What makes a photograph described as “fine art”, fine art? Surprisingly it’s not about visual aesthetics. Before purchasing a photograph to display as art on your wall learn about fine art photographs.
Fine Art Vs. Decorative Art
The Dictionary Definitions
- fine art | ˌfīn ˈärt | noun1 (also fine arts) creative art, especially visual art whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content: the convergence of popular culture and fine art. 2 an activity requiring great skill or accomplishment: he’ll have to learn the fine art of persuasion. PHRASES have (or get) something down to a fine art achieve a high level of skill, facility, or accomplishment in some activity through experience: Mike had gotten the breakfast routine down to a fine art.
- decorative arts | ˈdɛk(ə)rədɪv | plural noun the arts concerned with the production of high-quality objects that are both useful and beautiful.
To put it simply, according to the dictionary; fine art is about aesthetics, while decorative art is about function AND aesthetics.
The Definitions In Terms Of Production Quality
While the dictionary definition is helpful, there’s another way to think about fine and decorative art. Or, more to the point of this article, how to think about fine art photography as wall decor. To be specific, the way to think about it is in terms of production quality. For example, think paper plates and plastic utensils vs. good tableware. Both serve the same function but are far from the same in terms of production quality. Paper plates and plastic utensils are short-term products. On the other hand, fine tableware, if taken care of, will last a lifetime. And, if the silverware and dishes are good enough, we may pass them along when we no longer need them.
What is Fine Art Photography?
Rather than discuss fine art in terms of personal views and to keep things clear, let’s talk about fine art photography in terms of production quality. And, when considering production quality, fine art printing keeps permanence in mind.
How To Buy Fine Art Photography As Wall Decor
First, of course, you want to purchase a picture that you enjoy seeing. And second, ensure the photo is of archival quality, in other words, printed with a process that ensures permanence so you can enjoy viewing the photograph for a long time.
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Who Is Sam D’Amico?
Sam D’Amico is the one that’s responsible for this article. He’s a photographer and photography teacher and does both as his profession.
Why Buy Fine Art Photography As Wall Decor From Sam?
The first reason is that you like one of his pictures and think it’d look great hanging in your home or office. Second, he’s a stickler regarding the production quality of the prints representing his work.
Dress Up Your Walls With High-Quality Work.
Sam sells his work in limited places to ensure quality control. While many art-selling platforms exist, most leave the artist out of the loop regarding quality control. As a result, you won’t find his work available for sale in the most popular places. He has made sure, as much as possible, that when you order a print from him, the quality is “fine art.”
Furthermore, he’s decided that when it comes to the experience, he wants the person looking to purchase an image to have the same experience on his site that they’d have on some of the more popular websites selling art. This platform provides an exceptional experience for the visitor, so the user experience is as good as, or better than, any other online art-purchasing place.
Among other features, there’s a standard wall preview feature AND a wall preview feature where you can use the camera on your phone, or another device with a camera (tablet, laptop, etc.), to preview the work as it will appear on YOUR WALL. And the authorized lab he’s using to print the work for this platform is excellent. Click here to read all about them.
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