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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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Ronald Hunter, Original Yellow Panels XL, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Original Yellow Panels XL, 2021
90 x 180 x 2 cm


Fred Boutet, Midtown, Painting

Fred Boutet

Midtown, 2021
81 x 130 x 2.5 cm


Adrien Faveau, Park avenue, Painting

Adrien Faveau

Park avenue, 2021
120 x 120 x 3 cm


Brian Bartlett, Blue Yonder, Painting

Brian Bartlett

Blue Yonder, 2021
90 x 120 x 4 cm


Francine Van Hove, Petit-déjeuner aux clémentines, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Petit-déjeuner aux clémentines, 2020
73 x 116 cm


Céline Weber, Amazonite, Painting

Céline Weber

Amazonite, 2021
120 x 120 x 2 cm


Monika Rossa, Abstraction 1, Painting

Monika Rossa

Abstraction 1, 2021
150 x 114 cm


Richard Gower, So! Passing ships, the graffiti wall, Painting

Richard Gower

So! Passing ships, the graffiti wall, 2021
120 x 90 x 2 cm


Poonam Choudhary, Conquer the bad with the good, Painting

Poonam Choudhary

Conquer the bad with the good, 2021
61 x 121.9 x 5.1 cm


Aloyzas Smilingis, Flood, Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Flood, 1993
120 x 90 x 2 cm


