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Why Decorate with African Art?

     African art is showing up in more home decorating plans than ever before - partly because of a renewal of internet in African American culture, and partly because of an internet in something more vibrant than traditional modern art. African art comes alive when you place it in your home, adding an image that is both bold and luminous. If you need more reasons to decorate with African art, here are four that seem to stand out.

For one, you can make a statement with African art. Itís still considered to be a fresh artistic style that doesnít become dated or old after a few years of displaying. Because this art is unlike any other, it tends to stand out in a room and can make anexcellent piece of a lounge or a living room. When you display this piece in a larger room, it creates a focal point that can use as a conversation piece. With the colors and the softened edges, thesepieces of art create a bold statement in any room you desire.

Another reason to decorate with African art would be to support the artist that created the work. While this is certainly the case with any artistís work, African pieces are especially well-known for being created by emerging artists more than established artists. When you purchase one of these pieces, you help to support the African American communityís ability to continue to create art. All artists need to eat and to eat they need the money to do so. While you may argue that African American artists are no more special than others, their art community is much smaller and more focused, so taking the time to contribute to their artistic productions is something that helps all artistic endeavors.

If you are wondering how to decorate your home, you may want to purchase African art in order to add to a theme you were considering. For example, if you like the idea of creating a savannah type room, you might want to include a painting that depicts this setting. Or you can choose various African artifact pieces that can be displayed to add to your decoration style. Pictures of lovers can be a great addition to your bedroom theme or can increase the romance in your living room area. You can also increase the style in your dining room by choosing pieces that depict the family setting.

And yet another reason to add African art to your home is to bring color into your living space. Because most African pieces tend to use brighter colors, you can easily incorporate this vibrancy into your living area with the simple hanging of a piece. Try choosing several pieces that have similar colors in order to add to the color effect or focus on just one piece and then build a colorful focal point in an otherwise monochromatic room.

There are as many reasons to decorate with African art as there are reasons to enjoy African art. So if youíre looking at add some life to your home, maybe you need to look at what African has created.

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Mr. Moyo Ogundipe has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His talents in Traditional African Art and Modern African American Art are well-known. He has created numerous beautiful African Paintings. Buy African paintings Online.

Posted on 2007-05-29, By: *

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