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​​Large Format Print

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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Aloyzas Smilingis, Flood, Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Flood, 1993
120 x 90 x 2 cm
Print

$1,316

Sarah B., Zayana, Print

Sarah B.

Zayana, 2021
120 x 80 x 1 cm
Print

$3,111

Devin Miles, Love Karl, Print

Devin Miles

Love Karl, 2020
140 x 120 x 5 cm
Print

$10,171

Zakaria al omar, Your hands are still, Print

Zakaria al omar

Your hands are still, 2019
150 x 200 cm
Print

$1,250

Alexia Rousse, At Ease, Print

Alexia Rousse

At Ease, 2021
141 x 127 x 3.3 cm
Print

$5,226

ScanLAB Projects, Equirectangular Landscape 01, Print

ScanLAB Projects

Equirectangular Landscape 01, 2018
100 x 200 cm
Print

$13,376

Hom Nguyen, Human, Print

Hom Nguyen

Human, 2020
122 x 80 x 3 cm
Print

$3,171

Agnieszka Lech-Binczycka, Melancholy 2, Print

Agnieszka Lech-Binczycka

Melancholy 2, 2018
140 x 100 cm
Print

$897

Our recommendations Fabrice Hyber, Pépins, Print

Fabrice Hyber

Pépins, 2019
80 x 120 cm
Print

$1,795

Monika Nowak, Star crack, Print

Monika Nowak

Star crack, 2016
55 x 120 x 2.5 cm
Print

$948 $1,053

Regina Gimenez, Sin título 1, Print

Regina Gimenez

Sin título 1, 2018
143 x 103 cm
Print

$2,393

Françoise Pétrovitch, Le Garçon au Squelette, Print

Françoise Pétrovitch

Le Garçon au Squelette, 2016
160 x 120 cm
Print

$2,393

Laurent Grasso, Set of 3 signed posters, Print

Laurent Grasso

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

$598

Our recommendations Pablo Reinoso, Cap i Cua, Print

Pablo Reinoso

Cap i Cua, 2020
50 x 200 cm
Print

$3,350

Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes Belin, Natalia, Print

Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes Belin

Natalia, 2017
117 x 78 cm
Print

$1,059

Sandrot, Lith-Pr 1, Print

Sandrot

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

$694

Kamen Startchev, Purification, Print

Kamen Startchev

Purification, 2015
60 x 120 cm
Print

$1,017

James Coignard, Perturbation en O , Print

James Coignard

Perturbation en O , 2004
80 x 120 cm
Print

$2,393

Our recommendations Kenny Scharf, Three Faces of Jackie, Print

Kenny Scharf

Three Faces of Jackie, 1998
100.3 x 116.8 cm
Print

$5,500

Our recommendations Joan Mitchell, Champs (Fields); from the Carnegie Hall Centennial Fine Art portfolio, Print

Joan Mitchell

Champs (Fields); from the Carnegie Hall Centennial Fine Art portfolio, 1990
152.4 x 101.6 cm
Print

$120,000

Marc Jesús-Vives, La carta, Print

Marc Jesús-Vives

La carta, 2000
36.5 x 121 cm
Print

$446

Winshluss, Over the Rainbow, Print

Winshluss

Over the Rainbow, 2018
120 x 80 cm
Print

$1,795

Tony Soulié, New York 03, Print

Tony Soulié

New York 03, 2007
111.8 x 157.2 cm
Print

$1,436

Alain Séchas, Trottinette, Print

Alain Séchas

Trottinette, 2018
120 x 80 cm
Print

$1,795

Donald Sultan, Pomegranates II, Print

Donald Sultan

Pomegranates II, 1990
119.4 x 88.9 cm
Print

$5,500

Casey Waterman, Red Ball, From the Series “Why This Restlessness?”, Print

Casey Waterman

Red Ball, From the Series “Why This Restlessness?”, 2018
101.6 x 127 x 0.3 cm
Print

$1,200

Robert Morris, Inmate Work Project: Perpetual Construction and Dismantling of the Labyrinth from In the Realm of the Carceral, Print

Robert Morris

Inmate Work Project: Perpetual Construction and Dismantling of the Labyrinth from In the Realm of the Carceral, 1978
121.9 x 94 cm
Print

