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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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Sneak, Pop, Painting


Pop, 2021
18.1 x 22 x 2 inch

$272 $372

Olivier Messas, Méditation, Painting

Olivier Messas

Méditation, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Karyl Sisson, Fractured Red III (red), Painting

Karyl Sisson

Fractured Red III (red), 2020
29.25 x 40 x 1.5 inch


Pablo Figueroa, Composition W01, Painting

Pablo Figueroa

Composition W01, 2021
17.7 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch


Sunyoung Park, Happy Bear, Painting

Sunyoung Park

Happy Bear, 2016
19.7 x 23.6 x 2.4 inch


Carole b., Stevie Jobs wonders, Painting

Carole b.

Stevie Jobs wonders, 2017
18.9 x 13 x 0.4 inch


Li Baoxun, Portrait, Painting

Li Baoxun

Portrait, 2017
15.7 x 13.4 x 2 inch


Laura Newman, Clouds In A Room, Painting

Laura Newman

Clouds In A Room, 2014
14 x 18 inch


Eric Robin, Kalir, Painting

Eric Robin

Kalir, 2019
28.3 x 28.3 x 0.8 inch


Carolina Alotus, Empowered Code, Painting

Carolina Alotus

Empowered Code, 2020
40.9 x 63 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


Simon Goldberg, Still Life, Painting

Simon Goldberg

Still Life, 1950
7.5 x 9.1 x 0.1 inch


Our recommendations Jean Feinberg, P1.15, Painting

Jean Feinberg

P1.15, 2015
12.8 x 13 inch


Véronique Vadon, Le rempart, Painting

Véronique Vadon

Le rempart, 2007
19.7 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Debra Ramsay, Colors Within a Witch Hazel Blossom 2, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Colors Within a Witch Hazel Blossom 2, 2015
8.5 x 11 inch


Jean-Raymond Delpech, Panorama, Painting

Jean-Raymond Delpech

Panorama, 1936
6.7 x 9.8 x 0 inch


Susan Cantrick, Sbc 204, Painting

Susan Cantrick

Sbc 204, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Macyn Bolt, Shadow Boxer (A.2), Painting

Macyn Bolt

Shadow Boxer (A.2), 2015
48 x 38.1 inch


Françoise Danel, La ménine, Painting

Françoise Danel

La ménine, 2017
47.2 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Gilbert1, Assemblage #15, Painting


Assemblage #15, 2020
18.9 x 18.9 x 1.2 inch


James Godman, Untitled Nov18, Painting

James Godman

Untitled Nov18, 2020
25.5 x 19.8 inch


Daniele Sigalot, Dear Art, Painting

Daniele Sigalot

Dear Art, 2018
51.2 x 35.4 inch


Mlle Terite, Out_C03, Painting

Mlle Terite

Out_C03, 2015
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.2 inch


Gorka Mohamed, Human Season, Painting

Gorka Mohamed

Human Season, 2011
11.8 x 9.6 x 1.6 inch


Hermes Berrio, Alexa, do the laundry, Painting

Hermes Berrio

Alexa, do the laundry, 2020
80 x 96 inch


Pablo Echaurren, Ma non era mai andato così in collera, Painting

Pablo Echaurren

Ma non era mai andato così in collera, 1970
10.6 x 9.1 x 0 inch


Holly Miller, Shift 3, Painting

Holly Miller

Shift 3, 2017
12 x 12 inch


Our recommendations Guy Mansuy, Collage construit, Painting

Guy Mansuy

Collage construit, 2013
11.8 x 9.1 inch


Audrey Barcio, Untitled #14, Painting

Audrey Barcio

Untitled #14, 2017
60 x 50 x 1.6 inch


Lin B Zin, Suite 1/6, Painting

Lin B Zin

Suite 1/6, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1 inch


Sten Lex, Screen 1, Painting

Sten Lex

Screen 1, 2020
35.4 x 35.4 inch


Charles Mason, Untitled, Painting

Charles Mason

Untitled, 2009
11.6 x 16.5 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


Stephen Smith, Dimension of Absence, Painting

Stephen Smith

Dimension of Absence, 2018
39.4 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch


