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Wall Art to Adorn Your House

Wall art and wall hangings are a great way of enhancing the interior décor of the house. They could depict a lot of themes and colors touching various aspects of life in a sublime way that only art can do. Wall art varies depending on a few aspects that include the canvas or fabric used the paintings and the style.

Wall Tapestries

Tapestries have been used for adorning walls for a long time. They are of many varieties including textile art, a vertical loom or woven intricately. Tapestries usually consist of thread running perpendicular to each other. Tapestries could have a weft faced weaving in which all the threads that run along the length of the hanging are hidden while in warp faced weavings, it is the threads along the width that are hidden. The interlacing is what makes us the art used on murals, pillars and walls of royal buildings etc. and is made of thread made of cotton, linen, silk, silver, gold or other metal strands. Wall art can also be using principles of optical illusion where small dots that look continuous to the human eye make up the image or the picture being depicted on the wall hangings.

Art Tapestries

Art tapestries created by weavers and designers touch a lot of subjects including illustrations, cartoons, rural life and landscapes. Rococo style is quite popular with some French artists mastered in were used for landscapes and romantic themes and are very popular to adorn the living rooms. The Italian tapestries with their usual richness designed in the workshops were also famous for their war scenes, portraits and religious pictures. The wall art of this form usually costs anywhere between 300 – 900 dollars and could be more expensive depending on the painter or designer’s reputation.

Common Wall Hangings

Of the many options of wall art that one gets, Chenille tapestries are known for their scenery, art and ornamentation. Chenille is soft and really versatile supporting a lot of different forms such as clothing, upholstery and wall decoration and these hangings are inexpensive too. Medieval tapestries are amongst the more expensive ones because of the explosion of techniques, colors, weave and textures that have been used to produce these wonderful tapestries.

Wall art has constantly evolved because of various influences and a tapestry collection can include various styles like European style, romantic elements, myths, Gothic art, renaissance art, floral patterns, and background of Mille fleur. Jacquard loom tapestries, tapestries with hand finishing by European craftsmen and woven items are very popular.

Other popular collections include Unicorn tapestries, William Morris, Portiere tapestries, landscape and hunting scenes, Court of Arms, Flanders tapestries and Oriental tapestries. Interior decorators use some of them to set the theme of house too e.g. Oriental tapestries on the wall go well with spiritual environments with lamp shades and carpets with oriental influence too. At the end of the day, these art tapestries offer quite a lot of options to beautify the rooms and galleries.

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