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​​Large Format Drawings

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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Jordi Alcaraz, Parlar sol (II), Print

Jordi Alcaraz

Parlar sol (II), 2021
126 x 90 cm
Print

$7,224

Julian Opie, Running Women, Print

Julian Opie

Running Women, 2016
152.4 x 154.9 cm
Print

$34,313

Nemo Jantzen, From Ibiza with love, Print

Nemo Jantzen

From Ibiza with love, 2020
118.5 x 138 x 5 cm
Print

< $ 2,500

Costum de biest, Peaky nightwatch, Print

Costum de biest

Peaky nightwatch, 2020
100 x 180 x 4 cm
Print

$4,154

Our recommendations Jean Miotte, Élegie, Print

Jean Miotte

Élegie, 1992
126 x 88 cm
Print

$1,144

Hom Nguyen, Human, Print

Hom Nguyen

Human, 2020
122 x 80 x 3 cm
Print

$3,190

Shaka, Infrarouge #2, Print

Shaka

Infrarouge #2, 2019
117 x 97 cm
Print

$2,167

Patrick Villas, La courtisane, Print

Patrick Villas

La courtisane, 2020
120 x 80 x 0.3 cm
Print

$3,973

Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes Belin, Natalia, Print

Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes Belin

Natalia, 2017
117 x 78 cm
Print

$1,061

Monika Nowak, Star crack, Print

Monika Nowak

Star crack, 2016
55 x 120 x 2.5 cm
Print

$1,059

Regina Gimenez, Sin título 1, Print

Regina Gimenez

Sin título 1, 2018
143 x 103 cm
Print

$2,408

Kamen Startchev, White Fields, Print

Kamen Startchev

White Fields, 2015
50 x 150 cm
Print

$1,565

Tony Soulié, New York 03, Print

Tony Soulié

New York 03, 2007
111.8 x 157.2 cm
Print

$1,445

Our recommendations Pablo Reinoso, Cap i Cua, Print

Pablo Reinoso

Cap i Cua, 2020
50 x 200 cm
Print

$3,371

Gavin Mitchell, Hear no See no Speak no, Print

Gavin Mitchell

Hear no See no Speak no, 2020
94 x 140 x 0.1 cm
Print

$3,010

Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Take a Green Breath, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Take a Green Breath, 2017
120 x 160 cm
Print

