Framed Wall ART

Have you ever walked past a wall and felt that it was missing something? Ever thought that your room could use a little color to liven it up? If so, what you’re looking for is a piece of framed wall art. Framed wall art has been a staple in interior décor for many centuries. Of course back then, the most popular pieces of wall art were framed canvas paintings by great artists. The quality was important but, more attention to the person who painted it. But with modernization and evolving trends, the perception of framed wall art in interior décor changed.

Modern framed wall art is more aesthetics oriented. It’s more about how the painting is perceived and how it improves the ambience. But now, framed paintings are not the only form of framed wall art. Even photos that are framed can be considered as framed wall art. More recently, metal tree art can be considered framed wall art. Just about anything of aesthetic significance that is framed and can be mounted on a wall is classified as framed wall art. Even modern art sculptures that can be enclosed in a frame of sorts can be considered as framed art.

The right piece of framed wall art can be used in just about any room and setting.  When choosing the perfect piece, you have to decide if you want it to stand out and be the center of focus in a room or if you want it to compliment the rest of the décor. When choosing the right piece, special attention should be paid to the size, color and lighting of the rest of the ambience. If you are uncertain on what you should be getting, it’s always prudent to consult an expert on it. Remember, that if it is a proper piece you will be spending a fair amount of money, so make sure it’s perfect and what you want.

When it comes to the acquiring phase, a visit to the local art dealer or gallery could satisfy your requirements. But do not worry if that doesn’t work because all you have to do is get on the internet and search. A search for ‘framed wall art’ will turn up all the best online art galleries. All you have to do is sit in the comfort of your own home, select your future home décor and order it. In time, your perfect piece of framed wall art will be hanging in your living room and will be the envy of many.

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Pyrography,wood burning, handmade wall plaque

Fishing boat and light house- Decorate your vacation home or remember a relaxing trip to the beach with this original piece of pyrography art. This pyrography drawing features an image of a fishing boat on a sandy beach with a lighthouse and the ocean in the background. An anchor and rope create the border of this drawing. Pyrography is art created by burning a drawing into a wood background. The birch veneer base provides a light background that will add a beachside look to any home, office or vacation home. Red paint adds contrast and color in this piece.

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Art Deco

Art : Art Deco

In the field of modern art, art deco plays a large and impressively lavish role. The strong colors and sweeping curves lend art deco the trademark boldness that expressed much of the progress and modern advances of the twentieth century. Art auctions around the world still move many art deco pieces of various kinds. If you’re interested in collecting art deco, there are many art auctions both online and off that deal primarily in art deco.

In the twentieth century the decorative arts converged in what is known as the art deco movement, which grew to influence architecture, fashion, the visual arts as well as design. The term ‘art deco’ was derived from a World’s Fair held in Paris, France, called the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in the year 1925.

Though the movement and term comes from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, the term was not widely used until the late 1960s. Especially pre- World War I Europe influenced the art deco movement, though many cultures influenced and were influenced by this art movement. Much of the world was experiencing similar shifts in modern technological advances.

For the most part, the art deco movement was brought about and inspired by the rapid advances of technological and social facets of the early twentieth century. As culture responded to these increasingly changing times, the art deco movement was an outgrowth of these modern phenomena.

Art deco is considered generally to be an eclectic type of decorative modernism that was influenced by a variety of artists and particular art forms. Art deco includes furniture, metalwork, clocks, glasswork and screens as well as paintings and other fine art types of pieces.

The art deco style is known for its lavishness and epicurean flairs that are attributed to the austerity of culture brought about by World War I. Strong patterns and bold colors and shapes were used, as were many particular motifs used universally.

For example, the sunburst motif was used in everything from the Radio City Music Hall auditorium, images of ladies’ shoes, the spire of the Chrysler Building and several other pieces of art, architecture and design. Other ubiquitous motifs found in art deco were stepped forms, the zigzag, chevron patterns and sweeping curves.

In the West, art deco lost its steam around the Second World War, but continued to be used all the way into the 1960s in colonial countries such as India, where it served as a gateway to Modernism. Then in the 1980s art deco made a comeback in graphic design. Art deco’s association with 1930s film noir led to its use in both fashion and jewelry ads.

Today art deco is revered by many and dismissed as old news and overly gaudy by others. Though it undoubtedly played a major role in art history, as with most art, individual taste frames the individual’s interpretation and like or dislike of art deco styles.

Art deco is one of the most well known art movements. This is mostly due to its wide base of influences and influenced art forms and cultures. Since much of the world was experiencing many of the same advances in technology and mass production, many of the same ideas and symbols were relevant in various parts of the world.

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