We recall last year's issue of the magazine Exteriér-Interiér domu a bytu, in which we focused on art as a housing phenomenon. Ever since art has…
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Art as a housing phenomenon

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We recall last year's issue of the magazine Exteriér-Interiér domu a bytu, in which we focused on art as a housing phenomenon.

Ever since art has been associated with housing and home beautification. Many paintings from ancient times capture interiors full of works of art. People have always wanted to have something special at home. Something that represents their feelings and thinking and something that enriches them. And today, as humanity is constantly flooded with a wealth of information and technology of various kinds, art, as a harmonizer of personal space, is becoming an even more important element of our homes.

We often come across the term "art as an investment". However, with a close look at art as a business, it is forgotten that in addition to financial value, art gives much more in the realm of imagination and feelings. It is no coincidence that works of art become the object of desire so strong that their admirers literally steal them just for themselves. This was the case in America in the 1980s, when a middle-aged couple became so fond of a painting by Kooning that the couple stole a work from a museum and enjoyed it in their living room for the rest of their lives. Art is far from just a good investment. The relationship a person builds to an art object is many times for life. Favorite works accompany families when moving from house to house, as well as moving from one country to another. Leonardo da Vinci himself traveled to France with his beloved Mona Lisa, because he could not even imagine saying goodbye to her ...