Tips to Make Your Art Work Pop
Galerie Michael • Dec 12, 2017
MAKING YOUR ARTWORK STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
No matter how beautiful the art, no matter the hands that made it, fine artwork is vulnerable to things that may damage or destroy it. With so many pieces being originals that have no duplicates, it is especially important that we do what we can to ensure that art is protected. Owning a piece of art is owning a piece of history: the piece often has a historic or personal context, with either being of great importance, particularly if it comes from one of the greats.
CHOOSE AN ORNATE FRAME
If you are the artist, finding a beautiful frame for your piece can prove to be very frustrating. Selling your piece to an art gallery will alleviate this concern for you, but if you choose to keep it, you could be facing quite a journey. Using an internet search could be helpful to you, but it may also be worth your time to contact a gallery, or even an art consultant. Either one of these parties may be able to steer you in the right direction and help you beautify your work.
DISPLAY IT AWAY FROM OTHER ART WORK
Plenty of people will understandably want to place some pieces of art next to others. Some pieces are two, three, or even four parts. Unless you do have one piece that has several pieces, however, you will be taking attention from some pieces when you place other pieces next to them. Some pieces are more ambient, and are relaxing to look at, and others take more attention and analysis. If you’re not sure how to keep the two from mixing, you can again turn to an art consultant, or even see for yourself how you react to one piece versus the one that is right next to it.
MAKE SURE IT IS WELL-LIT
While you will want to be cautious of the type of light that you use to display your artwork, it is important that it is easily visible to viewers, and to yourself. While setting the lighting for your piece, be aware that extended exposure to direct sunlight can actually be detrimental some art work. UV Rays can peel paint and fade paint and cause some types of clay to become brittle. Never fear, though: it is possible to use recessed lighting, sometimes called studio lighting, to light your artwork. Artificial light is typically less harmful to fine art than natural light. Despite this, while you’re creating art, some artist swear that natural light is the best by which to create, and to paint, in particular.
KEEP YOUR WORK OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN
It goes without saying that some unfortunate things can happen to your prized possessions when you look away from your children. Watches and other small jewelry and go missing, glass items can be broken, and mysterious markings can turn up on furniture and walls. Putting your prized art piece in a place that your children cannot reach can be a hassle, a moment’s hassle is an investment in the future of the piece of art that has now become part of the home that you love.