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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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Patrick Fischer, Nature, Painting

Patrick Fischer

Nature, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 inch


David Jehan (B.boss), Boîte de Petri #12, Painting

David Jehan (B.boss)

Boîte de Petri #12, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Kalina Hristova, The Wreath, Painting

Kalina Hristova

The Wreath, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Maxime Frairot, Photo de Famille #60, Painting

Maxime Frairot

Photo de Famille #60, 2020
15.7 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Timothy Archer, Tête de tigre #5, Painting

Timothy Archer

Tête de tigre #5, 2018
23.4 x 16.5 x 0 inch


DB Waterman, Child in time, Painting

DB Waterman

Child in time, 2021
31.5 x 47.2 x 1.8 inch


Shin Seung-Hun, Fantasy Jejuisland - Festival, Painting

Shin Seung-Hun

Fantasy Jejuisland - Festival, 2018
63.9 x 153.9 x 2.4 inch


Zwy Milshtein, L'hiver à l'envers, Painting

Zwy Milshtein

L'hiver à l'envers, 1986
25.6 x 19.7 inch


Vladimir Kolosov, Seaside. Dancers, Painting

Vladimir Kolosov

Seaside. Dancers, 2018
22 x 30 x 0.01 inch


Hugo Baudouin, Beyond the mask, Painting

Hugo Baudouin

Beyond the mask, 2021
51.2 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch


Sandra Carvajal Starling, The glory of the light brings evaporation, Painting

Sandra Carvajal Starling

The glory of the light brings evaporation, 2020
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Marie Thuillier, Mes souliers jaune, Painting

Marie Thuillier

Mes souliers jaune, 2018
16.9 x 12.6 x 0 inch


Julia A. Etedi, Sable bucolique - série Itinéraire B, Painting

Julia A. Etedi

Sable bucolique - série Itinéraire B, 2021
31.9 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch


Gordon Crewdea, Face 76, Painting

Gordon Crewdea

Face 76, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Guy Denning, Looking for Beatrice, Painting

Guy Denning

Looking for Beatrice, 2012
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Jonathan Huxley, Field, Painting

Jonathan Huxley

Field, 2020
51.2 x 62.6 x 0.8 inch


Macha Poynder, Once in the Future We Truly See What Happened (Abstract Expressionism painting), Painting

Macha Poynder

Once in the Future We Truly See What Happened (Abstract Expressionism painting), 2020
66.9 x 36 inch


Adam Sabhan, Ailleur, Painting

Adam Sabhan

Ailleur, 2012
15.7 x 15.7 inch

< $ 2,500

Armand Cacheux, Nature morte vase en faïence, Painting

Armand Cacheux

Nature morte vase en faïence, 1955
15 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch


Midani M'Barki, Paris, Painting

Midani M'Barki

Paris, 2020
10.2 x 7.1 x 0.4 inch


Marie Laurencin, Dans les Rigieres, Painting

Marie Laurencin

Dans les Rigieres, 1958
11.2 x 8.7 x 0 inch


Enzo, Phill's Symphony, Painting


Phill's Symphony, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.6 inch


Franko Tencic, Untitled 4153 (Abstract painting), Painting

Franko Tencic

Untitled 4153 (Abstract painting), 2019
35.2 x 49 x 1.8 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


Sylvain Loisant, Nature morte en forêt, Painting

Sylvain Loisant

Nature morte en forêt, 2018
11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Jutta Rika Bressem, Skyfall (Don't disturb the sky), Painting

Jutta Rika Bressem

Skyfall (Don't disturb the sky), 2020
39.4 x 39.4 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


M. Broquet, Mazots et  Cervin, Painting

M. Broquet

Mazots et Cervin, 1936
17.5 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Gabriele Galantara, Portrait of Ettore Petrolini, Painting

