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2,560 Original Paintings For Sale: How to define Illustration[...]

2,560 Original Paintings For Sale:

How to define Illustration style?

The illustration is a visual, graphic or pictorial representation, used to accentuate, improve, detail or extend a text or a musical / audiovisual composition (press article, comic strip, film poster, etc.). It can take several different forms: drawing, engraving, print, lithography, illumination, collage ... From sketches in watercolor on a board to the graphic work produced via software, the possibilities of expression of the illustrator, the engraver or the graphic designer are endless, the only limit being his imagination. The most famous illustrators are Gustave Doré, Alexis Lemaistre, Robert Falcucci, or even Mario Ramos.

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Explore all styles and all painting techniques: contemporary paintings, street art, abstract art, figurative art, landscapes, portraits, still lifes, nudes, watercolor, oil painting, acrylic painting… Artmajeur is for everyone artistic sensibilities and celebrates beauty by your side for 20 years with more than 2 million contemporary works of art to discover ... or acquire! The world benchmark for contemporary paintings. Discover works by contemporary artists from around the world to decorate your interior with class! Simple art lover or confirmed collector? Find the favorite canvas or painting that will truly enhance your decoration. Artmajeur offers you original works, limited editions and art prints by the best contemporary artists in the world. On Artmajeur, the paintings are selected by enthusiasts and experts in the art market. We select for you the original works of trendy, award-winning and recognized painters as well as new rising values in the field of contemporary art to guide you and help you in your process of buying paintings online.

Discover contemporary Illustration Paintings on Artmajeur

Contemporary Illustration Paintings are a unique form of original artwork that showcase the artist’s creativity and imagination. These paintings are created using a variety of supports such as canvas, paper, wood, or even digital platforms. The materials used include acrylics, oils, watercolors, ink, and other mixed media. What sets contemporary illustration paintings apart is their ability to convey a story or message through imagery. They often depict characters, scenes, and themes that are relatable and thought-provoking. The use of bold lines, vibrant colors, and intricate details make each painting a masterpiece that captures the viewer’s attention and emotions.

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Утка 007 Painting, 47.2x39.4 in
©2023 Viqa Badion

Origins and History

Contemporary Illustration Paintings have a rich history that dates back to the 19th century. This form of art emerged as a result of advances in printing technology, which enabled artists to create images with vibrant colors and intricate details. During the Art Nouveau period, artists like Aubrey Beardsley and Alphonse Mucha used illustration paintings to depict the beauty of nature and the human form.

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"Башмак". Painting, 29.9x29.9 in
©2019 Anatolii Kozelskii

Evolutions of theses works in the contemporary art market

Contemporary Illustration Paintings have undergone a significant evolution in recent years, with artists exploring new techniques and styles. This has resulted in a diverse range of illustrations that are increasingly sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts. Illustration paintings have become an important part of the contemporary art market, reflecting the growing interest in narrative and storytelling in art.

Painting,  39.4x43.3 in
Emerald rain 翡翠雨 Painting, 39.4x43.3 in
©2023 Alexander Oligerov

Related Famous Artists

Contemporary Artists who are well-known for their work in contemporary illustration paintings include:

  1. Shepard Fairey - known for his iconic "Hope" poster of Barack Obama and his politically charged street art.
  2. Takashi Murakami - known for his vibrant and playful works that blend Japanese pop culture with traditional art forms.
  3. Audrey Kawasaki - known for her delicate and ethereal portraits of young women in dreamlike settings.
  4. KAWS - known for his cartoon-like figures that often subvert pop culture icons such as Mickey Mouse and the Simpsons.
  5. Jenny Saville - known for her large-scale, realistic depictions of the human body, often exploring themes of gender and beauty standards.

Each artist brings a unique perspective and style to the world of contemporary illustration paintings. Shepard Fairey’s work often conveys a political message through bold graphic design, while Takashi Murakami’s work is more whimsical and playful. Audrey Kawasaki’s delicate portraits often feature a sense of melancholy, while KAWS’ figures are often irreverent and subversive. Jenny Saville’s works challenge traditional beauty standards and confront the viewer with the raw reality of the human body. Together, these artists exemplify the diversity and vitality of contemporary illustration paintings.

