Why are some looking for "bedroom paintings"? – Cavallet Gallery
Perhaps it will sound strange, but one of the most common searches on the Internet when people are interested in paintings is ” bedroom paintings.” “Wall Paintings” (absurd and incorrect wording in nature) also has a very high percentage of applications and given all the different art installations and performances touted daily from conceptualist, it’s a landslide victory for Fine Arts in its classic form. But let me go back to ” bedroom pictures” – not because these works are exposed by presumption on a wall, but because this search awakens some interesting controversies that I would like to analyze in the context of art anthropology.
Recently, the great collector and friend of mine, Dr Ernst Jude, shared with me a curious anecdote of the life of the German Impressionist Max Lieberman. A valuer of his work goes to the artist and wants him a picture of his home – a work that fits well into the new architectural masterpiece of the buyer. Lieberman responded to him laconically that if he made a picture of him, he would have to order the architect a new home for his work.
Lieberman is also known for other examples that protect his position as an artist. A prominent surgeon wants an express portrait of his wife, who has a birthday after a few days. Lieberman tells him:
– Your work ends with the death of your patients, but my portraits will remain for my glory or my shame.
And refuses the order.
This position does not express the narcissistic satisfaction of an artist. This is an illustration of the values in our civilization.
The paintings are more than decoration for the interior. It is they who give life to a space and fill it with energy. Man is changing home, but he carries his collection of works of art. It’s unbelievable how, by arranging his well-known works in a new home, one already feels at home. And do you have childhood memories of the paintings at home? These fragments of childhood are deeply rooted in human consciousness and bring a sense of warmth and coziness. The art goes far beyond the utilitarian interior design and transfers its values from generation to generation.
If we leave aside the collec- tive passion for buying certain works, artists or genres, then the surest choice for a picture choice is to leave the original emotion with which we conquer a work. I would not recommend choosing to be in relation to the living room, carpet, or wall color. All these details are transient companions in our lives. The message expressed by the artist extends far beyond the material world. His suggestion is strong and will conquer the hearts of our children, even when we are not. You can guess where the couch, carpet or anything else will be …
Choosing a genre:
Of course, when we want to create a world of coziness and harmony in our home, we can think of these works of genres in each of the rooms. In this way, this is a question of a style or genre summary that can help us in choosing and arranging an existing collection. Every work is an active participant in the dialogue with the viewer, it gives us certain attitudes and feelings that are characteristic of different moments of our daily life.
For example, genres such as nude and landscape are especially suitable for a bedroom. For the kitchen and dining room are interesting still-life and interiors. For a living room these would be larger landscapes, figural compositions or portraits. Portraits are also an interesting solution for a working cabinet or office, although there are more abstract works typical of that. Children’s room paintings can be different figural compositions, in which the authors unfurl their fantasy. These are, of course, the most general guidelines that may also be inappropriate for the individual case.
Choice of equipment:
If, however, we are facing a difficult choice and we still can not make a decision, we can also think from the point of view of the known techniques used. Graphics, including etching, aquatint, dry needle, and various types of metal or wood engravings, should be exposed to walls where there is no direct sunlight. This applies equally to the pastel as well as to most techniques on paper. Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays is capable of damaging the pigments used or even causing changes in the structure and color of the paper itself. For this reason, the listed techniques are particularly suitable for corridors or darker northern rooms.
Painting techniques that do not require framing behind glass are also good in bright rooms. These are basically paintings painted with oil or acrylic paints on canvas or other hard surfaces such as wood and wood. Although quality glasses are now available that prevent light from appearing and create blues from which we do not see the works themselves, the ultimate effect is never so good. The invoice of painting requires it to be directly perceived, because it is often an essential element of the author’s style.
The small format is like poetry in the visual arts. It does not bear the decorative-monumental nature of the great paintings, but requires special attention. It awakens the viewer’s desire to be “read” and predisposes to intimacy. Its place is not on large empty walls. The small format stands well in niches, columns, furniture, and more in more intimate spaces. It is good to be in a group with other small works.
The medium and large format paintings have close inspiration in the interior. They are suitable for large rooms and long empty walls. For them, the necessary distance is required to look at them. In the bedroom, it is normal to have few works with more air between them, while for the other rooms it is well placed to group them in closely spaced compositions.
In this line of thought, arranging pictures is a complex compositional process that can not be affected in this article. It is subject to many factors such as stylistics, technique, format, picturesque and color features, composition, wall illumination, and so on in virtually all aspects of art.
Finally, before you buy a “wall painting”, make a link to a gallery that can professionally consult you. These consultations cost nothing but they can guide you in the broader art world. For all questions, you can always contact us!