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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


Richard Gower, Westminster Bridge, Painting

Richard Gower

Westminster Bridge, 2020
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Arsen, Dur à cuir, Painting


Dur à cuir, 2021
24 x 24 x 1 inch


Joanna Woyda, Boy in blue trousers, Painting

Joanna Woyda

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


Bernard Buffet, Nature Morte au fond Rouge, Painting

Bernard Buffet

Nature Morte au fond Rouge, 1998
32 x 46 inch


Mario Henrique, Somnium No. 2, Series IX, Painting

Mario Henrique

Somnium No. 2, Series IX, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Bethany Harper Williams, Lake View Through The Trees, Painting

Bethany Harper Williams

Lake View Through The Trees, 2021
18.1 x 59.8 x 1.6 inch


Angu Walters, Prayer IV, Painting

Angu Walters

Prayer IV, 2017
27.2 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


DN, Chanel Forever, Painting


Chanel Forever, 2021
30.7 x 18.5 x 0.8 inch


Alejandro Moretti, The Palette Knife Of Spring, Painting

Alejandro Moretti

The Palette Knife Of Spring, 2021
23.6 x 13.8 x 0.6 inch


Wilfred Lang, NY 22, Painting

Wilfred Lang

NY 22, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Joyce Fournier, Beyond the obvious, Painting

Joyce Fournier

Beyond the obvious, 2021
30 x 30 x 1.5 inch


Maria Esmar, Theatrical, Painting

Maria Esmar

Theatrical, 2021
74.8 x 74.8 x 2.2 inch


Patrick Cornée, Snoopy visits New York on a motorbike, Painting

Patrick Cornée

Snoopy visits New York on a motorbike, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$2,769 $3,077

Le Closier, Sitting bull, Painting

Le Closier

Sitting bull, 2021
39.8 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch


Henry Escobar, Bull colores, Painting

Henry Escobar

Bull colores, 2021
31.9 x 39.4 x 1 inch


Albena Vatcheva, Oryx, Painting

Albena Vatcheva

Oryx, 2021
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch


Magdalena Morey, Driftwood 1, Painting

Magdalena Morey

Driftwood 1, 2020
39.37 x 39.37 x 1.57 inch


Jazzu, Folies, SI, Painting


Folies, SI, 2020
18.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch


Docteur Bergman, Silver Bat, Painting

Docteur Bergman

Silver Bat, 2020
24 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


Pierre-Luc Poujol, n°353, Painting

Pierre-Luc Poujol

n°353, 2018
59.1 x 78.7 x 2 inch


Karo Trass, Femme aux Etoiles, Painting

Karo Trass

Femme aux Etoiles, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch


Arnaud Liard, Prelude, Painting

Arnaud Liard

Prelude, 2020
21.7 x 15 x 2 inch


JP Malot, Orsay Oner - In Blue Paradise!, 2014, Painting

JP Malot

Orsay Oner - In Blue Paradise!, 2014, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Vianney, Lever de soleil à San Francisco, Painting


Lever de soleil à San Francisco, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Raphaël Laventure, Tiger's Soul, Painting

Raphaël Laventure

Tiger's Soul, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.4 inch


Laurelle Bessé, Un après-midi au Choiseul, Painting

Laurelle Bessé

Un après-midi au Choiseul, 2018
39.4 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch


Shepard Fairey (Obey), Harmony, Painting

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Harmony, 2012
24.4 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


Pierre Riollet, Promise, Painting

Pierre Riollet

Promise, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Monsieur Zéro, Dream 1, Painting

