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Pastel 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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Jéko, Rien à voir, Painting


Rien à voir, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Andrzej Fogtt, Two tigers, Painting

Andrzej Fogtt

Two tigers, 2019
22.4 x 29.9 inch


Lara Messina, Jump (little horse), Painting

Lara Messina

Jump (little horse), 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Karina Lara, Tangerines, Painting

Karina Lara

Tangerines, 2020
10 x 15 inch


Gier, Pinus Alepensis, Painting


Pinus Alepensis, 2019
25.6 x 19.7 inch


Laura Dujoncquoy, Deep seabed, Painting

Laura Dujoncquoy

Deep seabed, 2021
28.7 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch


Jamal Uddin Ahmed, Untitled, Painting

Jamal Uddin Ahmed

Untitled, 2021
30 x 144 x 3 inch


Zoé, Les galets de Collioure, Painting


Les galets de Collioure, 2021
47.2 x 19.7 x 0.6 inch


Anastasia Buoy, Free flow 1, Painting

Anastasia Buoy

Free flow 1, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Our recommendations Mr.Oreke, Abstract 15, Painting


Abstract 15, 2020
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


Manuel Santelices, Valentino hat fall, Painting

Manuel Santelices

Valentino hat fall, 2019
12 x 9 x 0.1 inch


Chloé Kelly Miller, Pas le temps, Painting

Chloé Kelly Miller

Pas le temps, 2019
45.7 x 35 inch


H-Nguyen, Sdo VI, Painting


Sdo VI, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Timothy Archer, La secrétaire, Painting

Timothy Archer

La secrétaire, 2020
11.8 x 9.4 inch


Thierry P. Vroye, Rythm, Painting

Thierry P. Vroye

Rythm, 2014
15.7 x 15.7 inch


Andrew Weir, Equal measures of misery and divinity, Painting

Andrew Weir

Equal measures of misery and divinity, 2018
18.9 x 14.2 inch


John Butterworth, Golden Temple, Painting

John Butterworth

Golden Temple, 2012
5.5 x 7.9 inch


Jonathan Huxley, Mandala (Chrome Yellow), Painting

Jonathan Huxley

Mandala (Chrome Yellow), 2018
31.5 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Anna Mikke, Crows, Painting

Anna Mikke

Crows, 2003
31.1 x 17.7 inch


Cheryl Culver, Little Mountain Stream, Painting

Cheryl Culver

Little Mountain Stream, 2021
15 x 15 x 0.8 inch


Sando, Lueurs matinales, Painting


Lueurs matinales, 2019
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Patrick Fischer, Marine, Painting

Patrick Fischer

Marine, 2019
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Julia A. Etedi, Danse in Sienna's Land - série Itinéraire B, Painting

Julia A. Etedi

Danse in Sienna's Land - série Itinéraire B, 2021
31.9 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Kalina Hristova, The Wreath, Painting

Kalina Hristova

The Wreath, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Midani M'Barki, Poissons, Painting

Midani M'Barki

Poissons, 2016
11.4 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch


Macha Poynder, Everything Happens Only Once, Painting

Macha Poynder

Everything Happens Only Once, 2020
66.9 x 55.9 inch

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Julie De Bleeckere, Fading memories, Painting

Julie De Bleeckere

Fading memories, 2018
15 x 11.4 inch


Runzovsky, Untitled, Painting


Untitled, 2000
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 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


