December 4, 2012 | Posted by | No Comments

Big Art

Just as advances are being made on an infinitesimally small scale, so too are people pushing the boundaries when it comes to art on a grand scale. Swedish artist David Aberg spent two and a half years and 100 tons of paint to complete his work, “Mother Earth.” He painted the 86,000-square-foot creation by himself inside an aircraft hangar in Angelholm, Sweden.

This undated aerial file photo shows a painting in Angelholm, Sweden, that has been verified by Guinness World Records to be the world's largest painting done by a lone artist, more than twice as big as the previous record holder. David Aberg painted the image, which covers some 8,000 square meters (86,000 square feet). Photo: David Aberg / AP

Artists sometimes work together to create a work of art, as in the case of the 1200 Pakistani students who painted the 42,000 square foot flag of Pakistan

Students work on the world’s largest painting at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore —Dawn Photo

Run out of paint? What about coffee beans? In June 2012, after more than 10 days of work, a 30-metre creation of a woman’s face was unveiled in Moscow’s Gorky Park.

Assistants of an artist stick coffee beans as they complete their creation after more than ten days of work at the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow. The artwork that occupies an area of about 30 square metres, has been considered the biggest picture in history made of coffee beans. Reuters photo/Maxim Shemetov

An assistant of an artist sticks coffee beans while completing the creation after more than ten days of work at the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow. Reuters photo/Maxim Shemetov

For your own environment, scale can often be a determining factor as to which piece of art you chose. Zatista has a great variety of diverse large -scale works.

Summer Cornfields by Simon Fairless on Zatista.com

Don’t forget that you can also get specific works commissioned and many artists will agree to paint larger or smaller sizes of a chosen piece of art.

Grove by Pavel Kasparek on Zatista.com

Next time you are looking for a painting, consider scale. Put the world in perspective.

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