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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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Christiane Vleugels, Faith 60/100, Print

Christiane Vleugels

Faith 60/100, 2020
55.1 x 38.6 inch


Fernand Greco, Danse - Hommage à Matisse, Print

Fernand Greco

Danse - Hommage à Matisse, 2021
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch


Derek Sullivan, Illustrations for (and/or from) a book that is (and/or will be) titled "On Filling In", Print

Derek Sullivan

Illustrations for (and/or from) a book that is (and/or will be) titled "On Filling In", 2016
18.1 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch


Zou Zou, Le Paradis des Singes, Print

Zou Zou

Le Paradis des Singes, 2020
39.4 x 59.1 x 0.1 inch


Radu Comsa, Après le Disco, Print

Radu Comsa

Après le Disco, 2017
78.7 x 78.7 inch


Claude Viallat, Sans Titre, Print

Claude Viallat

Sans Titre, 2004
47.2 x 45.3 x 0.1 inch


Patrick Villas, La courtisane, Print

Patrick Villas

La courtisane, 2020
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch


Monika Nowak, Star crack, Print

Monika Nowak

Star crack, 2016
21.7 x 47.2 x 1 inch


Hom Nguyen, Old man, Print

Hom Nguyen

Old man, 2020
48 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

2,500 - $ 5,000

Our recommendations Jean Miotte, Élegie, Print

Jean Miotte

Élegie, 1992
49.6 x 34.6 inch


Bruno Mallart, A pavane dorée, ramage dansant, Print

Bruno Mallart

A pavane dorée, ramage dansant, 2018
59.1 x 29.5 inch


Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Take a Green Breath, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Take a Green Breath, 2017
47.2 x 63 inch


Regina Gimenez, Sin título 1, Print

Regina Gimenez

Sin título 1, 2018
56.3 x 40.6 inch


Lidia Masllorens, Untitled, Print

Lidia Masllorens

Untitled, 2019
57.5 x 59.1 x 0.4 inch


Our recommendations Pablo Reinoso, Cap i Cua, Print

Pablo Reinoso

Cap i Cua, 2020
19.7 x 78.7 inch


Françoise Pétrovitch, Se Coiffer, Print

Françoise Pétrovitch

Se Coiffer, 2016
47.2 x 63 x 0 inch


Pierre Muckensturm, 13R1, Print

Pierre Muckensturm

13R1, 2013
25.6 x 59.1 inch


Mimmo Rotella, Le luci della citta, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Le luci della citta, 2005
48.8 x 33.9 x 1 inch