Painting,  39.4x39.4 in
Taddese - Frau Porträt rot neon Gesicht weiß Painting, 39.4x39.4 in
©2022 Carolyn Mielke (carographic)

Notable contemporary Illustration Paintings

The contemporary art world is rife with outstanding illustration paintings that showcase the creativity and skill of artists. Some of the most well-known contemporary illustration paintings include:

  1. "Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh, created in 1889, is a stunning oil-on-canvas painting that depicts the night sky above the French town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. The painting is known for its swirling, dreamlike patterns and vibrant colors that seem to move and flow across the canvas.

  2. "The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali, created in 1931, is a surrealistic painting that features melting clocks draped over various objects. The painting is a famous example of Dali’s ability to capture the absurdity and unpredictability of the human experience.

  3. "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt, created in 1642, is a massive canvas that depicts a group of soldiers preparing for battle. The painting is notable for its use of light and shadow, as well as its intricate details and lifelike portrayal of the soldiers.

  4. "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso, created in 1937, is a powerful anti-war painting that depicts the horror and devastation of the bombing of the Spanish town of Guernica. The painting features distorted figures and harsh lines that convey the chaos and brutality of war.

  5. "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt, created in 1908, is a beautiful and sensual painting that depicts a couple locked in a passionate embrace. The painting is known for its use of gold leaf and intricate patterns that give the artwork a sense of opulence and luxury.

  6. "Campbell’s Soup Cans" by Andy Warhol, created in 1962, is a series of 32 paintings that feature the iconic Campbell’s Soup can. The paintings are notable for their pop art style and bold, bright colors that capture the spirit of the 1960s.

  7. "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper, created in 1942, is a painting that features a group of lonely patrons sitting in a late-night diner. The painting is known for its use of light and shadow, as well as its ability to capture the feeling of urban isolation and loneliness.

Overall, these contemporary illustration paintings showcase the diversity and beauty of the art world, and continue to inspire and captivate audiences around the globe.

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Painting titled "Утка 007" by Viqa Badion, Original Artwork, Oil
Утка 007 - Painting, 47.2x39.4 in ©2023 by Viqa Badion - Illustration, illustration-600, Pop Culture, agent007, duck, drake, black, cartoon, popart, scroogemcduck

Viqa Badion

"Утка 007"

Oil on Linen Canvas | 47.2x39.4 in

Painting titled "Taddese - Frau Port…" by Carolyn Mielke (carographic), Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher…
Taddese - Frau Porträt rot neon Gesicht weiß - Painting, 39.4x39.4 in ©2022 by Carolyn Mielke (carographic) - Illustration, illustration-600, Women Portraits, porträt, frauen, frau, malerei, gesichter, Gesicht, neon, neonrot, rot, Carolyn Mielke, carographic, Kunst, Cottbus, Taddese, outline

Carolyn Mielke (carographic)

"Taddese - Frau Porträt rot neon Gesicht weiß"

Acrylic on Canvas | 39.4x39.4 in

Painting titled "Pale" by Abiola Akinokun, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Pale - Painting, 24x24 in ©2017 by Abiola Akinokun - Illustration, illustration-600, Countryside

Abiola Akinokun


Acrylic on Linen Canvas | 24x24 in

Painting titled "Ángel" by Miguel Rojas, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Ángel - Painting, 11.8x8.7 in ©2023 by Miguel Rojas - Illustration, illustration-600, Religion, Acrílico, Papel, Ángel, Figurativo, Ilustración, Religión

Miguel Rojas


Acrylic on Paper | 11.8x8.7 in

Painting titled "REVELATION" by Shaheera Sandhu, Original Artwork, Oil
REVELATION - Painting, 16x16 in ©2023 by Shaheera Sandhu - Illustration, illustration-600, Still life, painting of books and clock, still life, oil paintiing on canvas, book painting, fantasy book, book art, clock art, fantasy still life

Shaheera Sandhu


Oil on Canvas | 16x16 in

Painting titled ""Open Book"" by Inna Novobranets, Original Artwork, Gouache
"Open Book" - Painting, 16.9x11.8 in ©2023 by Inna Novobranets - Illustration, illustration-600, Women Portraits

Inna Novobranets

""Open Book""

