Museums and galleries are wonderful places to visit. Their walls and rooms have incredible displays of art. Everywhere a person turns, there is another piece of art to be admired, pondered or accepted. Best of all, many of these places bring art from other cultures into the local area. This allows people to have access to other cultures and ideas. It is a bonus when a person takes one of these pieces home. They can then place it where they want and admire it every day.
One of the largest problems with art has been the inability of most people to keep it. They visit museums and galleries, but often do not buy any art for their home. There are two reasons for this state of affairs. One reason is that many people do not have the funds available to purchase the art they admire. The other reason generally has to do with a lack of space. If a person does not have room for a piece, buying it does not make sense. Art should always be displayed properly and that has often meant large spaces. Now, this state of affairs is changing.
Modern homes and offices are now fairly large. Many of them can accommodate art work. Even large pieces can often find a place in a home or office. Displaying art properly means finding a space that will contain the art without confining it. There are still people who have smaller homes and offices. They cannot accommodate larger pieces of art. Part of the answer has been achieved by the artists. They have realized that creating smaller pieces means more customers. Size has not always been a criteria for good art pieces. Being able to purchase smaller pieces has been a perfect solution for many people.
Economics used to be a large issue, but that has changed too. Rising incomes and more efficient lifestyles have left more people with a disposable income. They can now spend their money on things they want rather than things they need. This makes art at home or the office possible.