How to Create Perfect Art Displays

  1. Hang Art at Eye Level.
  2. For large walls have one single art or two but not more. Try to have both of them of similar size to maintain balance although the orientation maybe different – One portrait and one Landscape. This also helps to break the symmetry.
  3. Generally, have artworks contrast with the color of the wall. For dark walls try to avoid dark paintings. If you wish to have a dark painting which you are in love with and have dark walls ensure the painting is well lit and highlighted.
  4. Leave some breathing space between the edge of the walls and the frame of the painting. Leaving at least 1 foot on both sides is desirable.
  5. Avoid having other elements on the wall where you are putting your painting. You don’t want the focus to shift from your prized possession.

General for Wall Art

  • Don’t keep the artworks in the packaging tube for long. Cracks might appear if they are kept rolled.
  • Keep them flat and ensure two paint surfaces don’t touching each other if two paintings are placed over each other. 
  • Keep your artworks out of direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Use a soft rag, muslin cloth or a soft hair paint brush to dust your artworks to prevent dust buildup. Don't use any cleaning solvents or water.
  • Wrap your artwork well if you plan to transport it. Hold the painting from the bottom. For mid to big size paintings two people holding is desirable.
  • If your artwork gets damaged, don't fix it yourself. Get in touch with restoration artists

Canvas Wall Art

  • Do not frame artworks on canvas under glass because canvas needs to breathe. If framed under glass, moisture may get trapped inside the frame.
  • For mid to large paintings do have extra supporting stretcher bars within the main frame. This gives extra support and avoids the frame to get twisted over time. Twisted stretcher can develop cracks in the artwork.

Artworks on Paper

  • Frame artworks on paper with non-glare glass. This not only protects your artwork from sunlight and dust but makes it easier to see the artwork surface when displayed.
  • The mat and backing of your frame should be made of acid free paper and finished with acid free tape. This is to avoid any moisture reaching your painting and damaging it.

Framing Costs

  • Framing costs depends on the kind of frame you select. It also differs from city to city.
  • As a rule of the thumb stretcher price ranges from Rs. 40 – 70 per running feet and frame costs Rs. 50 – 125 per running feet. These are indicative and vary based on what you select.

Pablo Picasso once said, "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." We say the soul of a house lies in its décor and the people who call it home. What’s a house without its decor! A house becomes a home when the people who live there, give their own personal touch. That 'touch' can be a piece of art. We all know that a piece of art can straightaway alter the look of a home. Whether you want to hang a painting in the foyer to make the entry to your home more openhearted or hang a painting in the living room to match your taste, art has a way of bringing life, coherence, and elegance to the place you call home.

No offense, but traditional art galleries have an air of seriousness with their white walls and even serious-looking curator. The art buyer had no other option but to visit the art galleries to have a look and buy a painting. Not anymore!

Just like everything else, the art buying experience has changed and India is no exception. Online art galleries have become a new trend to look up to in India. is a new entrant and is all set to change the game. We at Pisarto recommend considering the following before you invest in art that 'stays' with you:

  • Start with the purpose, the ‘Why?’
  • Consider the room you are buying art for
  • Consider your budget
  • Buy because you love it!

We shall share more nuggets of art information in our next piece, so keep watching this space.