I always find it incredibly intriguing to discuss artworks with other people. I think that one of the wonders that’s involved here is the fact that we all have such differing reactions to individual pieces. This can mean that we also have strong reactions.
To a certain extent, I find that I’m actually less interested in pieces of art that can be found hanging in art galleries. Although I can certainly see the artistic merit that’s attached to many of them (as well as the inflated price tags), it’s much more interesting to look at the choices that we may when choosing pieces at home.
The reality is that we really have to like a painting, before choosing to place it within the home. Or is that strictly true? It might be more accurate to say that someone who is close to us must really like a particular painting.
If it’s hanging in the home, then we may well have opted to buy it. Alternatively, there’s a chance that we received it as a gift, or that our partner may have selected it. This…