Inspired by Modern Masters

Inspired by Modern Masters

This week we launched our latest collection, Inspired by Modern Masters! The Artfully Walls team commissioned 35 original works that pay tribute to the masters of the modern art movement. "The collection is almost like a mini MoMA!" jokes our curator, who describes each piece as feeling "familiar, yet new."

Modernism—defined by such artists as Ellsworth Kelly, Cy Twombly, Alex Katz, David Hockney, Agnes Martin, Mark Rothko, Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse, and Robert Motherwell—challenged the long-held belief that art must depict the world as it is, and instead allowed artists to express dreams, symbolism, and subjective experiences. The Inspired by Modern Masters collection continues this method of expression, rejecting a realistic representation of subjects and embracing experimentation in form, with a tendency toward abstraction.

Now that our mini art history lesson is complete ;) it's time to share some of our favorite ways to hang these works at home!


Decorating with modern masters

In a mantel vignette

  Peonies  by  Marie Freudenberger . Photo by  Marta X. Perez  for Artfully Walls. 

Peonies by Marie Freudenberger. Photo by Marta X. Perez for Artfully Walls. 


Leaning on a bench 

  B + W #3  by  Jill Sykes  (left) and  Long Branch One  by  Kate Roebuck  (right). Photo by  Marta X. Perez  for Artfully Walls.

B + W #3 by Jill Sykes (left) and Long Branch One by Kate Roebuck (right). Photo by Marta X. Perez for Artfully Walls.


On open shelving in a kitchen 

  Citrus  by  Erik Melvin . Photo by  Marta X. Perez  for Artfully Walls.

Citrus by Erik Melvin. Photo by Marta X. Perez for Artfully Walls.


In a gallery wall grouping


On a mantel (four ways)

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Singular statement piece: Long Branch One by Kate Roebuck

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Eclectic sophistication: B + W #3 by Jill Sykes, and Citrus by Erik Melvin

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Warm palette maximalism: Citrus by Erik Melvin and Chapter Three: no chapter three. by Kelly Witmer.

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Cool palette minimalism: B + W #3 by Jill Sykes, and 2 black 2 red 2 blue by Skye Schuchman


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