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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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Mónica Castanys, Brisa lleu, Painting

Mónica Castanys

Brisa lleu, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 inch


Flow, Birds, Painting


Birds, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Véronique Clanet, Cette fois ci on part quand même, Painting

Véronique Clanet

Cette fois ci on part quand même, 2020
36.2 x 28.7 inch


Francine Cordier, Entre elles - série Silhouette de femmes, Painting

Francine Cordier

Entre elles - série Silhouette de femmes, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Miguel Cadiergues, Où suis-je ? 2, Painting

Miguel Cadiergues

Où suis-je ? 2, 2021
24 x 19.7 inch


B. Jung, La mère et l'enfant, Painting

B. Jung

La mère et l'enfant, 1952
18.1 x 15 x 0.8 inch


Socrate, Chanel Marilyn, Painting


Chanel Marilyn, 2021
23.6 x 19.7 x 2 inch


Albena Vatcheva, Portrait aux perles, Painting

Albena Vatcheva

Portrait aux perles, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1 inch

$4,200 $4,667

Raf Urban, Hema, Painting

Raf Urban

Hema, 2019
24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Upachandra Tilakawardana, Untitled, Painting

Upachandra Tilakawardana

Untitled, 2021
25.2 x 29.1 inch


Irina Samobrod, Art Shopping, Painting

Irina Samobrod

Art Shopping, 2009
47.2 x 47.2 inch


Rikki Kasso, Leanne, Painting

Rikki Kasso

Leanne, 2021
24 x 18 x 0 inch


Luma, Be Proud, Painting


Be Proud, 2021
35.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$915 $1,077

Kamsar Ohanyan, Liberty, Painting

Kamsar Ohanyan

Liberty, 2021
27.6 x 21.7 x 1.6 inch


Marta Grassi, Chloé, Painting

Marta Grassi

Chloé, 2021
57.5 x 35 x 0.1 inch


Kar- Part, Doblador de estilo, Painting

Kar- Part

Doblador de estilo, 2021
20 x 20 x 1.5 inch


Menachem Gueffen, Sans titre, Painting

Menachem Gueffen

Sans titre, 1992
31.5 x 23.6 x 2 inch


Darika Bakeeva, Fight, Painting

Darika Bakeeva

Fight, 2021
35.8 x 23.6 inch

$1,077 $1,346

Lisbeth Buonanno, Une rencontre inattendue, Painting

Lisbeth Buonanno

Une rencontre inattendue, 2020
7.5 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch


Louis Braquet, Rapture, Painting

Louis Braquet

Rapture, 2019
20 x 24 inch


Lu Mourelle, Cidalia, Painting

Lu Mourelle

Cidalia, 2019
27.6 x 27.6 inch


Thea van Doorn, Orange Compagnons - Series Women and Dog, Painting

Thea van Doorn

Orange Compagnons - Series Women and Dog, 2020
3.9 x 5.9 x 0.1 inch


Buma Project, Make me Dream, Painting

Buma Project

Make me Dream, 2020
78 x 55 x 2 inch


Éric Odartey, Peace of mind, Painting

Éric Odartey

Peace of mind, 2021
55.9 x 55.9 x 2 inch


Tiven, Paloma, Painting


Paloma, 2021
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Amor de Agua, Esprit de l'eau, Painting

Amor de Agua

Esprit de l'eau, 2021
16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch


Hayam Elsayed, Acceptance, Painting

Hayam Elsayed

Acceptance, 2020
63 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch


Miss Tic, Et Bien Dansez Maintenant, Painting

Miss Tic

Et Bien Dansez Maintenant, 2014
51.2 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch

15,000 - $ 25,000

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Harmony, Painting

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Harmony, 2012
24.4 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch

$10,984 $12,205

Martine Fauve Dechavanne, La femme, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

La femme, 2021
29.5 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch


Seaty, South Beach, Painting


South Beach, 2020
59.1 x 49.2 inch


Michèle Kaus, Belle sur la plage, Painting

Michèle Kaus

Belle sur la plage, 2020
47.2 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$528 $586

