Art Picks: Man Cave

There is no denying it. Creating the perfect man room is a challenge. After the pool table is delivered and the home theater is installed, it’s time to decorate and let’s face it: prehistoric pictographs don’t cut it in a modern man cave. We understand, and we’re here to help.

Here are Global Gallery’s top art picks for the man (cave) in your life.

1) A Friend in Need, 1903 by C.M. Coolidge

Featuring anthropomorphic dogs playing poker, this image is perfect for the man with a sense of humor. Perhaps Coolidge’s most famous painting, dog lovers and poker players alike will appreciate this piece.

2) Historical Maps

One need not be a historian to recognize the significance of our comprehensive collection of historical cartography. Not only do these maps serve as a means to explore the past, they also make classic wall décor for the scholarly gentleman.

3) Lounge and Libations by Aaron Christensen

The title of this hip collage says it all, but there’s more art to go around. Check out Aaron Christensen’s other collages, like American Adventure, Cowboy Collage, Rock n’ Roll, and more.

4) Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

An art piece can express a love of racing, a childhood dream of flying a plane, or a memorable family boat trip. What better way to transform a room than to pay homage to man’s beloved automobiles?

5) Norman Rockwell Collection

Norman Rockwell’s warm illustrations pack a little humor and a lot of heart. From his sporting images to his family scenes, there is an image for everyone.

Need some more guidance? Our art consultants are at your service. Contact us at curator [at] or call us toll-free at 1-888-456-2254. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Color Curation: Mint

Green hues have been all over the place this year, and mint continues to be a prolific color in fashion, home decor, and art. This trend shows no signs of slowing, and it’s no wonder – it is a pretty fabulous shade of green. Without further adieu, let’s indulge in a bit of (m)in(t)spiration with these covet able images.

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Featured Artist: Janet Kruskamp

Since Janet was old enough to hold a crayon, she has known that she would become an artist. From Impressionism to Realism, Janet has traveled down many roads of discovery, finding inspiration in every style, medium, and subject matter. Being an artist is not just what she does, it is who she is.

Click here to check out the entire Janet Kruskamp collection.

Q: What inspires you?
A: On a personal level, I have always looked for beauty in commonplace scenes or objects, as can be seen in my still life imagery. Plato said, “It is beauty I seek, not beautiful things.”

Q: What do you enjoy doing when you are not creating art?
A: Tending to my rose gardens and fern garden. I guess that is creating too, isn’t it?

Q: Are there current art trends that you love or hate?
A: For me, the current art trends of today are sometimes off the scale of art. Although I am a traditionalist and favor realism in some form, I can appreciate some of the current trends in art, and I enjoy seeing good abstract art.

Q: Whose art can we find displayed in your home?
A: Well, of course there is a surplus of Kruskamp art in every room on every wall! I do have a litho by Norman Rockwell (of course!) and a signed drawing of Prince Valiant by Hal Foster. These two artists were my first idols as a small child.

I also have displayed some very old prints, including The Song of the Lark by Jules Breton, Dinner for Threshers by Grant Wood and Shepherd’s Call.

Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring artists?
A: Start with a good teacher who teaches BASICS and who teaches from LIFE! It is very true that everything you need to know about color, value, and composition is all there in a still life. And of course, paint everyday! The more you practice at anything the better you become.

Q: How do you feel about dogs playing poker?
A: I love the painting! It is clever, creative and humorous and also shows a great deal of talent. As far as the dogs go, I choose the one with the best hand!

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