Wichita, Kansas – April 6, 2021 – Spring is in the air and using unique sales data, overstockArt.com has compiled a list of the 10 Most Popular Paintings for Spring 2021. Featuring classic and contemporary work, the list reflects a hopeful mood shift as the platform’s online customer base brings the spring season indoors.
A market leader in oil painting reproductions, overstockArt.com has amassed an international clientele. Insights from the platform’s sales data is a modern mechanism that reflects what’s hot and trending in today’s contemporary society.
Known as a season of renewal and new beginnings, the change from winter to spring is being welcomed with open arms and hearts. A year on from the first restrictive lock-downs, there’s a palpable sense of hope and happiness reflected in the art choices of many.
The majority of artists that have captured these sentiments in their brushstrokes are from European and American backgrounds. Dating as far back as 1864 to 1909, it’s almost as though these iconic painters experienced the same sense of relief at some point. The symbols of change, budding flowers, birds and wind, are just as meaningful today as they were 150 years ago.
The exception to the historic artwork is a modern gem from overstockArt’s own La Pastiche Originals. An inspired fusion of the works of Gustave Caillebotte and Claude Monet, the mesmerising painting evokes the scent of light raindrops on florals and crisp spring air.
Top 10 Most Popular Paintings for Spring 2021
1. Vincent Van Gogh (1889) Irises
2. Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1892) In The Meadow (Picking Flowers)
3. Martin Johnson Heade (1864) Ruby Throated Hummingbird
4. La Pastiche Originals Cottage in the Woods
5. Tivadar Kosztka Csontvary (1909) The Lonely Cedar
6. Frank Bramley (1909) Delicious Solitude
7. John William Waterhouse (1903) Boreas
8. Claude Monet (1875) Madame Monet and Her Son
9. Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1881) The Seine at Chatou
10. Edouard Manet (1882) Lilacs in a Vase
VP of eCommerce for overstockArt.com, Amitai Sasson, said impressionist and post-impressionist artwork was the most popular, perhaps for its dream-like characteristics.
“Spring this year almost feels as though we are waking from a disturbing dream. Delicate florals are known symbols of hope, rejuvenation and happiness – lilacs, daffodils, wildflowers and pink blossoms – appear throughout the selected works,” Mr. Sasson said.
“Wind communicates change and this is another prominent theme, from Waterhouse’s Boreas, named for the Greek God of the North Wind to Monet’s depiction of his wife and son in a wind-swept field surrounded by wildflowers,” he concluded.
The Top Ten List was compiled using consumer insights from overstockArt.com’s sales data and intent analysis from its millions of site visitors and customers.
Founded in 2002, overstockArt.com is one the web’s leading distributors of high-quality wall art.
The online retailer’s goal is to make it easy and affordable for people to transform their space with high-end wall art. Recognized as a premiere shopping destination for hand painted fine art reproductions, overstockArt.com has expanded its offerings to include original canvas art prints, glass ornaments, ceramic tiles, and specialty mirrors.
The company also owns and operates Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the online community for contemporary artists from around the world.
Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, the retailer was named in Inc. Magazine’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 Inc. 5000 lists, Internet Retailer magazine’s 2012, 2014 Hot 100 list, and was recognized with the STELLAService Seal for Elite customer service.
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