Have you ever though what life would have been like if we didn’t have art to resort to? We’re surrounded by it everywhere, in galleries, museums, malls, TV, and even at home and it’s proven to be a great means of expression time and time again.
Certainly this love and appreciation for art we have isn’t something new, having in mind people have been creating art since the early days of humanity, in the caves around the world, some dating from 30.000 to 32.000 years ago, though according to latest discoveries in South Africa of some archaeologists there are proofs of even earlier paintings, 73.000, 100.000 and 285.000 years old.
Having this in mind, it’s safe to say it’s the kind of treasure that allows us to travel back in time since we don’t have time-travelling machines yet. The world abounds in artworks nowadays, and the same goes for artists, so you’ve got plenty to choose from when you want to breathe in some life into your living space, but what happens when you’re on a tight budget and can’t exactly afford to get an expensive painting for instance?
Count on contemporary art prints and posters! They may not be your first choice in case you’re looking for actual paintings but their affordability is sure to convince you otherwise. Besides, there are different styles available for the different tastes so it won’t take you too long to find something that you like and fits well with your abode.
The Reasons to Invest in Prints and Posters
Unlike say years ago, prints and posters today are of high quality, and even though you won’t pay them as much as you would with expensive artworks, you can expect them to last for years and years of fresh colours to come because they won’t age fading away. What this means is even with less, it’s possible to fill your home with colours and forms.
Apart from the chance to find reproductions of famous paintings, there are still countless original prints and posters and when you opt for them you help artists continue creating, and by appreciating their work you’re motivating them to follow their dreams.
Another reason would be the availability of contemporary art prints and posters, and you don’t even have to leave home visiting shops around to find great pieces because there are various options online and due to the ease of packing them up, transporting and delivering them as opposed to other artworks like sculptures and paintings requiring to be packed up in special crates, they don’t take long to be shipped nor do they cost much.
Speaking of contemporary, it’s the kind of style that you can find most of the prints in and what’s ideal is the fact it’s clean, or minimal if you will, and that’s why they go well in any setting, no matter your main interior décor style at home, no matter the room. Don’t even get me started on their versatility…
No, I don’t only refer to the sizes, shapes, colours and styles, but the materials too, for instance you could acquire prints on paper and those on canvas possible thanks to technology, specifically inkjet printers.
Paper-wise, there’s the fine art alternative, heavy matte or the watercolour, all differing in textures which is how you get different result; Choose depending on how sophisticated you want the outcome to be in your home. Then again, there’s variation in the printing methods as well, such as spraying, and of course the frames some of them come in.
What do You Need Most in Your Home?
Asking yourself this question would help you narrow down the options of contemporary art prints and posters for you. There’s no better way to personalise a room or the entire home than by surrounding yourself with art pieces you love.
How else would you express your home is yours truly, right? Every aspect that makes a print a print, and a poster a poster, could serve as your guiding point in the purchase. For example, perhaps you’re fond of a specific paper, that and only that, you’re crazy for frames, prints of beautiful scenery, cities and abstract notions, all of these details can be useful when shopping for the perfect artworks.
Those artworks you buy frameless leave the chance to frame them as you see fit while also use their frameless charms. Best of all is, you don’t necessarily have to hang them up on the walls considering they make great pieces for adding some vividness in between books in a bookcase, placed right beside a chair or sofa, and even simply leaned on a wall.
Art is supposed to be a conversation starter, means to express what your soul is made of, so there’s no right or wrong way about it; you make of it what you want!