From Byzantine churches to Gothic cathedrals, the polyptych has long had a magnificent place in the wide, wonderful world of art. Structured to echo the breadth and depth of landscape, the triptych or pentaptych present a bold and arresting format for canvas paintings that has an ancient and storied tradition dating back to 400 A.D. and remaining in favor to the modern era. Overstock.com showcases a collection of matching canvas art sets from the contemporary abstract to the Renaissance classic. Find your fantasy works among a selection of museum masters, floral romances, sea and shore impressions, portrait photography, or geometric illustrations.
Matching Art Sets 101
What is a Matching Art Set?
Matching art sets pair multiple pieces of wall art together in stylish arrangements that carry more dynamic flair than single art pieces usually do. Sets can be found in canvas, metal, and wood options, so you can always find a set that pairs well with your other decor. Most sets feature pieces that are all identically sized, but some include mixed sizes.
Matching art sets come in two different styles. The first breaks one image up across several pieces like a puzzle. Arranged correctly, these sets use the negative space between each piece to make it seem like you are looking through a window at the landscapes or scenes they display. The second style pairs unique images that accent each other beautifully when used together.
How to Decorate with Matching Art Sets
When decorating with a panel art set, arrange the pieces as recommended to keep the scene cohesive. The farther each piece is from the others, the more distorted the image will seem. The pieces in the coordinating style are also designed to be hung together, usually on the same wall, but when a set is composed of different images you can spread the pieces apart and even place them in different rooms. When you are decorating with wall art, choose sets that complement the color scheme of your home. This will help make the rooms where the art is used feel more unified and balanced.