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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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Rose, Dots, Painting


Dots, 2021
11.4 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch


FG Davis, Nighttime, Painting

FG Davis

Nighttime, 2021
22 x 29.9 x 0.2 inch


Renaud Delorme, Stephanie Seymour, Painting

Renaud Delorme

Stephanie Seymour, 2020
52 x 33.5 x 2.4 inch


Louis Magre, Le grand canal. Venise, Painting

Louis Magre

Le grand canal. Venise, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Fabienne Lacoste, Regards, Painting

Fabienne Lacoste

Regards, 2019
45.7 x 35 x 1.1 inch


Louise Guillain, Vitro Africa, Painting

Louise Guillain

Vitro Africa, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Chantal Amar, Sans titre, Painting

Chantal Amar

Sans titre, 2020
23.6 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Vahagn Stepanyan, Le rhino, Painting

Vahagn Stepanyan

Le rhino, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Christophe Maunoury, Diptyque 1, Painting

Christophe Maunoury

Diptyque 1, 2021
10.2 x 16.5 x 0.4 inch


Fereydoun Omidi, Red & Blue, Painting

Fereydoun Omidi

Red & Blue, 2012
51.2 x 59.1 inch


Elena Naushirvanova, Childhood, Painting

Elena Naushirvanova

Childhood, 2021
23.6 x 19.7 inch

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Herach Karapetian, Sans titre, Painting

Herach Karapetian

Sans titre, 2005
45.3 x 59.1 inch


Atila Biro, Email Aubervilliers Atila, Painting

Atila Biro

Email Aubervilliers Atila, 1980
76.8 x 74.8 inch


Isabelle Boitel, Renaissance, Painting

Isabelle Boitel

Renaissance, 2020
31.9 x 41.7 x 1 inch


Christian Raffin, Paris, Painting

Christian Raffin

Paris, 2021
23.6 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch


Isabelle Courtois Lacoste, Vue sur mer I, Painting

Isabelle Courtois Lacoste

Vue sur mer I, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Régis Rizzo, Aube, Painting

Régis Rizzo

Aube, 2016
44.9 x 63.8 x 1.2 inch


Nathalie Chappert, Spirales galactiques, Painting

Nathalie Chappert

Spirales galactiques, 2021
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.5 inch


Jaime Sicilia, Seascape, Painting

Jaime Sicilia

Seascape, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch


Charlotte Lecoanet, Hokori (fierté), Painting

Charlotte Lecoanet

Hokori (fierté), 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch


Maximilian, Le dernier salut au coucher du soleil (The Last Salute Before Sunset), Painting


Le dernier salut au coucher du soleil (The Last Salute Before Sunset), 2018
31.5 x 47.2 inch


Anne Brenner, White palace, Painting

Anne Brenner

White palace, 2012
45.7 x 35 inch


Egle Babilaite, Madame B, Painting

Egle Babilaite

Madame B, 2021
44.5 x 44.5 x 1.4 inch


Emmanuelle Sennhein, Émotion intense, Painting

Emmanuelle Sennhein

Émotion intense, 2019
31.5 x 45.7 x 0.8 inch


Anne Ferrier, Sensations d'été XII, Painting

Anne Ferrier

Sensations d'été XII, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch


Tchoul, Le procès de l'Humanité, Painting


Le procès de l'Humanité, 2021
39.4 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Byron Browne, Mother and Child, Painting

Byron Browne

Mother and Child, 1949
32 x 25 inch


Ellis Zbinden, La touareg du Sahara, Painting

Ellis Zbinden

La touareg du Sahara, 1990
19.7 x 16.5 x 0 inch


Igor Paliy, Ikar, Painting

Igor Paliy

Ikar, 2021
57.1 x 57.1 x 0.8 inch


Isatis, Emergence, Painting


Emergence, 2019
20.1 x 16.1 x 0.8 inch


Ihab Ahmad, Marshmallow City, Painting

Ihab Ahmad

Marshmallow City, 2019
47.2 x 47.2 inch


Andrew Tosh, El Mitico, Painting

Andrew Tosh

El Mitico, 2021
19.7 x 13.8 inch


Maria Slättman, Adhesion, Painting

Maria Slättman

Adhesion, 2021
45.7 x 35 x 1.6 inch


Emanuel Mattini, Mosaic–Orchestration, Painting

Emanuel Mattini

Mosaic–Orchestration, 2015
32 x 32 inch


Magdalena Klys, The Symphony of Life, Painting

Magdalena Klys

The Symphony of Life, 2021
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Ly Hung Anh, Wife Portrait, Painting

