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Paper Paintings

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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Mahé Ros, Gingko Sun - série monde imaginaire, Painting

Mahé Ros

Gingko Sun - série monde imaginaire, 2021
18.1 x 15 x 0.8 inch


In Love Street Art, E=M love au carré - 2, Painting

In Love Street Art

E=M love au carré - 2, 2020
7.9 x 10.8 x 0.3 inch


Nicolas Dubreuille, Ref 548, Painting

Nicolas Dubreuille

Ref 548, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


JP Malot, Tagadabstract X Shoot The Bank, Painting

JP Malot

Tagadabstract X Shoot The Bank, 2021
41.3 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch

$1,193 $1,325

Emanuele Ravagnani, Senza Titolo - (Serie: Leonardo Fibonacci), Painting

Emanuele Ravagnani

Senza Titolo - (Serie: Leonardo Fibonacci), 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Olga Volna, Abstract, Painting

Olga Volna

Abstract, 2021
35.4 x 31.5 inch

$771 $964

Mathilde de Bellecombe, La isla, Painting

Mathilde de Bellecombe

La isla, 2008
39.4 x 31.5 x 2 inch


Lis Sam, Paris Plages, Painting

Lis Sam

Paris Plages, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch


Eric Robin, Isidia, Painting

Eric Robin

Isidia, 2018
22 x 22 x 0.8 inch


Sam Francis, SF 84-871, Painting

Sam Francis

SF 84-871, 1984
8.7 x 3.5 inch


Benoît Mauduech, The gold bridge, Painting

Benoît Mauduech

The gold bridge, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch


Our recommendations Florent Touchot, Corto, Painting

Florent Touchot

Corto, 2018
19.7 x 39.4 x 2 inch


Yrjö Edelmann, Untitled, Painting

Yrjö Edelmann

Untitled, 1993
44 x 44 inch


Valérie Auriel, La rivière aux fougères, Painting

Valérie Auriel

La rivière aux fougères, 2018
31.9 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch


Laura Newman, Clouds In A Room, Painting

Laura Newman

Clouds In A Room, 2014
14 x 18 inch


Gocha Stankiewicz, Tulips, Painting

Gocha Stankiewicz

Tulips, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


Emmanuelle Leblanc, Diffuse, blanc - ambre, Painting

Emmanuelle Leblanc

Diffuse, blanc - ambre, 2015
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.6 inch


Dominique Verburgh, No title, Painting

Dominique Verburgh

No title, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Celso Castro, Ragazzo for Boys, Boys, Pride, Painting

Celso Castro

Ragazzo for Boys, Boys, Pride, 2018
9.75 x 40.5 inch


Karole Aubourg, Children, Painting

Karole Aubourg

Children, 2020
24 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch


Emma Levine, Willow, Painting

Emma Levine

Willow, 2020
33.5 x 24 x 1.2 inch


Elizabeth Gourlay, Blue U, Painting

Elizabeth Gourlay

Blue U, 2015
6.3 x 4.3 inch


Stephen Smith, Social Camouflage, Painting

Stephen Smith

Social Camouflage, 2018
29.9 x 22 x 1.6 inch


MC Valentine, Et pourtant, elle tourne, Painting

MC Valentine

Et pourtant, elle tourne, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 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


Jule, Et si mon monde, Painting


Et si mon monde, 2020
33.9 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Jean Feinberg, P1.14, Painting

Jean Feinberg

P1.14, 2014
18.5 x 12.5 inch


Holly Miller, Shift 3, Painting

Holly Miller

Shift 3, 2017
12 x 12 inch


Mlle Terite, Out_C04, Painting

Mlle Terite

Out_C04, 2020
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.2 inch


Alessandra Bisi, Profumo, Painting

Alessandra Bisi

Profumo, 2018
22.2 x 29.9 x 0.1 inch


Ties Ten Bosch, Coffee to go (espresso), Painting

Ties Ten Bosch

Coffee to go (espresso), 2019
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Gilbert1, Assemblage #15, Painting


