“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.” ~John Lubbock (1834-1913), “The Pleasures of Life”
Fine arts are defined as works that are created for no functional purpose. They exist simply for the beauty reflected in them. These can be paintings, drawings, sculptures, and more recently even photography.
Most of our estate sales feature fine arts of some category. Our offerings have included some great works by well known contemporary artists such as Warhol, O’Keefe, Pollock.and Rockwell. And though some of these artists may sound unattainable, many fine examples of their works do exist in private estates.
More traditional fine art such as that of Chagall, Degas, Goya, Miro and more can be found in the estates of our clients who have been collectors of fine art throughout their lives. It is not unusual to finds works of the more prolific artists in recent history that have been enjoyed and lovingly maintained in client’s homes and offices.
Even local and lesser known artists works can have value beyond their actual beauty as time passes. Art that appeals to you can transform your home so that you are surrounded by inspiring works as you move through your days and evenings.
To have breathtaking examples of artistic talent to gaze upon and inspire daily is a joy that can be attained by everyone.
Art is such a healing force that art therapy is an emerging science.
Fine arts and the appreciation of these works is not bound one’s position in society. It spans all continents and cultures. Enjoyment of these works is, of course, quite personal and art will speak to each person with a different voice and evoke different feelings in each of us.