Paintings are one of the oldest forms of creative expression used by artists to emote and present ideas. Artists use various mediums like oil paints, acrylics, water colours, gouache, coffee, and ink on different bases and surfaces such as canvas, wood, paper, walls and ceilings, glass and clay to trigger the imagination of the beholder. And they can use various styles to depict the visual elements. Some of the popular styles are Modernism, Impressionism, Photorealism, Surrealism among others. Explore on Monde Art, some of the finest collections of contemporary and modern paintings by emerging and seasoned artists from around the world.