Abstract Art: The Appeal of Audacity

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Abstract art, is definitely one of the most visually interesting styles in the art world. The style itself doesn’t seem to have any restraint, if anything it’s a colorful mess of fun. Usually abstract art can (and cannot) be characterized by shapes, forms, and colors that create more of a visual language than a clear cut image. You usually won’t see detailed figures, or any one thing that defines the picture as a whole. What you see is usually a visual that is left to the viewers imagination. The beauty of the abstract style is really that the viewer is in control of what message they receive.

You’ve probably seen or heard references of people standing in a museum looking at an image, and one person goes, “This piece really moves me, I can see the passion through the linear strokes the artist created. It’s a tragically romantic, with an essence of sexuality.” while a second person may say, “I see a rowboat, and a man lost at sea.” The beauty of abstract art is its against-the-grain-attitude. People will interpret Abstract pieces differently, and instead of an image of a fruit basket, or a bouquet of flowers these pieces challenge the viewer to dig deeper into themselves for meaning.

It’s an introspective challenge to find meaning, or maybe it’s not meant to have any meaning at all. That’s how it’s beautiful and audacious. In a way, lots of artists won’t challenge their audience, they’ll present a beautiful image and the viewer knows exactly what it is. But this style, it pushes you to think deeper, to experience more, to find meaning in it, or to choose to not find meaning at all.

Not only are these pieces visually intriguing, they look stunning in living spaces. If you’re having help visualizing some of these piece we’ll give you a few examples. Here’s a few images from our Pinterest community of how beautiful pieces of Abstract art can complement spaces to create a stunning atmosphere.

 

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Traditional Portraiture Collection

Traditional Portraiture & Contemporary Selfies

Almost everyone has had their picture taken. Whether you’re in grade school and cheesin’ it up for the camera, goofin’ around with your friends on a night out, or having a professional photo shoot. It’s most likely that you’ve already been on camera, even if you don’t want to be.

Well, whether you’re camera shy or a camera hog today we’re talking about Traditional Portraiture. Here’s the scoop, a Traditional Portrait is most classified as a vertical shot or image of a person. This could be just the waist up, a full standing frame, or a close up. Traditional Portraits date back to before there were even cameras to capture those beautiful pearly white smiles. Let’s face it, we’re fascinated with each other and it’s a flattering gesture to show those you care about that you would like to capture their image eternally. That sentence came out creepier than I’d hoped! But, you get my point right?

Honestly, Traditional Portraits can come across as boring, or even frightening. Think about it, there’s a looming figure from some historical time period that you aren’t even sure of, who’s just staring at you. Try not to be frightened by Traditional Portraits, they’re historical and you have to remember that back then they didn’t have great dental hygiene. I’m joking! (But, in all seriousness they really didn’t) The reason people wouldn’t smile for Traditional Portraits is mainly because we’re all people of our time. In the past, the consensus at the time was that smiling was considered lower class. Smiling was left to the fools, the artists, the drunks, and the proles! If you were privileged enough to have a portrait of you created, you wouldn’t want to look inferior or low class. So, the tradition carried on through the years.

Now, it’s hard to find a picture of someone who isn’t smiling.

Traditional Portraits don’t have to be high class now, for example check out this dog!

The great thing we’ve noticed about Traditional and Contemporary Portraits is that they aren’t limited to just images of people. You can see throughout history that humans were just as obsessed with each other as they were about animals. Especially their pets! Not a lot has changed if you think about it. Ever notice the cute pictures of your friends pets on Facebook, and Instagram? It’s pretty typical. We see something that we adore, that intrigues us, that makes an impression and it’s our goal to capture the image of that thing we love in time.

Here are some famous animal portraits:


 

 

Google’s definition of the Contemporary Selfie:

Selfie:

a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media. “occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself everyday isn’t necessary”

Selfies are now apart of our culture, they haven’t been that prevalent historically (Unless you think of a Selfie as a self portrait) but they’re now highly mainstream. They’re fast, easy, and you’re completely in control. Selfie wasn’t even a word until around 2002, and now selfies are known worldwide and they aren’t going anywhere!

So, whether you’re taking a Traditional Portrait or a Contemporary Selfie make sure you make it worth while!

