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It doesn’t matter how much we love the look, feel and texture that natural fibres give our homes, there’s something about metal that we simply can’t get enough of. Perhaps it’s that sense of permanence. It’s not going to break. And it lasts and lasts. Sure, it needs a polish and a dust once in a while, but don’t all ornaments?
From an artisan’s perspective, the beauty of metal is that it’s malleable. It can be melted, moulded, twisted and turned to create anything. It can be recycled. It can be painted. It can even be printed on!
If you’re looking to add a little something special to your home, metal art – made of copper, aluminium or stainless steel – is where it’s at. Here are 22 dazzling examples of beautiful art that make for great artistic inspiration, wonderful gifts or a visual treat that you and your family can enjoy.
For an easy art project, why not find one of your most gorgeous sunset photos and create a stunning split image canvas on our brushed aluminium? Once you’ve tried metal prints, there’s no going back!
The wonder of nature is that it’s largely ephemeral. The wonder of metal is that it’s largely long-lasting. Combining the two is a perfect way to copy nature so that we can enjoy it always or capture it at a point in time and leave it there.
Of course, metalworkers and artisans have no intention of replacing the natural world with metal. That’s industrial age thinking better left in the past. The art featured below is a celebration of nature – a way we can honour its beauty (without having to water it!).
1. Metal flower
From American Metal Art by Mike Jackson.
2. Metal leaves
From Dick Roberts Studio.
3. Split metal photo print
From The Canvas Factory.
4. Tree of life
5. Giant tree
6. Metal cut out
By Burn Tables.
7. Metal tree sculpture
8. Metal candle holder
One of the most appealing things about metal is its brilliant sheen. The bend of the metal reflects light at different angles. Strategically placed lighting in the home is the friend of metal artwork. Each angle reflects a different intensity of light.
It’s the curve of the metal that appeals to the eye. Add a splash of colour to the metal and you transform what would otherwise be a matt finish to something exceptional.
“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” – George Bernard Shaw
These pieces below will light up your home – and your life!
9. Metal wall sculpture
From eBay by Jon Allen.
10. Modern sculpture
From Georgia Metal Art.
11. Silver abstract metal wall sculpture
From Jon Allen Metal Art.
12. Glitter contemporary metal wall art
Fancy something with pizazz? Metal can give you exactly that. The range of exquisite aluminium art available is extraordinary. The talent around the globe shows just how popular this artform is. It can be something as simple as a few twisted words or something as complex as formed metal encased with coloured paper.
Want something funkier and more long-lasting than our standard canvas material? Invest in one of our brushed aluminium photo wall displays. You can choose art images from our gallery of 25,000 or upload your own photos. Our metal prints not only look impressive, but the quality is so robust it can withstand heat and humidity – great for kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor barbecue areas.
13. Metal wall art painting
14. Decorative metal mirror
By Haiti Metal Art.
15. Metal wall photo display
16. Modern metal abstract wall art
17. Metal letters
From Arch Inspire by Fred Eerdekens.
18. Wall medallions
19. Metal and paper sculpture
From Rickie Wolfe.
20. Mid century retro
From Petrykowski Artworks.
21. Metal heart
From Olson Iron Works.
22. Metal wall clock sculpture
I’m not sure about you, but I think I want one of each! Now all that’s left to do (aside from saving your pennies!) is to figure out where to put them all! Shop for beautiful brushed aluminium art prints now.