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Large format artworks have existed for centuries and were traditionally completed in the form of statues or frescoes. The 1x1 metre format originally applied to painting, however works in the 17th century systematically exceeded these dimensions. This can be seen in the Rubens' and Velasquez's canvases, where they paint life-size figures. It's evident that in recent years large format artworks have taken on a whole new meaning, where works are becoming monumental and even colossal in size. Installations and sculptures are now measuring tens of metres high, practically becoming architectural structures, which can be seen in works like Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate.

Fortunately not all large format artworks are the size of an elephant, but they do allow a huge decorative and artistic advantage. Not only is it an easy way to finish off a room or furnish a space, but it's also an excellent solution for completely restyling your home. If it's truly love at first sight, the piece will totally transform your space into a reflection of your personality. When it comes to photography, the impact of a large format print is multiplied, and gives your room an exhibition-like quality.

XXL artworks allow the artist more imaginative freedom since the surface of the canvas is larger. However, the creation of a large format artwork requires a precise technique and a mastering of the medium used. More and more contemporary artists are working with large formats, and the sensitivity in creating such a work is not the same when working with a 30x30cm canvas. Additionally, an increasing number of exhibitions are specialising in large format artworks. Monumenta at the Grand Palais is an event that occurs every two years, where an artist is invited to create a work specially for the enormous space offered by the Nave.

Photographypainting or sculpture, drawing; these artists and their enormous formats will forever influence the history of contemporary art. This preference for large scale artwork can be seen in a long list of artists including, the canadian photographer Jeff Wall, Anglo-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor and Sino-French painter Yan Pei Ming.  These three artists have certainly left a huge mark on the contemporary art market.  

If you're looking for a statement artwork you're in the right place! Here's our selection of large scale paintings. You'll only need one painting to fill that blank wall that has been empty for far too long. With our selection, you won't struggle with finding the perfect artwork - we have abstract paintings, figurative paintings, modern paintings, triptychs and a wide variety of styles!

Large scale paintings have been around for centuries. In general, artists prefer using oil painting for this format because its drying time enables them to go back and rework parts of the painting as it nears completion. They also prefer painting on canvas because it's easier to transport than other supports such as wooden panels.

During the Renaissance, a number of artists painted impressive scenes, often drawn from religion or mythology, on canvases that were several meters wide. The Wedding at Cana, a work by Veronese which you can see in the Louvre, is more than 6m x 9m! In 18th century Europe, large paintings were generally reserved for history paintings. The size of the painting helped the artist (and often the patron who had commission it) make an impact and truly impress the viewer, a bigger canvas meant the subject matter was represented with dignity and gradeure.  A perfect example is The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David, a huge canvas full of splendid of colours and details that the viewer almost feels overwhelmed by its splendor.

Towards the end of the 19th century artists turned to other genres. Edouard Manet used large scale canvases to paint his realistic scenes of the lower classes and Claude Monet painted expansive landscapes, for example this beautiful water lilies series which now hangs in the Museum of l'Orangerie. Later, other artists like Pablo Picasso, tackled the subject of politics in enormous modern paintings such as Guernica.

Abstract painting didn't put an end to large scale paintings, on the contrary abstract artists loved them! They had a larger surface to experiment with and the big canvases meant that the viewer could fully immerse themselves in the painter's work. The painters of the abstract expressionist movement such as Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman preferred using large canvases to create their abstract paintings.

Even today artists continue to choose to large scale canvas to create contemporary paintings. Gerhard Richter uses them for both his abstract paintings and figurative paintings, and Jenny Saville paints larger-than-life human bodies.

Discover our selection of large scale paintings that will give make any room seem like a statement.

