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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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Shaka, Infrarouge #2, Print

Shaka

Infrarouge #2, 2019
117 x 97 cm
Print

$2,239

Kamen Startchev, Spreading the moonlight, Print

Kamen Startchev

Spreading the moonlight, 2015
80 x 130 cm
Print

$1,368

Françoise Nielly, La diabolique, Print

Françoise Nielly

La diabolique, 2019
121 x 81 cm
Print

$1,984

Futura 2000, No title, Print

Futura 2000

No title, 1997
85 x 120 cm
Print

$1,866

Lidia Masllorens, Litho n°9, Print

Lidia Masllorens

Litho n°9, 2017
144 x 140 cm
Print

$6,842

Mimmo Paladino, Poeta Occidentale - Triptych No. 2, Print

Mimmo Paladino

Poeta Occidentale - Triptych No. 2, 1995
200.7 x 123.2 cm
Print

$25,000

Remi Bertoche, Single Surfer, Print

Remi Bertoche

Single Surfer, 2008
100 x 150 x 4 cm
Print

$2,364

Joa Kena, Zorro Dollars, Print

Joa Kena

Zorro Dollars, 2021
60 x 120 x 1 cm
Print

$2,488

Loredana Romano, La création du monde, Print

Loredana Romano

La création du monde, 2018
80 x 120 cm
Print

$5,971

Alain Mimouni, Brooklyn, Print

Alain Mimouni

Brooklyn, 2020
80 x 120 x 10 cm
Print

$3,608

Patrick Villas, La courtisane, Print

Patrick Villas

La courtisane, 2020
120 x 80 x 0.3 cm
Print

$4,105

Our recommendations Jean Miotte, Élegie, Print

Jean Miotte

Élegie, 1992
126 x 88 cm
Print

$1,182

Regina Gimenez, Sin título 1, Print

Regina Gimenez

Sin título 1, 2018
143 x 103 cm
Print

$2,488

Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Pump Up Mind, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Pump Up Mind, 2017
140 x 100 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,866

Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes Belin, Natalia, Print

Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes Belin

Natalia, 2017
117 x 78 cm
Print

$1,099

Monika Nowak, Star crack, Print

Monika Nowak

Star crack, 2016
55 x 120 x 2.5 cm
Print

$1,095

Piotre, Karl Lagerfeld - Piotre X Overside, Print

Piotre

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

$5,598

Aaron, Ray Charles, Print

Aaron

Ray Charles, 2018
115 x 200 x 3 cm
Print

$18,536

Françoise Pétrovitch, Le Garçon au Squelette, Print

Françoise Pétrovitch

Le Garçon au Squelette, 2016
160 x 120 cm
Print

$2,488

Our recommendations Pablo Reinoso, Cap i Cua, Print

Pablo Reinoso

Cap i Cua, 2020
50 x 200 cm
Print

$3,483

Alain Séchas, Trottinette, Print

Alain Séchas

Trottinette, 2018
120 x 80 cm
Print

$1,866

Tony Soulié, New York 03, Print

Tony Soulié

New York 03, 2007
111.8 x 157.2 cm
Print

$1,493

Bruno Boffa, Rock Me, Print

Bruno Boffa

Rock Me, 2020
125 x 100 x 2.5 cm
Print

$3,234

OverSide, Audrey Hepburn - Inédit, Print

OverSide

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

$3,234

Our recommendations Alick Tipoti, Sowlal, Print

Alick Tipoti

Sowlal, 2016
94 x 180 cm
Print

$3,981

Gérard Garouste, Anagramme, Print

Gérard Garouste

Anagramme, 2020
120 x 80 cm
Print

$1,493

Sandrot, Lith-Pr 1, Print

Sandrot

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

$722

Michael Taylor, In Good Company, Print

Michael Taylor

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

$3,110

Helen Frankenthaler, Parets, Print

Helen Frankenthaler

Parets, 1987
129 x 96 cm
Print

$13,684

Peter Doig, Drifter, Print

Peter Doig

Drifter, 2000
113.5 x 167.5 cm
Print

$18,660

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

Damien Deroubaix

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

$2,239

Jonas Wood, Clipping, Print

Jonas Wood

Clipping, 2017
129.5 x 129.5 cm
Print

$2,821

Our recommendations Jaume Plensa, Untitled, Print

Jaume Plensa

Untitled, 2020
178 x 125 cm
Print

$22,392

Frédéric de Torcy, Toits de Paris, Print

Frédéric de Torcy

Toits de Paris, 2020
105 x 140 cm
Print

$2,189 $2,737

Pierre Muckensturm, 13R5, Print

Pierre Muckensturm

13R5, 2013
65 x 150 cm
Print

$1,374

Giuseppe Santomaso, Falling Shape, Print

Giuseppe Santomaso

Falling Shape, 1976
100 x 130 x 0.1 cm
Print

$871

Gerald Bruneau, Portrait of Andy Warhol, Print

Gerald Bruneau

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

$2,986

Claire Fontaine, Untitled (Castor 1), Print

Claire Fontaine

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

$2,488

Fabrice Hyber, Pépins, Print

Fabrice Hyber

Pépins, 2019
80 x 120 cm
Print

$1,866

Walter Barrientos, Hormiga Amoroso, Print

Walter Barrientos

Hormiga Amoroso, 2011
156 x 55 x 5 cm
Print

$1,555

Christiane Vleugels, Faith 60/100, Print

Christiane Vleugels

Faith 60/100, 2020
140 x 98 cm
Print

$10,574

Jan Voss, Headhunter, Print

Jan Voss

Headhunter, 1998
160 x 120 x 0.1 cm
Print

$2,364

José Roca-Sastre, Cour d'immeuble, Print

José Roca-Sastre

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

$1,364

Winshluss, Over the Rainbow, Print

Winshluss

Over the Rainbow, 2018
120 x 80 cm
Print

$1,866

Christophe Blain, Aline, Print

Christophe Blain

Aline, 2018
160 x 120 cm
Print

$2,488

Antonio Ballester Moreno, Árbol verde, Print

Antonio Ballester Moreno

Árbol verde, 2017
140 x 100 cm
Print

$2,488

Karl Fred Dahmen, Germat, Print

Karl Fred Dahmen

Germat, 1974
157.48 x 129.54 x 0.3 cm
Print

$1,244

Stefan Nikolaev, Poster postérité, Print

Stefan Nikolaev

Poster postérité, 2003
173 x 120 cm
Print

$746

Fernando Bryce, Portfolio INRA, Print

Fernando Bryce

Portfolio INRA, 2009
50 x 190 cm
Print

$3,732

Agnès Thurnauer, Biotope, Print

Agnès Thurnauer

Biotope, 2017
152.4 x 119.5 cm
Print

$2,488

Alan Charlton, Border, Print

Alan Charlton

Border, 2019
140 x 200 cm
Print

$12,440

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

Pedro Cabrita-Reis

Seen in the studio, 2018
125 x 160 cm
Print

$14,928

Philippe  Frisée, Lille, Print

Philippe Frisée

Lille, 2017
90 x 120 x 3 cm
Print

$2,239

Marc Jesús-Vives, La carta, Print

Marc Jesús-Vives

La carta, 2000
36.5 x 121 cm
Print

$464

Poppins, Underpass, Print

Poppins

Underpass, 2020
80 x 120 x 3 cm
Print

$4,603

Luciano Castelli, Revolving Litho, Print

Luciano Castelli

Revolving Litho, 2018
100 x 140 cm
Print

$3,732

Joseph Klibansky, Skies of Tomorrow, Print

Joseph Klibansky

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

$14,679

César Henao, Horizon zero, Print

César Henao

Horizon zero, 2019
150 x 150 x 0.3 cm
Print

$5,971

Clément Dezelus, The pool, Print

Clément Dezelus

The pool, 2016
70 x 120 x 5 cm
Print

$409

Our recommendations Marie Labat, Coquelicot et Camomille, Print

Marie Labat

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

$1,057

Sumit Mehndiratta, Amore, Print

Sumit Mehndiratta

Amore, 2018
122 x 122 x 3 cm
Print

$1,244

Dominique Gauthier, Hostinato Noir, Print

Dominique Gauthier

Hostinato Noir, 2008
152 x 152 cm
Print

$3,110

Diederik Van Apple, Love is a night train, Print

Diederik Van Apple

Love is a night train, 2019
90 x 180 x 4 cm
Print

$4,914

Max Steven Grossman, Business and Tech, Print

Max Steven Grossman

Business and Tech, 2020
94 x 190.5 x 5.1 cm
Print

10,000 - $ 15,000

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