Making Art A Statement Piece with Split Canvas Artworks. Two-Piece Artworks or Three-Piece Artworks that will be incredible feature pieces
Multi Panel Artworks
In your browsing for decoration inspiration, you are sure to have come across images of rooms with multi-panel paintings or split canvas artworks that instantly appear impressive. While it may be easy to consider these two and three-piece artworks as a relatively new addition to the art world, in actuality their roots are very deep within history.
These split and multi-panel artworks are known as a diptych (for a painting of two pieces) or triptych (for a painting of three pieces). Historically, these artworks would not necessarily all be depicting the same image, and would often appear story-like – the only definitive rule is that there should be a visual connection that links all the individual panels, whether they share visual elements or have a coherent context between the individual panels.
Because of the format of these multi-panel artworks, they will likely require a larger area in order to be displayed – but the ability to do so transforms a space from a blank wall into a truly impressive feature. There are some other key considerations to acknowledge when opting for such a striking piece of artwork.
Displaying a diptych or triptych is a big statement, so getting it right is paramount. There are a lot of options concerning just how unified the two or three panels are with each other – it does not need to appear as one image simply cut into different canvases and neither do the canvases need to be the same dimension or proportion.
Find a multi-canvas artwork you like and trust the artist with the coherence of the imagery on the canvases, two or three unique but related panels of different proportions may seem like something reserved for only the most adventurous of decorators, but trust that the artist makes the piece work and all you have to do is find a wall to display it on.
Original, unique artwork in diptych or triptych format will not necessarily have perfect edges to be aligned with precision, but often artists that truly capitalise upon this format will include elements of the artwork that will dictate and be rewarded by a certain alignment and sequencing of the paintings.
You may feel obliged to keep the artworks particularly close together, but an important part of diptych and triptych artworks is their ability to join a space without a set distance. Sometimes a certain spacing between each panel will seem to work best due to coherent elements of the panels, but other times, particularly with abstract artwork, there is a magnificence to the way each panel can still relate to another with larger spacing between the paintings.
Allow the artworks to fill your wall, and lay them out beside each other before you put any nails or screws in your walls. Remember an artwork like this can really be used to exploit the full potential of a large, void wall and for the more advanced implementer – can even span multiple wall surfaces.