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JonOne, Everything going to be find, Painting


Everything going to be find, 2018
150 x 120 x 5 cm

15,000 - $ 25,000

Alain Mimouni, Gold Dollar, Sculpture

Alain Mimouni

Gold Dollar, 2021
60 x 130 x 7 cm


Nathanael Koffi, De deux, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

De deux, 2021
116 x 89 x 3 cm


Jéko, En haut de la montagne on voit l'océan, Painting


En haut de la montagne on voit l'océan, 2021
116 x 89 x 2 cm


Ronald Hunter, Boiling bubbles light, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Boiling bubbles light, 2021
120 x 80 x 2 cm


L'Atlas, Purple midnight, Painting


Purple midnight, 2020
150 x 150 x 5 cm

15,000 - $ 25,000

Alain Bécanne, Peinture 03-2021-31, Painting

Alain Bécanne

Peinture 03-2021-31, 2021
100 x 140 x 2 cm


Daniel Castan, Morning blue, Painting

Daniel Castan

Morning blue, 2021
120 x 120 x 3 cm


tizlu, Sadness Eraser, Painting


Sadness Eraser, 2021
140 x 100 x 3 cm

$3,583 $5,779

Claude Viallat, 414, Painting

Claude Viallat

414, 2019
132 x 71 x 0.5 cm


Etienne Quesnay, Valley Of Sheeps, Painting

Etienne Quesnay

Valley Of Sheeps, 2021
130 x 97 cm


Laurent Bouro, Les arbres 1.9, Painting

Laurent Bouro

Les arbres 1.9, 2021
120 x 80 x 4 cm


Thierry Zdzieblo, ZDZ1123, Painting

Thierry Zdzieblo

ZDZ1123, 2021
60 x 160 x 2 cm


Jean-Yves Fremaux, Soleil pluie sur les petites rues de Montmartre, Painting

Jean-Yves Fremaux

Soleil pluie sur les petites rues de Montmartre, 2020
120 x 40 x 3 cm


LN Le Pape, Space Scout, Painting

LN Le Pape

Space Scout, 2020
120 x 90 x 2 cm


Virginia Benedicto, L'artiste, Painting

Virginia Benedicto

L'artiste, 2021
120 x 100 x 2 cm


Goulwen (Leyto) Mahé, Petite Symphonie, Painting

Goulwen (Leyto) Mahé

Petite Symphonie, 2021
116 x 89 x 2 cm


Istraille, Adilah, Painting


Adilah, 2021
150 x 100 x 1 cm


Marta Zawadzka, Paris, Painting

Marta Zawadzka

Paris, 2021
120 x 120 x 2 cm


Xavier Albert Fiala, L'Architecte, Painting

Xavier Albert Fiala

L'Architecte, 1952
116 x 89 x 1 cm


Marcelo Martin Burgos, Hibou, Sculpture

Marcelo Martin Burgos

Hibou, 2021
165 x 24.5 x 24.5 cm


Noir Artist, Contemplation - Paz, Painting

Noir Artist

Contemplation - Paz, 2021
150 x 100 x 5 cm


Michel Castanet (Mica), N°974, Painting

Michel Castanet (Mica)

N°974, 2021
130 x 97 cm


Guillaume Allemand, Innocence XXXXIV (GA46), Painting

Guillaume Allemand

Innocence XXXXIV (GA46), 2021
50 x 119 x 2 cm


Aleix  Plademunt, Cult #08 Las Vegas, Photography

Aleix Plademunt

Cult #08 Las Vegas, 2009
125 x 140 x 0.2 cm


Rafael Sliks, Untitled, Painting

Rafael Sliks

Untitled, 2021
119 x 119 x 5 cm

5,000 - $ 10,000

MacAmnaub, Composition abstraite, Painting


Composition abstraite, 1990
130 x 97 x 2 cm


André Robillard, Le M16 américain rapide / 50 ème anniversaire, Sculpture

André Robillard

Le M16 américain rapide / 50 ème anniversaire, 2019
47 x 120 x 18 cm


Alea Pinar Du Pre, Marie, Painting

Alea Pinar Du Pre

Marie, 2021
155 x 100 x 5 cm


Léo  Caillard, Hipster in Stone VII, Hoplite, Photography

Léo Caillard

Hipster in Stone VII, Hoplite, 2017
80 x 120 cm


Bang Hai Ja, Printemps, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Printemps, 2020
143 x 74 cm


