misnomer

The notion that big means good in art is but a misnomer. Even when it is more difficult to handle bigger canvases, that does not mean that size alone overwhelms every other factor from color to form to skill to texture etc crucial to what is termed as ‘good art’ worthy to collect. I would urge every artist to understand how to balance canvas size with the subject matter and subject matter relative to the empty spaces. Certain subjects looks better on smaller canvases than on larger ones and certain subjects looks better on print and paper than on canvasses. Because of this many a work became mediocre because certain subjects are either overblown or it went obscure. That is what is termed as proportion. As an extreme example, no one would be fascinated with the imperial faberge eggs if it was made bigger just like the Eiffel Tower would remain obscure if it is one size smaller.

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