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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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Vikenti Komitski, Untitled I, Painting

Vikenti Komitski

Untitled I, 2021
16.9 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch


Claude Viallat, 2010PP056, Painting

Claude Viallat

2010PP056, 2010
18.9 x 11 x 0 inch


Olivier Toma, S'il suffisait d'un geste d'amour !, Painting

Olivier Toma

S'il suffisait d'un geste d'amour !, 2021
15.7 x 35.4 inch


Andrew Weir, The sleepless nites of a landlocked cosmonaut, Painting

Andrew Weir

The sleepless nites of a landlocked cosmonaut, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Alexander Daniloff, Pic nic, Painting

Alexander Daniloff

Pic nic, 2006
12.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$567 $630

Louis-Claude Paviot, Fleurs en folie, Painting

Louis-Claude Paviot

Fleurs en folie, 1932
23.2 x 18.3 x 0.4 inch


Lucio Forte, Untitled 51, Painting

Lucio Forte

Untitled 51, 2021
12.2 x 9.1 x 0 inch


Dimitri Jelezky, Kate Moss (consumption series), Painting

Dimitri Jelezky

Kate Moss (consumption series), 2021
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch


Voxx Romana, Akashic Crown, Painting

Voxx Romana

Akashic Crown, 2019
24.8 x 19.1 x 0.4 inch


Elizabeth Becker, Gesture Study No. 9, Painting

Elizabeth Becker

Gesture Study No. 9, 2020
9 x 12 inch


Parenteau-Denoel & Mofart'z, Little girl with a watering can, Painting

Parenteau-Denoel & Mofart'z

Little girl with a watering can, 2021
16.5 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

$302 $424

Tamara Bakhshinyan, Composition III, Painting

Tamara Bakhshinyan

Composition III, 2020
18.1 x 13.8 inch


Sid'Ali Hams, La pensée de Zorha 1, Painting

Sid'Ali Hams

La pensée de Zorha 1, 2021
25.6 x 21.7 x 0 inch


Théo Lopez, Eco, Painting

Théo Lopez

Eco, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Stanislav Bojankov, Landscaping on Jazz-XCVIII, Painting

Stanislav Bojankov

Landscaping on Jazz-XCVIII, 2021
27.6 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$545 $606

Hélio Teles, Birds, Painting

Hélio Teles

Birds, 2020
21.5 x 20.9 x 0 inch


Isis Bi-M, 05) Ancrée, Painting

Isis Bi-M

05) Ancrée, 2021
5.9 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch


Lamiel, Sans titre C11, Painting


Sans titre C11, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Dorine van der Ploeg, Pool VIII, Painting

Dorine van der Ploeg

Pool VIII, 2020
16.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch


Éric Mercier Sevin, Miroir, Painting

Éric Mercier Sevin

Miroir, 2007
43.3 x 25.6 x 0 inch


Joanpere Massana, Vaixell de silencis, Painting

Joanpere Massana

Vaixell de silencis, 2021
9.4 x 14.2 inch


Timothy Archer, Sous les draps de l'impératrice, Painting

Timothy Archer

Sous les draps de l'impératrice, 2017
59.1 x 53.7 x 0 inch


Eric Roberts, Plenty, Painting

Eric Roberts

Plenty, 2021
18 x 24 inch


Robert Lebsack, So they say, Painting

Robert Lebsack

So they say, 2021
11 x 17 inch


Adam Norgaard, Whale Stone 1, Painting

Adam Norgaard

Whale Stone 1, 2017
30.3 x 21.3 x 0 inch


Elise Oudin Gilles, 72th street, Painting

Elise Oudin Gilles

72th street, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Christopher Burk, Abandoned and Obscured III, Painting

Christopher Burk

Abandoned and Obscured III, 2019
14.75 x 10.5 inch


LN Le Cheviller, Vent 17, Painting

LN Le Cheviller

Vent 17, 2020
27.6 x 39.4 x 0 inch


George Bodocan, Untitled, Painting

George Bodocan

Untitled, 2011
11.8 x 8.3 x 0 inch


Akira Inumaru, Sans titre, Painting

Akira Inumaru

Sans titre, 2018
9.8 x 13 inch


Joël Ducorroy, Ink on Paper, Painting

Joël Ducorroy

Ink on Paper, 2006
26 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch


Tatiana Samoïlova, Parole, Painting

Tatiana Samoïlova

Parole, 2020
13.4 x 18.9 x 0 inch


Kajazun (Kajo) Avetisyan, Abstraction VII, Painting

Kajazun (Kajo) Avetisyan

Abstraction VII, 2014
17.7 x 13.4 inch


Sandra Szaja, Soothing, Painting

Sandra Szaja

Soothing, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Pancho Quilici, L'un multiple, Painting