       

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Happy New Year! 30% Off Everything

 

It’s the end of one year and the beginning of a new one! To celebrate we’re offering 30% Off Everything. Do you have any new years resolutions? Well if one of them happens to be redecorating and unleashing your creative spirit, then this sale is definitely for you!

Start off the year with something New! A fresh take on any space is something that everyone looks forward to. You can take a deep breath and make a toast to a new beginning. And from all of us here at Global Gallery, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

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Fantastic Forty! 40% Off Sitewide

40 is a Great Number! Wouldn’t you agree? For a limited time only, take 40% Off our entire collection sitewide. If you want something, we’re here for you, and you’ll save 40%.

Need a new print to decorate the foyer? No need to fret, we’re here to show you that the possibilities are endless. Browse through everything, take your time, and enjoy the beautiful prints from the likes of Adriano Galasso, Nino Mustica, and many other artists on our site!

 

 

 

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Happy Holidays! Save 35%

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening!? Winter is here! We’re saving YOU 35% Off! Ah ’tis the season to be merry! Whatever holiday you celebrate we’d like to give to you 35% Off of your purchase! Save 35% Off that piece we know you’ve been eyeing. Everyone knows this season can be stressful! There are places to travel, meals to be made, and oh! Let’s not forget the decorations!

Now we understand that it’s a little too late for your order to make it in time for the Holiday, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get a little something for yourself. Go on! Be a little selfish, we know you’ve spent much of this time searching for just the right little something for your friends and family. It’s okay if you splurge on yourself every once in a while. So, we’re making it easy for you. Just browse around our site, and bask in the savings! There’s nothing like a great deal, this time of year!

Plus, there’s nothing like a little after Christmas surprise for a special person in your life. Better late than never! So, browse through and let us help you!

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40% Off All Unframed Prints!

 

Have you been holding off for the perfect Holiday gift this year? Well wait no longer! It’s here! Take 40% off all our Unframed Prints! It’s simple, easy, and the perfect gift for the person who already has everything! Bring a little culture into their life! Surprise your loved ones with a fantastic print that will leave them in awe!

Perhaps you already have the perfect frame? Well, there’s no need to leave it empty! Find the right print for you or that special someone this Holiday season. Today through Friday, 12/12! You won’t want to miss this sale! So, take a look!

Need a little inspiration for the right gift? Make sure to wander over to our Featured: Southwest Scapes Collection

 

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35% OFF BLACK FRIDAY

It’s back in Black-Black Friday that is!

 

It’s that time of year again! The Holiday songs are playing, the carolers are caroling, and everyone is prepping the day after Thanksgiving! So, to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, we’re offering 35% OFF our ENTIRE SITE! Whoot! It’s incredible! Don’t worry about fighting the crowds, and getting plummeted to the ground by the masses. Instead, enjoy a shopping experience from the comfort of your home!

It’s the Holidays! Are you crazy enough to battle the crowds, and fight for parking, prices, and overall disappointment? We’d hope not! Stay at home, enjoy time with your family, and sneak away to Global Gallery, where you can peruse our site at your delight!

35% Off! We’re smart enough to know that you’d rather be in your comfy clothes, relaxing at home. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy 35% Off of our entire site. And please if you do decide to battle the Holiday crowds, we ask that you be safe.

Happy Black Friday!

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31% Off Our Entire Collection: Haunted Halloween Sale!

Gear Up All You Ghouls, Goblins, and Ghosts! Halloween is Almost Here!

Halloween is creeping up on us! Soon enough All Hallows Eve will be here and we’re so spooked we’ve decided to host 31% Off our Entire Site now through Halloween! Our amazing Goblins and Ghouls Collection is awesome enough to make the dead rise from their graves and take a look! Be sure you search through this entire collection, you’ll never guess what’s hiding on each page!


Oh Halloween! It’s the time of year that every kid (and many adult children) looks forward to! Dressing up, telling spooky ghost stories, and let’s not forget CANDY! Let’s admit it, Halloween basically starts on the first day of October! There is so much activity and energy in the air. It is said that this is the time when spirits can freely roam the earth with the living. Jack O’ Lanterns are rumored to keep away evil entities, and dressing up is a way to laugh in the face of Death! Muahahaha! But seriously, let’s take a deeper look into what this holiday is all about.


