Friday, May 11, 2007

Art as Punctuation

I love art, and I especially love the variable, powerful impact of art in a setting. One of the most significant ways to make a space unique and personal is by the addition of artwork to the walls. Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us; and thus so, art can make or break a space. It is the punctuation mark in a room. And so, what is the affect: a question mark or an exclamation mark...?!

Jeffers Design
Magni Design
M Design
Donghia
Elle Decor, seascape by Marine Hugonnier
Annie Schelchter
Canadian House & Home
, photo by Joy von Tiedemann
Apartment Living, Rob Ostan painting
Canadian House & Home, art by Kim Atlin Elle Decor, framed Rolling Stone magazine covers
Home Style, cherry blossom image
Magni Design
Kerry Joyce
Alex Papachristidis Canadian House & Home
Woodson & Rummerfield
Elle Decor, wood panels painted by Charles Mary Kubricht
House Beautiful

18 comments:

Huckery in Finnland said...

Terramia:
I don't know how to tell you that you have the BEST posts out there! This one takes the cake for me. Being an artist, art and creation is special to me. This has been a treat for the eyes. Thanx.

cleo said...

Very inspirational pictures.Thank you for showing them. Have a nice weekend.

J Lee said...

I totally agree - art is so important to me and being able to showcase talent like that is definitely the perfect beginning and an end to a space. LOVE IT.

Linda Merrill said...

What a fabulous collection of images. So inspiring to both artist and designer!

LauraB said...

Wow that was really great. There's been so much posting about walls of smaller pieces of art grouped together, it's cool to see larger stand-alone pieces.

Erin said...

AMAZING pictures!!! You are spot on about the way art punctuates a space...these are excellent examples. Thx so much for the post!

jamie said...

such great images, thanks!

michelle said...

Dude, great post again, do you have magical powers...com'on you can tell me, I won't tell anyone...Seriously though, nice ocean shot over the couch, been done but this that is killer!

Di Overton said...

You are so right and you have certainly proved it by putting together all these amazing images.

Helen said...

Hello from this side of the Prime Meridian! Thank you so much for all the kind messages you left on my blogsite! I'm very impressed with all the research you do for all your daily posts - you're amazing! I particularly like the picture with the map of the world!

franki durbin said...

Okay, I almost cannot stand it! Where to begin? The Magni Design room is superb. Absolute perfection and I have longed for those chairs for quite some time.

I adore the lips photo by Joy von Tiedemann. Very sexy for the boudoir.

But the clincher is the Woodson & Rummerfield piece with the wedge sandals on the girl running. I think that's an image of me! LOL! Fabulous.

I enjoy a little bit of "!" and a dash of "?" in my artwork. You have to keep people engaged, so a mix is required.

Excellent post.

** Terramia ** said...

Michelle,
You are hilarious! No magical powers... dang it! I wish... I reckon to be able to freeze time would be cool, but on the condition I would be able to keep ticking along (I would catch up on looming deadlines!!). Wouldn't that be cool?
Or to fly (like anywhere!), to control weather (please don't rain this weekend!), or to make chocolate and pastries and all that yummy "bad" stuff have zero calories! Yum!
Just a trivial Friday thought...

Have a splendid, fun-filled weekend everyone!
Peace & Joy... T.

c said...

you have some really fantastic images! thanks for checking out my blog...i'll be adding yours to my list of picks.
-c

Anna said...

So many gorgeous pics here Terramia!! But I do love that black freestanding bath and the hawaiian one!
XO
Anna

andrea said...

It gives me great joy to see interiors with REAL art in them. Thanks!

mommy zabs said...

What an inspiring peice! Love it!

Ben said...

This is some awesome paintings! I just bought Renoir and I'd say that these paintings look just as good!

Joanna Goddard said...

what a genius idea. you have such great, themed posts!