Written by Alli Hames
Corporate Art is an integral part of a companies image.
Corporate Art has existed for a long time. Some of Rembrandts best clients were corporate types. These customers wanted to say something very specific to the world about their image and about who they were as businessmen. They trusted Rembrandt with their branding.
Painting by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, (1606 – 1669.)
Featuring the Dutch Merchant Nicolaes Ruts
Corporate Art: What is the cultural atmosphere of a company?
Art in a corporate setting is used to reflect the corporate culture and what is unique about that particular company.
During the Second World War the Canadian Government partnered with the graphic design company Sampson and Matthews to produce art that would promote and brand Canada to the world. The project proved to be one of the most valuable morale boosters of the Second World War. The prints were distributed in military posts around the world. One of largest publicly sponsored art project in Canadian history.
Joseph Sydney Hallam (1898–1953) ‘The Ploughman’
This year we decided that it was time for another makeover, and the flooring had become the elephant in the room. Employing our, “Go big or go home” philosophy, we decided that the carpet had to go.
If you ask around the gallery who’s idea it was originally to make
the leap to laminate, you will find it a point of prickly contention. Hint: It was Matt, because he’s the boss.
Finishing a painting is not like finishing a horse race. Usually no one, including the artist, knows for sure if its finished. There are no lords and ladies in fine dress to congratulate you, no big wreaths of flowers, no gold cup. Creating a painting is a lonely pursuit right to the end.
So with all this internalizing and loneliness how does an artist know if they have truly finished a work