As you walk into an estate sale, garage sale or flea market, you see their ancestral eyes following your every move. For some patrons, they see these vintage portraits as hideous faces staring directly at them as they leisurely survey the vintage goods.
When I see these old paintings, I see lovely details and works of art that can become a part of a new story in my home. I love their powerful appeal and how these stately beauties spread their loveliness into a space.
Portraits can add instant warmth and character to your home’s décor. With their saturated colors and serious subject matter, portraits can make a statement on an empty wall; and smaller portraits are beautiful together as a gallery art collection. In unexpected places, such as bathrooms or above a door frame, portraits can make an undistinguished place more dignified.
What do you think?
Do you find vintage portraits, framed and painted in incredible details, beautiful works of art or just incredibly unnerving?