A landscape painting is essentially emotional in origin. It exists as a record of an effect in nature whose splendour has moved a human heart, and according as it is well or ill done it moves the hearts of others.
- Walter J. Phillips
Landscape paintings are one of the mainstays of art in homes, museums and galleries around the world. There's something captivating and satisfying about this artistic genre: the rich variety it offers and the way it can brighten any room is hard to match. It brings a piece of nature into our living spaces while adding visual interest to the walls of our homes—and the variety of colors landscapes can offer make it more than possible to find examples that will blend harmoniously with almost any choice of décor—and it can promote soothing and positive feelings or rouse our sense of wonder. Landscapes can inspire our inner traveler, too: a picture of a beautiful, exotic bucket-list destination can lift our spirits until the time comes when that dream vacation is actually possible.
Artists often love working on landscapes just as much as the rest of us enjoy looking at them, and for many similar, or related, reasons. There's a satisfaction in working on images that have a noted emotional connection with the viewer, putting them in touch with feelings, memories and aspirations. They provide painters with an unparalleled means of exploring colors, learning new things with each outing about the interplay of nature's seemingly endless color palette with shifting sources of light. Painting landscapes challenges them to appreciate the natural world more fully, looking in closer detail at what makes up the world around them.
In offering all these boons to the painter and the viewer alike, it's no surprise that the landscape painting tradition is a long legacy in art that embraces masterpieces by some of history's most famous painters. And if you want to get a piece of that great tradition for your own home, then Nobilified offers a painless route to getting replica painting of wonderful landscapes by some of the world's finest artists on the walls of your home.
Nobilified's replica painting program is for all those seeking to commission a simple replica of an original masterpiece. If you've always wanted a Monet but would rather have a custom-painted replica on canvas than a print or a poster, this is the solution you've been looking for. All you need to do is contact us with the full name of the piece and the original artist and upload a reference image if you have one available. We'll take care of the rest.
Contact us today to get started at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us help you explore the right combination of landscape inspiration and artistic expertise to truly inspire you.
Your freshman college dorm room can be a true home away from home with the right decor. Here are a few tips to think about when you're planning how to make your learning space a living space, too.
Pick a Color Scheme
Color really can make a world of difference in making a space feel welcoming and relaxing. The Internet overflows with design tips for picking color palettes, and it's worth checking those out, but the most basic thing is to pick colors that please your eye and fit your personality. It's you that's going to have to spend the most time in your space, after all.
A Rug Can Really Tie the Room Together
As a very wise man known as The Dude once said, "That rug really tied the room together."Floor coverings can come together with items like accent pillows and curtains to unify your room's look. They also serve the practical purpose of keeping your feet from getting frozen on a bare floor if temperatures dip.
Seeing the Light
Some extra lighting can do a lot to shape the character of your space. Christmas lights can be useful in all sorts of ways for providing a pleasant, warming touch or generating a particular mood.
Picking the Right Wall Art
Finally, you definitely don't want your walls to be bare. This is where Nobilified can come to the rescue, providing hand-painted wall art with character and quality. You can choose the whimsical touch and get the true Nobilified treatment -- a heroic portrait of yourself or a friend depicted as heroes, royalty or glamorous icons of pop culture -- or you can use our photo to painting service to get a custom oil painting version of a favorite photographed moment from your collection. You can even get a hand-painted replica of a famous classic artwork, or customize your own heroic Nobilified portraits if you're looking for elements from beyond our gallery. The options are endless.
Whatever route you choose, the talented artists of Nobilified will be standing by to make your vision a reality. The process is simple: for a Nobilified portrait with a famous figure bearing your face, you just need to upload a selfie, pick the portrait you want used as a base, and let us do the rest. Our other services are just as easy to use, and all of them can be a route to fabulous wall art for your dorm room.
To find the perfect wall art for your dorm, contact Nobilified today at email@example.com and find out how we can bring art with a sense of fun, vibrancy and character to your college residence.
"When the Man waked up he said, 'What is Wild Dog doing here?' And the Woman said, 'His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.'"
- Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book
The oldest known art of "man's best friend" may date back more the 9,000 years. Even then, people and their canine friends were close partners in the primary work of the community—in the case of the engravings from Arabia, hunting together in the harsh desert—so it comes as no surprise that dogs feature prominently in these ancient rock paintings. From prehistory down to the present day, the bond between people and their pets has gone on inspiring treasured art and portraiture.
It's a bond that anyone who's been lucky enough to have a dog will understand all too well. There are, in fact, scientifically documented benefits to being a dog owner. People who own dogs get sick less frequently, enjoy better cardiovascular health—even just petting a dog lowers heart rate and blood pressure—get more exercise out of the daily need to walk and play with their pets and are less likely to suffer from depression. Dogs have even been known to save owners' lives by acting as early detectors of the onset of cancer.
