Dear David Hockney
David Hockney - 81-year-old British painter, who recently became the most expensive artist of our contemporaries. An anonymous buyer paid $ 90.3 million at Christie’s for his work “Portrait of…

Continue reading →

Artists and galleries
The Internet has forever changed our life, turning the life of the world of art. More recently, the sale of works of art involved in the gallery. Artists put up…

Continue reading →

"Lady with an Ermine" by Leonardo da Vinci, or Oda Painting
The world, according to Leonardo, is known through the senses, and the eye is the master of the senses, therefore painting is the queen of art. Such reasoning is evidence…

Continue reading →

How to choose art in the interior

Your home is your castle. And so it is said not in vain, because the house is the place where a person rests not only physically, but also morally. And in order to make the interior as cozy and comfortable as possible, you must also remember the objects of art. But before you buy a painting or sculpture in your home and then you should not regret about this purchase, you must follow a few simple rules.

First of all, you need to understand that the object of art should give positive emotions, decorate the interior, and in any case not to annoy and not disturb you. Therefore, you should not choose too large a sculpture or a painting for an apartment, which will only make the room even smaller and put pressure on you. But also it is not necessary to hang a very small picture on a large wall, which will simply be lost in space. Therefore, the first rule: it is necessary to respect the scale and proportions.

Rule two: the subject of art should be in harmony with the style of your furniture. It should be understood that modern art looks ugly with a classic interior, as well as oil painting will be inappropriate in high-tech interior.

Rule three: before you choose a picture you need to understand what kind of room you are going to hang it. For example, a colorful, appetizing still life is best for dining, for a bedroom – landscapes, as well as paintings that depict paired animals, the living room will be beautifully decorated with a picture of flowers painted in oil, or family portraits, for offices, pictures of ships, animals.

Rule Four says that the picture must also be selected according to the color scheme of your interior. Experienced designers recommend creating a certain contrast between the so-called “dominant” color of the interior and the picture. After all, a work of art should be a bright accent of the room, and not just merge with the whole room.

The fifth rule concerns those who do not want to be content with just one painting in the room. If you want to decorate a room with several paintings, then you should remember that there should be no more than 3-4 of them. Also, the pictures should be interconnected by some common theme, to be supposedly a continuation of one another, so to say “tell” one story.

Perhaps the most basic rule is that you like an art object. After all, each picture is the creation of the artist’s hands, in which he put his heart and soul, and it is very important that there is an emotional connection between the picture and you.

Therefore, when buying or ordering a picture you should not hurry, you need to consider all possible options and choose what really suits your interior, style, room size and most importantly will be to your liking.

What pictures are really beautiful?
As Ernst Gombrich successfully noted, Art with a capital letter And it became for us a kind of fetish. You can criticize the artist, telling him that his work is…

...

Minimalism
What is minimalism? Perhaps we can say that this is an art that seeks to escape from itself. The time of his birth is the 1960s, and the place is…

...

Landscape in quotes: Olga Bezhina's paradox painting
In the history of art there are many examples of self-restraint. Offhand, I recall the association of writers and mathematicians ULIPO, one of whose participants, Georges Perec, wrote the novel…

...

What should an artist do in the Internet era?
The Internet makes life easier, no doubt. Social networks provide you with ample opportunities not only to show your art to the world, but to find a buyer for your…

...