Friday, August 29, 2014

Five Benefits Of Buying Original Artwork




For a long time, buying art was a pastime enjoyed only by those in the upper class. But luckily today, art has become accessible for every budget. Everyone can benefit from placing art in their home. Original art is really a gift from the artist. When you buy someone’s original work, you know you are in possession of a small piece of them. The artist spent weeks or months pouring over the painting, making sure it was the perfect culmination of their talents. The art is truly a reflection of a life experience.

Original art is such an undervalued element in our homes. Here are some compelling reasons to spend your money on art:

Art provides an emotional and creative release. The artist and the art enthusiast both experience an expressive release of feelings and emotions when surrounded by art. Art can be a healthy way to deal with the overwhelming reality; allowing the confronting of our feelings, and also a healthy escape. Each piece of art will evoke unique feelings in different viewers. The beauty of art is that it is never the same across audiences.

Art is a powerful conversation starter. Art evokes the expression of ideas and thoughts, and is able to start very important and relevant conversations between people. The love of art can provide a space for guests to comment on the beauty of the piece, or speak and listen to one another about previous experienced brought up by the painting.

Art is inspiring. We are inspired consciously and unconsciously by having art in our homes. Enjoying the art of others has inspired and motivated many people to create their own works of art. Art has the ability to reach deep down within us and uncover talents we never knew existed. Getting lost in a painting is an easy way to allow your mind to aimlessly wander to places of inspiration.

Children are drawn to art. For families, it can be especially important to have original works of art in the home. Children are naturally fascinated by art and they learn and gain a lot through the experience of enjoying others creations. Children look at art and see all sorts of images and ideas, and many will want to create their own art, if they have enough exposure.

Art adds to the quality of our lives. It may sound simple, but it’s true. Art increases our levels of enjoyment of everyday life. Filling our living spaces with art brings a cheerful creative energy into our homes that even our guests will recognize. Whether incredibly beautiful, thought-provoking, or shocking; art elicits a response from the viewer, and offers us the opportunity to embrace the sacredness of feeling.

3 comments:

  1. Well spoken, Brigit. I wish people were better educated to the benefits of having original art. I really think that youth coming up today are much less likely to buy original art than past generations....there are too many trendy other things for their walls for one thing.

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  2. Well said. I love "one of a kind"; makes it special.

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  3. So well said! I am going to share this on FB!!!

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