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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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André Laurenti, Terra di Siena, Painting

André Laurenti

Terra di Siena, 2017
57.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$9,548

Fred Boutet, Midtown, Painting

Fred Boutet

Midtown, 2021
31.9 x 51.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,194

Jéko, Le chemin est long, Painting

Jéko

Le chemin est long, 2019
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,626

William David, Scarletta, Sculpture

William David

Scarletta, 2021
50.8 x 20.9 x 16.9 inch
Sculpture

$5,968

Peter de Boer, Secret surfspot, Painting

Peter de Boer

Secret surfspot, 2021
63 x 70.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,493

Mara Toledo, Paix totale, Painting

Mara Toledo

Paix totale, 2021
39.4 x 63 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,013

L'Atlas, Deep Tuesday, Painting

L'Atlas

Deep Tuesday, 2019
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$8,951

Dezache, Fina, Painting

Dezache

Fina, 2018
57.1 x 37.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$4,177

Shelby, L'envol des Papillons (Banksy Tribute), Painting

Shelby

L'envol des Papillons (Banksy Tribute), 2021
35 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,342

Léa Ezekielle, Flex out, Painting

Léa Ezekielle

Flex out, 2021
53.1 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$824

Monika Rossa, Abstraction 1, Painting

Monika Rossa

Abstraction 1, 2021
59.1 x 44.9 inch
Painting

$2,387

Cumbone, Mantraffiti, Painting

Cumbone

Mantraffiti, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,655

Yrak, Dimension III, Painting

Yrak

Dimension III, 2020
74.8 x 51.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$7,161

Eloïse Desnot-Marsan, Sans titre, Painting

Eloïse Desnot-Marsan

Sans titre, 2021
72.8 x 51.2 inch
Painting

$2,387

Maria De Campos, Amy, Painting

Maria De Campos

Amy, 2021
57.1 x 44.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$7,519

OverSide, Basquiat, Painting

OverSide

Basquiat, 2021
51.2 x 51.2 x 1.1 inch
Painting

$3,461

Gor Avetisyan, A Perception of Passion I, Painting

Gor Avetisyan

A Perception of Passion I, 2021
53.1 x 28.3 inch
Painting

$2,017

Poonam Choudhary, Conquer the bad with the good, Painting

Poonam Choudhary

Conquer the bad with the good, 2021
24 x 48 x 2 inch
Painting

$680

Aloyzas Smilingis, Flood, Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Flood, 1993
47.2 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,313

Sergiusz Powalka, Great polish pond 3, Painting

Sergiusz Powalka

Great polish pond 3, 2021
19.7 x 70.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,506

Klaudia Lata, Untitled, Painting

Klaudia Lata

Untitled, 2021
59.1 x 78.7 inch
Painting

$3,461

Radina Stoimenova, #1, from the series 'The memory of objects remains in safe spaces', Painting

Radina Stoimenova

#1, from the series 'The memory of objects remains in safe spaces', 2021
51.2 x 24.8 x 0 inch
Painting

$1,003

Alec Franco, Opra, Painting

Alec Franco

Opra, 2021
59.1 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$1,700

MesecOlja, Blue India, Painting

MesecOlja

Blue India, 2020
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$1,910

Marie Baldovini, Duel, Painting

Marie Baldovini

Duel, 2021
19.7 x 59.1 x 3 inch
Painting

$1,384

JP Vergnaud, Sans titre 5, Painting

JP Vergnaud

Sans titre 5, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,420

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
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,731

Juan Lamarca, Lamerick Neck, Photography

Juan Lamarca

Lamerick Neck, 2015
64 x 49 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$7,500

Ann Masseaut-Franchet, Océanne - série enfance, Painting

Ann Masseaut-Franchet

Océanne - série enfance, 2019
47.2 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,420

Sarah B., Zayana, Print

Sarah B.

