When thinking about your next art purchase. Artwork that stands out in a room can leave an impression with the viewer long after it has been seen. Large pieces can make a big impact, but it is important that there is plenty of space surrounding the art. You want to make sure it has a clear line of sight in any key places such as doorways, living rooms, entryways entering into larger rooms etc. Use of color on the walls can also help make the art stand out. Consider using multiple pieces together on a wall to achieve a great focal point.
Art can become a great basis for conversation, debate, and reflection; art that makes a statement. Research the painting and the artist to get a good feel for the art. Once again, buy art that you love and you will love to talk about it.
Art Buying Tips
First thing to remember is to by what you love. Art that catches your eye, draws you in, moves you. Look at books, galleries, local art walks, museums, surf the net.
However it is best to go see the art. A photograph is great but it can not truly do the art justice. To see the texture of a brush stroke, the feel and color of the painting as it is displayed at different times of the day or night with lighting changes. Move around the art and view it from different angles as with 3d sculptures. All these things will affect the way you feel about the art. Remember, “Do you love it.”
Pay attention to the different styles you’re attracted to. Is it abstract, impressionism, sculpture? Do you like a particular artist? View as many art pieces of you can. The more you see will help give you confidence in your decision. Remember art can give you a lifetime a pleasure.