Artists have always been fascinated by unusual subjects capturing the essence of them through shapes, colour and techniques. We all enjoy admiring a landscape or a seascape, but more often than not artists are also fascinated by everyday objects and domestic life. From still life pieces depicting glasses, plates and food to figurative art showing people sun-bathing or reading, we have other subjects in between, equally fascinating: window and doors.
Have you ever been on a holiday and found yourself admiring a quirky door and you captured it in a photo? Have you ever been walking and saw a window colourfully framed with flowers? Well, some artists captured the same fascination on canvas and the results are spectacular.
Now, with the current lockdown situation, it seems like homes across the UK are getting smaller and smaller so opening up the area and giving a sense of space using artwork is becoming increasingly popular. It’s also easy to do with a bit of creativity. Windows or doors can draw the eye into the canvas and give depth to plain walls while being the perfect conversation starter.
Here is a selection of pieces currently available from Art2Arts that feature windows or doors for anyone who wants to try this space-boosting art trick for themselves.
God’s Stain Glass Window by Richard Pearce
Taking the breath-taking vista of Tintern Abbey as its subject, artist Richard Pearce has captured the peacefulness and serenity of the landscape through the frame of a beautifully ornate arched window.
Drawing the viewer into the piece, the lush greenery and hazy summer sky gives the impression of space on this oil on canvas artwork, making it ideal for anyone with an interest in history or British landscapes.
Windows Triptych (Lost Horizons) by Paul Bamborough
Fans of conceptual artwork and bold colours will enjoy this three-canvas piece by artist Paul Bamborough.
This colourful landscape is split into a trio of separate canvases which capture the coming of a storm. The artist uses vivid reds, blues and yellows in a stark block formation for a modernist take on the usual emotive stormscape scene.
A clever use of positioning of ground and sky levels also adds to the visual interest of this piece, giving it an unworldly yet distinctly modern feel that is ideal for any contemporary home décor style.
The Door to Interdimensional Solitude by Neil Hemsley
The monochrome trend for artwork is still going strong, so for anyone seeking a piece that features a thought-provoking topic that suits their black and white home décor, then the Door to Interdimensional Solitude by Neil Hemsley is sure to be of interest.
Simple and surrealist, this photographic piece uses a beach backdrop and a brooding sky with the addition of birds on a wire to frame the subject and spark the imagination.
This piece is sold unframed, signed by the artist and is one of only 50 prints in existence, giving you the option to choose any frame style of colour to suit your living space’s colour palette.
Agapanthus By The Blue Door by Diana Aungier-Rose
Featuring a cottage-style garden, Agapanthus By The Blue Door by Diana Aungier-Rose could be the perfect painting to bring the outside in. The blue door makes the flowers stand out and it gives the artwork a sense of space. With many open gardens now closed, this could be the perfect “garden” that you could enjoy in your home for many years to come.