10 Reasons to Love Figurative Art
Whether you love collecting sculpture or paintings and drawings are more to your liking, there are lots of reasons to appreciate the long-standing appeal of nudes and figurative artwork.
#1 Pairing classical figurative sculpture with a gallery of drawings and photos adds an instantly sophisticated feel to any space in your home. Well-placed mirrors are a clever way to add a feeling of spaciousness, and allow your 3-dimensional artwork to be appreciated from all sides, even in a small space.
(Image: Design by Jarret Interior Design, Courtesy of Houzz)
#2 Nude portraits are part of an established artistic tradition, yet they can also be amazing and energizing when re-interpreted in a modern style. I love how this pop art portrait provides an undeniable focal point above the classical fireplace, and how well it coordinates color-wise with both the sofa and decor.
(Image: Photo by Roger Turk – Northlight Photography, Courtesy of Houzz)
#3 Small nudes and figurative sculpture are fantastic additions to creative vignettes and mixed art displays. Try combining new original artwork with your existing decorative pieces to transform your space.
#4 Displaying figure-based art in the bath adds color and personality, and well-placed art can also help tie things together with the rest of your décor.
(Image: Photo by Blue Tangerine Art, Courtesy of Houzz)
#5 Pairing nudes with animal prints evokes a feeling of drama and history…
#6 …or try mixing your figurative art with furry textured throws and pastel hues to conjure chic comfort and luxury.
#7 Mixing classical figurative shapes with abstract sculpture and velvety textures is a sure way to keep things interesting. Try featuring large sculptures on their own pedestal for additional visual impact.
(Image: Photo by Katherine Shenaman Interiors, Courtesy of Houzz)
#8 Statement nudes are a striking way to add a touch of warmth and color to clean white modern spaces.
#9 Figurative artwork combines well with lots of different kinds of art to breathe new life into salon gallery walls.
(Image: Photo by mb design studio, Courtesy of Houzz)
#10 Oversized abstract nudes in brilliant colors make an undeniable style statement, and make great conversation starters in any room.
(Image: Photo by Mark Boisclair, Design by Tate Studio Architects, Courtesy of Houzz)