Four Seasons SummerEven though in the contemporary times, more and more people are flocking towards buying abstract art, garden oil paintings still hold its ground strong.

Whereas abstract expressionism can be explained as a fad, the timelessness of the beauty of garden oil paintings can’t be denied.

Let us take a look at the history of garden oil paintings and how they got to be one of the most powerful celebrations of nature, beauty, and expression.

The Advent of Garden Oil Paintings

The origins of garden paintings are yet unknown. However, examples of it are strewn across every culture, in every depiction.

Oriental art saw delicate paintings of gardens, cherry blossoms, and rivers purely as a decorative experience, with no deeper symbolic meaning attached to it. South Asian gardens dominantly express godly love, and are associated with the religion, Hinduism.

Lotus flower has immense importance in that culture. Coming towards western civilizations, French artists contributed heavily in the development of garden oil paintings after the gothic, baroque and rococo periods.

Notable Artist: Claude Monet

The discussion about garden oil paintings is incomplete without mentioning the legendary impressionist, Monet. His work is a rich collection of French gardens of Paris, Vetheuil, Poissy, and Giverny. He painted bridges of London and Japan as well.

He drew his inspiration from the likes of Manet and Renoir, and his stroke quality was delicate, yet pigmented with his depiction of nature. Monet’s work is not a naturalistic expression of what he saw. He deconstructed what was in front of him, and put in his own objective eye to create his masterpieces. Some of his masterpieces include Woman in a Garden, Springtime, and In the Garden.

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Contemporary Development

Contemporary development in the field of garden oil paintings has been steady. Though more artists are working in abstract art, artists such as Judith Barath understand the timelessness of garden oil paintings.

Her medium is usually oil on canvas when it comes to painting garden oil paintings. Her work is strongly influenced by abstract gardens as well. Her paintings are richly colored and bold in its impression. They can be easily hung in offices and home, increasing the sophistication of the ambiance.

Judith Barath is also skilled in photography and digital art. If you want to get your hands on one of the contemporary garden oil paintings, you can order your favorite piece from the website.

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Continuing from part one; we explore how one can use art properly in our homes to give them a perfect aesthetic appeal.

Artistic Impression in Your Home

Taking Away the Clutter

When using a work of art in your home, the best way to make it the star of the room is by simply letting it be. Exercise restraint by using simpler and less-detailed furniture to highlight the complexity of the artwork. So by keeping the color of the chair, walls, lampshades and sofas in one color scheme, you will be giving your eyes the rest they need. Thus, you will be giving yourself the chance to completely focus on the painting, rather than on the shapes or accessories around it.

Furniture Placement

You don’t want anything to obscure your view of the art, so it is important that you know what to do and what not to do. A painting on a wall can only be called artistic if the furniture around it complements its space and allows the vision to flourish. For example, if you are using a landscape oil painting, placing a beautiful green shrub underneath, or a rectangle potted plant will give more emphasis to the painting above.

Keep a Color Palette

While in keeping away the clutter, we emphasize the significance of the paintings, we can also do the opposite and use all the colors in the artwork and use it as the entire room’s color palette. By surrounding yourself with the colors you love, you will be using this theme to create a finished look in the room.

Proper Styling

Art has a way of bringing together a room, but only if it is incorporated while keeping the style of the room intact. For example, if the home is themed in a monochromatic style, a more vibrant work of art can be used to balance out the color and style of the room. However, in interior decorations, many people use the style of artwork and work the décor of the room around it. So if you have a soft painting of gardens, you can choose to use the muted color palette of the painting to create a tone around the room.

Lighting

Monochrome photos use the concept of light to promote an idea. Taking this concept literally, you can choose to highlight a painting by making it stand out with proper lighting. However, with lighting it is important that you use proper angles so that any shadows cast do not create an unappealing impression. Use lighting with care when using it to enhance the art.

As art lovers, it is our duty to use these different ideas to create a strong design. You can use all these tips and combine them to give a unique look to not only your art but also your room. Remember; proper art work can only be presented in the best light if color, shapes and furniture placement are used in balance.

So if you want to use gorgeous photos and celebrated art likegarden oil paintings, browse through the collection at Judith Barath Artsand buy some of the most stunning photos and artwork from around the world.