Assemblage #15, 2020
18.9 x 18.9 x 1.2 inch


Fernando Alday, Llibre 5, Painting

Fernando Alday

Llibre 5, 2018
11.6 x 15.6 inch


Gemma Harwood, London Map Tree, Painting

Gemma Harwood

London Map Tree, 2017
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


André Contensaux, Huelgoat II, Painting

André Contensaux

Huelgoat II, 2017
25.2 x 24.8 x 0.8 inch


Franco Meneguzzo, Gutenberg et l'invention de l'imprimerie, Painting

Franco Meneguzzo

Gutenberg et l'invention de l'imprimerie, 1968
14.2 x 15.9 x 0.8 inch


Maëlle De Coux, Sunny Mémories - Couple, Painting

Maëlle De Coux

Sunny Mémories - Couple, 2016
9.4 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Dominique Perréard, Figure - série personnages d'ailleurs, Painting

Dominique Perréard

Figure - série personnages d'ailleurs, 2017
15.7 x 13 x 1 inch


Charles Mason, Untitled, Painting

Charles Mason

Untitled, 2009
11.6 x 16.5 inch


Gorka Mohamed, Human Season, Painting

Gorka Mohamed

Human Season, 2011
11.8 x 9.6 x 1.6 inch


Sten Lex, Screen 1, Painting

Sten Lex

Screen 1, 2020
35.4 x 35.4 inch


Richard Anuszkiewicz, Light Magenta Square, Painting

Richard Anuszkiewicz

Light Magenta Square, 1978
60 x 60 x 2 inch

100,000 - $ 250,000

George Merheb, Untitled, Painting

George Merheb

Untitled, 2018
32.3 x 32.3 inch


Our recommendations Guy Mansuy, Collage construit, Painting

Guy Mansuy

Collage construit, 2013
11.8 x 9.1 inch


Jean-Luc Veret, Chassé-Croisé, Painting

Jean-Luc Veret

Chassé-Croisé, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Marianne Turck, Everybody has his own dance II, Painting

Marianne Turck

Everybody has his own dance II, 2021
37 x 70.1 x 1.6 inch


Marwan Chamaa, Salva C2, the portrait series, Painting

Marwan Chamaa

Salva C2, the portrait series, 2018
23.6 x 19.7 inch


Ossip Zadkine, Les amis, Painting

Ossip Zadkine

Les amis, 1957
26.8 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch


Alphée, Tout feu tout flamme, Painting


Tout feu tout flamme, 2020
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


Our recommendations René Galassi, Calicots et pigments bleu Majorelle, Painting

René Galassi

Calicots et pigments bleu Majorelle, 2019
22 x 18.1 x 1.8 inch


Frederic Paul, Blooming Dew IV, Painting

Frederic Paul

Blooming Dew IV, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Geneviève Asse, Composition, Painting

Geneviève Asse

Composition, 1963
10.6 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch


Chad Goei, At Jays in Tomball, Painting

Chad Goei

At Jays in Tomball, 2018
35.8 x 18 x 1.2 inch


Hope 1393, Kate, Painting

Hope 1393

Kate, 2021
8 x 12 inch


Joël Besse, AXIII, Painting

Joël Besse

AXIII, 2008
18.3 x 18.3 x 1.4 inch


Jean-Raymond Delpech, Panorama, Painting

Jean-Raymond Delpech

Panorama, 1936
6.7 x 9.8 x 0 inch


Ale Senso, Le Voyage dans la Lune, Painting

Ale Senso

Le Voyage dans la Lune, 2014
33.5 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Martina Niederhauser, Sisters by soul, Painting

Martina Niederhauser

Sisters by soul, 2021
20 x 16 inch


Fredi Gertsch, Oh Julie, Painting

Fredi Gertsch

Oh Julie, 2019
13 x 13 x 0.5 inch


Nathalie Faintuch, Action!, Painting

Nathalie Faintuch

Action!, 2010
39.4 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch


Jacques Halbert, Who’s Afraid of Yellow and Red, Painting

Jacques Halbert

Who’s Afraid of Yellow and Red, 2003
22 x 30.5 inch


KLP, Batman, Painting


Batman, 2016
36.2 x 25.6 x 0.6 inch


Pius Fox, Untitled, Painting

Pius Fox

Untitled, 2011
11.8 x 9.1 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


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