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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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Svitlana Sherstiuk, Sky, Painting

Svitlana Sherstiuk

Sky, 2021
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.2 inch


Vikki Drummond, The Man on the moon, Painting

Vikki Drummond

The Man on the moon, 2018
48 x 48 inch


Tran Luu Hau, A Still Life with Flowers and Fruits, Painting

Tran Luu Hau

A Still Life with Flowers and Fruits, 1992
19 x 25 x 1.5 inch


Barry Rafuse, Crimson Petals, Painting

Barry Rafuse

Crimson Petals, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 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


Ana Patitú, Frustration, Painting

Ana Patitú

Frustration, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Sergey Bondarev, Under my umbrella, Painting

Sergey Bondarev

Under my umbrella, 2021
43.3 x 35.4 x 0.8 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


Erik Renssen, Seated woman in a straw hat, Painting

Erik Renssen

Seated woman in a straw hat, 2019
31.5 x 27.5 inch


Loraine Motti, Echafaudages, Painting

Loraine Motti

Echafaudages, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


Charlotte Lecoanet, Kanmi, Painting

Charlotte Lecoanet

Kanmi, 2021
45.7 x 35 x 1 inch


Natalie Paull, Untitled, Painting

Natalie Paull

Untitled, 2021
15.7 x 31.9 x 0.2 inch


Kojiro Akagi, 2004 Paris Tour Eiffel, Painting

Kojiro Akagi

2004 Paris Tour Eiffel, 2004
16.1 x 13 inch


Monique Tual-Collin, Le lagon, Painting

Monique Tual-Collin

Le lagon, 2018
38.2 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch


Arthur Dorval, Cube Éclosion Géométriques #3, Painting

Arthur Dorval

Cube Éclosion Géométriques #3, 2019
55.1 x 41.3 x 1 inch


Antoine Larrera, Dustin Portrait #2, Painting

Antoine Larrera

Dustin Portrait #2, 2021
57.5 x 44.9 x 1 inch


Helen Manning Clark, Floral Abstract, II, Painting

Helen Manning Clark

Floral Abstract, II, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch


Lisa Ford, Étretat, Painting

Lisa Ford

Étretat, 2019
11 x 14.2 inch


Sandra Carvajal Starling, Yellow, Painting

Sandra Carvajal Starling

Yellow, 2020
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Arman, Starry Night: Van Gogh, Painting


Starry Night: Van Gogh, 1992
55.1 x 73 x 5.1 inch


Stéphane Rime, Série Noname Centres 15, Painting

Stéphane Rime

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


Tomás Baleztena, Mary Ballantyne, Painting

Tomás Baleztena

Mary Ballantyne, 2019
35.4 x 24.4 x 2 inch


Gery Vlady, XiX, Painting

Gery Vlady

XiX, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Aleksandar Simov, Struggle for Humility, Painting

Aleksandar Simov

Struggle for Humility, 2020
36.2 x 29.1 x 0.8 inch


Kateryna Lemesheva, Flowers, Painting

Kateryna Lemesheva

Flowers, 2020
35.4 x 35.4 x 1 inch


Poulain, Disco-Christ, Painting


Disco-Christ, 2020
21.7 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch


Aurel Corjan, Auzy, Painting

Aurel Corjan

Auzy, 1994
19.7 x 25.6 inch


Olga Timganova, Gravity, Painting

Olga Timganova

Gravity, 2021
31.5 x 63 x 0.8 inch


Marcel Aragonès, Broken chains, Painting

Marcel Aragonès

Broken chains, 2018
17.7 x 12.6 x 0 inch


Ola-Dele Kuku, Noah’s Grief (relapsed series IV/IV) build images, Painting

Ola-Dele Kuku

Noah’s Grief (relapsed series IV/IV) build images, 1998
31.5 x 47.2 x 0 inch


Clothilde Lasserre, Rêve éveillé, Painting

Clothilde Lasserre

Rêve éveillé, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch


Brito Esteves, Composition nature, Painting

Brito Esteves

Composition nature, 2020
47.2 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch


