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Aqua 2, Gina Vor

Aqua 2

Gina Vor

Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch


La vie en bleu, Jéko

La vie en bleu


Painting - 16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch


Bubble Blue, Seen

Bubble Blue


Painting - 33.9 x 28 inch


Family portrait, El Pez

Family portrait

El Pez

Painting - 31.9 x 31.9 x 1.6 inch


Le jardin des petits êtres, Âme Sauvage

Le jardin des petits êtres

Âme Sauvage

Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.9 inch


Northern Factory & Orange Sunset, Marion Sagon

Northern Factory & Orange Sunset

Marion Sagon

Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1 inch


Regards de monts et de lunes - série Encres poétiques, Catherine Bernier

Regards de monts et de lunes - série Encres poétiques

Catherine Bernier

Painting - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0.6 inch


Fille au coussin orange, Sounya Whang

Fille au coussin orange

Sounya Whang

Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Graffiti Life II, Keny

Graffiti Life II


Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1 inch


Masque long, Tarek

Masque long


Painting - 19.7 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch


Pop corn Movies, Tristan MM

Pop corn Movies

Tristan MM

Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch


Façonner, Alber



Painting - 43.3 x 35.4 x 1 inch


Paysages 800, Xiu

Paysages 800


Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch


Dame de Coeur, Cacou

Dame de Coeur


Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Frozen river, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas, Ivana Olbricht

Frozen river, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Ivana Olbricht

Painting - 39 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Autumn trees composition 5, Marc Todd

Autumn trees composition 5

Marc Todd

Painting - 24 x 35.8 x 0.7 inch


Angelina, Esboner



Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 7.9 inch


Quick before the Canaletto gets here, Adam de Ville

Quick before the Canaletto gets here

Adam de Ville

Painting - 20.1 x 40.2 x 1.6 inch


Flop shong, Shong

Flop shong


Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Donald s'en va, Dezache

Donald s'en va


Painting - 21.3 x 9.1 x 1.2 inch

$548 $466

Design445  53x127", Ron Halfant

Design445 53x127"

Ron Halfant

Painting - 53 x 127 x 0.01 inch

$3,400 $3,060

Hope in the darkness, Kspersee

Hope in the darkness


Painting - 19.7 x 24 x 0.8 inch


Ocean Therapy - Océan et fonds marins, Janina Rossiter

Ocean Therapy - Océan et fonds marins

Janina Rossiter

Painting - 39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch


Ocean love, Oreli

Ocean love


Painting - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch

$383 $345

Sky blue

200,000 - The number of contemporary artworks currently available on Artsper. Every day, new Parisian, European and international art galleries join us and trust us to promote their artists (painters, illustrators, sculptors and art photographers.)

We use the term ‘contemporary art’ to identify all works created in recent times, between the end of the 20th and the start of the 21st centuries. However, there is no single type of contemporary art and it can cover just as many forms as there are artists. Although contemporary art takes individualities and cultural exceptions into account, it is inspired by a global context and a globalised society which is forever changing. The materials used, the creative processes and the chosen themes often refer to this interconnection and constantly question the established artistic order.

Although they are often confused, there are many differences between modern and contemporary art. In particular, contemporary art, which tends to be more conceptual, favours the creative idea behind the work more than the actual artwork created.

However the distinction between the two trends can be interpreted as purely time-related and any piece of work created after 1945 can be called ‘contemporary’. Pop Art is one of the first artistic movements to emerge from contemporary art. It appeared at a time when an entire generation was caught up in the whirlwind of consumer society. Pop Art used the latest technology available and intense colours to reflect (sometimes ironically) the changing globalised world. Key artists include Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol whose modern paintings depict the icons of the time, such as Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor.

Inspired by the revolutionary thinking of the great Surrealist masters (Dali or Magritte), Cubists (Picasso) and Dadaists (Marcel Duchamp), artists of the 1950s and 60s took their ideas about art even further. Minimalism and Conceptual Art was born. Minimalism and conceptualism were set in contrast to the the abstract expressionist artists such as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, and the movements were pioneered by artists such as Franck Stella, Sol Lewitt, Lawrence Weiner many of whom created pared down, minimal sculptures…

Born in the 1960s in Philadelphia, street art has been popular since the 80s and is now exhibited in art museums, galleries and private collections. Paintings, stencils, collages, unusual supports, tags...Certain gallery owners offer original works from the movement’s biggest names, such as prints by Shepard Fairey (Obey), Banksy, photographs by JR or graffiti paintings by Jef Aérosol. In our catalogue you can also find works by artists from the emerging art scene who work in the same style: JonOne, Blek Le Rat, Miss Tic, Death NYC....

Despite all these changes that have taken place, artists continue to work with more traditional genres including landscape and portrait, although of course, the way they approach these subjects is very different today. Many artworks combine several techniques and mediums. A drawing, for example might use collage, watercolour and touches of acrylic. Artists today are faced with almost limitless possibilities.

Sculptors and other artists who played an important part in the late 20th century art scene are also present on Artsper. Specialising in big or small formats, using wood, bronze or steel you’ll find a variety of works. Discover the famous highly-coloured figurative creations by Niki de Saint Phalle, Takashi Murakami’s kawai inspired art, and even Jeff Koons, also known as the most expensive living contemporary artist in the world.
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