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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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Gina Vor, Blue Abstract No. 1 | Peinture Abstraite Bleue No. 1, Painting

Gina Vor

Blue Abstract No. 1 | Peinture Abstraite Bleue No. 1, 2019
30.9 x 42.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,077 $1,197

Andrzej Borowski, Stairs to the sky, Painting

Andrzej Borowski

Stairs to the sky, 2016
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch


Our recommendations Peter de Boer, Junglekreek, Painting

Peter de Boer

Junglekreek, 2017
17.7 x 13.8 x 0.8 inch


Elise Barat, A fleur d'eau VI, Painting

Elise Barat

A fleur d'eau VI, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Joanna Woyda, The beach, Painting

Joanna Woyda

The beach, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Leslie Berthet Laval, N°26 Industrial view, Painting

Leslie Berthet Laval

N°26 Industrial view, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Amey, Sans titre 3.1.5, Painting


Sans titre 3.1.5, 2018
59.1 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Rafal Gadowski, Melons 07, Painting

Rafal Gadowski

Melons 07, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Feng Kaixuan, Cheveux d'Encre - Poussières des sens (# M), Painting

Feng Kaixuan

Cheveux d'Encre - Poussières des sens (# M), 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Qutang, Paysage chinois 102, Painting


Paysage chinois 102, 2019
25.6 x 8.7 x 0.4 inch


Thierry P. Vroye, Rythm, Painting

Thierry P. Vroye

Rythm, 2014
15.7 x 15.7 inch


Marabout, Pop figure en piscine, Painting


Pop figure en piscine, 2019
35 x 51.2 x 1 inch


Marta Lafuente, Otras danzas, escena 1, Painting

Marta Lafuente

Otras danzas, escena 1, 2017
13.4 x 26 inch


Zdzislaw Wiatr, A pond IV, Painting

Zdzislaw Wiatr

A pond IV, 2018
31.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Anna Ladzinska-Puchalska, Lonely in the blue, Painting

Anna Ladzinska-Puchalska

Lonely in the blue, 1999
36.2 x 25.6 inch


Carlos Diaz, Couple, Painting

Carlos Diaz

Couple, 2020
23.6 x 11.8 inch


Philippe Saucourt, 01.12.10 #2, Painting

Philippe Saucourt

01.12.10 #2, 2010
24 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


Hilary Dymond, Sans titre (Venise), Painting

Hilary Dymond

Sans titre (Venise), 2012
51.2 x 63 x 1.8 inch


Patrick Fischer, Marine, Painting

Patrick Fischer

Marine, 2019
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Michal Suffczynski, A River, Painting

Michal Suffczynski

A River, 2018
21.3 x 21.3 inch


Our recommendations Dominique Blais, Dynamique des Fluides, Painting

Dominique Blais

Dynamique des Fluides, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Izabela Kita, The Immersed Views, Painting

Izabela Kita

The Immersed Views, 2017
13.8 x 17.7 inch


Pablo Lambertos, Dos manchas azules, Painting

Pablo Lambertos

Dos manchas azules, 2018
23.6 x 15.7 x 1 inch


Emile-François Chambon, Bord de l'Arve, Tour de Champel, Painting

Emile-François Chambon

Bord de l'Arve, Tour de Champel, 1942
19.8 x 25.2 x 0.8 inch


Edmund Muc, Winter landscape, Painting

Edmund Muc

Winter landscape, 2000
12.6 x 14.6 inch


Vermibus, Regrets, Painting


Regrets, 2019
6.5 x 9.8 inch


Depose, Ibri2 fish, Painting


Ibri2 fish, 2019
9.8 x 27.6 inch


1010, Floating Landscapes_07, Painting


Floating Landscapes_07, 2019
39.4 x 31.5 inch


Markus Jaursch, Nocturne.1, Painting

Markus Jaursch

Nocturne.1, 2017
9.8 x 13 x 1.2 inch


Dominique Kermène, Sans titre, Painting

Dominique Kermène

Sans titre, 2015
18.1 x 13 x 1 inch


Yoyo Ich, Silence 3, Painting

Yoyo Ich

Silence 3, 2017
27.6 x 18.3 x 0.8 inch


Yves-Marie Péron, Iroise Grise, Painting

Yves-Marie Péron

Iroise Grise, 2004
16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch


Sofia De Muralt, Le Vésuve baie de Naples, Via Tasso, Painting

Sofia De Muralt

Le Vésuve baie de Naples, Via Tasso, 1903
9.4 x 12.2 x 0.1 inch


Félix Tisot, La Provence, Painting

Félix Tisot

La Provence, 1956
19.3 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch


Basil Ivan Rákóczi, Sea Worm, Painting

Basil Ivan Rákóczi

Sea Worm, 1961
25.2 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Andrzej Konwerski, Venice, Painting

