Contemporary Wall Art following an Ancient Tradition

Posted on 10/04/2012 Author: . Under: Decoration

Contemporary Wall Art following an Ancient Tradition

Historically wall art, in various fabulous forms, has been used to adorn buildings for centuries.  Many ancient civilizations such as the Thracians, Romans and Egyptians are renowned for the distinctive and dramatic way they decorated the walls of their temples and living spaces. Breathtaking frescos are marveled at all over the globe as are intricate mosaics, particularly popular in the East.

Why not use wall art to make a unique statement in your home?  Identify a suitable focal point and commission or create your own highly personalized example of wall art.  This daring interior design statement will have instant impact and certainly become a talking point in your home.

Contemporary Wall Art following an Ancient Tradition

Traditionally wall art has been used not just as a decorative feature but to communicate ideas, tell stories and record historic events.  A more contemporary wall artist will work in a very different style but the artwork will still have the same decorative or narrative purposes. Contemporary artists now have materials such as acrylic paint to use for creating wall art such as stunning vibrant murals.  This material may be used inside or outside as it is very tough and durable.  This convenient way of producing wall art is much quicker and easier that using the ancient fresco technique.

Contemporary Wall Art following an Ancient Tradition


Alternatively, if mosaic is a preference for making a powerful visual statement, there are a number of modern artists who still specialize in this glorious historic technique. Contemporary wall art may well be sculptural.  These days any materials can be used and combined to make stunning abstract features for the wall.  If a permanent wall art feature isn’t desirable, then it is possible to achieve massive impact with something more portable.  Maybe, create the art work on a floor to ceiling canvas or panel and then it can be moved as and when desired.

Whether you choose to create your own individual wall art statement, or you commission someone else to do it for you, the outcome is likely to be a highly personal artifact. It will be something that reflects your life, your character and your tastes and is therefore unique in every respect.

By Jaz

Contemporary Wall Art following an Ancient Tradition


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Contemporary Wall Art following an Ancient Tradition

Contemporary Wall Art following an Ancient Tradition


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