Yves Fredy Gbais Obou, Big mama 2, Painting

Yves Fredy Gbais Obou

Big mama 2, 2021
120 x 82 x 2 cm


Ludwig Willroider, Lac de montagne et coucher de soleil, Painting

Ludwig Willroider

Lac de montagne et coucher de soleil, 1902
91 x 127 x 2 cm


Rafal Gadowski, Apples 19, Painting

Rafal Gadowski

Apples 19, 2021
120 x 120 x 2.5 cm


Ghost Art, Abstract circle, Painting

Ghost Art

Abstract circle, 2020
150 x 150 x 3 cm


Mr.Oreke, I'm not Mickey, Painting


I'm not Mickey, 2018
136 x 100 x 3 cm


Vitaliy Lishko, Chairs / Painting, Painting

Vitaliy Lishko

Chairs / Painting, 2021
70 x 180 x 2 cm

$2,023 $3,371

Jordi Alcaraz, Parlar sol (II), Print

Jordi Alcaraz

Parlar sol (II), 2021
126 x 90 cm


Maude Ovize, Murmures, Painting

Maude Ovize

Murmures, 2021
116 x 178 x 3 cm

$3,612 $4,816

Stevens Dossou-Yovo, Sunset, Sculpture

Stevens Dossou-Yovo

Sunset, 2020
72 x 132 x 19 cm


Tiny de Bruin, Silence is golden, Painting

Tiny de Bruin

Silence is golden, 2021
116 x 73 x 2 cm


Caroline Lazaro, Fenêtre sur le passé, Photography

Caroline Lazaro

Fenêtre sur le passé, 2020
150 x 126 cm


Robert Sgarra, Chaplin boxe, Painting

Robert Sgarra

Chaplin boxe, 2021
160 x 113 x 3 cm


Kokian, Chola and samia - Afrika dolls, Painting


Chola and samia - Afrika dolls, 2010
160 x 160 x 4 cm


Jisbar, Astro Museum, Painting


Astro Museum, 2020
125 x 90 x 3 cm


Tarrisse King, Fire dreaming, Painting

Tarrisse King

Fire dreaming, 2019
120 x 90 cm


Julia Whitehead, Time and Place, Painting

Julia Whitehead

Time and Place, 2021
150 x 120 x 5 cm


David Cumps, Dalton Fons, Painting

David Cumps

Dalton Fons, 2020
100 x 120 x 2.5 cm


Patsy McArthur, Bullet with Butterfly Wings, Fine Art Drawings

Patsy McArthur

Bullet with Butterfly Wings, 2020
120 x 136 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings


Marie Montagnat, Au Square, Painting

Marie Montagnat

Au Square, 2017
120 x 40 x 8 cm


Jean-Luc Veret, Clairière, Painting

Jean-Luc Veret

Clairière, 2021
162 x 132 x 3 cm


Vincent Bardou, Peace City, Painting

Vincent Bardou

Peace City, 2021
116 x 89 x 4 cm


Eric Doisy, And after..., Painting

Eric Doisy

And after..., 2021
116 x 81 x 2 cm


Nick Vivian, A thing of Beauty, Painting

Nick Vivian

A thing of Beauty, 2021
80 x 150 x 5 cm


Marion Zimmermann, Streetart 5, Painting

Marion Zimmermann

Streetart 5, 2011
120 x 80 x 2 cm


Ewa Hauton, Wings, Painting

Ewa Hauton

Wings, 2020
100 x 125 x 2 cm


Nebay, Esprit Malin, Painting


Esprit Malin, 2021
130 x 97 x 4 cm


Serge Hamad, Temporal Perception "Golden Moment #1", Photography

Serge Hamad

Temporal Perception "Golden Moment #1", 2018
91.4 x 121.9 x 0.3 cm


Bastien Ducourtioux, Blueberry, Painting

Bastien Ducourtioux

Blueberry, 2020
120 x 100 x 3 cm


Hiro Ando, Warriorcat diamondsstrass, Sculpture

Hiro Ando

Warriorcat diamondsstrass, 2011
100 x 150 x 70 cm


Yaroslava Neli Shai, Geisha, Painting

Yaroslava Neli Shai

Geisha, 2021
120 x 90 x 3 cm

$3,034 $3,371

Tiven, Marie, Painting


Marie, 2021
120 x 80 x 2 cm


Caroline Vis, Friends, Painting

Caroline Vis

Friends, 2021
90 x 200 x 2 cm


Pascal Marlin, Femme et pantin, Painting

Pascal Marlin

Femme et pantin, 2004
116 x 89 x 2 cm


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