The right piece of artwork can bring a sense of elegance to your home and make a statement about who you are and how you want your guests to feel. With the Depict Frame and the Depict Experience you have access to a library of over 600 different museum quality artworks that can be changed with just the swipe of a finger. And while the Depict Experience contains countless well-known or newly burgeoning artists, we’ve profiled five very different artists specifically for their ability to lend your space five very different atmospheres and tones.
Greatly influential to many artists of the 20th century, the work of Paul Klee can lend your space an incredible sense of color and an almost childlike meditative quality. A musician for most of his life, Klee was a transcendentalist that believed an artist could reveal the mysteries of the world through the careful examination and translation of organic forms. His use of design, pattern, and color all worked to illuminate a reality he believed existed beyond the world of appearances.
The artwork of Edgar Degas is sure to bring a sense of elegance and energy to your Depict Frame. Regarded as a founder of Impressionism, he actually rejected the term, instead preferring to be called a “realist”. While his paintings may be still, he was considered a master of movement—a quality easily observed in the implied action of any one of his many renditions of dancers or female nudes.
The work of Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige can bring a sense of balance and tranquility to your wall. Known as the last great master of the woodblock print, his subjects were atypical of the genre. Where other artists of the “ukiyo-e “ genre focused on beautiful women, popular actors and other urban pleasures, his subjects were more poetic and ambient, focusing on lush landscapes and seasonal atmospheres. His work was so influential on Western artists like Manet and Monet, that Vincent Van Gogh painted not one, but two copies of Hiroshige’s prints.
The artwork of Georges Seurat can lend your space a graceful yet subtle edge of contradiction. Seurat, a French, post-Impressionist was a painter and draftsman who is well-known for the creation of the painting technique known as pointillism, in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in a pattern to form a larger image. His artistic personality matched that of the technique he created—extremely delicate, logically abstract, and almost mathematically precise. The contradiction present in all his artwork can best be summed up by a quote from the Seurat, himself, “Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science.”
If you’re looking for artwork that pops with vibrance, the color photography of American artist and author Carol McKinney Highsmith might be what your Depict Frame needs. Throughout her life, Highsmith has traveled the entire American vista photographing landscapes, architecture, urban and rural life in all fifty states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Her work is known for its incredible precision and beauty, often revealing a clarity about its subject that might otherwise have been lost. Perhaps most impressive, Highsmith is donating her life work of over 100,000 images to the Library of Congress, gifting the museum an incredible perspective of America.