Do you have art in your home or work space?
Our walls are filled with my & my partners work but we’ve recently started buying work from other artists and finding that quite exciting. :) Here’s a list with 10 benefits of art in your home or work place.
Art is a powerful form of expression not only for the artists who create it, but also for those who own it. It allows people to express their personality and represent their beliefs, feelings, hopes and philosophies in a socially (and visually) acceptable and redeeming way.
Art encourages dialogue, it gives people permission to share thoughts, feelings, ideas and impressions that they might not ordinarily share.
Art let’s you ask questions, introspect, think about new ideas, experience fresh new perspectives and maybe most important, it let’s us take brief moments out of our busy lives to reflect on something other than our daily existences.
Buying art supports artists directly, allowing them to continue with their creative process, which in turn continues to improve the quality of life for all of us.
Children are fascinated by art. Art prompts children to fantasise, explore, imagine, expand their perceptions of reality and to dream of other possibilities. It teaches them how to be creative and have fun in life.
Owning original art has unequivocally positive effects on those who own it. Owning something that’s all yours is an exciting thing.
Art improves the quality of our lives and personalises our living and work space. Think about what you feel when you are in a room with bare walls or a room with walls full of art. Art will give it character and warmth, transforming any room into a unique, beautiful and engaging environment.
Original works of art have a certain energie about them that reproductions and mass-produced decorative items simply don’t have. You know just by looking at it that another human being made it, and not a machine.
A work of art is not only visually appealing, but it also shows the personality, creativity, insight, inspiration, technical mastery and attitudes of the artist who created it. People who own art are not only able to experience, but also be inspired and uplifted by these qualities on an ongoing basis.
Though investment purposes shouldn’t be the main incentive for buying art, it doesn’t hurt that a piece you bought ten years ago can double in value. ;)