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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

Jéko

Rien à voir, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$1,084

Andrzej Fogtt, Two tigers, Painting

Andrzej Fogtt

Two tigers, 2019
22.4 x 29.9 inch
Painting

$1,807

Lara Messina, Jump (little horse), Painting

Lara Messina

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

$952

Karina Lara, Tangerines, Painting

Karina Lara

Tangerines, 2020
10 x 15 inch
Painting

$578

Gier, Pinus Alepensis, Painting

Gier

Pinus Alepensis, 2019
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$578

Laura Dujoncquoy, Deep seabed, Painting

Laura Dujoncquoy

Deep seabed, 2021
28.7 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,084

Jamal Uddin Ahmed, Untitled, Painting

Jamal Uddin Ahmed

Untitled, 2021
30 x 144 x 3 inch
Painting

$7,500

Zoé, Les galets de Collioure, Painting

Zoé

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

$3,012

Anastasia Buoy, Free flow 1, Painting

Anastasia Buoy

Free flow 1, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$400

Our recommendations Mr.Oreke, Abstract 15, Painting

Mr.Oreke

Abstract 15, 2020
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,205

Manuel Santelices, Valentino hat fall, Painting

Manuel Santelices

Valentino hat fall, 2019
12 x 9 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$500

Chloé Kelly Miller, Pas le temps, Painting

Chloé Kelly Miller

Pas le temps, 2019
45.7 x 35 inch
Painting

$1,928

H-Nguyen, Sdo VI, Painting

H-Nguyen

Sdo VI, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$422

Timothy Archer, La secrétaire, Painting

Timothy Archer

La secrétaire, 2020
11.8 x 9.4 inch
Painting

$1,566

Thierry P. Vroye, Rythm, Painting

Thierry P. Vroye

Rythm, 2014
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$422

Andrew Weir, Equal measures of misery and divinity, Painting

Andrew Weir

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

$518

John Butterworth, Golden Temple, Painting

John Butterworth

Golden Temple, 2012
5.5 x 7.9 inch
Painting

$1,059

Jonathan Huxley, Mandala (Chrome Yellow), Painting

Jonathan Huxley

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

$8,434

Anna Mikke, Crows, Painting

Anna Mikke

Crows, 2003
31.1 x 17.7 inch
Painting

$663

Cheryl Culver, Little Mountain Stream, Painting

Cheryl Culver

Little Mountain Stream, 2021
15 x 15 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$981

Sando, Lueurs matinales, Painting

Sando

Lueurs matinales, 2019
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$831

Patrick Fischer, Marine, Painting

Patrick Fischer

Marine, 2019
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$458

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
Painting

$1,133

Kalina Hristova, The Wreath, Painting

Kalina Hristova

The Wreath, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,687

Midani M'Barki, Poissons, Painting

Midani M'Barki

Poissons, 2016
11.4 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$602

Macha Poynder, Everything Happens Only Once, Painting

Macha Poynder

Everything Happens Only Once, 2020
66.9 x 55.9 inch
Painting

$8,401 $9,884

Julie De Bleeckere, Fading memories, Painting

Julie De Bleeckere

Fading memories, 2018
15 x 11.4 inch
Painting

$1,048

Runzovsky, Untitled, Painting

Runzovsky

Untitled, 2000
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$651

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
Painting

$627

Viola Schiviz, Coquelicot I, Painting

Viola Schiviz

Coquelicot I, 2019
11 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$602

Sid Maurer, Sophia Loren, Painting

Sid Maurer

Sophia Loren, 1980
17 x 13.25 inch
Painting

$3,000

Marzena Kawalerowicz, No title, Painting

Marzena Kawalerowicz

No title, 1991
18.5 x 22.8 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$1,205

David Brammeld, The Colour of Spring, Painting

David Brammeld

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

$1,179

Delphine Alliens, L'Aousel, Painting

Delphine Alliens

L'Aousel, 2019
25.6 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,024

Edmund Muc, Winter landscape, Painting

Edmund Muc

Winter landscape, 2000
12.6 x 14.6 inch
Painting

$482

Franko Tencic, Untitled 26634 (Abstract painting), Painting

Franko Tencic

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

$1,412

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
Painting

$940

Laurent Chabrillat, Promenade en sous bois, Painting

Laurent Chabrillat

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

$723

Géraldine Gall, Paysage, Painting

Géraldine Gall

Paysage, 2013
5.1 x 8.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$119

M. Broquet, Mazots et  Cervin, Painting

M. Broquet

Mazots et Cervin, 1936
17.5 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$664

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
Painting

$465

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
Painting

$1,765

Isabelle Alberge, Lumière océane, Painting

Isabelle Alberge

Lumière océane, 2019
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$783

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
Painting

$904

Emmanuelle Revillod Delisle, Sans titre, Painting

Emmanuelle Revillod Delisle

Sans titre, 2020
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,506

Bruce, Sans titre, Painting

Bruce

Sans titre, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,892

Magdalena Rytel-Skorek, Birds on a beach, Painting

Magdalena Rytel-Skorek

Birds on a beach, 2004
10.6 x 14.2 inch
Painting

$241

Heiner Frisbe, Plums, Painting

Heiner Frisbe

Plums, 1995
7.9 x 10.6 inch
Painting

$205

Silvia Molinari, Liens exotiques, Painting

Silvia Molinari

Liens exotiques, 2010
30.3 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,627

Ghazi Baker, Alone in a Crowd, Painting

Ghazi Baker

Alone in a Crowd, 2018
55.1 x 55.1 inch
Painting

$19,000

Onie Jackson, L'apothéose d'Omère, Painting

Onie Jackson

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

$4,940

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
Painting

$5,542

Alfredo Alcalde, Autorretrato, Painting

Alfredo Alcalde

Autorretrato, 2015
28.3 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,615

Susana Machado, Triptyque vert, Painting

Susana Machado

Triptyque vert, 2020
57.9 x 114.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,542

Patrick Villas, Domestic dog, Painting

Patrick Villas

Domestic dog, 2016
51.2 x 50 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,024

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
Painting

$1,095

Pascal Marlin, Masque, Painting

Pascal Marlin

Masque, 2014
13.8 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$542

Claudio Palmieri, Abstract Figure, Painting

Claudio Palmieri

Abstract Figure, 2016
11.6 x 8.3 x 0 inch
Painting

$663

Nam June Paik, Untitled, Painting

Nam June Paik

Untitled, 1981
19.7 x 25.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$33,736

Jean-Paul Duvilliers, Coupole, Painting

Jean-Paul Duvilliers

Coupole, 2018
31.9 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$964

Amela Rasinlic, Identity N°11, Painting

Amela Rasinlic

Identity N°11, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,041

Elitsa Baramova (Baramó), Creatures in Fusion I, Painting

Elitsa Baramova (Baramó)

Creatures in Fusion I, 2018
19.7 x 9.1 x 0 inch
Painting

$560

Dabere, Soleil Rouge, Painting

Dabere

Soleil Rouge, 2020
15.7 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,566

Naya Fairy, Couple épanoui de colibris, Painting

Naya Fairy

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

$1,042

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