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Painting canvas

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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L'Atlas, Bridge over the trouble water, Painting


Bridge over the trouble water, 2019
59.1 x 59.1 x 2 inch

$16,138 $18,339

Yrak, Immergée, Painting


Immergée, 2018
55.1 x 55.1 x 2 inch

$5,122 $5,691

Luis Martins dit L7Matrix, Floreat, Painting

Luis Martins dit L7Matrix

Floreat, 2020
55.1 x 70.9 x 1.2 inch

$6,488 $7,209

KiKo, Balloon girl, Painting


Balloon girl, 2021
28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Onemizer, Sans Titre - Onemizer x Piotre, Painting


Sans Titre - Onemizer x Piotre, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


JonOne, Preserved conserved, Painting


Preserved conserved, 2020
39.4 x 33.1 x 0.8 inch


Daniel Castan, Blue active, Painting

Daniel Castan

Blue active, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


Ronald Hunter, Yellow panels original, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Yellow panels original, 2021
23.6 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch


Antonino Puliafico, Crepitio di foglie, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Crepitio di foglie, 2021
35.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Rico Sab, No fear no limit, Painting

Rico Sab

No fear no limit, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (283), Painting

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans Titre Ref (283), 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Jo Di Bona, Serge, Painting

Jo Di Bona

Serge, 2021
38.2 x 51.2 x 2 inch

5,000 - $ 10,000

MAM, Enjoy your life, Painting


Enjoy your life, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.4 inch


Gabriela Lavezzari, Nuit claire à la campagne (triptyque), Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Nuit claire à la campagne (triptyque), 2021
35.4 x 70.9 x 1.2 inch


Keny, Success story, Painting


Success story, 2021
59.1 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch


Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Chaleureuse rencontre, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Chaleureuse rencontre, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Xiu, Paysages 211, Painting


Paysages 211, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


Sophie Petetin, Marché, le chant des couleurs, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Marché, le chant des couleurs, 2019
24 x 19.7 x 1 inch


Marian Williams, A Love Story, Painting

Marian Williams

A Love Story, 2012
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


Nicolas Monjo, Promiscuité marée montante, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Promiscuité marée montante, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


Yann Guinchan, Sans titre - TAF668758, Painting

Yann Guinchan

Sans titre - TAF668758, 2021
38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch


Liora, Portoferraio, Painting


Portoferraio, 2021
23.6 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Leslie Berthet Laval, Blue City I, Painting

Leslie Berthet Laval

Blue City I, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 inch


Alexandra Battezzati, Le bonheur du saule pleureur, Painting

Alexandra Battezzati

Le bonheur du saule pleureur, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Jisbar, Alice au musée, Painting


Alice au musée, 2020
31.9 x 25.6 inch


Rosalie Ballester, Le chant de la planète rouge, Painting

Rosalie Ballester

Le chant de la planète rouge, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 inch


Florence Dussuyer, Paula, Painting

Florence Dussuyer

Paula, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Raluca Vulcan, Café Odessa, Painting

Raluca Vulcan

Café Odessa, 2021
35 x 45.7 x 1.2 inch


Olivier Debré, Ocre foncé trace violet, Painting

Olivier Debré

Ocre foncé trace violet, 1967
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

25,000 - $ 50,000

Arvid Boecker, #1409, Painting

Arvid Boecker

#1409, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 x 2.2 inch


Maryse Chatron Kriloff, Spectre Solaire, Painting

Maryse Chatron Kriloff

Spectre Solaire, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Shelby, Mickey Stripes, Painting


Mickey Stripes, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$2,959 $3,288

Muriel Averos, Pause Deauville, Painting

Muriel Averos

Pause Deauville, 2021
25.6 x 36 inch


Pierrick Tual, Mas du Midi, Painting

Pierrick Tual

Mas du Midi, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Helder Batista, Flowers in a vase, Painting

