Why Do People Buy Art?

Did you ever wonder why art is so valued in our society? And it's been that way all through the ages of mankind. Yes, each age and each tribe has it's own style, but every age and every tribe we know of, has valued art.

After all, unlike food, gas, clothes, and water – art is not something that we need. For most of us, art is something that we buy with our dwindling disposable income. But why? Well there are many reasons:

One of the most common reasons people buy art is to enhance their home decorating. A beautiful painting can make a world of difference to a stark, empty, white wall. A unique piece of sculpture can make a remarkable and transformed addition to a dull corner. The right art can beautify any environment.

Some people buy art as a sign of status. Imagine showing off to your friends a recently acquired Picasso original. Imagine the gossip and admiration that would surround you and how many of your peers will now see you as a person of stature, a person of class.

The purists among us will simply buy art for its beauty. These people when they look at a beautiful work of art are simply taken into another world. They can literally stare at the same art piece over a period of days and each time come away with new insight as to its meaning.

Museums buy art to attract visitors and tourists. Their concern is not with beauty so much. They want to make sure that any piece of art they buy will be a good return on investment. As long as people will pay to see it, they are satisfied.

Of course, one of the most popular reasons for purchasing art, especially paintings, is to cover up that blank space on the wall. In some neighborhoods I've lived in, it is the number one reason.

Many hobbyist art collectors will buy an artist's original pieces as a potential investment opportunity. In a sense this is a little like playing the lottery, especially when sourcing works from new and unknown artists. While enjoyable, as one learns more and more about art, this sort of collecting can be quite addictive. The good thing is that your investment potential improves as your knowledge improves with your extensive research.

Have you ever bought a piece of art simply because something in it uniquely captures your own personality. Somehow it's as if the artist, in that one art piece, is speaking to or for you. And it simply connects to you. Even if you've never been attracted to a piece of art in your life.

And Lastly, there's the "I wish I had said that" form of art collecting. This is where the artist has expressed something in such a unique or outrageous manner that you really wish you had thought of it first. But owning it is the next best thing. I would suspect that a large percentage of those that are drawn to political works of art fall into this category.

As we've seen, people buy art for many and varied reasons. And that is why art and artists will be around as long as there are humans on this earth.

Source by Wendy Hermann

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Music Composition Software

I have been a musician all of my life. Today, the best part of being a musician is sharing music with others. The feeling I get from this is deep gratitude. I also want others to be able to share and that is why I am writing this article. Music Composition Software lets you do just that.

I am not a composer. I love music and want others to compose music. With the right software this is easy and any musician can do it. I wish they had this when I was attending college. I remember a project where I only had a few days to make parts for a piece I wrote. The piece was for the whole orchestra. I did not sleep for a couple of days.

This is why you should consider music composition software. Parts for different members of the orchestra (or group) can easily be printed without the manual labor involved. No more sleepless nights. Your heads will be gone. No more stress.

Do you have a band or some kind of musical group? Do they require parts? Are you a composer? Do you just enjoy writing music? If you answered yes to any of these questions you need music composition software. Your rehearsals and gigs will go much smoother.

Music is a big part of my life and for many people. Music should be shared through the world and the best way to do that is by composing. Whether you are just starting out, being composing for a while, or a seasoned pro music composition software can help a great deal.

Source by Anthony Ballog