ART AS A GIFTING OPTION
Art as a gifting option
Gifting is not just an exchange of physical objects and Art is not just a physical object. Gifts are an integral part of any relationship, be it personal, social or professional. We gift, not just on special occasions but also to show appreciation or reward someone. We gift on meeting or on parting, for sharing or as memory, we gift to motivate, to show love and concern, we gift for luck... and sometimes we gift without any reason at all, just to bring someone some joy and surprise. In any case, if there is one thing to keep in mind, is that a gift must be thoughtful. It is pointless to spend time, money and effort on something that may be of no use or significance to the receiver's life.
Art, and by art I do not mean just expensive original paintings, but small theme-based, color-based paintings, art-prints and artefacts, soulfully, thoughtfully and creatively created, could not just appeal to an eye but also touch a heart. It would not just match the color of your wall but also the theme of your room. It could simply be a piece of beautiful work or could speak the words of your heart you never really could express. Art makes you see, reminisce, imagine, appreciate; Art exposes your inner mind.
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Not everyone is a painter and not everyone feels they understand art but the beauty of art lies in its simplicity. The meaning of a painting is exactly how the viewer perceives it. The artists wants you to find your own meaning in every creation. The Monalisa looks in the eye at anyone who looks at her. Thus every painting, once closely in your view, talks to you and becomes your own.
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For the Spiritual
For the Empathiser For the nature lover
For the thoughtful
Gifting art, therefore, becomes thoughtful and personalised.
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Art also, unlike popular belief, is not all expensive and unaffordable. But yes, Art is a status symbol. Art has high perceived value. Thus making the gift more appreciated.
And for those who understand art or make an effort to beautify their homes, offices and walls around them... there is no better gift than artwork!