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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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Dr. Love, Hope (a tribute to Banksy), Painting

Dr. Love

Hope (a tribute to Banksy), 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$188 $250

Mr. Brainwash, Love in in The Air Miami, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Love in in The Air Miami, 2019
30 x 22 inch


Tracey Adams, Sattva 39, Painting

Tracey Adams

Sattva 39, 2021
34 x 26 inch


Andrew Weir, Her living room with a memory, Painting

Andrew Weir

Her living room with a memory, 2021
18.9 x 14.2 x 0 inch


Stéphane Rime, No name 50.40 Carte Marine #54, Painting

Stéphane Rime

No name 50.40 Carte Marine #54, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Sandra Paris, Ceux qui ne veulent pas voir 4, Painting

Sandra Paris

Ceux qui ne veulent pas voir 4, 2021
11.4 x 9.1 x 0.1 inch


Jéko, 4 parts, Painting


4 parts, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Mariana Bunimov, Bowie, Painting

Mariana Bunimov

Bowie, 2019
18.9 x 14.2 inch


Lucio Forte, Untitled 49, Painting

Lucio Forte

Untitled 49, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0 inch


Alessandra Bisi, Yellow earth (Collection the sun comes out), Painting

Alessandra Bisi

Yellow earth (Collection the sun comes out), 2021
8.3 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Alexander Daniloff, La Dama di Picche, Painting

Alexander Daniloff

La Dama di Picche, 2019
12.6 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$223 $247

Raf Urban, Hope #6, Painting

Raf Urban

Hope #6, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Rossella Mercedes, B(h)ug, Painting

Rossella Mercedes

B(h)ug, 2021
10.2 x 10.2 x 0 inch


Timothy Archer, Tête de tigre #5, Painting

Timothy Archer

Tête de tigre #5, 2018
23.4 x 16.5 x 0 inch


Domonique Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Painting

Domonique Brown

Kendrick Lamar, 2020
18 x 12 inch


LN Le Cheviller, Free painting 2020 - 9, Painting

LN Le Cheviller

Free painting 2020 - 9, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Ian Hornak, Untitled, Painting

Ian Hornak

Untitled, 1963
21 x 29.5 inch


Eric Roberts, Dream about Mars, Painting

Eric Roberts

Dream about Mars, 2021
18 x 24 inch


Benjamin Vitrol Vautier Alvarez, Dancing, Painting

Benjamin Vitrol Vautier Alvarez

Dancing, 2020
16.1 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch


M.Chat, Fleuraison, Painting


Fleuraison, 2020
25.2 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Elizabeth Noerdlinger, Lift, Painting

Elizabeth Noerdlinger

Lift, 2021
14 x 11 inch


Andrew Tosh, Topolino 30, Painting

Andrew Tosh

Topolino 30, 2021
18.9 x 13 inch


Zwy Milshtein, L'hiver à l'envers, Painting

Zwy Milshtein

L'hiver à l'envers, 1986
25.6 x 19.7 inch


Abdulrahman Naanseh, It needs a movement II, Painting

Abdulrahman Naanseh

It needs a movement II, 2020
14 x 10.8 inch


Éric Mercier Sevin, Lunettes, Painting

Éric Mercier Sevin

Lunettes, 2009
21.3 x 26.8 x 0.7 inch


Pablo Figueroa, Composition W01, Painting

Pablo Figueroa

Composition W01, 2021
17.7 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch


Bouthayna Al Muftah, Untitled, Painting

Bouthayna Al Muftah

Untitled, 2021
31.5 x 22 inch


Steven Rudin, Metropolitan (Tableau), Painting

Steven Rudin

Metropolitan (Tableau), 2019
32 x 40 inch

10,000 - $ 15,000

Rachael Dalzell, At the water's edge, Painting

Rachael Dalzell

At the water's edge, 2021
21.7 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch


François Xavier Fagniez, Source Océan, Painting

François Xavier Fagniez

Source Océan, 2015
5.9 x 4.3 inch


Mehrdad Jafari, Bandit, Painting

Mehrdad Jafari

Bandit, 2020
29.5 x 23.6 inch


Jean Moulin, Etude pour la fête des péres, Painting

Jean Moulin

Etude pour la fête des péres, 1970
20.5 x 12.6 inch


Clément Louis, Christopher Kane, Painting

Clément Louis

Christopher Kane, 2018
16.5 x 11.7 inch


Bridget Strachan, Vintage, Painting

Bridget Strachan

Vintage, 2019
11.7 x 16.5 inch


Pierre Emile Le Prince Ringuet, Pont des Saints Pères, Painting

Pierre Emile Le Prince Ringuet

Pont des Saints Pères, 1920
13.4 x 15 inch


Pierre Alechinsky, Dans le taillis, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Dans le taillis, 2015
15.4 x 10.2 x 0 inch


