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Summer Refresh: Hot New Art for the Home

As the months move by and we are about to transition into the warmth of the summer season, we here at overstockArt would like to help you embrace a new look for your home. Therefore, we compiled a list of the pieces that we think best represent the feelings of summer. They include pieces with vibrant energy, as well as calm serenity. Let these suggestions help to inspire you to find the perfect piece to bring a warm breeze of change into your space and start your summer refresh.

La Pastiche Originals - Starry Poppies Collage

La Pastiche Originals – Starry Poppies Collage

Combining two beautiful works of art into one, La Pastiche’s Starry Poppies Collage will amaze your guests. Taking the iconic backdrop from Van Gogh’s Starry Night and the bright color from his Field of Poppies, we get a collage of the artist’s best works. It will add a fun and unique piece to any room of the house.

Edward Henry Potthast - At the Beach

Edward Henry Potthast – At the Beach

An American impressionist painter, Edward Henry Potthast was known for showing happy scenes. At the Beach showcases that as it depicts a carefree summer day between mothers and children at the water’s edge. Similarly, the beauty of nature is captured by the rolling waves in the background and the bright blue sky above. Bring a little of that enjoyment into your home with this lovely piece.

Edward Hopper - The Lee Shore, 1941

Edward Hopper – The Lee Shore

The Lee Shore by American painter Edward Hopper is an imaginative scene depicting sailboats on a windy summer day. Known for his ability to capture the feeling of urban American life, Hopper provides us with the detail and colors to bring this setting to life. Enjoy the warmth and joy that this piece gives all year round, making this the perfect addition to your summer refresh.

Gustav Klimt - Farm Garden with Sunflowers

Gustav Klimt – Farm Garden with Sunflowers

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter who used bold colors and provocative images. In Farm Garden with Sunflowers, the bright yellow sunflowers against the blue leaves create a focal point to draw in the eye. The lush, vibrant colors give this scene a lush feeling that will help brighten your home during these warm summer months.

Claude Monet - Sunflowers

Claude Monet-Sunflowers

Claude Monet was a fan of capturing subjects in different lighting and his choice to paint these cheerful flowers in the sunshine was brilliant. Sunflowers is technically a still life, but the way the light reflects off the petals gives the illusion of movement. Bring a little of that sunshine into any room of your house with this special piece.

Lord Frederic Leighton - Flaming June

Lord Frederic Leighton – Flaming June

The warm, comforting feeling of a lazy summer afternoon is captured perfectly in this piece by Lord Frederic Leighton. The main subject in Flaming June is a beautiful woman, enjoying an uninterrupted nap. In addition, the bright orange of her dress compliments the rich colors of the flowers beside her. Create a warm and relaxing place for your friends and family to enjoy with a great painting.

Georges Seurat - Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

Georges Seurat – Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

One of Georges Seurat’s most famous works, Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is an icon of the 19th century. Painted at the beginning of the Neo-impressionism movement, the artist used a technique of tiny dots called pointillism to create the massive image. That is to say, it took him two years to finish, but the finished product is amazing. Show the world your own appreciation of his work by bringing this piece into your favorite space.

John Singer Sargent - An Out-of-Doors Study, 1889 - Summer Refresh

John Singer Sargent – An Out-of-Doors Study

American expatriate artist John Singer Sargent was best known for his portraits, but in An Out-of-Doors Study, the people almost blend into the background. The man and woman seem to be swallowed up by the wild grass around them at the water’s edge as they enjoy a relaxing moment. The man is engrossed in his painting, while the woman is content to stare off into the distance. Share in their serene afternoon by ordering this rustic and beautiful piece.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Strawberries - Summer Refresh

Pierre-Auguste Renoir – Strawberries

Strawberries by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is a beautiful depiction of one of the season’s most delicious fruits. The artist presents the strawberry in a decadent display with china dishes and a linen-covered table. Meanwhile, the warm orange colored background adds a unique element to the scene. That is to say, it will make any dining room or kitchen feel ready for summer.

Frank Bramley - Delicious Solitude - Summer Refresh

Frank Bramley – Delicious Solitude

Frank Bramley was an English Post-Impressionist painter who managed to catch the woman in the perfect quiet moment for Solitude. Most speculate that the subject in the painting is his own wife. The soft light as it peeks through the foliage around her, as she sits and enjoys her book, is almost ethereal. It is the kind of peace and quiet that we all would hope to enjoy from time to time. This brand new piece is the perfect addition to our summer refresh collection.

In short, these are just a small selection of the wonderful summer-inspired pieces we have available. Each of these pieces will help with your summer refresh project. However, if one of these isn’t what you are looking for, try browsing our summer gallery for more ideas. We know that you will find just the right piece to bring sunshine into your life.

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.