Is this painting too overwhelmingly huge for this room?

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  1. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Is that one of the original "if I stare at that long enough will I see it?" pictures?
     
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    Are you an elephant when you're hanging out?
    He is a Republican!
     
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    It's definitely growing on me the longer I let it sit there - initially it was like "whoa".
    Leave something there long enough ... and it will 'grow' on you.
     
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    Most would probably say yes... but a gallery curator I once knew would have approved since it gave the impression of "realistic scale" of the the subject in a surprising way... so, since it's an elephant, she'd like the idea of imposing an overlarge painting in a small room (rather than, say, a small painting of an elephant in the same room).

    I didn't think about it this way, but I agree. It would look off if it was a painting of a parrot.
     
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    It's a tough call especially with mixed feedback. It does seem to look better in a picture than in person - in person it just FEELS overbearing. It's really too bad since I quite love the painting. It's raised up along the surface, as much as an inch along the trunk in areas.

    Maybe with that tiger rug it'll even it out a bit.
     
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    If it was anything but an elephant it would be too large.
     
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    If it was anything but an elephant it would be too large.
    Perhaps a Mel Ramos Hippo?
     
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    Im surprised at how much your living room is set up like my old house....almost exact.
     
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    Sofa against one wall and TV against the other? What are the odds?

    lefty
     
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    Put some fatties on the sofa and re-take the picture. I'll make a big print and hang it behind my sofa.
     
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    Think that the painting matches the sofa that pretty much looks like the behind of an elephant.
     
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    I found this Gazelle lamp for you. This would give you the biggest, fastest, and fiercest mammals of the Sub-Saharan Africa food chain- a formidable trio of interior decor if I may say. [​IMG]
     
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    Elaborating a little more on this subject, what is the rule of thumb when it comes to paintings and room size? Also, about hanging such paintings, is there a proper height between floor and ceiling?
     
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    No, it's too overwhelmingly ugly.
     

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