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If you're looking to buy a small-format painting, take a look at our collection ranging from 13x13 to 36x36 inches.

At Carré d'artistes, we believe that art should be accessible and affordable for everyone. That's why we offer a range of small-format paintings at affordable prices, without compromising on quality.

Discover the beauty of small-format paintings and find the perfect piece for your collection or space today.

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Carré d'artistes presents a wide selection of contemporary art paintings in both small and large formats.

Whether you're a seasoned collector or a first-time art buyer, we have something to suit your taste and budget. Our collection features unique and certified works of art created by talented contemporary artists from around the world.

Small size artwork by Carré d'artistes



Small format paintings are available in a wide variety of techniques and can be purchased at a reduced cost compared to a larger format. Large format paintings are the result of a long pictorial tradition dating back several centuries. The paintings of painters such as Velázquez or Leonardo da Vinci depicted life-size portraits, nudes and other scenes of life.


In contemporary art, the art of the large format has quickly imposed itself in the image of works of contemporary artists such as Anish Kapoor, Yan Pei ming or the painter Mark Rothko. The larger XXL formats have undeniable aesthetic advantages and create a special atmosphere in a room. Painters, photographers, or sculptors have marked the history of contemporary art by the artistic gigantism.


What is contemporary painting ? 

Because of the variety of forms, contemporary art is not easily defined, in other words it is by definition "the art of today" i.e. of the 21 st century. What could be better than a small piece of art painted by hand.

It is characterized by its global nature, the diversity of cultures and especially the influence of technology and the digital era. Contemporary art also involves a dynamic of materials, it is diverse and is part of the communication of modern culture.


Modern and contemporary painting 


There is a great distinction between modern and contemporary painting, although their definitions can easily be confused and there is some overlap between the two. We talk about modern art from the 1860s until about the 1970s. Modern art is rather Picasso, Matisse or Frida Kahlo are emblematic modern artists.

But only after the Second World War, the United States became a world artistic center and many artists were born like Andy Warhol or Willem de Kooning. Contemporary art is mostly related to the present moment and in an art produced during our life.

The term "contemporary art" appeared for the first time in 1910, with the foundation of the Contemporary Art Society by Roger Fry. It was then used a lot in the 1930s as a pejorative term.

Now in the history of art, many movements can be described as part of contemporary art: abstract canvas, abstract painting, figuration, pop art, street art...Contemporary art also varies from one country to another.



Contemporary paintings are an original way to decorate your walls and create a design atmosphere. Indeed, our collection of paintings is full of imagination and revisits the classics to make surprising and amazing works. If you have any doubts, take a look at our categories, you will certainly be surprised (in a good way).

They are the fruit of an inspiration coming from everywhere: the street, with the collection of street art paintings, in the nature, through the abstract paintings, in their travels, with the paintings of New York or the paintings of Paris, or of distant landscapes with the breathtaking beauty.


The advantages of small format paintings

Small format paintings have many advantages, including :
  • Ease of transport: small format paintings are easy to transport and install, making them ideal for small spaces.
  • Affordability: Small format paintings are less expensive than large format paintings, making them accessible to more people.
  • Versatility: Small format paintings are versatile and can be used to decorate any room in your home or office. They can be hung alone or combined with other paintings to create a wall of art.
  • Variety: there is a wide variety of small size paintings available at Carré d'artistes, with different styles and colors to satisfy all tastes and decorating styles, pop art, minimalist, figurative, abstract...
  • Collecting potential: small format paintings can also be an excellent option for art collectors, as they can become prized collector's items.




The contemporary paintings small sizes are available in 13x13 to 36x36

At Carré d'artistes, discover contemporary paintings by great artists specialized in sizes ranging from small to colossal: Fauve, Bjerker, Lau Blou, Catherine Rebeyre, Gustavo Ortiz, Christian Hévin, Natalia Villanueva ...

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