The history of the collection (part 4)
Work on completing the section of Italian painting has intensified significantly since the late 1960s. The author of these lines, having begun at that time his professional career as the…

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Impressionism and Spain, or what happened in Spanish art after Goya and before Picasso
If you don't Google, how many Spanish artists of the XIX century will you name? And the Spanish Impressionists? Even sophisticated art lovers will remember is that of Joaquin Sorolla.…

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School. Teacher. Disciple. Stories to help tune in to the new school year
We address these sketches not only to students and teachers, but also to all-all-all who on September 1 feel some nervousness, and at night dreams about exams. "Terrible" students In…

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BUY PAINTINGS FOR HOME AND OFFICE

If You are thinking about buying a painting for home or office, then the interior is ready after time-consuming repairs and finishes, furniture took its place and lacks only the final accent. Handmade works of artists have great energy and are able to add life to any space, create a sense of completeness of style and comfort.

As in any case, in the matter of selection of paintings there are subtleties. It is worth, for example, to pay attention to how the choice of color palette of the picture will affect the mood of others. Read more about this in the article “how the play of color in painting creates a mood.”

THE COLOR OF THE PICTURE.
The picture can be picked up in the same palette as the main colors of the room. In this case, it seems to be dissolved in the interior, without attracting too much attention, but it will become a stylish detail in the space.
It will be interesting to look like a picture made in shades similar to the interior, but with an additional eye-catching color that will enhance and complement the other basic colors.
A completely different effect will give the picture painted in contrasting colors with the interior. Such a bright spot will attract the eye and look great on the background of restrained monochrome environment.

THE SIZE OF THE PICTURE.
The size of the room will dictate its terms when buying paintings. Small areas with low ceilings should not be overloaded with large images. In order to calculate the correct size of the picture, pay attention to the fact that the picture will look optimally from a distance equal to two diagonals of the canvas. Ie, you need to consider the opportunity to remove themselves from the picture at such a distance.
Also, to harmonize the space it is necessary to correlate the size of the picture and the surrounding pieces of furniture. When placing a work of art over a sideboard or sofa, it will look good canvas size of about two-thirds of the length of the furniture.
High ceilings allow you to hang pictures one above the other, or hang a high vertically oriented picture or portrait in full growth.

THE SUBJECT OF THE PAINTING.
The picture should be a continuation of the main theme in the interior. For example, if the room is created in the Oriental style, the landscape with Russian birches or still life with a samovar is unlikely to be appropriate. If the interior does not have a pronounced theme, the flight of imagination in the choice of paintings is almost unlimited. To create an interior is not bored, you can buy a few paintings and from time to time to outweigh them to new places. In this case, the works will be revealed each time in a new way, You will find details that previously did not pay attention.

THE PLACEMENT OF THE PICTURE.
Traditionally, paintings are hung on the walls on special hangers for paintings. But there are other possibilities of placing paintings. Wonderful look paintings exhibited on the table, chest of drawers or sideboard leaning against the wall. Large paintings can be put on the floor with support on the wall. Place pictures and on the shelves, especially if it is a small work. The atmosphere of creativity will add paintings placed on easels.
But, most importantly, choose a picture to your liking, so that it pleases You for many years.

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