Should art match your furnishings? This interesting question was brought up in a circle of fellow artists I am a member of. It is a question I am confronted with, when talking about art with people interested in buying one of my works. They have questions like : “will the work fit into the assigned room? Will it go with the colours of the room? Will it be the right size for our small apartment?” and more of this kind.
Concerning these questions I have some brief answers. For example, I am convinced large paintings make a small room larger because they create a sense of space while smaller paintings tend to narrow it even more – this is my answer to: we only have a small room, apartment etc. My answer to “ will it fit into the room?” is: if it is feasible, I will bring the painting to the home of the possible buyer. If further away I give a generous possibility to return the artwork, if the new owners are not happy with it.
Can we have too much art?
My answer to “We already have too many artworks” : as an artist I am convinced you cannot have too much art. There are great ways to design a gallery wall as an assembly of different artworks. For sure there are a lot of solutions to integrate art into your home. Find links about gallery walls at the bottom of this article.
But of course this is a personal question of how much room you want to assign to art in your life. In one of my next posts I will hopefully be able to prove this with showing you the home of one of my collectors. To finish my thoughts with the quote of a gallery owner : “If you buy a great art work you have to make room for it in your home!”
Should your art match your furnishings? Yes or no or?
My answers above don’t solve the question: Should art match your furnishings, asked in the title of this post. I would love to share the post written by my fellow artist Kasia Clarke, who has given this question some interesting thoughts underpinned by great visual examples .
Kasia Clarke is a British artist living and working near Reigate, Surrey. Recently she has been working on an exciting theme: translating Chopin’s preludes into visual art – a fascinating project!
The question of whether an artwork will “go” in a room is often one of the first things that an art buyer will think of when considering a painting. This is understandable – a painting is often colourful and we are conditioned to expect that things need to coordinate for an interior to be successful. Read on…….
Ich kenne meine Bilder und ihre Ausstrahlung meist aus dem Umfeld des Ateliers oder einer Ausstellung. Ich finde es immer wieder spannend, wie ein Bild durch sein Umfeld und wie sich das Umfeld durch ein Bild verändert. In dieser Serie möchte ich einige meiner Bilder in ihrem neuen Zuhause vorstellen.
The one who views the painting is as well the one who finishes the painting, because he sees it in a specific way. He or she see it in a way the painter has not seen it when painting it. That is the fascinating thing about paintings that are not defining their subject to the end or work with open or no themes. I know my paintings from the auro they have in the studio. I am always surprised to see, how much pantings change their auro depending on the surrounding they are and how much they do influence their surrounding. In this blog serie I want to present some of my paintings in their new home.
Diese beiden Bilder – und noch einige mehr – durften mit nach Spanien umziehen. / Here are two paintings – out of some more – that were allowed to make the move to Spain.
I have been venturing the idea to make our home a place to feature exhibitions time by time, to make it an event gallery. That would be very convenient for me as an artist, but it was more a thought than a plan. So when I heard about Gallery “Art at Home” I was very keen to see it and meet the people who have the courage and spirit to do it in real!
Veronique Benouaich has maintained and nourished her dream of a gallery of her own. She always enjoyed art very much. When moving from Paris to the South of France she became very good friends with many artists. When moving from France to Winter Park in Florida she finally fulfilled the dream of establishing a gallery in the new house near Orlando.
She brought over many of the delicate art works from her artists friends in France and she and her husband transformed their new house into a space that served as a gallery and as a home. Regularly she presents new artists besides her rather steady exhibition. A Vernissage and the Finissage are the two official days for the gallery show, but visits of this beautiful white home and gallery are welcome in between by appointment.
Featuring a Korean Artist and several French artists in Winter Park
We had the pleasure to see some very delicate and explorative art by some of Veroniques artist friends and the featured Korean artist Hye Shin, who works with textil and paper elements.
Art work by Hey Shin
Art work by Hey Shin
Standing in front of a work by Hey Shin
A very attractive privat art exhibition
I enjoyed very much the visit and Veroniques explanation of the outstanding art works and the ideas behind them and unusual materials that were used. It’s a very special chance to look at art in a private atmosphere.
I remembered that two of my first exhibitions took place in the stunning house of my friends who were so friendly to offer there white walls to my paintings and we had a great time inviting their friends and mine.
Do you have experience with privat exhibition as an artists or visitor? What do you think about it?
If you happen to be in the Orlando region and you want to enjoy the exquisite visit to “Art in a Home” you will find all information at Daver Art Gallery !
Or send me a note. Want to see more art? TAPP HERE.
A painting is a very powerful instrument to give spirit and life to your office or home. Depending on style, color and size it “makes”the room or it adds kind of statement, that you want to make. A painting as well reveals a bit about your personality. A painting in your room is what the eyes are in the face: they attract because they are speaking, they can hide something and they can reveal something about your mood, your spirit, your personality.
Two paintings, that “make” the entrance hall of an Apartment Hotel in Bonn
Wood 1 and Wood 2 were inspired by a holiday I spend on the Darß – a peninsular in the Baltic sea. Riding with the bicycle through the endless woods at the coast with its thousands of rather straight trees and the changing lights impressed me a lot.
Wood 1 still in the studio
Now these large paintings (145×160 cm and 160×145 cm) are the lead theme for the design of this entrance hall of the Apartment Hotel Kaiser Karl in Bonn. They add some charme and character to the hall and they clearly give the mission to the visitors, that this is not a simple business place but a house with personality and individuality.
Giving character to the hotel lounge
Giving character to the hotel lounge
The Breakfast place with Wood 2
Old mirror accompanied by two paintings in a hotel
If you are in Bonn, feel free to visit the hotel. The staff will be happy to show you my paintings. You will find more in a permanent exhibition of paintings by me on the souterrain. I found this photos and hotel information at Hotel.com Kaiser-Karl-Apartmenthotel