For instance, there’s a pretty good chance each and every one of you looking at this abstract oil by Peruvian artist, Victor Aldana is feeling something completely different. It’s called “Semidarkness” but some may see this image and feel a lightness or a sensation of happiness. Images can affect our psyches quite powerfully.
Let’s say you have always wanted to travel to Africa. Take advantage of the painting choices from Ghana to take that trip each day while remaining in your home. You can have some fun with these Calabash Dancers by artist Emmanuel B. Coker. The bright colors and a playful feel of the women dancing will brighten any room and just might inspire you to make that dream trip a reality!
If you are ready to start 2017 with a bit of serenity and calm, you can focus on a Buddhist theme. Choose one room to provide yourself a beautiful sanctuary for reflection.
Showcase the Floral Buddha Phuttha Bucha painting then place the Glorious Buddha Hand Carved Wood Puzzle box nearby. Both pieces are decorative and send the subtle message that your space is filled with harmony, peace, and tranquility.
Choosing contrasting images for display is another technique to create a mood. Expressionist art is just that: the artist is sharing their emotions in visual form.
Artist Raul Cardenas uses oil paints to create the stunning image, ‘Andean Torrent,’ which blends rugged mountains with the natural, calm flow of water. This image makes me want to go on a hike. For others, it may evoke meditation. If so, try pairing this painting, showcased prominently on a wall, with the Meditative Calm wood figurine from Indonesian artist Eka, situated close by.
Just imagine yourself sitting outdoors within the scenery of the painting while calmly meditating… ahhhhh. Perfection!
There’s no end to the combinations of emotions and moods you can invent when you let your creativity guide you. No matter your taste or style of home décor, NOVICA has you covered with many original works of art from around the world.
*Reprinted from NOVICA