Alain Séchas, Trottinette, Print

Alain Séchas

Trottinette, 2018
47.2 x 31.5 inch


Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes Belin, Natalia, Print

Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes Belin

Natalia, 2017
46.1 x 30.7 inch


Gérard Garouste, Anagramme, Print

Gérard Garouste

Anagramme, 2020
47.2 x 31.5 inch


Frédéric de Torcy, Toits de Paris, Print

Frédéric de Torcy

Toits de Paris, 2020
41.3 x 55.1 inch

$2,236 $2,760

Gabriel Moreno, Maria II, Print

Gabriel Moreno

Maria II, 2019
31.5 x 55.9 x 0 inch


José Roca-Sastre, Cour d'immeuble, Print

José Roca-Sastre

Cour d'immeuble, 1960
55.9 x 31.7 x 0.2 inch


Alain Mimouni, Brooklyn, Print

Alain Mimouni

Brooklyn, 2020
31.5 x 47.2 x 3.9 inch


Sandrot, Lith-Pr 1, Print


Lith-Pr 1, 2020
45.7 x 30.7 x 0.4 inch


Helen Frankenthaler, Parets, Print

Helen Frankenthaler

Parets, 1987
50.8 x 37.8 inch


Jonas Wood, Clipping, Print

Jonas Wood

Clipping, 2017
51 x 51 inch


Giuseppe Santomaso, Falling Shape, Print

Giuseppe Santomaso

Falling Shape, 1976
39.4 x 51.2 x 0 inch


Fabrice Hyber, Pépins, Print

Fabrice Hyber

Pépins, 2019
31.5 x 47.2 inch


Peter Doig, Drifter, Print

Peter Doig

Drifter, 2000
44.7 x 65.9 inch


Winshluss, Over the Rainbow, Print


Over the Rainbow, 2018
47.2 x 31.5 inch


James Rielly, French Ghosts, Print

James Rielly

French Ghosts, 2017
45.7 x 63 inch


Walter Barrientos, Hormiga Amoroso, Print

Walter Barrientos

Hormiga Amoroso, 2011
61.4 x 21.7 x 2 inch


Jan Voss, Headhunter, Print

Jan Voss

Headhunter, 1998
63 x 47.2 x 0 inch


César Henao, Horizon zero, Print

César Henao

Horizon zero, 2019
59.1 x 59.1 x 0.1 inch


Agnès Thurnauer, Biotope, Print

Agnès Thurnauer

Biotope, 2017
60 x 47 inch


Michael Taylor, In Good Company, Print

Michael Taylor

In Good Company, 2016
50.4 x 38.6 x 0.4 inch


Luciano Castelli, Revolving Litho, Print

Luciano Castelli

Revolving Litho, 2018
39.4 x 55.1 inch


Christophe Blain, Aline, Print

Christophe Blain

Aline, 2018
63 x 47.2 inch


Marie Labat, Myosotis et Cardamine, Print

Marie Labat

Myosotis et Cardamine, 2018
56.7 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch


Joseph Klibansky, Skies of Tomorrow, Print

Joseph Klibansky

Skies of Tomorrow, 2015
33.5 x 57.5 x 1.2 inch


Gerald Bruneau, Portrait of Andy Warhol, Print

Gerald Bruneau

Portrait of Andy Warhol, 1980
47.2 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch


Claire Fontaine, Untitled (Castor 1), Print

Claire Fontaine

Untitled (Castor 1), 2013
35.4 x 47.2 inch


Stefan Nikolaev, Poster postérité, Print

Stefan Nikolaev

Poster postérité, 2003
68.1 x 47.2 inch


Karl Fred Dahmen, Germat, Print

Karl Fred Dahmen

Germat, 1974
62 x 51 x 0.1 inch


Clément Dezelus, The pool, Print

Clément Dezelus

The pool, 2016
27.6 x 47.2 x 2 inch


Fernando Bryce, Portfolio INRA, Print

Fernando Bryce

Portfolio INRA, 2009
19.7 x 74.8 inch


Alan Charlton, Border, Print

Alan Charlton

Border, 2019
55.1 x 78.7 inch


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

Pedro Cabrita-Reis

Seen in the studio, 2018
49.2 x 63 inch


John Deneuve, Sans Titre (sucettes), Print

John Deneuve

Sans Titre (sucettes), 2014
47.2 x 31.5 inch


Sumit Mehndiratta, Amore, Print

Sumit Mehndiratta

Amore, 2018
48 x 48 x 1.2 inch


Marc Jesús-Vives, La carta, Print

Marc Jesús-Vives

La carta, 2000
14.4 x 47.6 inch


Dominique Gauthier, Hostinato Noir, Print

Dominique Gauthier

Hostinato Noir, 2008
59.8 x 59.8 inch


Mel Ramos, Fantomas, Print

Mel Ramos

Fantomas, 2009
47 x 31.5 inch


Diederik Van Apple, The Nightwatch, Print

Diederik Van Apple

The Nightwatch, 2019
63 x 70.9 x 1.6 inch


Piotre, Karl Lagerfeld - Piotre X Overside, Print


Karl Lagerfeld - Piotre X Overside, 2020
51.2 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Marabout, Luxury Raft N°2/9, Print


Luxury Raft N°2/9, 2017
31.5 x 47.2 inch


Our recommendations Fake, 'Super Nurse' Super Size Gold, Print


'Super Nurse' Super Size Gold, 2020
55.12 x 39.37 inch


Tom Wesselmann, Jeannie's Backyard, East Hampton, Print

Tom Wesselmann

Jeannie's Backyard, East Hampton, 1990
59 x 72 x 2 inch


OverSide, Audrey Hepburn - Inédit, Print


Audrey Hepburn - Inédit, 2020
51.2 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch


Philippe Matine, Je t'aime, Print

Philippe Matine

Je t'aime, 2015
31.5 x 59.1 x 2 inch


Our recommendations Roy Lichtenstein, Still Life with Pitcher and Flowers, Print

Roy Lichtenstein

Still Life with Pitcher and Flowers, 1974
36.7 x 51.6 inch


Sylvain Binet, Pop Renaissance, Print

Sylvain Binet

Pop Renaissance, 2019
47.2 x 33.5 x 0.2 inch


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