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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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L'Atlas, Bridge over the trouble water, Painting


Bridge over the trouble water, 2019
150 x 150 x 5 cm

$16,138 $18,339

Yrak, Immergée, Painting


Immergée, 2018
140 x 140 x 5 cm

$5,122 $5,691

Luis Martins dit L7Matrix, Floreat, Painting

Luis Martins dit L7Matrix

Floreat, 2020
140 x 180 x 3 cm

$6,488 $7,209

KiKo, MailBox Ourson, Sculpture


MailBox Ourson, 2021
131 x 35 x 23.5 cm


C215, Yoda Master, Painting


Yoda Master, 2020
158 x 143 x 5 cm

15,000 - $ 25,000

Ronald Hunter, Yellow panels original, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Yellow panels original, 2021
60 x 150 x 2 cm


Maxime Plancque, N°350, Sculpture

Maxime Plancque

N°350, 2021
147 x 21.5 x 14 cm


Gabriela Lavezzari, Nuit claire à la campagne (triptyque), Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Nuit claire à la campagne (triptyque), 2021
90 x 180 x 3 cm


Jo Di Bona, Serge, Painting

Jo Di Bona

Serge, 2021
97 x 130 x 5 cm

5,000 - $ 10,000

Keny, Success story, Painting


Success story, 2021
150 x 150 x 2 cm


Paul Snell, Bleed # 202002, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202002, 2020
180 x 115 cm


Yann Guinchan, Sans titre - TAF668758, Painting

Yann Guinchan

Sans titre - TAF668758, 2021
97 x 130 x 2 cm


Aurélie Lafourcade, Nu sur mur gratté, Painting

Aurélie Lafourcade

Nu sur mur gratté, 2020
140 x 80 cm


Hom Nguyen, Human, Print

Hom Nguyen

Human, 2020
122 x 80 x 3 cm

2,500 - $ 5,000

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

Karel Appel

From the Circus series. Flower Clown, 1978
100 x 120 x 25 cm


Raluca Vulcan, Café Odessa, Painting

Raluca Vulcan

Café Odessa, 2021
89 x 116 x 3 cm


Rosalie Ballester, Le chant de la planète rouge, Painting

Rosalie Ballester

Le chant de la planète rouge, 2021
130 x 97 cm


Helder Batista, Flowers in a vase, Painting

Helder Batista

Flowers in a vase, 2021
200 x 200 x 0.1 cm


Nikolaos Schizas, Welcome spring, Painting

Nikolaos Schizas

Welcome spring, 2021
116 x 146 cm


Ralph Resch, Porlligat, Painting

Ralph Resch

Porlligat, 2020
89 x 116 x 3 cm


Alain Mimouni, Dollar Picsou, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Dollar Picsou, 2021
60 x 130 x 3 cm

