How to Make a Distinction between Decor Art and Fine Art?

The line between fine artworks and decorative pieces is thin. Both are decorative, and both encompass elements of artistry in them. But these two art types are different in its nature. Telling a difference between a fine art piece and a mere design objects can be difficult, but if you pay attention to the elements below, pretty soon you’ll be able to tell the difference.

Unique vs. Mass Produced

Also, the fact that fine art prints are made in multiple editions, doesn’t mean that they are easy to make and reproduce. Décor art, on the other hand, is deliberately made in such a manner that it can easily be copied and quantified. Décor artists, for example, keep multiple patterns around, like templates that they can use and reuse to reproduce a certain image numerous times.

Fine Art Evokes Emotions

The Message It Sends

Materials Used

The Difference in the Creative Process

Decor Art and Fine Art Serve Different Purposes

Fine Art Can Be an Investment

Now that you know the difference between art and decoration, it’s up to you to make the right choice for your home. If you want something that’s unique and communicates a deeper meaning, go for a fine art piece. On another hand, if you want a beautiful but inconspicuous art piece that will perfectly match the rest of your home then décor might just be the way to go.


This article was created by Art Acacia Gallery & Advisory in collaboration with Milica Jovic. Original text, as well as other posts on contemporary art, culture, and society, can be found here.

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