Know Everything About How To Buy Paintings
thinking of buying a painting for a relative? There are some things
you should know that will help to make your gift be better
appreciated. There is more to buying a painting for someone than just
the right size and color.
One of the
most important considerations when buying a painting for someone else
is the content or theme of the painting. If the relative you are
thinking of buying a picture for has a home that has modern
furnishings a painting of the old west would probably be out of
place. The opposite is true as well; a Picasso would look dreadfully
out of place in a home furnished in early American or country decor.
Of course you
have to think about the size of the painting too, if the person has
an average size home with eight foot ceilings a six foot tall
painting is just not going to work. You should know where the
painting would be placed before you buy so you can choose one that
will fit the wall properly.
religious themes can work well when buying for relatives. In contrast
to buying for a friend when you may not know their religious
background you will in all likelihood be very familiar with the
religious preference of a relative.
smart idea is to buy paintings from artists whose works the relative
already has. It is pretty much a guarantee that if they like an
artist enough to have his paintings
hanging on their wall, they would welcome another.
If you know
that the person likes a particular area or vacation spot that can
make for good subject matter to look for in a painting. If their
favorite vacation was in a small town in Italy, a painting
of a quaint little cafe would go nicely. If you know that they have a
penchant for the Caribbean and their home would receive such a
painting in good taste you could buy a seascape of a Caribbean beach
really like the paintings
by the Old Masters like the Dutch artist, Rembrandt or the romantic
styles of Monet. While buying an original is quite likely cost
prohibitive, you can find reproductions that are very well done and
will be loved by the person you are giving them to.
The best thing
to do is to make sure of the style that the person or persons prefer
and be sure that you know the size of the area where the painting can