art buying tips
relationship factors in your space
All artwork needs to be hung somewhere. Having awareness of the relationship that exists between the art and the living space is important. Making the right choices can give greater balance and richness to both. I recommend picking out art that you really love and resonate with first and then decide if it will work in a particular space second. You just may desire to redecorate the interior to coordinate with the art. When buying a print there are many factors that play into your decision making process so it is beneficial to know as much as you can before buying the art.
Giclée prints can be produced onto mediums that present the artwork very differently.
- Canvas prints are the most popular choice when reproducing Cianelli's large abstract pieces. Canvas holds up well over time and has a quality feel. The texture of canvas introduces a painterly element but tends to soften the detail somewhat. Canvas prints are finished with either a gloss or matte protective finish. We recommend a gloss finish for more depth and color saturation in the image. Canvas prints can be hung either framed or unframed. An unframed canvas print is gallery wrapped onto 1.5" stretcher bars and gives a minimalist contemporary look.
- A print on fine art paper is a great choice when framing. Picture Rag is hands-down our favorite paper. It produces a gorgeous image with a soft feel and a somewhat luminous quality. It is a very thick heavy weight paper, thicker than canvas. Being acid-free and 100% cotton rag it’s the best choice for archivability. Other great choices are Somerset Velvet, Archival Matte, and Metallic Paper.
- Acrylic prints are glossy and have a glass like feel because the art is printed directly to the back of the 1/4" material. They are unframed and seem to float off the wall for a unique contemporary look. Acrylic prints are also a great choice for a humid enviroment like a bathroom.
- Metal prints have a modern feel with excellent pop and offer the highest gloss level and shine. Metal prints do not feel as warm as canvas or paper but image clarity and detail is spectacular. Metal prints are also unframed and seem to float off the wall.
Your choice of artwork may change based on the interior space you are working with. You may also consider changing the design elements or color of the space to match the art. Take a look at the main colors in the room and whether or not some of the colors exist within the art. You can also add small accents in the room with the exact same colors found in the artwork to compliment the relationship. For example, a living room that is muted or grey can drastically change with a large colorful print. Then by using something as simple as pillows that match the artwork you end up adding that needed color that enhances everything. For sample images and an explanation of color coordination read this article: Modern Abstract Art – Interior Decor Options with Large Canvas Art.
Size and Orientation
The great thing about a print is that you can order it in many different sizes based on your need. Before buying a print measure your wall and put up masking tape to figure out the best size. Usually a larger size has greater visual and emotional impact. But choosing a size is also about finding balance with your space and the emppty wall. Larger pieces do well to compliment furniture such as a bed, couch, or table. Usually a wide horizontal piece us hung over the furniture of a similar size. If there are other pieces of art they are usually hung at the same horizontal viewing line. If the ceiling is high a tall or large piece is appropriate.
Overall Energy and Emotion
Art can express to you energies and feelings that are of many emotions - be it peace, excitement, mystery, sophistication, etc. Art can also introduce elements that reference the earth, water, fire, wind, and metal. Ask yourself what elements are already in the space. You might want to try to find a good balance that you feel comfortable with. Consider what the room is used for and what it needs to compliment it. A boring room might need more energy or vice versa. Studying color theory and feng shui may help you.
It helps to hang the artwork in a location with good natural lighting to bring out those colors in the day. If you want to accentuate it at night as a central piece consider overhead lighting or having a tall lamp near the artwork. You will want to be aware that a gloss medium can add glare especially a print on metal or acrylic and you will have to adjust lighting as needed.
Article written by Jaison Cianelli © CianelliStudios.com
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large abstract canvas prints
If you want to make a BIG impact for your space then we recommend Jaison's most popular offering - a large abstract canvas art print from the Abstract Energy Art gallery and Abstract Sacred Art gallery. Jaison creates these mixed media digital paintings in extremely high detail so that he is capable of printing large abstract canvas prints up to 9 feet wide. And if a larger size is needed they can be made available in triptych format where the artwork is divided in 3 huge canvas sections. These unique and emotive artworks can create a very dramatic and exciting change to your living space. Choosing just the right large size can make all the difference. Below are several examples of these canvas artworks hung in the home setting. You will want to choose something that reflects your style and coordinates with your space, but after taking a look you should be able to visualize where you might hang one of your own.
"My Abstract Energy Art is a blend of old and new techniques that are the result of a lot of experimentation, so you won't find anything else like it. Once you receive your artwork you will find yourself re-arranging the objects and colors within your space to coordinate with the print because it naturally becomes the central vocal point." - Jaison Cianelli