$2,618 $2,909

Angeline Fages, Clin d'oeil à Yayoi Kusama, rousse, Painting

Angeline Fages

Clin d'oeil à Yayoi Kusama, rousse, 2021
97 x 130 cm


Marie-Edmée Séguin, Il Est Temps De Rallumer Les Etoiles n°26, Painting

Marie-Edmée Séguin

Il Est Temps De Rallumer Les Etoiles n°26, 2019
73 x 150 cm


Dana Gordon, Same Time, Same Place, Painting

Dana Gordon

Same Time, Same Place, 2021
101.6 x 152.4 cm


Dumisani Karamanski, Terribly Ending Play, Painting

Dumisani Karamanski

Terribly Ending Play, 2021
150 x 180 x 3 cm


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

Sarah White Napurrurla

Janmarda Jukurrpa (Bush Onion Dreaming), 2017
122 x 61 cm


CS art, Racines, Painting

CS art

Racines, 2021
97 x 130 x 2 cm

2,500 - $ 5,000

Ghislaine Ferreira, Girafe, Painting

Ghislaine Ferreira

Girafe, 2021
162 x 97 x 2 cm

$4,553 $5,059

Philippe Pasqua, Vanité Gainée De Cuir Tatouée IV, Photography

Philippe Pasqua

Vanité Gainée De Cuir Tatouée IV, 2011
120 x 92 cm


Jean-Marc Hunt, Baron Gris, Painting

Jean-Marc Hunt

Baron Gris, 2015
120 x 95 x 2 cm


Ghazi Baker, Coffee and Doughnuts, Painting

Ghazi Baker

Coffee and Doughnuts, 2019
120 x 150 cm


Robert Sgarra, Black dollar (very rare first NFT model), Painting

Robert Sgarra

Black dollar (very rare first NFT model), 2021
85 x 200 x 3 cm


Yichao Sun, Violet, Painting

Yichao Sun

Violet, 2021
150 x 120 x 2 cm

$3,187 $3,541

Philippe Jacq, La procession des montagnes, Painting

Philippe Jacq

La procession des montagnes, 2019
180 x 150 x 5 cm


Fabien Novarino, Blue Angel, Painting

Fabien Novarino

Blue Angel, 2021
130 x 90 x 4 cm


Themanfromthefuture Urano, King totem, Painting

Themanfromthefuture Urano

King totem, 2021
116 x 89 x 2 cm


Frédérique Barba, Untitled 91, Painting

Frédérique Barba

Untitled 91, 2021
130 x 89 x 2 cm


Benoit Havard, NY Empire states, Painting

Benoit Havard

NY Empire states, 2020
120 x 120 x 2 cm


Blanche Bérat, Un bon départ, Painting

Blanche Bérat

Un bon départ, 2018
89 x 116 x 2 cm


Cope2, Pink Bubble, Painting


Pink Bubble, 2021
89 x 135 x 3 cm


Maria Esmar, E pluribus unum, Painting

Maria Esmar

E pluribus unum, 2021
140 x 180 x 5 cm


Sanuj Birla, Richie Rich Whaam, Painting

Sanuj Birla

Richie Rich Whaam, 2021
86.4 x 152.4 x 0.3 cm


Méryl B, MB 46, Painting

Méryl B

MB 46, 2021
89 x 116 x 2 cm


Georges Myral, Assemblage #14, Painting

Georges Myral

Assemblage #14, 2020
130 x 120 x 5 cm


Max Steven Grossman, Rock RG, Print

Max Steven Grossman

Rock RG, 2021
94 x 190.5 x 5.1 cm

10,000 - $ 15,000

Caroline Vis, Pure love, Painting

Caroline Vis

Pure love, 2021
150 x 170 x 2 cm


Bernhard Lang, AV_Miami_15, Photography

Bernhard Lang

AV_Miami_15, 2015
120 x 85 x 2 cm


Brice Gelot, Let's Riots, Painting

Brice Gelot

Let's Riots, 2021
120 x 90 x 4 cm


Tim Marsh, Neon, Painting

Tim Marsh

Neon, 2019
130 x 162 x 4 cm

$2,036 $2,909

Pierre Riollet, London Bridge, Painting

Pierre Riollet

London Bridge, 2018
114 x 146 x 2 cm


Stephanie Rivet, Rocheuses 421, Painting

Stephanie Rivet

Rocheuses 421, 2021
102 x 152 x 4 cm


Mihoub, Formidable, Painting


Formidable, 2021
175 x 120 x 5 cm


Paul Picka, Sunshine, Painting

Paul Picka

Sunshine, 2021
120 x 120 x 4 cm


Gaëtan de Séguin, Le collier de la Reine, Painting

Gaëtan de Séguin

Le collier de la Reine, 2020
150 x 150 x 3 cm


Antoni Tapies, Glissement, Print

Antoni Tapies

Glissement, 1981
80 x 121 cm


DB Waterman, Child in time, Painting

DB Waterman

Child in time, 2021
80 x 120 x 4.5 cm


Maxime Frairot, Photo de Famille #60, Painting

Maxime Frairot

Photo de Famille #60, 2020
40 x 120 x 2 cm


Gianfranco Meggiato, Sfera Quantica, Sculpture

Gianfranco Meggiato

Sfera Quantica, 2015
200 x 120 x 120 cm


Akiza, Loving Fish II, Painting


Loving Fish II, 2013
60 x 120 x 2 cm


Miguel Guía, Cubicando el cubismo, Painting

Miguel Guía

Cubicando el cubismo, 2019
82 x 140 x 2 cm


Marko Klomp, Desert, Painting

Marko Klomp

Desert, 2010
100 x 140 x 2 cm


Daru, MailBox Money Fight, Sculpture


MailBox Money Fight, 2021
131 x 35 x 23.5 cm


Patrick Lajoie, Tel Aviv No 525, Photography

Patrick Lajoie

Tel Aviv No 525, 2017
81.3 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm


Miri Baruch, Fearless, Painting

Miri Baruch

Fearless, 2021
100 x 140 x 3 cm


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