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Modern Art without the Modern Price tag

2What is modern art? Who decides what is considered to be art? Why can’t the everyday person be considered an artist? Art really is subjective; something that one person thinks is amazing, another may think is awful. We all have our own concept of what art is and we often include other people’s pieces in our own homes to add a little bit of character to what would otherwise be an emotionless space.

“Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form, such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.”

The Art of the Renaissance

The above quote pretty much sums up the meaning of art. It is all about expression and this is exactly why we include pieces of art within the home, to express the look and feel of the people living in it. So why are we not more confident in creating these pieces ourselves? If art is based on the world around us, then why not depict it in a painting or sculpture that isn’t made by some known artist but instead the artist we all could be? There is nothing more satisfying than self expression and this is why companies like Homecrafts were established, to allow people to do just that.

You are re-designing your living room, you have the neutral colour tones, the fancy furniture and the plush furnishings but there is something missing. You can’t quite put your finger on it but you need to make the room more personal and home like and a piece of art is the perfect solution. It not only adds a unique feel to the space but it also pulls together a style and allows you to show your creative side.

Don’t be afraid to get messy, to really embrace your artistic side and produce a masterpiece. It may well be a little unconventional but who cares? It is your home, you have to live with it and if you like it then surely that is all that matters.

You don’t have to limit yourself to a painting, pick up a camera or a craft project, anything that really gets your creative juices flowing and will fit perfectly into the home. You never know, you may find your calling or even merely a hobby that you can get your teeth into.

One of the biggest things that hold us back in making our own art is the thought that we wouldn’t be any good at it. But who is to say that your piece isn’t on par with a Van Gogh? If art is interpretative then surely you cannot go wrong. Just go for it and see what happens, you could be pleasantly surprised.

Debbie Fletcher is an enthusiastic, experienced writer who has written for a range of difference magazines and news publications. Follow her here: @Debbie_Fletch18



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