Decorative works of art are all good and well. It has always been possible to paper over the cracks if you will in terms of decorating the place, whether this be the domestic, commercial or work place. It has been all too easy to nip off to the mall to purchase ready to pack artefacts that can simply be placed on the walls of homes and businesses. Far too convenient but not always striking and memorable as good art ought to be. Take every living room’s standard fire place for instance. Hardware stores have them.
So too, warehouse-type shopping centers. But they are conveniently cheaper by the dozen and nothing more. Take the eye off of the ball and they are not well cared for either. And they do not last either. Would it not be preferable to commission a professional artist to put up a new decorative fire screen in its stead? Just a suggestion. Just a thought. Yes, it is quite true that commissioned art comes at a price. But given what it goes on to achieve you could just as well treat it as a worthwhile investment.
And, of course, enjoy it to the full. That is to say that you will be one of those who do appreciate fine art. No explanation need be given about the characteristics of fine art, but these days even so-called commercial art qualifies as fine art. Not just the decorative fire screen then but a reception wall mural too. Not just the wall mural but the intimate and small-sized still life. Not just the still life, but what about the magnificent landscape and do not forget the legacy that is created through the contribution of a well-oiled family portrait.