(via Emily Henderson)
Some might argue that art is purely decorative – that its purpose in a room is all form and no function. I would argue that the function of art is vital to a room, and it is to bring the intrinsic sentiments of color, line, and shape to a space. Art is an experience, and a room cannot be felt without its presence. It’s a highly functional part of interior design that infuses the room with character and allows a more personal connection with our built environment. Just as a museum gallery does not function without its art, and our homes cannot fill their phenomenological roles without the presence of artwork, helping a room bridge representation and emotion. For all of these reasons, I feel strongly that beautiful art should be accessible to everyone, and luckily there are several amazing online art sources connecting artists from around the world to people like you and me who want to collect art that fills their home with joy. Find some of my favorite pieces from each source below!
(via Thou Swell – Masterful Vignettes in Manhattan)
(via Thou Swell – Tye Street Dining Room Plans)
(via Thou Swell – Artful New York City Apartment Tour)
Yosemite Valley, Teach 4 Amerika, Wheat, Pennsylvania, Waiting, Three Ducklings, Untitled, Haute Couture