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Finding the Perfect Piece of Art for Your Home

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When searching for any piece of art to place in your home, office, or space, it ‘s important to make sure you choose a subject that corresponds to the space you are filling. Are you trying to maintain a light, peaceful tone, or an edgy, modern vibe? Ultimately, the subject of the art you choose to hang will affect the atmosphere of the space—so it’s important to pick the right one! Here, I’ve outlined a few different subject types and how they might be used to create the perfect setting.

When searching for any piece of art to place in your home, office, or space, it ‘s important to make sure you choose a subject that corresponds to the space you are filling. Are you trying to maintain a light, peaceful tone, or an edgy, modern vibe? Ultimately, the subject of the art you choose to hang will affect the atmosphere of the space—so it’s important to pick the right one! Here, I’ve outlined a few different subject types and how they might be used to create the perfect setting.


Landscape
Landscape subjects are—you guessed it—scenes that depict the natural world as the primary focus of the piece. There are many different types of landscapes, including coastal, forest, and mountain scenes. While each of these styles produces its own atmospheric affects, landscapes typically create a peaceful setting that roots the room (and viewers) to the natural world around them.


Abstract
Abstract subjects are nonrepresentational and therefore not definitive of the natural world. “Abstract” compromises a number of artistic movements and each seeks to display the world in a different way. However, abstract art relies heavily on color, movement, and brushstroke to create a coherent piece. Typically, abstract art is used to create modern spaces and allow the art owner to create an atmosphere that exists beyond the formal world, relying heavily on human emotion and reaction. 


Organic
Organic subjects are defined as having characteristics of a natural, biological organism or living thing. Organic subjects are often abstracted and not painted directly from life or the natural world. Rather, these subjects are derived from the natural world instead of “copied”. Organic subjects have similar expressive affects as both landscape and abstract subjects: they maintain a link to the natural world while also utilizing color and nonrepresentational form that pull on our emotions and reactions.  These subjects can be used to create a complex space that is both comfortably grounding and creatively freeing.


The most important thing to remember when choosing a subject for your space is that you should be comfortable and happy with the art you have chosen to display. Art is a form of expression and the art you choose should be an expression of you and your space.

 

Blog originally published on First Coast Magazine Online by Madison Gilmore-Duffey.

https://firstcoastmagazine.com/home-garden/finding-the-perfect-piece-of-art-for-your-home/

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