The Salon Wall
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THE SALON WALL
A common problem with collecting art is that over time, we run out of space to display it all. Have more art than you do walls? One solution that makes a statement is to create a salon wall, also known as a gallery wall for a maximalist, more is more aesthetic.
Originating in France, “salon walls” have become quite popular and mainstream. Up until the late 17th century, owning art was highly exclusive and only affordable to the very wealthy. Coinciding with the French Revolution where a new middle class emerged, the demand for access to art and culture increased. The first Salon was curated by the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris in 1670. It was held as an exhibition for recent graduates of the École des Beaux-Arts to display their artwork for a semi-public audience. Every inch of wall space was filled with art from floor to ceiling, allowing viewers to take it all in.
The modern gallery wall is inspired by the maximalist style of the original salons and allows a collection of artwork to be displayed together. Here are 3 different ways you can design, curate and hang a gallery wall in your home:
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We are delighted to announce our collaboration with HG Home, activating the art program in their beautiful loft space. We are excited to feature rotating selections from our fine art print collection that have been carefully curated to compliment the tones, textures and colours of this exquisite space.
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