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Large-scale paintings

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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Polar Bear, Fiery hatmosphere, Painting

Polar Bear

Fiery hatmosphere, 2018
67.7 x 26.8 x 0.2 inch


Zebu, Person on horse, with mushrooms, Painting


Person on horse, with mushrooms, 2018
74.8 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch


Our recommendations Anne-Marie Gintrand (Mag), Voyager par le rêve II, Painting

Anne-Marie Gintrand (Mag)

Voyager par le rêve II, 2015
51.2 x 76.8 x 1.1 inch


Graham Wilson, Leftovers, Painting

Graham Wilson

Leftovers, 2016
72.4 x 60 x 1.4 inch


Sid'Ali Hams, Menthe automnale, Painting

Sid'Ali Hams

Menthe automnale, 2015
64.6 x 46.5 x 1.2 inch


François Bard, The Corner, Painting

François Bard

The Corner, 2011
76.8 x 59.1 inch


Our recommendations Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Sans titre (Perce-Neige), Painting

Jean-Baptiste Bernadet

Sans titre (Perce-Neige), 2017
63 x 56.7 x 1.4 inch


Our recommendations Zhengyong Liu, Nelson Mandela, Painting

Zhengyong Liu

Nelson Mandela, 2015
94.5 x 86.6 x 2 inch


Mr Bonheur, Boobagump, Painting

Mr Bonheur

Boobagump, 2016
51.2 x 78.7 x 0.8 inch


Patrick Loste, Paysage, Painting

Patrick Loste

Paysage, 2004
80.3 x 76.4 x 0 inch


Teresa Riba, Germanes II, Painting

Teresa Riba

Germanes II, 2016
82.7 x 48.8 inch


Thibault Laget-Ro, Le monde change ma chérie, Painting

Thibault Laget-Ro

Le monde change ma chérie, 2017
51.2 x 38.2 x 2 inch


Nguyen Khanh Toan, Friends, Painting

Nguyen Khanh Toan

Friends, 2006
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch


Mahmoud Zenderoudi, Lapis Lazuli, Painting

Mahmoud Zenderoudi

Lapis Lazuli, 2018
70.9 x 86.6 x 2.4 inch


Skepa, Fulguropoint, Painting


Fulguropoint, 2017
35 x 57.5 x 2 inch


Our recommendations Clement Garnung, Human, Painting

Clement Garnung

Human, 2017
78.7 x 55.1 x 2 inch


Our recommendations Philippe Garnier de la Baudinière, Hommage à Maurice Ravel, Painting

Philippe Garnier de la Baudinière

Hommage à Maurice Ravel, 2017
51.2 x 63.8 x 1.2 inch


Saori Nakamishi, Black circles, Painting

Saori Nakamishi

Black circles, 2009
70.9 x 53.1 x 2 inch


Didier Luciak, Triptyque Mustang Fast-Back 1967, Photography

Didier Luciak

Triptyque Mustang Fast-Back 1967, 2017
35.4 x 70.9 x 0.4 inch


Agnes Roché, Triptyque 'Black Sun', Painting

Agnes Roché

Triptyque 'Black Sun', 2012
37.4 x 65 x 2 inch


Thein Shwe, Red Wings, Painting

Thein Shwe

Red Wings, 2015
47.2 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch


Eloy Arribas, La piscina, Painting

Eloy Arribas

La piscina, 2016
57.9 x 98.4 x 1.2 inch


Syd Krochmalny, I Speak The Language Of The Stones, Painting

Syd Krochmalny

I Speak The Language Of The Stones, 2017
65.7 x 80.3 x 1.2 inch


Seaty, Kinshasa #6, Painting


Kinshasa #6, 2018
57.5 x 44.9 x 1.2 inch


Miss Fuck, Humanity is dead, Painting

Miss Fuck

Humanity is dead, 2017
63 x 63 x 0.8 inch


Eduardo Romaguera, Traversée à trois, Painting

Eduardo Romaguera

Traversée à trois, 2015
51.2 x 74.8 x 1.2 inch


Jacques Robert, Estran, Painting

Jacques Robert

Estran, 2010
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Our recommendations Yoann Merienne, Le repos, Painting