Katia Muñoz, Abstract Thinking 5, Painting

Katia Muñoz

Abstract Thinking 5, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Martha Moore, Flash Falls, Painting

Martha Moore

Flash Falls, 2018
19.9 x 15.9 x 1 inch


Lorena Krause, Fauna Crowned III - Axolotl, Painting

Lorena Krause

Fauna Crowned III - Axolotl, 2018
20.9 x 14.2 x 1.6 inch


Ann Kipling, Falkland landscape, Painting

Ann Kipling

Falkland landscape, 2002
8.5 x 20.1 inch


Roberta Pyx Sutherland, Making Time, Painting

Roberta Pyx Sutherland

Making Time, 2017
29.9 x 24 inch


EMPHI, Ornament & Misfit, Painting


Ornament & Misfit, 2019
11.7 x 16.5 x 0 inch


Serge Labégorre, Pierrot, Painting

Serge Labégorre

Pierrot, 2012
55.1 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Veronique Nerou, Le mur de la maison d'en face, Painting

Veronique Nerou

Le mur de la maison d'en face, 2008
18.1 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch


Do Yup Lee, Dance, Painting

Do Yup Lee

Dance, 2020
13.7 x 10.7 x 0.8 inch


Ilgvars Zalans, Good mood 3, Painting

Ilgvars Zalans

Good mood 3, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Igor Bitman, Belle d'ailleurs, Painting

Igor Bitman

Belle d'ailleurs, 2018
18.1 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch


Suzy Scarborough, Lavender vision, Painting

Suzy Scarborough

Lavender vision, 2017
36 x 36 x 2 inch


Baptiste Legroux, Circles, Painting

Baptiste Legroux

Circles, 2019
19.7 x 12.8 inch


Wilmer Herrison, Multiple A1, Painting

Wilmer Herrison

Multiple A1, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


J. Demsky, Hypercube VI, Painting

J. Demsky

Hypercube VI, 2017
46.5 x 31.1 x 0.4 inch


Jeremy Vatutin, Dégradation volontaire, Painting

Jeremy Vatutin

Dégradation volontaire, 2020
31.5 x 29.5 x 1.6 inch


Pierre Bejoint, Ça sent bon, Painting

Pierre Bejoint

Ça sent bon, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch


Soda, SD_quobqFrsttlv, Painting


SD_quobqFrsttlv, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1 inch


Aches, DI_09.JPG, Painting


DI_09.JPG, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1 inch


Gemma Jonker, Abstract 3 Red and Purple, Painting

Gemma Jonker

Abstract 3 Red and Purple, 2019
35.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Liesbeth Philippaers, Springtime, Painting

Liesbeth Philippaers

Springtime, 2021
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Christine Guinamand, Camrad, Painting

Christine Guinamand

Camrad, 2010
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Valérie-Anne Bertin, À la mer, Painting

Valérie-Anne Bertin

À la mer, 2020
13 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


E. X JING, 1958 Poissons Fish, Painting


1958 Poissons Fish, 1958
11.8 x 18.5 inch


Elham Etemadi, Untitled, Painting

Elham Etemadi

Untitled, 2015
31.5 x 31.5 inch


Magdalena Klys, The Symphony of Life, Painting

Magdalena Klys

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


Soly Levy, Sunshine, Painting

Soly Levy

Sunshine, 2019
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Ahmad Ghaddar, Inflation 1, Painting

Ahmad Ghaddar

Inflation 1, 2020
4.7 x 7.9 inch


Alen Karmokov, Iguana, Painting

Alen Karmokov

Iguana, 2015
14.6 x 18.5 x 1.2 inch


Jeonghu Jang, A struggle towards an ideal 25-5, Painting

Jeonghu Jang

A struggle towards an ideal 25-5, 2020
36 x 20.7 x 0.8 inch


Johnny Semaan, Moments, Painting

Johnny Semaan

Moments, 2017
7.9 x 17.7 inch


Delphin Enjorlas, Confidences, Painting

Delphin Enjorlas

Confidences, 1920
35.4 x 32.1 x 0 inch


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