Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Go Big

Throughout history, the leaders of nations and armies have invested in large-scale sculptures or monumental buildings as a way of demonstrating their power, strength or riches. black and white large art

Extra large art has the power to amaze and inspire. Big has been seen as equal to mighty. Statues and sculptures in Ancient Greece and Rome were made larger than life to represent mythical beings, heroes or Gods.

Large art has been popular more recently as well. During the late 1950’s big art made a big come-back during the Pop Art era. One thing that hasn’t changed since antiquity is the power of large scale art.

Is bigger really better?

When it comes to Art in your home there are no wrong answers. Style is subjective and beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Having said that big can be both impressive and oppressive so choosing the right piece for the right place is one of the tricks to going big with art.

The right place for big art

  • Large wall art is a surprisingly great way to optimize small spaces. By focusing on a few large elements, you leave the space looking more open and less cluttered. large black and orange art
  • Look for a wall space that’s big enough to support the art. That may mean taking down existing art or reorganizing bookshelves and furniture. Great spaces include walls in the living room or bedroom, space above a minimal mantel or areas between windows. You can also try accent walls or spaces in entrance ways and stairwells.
  • Large wall art doesn’t have to be one painting in one frame, either. Large pieces can be spread across a few canvases. This can be good style if you are trying to cover a massive wall.
  • Three-dimensional art is another way of expressing creativity in a room, pieces of any variety that stick out from the wall. The texture adds visual interest and helps the art to become a focal point, which is often the objective of large wall art.

Getting involved and doing things properly

Whatever it is you are trying to achieve asking the artist is one of the best ways to make sure it happens.large painting in hallway  To me, selling art is not just a business transaction –  it is a journey and a relationship with the client.  The purpose of the process is to get to the core of their vision and make it a reality.

I always do a site visit first and this is often the most important step in the process and visiting you in your home pays massive dividends. Visiting your space means I am able to talk you through how large we can go with the art and the likely impact it will have on the space.

I will be able to see how the light enters the home and how it changes throughout the day, we can talk about your interior decor and furnishings and make everything fit together perfectly for you.

This is my profession and I am good at it. I will be honest and upfront. Perhaps I should be an architect or interior designer? Another time maybe!

If you want to go big, but are a bit nervous or have some reservations then get in touch.  If you’ve got a space that will work with some supersize art, I’ll tell you. If you haven’t, I’ll tell you that too.

Honesty makes for a better world and your art will reflect that.

2 replies
  1. Anastasia says:

    Great inspiration! Thanks for this article.
    I also like to paint big, but it’s always a question how to organise a transport.
    What would you advise?
    To transport large canvas not stretched? Rolled?
    Do you have an experience, if it’s better?
    Many Thanks!

    Best wishes

  2. Steve says:

    Thanks Ed, as always you have something fresh to say..
    Working on my largest commission at present 72” x 30” with a totally different approach to my current process..


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