Gouache on Paper | 16.9x11.8 in

Prints available
Painting titled "My friend Gabriel" by Gabriela Meyermann, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Cardboard
My friend Gabriel - Painting, 27.6x27.6 in ©2020 by Gabriela Meyermann - Illustration, illustration-600, Love, prayer, love, religious, archangel

Gabriela Meyermann

"My friend Gabriel"

Acrylic on Cardboard | 27.6x27.6 in

On Request Prints from $27.50
Painting titled "Comeback Kid" by Karen Nealon, Original Artwork, Scratchboard Mounted on Other rigid panel
Comeback Kid - Painting, 16x12 in ©2023 by Karen Nealon - Illustration, illustration-600, Bird, Eagle, American, scratchboard, ink, conservation

Karen Nealon

"Comeback Kid"

Scratchboard on Other substrate | 16x12 in

Prints available
Painting titled "Life of death" by Wiccatori, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Life of death - Painting, 47.2x39.4 in ©2023 by Wiccatori - Illustration, illustration-600, Fairytale


"Life of death"

Oil on Linen Canvas | 47.2x39.4 in

Prints available
Painting titled "Tigre - Bobby" by Véro Blaise, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Tigre - Bobby - Painting, 35.4x35.4 in ©2022 by Véro Blaise - Illustration, illustration-600, Animal, tigre, tigres, couleur, rugissant, tableau, canvas, deco, decoration, bireau, deco interieur, pop, moderne

Véro Blaise

"Tigre - Bobby"

Acrylic on Linen Canvas | 35.4x35.4 in

Painting titled "Fontaine de la Roto…" by Olivier Boutin, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Fontaine de la Rotonde d' Aix-en-Provence - Painting, 31.9x39.4 in ©2002 by Olivier Boutin - Illustration, illustration-600, paysage aix en provence, urbain, la rotonde, cour mirabeau, monument, fontaine monumentale, sculpture, sculptures, peinture de fontaine, peinture aix en provence, arbres

Olivier Boutin

"Fontaine de la Rotonde d' Aix-en-Provence"

Oil on Linen Canvas | 31.9x39.4 in

Painting titled "Thor vs Hulk" by Anton Terziev, Original Artwork, Oil
Thor vs Hulk - Painting, 31.5x27.6 in ©2022 by Anton Terziev - Illustration, illustration-600, Comics, hulk, cartoon, comics, marvel, The Incredible Hulk, fan art, pop art, love, life, gift, marvelcomics, bestseller, illustration, fantasy, andy park hulk, avengers, Thor Ragnarok, concept art, Fanart, superhero

Anton Terziev

"Thor vs Hulk"

Oil on Canvas | 31.5x27.6 in

Prints available
Painting titled ""Башмак"." by Anatolii Kozelskii, Original Artwork, Oil
"Башмак". - Painting, 29.9x29.9 in ©2019 by Anatolii Kozelskii - Illustration, illustration-600, Caricature, apokaliptic landscape, shoe, ideology, leader, capitan, sail, wheel, skis

Anatolii Kozelskii


Oil on Canvas | 29.9x29.9 in

Prints available
Painting titled "Droom" by Nadia Eidehlouei, Original Artwork, Oil
Droom - Painting, 19.7x15.8 in ©2023 by Nadia Eidehlouei - Illustration, illustration-600, Women Portraits

Nadia Eidehlouei


Oil on Canvas | 19.7x15.8 in

Painting titled "Trois pas de danse" by Jocelyne Deschamps-Kus, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Trois pas de danse - Painting, 11.8x11.8 in ©2023 by Jocelyne Deschamps-Kus - Illustration, illustration-600, Dance, Feuilles, humour, moderne, théâtre, onirique, danse, Joyeux, créatif

Jocelyne Deschamps-Kus

"Trois pas de danse"

Acrylic on Canvas | 11.8x11.8 in

Painting titled "Слон" by Diana Zuravleva, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Слон - Painting, 47.2x35.4 in ©2023 by Diana Zuravleva - Illustration, illustration-600, Animal

Diana Zuravleva


Acrylic on MDF Board | 47.2x35.4 in

Painting titled "Осенний блюз" by Anna Mahova, Original Artwork, Watercolor
Осенний блюз - Painting, 9.8x9.8 in ©2023 by Anna Mahova - Illustration, illustration-600, Flower