Helder Batista

Flowers in a vase, 2021
78.7 x 78.7 x 0 inch


Daniel Despothuis, Peinture N°20, Painting

Daniel Despothuis

Peinture N°20, 2005
31.9 x 25.6 inch


Wenyu Zhu, Anthropognese 1, Painting

Wenyu Zhu

Anthropognese 1, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch


Thomas Loyatho, A role, Painting

Thomas Loyatho

A role, 2021
21.7 x 18.5 x 1 inch


Jean Rouzaud, Sans titre, Painting

Jean Rouzaud

Sans titre, 1986
31.7 x 25.4 x 0.8 inch


André Bielen, Fin de ronde, Painting

André Bielen

Fin de ronde, 2021
19.7 x 39.4 inch


Véronique Clanet, Le foulard bleu, Painting

Véronique Clanet

Le foulard bleu, 2021
16.1 x 13 inch


Patricia de Boysson, La lueur, Painting

Patricia de Boysson

La lueur, 2014
31.5 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

$5,691 $6,324

Angeline Fages, Clin d'oeil à Yayoi Kusama, rousse, Painting

Angeline Fages

Clin d'oeil à Yayoi Kusama, rousse, 2021
38.2 x 51.2 inch


Nikolaos Schizas, Welcome spring, Painting

Nikolaos Schizas

Welcome spring, 2021
45.7 x 57.5 inch


Sarah White Napurrurla, Janmarda Jukurrpa (Bush Onion Dreaming), Painting

Sarah White Napurrurla

Janmarda Jukurrpa (Bush Onion Dreaming), 2017
48 x 24 inch


Marie-Edmée Séguin, Il Est Temps De Rallumer Les Etoiles n°26, Painting

Marie-Edmée Séguin

Il Est Temps De Rallumer Les Etoiles n°26, 2019
28.7 x 59.1 inch


Âme Sauvage, Le souffle du vent, Painting

Âme Sauvage

Le souffle du vent, 2021
28.7 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Mireille Hottinger, Austrinae, Painting

Mireille Hottinger

Austrinae, 2018
31.5 x 23.6 inch


Ghislaine Ferreira, Girafe, Painting

Ghislaine Ferreira

Girafe, 2021
63.8 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch

$4,553 $5,059

Spaco, Flower Anarchy, Painting


Flower Anarchy, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch


Blek Le Rat, The van, Painting

Blek Le Rat

The van, 2006
31.9 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Marie-Dominique Willemot, Bleu I, Painting

Marie-Dominique Willemot

Bleu I, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 inch


Christian Jodin, 8 rue Sedaine, sous les hauteurs des toits de la Bastille, à 11 heures, Painting

Christian Jodin

8 rue Sedaine, sous les hauteurs des toits de la Bastille, à 11 heures, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


CS art, Racines, Painting

CS art

Racines, 2021
38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch

2,500 - $ 5,000

Jean-Marc Hunt, Baron Gris, Painting

Jean-Marc Hunt

Baron Gris, 2015
47.2 x 37.4 x 0.8 inch


Benjamin David, Georges, Painting

Benjamin David

Georges, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 inch


Joanna Glazer, Afternoon of a Faun, Painting

Joanna Glazer

Afternoon of a Faun, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch

$314 $626

Ghazi Baker, Coffee and Doughnuts, Painting

Ghazi Baker

Coffee and Doughnuts, 2019
47.2 x 59.1 inch


Tarek, Skull by nature, Painting


Skull by nature, 2020
15 x 18.1 inch


Romain Dorez, Oncle Picsou, Painting

Romain Dorez

Oncle Picsou, 2020
18.1 x 15 x 0.4 inch


Yichao Sun, Violet, Painting

Yichao Sun

Violet, 2021
59.1 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

$3,187 $3,541

Ralph Resch, Porlligat, Painting

Ralph Resch

Porlligat, 2020
35 x 45.7 x 1.2 inch


Katy Wright, London St. Paul's, Painting

Katy Wright

London St. Paul's, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Krivy, Blues, Painting


Blues, 2020
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch


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