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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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Joanna Woyda, Girl in a white dress, Painting

Joanna Woyda

Girl in a white dress, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Joanna Woyda, Boy in blue trousers, Painting

Joanna Woyda

Boy in blue trousers, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Katsuko Kuroya, Twilight, Painting

Katsuko Kuroya

Twilight, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Marie Montagnat, Au Square, Painting

Marie Montagnat

Au Square, 2017
47.2 x 15.7 x 3.1 inch


Amey, Sans titre 3.1.5, Painting


Sans titre 3.1.5, 2018
59.1 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Nicolas Ruelle, Premières lueurs, Painting

Nicolas Ruelle

Premières lueurs, 2018
47.2 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Marabout, Pop figure en piscine, Painting


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


Qutang, Landscape 9, Painting


Landscape 9, 2018
59.1 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Julien Calot, La forêt, Painting

Julien Calot

La forêt, 2016
78.7 x 59.1 inch


Hiroyuki Nakajima, Sans titre, Painting

Hiroyuki Nakajima

Sans titre, 2017
27.2 x 27.2 x 1.2 inch


Juliette June, Rochers découpés, Painting

Juliette June

Rochers découpés, 2017
31.5 x 15.7 x 1 inch


Akihito Takuma, Line of Flight op. 610, Painting

Akihito Takuma

Line of Flight op. 610, 2019
57.3 x 44.1 x 1.2 inch


Dominique Blais, Dynamique des Fluides, Painting

Dominique Blais

Dynamique des Fluides, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 inch


La Lame et L'Iso, La passerelle, Painting

La Lame et L'Iso

La passerelle, 2019
23.6 x 31.5 inch


Shahram Nabati, Sans titre II, Painting

Shahram Nabati

Sans titre II, 2017
14.2 x 14.2 x 0.4 inch

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Philippe Saucourt, 01.12.10 #2, Painting

Philippe Saucourt

01.12.10 #2, 2010
24 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


Michel Trapezaroff, Etang dans le Morvan, Painting

Michel Trapezaroff

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


San Zi, Harmonie, Painting

San Zi

Harmonie, 2016
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Oscar Ricciardi, Place du marché animée, Painting

Oscar Ricciardi

Place du marché animée, 1920
13.8 x 6.6 x 0.2 inch


Gisèle Vacca, La Source de L'éveil, Painting

Gisèle Vacca

La Source de L'éveil, 2016
51.2 x 86.6 inch


Célestin Messaggio, Une vue de St Giorgio, Painting

Célestin Messaggio

Une vue de St Giorgio, 2016
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Bruno Martini, Venise, Painting

Bruno Martini

Venise, 1973
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Anval, ACCALMIE, Painting


23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Eric Marsiam, Envolée IV, Painting

Eric Marsiam

Envolée IV, 2018
47.2 x 47.2 inch


Sergio Cecchi, Quai de la Seine, Paris, Painting

Sergio Cecchi

Quai de la Seine, Paris, 1952
19.7 x 27.4 x 0.8 inch


Gil Lepage, Untitled II - 09, Painting

Gil Lepage

Untitled II - 09, 2012
19.7 x 24 inch


Frédéric Léglise, Black dress, Painting

Frédéric Léglise

Black dress, 2015
76.8 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch


Vermibus, Regrets, Painting


Regrets, 2019
6.5 x 9.8 inch


Patrick Loste, Paysage, Painting

Patrick Loste

Paysage, 2004
80.3 x 76.4 x 0 inch


Inge Horup, Miniature, Painting

Inge Horup

Miniature, 2013
11.8 x 4.3 inch


Jean-Gilles Badaire, Silence rose, Painting

Jean-Gilles Badaire

Silence rose, 2016
10.6 x 8.7 x 0.8 inch


1010, Floating Landscapes_07, Painting


Floating Landscapes_07, 2019
39.4 x 31.5 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


Walaa Dakak, En attendant, Painting

Walaa Dakak

En attendant, 2010
59.1 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch


Lydie Arickx, Paysage, Painting

Lydie Arickx

Paysage, 1998
31.9 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


Joakim Hansen, Opération Suède, Painting

Joakim Hansen

Opération Suède, 2003
78.7 x 78.7 inch


Yoyo Ich, Silence 3, Painting

Yoyo Ich

Silence 3, 2017
27.6 x 18.3 x 0.8 inch


Tellas, 3 a.m., Painting


3 a.m., 2017
29.5 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch


Philippe Bonnet, Le port, Painting

Philippe Bonnet

Le port, 1957
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


Jacques Jacobi, Paysage n°1, Painting

Jacques Jacobi

Paysage n°1, 1926
43.3 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch


Markus Jaursch, Nocturne.1, Painting

Markus Jaursch

Nocturne.1, 2017
9.8 x 13 x 1.2 inch


Jean-Marie Laugero, Le radeau, Painting

Jean-Marie Laugero

Le radeau, 2017
51.2 x 59.1 inch


Witold Pyzik, Scandinave, Painting

Witold Pyzik

Scandinave, 2016
29.9 x 24.4 x 0.8 inch


David Mann, Cudillero, Painting

David Mann

Cudillero, 2017
54.7 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Pascal Vilcollet, Forêt, Painting

Pascal Vilcollet

Forêt, 2016
25.6 x 21.3 x 1.2 inch


Tilt, Layers 30, Painting


Layers 30, 2019
63 x 45 inch


Jacques Robert, Estran, Painting

Jacques Robert

Estran, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Julie Edwards, Just Breathe 3, Raindrops, Painting

Julie Edwards

Just Breathe 3, Raindrops, 2018
20 x 16 x 1 inch


Angela Morris-Winmill, Molten Water, Painting

Angela Morris-Winmill

Molten Water, 2019
35.4 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch


Véronique Lecoq, Ascension, Painting

Véronique Lecoq

Ascension, 2016
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch


Brigitte Thonhauser-Merk, Forêt nocturne, Painting

Brigitte Thonhauser-Merk

Forêt nocturne, 2012
18.1 x 15 x 0.8 inch


Julien Duquennoy, Dream - Fond bleu, Painting

Julien Duquennoy

Dream - Fond bleu, 2019
47.2 x 39.4 x 1 inch


Papa Mesk, Papa Mesk, Painting

Papa Mesk

Papa Mesk, 2014
21.3 x 4.7 x 0.2 inch


Jean Arp, Crumpled Paper, Painting

Jean Arp

Crumpled Paper, 1956
9.6 x 12.2 x 0.1 inch


White Shark, Abyss, Painting

White Shark

Abyss, 2019
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


Georges R. Quinio, Coucher du Soleil, Painting

Georges R. Quinio

Coucher du Soleil, 1994
18.1 x 21.7 x 1.6 inch


Our recommendations Jean-Paul Veison Marcelli, Pomme I, Painting

Jean-Paul Veison Marcelli

Pomme I, 2019
36.2 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch


Hervé Dega, B5, Painting

Hervé Dega

B5, 2019
57.5 x 38.2 x 1 inch


Michel Margueray, Tuileries, Painting

Michel Margueray

Tuileries, 2004
18.1 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch


Sophie Hustin, Rêve d'ailleurs, Painting

Sophie Hustin

Rêve d'ailleurs, 2017
31.5 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


María José Concha, Sunshine Again, Painting

María José Concha

Sunshine Again, 2015
39.4 x 78.7 x 1.6 inch


Solveiga, New York evening, Painting


New York evening, 2020
57.5 x 44.9 x 1.2 inch


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