Zayana, 2021
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Print

$3,103

Clément Verdière, Vie, Painting

Clément Verdière

Vie, 2021
55.1 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$5,252

Grégory Watin, Flower, Painting

Grégory Watin

Flower, 2021
70.9 x 11 x 3.9 inch
Painting

$4,655

Alain Bachet, L'arbre qui n'existe pas, Photography

Alain Bachet

L'arbre qui n'existe pas, 2004
57.1 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$4,774

Gaëtan de Séguin, J+ Ensemble, c'est tout, Painting

Gaëtan de Séguin

J+ Ensemble, c'est tout, 2021
43.7 x 63.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$6,300

Frédérique Barba, Untitled 73, Painting

Frédérique Barba

Untitled 73, 2019
57.5 x 44.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,850

Cécile Boceno, Toute une histoire, Painting

Cécile Boceno

Toute une histoire, 2021
47.2 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,774

Clem$, Rabbi Colors, Painting

Clem$

Rabbi Colors, 2020
51.2 x 66.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$10,742

Speedy Graphito, Money 2, Fine Art Drawings

Speedy Graphito

Money 2, 2021
46.5 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$9,071

Charlotte Pivard, Salins Guerande, Painting

Charlotte Pivard

Salins Guerande, 2021
47.2 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$835

Julien Raynaud, Abstract #21, Painting

Julien Raynaud

Abstract #21, 2010
47.2 x 23.6 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,148

Speedy Graphito, Fat Fun Art, Painting

Speedy Graphito

Fat Fun Art, 2019
46.5 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$9,071

Nemanja Nikolic, Worth Fighting For, Painting

Nemanja Nikolic

Worth Fighting For, 2021
48 x 36 x 0.78 inch
Painting

$1,958

Dima Filatov, Hello Kitty!, Painting

Dima Filatov

Hello Kitty!, 2021
27.6 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,432

Muriel Deumie, Art de rue, Painting

Muriel Deumie

Art de rue, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,969

Liliane Danino, Paysage, Painting

Liliane Danino

Paysage, 2018
39.4 x 57.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,790

Monika Nowak, Who's That Guy, Photography

Monika Nowak

Who's That Guy, 2015
55.1 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,327

David Gerstein, Lips Liner, Sculpture

David Gerstein

Lips Liner, 2007
30.3 x 47.2 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

5,000 - $ 10,000

Mario Henrique, Nebula No. 1, Series II, Painting

Mario Henrique

Nebula No. 1, Series II, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$6,500

Eric Doisy, Bandana, Painting

Eric Doisy

Bandana, 2021
45.7 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,671

Yichao Sun, Labyrinthe, Painting

Yichao Sun

Labyrinthe, 2021
59.1 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,729

Tiny de Bruin, The sea has many colors, Painting

Tiny de Bruin

The sea has many colors, 2021
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,134

Miri Baruch, Desert's shadows, Painting

Miri Baruch

Desert's shadows, 2021
39.4 x 55.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,089

Bernhard Lang, AV_Tulip_Fields_006, Photography

Bernhard Lang

AV_Tulip_Fields_006, 2016
47.2 x 37 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$2,089

Arthur Hent, Linea 21.08, Painting

Arthur Hent

Linea 21.08, 2021
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,337

Chloé Kelly Miller, Le but, c’est de le dépasser, Painting

Chloé Kelly Miller

Le but, c’est de le dépasser, 2020
47.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,387

Betty Acquah, Beauty in Unity, Painting

Betty Acquah

Beauty in Unity, 2016
40 x 60 x 2 inch
Painting

$7,500

Marc Thivierge, Traces, Painting

Marc Thivierge

Traces, 2021
64.2 x 12.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,500

Florence Dussuyer, Le chant du loup, Painting

Florence Dussuyer

Le chant du loup, 2019
51.2 x 76.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$11,339

Prisme, Bliblis, Painting

Prisme

Bliblis, 2020
45.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,432

Monsengo Shula, Van Gogh Noir, Painting

Monsengo Shula

Van Gogh Noir, 2018
48 x 39.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$7,758

Caroline Vis, XXL Art "Arise", Painting

Caroline Vis

XXL Art "Arise", 2021
78.7 x 78.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$17,306

Elena Bulatova, Grey circles, Painting

Elena Bulatova

Grey circles, 2021
48 x 48 x 2 inch
Painting

$6,500

Virut Panchabuse, Cosmonaut, Painting

Virut Panchabuse

Cosmonaut, 2021
63 x 55.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$11,935

Damola Ayegbayo, Enìyàn (Human) 3, Painting

Damola Ayegbayo

Enìyàn (Human) 3, 2021
48 x 36 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,000

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