 Halloween: A History

Everyone is going to argue about the origins of Halloween. Some historians claim that it dates back to Pagan rituals that welcomed the change of the season. Others claim that it was a festival to worship Samhain a Pagan God. Some argue that it’s actually a Christian holiday and has nothing to do with Paganism. Whatever religious belief that this holiday originates from Halloween is celebrated by many. Across America children dress up, and walk the streets of their neighborhoods going door to door asking for candy. And, who can argue with Candy? NO ONE. No one can argue with Candy. Candy is delicious.

Decorating for Halloween:

One of the best things about Halloween are the decorations! You’ll always have those couple of houses that compete with each other for the best decorated house. Giant Spiderwebs, Creepy Ghosts, Witches, Black Cats, Pumpkins! All of these things are commonly seen around Halloween. People love to get into the “Spirit”! Hahaha Spirits and Sprites on Halloween Night! Anyway, this is the perfect time to not only decorate the outside of your abode, but you can also bring in the Halloween feeling by decorating with different art pieces.

Check out this lovely space here! This image is from our Pinterest Board: Halloween Art. Not only does the small detailed artwork convey the essence of Halloween, it isn’t overwhelmingly scary.


Send us pictures of your fun Halloween Decorations! We’re dying to hear from you! And from all of us here at Global Gallery, have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

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Decorate For Fall! 35% Off Sitewide!

Fall is here! Oh the Feels!

Are you anticipating Autumn? Well wait no longer, it’s here! And we’re excited about it! The crisp feeling in the air! Bobbing for apples, apple cider, and pumpkin spice lattes are just the tip of the Autumn iceberg! We’re so ready! We’ve been ready for this since last Fall ended! This is the time of year where the air is cool, the leaves change colors, and we get to bundle up in our warmer clothes. Fall fashion has arrived, and Fall Styles are taking over! How to prepare for Fall is buzzing in the air and, we’re giving you the low down on how to decorate your chateau for this Fall season. Make a decorate date, plan ahead, try a DIY, and show off your style. Decorating can be time consuming, and you need this time to think, experiment, and create! Not only that but why not decorate on a budget? Take 35% Off Our Entire Collection! Decorate without worrying! So read on and we’ll give you the scoop on how to best Decorate Your Space for this Fall Season!

Pick your Date/Time:

Plan a day to Decorate! Set a day on your calendar that you can devote enough time to let your creativity flourish throughout your space. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, your life is hectic, we know! Nearly everyone has a schedule, a job, something that takes up the majority of their time throughout the day. So, it’s easy to let decorating your space slide out the window, instead of letting that creativity go by the wayside, plan ahead! Pick a date this month that you know you can keep clear. Devote an entire day to just letting your creativity blossom. We’re sure this is something that’s been on your mind since summer started to sizzle out. So, instead of just dwelling on what you’d like to achieve in your mind, give yourself the time to get it out. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish once you set aside the time to take on the task!

Choose a Theme/Color Set:

It’s important to remember what color scheme you’re going with this season. You can keep it in the Pumpkin Spice area, or you can travel to more of the majestic Maple! This is all your choice! Remember to keep in mind that colors evoke emotions, they can bring excitement into the air like with red and other vibrant colors. Or your color palette can create a calm soothing feeling, such as using neutrals and browns. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something that you’re comfortable with. Yes, it’s only for a season, but it should be something that makes you feel best. There are all sorts of color schemes you can work with. Take a look at a few of these to gain some inspiration:

      

  Use References-But Let YOUR Creative style be the biggest influence:

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with the right idea. As soon as you feel like you’ve gotten it right, something makes you change your mind and you scrap the idea completely. It’s no problem, these things happen to the best of us! Take a minute to breathe, you’re just creating a stylish space. There’s no pressure, this is all fun! If you’ve got some inspiring magazines laying around take a look through them. Get inspired by anything! If you’ve got a favorite Fall outfit or scarf, use that to inspire you! Everything can be an inspiration, so try not to stress out if something isn’t quite feeling like you wanted it to in the beginning. Just remember that this is YOUR style, this is your creative flow, and don’t let it be squandered by doubt.

Down to Try a DIY?

Check Out Our New Pinterest Board! We’ve pinned lots of different DIY projects for you to try this Fall! There are also some gorgeous images available that we’ve highlighted! Get Pinspired!

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Don’t Forget! Send us images of how you’ve styled your space for Fall! We’d love to see your style!