If less equals more, but bigger is better, then what size is the best? These are all good questions to ask, but if we look at the numbers we can see there are some pieces of art that trump others, even if we just look at size. Today, we’re going to look at some of the world’s biggest and smallest pieces of art.
Swedish artist, David Aberg, tackled what would later become the world’s largest painting. Painted inside an aircraft hanger in Angelholm, the artist used over 100 tons of paint for the 86,000 square feet painting. The work, titled “Mother Earth”, took the artist around 2 and a half years to complete. It is still considered the world’s biggest painting. Imagine fitting that into a gallery!
Now that we’ve heard about the biggest piece of art in the world, let’s get into something a little bit different: the tiniest! A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently created a work of art that is literally microscopic. In fact, it’s half the width of a human hair. The work dubbed the “Mini Lisa”, is made using a tiny heated cantilever to initiate nanoscale chemical reactions on a substrate surface. They then go pixel by pixel to create this amazing 30-micron wide picture. How’s that for careful work?
Whether big or small, Zatista has the art for you. If you want something small enough to fit into a tiny nook, or something big enough to cover an entire wall, we can proudly offer the best original artwork work for you.
On our website, try using the sort by size tool in order to refine your options. Zatista has countless pieces of original art from all around the world, and little sorting can go a long way when trying to find the perfect work.