13 REASONS WHY A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL ART IS IMPORTANT !
Having original art in the home, place of business or legacy portfolio is vital to your well being. Art is a key asset for many reasons and yet it is sometimes put on the back burner in comparison to other acquisitions. This list is dedicated to the understanding of importance of art from perspectives of status, interior design, well being, social atmosphere, creating a mood, expressive values, cultural enlightenment and more.
One quote that stands out about the importance of original art is the following, “You would never put fake books on your bookshelf, so why would you put fake art on your walls?” Another is, "A picture is worth a thousand words!"
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1. Creates Mood
Brain scans have revealed that looking at works of art trigger a surge of dopamine into the same area of the brain that registers desire, pleasure, and romantic love (https://www.psychologytoday.com/.../love-desire-and-art). Romantic, sublime landscapes provoke contemplation of nature and purity. Such works then create a mood of peace and are good for relaxation rooms such as the lobby, bedroom or salon.
2. Adds Personal Character to the Home
We all love to express ourselves, be it through clothing, accessories, social media - the list goes on! Original art is a perfect way to express your artistic and aesthetic interests in a way different from most, for original artworks are one of a kind.
3. Makes Memories
Buying an original work of art is an experience. For whatever reason, you were drawn to a specific piece (or multiple). You may have seen it at a show opening, had a nice trip before hand. Whatever happened leading up to/during/after the purchase of a meaningful original work will be remembered every time you see it. This will not happen with a poster from Ikea.
4. Provides a Colour Palette
When rooms have a lot of colours, or many shades of the same colour, it can become overwhelming. An original work of art is a beautiful, meaningful, and dynamic way to tie everything together and create a general focal point.
5. Makes a Room Feel Finished
When walls are empty, a room does not necessarily look bad, but by no means does it look finished. Rooms with empty walls are functional rooms. Rooms with original art work are comfortable expressive spaces.
6. Inspires and Fosters Creativity
This one is simple - in rooms with no art, artistic expression is lacking and therefore the need and want for creativity is not very prominent. On the opposite end of the spectrum, original artworks foster creativity, expression, artistic inspiration. This is particularly important in homes with children or businesses with an appreciation for creativity, as being surrounded by artwork will encourage robust creative thinking. This idea is expanded on in reason 11.
7. Conversation Starter
As mentioned in reason 2, hanging original art in is a way of expressing oneself. That being said, guests will always be curious about the choice of artwork, the story, have questions about the artist, etc. It is a way to show off your art collection while having passionate conversations making for improved connections.
8. Supports Artists
One of the most important things about buying original artwork is that you are supporting an artist’s career. Each time you have a look at a work in your collection, it provides a feel-good emotion that you are assisting an artist in achieving the success and recognition on par to your values.
9. It is an Investment
Building off of reason 8, not only does owning original work in the home allow you to support artists’ careers, but it is also an investment. These artworks can be passed down through family and friends, be shared with loved ones for many years all while increasing in worth. The USA Tax Codes allow for write-offs per certain Fine Art donations to not-for-profit museums, hospitals, and art centers.This is never something that will be achieved with a $12 print from Walmart.
10. Creates a Livable Environment
Art can make rooms that are not necessarily “home-y” become comfortable working and living environments. A home office, for example, can transform from a place of work and business to one of relaxation and productivity all the with addition of an original work of art. Attached is an article explaining how artwork in office spaces improves employee productivity http://www.forbes.com/
11. Keeps the Brain Active
Art is very conceptual, artists use it as a medium to express personal thought, political or social issues, and to make us as viewers think. Some people do quizzes or crossword puzzles to keep their brain active, but another way to do so is to own original artwork, to just sit, look, think and envision!
In a busy, fast-paced world that demands speed and productivity, home should be a place of relaxation. Coming home from a busy day at work to sit on your couch and stare at a TV or a blank wall is not as recharging or relaxing as enjoying an artwork purchased with the means to create a positive mood.
13. Curating Your Own Gallery is Fun!
Last but certainly not least, curating a gallery is fun! Attending show openings, going to galleries, chatting with artists even, it is a fun experience! After a while you will start to notice a theme, in subject matter, colour, concept, etc. Playing with moods, composition, placement in the setting, of all these reasons why to collect Fine Art. Let’s not forget the fact that it is simply something fun to do.