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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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Daru, New Stars, Painting


New Stars, 2021
48.8 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


Fat, Snoop Map Paris, Painting


Snoop Map Paris, 2021
37 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Gabriela Lavezzari, El gran vacio, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

El gran vacio, 2021
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch


Ronald Hunter, Sea View Landscape, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Sea View Landscape, 2021
23.6 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch


Keny, Success story, Painting


Success story, 2021
59.1 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch


Yann Guinchan, Sans titre - TAF668758, Painting

Yann Guinchan

Sans titre - TAF668758, 2021
38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch


Bruno Roudil, MA, Painting

Bruno Roudil

MA, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 inch


Rosalie Ballester, Le chant de la planète rouge, Painting

Rosalie Ballester

Le chant de la planète rouge, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 inch


Helder Batista, Flowers in a vase, Painting

Helder Batista

Flowers in a vase, 2021
78.7 x 78.7 x 0 inch


Gabriel Moreno, Candy Queen, Fine Art Drawings

Gabriel Moreno

Candy Queen, 2021
51.2 x 78.7 x 2.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Mr Cenz, Star Chaser, Painting

Mr Cenz

Star Chaser, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Paul Snell, Bleed # 202002, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202002, 2020
70.9 x 45.3 inch


Raluca Vulcan, Le Mont Saint-Michel, Painting

Raluca Vulcan

Le Mont Saint-Michel, 2021
35 x 45.7 x 0.8 inch


Paul Jenkins, Phenomena East Prevailing, Painting

Paul Jenkins

Phenomena East Prevailing, 1967
55 x 72 x 1.2 inch

$122,811 $163,749

Mr. Brainwash, Ali American Hero, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Ali American Hero, 2019
55 x 43 inch


Alain Mimouni, Dollar Picsou, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Dollar Picsou, 2021
23.6 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch


Karel Appel, From the Circus series. Flower Clown, Sculpture

Karel Appel

From the Circus series. Flower Clown, 1978
39.4 x 47.2 x 9.8 inch


Yichao Sun, Forêt mystérieux, Painting

Yichao Sun

Forêt mystérieux, 2021
59.1 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Gina Werfel, Windswept, Painting

Gina Werfel

Windswept, 2021
50 x 38 inch


Jean-Marc Hunt, Canari, Painting

Jean-Marc Hunt

Canari, 2021
78.7 x 59.4 x 1.6 inch


Sarah White Napurrurla, Janmarda Jukurrpa (Bush Onion Dreaming), Painting

Sarah White Napurrurla

Janmarda Jukurrpa (Bush Onion Dreaming), 2017
48 x 24 inch


CS art, Racines, Painting

CS art

Racines, 2021
38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch

2,500 - $ 5,000

Frédérique Barba, Untitled 91, Painting

Frédérique Barba

Untitled 91, 2021
51.2 x 35 x 0.8 inch


Ludovic Isidore, Santo, Painting

Ludovic Isidore

Santo, 2020
74.8 x 43.3 inch


Vitaliy Lishko, Abstract painting / Painting Original / Handmade / Abstract expressionism, Painting

Vitaliy Lishko

Abstract painting / Painting Original / Handmade / Abstract expressionism, 2021
78.7 x 78.7 x 0.8 inch

$5,210 $7,443

Ottograph, Skyscraper, Painting


Skyscraper, 2021
33.5 x 59.1 x 0.1 inch


Philippe Pasqua, Vanité Gainée De Cuir Tatouée IV, Photography

Philippe Pasqua

Vanité Gainée De Cuir Tatouée IV, 2011
47.2 x 36.2 inch


Ghazi Baker, Coffee and Doughnuts, Painting

Ghazi Baker

Coffee and Doughnuts, 2019
47.2 x 59.1 inch


Benoit Havard, NY Empire states, Painting

Benoit Havard

NY Empire states, 2020
47.2 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Philippe Jacq, La procession des montagnes, Painting

Philippe Jacq

La procession des montagnes, 2019
70.9 x 59.1 x 2 inch


Dumisani Karamanski, Terribly Ending Play, Painting

Dumisani Karamanski

Terribly Ending Play, 2021
59.1 x 70.9 x 1.2 inch


Georges Myral, Construction géométrique #01, Painting

Georges Myral

Construction géométrique #01, 2020
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch


