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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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Julien Ness, Red Look, Painting

Julien Ness

Red Look, 2019
18.1 x 21.7 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$964

Jean-Marc Hunt, Untitled, Painting

Jean-Marc Hunt

Untitled, 2021
10.4 x 7.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,205

François Loup, Composition aux Oiseaux I, Painting

François Loup

Composition aux Oiseaux I, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,566

Yann Letestu, Hu Tong Hotel, Painting

Yann Letestu

Hu Tong Hotel, 2018
36.2 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,133

François-Xavier de Boissoudy, Reconnaitre II, Painting

François-Xavier de Boissoudy

Reconnaitre II, 2020
16.5 x 22 inch
Painting

$2,410

Matthieu Fappani, Sans, Painting

Matthieu Fappani

Sans, 2017
26.6 x 52.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,566

Elisabeth Montrelay, Pivoine n°3 série fleurs et botanique, Painting

Elisabeth Montrelay

Pivoine n°3 série fleurs et botanique, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,121

Alexandra Pozzo di Borgo, Les pots, Painting

Alexandra Pozzo di Borgo

Les pots, 2017
19.7 x 16.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$663

Lin Yusi, Xiang Xuehai, Painting

Lin Yusi

Xiang Xuehai, 2015
27.2 x 27.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$4,217

Michel Madore, Portrait de Manilius, Painting

Michel Madore

Portrait de Manilius, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$843

Jean-Luc Veret, Chassé-Croisé, Painting

Jean-Luc Veret

Chassé-Croisé, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,446

Coco Téxèdre, Etoile, Painting

Coco Téxèdre

Etoile, 2016
39.4 x 28.7 inch
Painting

$4,097

Sandra Detourbet, Le Trou Moi, Painting

Sandra Detourbet

Le Trou Moi, 2013
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,024

Marylin Cavin, En chemin, Painting

Marylin Cavin

En chemin, 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,193

Pauline Bailly, Un air de Pierrot, Painting

Pauline Bailly

Un air de Pierrot, 2019
21.3 x 16.1 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$482

Martin Revolo, Aligned and Beautiful, Painting

Martin Revolo

Aligned and Beautiful, 2019
36 x 24 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$1,250

Kareem Rizk, Joy Ride, Painting

Kareem Rizk

Joy Ride, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,801

Hanna Sidorowicz, Ménine rouge, Painting

Hanna Sidorowicz

Ménine rouge, 2020
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,361

Rada Tzankova, La Valse, Painting

Rada Tzankova

La Valse, 2020
18.1 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$1,687

André Even, Village rouge, Painting

André Even

Village rouge, 1978
10.6 x 16.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,108

Caroline Rivalan, Fleur de Goudron, Painting

Caroline Rivalan

Fleur de Goudron, 2017
39.4 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$2,169

Gilles Le Corre, Coccinelle Ladybird Bouteilles bottles, Painting

Gilles Le Corre

Coccinelle Ladybird Bouteilles bottles, 1989
29.1 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,506

LanYing Yu, The Deep #1707, Painting

LanYing Yu

The Deep #1707, 2017
94.5 x 22.8 x 2 inch
Painting

$37,600

Pierre Igon, Non titrée, Painting

Pierre Igon

Non titrée, 1994
21.3 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$2,169

Mario Prassinos, Cubism, Painting

Mario Prassinos

Cubism, 1947
26 x 20.3 inch
Painting

$4,217

Yu Zhao, Fond de la mer, Painting

Yu Zhao

Fond de la mer, 2015
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$1,928

Gustav Bolin, Spirales, Painting

Gustav Bolin

Spirales, 1972
19.7 x 25.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,289

Jean-Charles Millepied, Sans titre JCM I, Painting

Jean-Charles Millepied

Sans titre JCM I, 2016
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$723

Jacques Resch, Le Chat II, Painting

Jacques Resch

Le Chat II, 2020
24 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$6,265

Thom Thom, Entente Cordiale 2, Painting

Thom Thom

Entente Cordiale 2, 2010
44.9 x 63.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,024

