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Art: Not Just for Art's Sake

 

Enjoy fine art in your home for free through the library.

Pretty and Practical

Still displaying your same old posters from college? Give your decorating game a boost with a visit to George Mason Regional Library and find some new eye candy for your walls. With an assortment of framed giclée prints, canvas transfers and art posters, you can try out different looks for your space without any cost or commitment. 

Selling a home? Use library art for your staging setup. Budding artist? Borrow artworks to recreate the copyist program opportunities available at museums like the National Gallery of Art. No reason at all? Go ahead and borrow art just for art’s sake!

Revisit the History

Whether you’re a fan of Picasso or Pissarro, Klee or Klimt, Renoir, Rivera or Rockwell, your library can help you revitalize your space and brush up on some art history at the same time. For even more art, browse art history books in the 709-710 section of the Nonfiction collection, search the catalog for specific artists or movements, or explore these suggested resources:

  • Classical Art: A Life History from Antiquity to the Present covers European art from the time of ancient Rome.
  • A New Way of Seeing: The History of Art in 57 Works takes a unique, almost radical view on the art it presents. 
  • The ABCs of [Triangle, Square, Circle]: The Bauhaus and Design Theory discusses the history of Bauhaus design.
  • Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture delves into the allure of Japanese design. 
  • Movements in Modern Art, The Grove Dictionary of Art and World of Art are three series through which you can trace art movements and artists.
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