Art feeds the soul, covers the walls, and helps us dream. It’s often the most important purchase you can make for your home. What type of art are you drawn to? What medium do you prefer, painting or photography?
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I’m definitely drawn to paintings, but I will never purchase the mass produced art sold at a department store. I like to know there was purpose and meaning behind a painting done by an artist. And I have to really, really love it before making the purchase.
100% agree with Britt. I love paintings but they need to have a story behind them. I think the whole appreciation of art comes from knowing about the artist & what they are trying to portray!
I love paintings. I don’t think I’ve ever been drawn to a photograph in quite the same way as paintings. While photographs are lovely, they don’t have the same pull on me for some reason - perhaps it’s because I always feel like I’d rather see the place photographed in person rahter than hanging on my wall.
I think any home should have a mix of both art and photography. I collect anything that takes a creative mind- sculpture, sketchings, etc.
It takes a talented person to evoke a certain emotion in both a photograph or painting, which is why I could never choose one over the other.
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I definitely like to have a mix of both in my home. Lately, I’ve been very drawn to illustrations done by artists like Kate Rogers of Paper Fashion and Kristina Hultkrantz of Emmakisstina.
I love both. I guess if I really had to choose, it would be a painting. There’s something about the fact that someone holding a brush creating each individual stroke makes me feel more connected to the work of art.
My friends’ art!
Having gone to art school I have many connections with talented photographers, painters and drawers. Almost all the artwork on my walls are done by my friends. Not only does it make my home more beautiful it also makes me think of them.
Also, do NOT forget printers. I know many printers and also have their work all over my walls
Both – especially with a selection like that! The painting was my phone background for awhile, so I’m partial. Go with photography when it has personal value (a favorite photo by you or a loved one, a special place, or a meaningful moment in history) and art when it taps into your character. I could definitely see myself in that painting on the left fidgeting with my shoes and hair
I love photography. I want to display my own photography in my home some day. Once it gets good enough.
A little of everything!!! paintings have an awesome aura, but white and black photos are just way too romantic, and what about posters? and also a little bit of kitchy things <3 ….and maybe ….a disneyland postcard every now and then. I love them all !
In terms of home decor, I definitely search more for paintings than photography and I like it to be unique. I feel like the action of painting moves the painter and the viewer should feel something as well.
I’m in school for Illustration at SCAD so I’m partial to Painting! Although I enjoy both, paintings seem to have a deeper connection with their artist and that’s possibly what I enjoy most of all…the time someone took in its creation and the reasons for doing so.
Could you please update the painting source. The link doesn’t work. Would love to know the artist.
Both! Any! All! Love this. Also, here’s a piece I recently chose for my own new home: http://laurenmaxwell.blogspot.com/2012/09/september.html
I definitely prefer to deck my apartment out with photographs. I like to have something a little more personal adorning my walls. However, I’m lucky enough to live just 4 blocks from the gorgeous Boston Museum of Fine Arts (with free admission, thanks Northeastern!), so whenever I need a fine arts/painting fix, I head over there for an afternoon spent admiring some pretty incredible work.
I agree with the ladies above, I like my art (whether photograph or painting) to have a bit of meaning behind it – that’s why local art fairs are so awesome – buying a piece from someone you’ve shaken hands with = instant meaning.
I do love that Michael Carson painting on the left though, he’s just crushing it right now.
I have a mixture of both but I am drawn more to photos. Something about the fact that they are reality, or were, at least for a second. Reminds me to pause and take “mental” pictures every day so as not to forget the small things in life.
My husband is partial to paintings – he works in customer service for a company that imports home decor and they offer some gorgeous paintings. I prefer typographic art and photography. I would love some tips or inspiration on how to mix paintings and photography in a room.
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