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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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Ly Hung Anh, Wife Portrait, Painting

Ly Hung Anh

Wife Portrait, 2008
51 x 39 x 2 inch


Jacek Palucha, An orchestra, Painting

Jacek Palucha

An orchestra, 1997
13 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch


Aude Herlédan, Utopia II, Painting

Aude Herlédan

Utopia II, 2021
39.4 x 94.5 inch


L'Atlas et Tanc, Seaside, Painting

L'Atlas et Tanc

Seaside, 2020
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Zeal Harris, Praylude to Katrina, Painting

Zeal Harris

Praylude to Katrina, 2019
56 x 36 inch


Paddy Cohn, Rhapsody, Painting

Paddy Cohn

Rhapsody, 2021
40 x 60 x 1 inch


Rose, Dots, Painting


Dots, 2021
11.4 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch


Jeanette Olyhoek, Trip to Voorlinden, Painting

Jeanette Olyhoek

Trip to Voorlinden, 2017
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Our recommendations Abdulrahman Naanseh, Untitled 3, Painting

Abdulrahman Naanseh

Untitled 3, 2017
8.3 x 5.8 inch


Anastasia Buoy, On the playground 5, Painting

Anastasia Buoy

On the playground 5, 2019
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Olga Kasatkina, Mask, Painting

Olga Kasatkina

Mask, 2021
15.7 x 19.7 inch


Doug Powell, Marilyn, Painting

Doug Powell

Marilyn, 2020
68 x 57 inch


Larisa Safaryan, Blooming, Painting

Larisa Safaryan

Blooming, 2019
36 x 48 x 2 inch


Jean-Pierre Cassigneul, Femme assise (Le banc), Painting

Jean-Pierre Cassigneul

Femme assise (Le banc), 1964
32 x 22.75 inch


Kalin Perry, Royal River, Painting

Kalin Perry

Royal River, 2021
24 x 36 inch


Daniela Naumann, Dusty Edition- cyclone, Painting

Daniela Naumann

Dusty Edition- cyclone, 2020
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


Mick Finch, Bare Life 38, Painting

Mick Finch

Bare Life 38, 2006
22 x 15 x 1.6 inch


Lu Mourelle, Filomena, Painting

Lu Mourelle

Filomena, 2019
35.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Just Cool, The brain, Painting

Just Cool

The brain, 2013
34.6 x 39 x 0.8 inch


Yulia Ani, Which road will you take?, Painting

Yulia Ani

Which road will you take?, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 inch

$1,340 $1,489

Nathalie Chappert, A travers la nuit, Painting

Nathalie Chappert

A travers la nuit, 2021
11.6 x 11.6 x 0.8 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


Igor Paliy, Ikar, Painting

Igor Paliy

Ikar, 2021
57.1 x 57.1 x 0.8 inch


Kristina Milakovic, Untitled, Painting

Kristina Milakovic

Untitled, 2020
5.5 x 11.8 inch


Manzur Karger, Bullet 2, Painting

Manzur Karger

Bullet 2, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Christophe Arbieu, Malaparte I, Painting

Christophe Arbieu

Malaparte I, 2015
59.1 x 59.1 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


Alissa, Patchwork, Painting


Patchwork, 2017
31.5 x 39.4 x 1 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


Truong Tan, Vietnamese Lotus, Painting

Truong Tan

Vietnamese Lotus, 2008
32 x 40 x 1.5 inch


Gor Avetisyan, Invisible thoughts..., Painting

Gor Avetisyan

Invisible thoughts..., 2010
23.2 x 19.3 x 0.8 inch


Andriy Chyzhov, Nostalgia, Painting

Andriy Chyzhov

Nostalgia, 2020
47.2 x 82.7 x 0.8 inch


Véronique Cauchefer, Texas, Painting

Véronique Cauchefer

Texas, 2019
47.2 x 63 x 1.6 inch


Shane Townley, Finished: Beautiful Warriors series, Painting

Shane Townley

Finished: Beautiful Warriors series, 2021
36 x 48 x 1 inch


Christine Zanella, Being is love / 335, Painting

Christine Zanella

Being is love / 335, 2021
10 x 10 x 0 inch


FG Davis, When we were fab, Painting

FG Davis

When we were fab, 2021
22 x 29.9 x 0 inch


BTHX, The dunk by uncle scrooge, Painting


The dunk by uncle scrooge, 2021
53.1 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch


