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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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Geraldine Bandiziol, Dis-le au temps qui passe, Painting

Geraldine Bandiziol

Dis-le au temps qui passe, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Leikun Nahusenay, Yekenfer Wedaj VII, Painting

Leikun Nahusenay

Yekenfer Wedaj VII, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Our recommendations Sheila Nicolin, Behind Closed Doors, Painting

Sheila Nicolin

Behind Closed Doors, 2021
20 x 20 inch


Danièle Jasselin, Carpe Diem, Painting

Danièle Jasselin

Carpe Diem, 2021
15 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


Miguel Guía, Cubicando el cubismo, Painting

Miguel Guía

Cubicando el cubismo, 2019
32.3 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch


Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, Operenccia, Painting

Victor Vasarely

Operenccia, 1986
40 x 66 x 1 inch


Didier Lourenço, Ven a casa, Painting

Didier Lourenço

Ven a casa, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 inch


Our recommendations Bruno Roudil, Maisons roulantes II, Painting

Bruno Roudil

Maisons roulantes II, 2019
51.2 x 38.2 inch


Our recommendations Alberonero, Frammenti 2, Painting


Frammenti 2, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch


Add Fuel, Fragil, Painting

Add Fuel

Fragil, 2019
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.3 inch


Our recommendations Alain Bécanne, Avril 2018-28, Painting

Alain Bécanne

Avril 2018-28, 2018
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Our recommendations Roy Ahlgren, Portals, Painting

Roy Ahlgren

Portals, 1971
34 x 34 inch


Our recommendations Matthew Rose, Mad Men #4, Painting

Matthew Rose

Mad Men #4, 2013
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch


Our recommendations Angel Ortiz (Aka) LA II, Sans titre (LA II), Painting

Angel Ortiz (Aka) LA II

Sans titre (LA II), 2015
26 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Guillaume Bourquin, L'apocalypse, Painting

Guillaume Bourquin

L'apocalypse, 2018
43.3 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch


Marco Araldi & Keng Wai Lee, Oro 46, Painting

Marco Araldi & Keng Wai Lee

Oro 46, 2019
16.5 x 13.8 x 1.6 inch


Our recommendations Lionel Estève, Untitled, Painting

Lionel Estève

Untitled, 2015
16.5 x 11.4 inch


Skepa, La marche de l'empereur, Painting


La marche de l'empereur, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch


Thierry Corpet, Sans titre III, Painting

Thierry Corpet

Sans titre III, 2021
59.1 x 39.4 x 2 inch


JBesset, Color runnner, Painting


Color runnner, 2018
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch


Andrzej Fogtt, An angel, Painting

Andrzej Fogtt

An angel, 2010
21.7 x 28.7 inch


Ellis Ostrowska, A love story in Rome, Painting

Ellis Ostrowska

A love story in Rome, 2002
29.1 x 24.8 inch


Gloria Gill Napangardi, Lukarrara Jukurrpa (Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming), Painting

Gloria Gill Napangardi

Lukarrara Jukurrpa (Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming), 2018
72 x 18.1 inch


Patrick Rubinstein, Rock, Painting

Patrick Rubinstein

Rock, 2014
43.3 x 59.1 inch


Frédéric Dégranges, Invisible 10 Etude, Painting

Frédéric Dégranges

Invisible 10 Etude, 2018
6.3 x 6.3 inch


Barbara Olejarczyk, Common colors, Painting

Barbara Olejarczyk

Common colors, 2016
47.2 x 86.6 inch


Andrzej Borowski, Grey inversion, Painting

Andrzej Borowski

Grey inversion, 2018
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Youssef El Khorib (Youcha), Migrants, Painting

Youssef El Khorib (Youcha)

Migrants, 2018
55.1 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch


Icy & Sot, Unforced Hejab, Painting

Icy & Sot

Unforced Hejab, 2016
25 x 19 x 0 inch


Kamila Gruszecka, Standby V, Painting

Kamila Gruszecka

Standby V, 2015
31.5 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Tom McGlynn, Survey 1, Painting

Tom McGlynn

Survey 1, 2013
22 x 33 inch


Brian Neish, Catharsis, Painting

Brian Neish

Catharsis, 2019
19.7 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


John Butterworth, Golden Temple, Painting

John Butterworth

Golden Temple, 2012
5.5 x 7.9 inch


Janet Gough, Hiding in the Hydrangeas, Painting

Janet Gough

Hiding in the Hydrangeas, 2020
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch


