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Small But Strong: The Bold Statements of Small Artworks

Art Lovers | 27 November 2023

Written by Krista Worthington


Don’t let the size fool you – small artworks can pack a powerful punch. They may be pint-sized, but they hold just as much artistic value and impact as larger pieces. In fact, some may argue that the beauty of small artworks lies in their ability to capture attention and evoke emotion in a more intimate way.

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Landscape 3 by ELLEN MCKENNA | 40 x 40cm, Acrylic on stretched canvas

Small artworks also offer the opportunity for collectors to curate a unique and diverse collection. With their smaller size, they can be easily displayed together or mixed in with larger pieces for an eye-catching display. This allows collectors to showcase a range of styles and mediums, creating a dynamic and personalized collection.

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Finders Keepers by MICHELLE WILLIAMSON | 43 x 43cm, Oil on wood

And let’s not forget about the affordability factor. While larger artworks can come with a hefty price tag, small artworks offer an accessible entry point into the art world for both new and experienced collectors. This makes it easier for anyone to start their own art collection or add to an existing one without breaking the bank.

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The Magic Gate by TILLIAN | 81 x 61cm, Flow Acrylic on cradled plywood panel

In addition to being versatile, detailed, and supportive of emerging artists, small artworks also make the perfect gift. Whether it’s for a special occasion or just to show someone you care, a small artwork is a thoughtful and unique present that will be cherished forever. It shows that you have taken the time to choose something special and meaningful.

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Friendship beyond walls by ANAHITA AMOUZEGAR | 50 x 76.5cm, Acrylic on canvas

So next time you come across a small artwork, don’t overlook it or dismiss its potential. Take the time to appreciate its unique beauty and consider adding it to your collection or gifting it to a loved one. After all, good things do come in small packages – especially when it comes to art. So let’s celebrate the magic of small artworks and all that they have to offer.

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Together forever by YUI DINH VU | 27.7 x 22.7cm, Acrylic on stretched canvas

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