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Shapes and sizes

Love comes in all shapes and sizes… So does art! It would be a terrible mistake to think that artworks are confined to a single standardised form. There is a tremendous amount of variety of formats within the visual arts, and scale in art is critical in defining the viewer's experience. Shape and size are crucial to the essence of an artwork, and they come to define its meaning and significance. Whether you are into outdoor sculptures and larger-than-life artworks or intrigued by diptychs, there is something to please everyone in our collection of themed selections focused on the diversity of contemporary art today.

There is no doubt that a large-scale painting impacts the viewer very differently to a small canvas. Particularly popular during the Renaissance, large-scale paintings have been around for a long time. Some of the most famous large-scale paintings in the history of art include works such as The Wedding at Cana by Italian artist Veronese. Of course, colossal canvases have also found their place in modern art, notably with the world-famous Guernica by Pablo Picasso. Whether for commemorating important historical events or denouncing injustices, large-scale canvases and artworks make a bold statement. Decorate your walls with Gao Brother's photographs of endless piles of books, or defy the laws of physics with Alexander Calder-inspired mobiles and stabiles by Paradox Créations.


If you don't have the space for one of our large artworks, then why not opt for small-scale artworks. The saying "the bigger, the better" doesn't apply to art; on the contrary, small-scale, or even miniature, artworks force you to pay even greater attention to detail. Artsper offers a wide selection of contemporary artists who are undertaking the challenges associated with producing small-scale works. Li Lihong's creates mesmerising life-size apple sculptures and Gaspard Mitz creates sculptures with miniature characters.


Diptychs and triptychs are also popular formats as an alternative to the usual single canvas. The definition of a diptychs is two flat panels that are attached at a hinge; like a book. Diptychs were used for religious purposes by Christians throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, often in the form of small portable works that could be opened and closed. In contemporary art, the definition of diptychs is broader and tends to refer to paintings, or photographs, where two separate parts hung side by side make up the work. The painting may be split into two distinct parts, or on the other hand, it may be one image split onto two surfaces. French photographer Solène Ballesta splits her mystical photographs of feminine characters into two. If a third panel is added to the piece, it is then called a triptych. Traditionally, especially in the case altarpieces, of  triptychs would take the shape of one large panel in its centre and two smaller panels surrounding it on its side. Today, artists are experimenting with the idea of triptychs using original supports, like Jazzu's with skateboards.


Explore all our selections of contemporary artworks, big and small!

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Gordon Hopkins, Big Color Code, Painting

Gordon Hopkins

Big Color Code, 2012
66.9 x 78.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$12,395

Tsuyu Bridwell, Belong Black Box, Sculpture

Tsuyu Bridwell

Belong Black Box, 2014
15.4 x 19.7 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$1,062

Albert Chubac, Totem modifiable, Sculpture

Albert Chubac

Totem modifiable, 2008
78.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$4,132

Hervé Audouin, Madrid, Photography

Hervé Audouin

Madrid, 2013
19.7 x 29.5 inch
Photography

$708

Hélène Paris, Sans titre, tiré de la série "A l'écart du visible", Drawing

Hélène Paris

Sans titre, tiré de la série "A l'écart du visible", 2015
9.4 x 11.8 inch
Drawing

$649

Our recommendations François Morellet, 2 trames de tirets-négatif, Print

François Morellet

2 trames de tirets-négatif, 1960
24.4 x 24.4 inch
Print

$1,771

François Morellet, 2 trames de tirets-positif, Print

François Morellet

2 trames de tirets-positif, 1960
24.4 x 24.4 inch
Print

$1,771

Our recommendations François Morellet, 2 trames de chevrons-négatif, Print

François Morellet

2 trames de chevrons-négatif, 1960
24.4 x 24.4 inch
Print

$1,771

Hélène Paris, Sans titre, série "A l'écart du visible", Drawing

Hélène Paris

Sans titre, série "A l'écart du visible", 2015
7.1 x 5.1 inch
Drawing

$354

Hans Hartung, Farandole 7, Print

Hans Hartung

Farandole 7, 1971
19.3 x 29.1 inch
Print

$1,771

Jacques Pelissier, Untitled, Painting

Jacques Pelissier

Untitled, 1995
54.3 x 44.9 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,951

Kamila Gruszecka, Safija III, Painting

Kamila Gruszecka

Safija III, 2015
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,653

Brian Neish, Manhattan Window #5, Painting

Brian Neish

Manhattan Window #5, 2015
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,274

Kifesa, E-motifs, Sculpture

Kifesa

E-motifs, 2016
25.6 x 11.8 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

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Sergio Mesa, Petits ronds, Photography

Sergio Mesa

Petits ronds, 1998
16.5 x 23.2 inch
Photography

$1,417

Kifesa, Face cachée 1, Painting

Kifesa

Face cachée 1, 2015
26.4 x 26.4 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$649

Mitsouko Mori, Carré jaune, Print

Mitsouko Mori

Carré jaune, 2014
21.3 x 14.6 inch
Print

$413

Mitsouko Mori, Carré bleu, Print

Mitsouko Mori

Carré bleu, 2014
21.3 x 14.6 inch
Print

$413

Mengyao Guo, Triangle Diary 3, Painting

Mengyao Guo

Triangle Diary 3, 2014
11.8 x 8.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,018

Zapata, La Diva du Barreau, Painting

Zapata

La Diva du Barreau, 2016
29.9 x 28.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Our recommendations Agrume, Pattern of violence, Painting