Yoann Merienne

Le repos, 2019
70.9 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch


Larry Clark, Heroin 2, Painting

Larry Clark

Heroin 2, 2014
72 x 48 x 1.6 inch


Tic, A Prayer, Painting


A Prayer, 2019
78.7 x 55.1 x 0 inch


Peter de Boer, From my Tent to the Sea, Painting

Peter de Boer

From my Tent to the Sea, 2018
78.7 x 118.1 x 1.2 inch


Vitaliy Lishko, Portrait Abstract Expressionism Colorful Horizontal, Painting

Vitaliy Lishko

Portrait Abstract Expressionism Colorful Horizontal, 2018
27.6 x 70.9 x 1 inch


Olivier Ebel, Architecture rouge et or, Painting

Olivier Ebel

Architecture rouge et or, 2019
47.2 x 86.6 x 0.9 inch


Philippe Decrauzat, Delay (square to black / 24), Painting

Philippe Decrauzat

Delay (square to black / 24), 2017
56.7 x 56.7 inch


Aloyzas Smilingis, Motive of the Lake (L'Art numérique), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Motive of the Lake (L'Art numérique), 2016
55.1 x 78.7 x 1.2 inch


Bertrand Godard, Sans titre L2, Painting

Bertrand Godard

Sans titre L2, 2018
78.7 x 118.1 x 1.6 inch


Bengt Lindström, Les frères de l'Hydromel, Painting

Bengt Lindström

Les frères de l'Hydromel, 1988
70.9 x 76.8 x 1.2 inch


Vahid Mohammadi, Champ de Cadmium, Painting

Vahid Mohammadi

Champ de Cadmium, 2016
63 x 63 x 1.6 inch


Richard Saint-Amans, Bernini, Painting

Richard Saint-Amans

Bernini, 2014
57.5 x 44.5 x 1 inch


Patrick Coussot Bex, Explosion, Painting

Patrick Coussot Bex

Explosion, 2018
78.7 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Annie Bardoulat, Arum 7, Painting

Annie Bardoulat

Arum 7, 2002
45.7 x 35 inch


Martyna Wolna, Pompon 2, Painting

Martyna Wolna

Pompon 2, 2012
59.1 x 59.1 inch


Eliška Bartek, Série : La nature comme espace d'aspiration, Painting

Eliška Bartek

Série : La nature comme espace d'aspiration, 2010
63 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch


José Ramón Lozano, Sin titulo, Painting

José Ramón Lozano

Sin titulo, 2016
76.8 x 76.8 inch


Cécile Jaunet, Ô langage des comparaisons, Painting

Cécile Jaunet

Ô langage des comparaisons, 2019
88.6 x 88.6 x 0.4 inch


Youssef El Khorib (Youcha), Naufrage à Gibraltar, Painting

Youssef El Khorib (Youcha)

Naufrage à Gibraltar, 2018
35.4 x 55.1 x 1.2 inch


Michael Alford, Trafalgar Square / Spring Garden, Painting

Michael Alford

Trafalgar Square / Spring Garden, 2014
24 x 48 x 2 inch


Remi Delaplace, Inside, Outside, Mountains, Painting

Remi Delaplace

Inside, Outside, Mountains, 2015
51.2 x 63.8 x 1.2 inch


Sulyat Buamar, I am strong, Painting

Sulyat Buamar

I am strong, 2018
77.6 x 58.3 x 1.6 inch


Isabel Álvarez Zañartu, Bather, Painting

Isabel Álvarez Zañartu

Bather, 2016
70.9 x 51.2 inch


JonOne, Le Retour, Painting


Le Retour, 2017
57.9 x 45.3 x 1.2 inch

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Julien Calot, Le couple, Painting

Julien Calot

Le couple, 2017
78.7 x 59.1 inch

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Joanna Woyda, The Beach. Women, dinghy and a bucket, Painting

Joanna Woyda

The Beach. Women, dinghy and a bucket, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

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Frédérique Barba, Untitled 42, Painting

Frédérique Barba

Untitled 42, 2018
63.8 x 44.9 x 0.8 inch

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Nathan Chantob, Réminiscence, Painting

Nathan Chantob

Réminiscence, 2017
63.8 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch

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Rafiy Okefolahan, Sans Titre 1416, Painting

Rafiy Okefolahan

Sans Titre 1416, 2014
78.7 x 78.7 x 2 inch

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Our recommendations Rafiy Okefolahan, Le Soleil de Minuit, Painting

Rafiy Okefolahan

Le Soleil de Minuit, 2017
59.1 x 59.1 inch

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Véro Cristalli, Silver Power, Painting

Véro Cristalli

Silver Power, 2015
78 x 47.2 inch

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Sophie Derrick, Jewel - Sapphire #1, Painting

Sophie Derrick

Jewel - Sapphire #1, 2018
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

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Did Moreres, Good Morning, Painting

Did Moreres

Good Morning, 2018
39.4 x 59.1 x 7.1 inch

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