Andrzej Konwerski

Venice, 2010
23.6 x 31.5 inch


Lin Yusi, Xiang Xuehai, Painting

Lin Yusi

Xiang Xuehai, 2015
27.2 x 27.2 x 2 inch


Inge Horup, Miniature, Painting

Inge Horup

Miniature, 2013
11.8 x 4.3 inch


Moris Gontard, Jardin sous la lune, Painting

Moris Gontard

Jardin sous la lune, 2015
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Maude Ovize, La Bataille, Painting

Maude Ovize

La Bataille, 2018
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$763 $1,017

Gisèle Vacca, Walking Sun, Painting

Gisèle Vacca

Walking Sun, 2016
47.2 x 31.5 inch


Patrick Loste, Paysage, Painting

Patrick Loste

Paysage, 2004
80.3 x 76.4 x 0 inch


Michel Trapezaroff, Etang dans le Morvan, Painting

Michel Trapezaroff

Etang dans le Morvan, 2018
13 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch


David Mann, Cudillero, Painting

David Mann

Cudillero, 2017
54.7 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Frédéric Léglise, Black dress, Painting

Frédéric Léglise

Black dress, 2015
76.8 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch


Lydie Arickx, Paysage, Painting

Lydie Arickx

Paysage, 1998
31.9 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


Jean-Pierre Le Boul'ch, Guerre, Painting

Jean-Pierre Le Boul'ch

Guerre, 1972
46.1 x 31.9 x 1.6 inch


Jean-Marie Laugero, Le radeau, Painting

Jean-Marie Laugero

Le radeau, 2017
51.2 x 59.1 inch


Our recommendations Liu Xin Tao, Chambre #2, Painting

Liu Xin Tao

Chambre #2, 2013
59.1 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch


Witold Pyzik, Scandinave, Painting

Witold Pyzik

Scandinave, 2016
29.9 x 24.4 x 0.8 inch


Walaa Dakak, En attendant, Painting

Walaa Dakak

En attendant, 2010
59.1 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch


Yuriy Demiyanov, Au Début Du Printemps, Painting

Yuriy Demiyanov

Au Début Du Printemps, 2016
19.7 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch


Georges R. Quinio, Lever du Soleil, Painting

Georges R. Quinio

Lever du Soleil, 1995
18.1 x 21.7 x 1.6 inch


Hiroyuki Nakajima, Sans titre, Painting

Hiroyuki Nakajima

Sans titre, 2017
27.2 x 27.2 x 1.2 inch


White Shark, Abyss, Painting

White Shark

Abyss, 2019
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


Our recommendations Catherine Bailey, Bord de mer en hiver, Painting

Catherine Bailey

Bord de mer en hiver, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Papa Mesk, Papa Mesk, Painting

Papa Mesk

Papa Mesk, 2014
21.3 x 4.7 x 0.2 inch

$458 $538

Hiromi Sengoku, A Seagull, Painting

Hiromi Sengoku

A Seagull, 2015
12.5 x 16.1 x 1.2 inch


Christiane Huet, D'un port à l'autre, Painting

Christiane Huet

D'un port à l'autre, 2016
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Antonin Grace, ME1902, Painting

Antonin Grace

ME1902, 2018
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch


Pierre Budet, Requin-marteau, Painting

Pierre Budet

Requin-marteau, 2013
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Pierre Le Preux, Espace libre/02A, Painting

Pierre Le Preux

Espace libre/02A, 2016
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Sév., Série The wall : The wall bleu, Painting


Série The wall : The wall bleu, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Ale Senso, Le Voyage dans la Lune, Painting

Ale Senso

Le Voyage dans la Lune, 2014
33.5 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


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