Though people often use the word “pastel” to describe pale colors, pastel paintings need not always be soft and muted. The wide color range and high pigment content of pastel sticks allow artists to create deep, rich works--if they so choose. A popular medium today, it was also favored by such master painters as Edgar Degas
, Mary Cassatt, Eugene Delacroix, and Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec among many others. Saatchi Art is thrilled to offer a wide variety of contemporary pastel paintings for sale in a number of styles to suit your personal tastes. These include both traditional and oil pastel paintings on either paper or canvas. Our artists hail from all around the world, and represent some of the most promising emerging talent working today. Explore our selection today!