$3,010

Laurent Grasso, Set of 3 signed posters, Print

Laurent Grasso

Set of 3 signed posters, 2018
70 x 175 cm
Print

$602

Piotre, Karl Lagerfeld - Piotre X Overside, Print

Piotre

Karl Lagerfeld - Piotre X Overside, 2020
130 x 100 x 3 cm
Print

$5,418

OverSide, Audrey Hepburn - Inédit, Print

OverSide

Audrey Hepburn - Inédit, 2020
130 x 130 x 3 cm
Print

$3,130

Lidia Masllorens, Untitled, Print

Lidia Masllorens

Untitled, 2019
146 x 150 x 1 cm
Print

$5,779

Jonas Wood, Clipping, Print

Jonas Wood

Clipping, 2017
129.5 x 129.5 cm
Print

$2,721

Sandrot, Lith-Pr 1, Print

Sandrot

Lith-Pr 1, 2020
116 x 78 x 1 cm
Print

$698

Fabrice Hyber, Pépins, Print

Fabrice Hyber

Pépins, 2019
80 x 120 cm
Print

$1,806

Alain Séchas, Trottinette, Print

Alain Séchas

Trottinette, 2018
120 x 80 cm
Print

$1,806

Michael Taylor, In Good Company, Print

Michael Taylor

In Good Company, 2016
128 x 98 x 1 cm
Print

$3,010

Damien Deroubaix, The Rat Race (noir et rouge), Print

Damien Deroubaix

The Rat Race (noir et rouge), 2017
120 x 160 cm
Print

$2,167

Bruno Boffa, Rock Me, Print

Bruno Boffa

Rock Me, 2020
125 x 100 x 2.5 cm
Print

$3,130

Winshluss, Over the Rainbow, Print

Winshluss

Over the Rainbow, 2018
120 x 80 cm
Print

$1,806

Giuseppe Santomaso, Falling Shape, Print

Giuseppe Santomaso

Falling Shape, 1976
100 x 130 x 0.1 cm
Print

$843

Frédéric de Torcy, Toits de Paris, Print

Frédéric de Torcy

Toits de Paris, 2020
105 x 140 cm
Print

$2,649

Gerald Bruneau, Portrait of Andy Warhol, Print

Gerald Bruneau

Portrait of Andy Warhol, 1980
120 x 90 x 0.3 cm
Print

$2,889

Pierre Muckensturm, 13R5, Print

Pierre Muckensturm

13R5, 2013
65 x 150 cm
Print

$1,326

Gérard Garouste, Anagramme, Print

Gérard Garouste

Anagramme, 2020
120 x 80 cm
Print

$1,445

Mothi Limbu, Bagarre, Print

Mothi Limbu

Bagarre, 2011
96 x 132 cm
Print

$963

Claire Fontaine, Untitled (Castor 1), Print

Claire Fontaine

Untitled (Castor 1), 2013
90 x 120 cm
Print

$2,408

Peter Doig, Drifter, Print

Peter Doig

Drifter, 2000
113.5 x 167.5 cm
Print

$18,059

Luciano Castelli, Revolving Litho, Print

Luciano Castelli

Revolving Litho, 2018
100 x 140 cm
Print

$3,612

Christophe Blain, Aline, Print

Christophe Blain

Aline, 2018
160 x 120 cm
Print

$2,408

Karl Fred Dahmen, Germat, Print

Karl Fred Dahmen

Germat, 1974
157.48 x 129.54 x 0.3 cm
Print

$1,204

Éric Lambé, 19m2 - triptyque, Print

Éric Lambé

19m2 - triptyque, 2017
45.3 x 123 cm
Print

$843

Antonio Ballester Moreno, Árbol verde, Print

Antonio Ballester Moreno

Árbol verde, 2017
140 x 100 cm
Print

$2,408

Jan Voss, Headhunter, Print

Jan Voss

Headhunter, 1998
160 x 120 x 0.1 cm
Print

$2,288

Philippe  Frisée, Lille, Print

Philippe Frisée

Lille, 2017
90 x 120 x 3 cm
Print

$2,167

Stefan Nikolaev, Poster postérité, Print

Stefan Nikolaev

Poster postérité, 2003
173 x 120 cm
Print

$722

Fernando Bryce, Portfolio INRA, Print

Fernando Bryce

Portfolio INRA, 2009
50 x 190 cm
Print

$3,612

José Roca-Sastre, Cour d'immeuble, Print

José Roca-Sastre

Cour d'immeuble, 1960
142 x 80.5 x 0.5 cm
Print

$1,334

Agnès Thurnauer, Biotope, Print

Agnès Thurnauer

Biotope, 2017
152.4 x 119.5 cm
Print

$2,408

Our recommendations Alick Tipoti, Sowlal, Print

Alick Tipoti

Sowlal, 2016
94 x 180 cm
Print

$3,853

Walter Barrientos, Hormiga Amoroso, Print

Walter Barrientos

Hormiga Amoroso, 2011
156 x 55 x 5 cm
Print

$1,505

Pascal Rabaté, Paysage dans le Désordre (Suite), Print

Pascal Rabaté

Paysage dans le Désordre (Suite), 2018
51 x 146 cm
Print

$963

Stan Manoukian, The King, Print

Stan Manoukian

The King, 2019
132 x 72 cm
Print

$1,565

Marc Jesús-Vives, La carta, Print

Marc Jesús-Vives

La carta, 2000
36.5 x 121 cm
Print

$449

Our recommendations Marie Labat, Coquelicot et Camomille, Print

Marie Labat

Coquelicot et Camomille, 2018
144 x 90 x 0.2 cm
Print

$1,023

Christiane Vleugels, Hope 40/100, Print

Christiane Vleugels

Hope 40/100, 2020
120 x 90 cm
Print

10,000 - $ 15,000

RCR Arquitectes, Without title 2, Print

RCR Arquitectes

Without title 2, 2018
120.5 x 80.5 cm
Print

$4,214

Dominique Gauthier, Hostinato Noir, Print

Dominique Gauthier

Hostinato Noir, 2008
152 x 152 cm
Print

$3,010

Alan Charlton, Border, Print

Alan Charlton

Border, 2019
140 x 200 cm
Print

$12,040

Sylvain Binet, Pop Renaissance, Print

Sylvain Binet

Pop Renaissance, 2019
120 x 85 x 0.5 cm
Print

$2,408

Clément Dezelus, The pool, Print

Clément Dezelus

The pool, 2016
70 x 120 x 5 cm
Print

$396

Poppins, Underpass, Print

Poppins

Underpass, 2020
80 x 120 x 3 cm
Print

$4,455

Our recommendations Pedro Cabrita-Reis, Seen in the studio, Print

Pedro Cabrita-Reis

Seen in the studio, 2018
125 x 160 cm
Print

$14,447

Françoise Nielly, La diabolique, Print

Françoise Nielly

La diabolique, 2019
121 x 81 cm
Print

$1,920

Joseph Klibansky, Skies of Tomorrow, Print

Joseph Klibansky

Skies of Tomorrow, 2015
85 x 146 x 3 cm
Print

$14,207

Sumit Mehndiratta, Occupy, Print

Sumit Mehndiratta

Occupy, 2018
83 x 127 x 2 cm
Print

$1,084

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