Clowns, acrobats, dancing horses – everyone loves the dazzling displays at the circus. A whirlwind of colours and spectacular feats, the circus appeals to young and old alike. So bring the drama and exhilaration of the Big Top to your home with our range of circus posters - from cute and colourful circus scenes that bring a smile to young faces, to beautiful vintage prints, to atmospheric artworks depicting the darker side of circus life. Have a browse to get some inspiration…
Children love the fun of a visit to the circus, so why not bring the circus to them? The bright colours and the lively energy of circus posters are perfect for adorning the walls of a child’s bedroom. The juggling skills of ‘Clown’, the rainbow coloured balloons in ‘the day at the circus’ or the friendly face of the ‘Magician in the circus wonderland’ will all bring that circus magic to your little ones. Animals always capture the hearts of children and make a great choice for your circus pictures. The pretty pinks of ‘Girl Acrobat on Circus Horse’ would complement a room decorated in soft pastel tones, while the blues and greys of the lovable dancing ‘Circus elephant’ would work well with white or blue walls. And if you want to make them laugh? You can’t beat the mischievous grin of the cheeky monkey clown in ‘The charade’!
Dating back to the 18th century, the circus has a long history that has inspired artists across the decades. Choosing circus posters in a vintage style is a fantastic choice for complementing a French-inspired or shabby chic décor style. Artists such as Paul Friedrich Meyerheim capture the circus in darker, muted tones, bringing a wonderful feel of realism into their work. His ‘Morning hour in the circus’ delicately captures the circus behind the scenes. The soft blues and golds of the dancing horses in ‘Le Cirque’ would look great hanging in a relaxing bathroom or a living room decorated in cool tones.
Once you have chosen your favourite circus posters, give a little thought to the material that would best complement it. Vintage prints are well-suited to being printed on canvas for an authentic ‘museum’ feel, while brightly coloured pieces would look best on Alu Dibond sheets, giving your circus posters an intensely vibrant look.