Gabriele Galantara

Portrait of Ettore Petrolini, 1905
13 x 9.8 x 0.1 inch


Alexis Alary, Aurore, Là, Rose, Painting

Alexis Alary

Aurore, Là, Rose, 2020
58.3 x 51.6 x 1.2 inch


Yevgen Lisniak, The One With Black Squad (Abstract painting), Painting

Yevgen Lisniak

The One With Black Squad (Abstract painting), 2020
70.9 x 78.7 inch


Kostas Papakostas, Untitled #01S, Painting

Kostas Papakostas

Untitled #01S, 2019
59.8 x 40.2 x 1.2 inch


Mirko Basaldella, Untitled, Painting

Mirko Basaldella

Untitled, 1950
11.8 x 9.1 x 0.3 inch


Gesa Reuter, Blue Lake, Painting

Gesa Reuter

Blue Lake, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.71 inch


Giancarlo Limoni, Water Flowers, Painting

Giancarlo Limoni

Water Flowers, 1984
90.6 x 137.8 x 0.9 inch


Charlotte Jamois, Landscape with a Village, Painting

Charlotte Jamois

Landscape with a Village, 1950
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch


Delphin Enjorlas, Confidences, Painting

Delphin Enjorlas

Confidences, 1920
35.4 x 32.1 x 0 inch


Sabhan DO NOT USE Adam THIS PROFILE, Majeste, Painting


Majeste, 2012
17.7 x 17.7 inch

2,500 - $ 5,000

Silvia Molinari, Liens exotiques, Painting

Silvia Molinari

Liens exotiques, 2010
30.3 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch


Albena Vatcheva, Two Cats, Painting

Albena Vatcheva

Two Cats, 2019
13 x 16.1 x 0.8 inch


Tekmass, Extension Of Ecliptic, Painting


Extension Of Ecliptic, 2020
21.7 x 25.6 inch


Magdalena Morey, Driftwood 1, Painting

Magdalena Morey

Driftwood 1, 2020
39.37 x 39.37 x 1.57 inch


Eva Klötgen, Abeille au couchant de l'éternel, Painting

Eva Klötgen

Abeille au couchant de l'éternel, 2020
45.3 x 57.1 x 2 inch

$5,313 $5,904

Vittoretti, Merci, Painting


Merci, 2014
18.9 x 20.5 inch


Christopher Henry, NeoSin 2, Painting

Christopher Henry

NeoSin 2, 2020
45.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch


Tatiana Levchenko, Immersion, Painting

Tatiana Levchenko

Immersion, 2018
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,357 $1,507

Berit Louise Sara-Grønn, Where it all began, Painting

Berit Louise Sara-Grønn

Where it all began, 2020
137.8 x 111.8 x 0.4 inch


Sid Maurer, Sophia Loren, Painting

Sid Maurer

Sophia Loren, 1980
17 x 13.25 inch


Roberto Fonfria, No Debió Salir de su Casa esa Mañana sin su Amuleto Chino, Painting

Roberto Fonfria

No Debió Salir de su Casa esa Mañana sin su Amuleto Chino, 2011
47.6 x 48 x 1 inch


Irène Darget-Bastien, New Maxi, Painting

Irène Darget-Bastien

New Maxi, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Giacomo, Fleur obscure, lumière intérieure II, Painting


Fleur obscure, lumière intérieure II, 2019
44.9 x 57.5 x 0.8 inch


a.muse, Angel Descending the Staircase, Painting


Angel Descending the Staircase, 2019
15 x 11 inch


Julie De Bleeckere, Fading memories, Painting

Julie De Bleeckere

Fading memories, 2018
15 x 11.4 inch


Patrick Collins, Persephony 3, Painting

Patrick Collins

Persephony 3, 2021
50 x 90 x 1 inch


Dabere, Les Destriers, Painting


Les Destriers, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch


Josette Dubost, Songe en Argos, Painting

Josette Dubost

Songe en Argos, 2017
21.7 x 25.2 x 1.2 inch


Matt_tieu, Grasse matinée, Painting


Grasse matinée, 2017
37 x 39.4 x 3.1 inch


Carmen Selma, Le contrat sexuel, Painting

Carmen Selma

Le contrat sexuel, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Fab Prenat, Keith Haring #1, Painting

Fab Prenat

Keith Haring #1, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Anna Mikke, Crows, Painting

Anna Mikke

Crows, 2003
31.1 x 17.7 inch


David Brammeld, Late Spring Colour, Painting

David Brammeld

Late Spring Colour, 2019
10 x 14 x 1 inch


Anton, Famille, Painting


Famille, 2018
23.6 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch


Emanuele Ravagnani, Senza Titolo, Painting

Emanuele Ravagnani

Senza Titolo, 2015
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch


Isabelle Alberge, Interprétation, marais salants 8, Painting

Isabelle Alberge

Interprétation, marais salants 8, 2020
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


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