Agrume

Pattern of violence, 2015
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$944

Antonio Asis, Without title 1, Print

Antonio Asis

Without title 1, 2013
19.7 x 19.3 inch
Print

$2,125

Antonio Asis, Without title 2, Print

Antonio Asis

Without title 2, 2013
19.7 x 19.3 inch
Print

$2,125

Antonio Asis, Without title 5, Print

Antonio Asis

Without title 5, 2013
19.7 x 19.3 inch
Print

$2,125

Dominique Mulhem, Campbell's, Print

Dominique Mulhem

Campbell's, 2011
15.7 x 12.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$4,132

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sitges 4, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 4, 2012
39.4 x 9.8 inch
Print

$4,132

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Peace & Justice, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Peace & Justice, 2012
24 x 17.9 inch
Print

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Poter, Random Pattern #1, Painting

Poter

Random Pattern #1, 2016
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,358

Geneviève Claisse, Claisse 22 - Composition Géométrique, Print

Geneviève Claisse

Claisse 22 - Composition Géométrique, 2014
24.8 x 24 x 0.4 inch
Print

$413

Geneviève Claisse, Claisse 25 - Composition Géométrique, Print

Geneviève Claisse

Claisse 25 - Composition Géométrique, 2014
24.8 x 24 x 0.4 inch
Print

$378

Asto, Let's Motiv', Painting

Asto

Let's Motiv', 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,417

Bakner, Carré Virtuel Mauve, Photography

Bakner

Carré Virtuel Mauve, 2016
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$2,833

Bakner, Carré Magique Jaune, Photography

Bakner

Carré Magique Jaune, 2012
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$2,833

Umberto Alizzi, Fontana Street Art Way, Painting

Umberto Alizzi

Fontana Street Art Way, 2018
11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Painting

$105

Brian Neish, Manhattan Window #1, Painting

Brian Neish

Manhattan Window #1, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,274

Jessica Snow, Seven Square (White), Painting

Jessica Snow

Seven Square (White), 2011
15 x 15 inch
Painting

$4,138

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Obey Peace Fingers, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Obey Peace Fingers, 2010
18.1 x 14.2 inch
Print

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Tracey Adams, (r) evolution 34, Drawing

Tracey Adams

(r) evolution 34, 2015
40.2 x 40.2 inch
Drawing

$7,259

Marc  Rebollo, Records, Painting

Marc Rebollo

Records, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,493

Zedblek, Picto Descendant un Escalier, Painting

Zedblek

Picto Descendant un Escalier, 2015
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,368

Monk, Camo Polar Bear, Painting

Monk

Camo Polar Bear, 2017
55.1 x 55.1 x 1.8 inch
Painting

$4,675 $5,194

Gordon Hopkins, Pattern from the Vineyard, Painting

Gordon Hopkins

Pattern from the Vineyard, 2017
13 x 17.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,951

Stephen Maine, P16 - 1004, Painting

Stephen Maine

P16 - 1004, 2016
25.2 x 20.1 inch
Painting

$3,392

François Azambourg, Patterns research 5, Painting

François Azambourg

Patterns research 5, 2017
66.9 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,653

Véronique Durruty, Paysages émotifs 8, Photography

Véronique Durruty

Paysages émotifs 8, 2018
11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$649

Victor Vasarely, Untitled from Permutations (Squares), Print

Victor Vasarely

Untitled from Permutations (Squares), 1968
27 x 27 inch
Print

$2,800

Death NYC, DIF Pattern, Print

Death NYC

DIF Pattern, 2013
17.7 x 12.6 x 0 inch
Print

$105

Hiroyuki Moriyama, Vide et matière, Painting

Hiroyuki Moriyama

Vide et matière, 2006
11 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,062

Audrey Stone, NB. 65, Drawing

Audrey Stone

NB. 65, 2011
17 x 14 inch
Drawing

$1,764

Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, Constellation, Print

Victor Vasarely

Constellation, 1965
26.5 x 26.5 inch
Print

$2,250

Nash, Blue, Painting

Nash

Blue, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$94

Gary Paller, CP 11, Drawing

Gary Paller

CP 11, 2015
9.1 x 11.8 inch
Drawing

$1,493

Death NYC, 30 Soup Spray Red, Print

Death NYC

30 Soup Spray Red, 2013
12.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch
Print

$117

Richard Caldicott, Untitled 110/5, Photography

Richard Caldicott

Untitled 110/5, 1999
14 x 11 inch
Photography

$1,357

Ulla Pedersen, Cut-Up Paper I.26, Painting

Ulla Pedersen

Cut-Up Paper I.26, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$611

Audrey Stone, NB. 77, Drawing

Audrey Stone

NB. 77, 2012
17 x 14 inch
Drawing

$1,764

Bastien Cuenot, Le penseur, Sculpture

Bastien Cuenot

Le penseur, 2013
59.1 x 31.5 x 27.6 inch
Sculpture

$16,526

Our recommendations Marc Laffolay, Fugam #1424, Sculpture

Marc Laffolay

Fugam #1424, 2015
27.6 x 27.6 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$2,597

Nicolas Dubreuille, Le rêveur, Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

Le rêveur, 2014
70.9 x 35.4 x 47.2 inch
Sculpture

$17,707

Alberto Ascaso, Complicidad, Sculpture

Alberto Ascaso

Complicidad, 2012
78.7 x 51.2 x 47.2 inch
Sculpture

$112,144

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