Let me ask you… should artwork “match or coordinate” with an interior space?
Well perhaps if you just want it to blend into the background. The interesting thing about art is that it is supposed to be noticed and have emotion and identity and promote thought and inquisitiveness. If you allow artwork to blend into a design, it’s lost.
Art, especially very lovely unique fine art, should be enhanced and noticed.
Some are not bold enough to do this, but it is not the point to use it as an accessory or filler in interior design. Art should also have love, meaning and significance to the owner. Art is to remind us of something special… a time… a person… a memory. Whatever it is, it is unique to all. Art should make you stop and take note. If you have ever stopped and looked at artwork and stated, “ugh, that is awful or hideous or wonderful” then you have been engaged. It caused you to render emotion, comment or reaction. Now, if you just walked past a piece that was so blended, it would be lost.
There is no rhyme or reason either. Contemporary and abstract can be displayed beautifully in a traditional space and vice versa.
Look at these examples and think about the placements either for your art or others as you go forward!!
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