Anna Mahova

"Осенний блюз"

Watercolor on Paper | 9.8x9.8 in

Prints available
Painting titled "Skate No. 21" by Christian Evers, Original Artwork, Ink Mounted on Wood Panel
Skate No. 21 - Painting, 19.7x27.6 in ©2022 by Christian Evers - Illustration, illustration-600, Everyday Life, Skate, ink, tusche, tinte, kalligrafie, calligraphy, skateboard, loose style, japan, asia, black and white, dynamic, extreme sports

Christian Evers

"Skate No. 21"

Ink on Paper | 19.7x27.6 in

Painting titled "Обнажение чувств" by Angelina Masson, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Обнажение чувств - Painting, 27.6x35.4 in ©2023 by Angelina Masson - Illustration, illustration-600, Love, любовь, отношения, чувства, обстракиция, женщина, мужчина, картина

Angelina Masson

"Обнажение чувств"

Acrylic on Canvas | 27.6x35.4 in

Prints available
Painting titled "Pig" by Yannick Duriez, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Pig - Painting, 9.5x5.7 in ©2023 by Yannick Duriez - Illustration, illustration-600, Animal, peinture, figuratif, illustration, streetart

Yannick Duriez


Acrylic on Wood | 9.5x5.7 in

Painting titled "La grande pyramide" by Matt.B, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
La grande pyramide - Painting, 18.1x21.7 in ©2016 by Matt.B - Illustration, illustration-600, Landscape, art, montagne, paysage, streetart, postgraffiti, contemporain, urbain, illustration, original, landscape


"La grande pyramide"

Acrylic on Linen Canvas | 18.1x21.7 in

Painting titled "Infinity Zoo - Rabb…" by Milto Sideris, Original Artwork, Marker
Infinity Zoo - Rabbits and friends - Painting, 11.8x15.8 in ©2021 by Milto Sideris - Illustration, illustration-600, Animal

Milto Sideris

"Infinity Zoo - Rabbits and friends"

Marker on Paper | 11.8x15.8 in

Prints available
Painting titled "Surrounded by Pink…" by Natalieverve, Original Artwork, Oil
Surrounded by Pink Forest - Painting, 20.1x16.1 in ©2023 by Natalieverve - Illustration, illustration-600, Bird, owl, fantasy forest, fantasy art, woodlans animals, pink colour, wild birds


"Surrounded by Pink Forest"

Oil on Cardboard | 20.1x16.1 in

Prints available
Painting titled "Halloween Xtra 22" by Tinge, Original Artwork, Digital Collage
Halloween Xtra 22 - Painting, 21.7x15.4 in ©2023 by Tinge - Illustration, illustration-600, World Culture, Halloween, October, Decoupage, Collage, Funky, Disco, club, nightclub, city, Roppongi, Jazz, Speakeasy, wild, premiere, boutique, lounge, hip hop, night scene, urban, trance


"Halloween Xtra 22"

Digital Collage on Canvas | 21.7x15.4 in

Prints available
Painting titled "Emerald rain 翡翠雨" by Alexander Oligerov, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Emerald rain 翡翠雨 - Painting, 39.4x43.3 in ©2023 by Alexander Oligerov - Illustration, illustration-600, City, hedgehog, youth, nostalgia, romance, umbrella, rain

Alexander Oligerov

"Emerald rain 翡翠雨"

Acrylic on Linen Canvas | 39.4x43.3 in

Painting titled "Valentine" by Donatella Marraoni, Original Artwork, Oil
Valentine - Painting, 15.8x15.8 in ©2023 by Donatella Marraoni - Illustration, illustration-600, Women Portraits, donna, ritratto, viso, sentimento, emozione, donatella marraoni, cemento

Donatella Marraoni


Oil on Canvas | 15.8x15.8 in

Prints available
Painting titled "Vivre" by Nathalie Pellissier, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Vivre - Painting, 27.6x27.6 in ©2023 by Nathalie Pellissier - Illustration, illustration-600, Tree, arbre, vie, acrylique

