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Why You Should Own Some Wall Art

Should you have some type of art in your home?  The answer is, hell yea!  Here’s why…

If I asked you to explain to me how a piece of wall art affects the human brain what would you say?  Of course, you’d think about how a picture of Times Square hanging from the wall of your vacation property can remind a New Yorker of home. 

The same can be said of a nice, refreshing painting of the Caribbean Sea hosting a single boat in the distance.  The possibility of cognitive reactions are endless, but there may be one reaction that takes the cake.

After reading an article from Business Insider I was pleased to see that one thought that came to my mind ABOUT the mind and art was validated by a scientific study.  A recent research study has realized that in addition to the emotional responses I mentioned above, viewing paintings was “also connected to activity associated with inner thoughts, and learning.”  Hmm.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

― Albert Einstein

If You See It Then You Can Do It

Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”  In the popular song, I Believe I Can Fly, by the often reviled artist R. Kelly, he screams to the heavens, “If I can see it, then I can do it, If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it”.   

If you add in the fact that this is on the soundtrack of Space Jam, a movie starring arguably the greatest basketball player of all time and you have a great explanation of what they are both referring to.

In the article previously mentioned, we are told about how Business Insider’s 21-day self-improvement program, involves spending time in a museum.  They say the benefits of this program include “stronger critical thinking skills and more socially tolerance.” 

They also suggest that “visiting a museum can relieve mental fatigue and restore the ability to focus in the same way that the outdoors can, according to research from the University of Queensland in Australia.”

The main idea of the article I read and this one I am bringing to you is the theory that art sparks creativity and as Business Insider’s Kevin Loria suggests, “triggers your brain to be open to learning”.  Ironically life inspires the creativity needed to create art. 

It all comes full circle.  So, when you think about it just hanging a nice piece of wall art to your home could be the muse that inspires you to change your life and or the world.  This makes a lot of sense and besides, who are we to argue with Einstein?

Why do you think these old paintings sell for so much money?  Why is the Mona Lisa guarded like the Queen of England? When you ask yourself these questions it’s easy to understand the significance.  Here’s the best part of all this. 

Getting a nice painting to hang on the wall and admire is not only inexpensive it’s also easily accessed through your fingertips and the click of a mouse.

Believe it or not, there are some pretty nice wall paintings and other works of art on Amazon.  You don’t need to spend a bunch of money or pull off a big caper to meet your creative needs.  Welcome to the future.

Now that you’ve seen some reasons why you should own some wall art, will you be looking into getting some? Let me know. Leave a reply in the comment box below.

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