"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

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Why You Should Display Art Prints at Home

A lot of us have always wished for having impressive fine art in our homes. Who wouldn’t want Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night displayed over the mantle? How could someone pass up having Georgia O’Keeffe’s Sky Above Clouds IV in the dining room? And how could someone deny that having Jackson Pollock’s abstract art would bring life to any dull room at the house? Displaying such artwork in our homes is a dream—a wild one at that. In fact, it seems impossible. These pieces of art would cost us thousands or even millions of dollars.

Some would argue that we don’t need such acclaimed and beloved artwork to improve our homes. We can just create our own. After all, creating art is always a good bonding time with family and a healthy form of self-expression. It’s never a waste of time. But a lot of us don’t trust our skills (or lack thereof) in creating art.

But don’t worry because there are other ways of using art for home improvement. We don’t have to spend too much money. We don’t even have to put our illustrations or painting skills to the test. We can always turn to printing art. There are many printing services available to us. We can even go to the stores and purchase our own printers and their supplies.

Artists and Printed Works

Many artists have done their fair share of printing artwork. Today, many of them print art that was created using software by Adobe. The popularity of the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil also opened doors for many of them. But before them, there were artists who came before the advent of computers and tablets.

At the peak of his life, Andy Warhol was at the forefront of the Pop Art movement in the 1950s and the 1960s. He was a prolific painter, illustrator, and filmmaker. But printmaking solidified his legacy in the art world. He transformed everyday objects such as the Campbell Soup cans and Brillo Pad boxes into captivating works of art through silk-screen printing. He used elements from the pop culture of his time and presented them in new ways, usually with stunning neon colors.

Another prominent artist that revolutionized printing in art in the 1960s is Roy Lichtenstein. Warhol played around with pop culture and everyday objects in his art. Lichtenstein, on the other hand, played around with parody. He was inspired by the aesthetic of comic books. He printed works that featured bold lines and colors, and the Ben-Day dots that were popularized by comic book illustrations.

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Benefits of Having Art at Home

We may feel like we’re not as talented as Warhol and Lichtenstein. They were the faces of a groundbreaking art movement. But that doesn’t mean we can’t play around with printing artwork and displaying it in our homes. But is this significant? What can we gain from displaying art in our homes?

Well, artwork brings life into spaces. It won’t matter if your house just has plain white walls. Displaying art brings pops of color. It evokes different kinds of emotions from their viewers. As a result, it makes homes feel more human in a way.

Constant exposure to art also has positive impacts on our physical and mental health. Art and creative expression validate our feelings of anger, fear, and other strong emotions. Such emotions could be triggered by many things. But with some people, they are triggered by pain and illness. Studies found that expressing such emotions in art improves morale. Improved morale, in effect, speeds up their recovery. Art also boosts creativity and motivation. This has positive impacts on our mental health because it keeps our spirits up.

Displaying art in our homes also has social benefits. Whenever we’re entertaining guests, we use artwork as a conversation starter. It keeps people engaged. It brings life to your parties. In general, art in society creates a culture of inclusion and collaboration.

Having art in our homes shouldn’t be such a hassle. We don’t have to shell out too much money. Printing art opens a lot of doors for us. We can print replicas so that we can view at home the works of our favorite artists every day. Or we can channel the inner artists in us and not be afraid to try new things. We can follow the footsteps of Warhol and Lichtenstein by creating new art with printers.

Printing artwork is an easy way for us to have impressive displays in our homes. It also proves that anyone can have art regardless of their social and financial situation. So it’s only right that all of us get to enjoy the benefits of having art in our homes.

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