Large Scale Art is Everything

Is bigger really better? In this case, yes, size does matter

Creativity 3 min read Feb 20, 2019

This 2019, go big or go home! We’re talking about large scale art, the hottest interior design and home trend to hit Australia. No Pinterest board, Insta feed, or style blog worth its salt should go without it. Even this Kardashian is trying to keep up.

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You call that big? Not even close. Large scale art follows the tradition of monumental masters like Botticelli, Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, and Klimt. Especially popular in the 18th century, it was used to depict scenes of history on wall-sized canvases. Thus, for its sheer size and themes, this type of paintings was considered “more important” than portraiture, still life, and landscape.

Take Pollock’s “Lavender Mist”, for example. Doesn’t this feel like a warm, giant hug?

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A summoning of the spirits. The Shaman of Abstract Expressionism flings, drips, trails his paint across a vast plain of canvas. Blue, black, rose pink and white move, stamp, dance and chant. Aromatic oil permeates, heals. The handprint of his ancestors seals the ceremony. Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist) Jackson Pollock 1950 Oil, enamel and aluminium on canvas 220.9 x 299.7 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC #jacksonpollock #pollock #abstractart #abstractexpressionism #abstractexpressionist #abstractexpression #abstractexpressionistart #abstractexpressionistartist #abstractartist #abstractpainting #abstractpainter #modernart #modernartist #art #arthistory #artwork #painting #oilpainting #oiloncanvas #loveart #artlovers #artmuseum #artgallery #americanart #americanartist #lavender #lavendermist

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Large scale art is more than just a painting that happens to be oversized. By design, it is larger than life, often massive enough to fill a room. Its impact is deliberate and it is meant to overwhelm by itself, command a space, and dwarf everything else that comes near it. Now, this is more like it.

How much are large-scale paintings worth, you think? Well, big wall meets big art; of course, it’s probably expensive. But why buy it, when you can DIY it? If you’ve got the heart to take on an art project this epic, make a day of this big, bold Sydney art class this March at The Levee Art Gallery and Studios. As the painting says, all you need to do is begin.

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