Modern Paintings for Furniture
Modern paintings for furniture depict Current ideas and philosophies using furniture as both a subject and medium. Furniture has long fascinated artists across the world who have mostly depicted it as a subject in paintings, with the aim of expressing a contemporaneous idea or as secondary objects, to support a central subject.
Hence, the depiction of furniture through a modernist painting style or the expression of modern furniture in painting is part of a vast trend in art that has been ongoing for centuries.
In general, modern art or furniture is associated with the period from the 1860s to 1960s when artists, mostly in the central, southern and Western Europe boldly diverged from predominant styles and created new ways of expression.
This period ushered in the relative freedom and latitude associated with abstract art, and challenged previous conceptions of what and how art should be. Along with these tectonic shifts, came the expression of traditional ideas which underwent similar transformations. It is now possible to find modern paintings for furniture expressed in abstract style, cubist, expressionist, impressionist, modernist, surrealist, etc.
Furthermore, this new perspective of furniture paintings within the context of modernism acted as a stimulant for the creation of actual modernist furniture among daring and creative carpenters and sculptors. Begetting a self-perpetuating ferment of creativity, daring styles and designs.
In some instances where furniture acts as a medium, artists have depicted various concepts, ideas and emotions using furniture itself as the surface for their paintings. For example, some artists can the front or back of a chair’s backrest to depict modernist images that express their creativity. Some specially designed chairs may have canvas backrests that artist use as surfaces for painting.
Depending on the fabric used in making the chair, artists have various levels of flexibility to portray their ideas. Modern paintings for furniture are therefore available in traditional surfaces as well as on furniture itself, which expands the perspectives for creativity at the disposal of professional artists. In other instances the surface becomes the medium, offering unparalleled opportunity for expression as when artists use table surfaces to express their ideas.
Chair arm rests and sides or cupboard doors have also provided ample opportunity for creativity among artists. Furniture paintings also have great latitude for permanence even if the object is functional and usable on a regular basis because once the artist completes the works he can protect them with various screens such as varnish. In summary modern paintings for furniture are vast collections of diverse furniture that display artists’ creativity.