Why Purchase Art?

Art has existed for as long as man has. From cave wall paintings, to hieroglyphs, to Romantic canvasses, to postmodern splatters, visual art has always been created by humans who want to express themselves when words do not suffice.

People also love to collect and display art as much as they love to create them, with famous paintings by artists like Van Gogh and Picasso selling for millions of dollars. Some might wonder why people would spend such an exorbitant amount of money for a painting, but there are reasons why different individuals keep inspirational wall decorations:

  1. Interior Design. A painting can greatly alter the appearance of a specific room. A carefully chosen piece can add personality to a certain space. Good purchases can make a middle-income family’s home feel like a millionaire’s.

  2. Abundance of Art. There are a lot of artworks that are constantly created around the world, and one of them is bound to fit right inside someone’s home.

  3. Relaxation. Looking at visual art that one finds beautiful enables the brain to release a pheromone that is also present when one is in love. Looking at art that one loves helps one to relax, given the hustle and bustle of modern-day living.

Of course, one does not need to purchase classical or monumental works to enjoy such benefits. Any painting, sculpture, or decorative print can give a person inspiration and joy, as long as he or she chooses artwork with personal meaning.

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