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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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Our recommendations Falcone, L'Impostore, Painting


L'Impostore, 2017
47.2 x 63 x 0.8 inch


Marie Claire Gé, Sans Titre MCG1, Painting

Marie Claire Gé

Sans Titre MCG1, 2019
48 x 37.4 x 0.8 inch


Caroline Rivalan, Fleur de Goudron, Painting

Caroline Rivalan

Fleur de Goudron, 2017
39.4 x 19.7 inch


Stéphane Joannes, Sans titre (Tanker), Painting

Stéphane Joannes

Sans titre (Tanker), 2020
17.7 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch

5,000 - $ 10,000

Dorota Bednarek, Blue sea, Painting

Dorota Bednarek

Blue sea, 2019
36.2 x 65.2 x 2 inch


Marie Claire Gé, Sans Titre MCG3, Painting

Marie Claire Gé

Sans Titre MCG3, 2019
39.4 x 31.1 x 0.6 inch


Marie Claire Gé, Sans Titre MCG2, Painting

Marie Claire Gé

Sans Titre MCG2, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1 inch


Michael Grine, Owl, Painting

Michael Grine

Owl, 2011
48 x 36 x 1.5 inch


Jérôme Sorolla, Tableau moderne or argent, Painting

Jérôme Sorolla

Tableau moderne or argent, 2021
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


François Benoit-Lison, La Voix du Guerrier, Painting

François Benoit-Lison

La Voix du Guerrier, 2008
39.4 x 24.4 x 0.8 inch


Jérôme Sorolla, Power of the heart, Painting

Jérôme Sorolla

Power of the heart, 2020
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch


Jérôme Sorolla, Tableau Or, Painting

Jérôme Sorolla

Tableau Or, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Jérôme Sorolla, Tableau Moderne, Painting

Jérôme Sorolla

Tableau Moderne, 2021
28.7 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch


François Benoit-Lison, Thorny, Painting

François Benoit-Lison

Thorny, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Zsolt Berszán, Untitled 10 [Dissecting the Unknown 10], Painting

Zsolt Berszán

Untitled 10 [Dissecting the Unknown 10], 2015
9.8 x 7.9 inch


Stéphane Joannes, Tanker xx3, Painting

Stéphane Joannes

Tanker xx3, 2020
23.6 x 70.9 x 0.8 inch

5,000 - $ 10,000

Stéphane Joannes, Tanker AD11, Painting

Stéphane Joannes

Tanker AD11, 2020
19.7 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch

5,000 - $ 10,000

Kristina Milakovic, Chaos, Painting

Kristina Milakovic

Chaos, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Kristina Milakovic, Oltre, Painting

Kristina Milakovic

Oltre, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Sabrina Pirlot, Le printemps, Painting

Sabrina Pirlot

Le printemps, 2020
35 x 51.2 x 1 inch


Joe Sobel, Peels 07, Painting

Joe Sobel

Peels 07, 2017
17 x 13 x 1 inch


Ivan Peev, Unknown Pleasures 2, Painting

Ivan Peev

Unknown Pleasures 2, 2020
12.6 x 19.7 inch


François Benoit-Lison, Depth, Painting

François Benoit-Lison

Depth, 2018
38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch


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