$1,500

Mothi Limbu, Bagarre, Print

Mothi Limbu

Bagarre, 2011
96 x 132 cm
Print

$957

Pawel Kwiatkowski, Pegeant I, Print

Pawel Kwiatkowski

Pegeant I, 2014
80 x 120 cm
Print

$897

José Roca-Sastre, Cour d'immeuble, Print

José Roca-Sastre

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

$1,320

Sumit Mehndiratta, Occupy, Print

Sumit Mehndiratta

Occupy, 2018
83 x 127 x 2 cm
Print

$1,077

Our recommendations Claire Fontaine, Untitled (Castor 1), Print

Claire Fontaine

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

$2,393

Peter Doig, Drifter, Print

Peter Doig

Drifter, 2000
113.5 x 167.5 cm
Print

$17,948

Agnès Thurnauer, Biotope, Print

Agnès Thurnauer

Biotope, 2017
152.4 x 119.5 cm
Print

$2,393

Jan Voss, Headhunter, Print

Jan Voss

Headhunter, 1998
160 x 120 x 0.1 cm
Print

$2,273

Jiang Tie-Feng, Four Songs of Spring (Four Artworks), Print

Jiang Tie-Feng

Four Songs of Spring (Four Artworks), 1999
119.4 x 121.9 cm
Print

$3,500

Christophe Blain, Aline, Print

Christophe Blain

Aline, 2018
160 x 120 cm
Print

$2,393

Jonas Wood, Clipping, Print

Jonas Wood

Clipping, 2017
129.5 x 129.5 cm
Print

$2,717

Antonio Ballester Moreno, Árbol verde, Print

Antonio Ballester Moreno

Árbol verde, 2017
140 x 100 cm
Print

$2,393

Stan Manoukian, The King, Print

Stan Manoukian

The King, 2019
132 x 72 cm
Print

$1,556

Stefan Nikolaev, Poster postérité, Print

Stefan Nikolaev

Poster postérité, 2003
173 x 120 cm
Print

$718

Horst P. Horst, Untitled #21, Print

Horst P. Horst

Untitled #21, 1966
140 x 140 x 0.3 cm
Print

$21,000

Éric Lambé, 19m2 - triptyque, Print

Éric Lambé

19m2 - triptyque, 2017
45.3 x 123 cm
Print

$838

Our recommendations Marie Labat, Coquelicot et Camomille, Print

Marie Labat

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

$1,017

Andres Ferrandis, Los Paises Frios 1, Print

Andres Ferrandis

Los Paises Frios 1, 2018
121.9 x 121.9 cm
Print

$5,000

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

Pascal Rabaté

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

$957

Max Bill, Combillation, Print

Max Bill

Combillation, 1970
59.7 x 119.4 x 3.2 cm
Print

$6,500

RCR Arquitectes, Without title 2, Print

RCR Arquitectes

Without title 2, 2018
120.5 x 80.5 cm
Print

$4,188

Jordi Alcaraz, Parlar sol (II), Print

Jordi Alcaraz

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

$7,179

John Deneuve, Sans Titre (sucettes), Print

John Deneuve

Sans Titre (sucettes), 2014
120 x 80 cm
Print

$479

Luciano Castelli, Revolving Litho, Print

Luciano Castelli

Revolving Litho, 2018
100 x 140 cm
Print

$3,590

Arnaldo Pomodoro, Untitled, Print

Arnaldo Pomodoro

Untitled, 1970
157.5 x 49.5 cm
Print

$8,000

Fernando Bryce, Portfolio INRA, Print

Fernando Bryce

Portfolio INRA, 2009
50 x 190 cm
Print

$3,590

Christiane Vleugels, Faith 60/100, Print

Christiane Vleugels

Faith 60/100, 2020
140 x 98 cm
Print

$10,171

Massimo Agostinelli, Lonely Tylenol, Print

Massimo Agostinelli

Lonely Tylenol, 2014
125.1 x 160 cm
Print

$24,000

Alan Charlton, Border, Print

Alan Charlton

Border, 2019
140 x 200 cm
Print

$11,965

Bruno Boffa, Rock Me, Print

Bruno Boffa

Rock Me, 2020
125 x 100 x 2.5 cm
Print

$2,800 $3,111

O Gringo, Queen, Print

O Gringo

Queen, 2020
125 x 95 x 1 cm
Print

$4,667

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

Pedro Cabrita-Reis

Seen in the studio, 2018
125 x 160 cm
Print

$14,359

Philippe Pasqua, Vanité aux papillons rouges, Print

Philippe Pasqua

Vanité aux papillons rouges, 2016
200 x 150 x 8 cm
Print

$21,538

Joseph Klibansky, Skies of Tomorrow, Print

Joseph Klibansky

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

$14,119

Michel Tabanou, Abstract Landscape, Print

Michel Tabanou

Abstract Landscape, 2019
85 x 120 x 0.1 cm
Print

$455

Pei-Ming Yan, Mao, Print

Pei-Ming Yan

Mao, 2012
120 x 80 x 1 cm
Print

$5,384

Boom Art, The Disneyland Memorial Orgy / Wally Wood 1967 / 6 Skateboards, Print

Boom Art

The Disneyland Memorial Orgy / Wally Wood 1967 / 6 Skateboards, 2018
85 x 140 x 1 cm
Print

$823

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