Tips to enrich your art-buying experience
Viewing and purchasing art is a very personal experience.
Art brings a lot of joy and evokes emotion in a way that is sometimes voluntary. It can take us to a place from a distant joyful memory and has the power to improve our mood in an instant.
Like the ability to read and write, Art distinguishes human beings from all other species on earth.
Think about this - the first time a human being saw and appreciated a flower for its beauty versus thinking about its purpose or as a food source. As we evolved as a society, our desire to enrich and improve our personal spaces evolved as well.
To help with your buying process, I decided to share some questions that I’ve asked myself during my own process:
Why do I like or enjoy the kinds of art that I am already buying or considering?
Does the art represent something that is important to me?
How do I fit into this artwork? What is the connection between me and what the art represents?
What about the art appeals to my senses?
Do I like the artist, his/her work, and what they represent?
When viewing the artwork, what do I feel?
What is the art communicating to me?
Does the art make me think about things that I enjoy or have never thought about before?
By asking yourself these and other similar questions, you can quickly narrow down the pieces of artwork that are important to you.