5 inch


Fredrik Netland, Heart of the universe, Painting

Fredrik Netland

Heart of the universe, 2021
27.6 x 35.4 x 0.6 inch


L8Zon, Coron'Art, Painting


Coron'Art, 2020
39.4 x 28.7 inch


Jane Carney, A Pink Daydream, Painting

Jane Carney

A Pink Daydream, 2020
42 x 56 x 1 inch


Akira Inumaru, Sans titre, Painting

Akira Inumaru

Sans titre, 2018
9.8 x 13 inch


Foued Zaouche, Portrait au buste, Painting

Foued Zaouche

Portrait au buste, 1981
39.4 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

$726 $844

Alfie Fernandes, Summer Sea, Painting

Alfie Fernandes

Summer Sea, 2014
55 x 55 inch


Duda Penteado, Crossroads, Painting

Duda Penteado

Crossroads, 2021
48 x 60 x 2 inch

15,000 - $ 25,000

Rodrigo Branco, Sans titre 24, Painting

Rodrigo Branco

Sans titre 24, 2016
14.4 x 13.8 x 0.6 inch


Joze Ciuha, Insecte Insect, Painting

Joze Ciuha

Insecte Insect, 1999
39.4 x 19.7 inch


Robert Combas, Rouget d'origine noble dorée (en collaboration avec Jean-Luc Parant), Painting

Robert Combas

Rouget d'origine noble dorée (en collaboration avec Jean-Luc Parant), 2020
17.9 x 13.6 x 1.6 inch


Jazzu, Espérance, Painting


Espérance, 2020
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Seaty, South Beach, Painting


South Beach, 2020
59.1 x 49.2 inch


Giorgio Lo Fermo, Geometrical abstract composition, Painting

Giorgio Lo Fermo

Geometrical abstract composition, 2020
13 x 18.9 x 0.1 inch


Li Baoxun, Sans Titre, Painting

Li Baoxun

Sans Titre, 2017
13.8 x 12.6 x 0.1 inch


Gina Werfel, Windswept, Painting

Gina Werfel

Windswept, 2021
50 x 38 inch


André-Pierre Arnal, Sans Titre, Painting

André-Pierre Arnal

Sans Titre, 1990
16.1 x 13 x 0.1 inch


Thierry Auger, Le Mans, Painting

Thierry Auger

Le Mans, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Clara Castagné, The Dog, Painting

Clara Castagné

The Dog, 2020
20.9 x 24.8 x 0.4 inch


Claudio Palmieri, Abstract Figure, Painting

Claudio Palmieri

Abstract Figure, 2016
11.6 x 8.3 x 0 inch


Themanfromthefuture Urano, Catch the sun (4 pieces), Painting

Themanfromthefuture Urano

Catch the sun (4 pieces), 2021
43.3 x 33.5 x 0.8 inch


Mehdi Mirbagheri, Shams Beer, Painting

Mehdi Mirbagheri

Shams Beer, 2016
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


Mihaela Mihaylova, Harmful Map 1, Painting

Mihaela Mihaylova

Harmful Map 1, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch


Noé Two, Yaoundé, Painting

Noé Two

Yaoundé, 2016
55.1 x 55.1 x 2 inch


Jean-Marc Hunt, Untitled, Painting

Jean-Marc Hunt

Untitled, 2021
10.4 x 7.7 x 1.6 inch


Maurizio Savini, Jesus, Painting

Maurizio Savini

Jesus, 2014
15.7 x 17.1 x 0.8 inch


Michael Barringer, Organic Geometry (Fragrant Portals II), Painting

Michael Barringer

Organic Geometry (Fragrant Portals II), 2020
30 x 22 inch


Keziat, I Dreamed a Strong Wind, Painting


I Dreamed a Strong Wind, 2020
15.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Maurizioa Gracceva, Landscape, Painting

Maurizioa Gracceva

Landscape, 2007
27.6 x 39.4 x 0 inch


Madame, Le vent, Painting


Le vent, 2017
20.9 x 20.9 x 7.1 inch


Lizzy Taber, Sundream, Painting

Lizzy Taber

Sundream, 2020
36 x 36 x 1.5 inch


Tom Henderson, Moiré Indigo (Abstract painting), Painting

Tom Henderson

Moiré Indigo (Abstract painting), 2019
12.6 x 11.4 inch


Blek Le Rat, Mona Lisa, Painting

Blek Le Rat

Mona Lisa, 2016
63.8 x 44.9 inch

$40,679 $54,239

Anne-Marie Cutolo, Enfance n°72, Painting

Anne-Marie Cutolo

Enfance n°72, 2012
45.7 x 35 inch


Julie Breton, Coastal, Painting

Julie Breton

Coastal, 2017
30 x 30 x 1.5 inch


Nathan Paddison, AyeSays (Abstract painting), Painting

Nathan Paddison

AyeSays (Abstract painting), 2021
59.1 x 39.4 inch


Mélanie Jane Bide, Mes yeux sont ici, Painting

Mélanie Jane Bide

Mes yeux sont ici, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Esy A. Belluzzi, The plant, Painting

Esy A. Belluzzi

The plant, 1976
24 x 17.3 x 0 inch


Joëlle Rousselet, Paysage d'âme, Painting

Joëlle Rousselet

Paysage d'âme, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch


Alberto Burri, Mold (Muffa), Painting

Alberto Burri

Mold (Muffa), 1951
4.1 x 5.9 x 0.1 inch


Thonton Kabeya, La Rumba Rosa, Painting

Thonton Kabeya

La Rumba Rosa, 2021
14.2 x 9.4 x 1.2 inch


La Robotte, Tangata Manu - Bird man, Painting

La Robotte

Tangata Manu - Bird man, 2018
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.2 inch


ASKO, Stay free, Painting


Stay free, 2020
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


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