Maria Barrio, Pourtant on peut l'ouvrir et voir sa perle, Painting

Maria Barrio

Pourtant on peut l'ouvrir et voir sa perle, 2020
7.1 x 9.4 inch


Marion Ben Lisa, Kokoroko, Painting

Marion Ben Lisa

Kokoroko, 2019
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch


Franziska Schutz, Look 8 (Marine Serre AW 2018), Painting

Franziska Schutz

Look 8 (Marine Serre AW 2018), 2019
47.2 x 31.5 inch


Emmanuel Unaji, Ève and a Serpent, Painting

Emmanuel Unaji

Ève and a Serpent, 2019
39.4 x 29.5 inch


Dena Cooper, Gucci Gurl, Painting

Dena Cooper

Gucci Gurl, 2018
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch


Caroline Tomlinson, The Palms of Palm Springs IV, Painting

Caroline Tomlinson

The Palms of Palm Springs IV, 2020
16.5 x 11.7 inch


CharlElie Couture, East Side 1st Ave, Painting

CharlElie Couture

East Side 1st Ave, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch


Feng Kaixuan, Filtrecafe138_S, Painting

Feng Kaixuan

Filtrecafe138_S, 2019
5.1 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch


Ladislas Kijno, Composition colorée 215-469, Painting

Ladislas Kijno

Composition colorée 215-469, 1970
21.9 x 9.3 x 0.8 inch


Dave Towers, Love, Painting

Dave Towers

Love, 2020
23.4 x 33.1 x 0 inch


Sergio Moscona, Chisted valientes che no hacen gracia, Painting

Sergio Moscona

Chisted valientes che no hacen gracia, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 inch


tizlu, Silent Observer III, Painting


Silent Observer III, 2021
29.5 x 9.8 inch

$371 $493

Lidia Masllorens, Untitled, Painting

Lidia Masllorens

Untitled, 2020
70.9 x 70.9 inch


Carole b., Stevie Jobs wonders, Painting

Carole b.

Stevie Jobs wonders, 2017
18.9 x 13 x 0.4 inch


Maiko Kobayashi, Drawing #9-19, Painting

Maiko Kobayashi

Drawing #9-19, 2019
9.8 x 6.7 inch


Bang Hai Ja, Danse de lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Danse de lumière, 2014
16.7 x 20.1 inch


Jean-Michel Folon, Floraison, Painting

Jean-Michel Folon

Floraison, 1973
22 x 29.9 x 0 inch


Sam Francis, Untitled (Drawing for sculpture) SF66-111, Painting

Sam Francis

Untitled (Drawing for sculpture) SF66-111, 1966
42.9 x 33.1 inch


Li Baoxun, Portrait, Painting

Li Baoxun

Portrait, 2017
15.7 x 13.4 x 2 inch


Karishma D'Souza, Where love resides, Painting

Karishma D'Souza

Where love resides, 2019
14.3 x 20.6 inch


Caroline Veith, Les curieux #1, Painting

Caroline Veith

Les curieux #1, 2019
47.2 x 31.5 x 2 inch


Jérôme Lagarrigue, Head of a Man 1, Painting

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Head of a Man 1, 2021
22.8 x 30.3 inch


Théo Tobiasse, Venise théâtre d'ombre, Painting

Théo Tobiasse

Venise théâtre d'ombre, 1990
20.1 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch


Gelitin, Gelatin pavillon - some like it hot, Painting


Gelatin pavillon - some like it hot, 2011
40.1 x 28.7 inch


Magdalena Kalieva, Birds in the branches, Painting

Magdalena Kalieva

Birds in the branches, 2020
13.6 x 19.3 x 0.1 inch

$285 $316

Rafael Alberti, Composition, Painting

Rafael Alberti

Composition, 1969
19.7 x 13.8 x 0.1 inch


Icy & Sot, Unforced Hejab, Painting

Icy & Sot

Unforced Hejab, 2016
25 x 19 x 0 inch


Nathalie Grall, Poissons de l'aube, Painting

Nathalie Grall

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


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