|Mother and Child on a Couch, James Abbott McNeill Whistler|
It's summer, right? So I've obviously been eating a lot of watermelon and watching far too many hours of backseasons of True Blood. But I've also been making a few small tweaks in the bedroom to try to pare it down, soften it up, and make it generally more peaceful. I took some things down and decided to limit the room to three pieces of art: the large Penguin book print, the Marie Laurencin print (included in the roundup below), and an as of yet unchosen something or other to go on the wall that faces our bed.
Since I'm looking for something that will look me in the face as I fall asleep, I've been adamant about finding a great piece of "bedroom art." But what is that, really? So many of the bedrooms that I love--LOVE--are flamboyant and vibrant and feature artwork that follows in step. (See below, from Nick Olsen, left, and Joe Nye.)
But for this room--my room-- bedroom art has to be dreamy and surreal enough to coax you to sleep... while also being dynamic enough to encourage ready-to-go wakening in the morning. Here's a roundup of what I've found in my research for dreamy and serene bedroom art...
Note: The first 6 are from Art.com, while the next 7 are from Saatchi Online. The links below each picture will lead you to the appropriate page for each site.
|The Constellation of Monoceros, a Unicorn, and Canis Minor, a Small Dog by Charles F. Bunt
|The Siesta, 1911 by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida|
|Celestial Planisphere Showing the Signs of the Zodiac, by Andreas Cellarius|
|Laurencin: Women, 1920, by Marie Laurencin|
|Constellations of the Northern Hemisphere by Kyle and Courtney Harmon|
|For Always #4 by Wayne Mok|
|Terra by Liselott Bjurgard|
|Morning Fog by Hugh Gillan|
The First Spring by Conceição Rhodes
|Landscape of Qinghai Lake, Art Trouve Inc.|
|Dinner Party by Claire Desjardins|
|Hide and Seek #5 by Wayne Mok|
Spoiler alert: the dog riding the unicorn in space is the obvious winner.
P.S. Additional gorgeous constellation and zodiac artwork can be found searching through here.