Viola Schiviz, Coquelicot I, Painting

Viola Schiviz

Coquelicot I, 2019
11 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch


Sid Maurer, Sophia Loren, Painting

Sid Maurer

Sophia Loren, 1980
17 x 13.25 inch


Marzena Kawalerowicz, No title, Painting

Marzena Kawalerowicz

No title, 1991
18.5 x 22.8 x 0.2 inch


David Brammeld, The Colour of Spring, Painting

David Brammeld

The Colour of Spring, 2019
10 x 13 x 1 inch


Delphine Alliens, L'Aousel, Painting

Delphine Alliens

L'Aousel, 2019
25.6 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch


Edmund Muc, Winter landscape, Painting

Edmund Muc

Winter landscape, 2000
12.6 x 14.6 inch


Franko Tencic, Untitled 26634 (Abstract painting), Painting

Franko Tencic

Untitled 26634 (Abstract painting), 2020
23.8 x 32.9 x 1.2 inch


Louisette Evrard, Le bout du chemin - Les Mesnuls, Painting

Louisette Evrard

Le bout du chemin - Les Mesnuls, 2016
21.7 x 16.1 x 0.8 inch


Laurent Chabrillat, Promenade en sous bois, Painting

Laurent Chabrillat

Promenade en sous bois, 2018
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Géraldine Gall, Paysage, Painting

Géraldine Gall

Paysage, 2013
5.1 x 8.7 x 0.8 inch


M. Broquet, Mazots et  Cervin, Painting

M. Broquet

Mazots et Cervin, 1936
17.5 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Judith Schmid L'Eplattenier, Chardons et vase vert, Painting

Judith Schmid L'Eplattenier

Chardons et vase vert, 1962
16.5 x 13.6 x 0.1 inch


Lena Zak, All the leaves are brown 1, Painting

Lena Zak

All the leaves are brown 1, 2020
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Isabelle Alberge, Lumière océane, Painting

Isabelle Alberge

Lumière océane, 2019
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch


Gaia du Rivau, Scooter, je t'aime, Painting

Gaia du Rivau

Scooter, je t'aime, 2015
22.4 x 18.5 x 0.4 inch


Emmanuelle Revillod Delisle, Sans titre, Painting

Emmanuelle Revillod Delisle

Sans titre, 2020
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch


Bruce, Sans titre, Painting


Sans titre, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Magdalena Rytel-Skorek, Birds on a beach, Painting

Magdalena Rytel-Skorek

Birds on a beach, 2004
10.6 x 14.2 inch


Heiner Frisbe, Plums, Painting

Heiner Frisbe

Plums, 1995
7.9 x 10.6 inch


Silvia Molinari, Liens exotiques, Painting

Silvia Molinari

Liens exotiques, 2010
30.3 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch


Ghazi Baker, Alone in a Crowd, Painting

Ghazi Baker

Alone in a Crowd, 2018
55.1 x 55.1 inch


Onie Jackson, L'apothéose d'Omère, Painting

Onie Jackson

L'apothéose d'Omère, 2019
57.5 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch


Alexis Alary, Horizon l'étoile (Douce volupté songe du sage), Painting

Alexis Alary

Horizon l'étoile (Douce volupté songe du sage), 2020
57.5 x 89 x 0.4 inch


Alfredo Alcalde, Autorretrato, Painting

Alfredo Alcalde

Autorretrato, 2015
28.3 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Susana Machado, Triptyque vert, Painting

Susana Machado

Triptyque vert, 2020
57.9 x 114.6 x 1.2 inch


Patrick Villas, Domestic dog, Painting

Patrick Villas

Domestic dog, 2016
51.2 x 50 x 0.8 inch


Gilbert Pauli, Série 'Les Visages de l'Âme' N°3, Painting

Gilbert Pauli

Série 'Les Visages de l'Âme' N°3, 2019
11 x 8.7 x 0.4 inch


Pascal Marlin, Masque, Painting

Pascal Marlin

Masque, 2014
13.8 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch


Claudio Palmieri, Abstract Figure, Painting

Claudio Palmieri

Abstract Figure, 2016
11.6 x 8.3 x 0 inch


Nam June Paik, Untitled, Painting

Nam June Paik

Untitled, 1981
19.7 x 25.2 x 0.4 inch


Jean-Paul Duvilliers, Coupole, Painting

Jean-Paul Duvilliers

Coupole, 2018
31.9 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Amela Rasinlic, Identity N°11, Painting

Amela Rasinlic

Identity N°11, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 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


Dabere, Soleil Rouge, Painting


Soleil Rouge, 2020
15.7 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


Naya Fairy, Couple épanoui de colibris, Painting

Naya Fairy

Couple épanoui de colibris, 2020
19.7 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch


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