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Create Art Groupings for Visual Impact and Variety

Magazine article Art Business News

Create Art Groupings for Visual Impact and Variety

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SPECIAL REPORT--An art grouping is an effective and creative way to fill a wall when you don't have a large painting to hang. It's also an opportunity for self-expression and an exciting way to add drama and interest to your walls.

The Art and Framing Council has compiled a list of guidelines for creating art groupings.

1. Lay the pieces out on the floor first. If you have the space, it's easier to arrange and re-arrange a grouping on the floor before hanging anything. This gives you the ability to change it around, view it, leave it in place for a while, think about it and then decide what goes where before hanging a single piece.

2. Think of the grouping as one big picture. The simplest (and often most effective) kind of grouping is a large rectangular shape. Arrange pieces around the outside first to form a border. Then fit smaller pieces inside until you're happy with the overall impression. Hang the outer pieces first and inner pieces last. …

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