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Perfectly Cozy Fireplace Art

As the weather begins to grow colder, many of us will begin to gather around our fireplaces. Why not add a wonderful piece of art to the space above it and create more ambiance? As most fireplaces are too large for our classic sized pieces, we recommend going up to our large size which is 30×40. Here are some of our favorite pieces to hang in such a prestigious place in your home.

Wassily Kandinsky-Composition VIIJustyna Kopania-Moon Reproduction

Moon by Justyna Kopania is a beautiful image of a night time landscape with only the glow of the moon for light. Kopania tries to show the world, which could be seen by looking at reality that surrounds us, from another perspective. Perhaps the world that surrounds us really is quite different than we perceive it every day. Enjoy its beauty and color from the comfort of your living room as it hangs above the fire.

Wassily Kandinsky-Composition VII

The watercolor study of Composition VII piece is the first extant entry in Wassily Kandinsky’s parallel series of abstract “Compositions” and “Improvisations” that began to emerge during his Blue Rider Period. Kandinsky’s work from the second decade of the 20th century displays a fair degree of progression away from the representational traditions of Western European art and towards pure abstraction. Add something bright and beautiful to the one of the most popular rooms of your house with this piece.

William Bradford-A Sunset Calm in the Bay of Fundy

Lifelike details and exquisitely beautiful colors make William Bradford’s A Sunset Calm in the Bay of Fundy a stunning example of American romanticism. The calm sea and light-filled sky capture the inspiring moment perfectly. The way the colors dance upon the water adds an especially placid atmosphere to this painting, and the muted tones make it well-suited for just about any space. Create a breathtaking view by firelight with this piece above your mantle.

Vincent Van Gogh-Starry Night

Of all the works of art known to the public today, Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night oil painting is probably the most instantly recognizable and best loved. There’s the quiet sanctity of the village with its church steeple, under a sky wildly in motion. He channeled his mental turmoil into his work, which captures the emotion and heightened awareness of his surroundings. Enhance the beauty of your own surroundings this winter with such a brilliant piece of art.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir-Luncheon of the Boating Party

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is representative of the reshaping of French society as well as the strong Impressionistic movement in the late nineteenth century. He cleverly balances the portrait creating a feeling of intimacy and harmony. His expert use of color and light gives his pieces a rich sensuality. Share the sense of joy this piece brings with your family and friends.

These are some of our favorite pieces for the space over the fireplace, but if they do not fit your style, feel free to browse our Extra Large art gallery for more ideas. We have so many to choose form that we are certain the perfect piece will find you.

About the Author

Amanda graduated from the University of Kansas, where she studied English literature and got a masters degree in library sciences. She enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her nephews. Her best friend is her little dog Brady.