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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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Cédric Villedieu, Damier - Série abstraction géométrique, Painting

Cédric Villedieu

Damier - Série abstraction géométrique, 2020
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Jean-Paul Agosti, Ciel n°IV, Painting

Jean-Paul Agosti

Ciel n°IV, 2009
6.3 x 6.3 inch


Camille Hilaire, Sous-bois, Painting

Camille Hilaire

Sous-bois, 1975
14 x 18.3 inch


Bertrand de Vismes, Port de Procida, Italie -  série mer et océan, Painting

Bertrand de Vismes

Port de Procida, Italie - série mer et océan, 2020
25.6 x 19.7 inch


Ghislaine Ferreira, Oiseaux III, Painting

Ghislaine Ferreira

Oiseaux III, 2019
12.6 x 9.4 x 0.4 inch


Yves Brayer, Plaza de toros, Painting

Yves Brayer

Plaza de toros, 1959
7.9 x 9.1 inch


Frédéric Dégranges, Courbures 03, Painting

Frédéric Dégranges

Courbures 03, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 inch


Midani M'Barki, Poissons, Painting

Midani M'Barki

Poissons, 2016
11.4 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch


Linda Coppens, 082017-1 Untitled, Painting

Linda Coppens

082017-1 Untitled, 2017
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Fabien Renault, Notre Dame de Paris, Painting

Fabien Renault

Notre Dame de Paris, 2017
20.1 x 26.8 x 0 inch


Donna Acheson Juillet, Spy with my little eye, Painting

Donna Acheson Juillet

Spy with my little eye, 2016
13.8 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


Charlie Scheips, The French Chair, East End Avenue, Painting

Charlie Scheips

The French Chair, East End Avenue, 2020
14 x 10 inch


Aurel Corjan, Auzy, Painting

Aurel Corjan

Auzy, 1994
19.7 x 25.6 inch


Grace Monard, Paysage abstrait, Painting

Grace Monard

Paysage abstrait, 2017
22.4 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch


Marcel Dumont, Les Alpilles en été / The Alpilles in summer, Painting

Marcel Dumont

Les Alpilles en été / The Alpilles in summer, 1994
25.6 x 19.7 inch


Our recommendations Etienne Quesnay, Voleuse sous les étoiles, Painting

Etienne Quesnay

Voleuse sous les étoiles, 2021
16.1 x 12.2 inch


Gérard Zlotykamien, Sans, Painting

Gérard Zlotykamien

Sans, 1981
29.5 x 21.7 x 0.4 inch


Jorge Enrique, Panorama Yellow 01, Painting

Jorge Enrique

Panorama Yellow 01, 2016
59.8 x 36.2 x 1.6 inch


Alfredo Alcalde, Autorretrato, Painting

Alfredo Alcalde

Autorretrato, 2015
28.3 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Elizabeth Becker, Cherry Blossom No. 13, Painting

Elizabeth Becker

Cherry Blossom No. 13, 2019
20 x 16 inch


Romano Zanotti, Bleu outremer, Painting

Romano Zanotti

Bleu outremer, 1999
11.8 x 17.3 x 0.1 inch


La Fabrique du Sourire, Talon Sourire, Painting

La Fabrique du Sourire

Talon Sourire, 2016
35.4 x 35.4 x 2 inch


Michel Soubeyrand, Soubeyrand, Painting

Michel Soubeyrand

Soubeyrand, 2015
15.7 x 11 x 0.1 inch


Eric Liot, Mickey, Painting

Eric Liot

Mickey, 2018
15.7 x 12.6 x 0.2 inch


Jacques Halbert, Who’s Afraid of Yellow and Red, Painting

Jacques Halbert

Who’s Afraid of Yellow and Red, 2003
22 x 30.5 inch


Marc Westhof, Dance, Painting

Marc Westhof

Dance, 2019
8.3 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Eric Javiol, Quand je serai grande, Painting

Eric Javiol

Quand je serai grande, 2020
11 x 11 x 0.4 inch


a.muse, Angel Descending the Staircase, Painting


Angel Descending the Staircase, 2019
15 x 11 inch


Egs, Cap Juby 1916-1956, Painting


Cap Juby 1916-1956, 2017
15.7 x 19.7 inch


Sonia Di Maccio, Multicolored shore, Painting

Sonia Di Maccio

Multicolored shore, 2021
9.4 x 13.4 x 0 inch


Robert van Bolderick, Tacones Mecanicas, Painting

Robert van Bolderick

Tacones Mecanicas, 2021
29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch


