181: Five reasons to collect art

YOU BELIEVE IN AUTHENTICITY

When people enter a well furnished room and see a fabulous painting they want to get closer. Such magnetism is a powerful emotional gift to the viewer. If they see an original—not a poster or mechanical reproduction—they witness firsthand the journey of the artist’s mind and hand embodied in a physical artifact. To be in the presence of such authenticity evokes an energy that transforms a glance into an experience.

YOU BELIEVE IN EXCELLENCE
Supporting an olympic team or orchestra denotes sympathy for excellence. Supporting artists who create world class art signifies a similar kinship. Surrounding yourself with inspiring friends deepens and enriches your life. In like fashion original art inspires and uplifts. Supporting excellence builds a vibrant culture that benefits all and becomes the superstructure for intelligent and meaningful society.

YOU BELIEVE IN BEAUTY
Much of the modern world is visually fatiguing–the tangle of telephone lines, billboards, and urban signage exhausts the viewer–much like exposure to constant noise. A selection of original paintings offsets the eye-lacerating effects of the modern world and provides a visual oasis to recharge and refresh the mind. The imagination constitutes a large part of our lives and original paintings are a potent way to keep the imagination alive and vibrant.

YOU BELIEVE IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE
You realize that although aspects of life can seem mundane the sense of being alive is fostered by acts of significance. By collecting original art you participate in the venerable tradition as a patron of the arts. Art fostered today becomes the cultural legacy of tomorrow. People who buy art make future paintings possible. People who collect art are people who expand their cultural contribution and make a real difference.

YOU BELIEVE IN CREATIVITY
You realize that those who excel embrace creativity—whether they are doctors, lawyers, housewives, or craftsmen. Creativity seeks to expand and magnify all human experience. It is the invisible value that rescues any effort from the mundane. You understand this process and intuitively surround yourself with people and objects that enhance your engagement with creativity. Paintings are tangible witness to your belief in creativity.

Brad Teare—July 2014

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Updated: 22nd September 2019
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