Little wonder, then, that famous works like Warhol's Portrait of Maurice, Munch's Head of a Dog, and Norman Rockwell's Pride of Parenthood all testify to the unique relationship between pet owners and Rudyard Kipling's "First Friend." Painter Lucian Freud described his fondness for working with dogs by saying: "I am impressed by their lack of arrogance, their ready eagerness, their animal pragmatism."
Safe to say, then, that for all our dogs do for us, dog owners who'd like to see their own "best friend" celebrated with a beautiful personalized painting are far from alone. If you'd like to see your four-legged friend join the ranks of those dogs who've been celebrated on canvas, there's a truly unique way to make that wish into a reality. Nobilified specializes in refacing artistic classics with the portraits of clients, painting you right into the frame as everything from a famous figure of history to a whimsical moment in pop culture. It's artistic excellence-meets-comedy gold for everyone involved: but what if your pet could get into the action, too?
It turns out, they can. The process is simple: upload your favorite photo of your dog (or cat), and choose an artistic work from our galleries you'd like to see it combined with. (Want to see your dogs' cute faces featured in DeVolson Woods' classic American Gothic painting? We've done it!) and put Nobilified's artists to work. They'll deliver a unique custom painting from that photo reference that you and your family can enjoy.
If you feel like the time is right to commemorate your favorite furry friend with a personalized painting you can cherish for years to come, then reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and find out just how easy it is to make your dog the star of their own custom portrait.
Family photo albums can be a wonderful storehouse of memories, but even after the invention of the camera, it's been hard to deny that the art of painting brings something unique to the table: a quality that even the most sophisticated descendants of the daguerrotype can't capture. As John Constable once put it: "Painting is but another word for feeling." Although it's long been recognized that a great photograph can form the basis of a powerful painting—the first experiments like this go back to the 19th century if not before—it's also true that in the hands of a skilled artist, a painted portrait can bring emotional resonance to an image unlike any other medium.
As Osip Brik put it almost a hundred years ago:
The painter's task certainly does not consist in showing an object as it is but rather in recreating it in a painting according to different, purely painterly laws. What do we care for how an object looks? Let observers and photographers deal with that, we – the painters – make pictures in which nature is not the subject but merely an initial impetus for ideas. The painter not only has the right to change reality, it is virtually his duty to do so . . .
Now, what if you were to take this principle up a notch further? For example, by giving your family a memory not just preserved in the vivid medium of the custom oil portrait, but also joined to some of the most heroic themes of art? The results can be both striking and witty, a lively contribution to your family's conversation about art for years to come: and you only have to look at a few of the entries on our example page to see why. Each of our custom portraits takes a photographic reference from you and combines it with an artistic or pop culture classic to create a painting with a fresh vitality and a fresh feeling.
It's easy to bring this kind of artistic talent to your own walls at home with a custom oil painting from Nobilified. Do you have a photo of a loved one at home, perhaps a parent or grandparent you'd like to see turned into a hand made painting? With a source photograph and an idea of how you want it to be transformed into a magnificent piece of art that your family will treasure for years to come, you have what you need to bring your family history life through painting.
Simply submit your photo to Nobilified, choose an image from our galleries that you'd like to see it combined with, and let us connect you with an artist who can deliver the style of painting you need. Alternatively, if you'd like to simply see a photo transformed into a painting, you can use our photo-to-painting program to see your photographic images transported to canvas. Either way, our artists will recreate your photo as an entirely new private masterpiece that will be a conversation piece for friends and family for years to come. It's really that simple.
Some of us love pets so much that we are happy to call them part of the family. They are beautiful companions who don't talk but express themselves through actions which makes us develop a deep affection with them. There is no better way to show love than to commission a pet portrait to decorate your walls.
The tiniest player in the current feast of royal wedding pageantry is little Louis Arthur Charles, who has been big news since his name was bestowed on him only a few days ago and who is now the subject of multiple viral stories already. (One of the funniest has since the Harry Potter fansite Pottermore lay claim to him as being "named after" a trio of iconic Weasleys from the universe of the Harry Potter novels.) Little Louis is also a timely reminder of a fine tradition of childrens' royal portraiture which is a vital part of the custom painting galleries of Nobilified. Here, we look at a few favourites.
The occasion of a Royal wedding brings to mind a cultural treasure-trove of royal romance tales. It's a topic that brings together power, pageantry and the most intimate kind of human drama all in one package; a subject that forms the core of a thousand fairy tales and not a few real-life dramas, too. In advance of the upcoming royal wedding, we take a tour through some of the best love stories royals have given rise to on screens both big and small. You'll often find these stories' protagonists in our portrait gallery, too, and excellent subjects for our unique custom paintings.
The British royals may be the biggest proof of our ongoing cultural love affair with royalty, but they're far from the only example. Another show is lighting up the Netflix airwaves today – Medici: Masters of Florence – following the fortunes of a great banking family that eventually became a royal family with ducal titles. The first Medici Duke, one of the popular faces in our photo-to-painting portrait gallery, was Alessandro de'Medici.