Present a work of art in the house or apartment, highlight paintings, art objects and sculptures, requires compliance with certain rules.

Invest in one or more works of art is undoubtedly the most rewarding way to provide an exceptional setting! Deep reflection of a personality, a character trait or a more or less eclectic taste, sculptures and art objects, paintings and photographs of art must always be staged particularly careful to ensure that the art then take all rightful place in the housing. For a work of art in outdoor, garden, yard, park.

The artwork in the home: the pitfalls

A work of art is not an object of decoration and ordinary sense can not occupy any space at home. It is absolutely necessary to know well the nature of the materials and their implementation in order to offer the most suitable place to keep it in the best conditions and as long as possible. The most highly valued works of art to be presented in a mood conditions stable, without specific aggression.

In this sense, must be avoided at all places extreme variations in temperature and humidity, while exposure to too much light and especially those subject to direct sunlight, and space all exposed to extreme heat, to grease and various pollutants (smoke-filled rooms, cleaning products or chemical fragrances). In a shower or bath, only the stone sculptures and ceramics can find place. The kitchen is a room to be avoided, the proximity of radiators and narrow-traffic areas as well. Attention also to dust in old housing in particular. All works with all or part an organic nature (silk, wood, leather) are more prone to organic alteration (molds, yeasts, insects) that works mineral (clay, stone, plaster). But large temperature variations are equally likely to crack a canvas, plaster cracking, splitting wood than altering a patina. The fireplace is one of the worst places to hang a picture or a sculpture exhibit! Who wants to build, the trick is to tell the architect wanted to exhibit works of art in the habitat it may incorporate this constraint by providing suitable spaces and walls.


How to value a work of art in itself?

The artist is certainly the first person able to advise on the atmosphere most conducive to the art object. This is often integrated it into the design of his work. Observe staged objects in museums, exhibitions, art galleries, or any other place of public display is also a fantastic source of inspiration. Except to seek the advice of an interior decorator confirmed three main possibilities are to be used to integrate a work at home: compliance style, neutrality, or rupture in contrast. In the first case, it is the general atmosphere of a room that guide the nature of the work that we are honest, where the reverse. the way proceeded Prussic of Rothschild who “built” around work! To implement romantic romantic example. In a style defined inside without the latter case is particularly suitable. Place the artwork in a neutral decor: the work is only the scenery! The third option is to play the opposition, a good design principle: the very old with the very contemporary wood against the stone, the stone face to the glass, colored table and worked on rough concrete wall.

A work, works, large and small spaces!

A room can be completely inhabited by a work of art, as far as we know the highlight. Should we choose a work based on the fact that it must happen? Not necessarily, because art is above all a matter of heart stroke. Knowing also that it is best to paint a wall to fit the work rather than choosing a work “that could go with the wallpaper in the room!” For cons, the size of the open requires compliance with certain rules.

A great work, great space and solitude: More work is one big (painting or sculpture) he needs more room to be admired from afar, more solitude also highlights. Only, she did all the scenery, in large rooms, large volumes. Coalition for smaller works: except surprise isolated in a small niche or unusual place specifically designed for this purpose, a small work of art deserves to reach the proximity of other small works. Ideal for smaller rooms, hallways wall tables or cubes pedestals diverse small sculptures. It is an incentive for the approximation admire. For cons, the artwork never married to trinkets.