Thoughts and ideas from Matt Kaplinsky
5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Art
September 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM
by Matt Kaplinsky
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Art is one of the most beautiful things you can experience. Not only does it bring joy to everyone around it, but it can also teach us a lot about ourselves and the world we live in.

Read on to learn a few reasons why you should buy art for your home, whether you buy from an artist selling art online or at a local gallery.

1. It's proven to make you happier

Did you know that just looking at art can make you a happier person? It's been proven that looking at art can release dopamine in your brain, which is the same chemical that you feel when you're in love!

Regardless of the picture, sculpture, mixed media, or painting, if you like the way it looks and it's pleasing to you, it's bound to produce dopamine.

Fill your home with art, and you'll be a happier person for it!

2. It's a great way to decorate your home

Of course, everyone has different tastes, but if you need something to fill your empty walls, art is a great option. Not only can it bring color to your space, but it can truly bring your room together.

In addition, you'll also be able to create a space that is uniquely yours. No one in the world will have the same arrangement of art on their walls as you do!

Art isn't just about paintings or photos on your wall though. Art can also be a sculpture, vases, or other standing objects. That means the ways that you can decorate your home with art are limitless!

Try mixing sculpture with paintings to create an artistic feel in every space of your home!

3. You can support local creators in your community

If you've ever heard of the term "starving artist," well, there's something to it. Artists are often under-appreciated for their talent, and it means a lot to every artist when you purchase their work.

Not only that but when you purchase a piece of local art, you give that artist hope and joy that encourages them to keep creating.

It might sound meaningless to purchase local art, but it's not meaningless to the artist!

You can also find local pieces from creators that are used to selling their art online!

4. You can express yourself through art

Did you ever see a painting that really resonates with your feelings? Perhaps you're feeling down and a beautiful painting of a rainy day at the beach strikes a chord. No matter what kind of art draws you in, by purchasing it, it's actually a form of self-expression.

You can start a collection of pieces that you really love, hang them throughout your home, and every time you see them, you'll know it's a true expression of yourself.

5. It can teach you about the world

Sometimes art can speak louder than anything else. It's true that some of the most important ideas are expressed through art.

For that reason, purchasing art is one of the best things you can do to understand the world around you.

Purchase more art today!

Whether you purchase a piece of art from a local vendor on the street or an artist selling art online, you will be nothing but satisfied with your purchase.