While looking through some of Vera Neumann’s work, I began to think of the beauty of balancing art and practicality. Neumann’s work is strikingly pretty: varied in subject, yet able to maintain a certain signature, whether it be flowers or abstract shapes. And yet, a scarf decorated with one of her prints is, in essence, a scarf, ready to be worn in any way the wearer desires, January through December.
There is something to be said for objects which please both our sensual and practical sides; appreciating an object’s sheer aesthetic beauty makes our appreciation of its intended function all the more intense, and vice versa. When one begins to consider art from a broader understanding, new potentials are certain to bloom.
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