You never know what hidden gem you will find here at The Stock Exchange. We love our art department - it is eclectic and quirky and has something for everyone.
Here are some tips for when you bring your artwork home. It is important to take the time to measure and know how to properly hang it. Most people have a tendency to hang pictures too high.
This is the Rule of Thumb - the center of the image should be at eye level. Hang your pictures so that its midpoint is between 57 and 60 inches from the floor. Go for the lower end of the range if most members of your household are on the short side; in rooms with ceilings higher than eight feet, artwork can be hung a little higher than 60 inches.
Above a sofa you typically want to keep the bottom of a single art piece or grouping about 8 to 10 inches above the back of a sofa. You can tweak the measurements a few inches to allow more room for placing your arm on the back of a sofa or to accommodate a very high wall.
When working with groupings, think of them as a single unit - a grouping should be no more than 6” apart at the most and 2-3” usually works best.
So now that you know how to hang your artwork properly, take a look around your house and see how you did with yours. And remember not every wall needs to be filled with an art piece.
Here is what we are featuring now:
Le Tilleul Dans La Cour Provencal Landscape
Serigraph by Elisabeth Estivalet
Original Oil On Canvas