Muriel Deumie, Silence ca tourne, Painting

Muriel Deumie

Silence ca tourne, 2021
38 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch

$1,241 $1,551

Tic, Soldier, Painting


Soldier, 2021
63 x 43.3 x 0 inch


Stephanie Rivet, Atmosphérique, Painting

Stephanie Rivet

Atmosphérique, 2021
29.9 x 59.8 x 1.6 inch


Saverio Filioli Uranio, New horizons, Painting

Saverio Filioli Uranio

New horizons, 2021
39.4 x 78.7 x 0.6 inch


Keymi, Dorothy, Painting


Dorothy, 2018
58.1 x 42.7 x 2 inch


Bernhard Lang, Coal_mines_east_001, Photography

Bernhard Lang

Coal_mines_east_001, 2020
35.4 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Anna Sidi Yacoub, Reflections in silver, Sculpture

Anna Sidi Yacoub

Reflections in silver, 2021
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Joëlle Kem Lika, La grande vague, Painting

Joëlle Kem Lika

La grande vague, 2017
43.3 x 78.7 x 0.8 inch


Brice Gelot, Send love and molotov, Painting

Brice Gelot

Send love and molotov, 2021
47.2 x 70.9 x 1.6 inch


Méryl B, MB 46, Painting

Méryl B

MB 46, 2021
35 x 45.7 x 0.8 inch


Linda Bachammar Clerget, Grotte Interstellaire, Painting

Linda Bachammar Clerget

Grotte Interstellaire, 2021
61 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch


Max Steven Grossman, Rock RG, Print

Max Steven Grossman

Rock RG, 2021
37 x 75 x 2 inch

10,000 - $ 15,000

Pierre Riollet, London Bridge, Painting

Pierre Riollet

London Bridge, 2018
44.9 x 57.5 x 0.8 inch


Joyce Fournier, Freedom, Painting

Joyce Fournier

Freedom, 2021
48 x 36 x 1.5 inch

$2,040 $2,400

Brian Bartlett, Red Antigua, Painting

Brian Bartlett

Red Antigua, 2021
35.8 x 48 x 1.6 inch


Robin Obitz (Panar), Temps de merde, Painting

Robin Obitz (Panar)

Temps de merde, 2021
63.8 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch


Gianfranco Meggiato, Sfera Quantica, Sculpture

Gianfranco Meggiato

Sfera Quantica, 2015
78.7 x 47.2 x 47.2 inch


Serge Hamad, Temporal Perception #125, Photography

Serge Hamad

Temporal Perception #125, 2019
45 x 60 inch


Alphée, 3 lunes, Painting


3 lunes, 2021
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch

$2,320 $2,729

Gilbert Pauli, Relief n°2, Painting

Gilbert Pauli

Relief n°2, 2007
51.2 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch


Emmanuelle Vroelant, Underground Railway, Painting

Emmanuelle Vroelant

Underground Railway, 2021
45.7 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch


Dimitri Jelezky, Abstraction with objects 264, Painting

Dimitri Jelezky

Abstraction with objects 264, 2021
51.2 x 39.4 x 0 inch


Daru, MailBox Money Fight, Sculpture


MailBox Money Fight, 2021
51.6 x 13.8 x 9.3 inch


Marko Klomp, Desert, Painting

Marko Klomp

Desert, 2010
39.4 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch


Mark Kostabi, Reconstruction, Painting

Mark Kostabi

Reconstruction, 1989
72 x 48 x 2 inch


Kef!, From Deep Inside, Painting


From Deep Inside, 2019
71 x 55 x 1.5 inch


Paul Akiiki, Standing together, Painting

Paul Akiiki

Standing together, 2020
26 x 64 x 0.8 inch


Véronique Boisvert (Vé Boisvert), Blooming For Freedom, Painting

Véronique Boisvert (Vé Boisvert)

Blooming For Freedom, 2021
40.2 x 59.8 x 1.6 inch


DB Waterman, Child in time, Painting

DB Waterman

Child in time, 2021
31.5 x 47.2 x 1.8 inch


Tatiana Nega, It's not forever, Painting

Tatiana Nega

It's not forever, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 inch

$1,898 $2,109

Alejandra Caballero, Ropa limpia, Painting

Alejandra Caballero

Ropa limpia, 2021
47.2 x 35.4 inch


Gauthier Bruel, Le pays des sources 18, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Le pays des sources 18, 2020
35.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


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