Jean Carzou, 1975 Réseau ferroviaire Train network, Painting

Jean Carzou

1975 Réseau ferroviaire Train network, 1975
23.6 x 28.7 inch


Manar Ali Hassan Galvani, Ode to Beirut – Figure 6, Painting

Manar Ali Hassan Galvani

Ode to Beirut – Figure 6, 2020
16.5 x 11.7 inch


Alexis Hervieu, Blue Note, Painting

Alexis Hervieu

Blue Note, 2020
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Eric Ruelland, Mur Sablé, Painting

Eric Ruelland

Mur Sablé, 2020
13 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch


Quintessenz, In Between No. 8, Painting


In Between No. 8, 2020
55.1 x 39.4 x 1 inch


Sicoer, Orange coffee, Painting


Orange coffee, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Sebastien Arts, Golden Woman, Painting

Sebastien Arts

Golden Woman, 2020
47.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Rolf Saint-Agnès, Horsepower, Painting

Rolf Saint-Agnès

Horsepower, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Pixels, La lumière si retrouve toujours, Painting


La lumière si retrouve toujours, 2020
40 x 36 x 1.5 inch


Christine Robion, Gilbert de Dol 1, Painting

Christine Robion

Gilbert de Dol 1, 2020
22.2 x 22.2 inch


Gagik Ghazanchyan, Another Feast, Painting

Gagik Ghazanchyan

Another Feast, 2019
43.3 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch

$7,558 $8,688

Yann Letestu, La silhouette rouge, Painting

Yann Letestu

La silhouette rouge, 2021
16.1 x 10.6 x 1.2 inch


Paddy Japaljari Sims, Fire Dreaming, Painting

Paddy Japaljari Sims

Fire Dreaming, 1980
76 x 46 x 1 inch


Elsaegon, La falaise, Painting


La falaise, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Virginia van Gaalen, Across the Lake, Painting

Virginia van Gaalen

Across the Lake, 2020
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Vera Komnig, Song of nature, Painting

Vera Komnig

Song of nature, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.8 inch


Stefan Lissinna, Green, Painting

Stefan Lissinna

Green, 2021
39.4 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch


Eveline Stauffer, Orange light, Painting

Eveline Stauffer

Orange light, 2019
39.1 x 38.2 x 0.1 inch


Shota Voskanyan, Coquette, Painting

Shota Voskanyan

Coquette, 2019
29.9 x 26.4 x 0.8 inch


Fernanda Gomes, Untitled, Painting

Fernanda Gomes

Untitled, 2012
19.7 x 19.7 x 2.8 inch


Pau Escat, Calendula I, Painting

Pau Escat

Calendula I, 2021
35.4 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch


Anas Homsi, Intersections, Painting

Anas Homsi

Intersections, 2017
59.1 x 59.1 inch


Michelino Iorizzo, Geisha, Painting

Michelino Iorizzo

Geisha, 2019
24 x 24.4 x 1.2 inch


Serge Krewiss, Les amoureux, Painting

Serge Krewiss

Les amoureux, 2021
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch


Yeonjae Lee, Scratch, Painting

Yeonjae Lee

Scratch, 2021
10.6 x 8.5 x 0.8 inch


Pierre Calogero, Vertige, Painting

Pierre Calogero

Vertige, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch


Dinh Quan, Lady in Banana Garden, Painting

Dinh Quan

Lady in Banana Garden, 2019
47 x 36 x 1 inch


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