Ask Jigs | Decorating with Art
Hi, Jigs! I noticed that almost all your projects have beautiful art pieces. I must admit decorating with art makes the space extra classy and aesthetically strong. I’ve always wanted to decorate with art. But I am just about to begin collecting and not sure where to start. Any suggestions?
James Castel, Quezon City
2. Research about the artwork’s authenticity. This is especially helpful when buying the works of a master or national artist. As these works are usually expensive, it is very important to make sure they are not reproduction, printed, or copied versions of the original. While the whole process of checking requires the help of a specialist, you can do your part by examining the painting under a strong light to check for pencil marks from the artist’s original sketch. You can also compare the signature on the painting you are about to purchase with the signature of other pieces done by the artist. For peace of mind, consider buying from a trusted gallery.
3. Be your own curator. Plan for a place to hang the artwork well so that it can be well appreciated. Be also mindful of the placement of your other furnishings around the art.
Hope these help. Good luck and have fun decorating with these masterpieces!