At Hampstead Fine Arts, our mission is to bring the choicest selection of classical and vintage European art to you. Having original art in your home is vital to your well-being. Art is a key piece of furniture for many reasons and yet it is sometimes put on the back burner in comparison to other home objects. Brain scans have revealed that looking at works of art can trigger a surge of dopamine into the same area of the brain that registers desire, pleasure, and romantic love 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 living room and bedrooms. We all love to express ourselves, be it through clothing, accessories, social media – the list goes on! Original, classical art in the home is a perfect way to express your artistic and aesthetic interests in a way different from most, because original artworks are one of a kind. 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 way to tie everything together and create a general focal point. 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 in a house. Rooms with original art work are comfortable rooms in a home. 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 with house guests. Original artworks foster creativity, expression, artistic inspiration. This is particularly important in homes with children as being surrounded by artwork will allow creative thinking. Art can make rooms 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 Owning an original artwork 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. 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 in the home, to just sit, look, and think. 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.
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 home, of all these reasons why to have art in the home, let’s not forget the fact that it is simply something fun to do.