Pierre Auville, Joe and Jack, Painting

Pierre Auville

Joe and Jack, 2013
23.6 x 40.9 x 2.4 inch


Nadel, C'est par là, Painting


C'est par là, 2017
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


David Renggli, Desire Painting (Alamy / Venice), Painting

David Renggli

Desire Painting (Alamy / Venice), 2018
45.1 x 34.4 x 2.4 inch


Dark Shield, Blue / Pink 1-11, Painting

Dark Shield

Blue / Pink 1-11, 2018
39.4 x 28.7 x 1.6 inch


Iwona Delinska, Crimson composition - Abstraction IV, Painting

Iwona Delinska

Crimson composition - Abstraction IV, 2007
11.8 x 23.6 inch


Elizabeth Gourlay, Blue U, Painting

Elizabeth Gourlay

Blue U, 2015
6.3 x 4.3 inch


Stephen Smith, Social Camouflage, Painting

Stephen Smith

Social Camouflage, 2018
29.9 x 22 x 1.6 inch


Cecilia Cubarle, Fraction, Painting

Cecilia Cubarle

Fraction, 2013
39.4 x 78.7 x 1.6 inch


Our recommendations Wilma Tabacco, Slip Side 2, Painting

Wilma Tabacco

Slip Side 2, 2003
22 x 29.9 x 2.4 inch


Olga Indigo, Nana Bléouva, Painting

Olga Indigo

Nana Bléouva, 2016
59.1 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch


Stephen Maine, P15-1028, Painting

Stephen Maine

P15-1028, 2015
20.1 x 16.1 inch


Franck Eon, Abstraction in the jungle (2), Painting

Franck Eon

Abstraction in the jungle (2), 2008
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Marcin Kowalik, Passage, Painting

Marcin Kowalik

Passage, 2016
106.3 x 106.3 x 1.6 inch


Ludovilk Myers, Abstract, Painting

Ludovilk Myers

Abstract, 2017
51.2 x 35 inch


Zong, Fractale de blé, Painting


Fractale de blé, 2019
28.3 x 45.3 x 1.2 inch


Michal  Sikorski, I would like to tell you something, Painting

Michal Sikorski

I would like to tell you something, 2007
31.5 x 47.2 inch


Polo 51.67, René Char, Painting

Polo 51.67

René Char, 2018
16.5 x 39.4 inch


Stéphanie Calemard, Family Wax n°20, Painting

Stéphanie Calemard

Family Wax n°20, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Marie-Jo Parron, Les photons prompts et les photons du pion, Painting

Marie-Jo Parron

Les photons prompts et les photons du pion, 2017
21.3 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch


Anna Kruszak, Dreaming of Nowa Huta, Painting

Anna Kruszak

Dreaming of Nowa Huta, 2016
31.5 x 31.5 inch


Jim Wolf, Mappemonde, Painting

Jim Wolf

Mappemonde, 2017
39.4 x 55.1 x 0.4 inch


Martina Merlini, Untitled, Painting

Martina Merlini

Untitled, 2017
33.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch


Shanker Raj Bhatta, Mantra Mandala 002, Painting

Shanker Raj Bhatta

Mantra Mandala 002, 2017
21.3 x 21.7 inch


Geraldine Granites Napangardi, Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, Painting

Geraldine Granites Napangardi

Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 2010
42.1 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch


Vast, Chaos poétique, Painting


Chaos poétique, 2016
37.8 x 37.8 x 1.2 inch


Pardi, Nature morte, Painting


Nature morte, 1987
14 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Kathryn MacNaughton, Acariciar, Painting

Kathryn MacNaughton

Acariciar, 2019
41.3 x 37.4 x 1.6 inch


Henri Goetz, Composition, Painting

Henri Goetz

Composition, 1984
44.9 x 57.5 x 1.2 inch


Marcy Rosenblat, Frayed Edge, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Frayed Edge, 2015
16.1 x 16.1 inch


Ilya Bolotowsky, Blue Tondo, Painting

Ilya Bolotowsky

Blue Tondo, 1978
32 x 32 x 1 inch


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