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Art Commission Guide: How do Artist Commissions Work?

Art Commission Guide: How do Artist Commissions Work?
Commissioning art is the process of hiring an artist to create an artwork, based on the client’s request. There are many reasons why people commission artworks. We know that commissioning art can be intimidating, especially for the first-time buyer. That’s why, we’ve made this blog post that easily explains the whole process.

Home Office Art: Turn your Home Into an Office with Art

Home Office Art: Turn your Home Into an Office with Art
The coronavirus lockdown has forced many to work from home. Getting used to your new environment might require time and adjustments. Luckily, careful selection of art pieces can make your home look more professional.

Interview with Gallery Members in Isolation

Interview with Gallery Members in Isolation
Coronavirus has spread around the world, sending many artists into isolation. We’ve asked our represented artists how the virus has affected their art and their life, but also about rituals they have, dream projects and valuable advice they can give to other artists and collectors. Here’s what they had to say.

Different Ways of Using Art for Relaxation and Health Improvement

Different Ways of Using Art for Relaxation and Health Improvement
The beneficial effects of art on human health are well-known. For centuries, people used art creation and observation to deal with stress, trauma, and improve self-awareness. In the 1940s, art therapy was established as a method of using art to treat physical & psychological disorders and improve overall human health.

A Guide to Art Deco Interior Design

A Guide to Art Deco Interior Design
As we enter the 2020s, one of the styles set to make a comeback in terms of interior design is Art Deco, which was popular 100 years ago. It had a modernist appeal then that is still fresh and stylish today. If you do want to bring Art Deco into your home, we’ve got some handy tips for you on replicating the style.

Buying Art to Decorate: Shame, Guilt and Settling for Less

Buying Art to Decorate: Shame, Guilt and Settling for Less
Original art always differs from a purely decorative object. Even when purchased as a decorative piece, an artwork still retains other qualities that allow it to convey values and meanings, that span beyond its surface.

Diversity in Art: Has the Art World Become More Inclusive?

Diversity in Art: Has the Art World Become More Inclusive?
It seems that after years of neglecting certain groups of artists (female artists, artists of color, LGBTQ artists), the art world is finally ready to embrace them. Although the art world is making big steps in the right direction, when it comes to inclusion, there’s still a long way to go & plenty of challenges ahead.

Why you Should Buy Art from Living Artists

Why you Should Buy Art from Living Artists
Apart from having an impact on their career, investing in living artists can change the future of art as a whole. If we want to have a constant flow of quality art in the future, we need to invest in the artists of today. However, supporting upcoming artists goes beyond the world of art and affects the entire society.

Famous Artists’ Habits That Can Help You Improve Your Creativity

Famous Artists’ Habits That Can Help You Improve Your Creativity
Today creativity is one of the most sought-after skills employers want. It enables you to easily reduce stress & come up with efficient & original, out-of-the-box solutions. It can also increase your productivity & improve your physical & mental well-being. Try out these artists' methods to improve your creativity.

Art in Hotels: Luxury or Necessity?

Art in Hotels: Luxury or Necessity?
For decades hotels choose blend abstract art for their interiors. But nowadays hotel management is more willing to experiment and invest money into bold statement pieces. The new generation of guests is composed of social media savvy individuals with an eye for good visual objects. So is art in hotels still a luxury?

How to Incorporate Old Art Pieces into a New Interior Design Project

How to Incorporate Old Art Pieces into a New Interior Design Project
Old Art Pieces in a new Design Project. Every property owner has certain items he or she feels particularly attached to. When the time for a makeover comes, interior designers are confronted with the challenge of integrating these pieces into their new project. How to incorporate old art pieces into your new design without disrupting the visual balance of the place.

How to Decorate Small Spaces with Art?

How to Decorate Small Spaces with Art?
With a trend towards urbanization, the apartments we live in are getting tinier. It can be difficult to decorate small spaces with art, as they do not offer the possibilities or the functionality of larger places. But with the right strategy, you can design a home that’s both functional and stylish.