Monsieur Zéro

Dream 1, 2017
39.4 x 19.7 x 0.6 inch


Alphée, Pandore II, Painting


Pandore II, 2020
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch


Mia Savin, Dreamy Roses, Painting

Mia Savin

Dreamy Roses, 2021
5.9 x 3.9 x 0.1 inch


Ivan Peev, Le bateau, Painting

Ivan Peev

Le bateau, 2021
23.6 x 31.5 inch


Patrick Pepin, Tilopa, Painting

Patrick Pepin

Tilopa, 2021
24 x 60 x 2 inch

2,500 - $ 5,000

Maud Merouze, Soft City, Painting

Maud Merouze

Soft City, 2021
36.2 x 28.7 x 1.1 inch


Hiroyuki Moriyama, Vide et matière, Painting

Hiroyuki Moriyama

Vide et matière, 2007
11.4 x 8.3 inch


Mireia Serra, Capturing Moments, Painting

Mireia Serra

Capturing Moments, 2018
8 x 6 x 6 inch


Cynthia Coulombe-Bégin, Only Love, Painting

Cynthia Coulombe-Bégin

Only Love, 2021
16 x 16 inch


Polar Bear, I'm gonna rouge my knees, Painting

Polar Bear

I'm gonna rouge my knees, 2017
35.4 x 27.2 x 0.2 inch


Tona, Hood, Painting


Hood, 2018
30.7 x 14.6 x 0.8 inch


Alphée, Bulle, Painting


Bulle, 2020
16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch


Hayvon, Spirales 3, Painting


Spirales 3, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


Ben Frost, Change in the Menu, Painting

Ben Frost

Change in the Menu, 2019
34 x 28 inch


Arthur Hent, Self-Portrait 21.42, Painting

Arthur Hent

Self-Portrait 21.42, 2021
16.5 x 11.7 x 0.1 inch


PAC, Money Song, Painting


Money Song, 2021
43.3 x 20.1 x 1.2 inch


Christine Barrès, Portrait 7, Painting

Christine Barrès

Portrait 7, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch

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Rachel Arif, Wild, Painting

Rachel Arif

Wild, 2019
6.3 x 6.3 x 0.8 inch


Alexandre de Poplavsky, Ramona, Painting

Alexandre de Poplavsky

Ramona, 2018
47.6 x 35.8 x 1.6 inch

10,000 - $ 15,000

Gary John, Hendrix Swag, Painting

Gary John

Hendrix Swag, 2016
23 x 22 inch


Daniel Castan, Abstract sunset, Painting

Daniel Castan

Abstract sunset, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$3,877 $4,308

Our recommendations Aboudia, Sans titre, Painting


Sans titre, 2020
59.1 x 59.1 x 2 inch


Jane Waterous, Family Circle 3236, Painting

Jane Waterous

Family Circle 3236, 2021
24 x 24 x 2 inch

10,000 - $ 15,000

Nathan Chantob, Model, Painting

Nathan Chantob

Model, 2021
23.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Mr Cute, Rue Verneuil, 1981, Painting

Mr Cute

Rue Verneuil, 1981, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch


Pez, Time Flies, Painting


Time Flies, 2020
56.9 x 43.5 x 1 inch


Aatmica Ojha, Home is heaven II, Painting

Aatmica Ojha

Home is heaven II, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$366 $609

Zokatos, Apéro-moon, Painting


Apéro-moon, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Sharon Grimes, Even Black Hearts Bleed, Painting

Sharon Grimes

Even Black Hearts Bleed, 2018
45 x 45 x 2 inch


Lorena Fonsato, Danae, Painting

Lorena Fonsato

Danae, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


SupaKitch, Surface and Depth #17, Painting


Surface and Depth #17, 2020
35.4 x 70.9 x 1.6 inch


Laurent Bouro, Arbres 01.21, Painting

Laurent Bouro

Arbres 01.21, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Karole Aubourg, Pour gandir, Painting

Karole Aubourg

Pour gandir, 2020
36.2 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch


Maciej Ciesla, Abstract inspired by Italian nature, Painting

Maciej Ciesla

Abstract inspired by Italian nature, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Benoît Guérin, Les rivières pourpres, Painting

Benoît Guérin

Les rivières pourpres, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


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