Some of us start planning their home art collection ahead of time, others realize the need to arrange art much later when they already acquired many art pieces. In any case, curating home art collection and connecting all pieces into one art wall will add visual harmony and help to appreciate every single piece.
So what are the main rules or principles in art organization? – Let’s look into different art displays.
- Two paintings. It seems like such a small number of artworks should not pose any problem at all. However, the challenge comes with the number: these collections have no visual center. It is hard to lay eyes on one work to start with. Therefore, odd numbered displays might look chaotic and create a sense of disturbance. What can help is to look for a diptych. Diptych has two parts of the same image. It is balanced and easy ‘to read’
- Four paintings. Same problem again, but how to deal with it now? – Well, symmetry is a good idea to work on. It creates a striking and simple focal point. You can achieve a symmetrical look in several ways. Look for artworks from the same artist or a few artists using a similar technique. You can also keep the size of paintings comparable and pay attention that frames create a sense of homogeny. Buying online can make the process easier by looking for works with similar key words, tags or styles. Also, a common problem when hanging several artworks above a sofa or sideboard is that it’s not in scale. Having pieces that are too small will make the whole arrangement look strange. Make sure the whole collection is at least two-thirds the size of the sofa or sideboard.
3. And at last, what is a good way to organize multiple artworks into a wall display? It requires some planning. Gallery arrangements are easier for blank walls, so there are no other elements (like mirrors or windows) taking attention away from the collection. Start with an understanding of dimensions of the future display. Position the most prominent piece at eye level in the center and work outward. Using framed works sometimes makes art look heavier – allow some space between the pieces.
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