History Of Fine Art Prints
Like the spread of information through printed literature, the availability of fine art prints for the general public was nothing less than revolutionary for the way it allowed all classes to appreciate cultural material once only available to an elite few. Today, high-quality art prints still allow those on any budget to live with and enjoy beautiful artwork they love. In fact, the democratization of art was, and still is, a subject celebrated within art itself. Specifically, pop artists like Andy Warhol and street artists such as Shepard Fairey made mass-producible art partly as a reaction to what they believed to be the elitist nature of the traditional art world.
Decorating With Fine Art Prints
Fine art prints of unique artwork by emerging artists will not only beautify any room by adding interest and color, but they also help your home reflect your own personal taste and values. When selecting any artwork for your home, it’s always ideal to choose works you love independently from the space or furnishings that will accompany it in the room. However, the affordability of fine art prints allow more room for experimentation if you’re still discovering your tastes, or if your furnishings or home are bound to change in the near future. Obviously, color palette and subject matter is important, but also pay attention to the lines and style of the artwork to see if it harmonizes with those of your furniture and your home’s architectural elements. If your decor is eclectic--a mixture of various styles, eras, and/or colors--a well-chosen art print which echoes colors and lines of various pieces in your room can work to pull together the disparate elements into a cohesive whole. To help you get started, our curators have put together a stunning collection of fine art prints for you to browse.
Gifting With Fine Art Prints
Fine art prints make thoughtful and unique special-occasion gifts. Though the appreciation of artwork is highly subjective, if you’re quite knowledgeable about the recipient’s personal tastes and interests--for example, you know that they admire Impressionistic art and currently decorate with prints of works by Monet and Cassatt--you may find works for them matching their preferred style on our site. Doing so will also make the art-loving recipient aware of an up-and-coming artist whose career they may be interested in following. Furthermore, if the recipient is passionate about a certain subject matter, such as cats, wine, or the ocean, you may find prints of paintings or fine art photography prints dedicated to their particular passion. Be assured that if the gift recipient isn’t fully satisfied with the art print chosen for them, they will be able to return any unframed print within seven days of receipt. To help you get started, our curators have put together a stunning collection of fine art prints for you to browse.