As times change, we always want our homes to stay fresh. Often we will add new contemporary wall art, paint the room, or change up the furniture. This allows the space to grow just like we do. Imagine having our homes looking exactly the same for decades. Of course it’s important to keep tradition and elements of sentimental value, but having them stay purposeful is also very important. When it comes to contemporary wall art, it’s important to think of what story you want your home to tell.
Contemporary in other words means right now. What elements of today’s world are you trying to display? Wildlife contemporary wall art may display the current status of earth’s wildlife. By highlighting them through art, the message of awareness is created. These are beautiful creatures that often don’t have a voice. But their images symbolize courage, strength, and endurance. That’s a beautiful story to bring into the home. Not only are we decorating with art, the message of protecting nature is being told.
CONTEMPORARY WALL ART
Now that a message or story has been chosen, next comes how to incorporate the piece into the space. The artwork must be placed in an area where it will get attention without any distractions. The best thing to do is to have the artwork be the starting point. Allow the other elements within the room to balance one another. Contemporary wall art can come in all sizes and colors. If adding vibrant colors is what you are looking for, bright pieces will bring joyful and playful energy. Lighter colors are more trendy and have a sleeker look. This allows the room to feel more fresh and less cluttered.
The way that the art is hanged is also very important in differentiating between traditional and contemporary. Traditional framing is very elaborate with a very ornament style. While contemporary framing allows the art to speak on its own. A very contemporary look is to the art be mounted on plexiglass. This allows the piece to feel more connected to the architecture and part of the home.
STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Early morning. Firstly, I went to bed as early as possible; I wanted to photograph the horses at sunrise. Next morning I arrived at the location around 5:30 am or so. Above all, I had hoped for a brilliant sunrise; instead, the light was poor, and the overall atmosphere was gloomy.
The horses plunged into the water one by one and began marching like soldiers in formation. I wanted to capture the ninety-degree bend in the horse’s legs as they raised them while running. The water level was too high, making it an exceedingly difficult task for them as a result. No matter how high the horses lifted their legs, I could not get what I was aiming for.
I was frustrated with the conditions and was ready to call it a day consequently. Then I realized I was so fortunate to be there, I let go of my original idea and opted to stay in the moment. The result was this photograph. I captured something different than what I had planned. In conclusion, if you keep an open mind and stay in the moment, the result may exceed your expectations.
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