Having an exclusive painting on the wall of your home is the ultimate dream of every art lover. In the midst of everything that is speeding, your home is the place where you can relax and have a serene time with your loved ones.

Therefore the importance of buying the right painting becomes more when it comes to adorning your home.

You may have encountered the signboard or an advertisement stating “paintings for sale” and your inner art aficionado suddenly wakes up.

You want to straightaway run-up to the art gallery or the seller and explore the collection. But you don’t do that. Why?

Because you may have some confusions, fears, and doubts that can completely change your mind about purchasing an artwork.

To erode this dilemma, I am jotting down a few points that will help you in making your purchase decision. Let’s begin:

Why is important!

The world of art is interesting and has a lot of space for new ideas and interpretations to fit in. But, someone who is looking to buy a piece of art, should be clear about what he/she wants.

Like when you decide to buy a painting for your home, what’s your intention?

Is it for an empty wall space, or to add some extra color to your room, or is it because you are making a collage of paintings?

Whatever it is, it should be crystal clear in your mind. When you know why you require purchasing an artwork, the search becomes much easy.

Keep a watch on the pocket

No one wants to buy something they cannot afford. One common dilemma that art lovers experience is the cost factor.

Generally, the most exclusive and appealing paintings by the renowned artists are extremely expensive.

Contemporary & abstract art are some of the most expensive paintings of all forms. So how does it go then?

As per my experience, I think what you have is enough to purchase what you require.

Like when you decide how much you are ready to pay, look for the paintings in the similar range only. For instance, if your budget is $ 500, you can attain an exquisite painting for the same amount.

Few of you will think “What if I am only ready to pay $ 100?”

It’s not an issue. You still can win some great pieces of paintings for the same amount.

It is recommended that you go for the paintings of the emerging artists.

Go online

Technology has empowered the art lovers so that they can now seek their favorite artist’s work sitting on their couch at their home.

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A lot of art galleries have come up that offers you thousands of artworks in one place. Choose the color and pattern as per your preferences as the online sellers provide numerous filters for the ease of buyers.

The backstory

The painting that you want to hang up the wall of your home would be looked at by everyone who visits you.

If someone asks you “what’s the story behind this painting?” you should be ready with the reply.

Get the detail of the artwork you are going to purchase by contacting the seller or even better, the artists.

So, next time you witness an ad saying ‘paintings for sale’, follow the tips and get a mesmerizing piece of art for your home. Thanks!



The History of Modern Art

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The heritage of art is supposed to go back to the dark ages of the human era when ancient men used to carve dazzling images on the walls of the caves.

Today, the age of contemporary art is on its full peak. But before the dawn of contemporary art, another art form existed that laid the foundation for the former.

We are talking about modern art. Now, do not misunderstand modern art with contemporary art as they are ‘Not’ the same thing.

Modern art mainly covers the time period of the late 19th century to mid of the 20th century. Modernism favoured the invention of new techniques, push of new ideas and encouragement of the re-interpretation process.

Starting from the movements such as impressionism, post-impressionism, and fauvism, this form of art has a solid history in its fold.

modern paintings

Modern paintings straightforwardly rejected the conventional methods of art where the theme of the art was mainly based on the religion, mythology, and self-portraiture.

This article is jotted down to offer you the exact story of how modern art overcome the traditional forms. Let’s have a look at the modern art and its history:

How it all started?

Before the 1870s, artists used to keep their entire focus on the depiction of the religious epics, portraiture, mythological tales, and mainly stuff revolving around God.

But, when industrial revolution hit Europe and North America in late 1800s, the overall picture of landscapes and lifestyles transformed completely.

There was a wave among the artists to represent what’s going on in the world in their paintings.

The modern paintings hence came into existence. It was all about examining and identifying personal expression.

Along with this, the same time period also witnessed the rising fame of photography. The easy access to the photography also played an elemental role in bringing new definitions in the modern paintings.

The subject based painting form was fading as photography had spoiled the party for the self-portraits and natural landscapes.

The amount of preciseness that photography attains was simply unmatchable. This made the artists move more towards the abstractionism.

It was the greats of Henri Matisse and Picasso who dared to question the conventional beliefs.

Modern art’s history

As said, the industrial revolution, if not majorly, but did lay the foundation for the modern art to start its journey.

Even after its beginning, modern art’s landscape continues to transform owing to the advancements in technology and some major world events such as World War and The Great Depression.

Artists of modern art era always focused and cared more for the art rather than the means to craft it.

Hence a lot of new tactics and mediums came up during the time period of fascinating modern paintings.

Modern Art and India

India tasted the first chunk of Modern art during the early 1900s.

Globally, the artists were all focused to give a personal voice to their paintings. But, Indian artists were emphasising on making a point of differentiation for Indian paintings.

Raja Ravi Varma who actually incorporated the western art style in his paintings was not so encouraged by other artists.

The Swadeshi movement laid the foundation for artists such as Rabindranath Tagore and Nandalal Bose who strictly condemned the western concept of naturalism.

These artists crafted some majestic pieces with the themes based on Indian Mythology and religion.

The main subject matter or the techniques followed by the Indian artists were based on the Indian miniature paintings and the fresco of Ajanta & Ellora Caves.

The Post-independence era of modern art in India

As soon as India got its independence in 1947, artists here choose to take much inspiration from the elemental aspects of the life.

The Progressive Artists Group was formed in 1947 with an aim to bring a rarity in Indian art. This group was made mainly to erode away the traditional ways so as to make way for the new and the much innovative way of art.