Pierre Mantra, Sans Titre, Painting

Pierre Mantra

Sans Titre, 1957
19.7 x 13.4 inch
Painting

$2,349

James Pichette, Sans Titre, Painting

James Pichette

Sans Titre, 1959
19.3 x 16.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,048

Jean-Antoine Malot, Kaké-Collé "Three" Splash, Painting

Jean-Antoine Malot

Kaké-Collé "Three" Splash, 2013
25.6 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$711

Our recommendations Jonathan Guaitamacchi, London, Painting

Jonathan Guaitamacchi

London, 2001
43.3 x 63 inch
Painting

$8,434

Stéphane Dauthuille, Tête au merle, Painting

Stéphane Dauthuille

Tête au merle, 2018
43.3 x 33.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,097

Daniel Humair, Roy Haynes !!!, Painting

Daniel Humair

Roy Haynes !!!, 1964
18.5 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,494

Aharon Gluska, Landscape G2, Painting

Aharon Gluska

Landscape G2, 2021
37.8 x 49.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$8,313

Jan K, Mascarade, Painting

Jan K

Mascarade, 2019
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.8 inch
Painting

$7,229

Carmen Lindahl, Succulent, Painting

Carmen Lindahl

Succulent, 2020
27.6 x 39.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,856

Young-Sé Lee, Cosmos, Painting

Young-Sé Lee

Cosmos, 2020
78.7 x 78.7 inch
Painting

$21,687

Tarek, Mask bordeaux, Painting

Tarek

Mask bordeaux, 2020
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$116

Tarek, Russian Soup, Painting

Tarek

Russian Soup, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$217

Ladislas Kijno, Composition colorée 215-776, Painting

Ladislas Kijno

Composition colorée 215-776, 1970
6.9 x 4.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,807

Philippe Pasqua, Visage I, Painting

Philippe Pasqua

Visage I, 2012
78.7 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$21,687

Paul Maz, Fala, Painting

Paul Maz

Fala, 2016
23.6 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,446

Sergio Moscona, Il pense gérer le cirque, Painting

Sergio Moscona

Il pense gérer le cirque, 2018
59.8 x 82.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$30,121

Sergio Moscona, Derrière la scène, Painting

Sergio Moscona

Derrière la scène, 2018
59.8 x 82.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$30,121

Paul Maz, Anef, Painting

Paul Maz

Anef, 2018
20.5 x 30.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,205

Paul Maz, Dirkou, Painting

Paul Maz

Dirkou, 2017
20.5 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,205

Paul Maz, Clavi, Painting

Paul Maz

Clavi, 2016
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,325

Paul Maz, Greia, Painting

Paul Maz

Greia, 2015
22.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,145

Paul Maz, Vaoo, Painting

Paul Maz

Vaoo, 2015
27.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,687

Paul Maz, Hone, Painting

Paul Maz

Hone, 2016
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,446

Paul Maz, Brizac, Painting

Paul Maz

Brizac, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,747

Paul Maz, Sauv, Painting

Paul Maz

Sauv, 2016
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,747

Paul Maz, Seren, Painting

Paul Maz

Seren, 2018
25.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,747

Paul Maz, Ranga, Painting

Paul Maz

Ranga, 2018
25.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,747

Paul Maz, Messi, Painting

Paul Maz

Messi, 2018
25.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,747

Paul Maz, Abor, Painting

Paul Maz

Abor, 2018
25.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,747

Viviane Perez-Lorenzo, Hors temps,3, Painting

Viviane Perez-Lorenzo

Hors temps,3, 2015
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,349

Viviane Perez-Lorenzo, Hors temps, 2, Painting

Viviane Perez-Lorenzo

Hors temps, 2, 2015
15.7 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,325

H-Nguyen, Get losts to be found, Painting

H-Nguyen

Get losts to be found, 2020
25.6 x 33.5 inch
Painting

$663

Véronique Clanet, Andréa G1P, Painting

Véronique Clanet

Andréa G1P, 2020
12.2 x 10.2 inch
Painting

$2,048

Véronique Clanet, Andréa D1P, Painting

Véronique Clanet

Andréa D1P, 2020
12.2 x 10.2 inch
Painting

$2,048

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