Sancko, Mome Sa Bopp, Painting


Mome Sa Bopp, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Arancha Tejedor, Chicas - 4 Personnages, Painting

Arancha Tejedor

Chicas - 4 Personnages, 2021
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch


Lis Sam, Paris Plages, Painting

Lis Sam

Paris Plages, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch


Hugo Pondz, 4 Juillet, Painting

Hugo Pondz

4 Juillet, 2020
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch


Jeff Bayley, Copines, Painting

Jeff Bayley

Copines, 2020
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Valérie Betoulaud, Sur le sable, Painting

Valérie Betoulaud

Sur le sable, 2020
18.9 x 21.7 x 0.4 inch


Our recommendations Miquel Wert, L'enllaç, Painting

Miquel Wert

L'enllaç, 2017
31.9 x 25.6 inch


Raphaël Laventure, Connexion, Painting

Raphaël Laventure

Connexion, 2019
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


René Guinand, Portrait de femme, Painting

René Guinand

Portrait de femme, 1922
27.6 x 22 x 0.8 inch


Thomas Mainardi, La Pensive au Lotus Blanc, Painting

Thomas Mainardi

La Pensive au Lotus Blanc, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Monika Nowak, America, Painting

Monika Nowak

America, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


Martta Weg, Girls with tulips, Painting

Martta Weg

Girls with tulips, 2004
19.7 x 31.5 inch


Marie-Laure Souq, Le soleil des tuileries, Painting

Marie-Laure Souq

Le soleil des tuileries, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$700 $778

Aurélie Lafourcade, Mother & child, Painting

Aurélie Lafourcade

Mother & child, 2020
28.7 x 20.9 inch


Milburn-Foster, Let's Dance II, Painting


Let's Dance II, 2021
45.7 x 28.7 inch


Angeline Fages, Clin d'oeil à Yayoi Kusama, Painting

Angeline Fages

Clin d'oeil à Yayoi Kusama, 2018
38.2 x 51.2 inch


Mariusz Zdybal, Trinity, Painting

Mariusz Zdybal

Trinity, 2003
35.4 x 23.6 inch


Noir Artist, Contemplation - Paz, Painting

Noir Artist

Contemplation - Paz, 2021
59.1 x 39.4 x 2 inch


Anne Moses, Closer 2, Painting

Anne Moses

Closer 2, 2020
15 x 11 x 1.2 inch


Anne-Marie Vesco, Déesse ou martyre, Painting

Anne-Marie Vesco

Déesse ou martyre, 2016
7.5 x 5.5 x 2.4 inch


Tania Kondracienka, The arch, Painting

Tania Kondracienka

The arch, 2018
47.2 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch


Arlette Sandre (Arlsan), La marchande de petits poissons, Painting

Arlette Sandre (Arlsan)

La marchande de petits poissons, 2005
28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Cécile Desserle, Songe d'été, Painting

Cécile Desserle

Songe d'été, 2021
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch


Katarzyna Szydlowska, Victoria V, Painting

Katarzyna Szydlowska

Victoria V, 2010
39.4 x 13.8 inch


Frank Chabry, Jeune femme au médaillon, Painting

Frank Chabry

Jeune femme au médaillon, 1963
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


Alexandre Blanchet, Jeune femme au livre rouge, Ursula Stauffacher, Painting

Alexandre Blanchet

Jeune femme au livre rouge, Ursula Stauffacher, 1947
36.2 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch


Anna Wardega, A wash, Painting

Anna Wardega

A wash, 2020
23.6 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Pierre-Eugène Vibert, Portrait de jeune femme, Painting

Pierre-Eugène Vibert

Portrait de jeune femme, 1928
14.8 x 12.8 x 0.4 inch


Hong Shen, Femme I, Painting

Hong Shen

Femme I, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Jeannette Guichard-Bunel, Au son des mandolines, Painting

Jeannette Guichard-Bunel

Au son des mandolines, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Kaige Yang, La demoiselle II, Painting

Kaige Yang

La demoiselle II, 2021
19.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Pierrette Dijonneau, Le reflet, Painting

Pierrette Dijonneau

Le reflet, 2021
35.4 x 24.4 x 7.9 inch


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