If you accept the 'everything's connected' theory, and also the 'trickle down' theory then it seems to me that everything we now see in our interiors, which was once radical and almost impossible to imagine, is largely thanks to those sometimes revolutionary and very often brave artists of the last century.
And then consider a typical 2009 interior (just grabbing any old one):
How much has changed in 110 years?
for showing us the beauty of black and white and that calligraphy in the form of bold dashes of black can work in our bedrooms too:
And Henri Rousseau:
for showing how green and pink and orange and foliage can all work together, especially in Florida and Queensland:
And isn't it wonderful that something as utilitarian as a kitchen:
Is this art elitist or inaccessible? No. It is part of our lives, everywhere we look.
Have a happy weekend.
(Images (1) Point Click Home (3) AestheticInteriors.com (5) besttopdesign.com (7) busycowby.com (10) Point Click Home (13)(14) Celerie Kemble (15) Point Click Home (17) blog.daytonc.com. Others not sure please let me know if you know.)