Nathalie Pellissier


Acrylic on Canvas | 27.6x27.6 in

Painting titled "Tears" by Kazuhiro Higashi, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Other rigid panel
Tears - Painting, 10.6x15 in ©2023 by Kazuhiro Higashi - Illustration, illustration-600, Abstract, painting, illustration, abstract, monster, character, simple, light blue, pink, orange

Kazuhiro Higashi


Acrylic on Paper | 10.6x15 in

Painting titled "''Healing''" by Ingaside, Original Artwork, Watercolor
''Healing'' - Painting, 15.9x11.7 in ©2023 by Ingaside - Illustration, illustration-600, Cat, cat portrait, mainecoon cat, furry cat portrait, cat with flower, vertical cat portrait, surreal cat art, inspirational art



Watercolor on Paper | 15.9x11.7 in

Painting titled "Ravens Under Moon L…" by Alexandr Karpov, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Ravens Under Moon Light - Painting, 29.1x22.1 in ©2023 by Alexandr Karpov - Illustration, illustration-600, Dark Fantasy, original painting on canvas, Originalgemälde auf Leinwand, peinture originale sur toile, black ravens under moon light, corbeaux noirs sous la lune, schwarze Raben unter Mond, vintage street lamp - night, Vintage Straßenlaterne - Nacht, lampadaire vintage - nuit, crows on old lantern fine art, corbeaux une vieille lanterne, Krähen auf alter Laterne Kunst, gothic dark fantasy lunar path, Gothic Dark Fantasy Mondpfad, chemin lunaire gothique, moon with glowing sky - birds, lune ciel éclatant oiseaux, Mond leuchtendem Himmel Vögel, handmade hugin & munin picture, handgemachtes Hugin Munin Bild

Alexandr Karpov

"Ravens Under Moon Light"

Acrylic on Canvas | 29.1x22.1 in

Prints available
Painting titled "New Year's Still li…" by Tatyana Ustyantseva, Original Artwork, Watercolor
New Year's Still life - Painting, 11.8x15.8 in ©2023 by Tatyana Ustyantseva - Illustration, illustration-600, Still life, Christmas gift, original watercolor painting, Hand Painting, Original Artwork, Merry Christmas, illustration Christmas, still life watercolor art, Still Life Painting, Food Painting, Anniversary Gift, Toy car art, Christmas Tree art

Tatyana Ustyantseva

"New Year's Still life"

Watercolor on Paper | 11.8x15.8 in

Prints available
Painting titled "Coliseo" by Walter Ahumada, Original Artwork, Pigments
Coliseo - Painting, 9.8x7.1 in ©2023 by Walter Ahumada - Illustration, illustration-600, Architecture

Walter Ahumada


Pigments on Paper | 9.8x7.1 in

Painting titled "Cielo y tierra II" by Joana Bisquert Mari, Original Artwork, Watercolor Mounted on Other rigid panel
Cielo y tierra II - Painting, 27.6x19.7 in ©2023 by Joana Bisquert Mari - Illustration, illustration-600, riurau, cabosanantonio, javea, xabia

Joana Bisquert Mari

"Cielo y tierra II"

Watercolor on Paper | 27.6x19.7 in

Painting titled "La moto de Mario" by Fabrice Hubert, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
La moto de Mario - Painting, 27.6x27.6 in ©2023 by Fabrice Hubert - Illustration, illustration-600, Video Game

Fabrice Hubert

"La moto de Mario"

Acrylic on Canvas | 27.6x27.6 in

Painting titled "Anioł i smok" by Bohdan Wincenty Łoboda, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Anioł i smok - Painting, 39.4x31.5 in ©2023 by Bohdan Wincenty Łoboda - Illustration, illustration-600, Fairytale, Dragon, Uccello, Alice in Wonderland, Angel

Bohdan Wincenty Łoboda

"Anioł i smok"

Acrylic on Other substrate | 39.4x31.5 in

Prints available
Painting titled "Madame est servie" by Armandine Jacquemet Soares, Original Artwork, Collages
Madame est servie - Painting, 14.2x14.2 in ©2021 by Armandine Jacquemet Soares - Illustration, illustration-600, Still life, figues, vases, plateau, abstrait, plateau avec fruits, ambiance cocooning

Armandine Jacquemet Soares

"Madame est servie"

Collages on Paper | 14.2x14.2 in

Prints available