Ly Hung Anh

Wife Portrait, 2008
51 x 39 x 2 inch


Truong Tan, Vietnamese Lotus, Painting

Truong Tan

Vietnamese Lotus, 2008
32 x 40 x 1.5 inch


Andriy Chyzhov, Nostalgia, Painting

Andriy Chyzhov

Nostalgia, 2020
47.2 x 82.7 x 0.8 inch


Jacek Palucha, An orchestra, Painting

Jacek Palucha

An orchestra, 1997
13 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch


Henri Lebasque, Les Gorges du Loup, route de Grasse, Painting

Henri Lebasque

Les Gorges du Loup, route de Grasse, 1926
29.25 x 36.5 inch


Onemizer, Twinky Winky, Painting


Twinky Winky, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 inch


Yann Argentin, 911, Painting

Yann Argentin

911, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Stéphane Rime, Série Noname Centres 15, Painting

Stéphane Rime

Série Noname Centres 15, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Jackie David, Sans Titre 2, Painting

Jackie David

Sans Titre 2, 2018
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.2 inch


Anne Pourny, Harmony in chaos XX, Painting

Anne Pourny

Harmony in chaos XX, 2017
55.1 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Monika Radhoff-Troll, Mountain Bluebird, Painting

Monika Radhoff-Troll

Mountain Bluebird, 2020
25.6 x 25.6 x 3.1 inch


Our recommendations Santiago Talavera, Tras ese muro, Painting

Santiago Talavera

Tras ese muro, 2018
74.8 x 78 x 0 inch


Sebastian Hoyos, Yeong, Painting

Sebastian Hoyos

Yeong, 2020
36.6 x 25.2 x 0 inch


Charlotte Elizabeth, Take Flight, Painting

Charlotte Elizabeth

Take Flight, 2020
35.8 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Olena Muzyka, Roses, Painting

Olena Muzyka

Roses, 2021
20.1 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch


Gully, Children meet basquiat, Painting


Children meet basquiat, 2018
39.8 x 70.9 x 1.6 inch


Fernanda Gomes, Untitled, Painting

Fernanda Gomes

Untitled, 2012
19.7 x 19.7 x 2.8 inch


Sandra Carvajal Starling, Memories, Painting

Sandra Carvajal Starling

Memories, 2020
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Mick Finch, Bare Life 38, Painting

Mick Finch

Bare Life 38, 2006
22 x 15 x 1.6 inch


Edouard Prulhiere, Black painting with 3 holes and duct tape, Painting

Edouard Prulhiere

Black painting with 3 holes and duct tape, 1995
50 x 50.4 x 1.6 inch


Katia Muñoz, Abstract Thinking 4, Painting

Katia Muñoz

Abstract Thinking 4, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Kristina Milakovic, Untitled, Painting

Kristina Milakovic

Untitled, 2020
5.5 x 11.8 inch


Christophe Arbieu, Malaparte I, Painting

Christophe Arbieu

Malaparte I, 2015
59.1 x 59.1 inch


Christine Zanella, Being is love 305, Painting

Christine Zanella

Being is love 305, 2020
10 x 10 x 0 inch


Filippo Imbrighi, On thin ice - Brigitte Bardot, Painting

Filippo Imbrighi

On thin ice - Brigitte Bardot, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Le Quy Tong, 'Long Bien Bridge 6' Contemporary Painting of Urban Scene, Painting

Le Quy Tong

'Long Bien Bridge 6' Contemporary Painting of Urban Scene, 2008
31 x 39 x 2 inch


Palo, A long walk between two squares, Painting


A long walk between two squares, 2021
31.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Véronique Cauchefer, Texas, Painting

Véronique Cauchefer

Texas, 2019
47.2 x 63 x 1.6 inch


Sergey Bondarev, Under my umbrella, Painting

Sergey Bondarev

Under my umbrella, 2021
43.3 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


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