Pancho Quilici

L'un multiple, 2014
9.4 x 12.2 inch


Shepard Fairey (Obey), Hammer, Painting

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Hammer, 2019
12.5 x 21 inch


Fat, Plan de métro - Fat, Painting


Plan de métro - Fat, 2020
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch


Stéphane Gautier, Mini Collector 100% Tomato, Painting

Stéphane Gautier

Mini Collector 100% Tomato, 2020
9.1 x 9.1 x 0.4 inch


Pierre Alechinsky, Printemps année vingt, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Printemps année vingt, 2020
12.2 x 8.5 x 0.8 inch


Sylvie Guyomard, Suspensions XI (SG-P12), Painting

Sylvie Guyomard

Suspensions XI (SG-P12), 2009
25.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Feng Kaixuan, Filtrecafe146_S, Painting

Feng Kaixuan

Filtrecafe146_S, 2020
5.1 x 7.1 x 0.4 inch


Gustave Singier, Composition, Painting

Gustave Singier

Composition, 1962
5.5 x 9.1 x 0 inch

$1,090 $1,454

CharlElie Couture, 3rd Street East, Painting

CharlElie Couture

3rd Street East, 2019
14.1 x 11 x 0.2 inch


Dr. Love, Rebel panda (a tribute to Banksy), Painting

Dr. Love

Rebel panda (a tribute to Banksy), 2020
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Li Baoxun, Sans Titre, Painting

Li Baoxun

Sans Titre, 2017
13.8 x 12.6 x 0.1 inch


Rafiy Okefolahan, Sans titre, Painting

Rafiy Okefolahan

Sans titre, 2021
25.2 x 19.3 x 0.8 inch


Tracey Adams, Sattva 39, Painting

Tracey Adams

Sattva 39, 2021
34 x 26 inch


Tanc, Sérigraphie rehaussée HPM 08, Painting


Sérigraphie rehaussée HPM 08, 2017
27.6 x 27.6 x 0 inch


H-Nguyen, Sdo VI, Painting


Sdo VI, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Sam Francis, SF 84-871, Painting

Sam Francis

SF 84-871, 1984
8.7 x 3.5 inch


Mino Maccari, Urbanization, Painting

Mino Maccari

Urbanization, 1970
11.3 x 8.7 x 0 inch


Jean-Raymond Delpech, Panorama, Painting

Jean-Raymond Delpech

Panorama, 1936
6.7 x 9.8 x 0 inch


Magdalena Kalieva, Raising, Painting

Magdalena Kalieva

Raising, 2020
29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch


Aurélie Lafourcade, Pariétal, Painting

Aurélie Lafourcade

Pariétal, 2020
47.2 x 15.7 inch


Karishma D'Souza, Heart vessels, Painting

Karishma D'Souza

Heart vessels, 2019
7.1 x 10.1 inch


Gérard Guyomard, Landscape, Painting

Gérard Guyomard

Landscape, 1960
10.2 x 13.8 x 0.1 inch


Esy Beluzzi, Pineapple, Painting

Esy Beluzzi

Pineapple, 1977
24.8 x 17.3 x 0.1 inch


Caroline Hill, Woman in Black, Painting

Caroline Hill

Woman in Black, 1970
18.1 x 15 x 0.2 inch


Ulla Pedersen, Cut-Up Paper I.5, Painting

Ulla Pedersen

Cut-Up Paper I.5, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Nathalie Grall, Poissons de l'aube, Painting

Nathalie Grall

Poissons de l'aube, 2015
24 x 16.1 x 1.2 inch


Claudio Palmieri, Abstract Figure, Painting

Claudio Palmieri

Abstract Figure, 2016
11.6 x 8.3 x 0 inch

$500 $666

Caroline Veith, L'attrape-nigaud, Painting

Caroline Veith

L'attrape-nigaud, 2013
9.4 x 13 x 0.8 inch


Virginie Remillieux, Faces 2019 n°2, Painting

Virginie Remillieux

Faces 2019 n°2, 2019
24.6 x 18.7 x 0.2 inch


Marie-Paulette Lagosse, The Cats, Painting

Marie-Paulette Lagosse

The Cats, 1970
9.8 x 12.6 x 0 inch


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