Christine Barth Mroz, Urban graffitis, Painting

Christine Barth Mroz

Urban graffitis, 2021
120 x 80 cm


Alec Franco, Opra, Painting

Alec Franco

Opra, 2021
150 x 100 x 0.3 cm


Thierry Zdzieblo, ZDZ1131, Painting

Thierry Zdzieblo

ZDZ1131, 2021
70 x 160 x 2 cm


Ann Masseaut-Franchet, Océanne - série enfance, Painting

Ann Masseaut-Franchet

Océanne - série enfance, 2019
120 x 60 x 2 cm


Anne Eliayan et Christian Pic, Une île #2 "le pont" n°21/30, Photography

Anne Eliayan et Christian Pic

Une île #2 "le pont" n°21/30, 2021
80 x 120 x 1 cm


Clément Verdière, Vie, Painting

Clément Verdière

Vie, 2021
140 x 100 x 4 cm


JP Vergnaud, Sans titre 5, Painting

JP Vergnaud

Sans titre 5, 2021
130 x 97 x 2 cm


Klaudia Lata, Untitled, Painting

Klaudia Lata

Untitled, 2021
150 x 200 cm


Ralph Resch, Grand prix, Painting

Ralph Resch

Grand prix, 2021
116 x 89 x 3 cm


Antoine De Tyssandier, Ukiyo, Painting

Antoine De Tyssandier

Ukiyo, 2020
130 x 97 x 2 cm


Diederik Van Apple, Porsche express, Print

Diederik Van Apple

Porsche express, 2020
100 x 150 x 4 cm


Nat Stresser, Préciosa, Painting

Nat Stresser

Préciosa, 2021
116 x 178 cm


Cécile Boceno, Toute une histoire, Painting

Cécile Boceno

Toute une histoire, 2021
120 x 150 x 3 cm


Alea Pinar Du Pre, Bunny Girl, Painting

Alea Pinar Du Pre

Bunny Girl, 2021
155 x 100 x 5 cm


Charlotte Pivard, Salins Guerande, Painting

Charlotte Pivard

Salins Guerande, 2021
120 x 40 x 4 cm


Eric Doisy, Bandana, Painting

Eric Doisy

Bandana, 2021
116 x 81 x 2 cm


Claude Viallat, Sans titre, Print

Claude Viallat

Sans titre, 2004
121 x 115 x 0.2 cm


Muriel Deumie, Art de rue, Painting

Muriel Deumie

Art de rue, 2021
130 x 97 x 2 cm

$1,777 $1,974

Zott, Kate Oddity, Painting


Kate Oddity, 2021
145 x 89 x 3 cm


Speedy Graphito, Fat Fun Art, Painting

Speedy Graphito

Fat Fun Art, 2019
118 x 78 x 0.3 cm


Monika Nowak, Who's That Guy, Photography

Monika Nowak

Who's That Guy, 2015
140 x 70 x 2 cm


Betty Acquah, Beauty in Unity, Painting

Betty Acquah

Beauty in Unity, 2016
101.6 x 152.4 x 5.1 cm


Gaëtan de Séguin, Together, Painting

Gaëtan de Séguin

Together, 2021
162 x 130 x 3 cm


Marc Thivierge, Traces, Painting

Marc Thivierge

Traces, 2021
163 x 31.5 x 2.5 cm


Miri Baruch, Hidden, Painting

Miri Baruch

Hidden, 2020
90 x 120 x 3 cm


Ron Halfant, Floral77 I, II, III, Painting

Ron Halfant

Floral77 I, II, III, 2021
50.8 x 121.9 x 1.5 cm


Ron Halfant, Floral Garden I,II, Painting

Ron Halfant

Floral Garden I,II, 2021
101.6 x 152.4 x 1.5 cm

$1,700 $1,888

Alexandra Battezzati, Plage magique, Painting

Alexandra Battezzati

Plage magique, 2020
150 x 150 x 3 cm


Elena Bulatova, Grey circles, Painting

Elena Bulatova

Grey circles, 2021
121.9 x 121.9 x 5.1 cm


Bastien Ducourtioux, Space memory, Painting

Bastien Ducourtioux

Space memory, 2019
124 x 68 x 2 cm


Manuela Karin Knaut, Bloom, Painting

Manuela Karin Knaut

Bloom, 2021
120 x 100 x 4 cm


Marc Duran, L'aventure intérieure, Painting

Marc Duran

L'aventure intérieure, 2017
89 x 116 cm


Maria Esmar, Above and beyond, Painting

Maria Esmar

Above and beyond, 2021
100 x 200 x 4 cm


Felipe Pantone, Plannar Direction #10, Painting

Felipe Pantone

Plannar Direction #10, 2017
180 x 162 cm


Nemanja Nikolic, To the End of the Earth, Painting

Nemanja Nikolic

To the End of the Earth, 2021
121.9 x 91.4 x 2 cm


Franck Guedj, Mouvement 3.5, Photography

Franck Guedj

Mouvement 3.5, 2019
55 x 150 x 1 cm


Irina Samobrod, Art Shopping, Painting

Irina Samobrod

Art Shopping, 2009
120 x 120 cm


Hanna MacNaughtan, Grateful for you, Painting

Hanna MacNaughtan

Grateful for you, 2021
76 x 152 x 4 cm


Roger König, Blue elegance, Painting

Roger König

Blue elegance, 2021
140 x 80 x 3 cm


Kristin Hart, Desert Shadows - Pink, Photography

Kristin Hart

Desert Shadows - Pink, 2019
121.9 x 81.3 x 2.5 cm


Christine Drummond, Nighttime Favela, Painting

Christine Drummond

Nighttime Favela, 2014
76.2 x 121.9 x 5.1 cm


Elia Pagliarino, Photo de famille, Painting

Elia Pagliarino

Photo de famille, 2020
125 x 95 x 2 cm


Kean TVC, Les yeux dans le bleu, Painting

Kean TVC

Les yeux dans le bleu, 2021
140 x 140 x 6 cm


Damienne Valentin, Amzerzo, Painting

Damienne Valentin

Amzerzo, 2015
97 x 130 x 3.5 cm


Caroline Vis, In my head, Sculpture

Caroline Vis

In my head, 2021
153 x 60 x 75 cm


LN Le Cheviller, Couleurs 35, Painting

LN Le Cheviller

Couleurs 35, 2020
123 x 90 x 4 cm


Devin Miles, Love Karl, Print

Devin Miles

Love Karl, 2020
140 x 120 x 5 cm


Yoann Bonneville (YBA), Solaire, Painting

Yoann Bonneville (YBA)

Solaire, 2021
120 x 120 x 5 cm


Sung Lee (Australia), Nature Series - Unnamed, Painting

Sung Lee (Australia)

Nature Series - Unnamed, 2021
122 x 91 x 4 cm


Our recommendations Chika Idu, Connected, Painting

Chika Idu

Connected, 2017
137.2 x 119.4 x 5.1 cm


Marta Grassi, Chloé, Painting

Marta Grassi

Chloé, 2021
146 x 89 x 0.2 cm


Raminta Blazeviciute, Reflections, Painting

Raminta Blazeviciute

Reflections, 2018
130 x 100 x 2 cm


Al Sticking, 1111, Painting

Al Sticking

1111, 2020
131 x 80 x 2 cm


Anastasia Gklava, Shimmer, Painting

Anastasia Gklava

Shimmer, 2021
100 x 150 x 5 cm


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