The Way to See — and Live with — Art

At The Salon: Art+Design at the Park Avenue Armory last week, more than 50 galleries from around the world—mostly from France—presented room settings with beautifully arranged  furniture, sculpture, paintings and drawings, lighting, mirrors, books, jewelry. This is the way to see art, I realized. Not in a museum, but in staged spaces that remind us how good and how important it is to live with art every day, not just to visit it in a museum every once in a while.

There, I observed the right way to frame and hang and light pictures; and I got inspired to re-paint my walls one of those mysterious grays or taupes against which art really shines, and then to to re-arrange the furniture and accessories and books for maximum impact.

To see more of The Salon, including a close-up of Le Corbusier’s work at Galerie Zlotowski, see my post on Imprint.

About writedesigner

Graphic designer, writer, and gardener Ellen Shapiro is based in Irvington, New York. A frequent contributor to design blogs and magazines including Print, Imprint,, Communication Arts, and Etapes, she writes about trends, issues and personalities in design, illustration, photography, and visual culture around the world.
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  1. Pingback: Ellen Shapiro on Le Corbusier’s Paintings and Collages

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