Claudia Radvanyi, Drinks in the Parlor, Painting

Claudia Radvanyi

Drinks in the Parlor, 2020
10.2 x 10.2 inch


Georgik, Appareil orthopédique, Painting


Appareil orthopédique, 2000
30.3 x 22.8 inch


Grems, Traits 32, Painting


Traits 32, 2021
29.5 x 21.7 x 0 inch


Katherine Van Uytrecht, On My Way Home, Painting

Katherine Van Uytrecht

On My Way Home, 2014
9.4 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch


Dong Oan, Space Jesus, Painting

Dong Oan

Space Jesus, 2017
11.4 x 15.4 x 0 inch


Chris Ellis (Daze), Depart from Manhattan, Painting

Chris Ellis (Daze)

Depart from Manhattan, 2017
37 x 28 x 1 inch


Martine Barnard, Old man, Painting

Martine Barnard

Old man, 1996
18 x 14 x 1 inch


Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle, Hendrick 1, Painting

Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

Hendrick 1, 2020
16.5 x 21.7 x 0 inch


Vinça Monadé, Couleurs des champs 83, Painting

Vinça Monadé

Couleurs des champs 83, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Andrew Revell, Space Field - Collage, Painting

Andrew Revell

Space Field - Collage, 2020
19.7 x 24.4 x 0.1 inch


Gordon Ellis-Brown, Sundance II (Soul Shaker), Painting

Gordon Ellis-Brown

Sundance II (Soul Shaker), 2019
42.5 x 31.1 x 0 inch


Edouard Rheiner, Paysage Suisse, Painting

Edouard Rheiner

Paysage Suisse, 1910
10.2 x 14.2 x 0.1 inch


Jean Pons, Sans titre - N°V, Painting

Jean Pons

Sans titre - N°V, 1969
19.7 x 25.6 inch


Pascal Fromont, Trasher, Painting

Pascal Fromont

Trasher, 2014
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Nubian, Naturium, Painting


Naturium, 2020
15.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Manel Pujol Balada, Untitled, Painting

Manel Pujol Balada

Untitled, 1989
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Kerstin Odal, I must have flowers. Always and always I, Painting

Kerstin Odal

I must have flowers. Always and always I, 2019
29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch


Marie F., Vert d'or, Painting

Marie F.

Vert d'or, 2018
11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Enric Balanzà, Cheval, Painting

Enric Balanzà

Cheval, 2018
9.4 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Chizuru Morii Kaplan, The Louvre VII, Painting

Chizuru Morii Kaplan

The Louvre VII, 2021
26.5 x 26 inch


Agathe Toman, _Fluids #02, Painting

Agathe Toman

_Fluids #02, 2019
37.4 x 26.8 x 0.4 inch


Philippe Gavin, Yacht Classique, Painting

Philippe Gavin

Yacht Classique, 2018
25.2 x 32.7 x 0.8 inch


Flore Sigrist, Sans titre 1, Painting

Flore Sigrist

Sans titre 1, 2000
29.7 x 21.9 x 0.1 inch


Anaïs Authelain, Le temps des cerises II, Painting

Anaïs Authelain

Le temps des cerises II, 2017
19.7 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch


Corinne Medina Saludo, AFRICA, RHYTHM, COLOUR..., Painting

Corinne Medina Saludo

41.3 x 13 x 0.2 inch


Connie Lim, Hapers MX, Painting

Connie Lim

Hapers MX, 2021
11.7 x 8.3 inch


Emmanuel Flipo, Boite en carton d'après Filippo Lippi, Painting

Emmanuel Flipo

Boite en carton d'après Filippo Lippi, 2010
15.7 x 17.3 x 0.1 inch


Jennifer Small, Time Takes a Cigarette, Painting

Jennifer Small

Time Takes a Cigarette, 2017
24.8 x 16.9 x 0.4 inch


Maria Lorena Lehman, The Uniqueness of Emergence, Painting

Maria Lorena Lehman

The Uniqueness of Emergence, 2021
22 x 18 inch


Jose (Prime) Reza, Untitled, Painting

Jose (Prime) Reza

Untitled, 2017
30 x 22 x 0.01 inch


Bella Harvey, Koi and design, Painting

Bella Harvey

Koi and design, 2020
40.6 x 40.6 x 0.4 inch


Robert Einbeck, 02 Opus 3, Painting

Robert Einbeck

02 Opus 3, 2015
41.3 x 25.6 x 1 inch


Reuben Negrón, Ophélie #3, Painting

Reuben Negrón

Ophélie #3, 2019
15 x 20 inch


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