George Merheb, Untitled, Painting

George Merheb

Untitled, 2018
32.3 x 32.3 inch


Maëlle De Coux, Sunny Mémories - Le bateau, Painting

Maëlle De Coux

Sunny Mémories - Le bateau, 2016
9.4 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Nathalie Faintuch, Action!, Painting

Nathalie Faintuch

Action!, 2010
39.4 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch


Christophe Streichenberger, Voyageur 1, Painting

Christophe Streichenberger

Voyageur 1, 2017
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Yrjö Edelmann, Untitled, Painting

Yrjö Edelmann

Untitled, 1993
44 x 44 inch


KLP, Captain America, Painting


Captain America, 2018
36.2 x 25.6 x 0.6 inch


Rod McIntosh, Squeezed, Painting

Rod McIntosh

Squeezed, 2019
42.9 x 78.7 inch


Matthieu Ribo, R2D2#2, Painting

Matthieu Ribo

R2D2#2, 2015
13.8 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch


Karole Aubourg, Children, Painting

Karole Aubourg

Children, 2020
24 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch


Sax Berlin, Gilded Lillies for the Dove of Peace, Painting

Sax Berlin

Gilded Lillies for the Dove of Peace, 2016
84.3 x 72 x 1.2 inch


Bernar Venet, Fig46 Vecteur linéaire, Painting

Bernar Venet

Fig46 Vecteur linéaire, 1966
7.1 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Geneviève Asse, Composition, Painting

Geneviève Asse

Composition, 1963
10.6 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch


Martina Niederhauser, Sisters by soul, Painting

Martina Niederhauser

Sisters by soul, 2021
20 x 16 inch


Fredi Gertsch, Sound, Painting

Fredi Gertsch

Sound, 2019
13 x 13 x 0.5 inch


Natasha Zupan, Quantum Color # 47, Painting

Natasha Zupan

Quantum Color # 47, 2019
70 x 60 x 4 inch


Our recommendations Pius Fox, Schattenspiegelung, Painting

Pius Fox

Schattenspiegelung, 2013
51.2 x 39.4 inch


Katre, Residus Industriels #04, Painting


Residus Industriels #04, 2017
57.5 x 35 x 1 inch


Kate Styler, the uprooted, Painting

Kate Styler

the uprooted, 2020
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch


Stefanie Heyer, Take my breath away, Painting

Stefanie Heyer

Take my breath away, 2012
39.4 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch


Claire Colin-Collin, Sans titre, Painting

Claire Colin-Collin

Sans titre, 2016
21.7 x 18.1 inch


Vita Opolskyte, Poem for Myself, Painting

Vita Opolskyte

Poem for Myself, 2018
11.8 x 9.4 inch


Joël Besse, AXIII, Painting

Joël Besse

AXIII, 2008
18.3 x 18.3 x 1.4 inch


Chad Goei, At Jays in Tomball, Painting

Chad Goei

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


Léa Bénétou, Détecter les éléments séparés, Painting

Léa Bénétou

Détecter les éléments séparés, 2016
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch


Hysao Takagi, Le silence de la montagne, Painting

Hysao Takagi

Le silence de la montagne, 2020
25.6 x 36.2 x 0.4 inch


ArtbyFrask, Black White and Green, Painting


Black White and Green, 2020
55.1 x 43.3 x 0.4 inch


Alain Abramatic, Marine 23 - série mer et voiliers, Painting

Alain Abramatic

Marine 23 - série mer et voiliers, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


J/Y Delaunay-Israël, Composition 12, Painting

J/Y Delaunay-Israël

Composition 12, 1986
82.7 x 82.7 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


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


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