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Does art make you happy? Tips for buying and selling art

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In my Happlify your life book, week 36 stands for Art. There the question is answered whether art makes you happy and why. In short, I can tell you that coast can definitely improve your mood. Especially because art puts your brain to work with new impressions.

Art is of course very person dependent. What excites one person, another finds hideous and vice versa. But having something in your home that moves you, attaches a lot of emotional value to it and makes you happy every time is priceless, right?!

Mark Ryden

My favorite pop art artist is Mark Ryden. His world is nostalgic, seems lovely but at the same time disturbing. Bears with oversized heads and glassy eyes, princesses in meat dresses and an overdose of camp symbolism suffused with candy-colored pastels. As a surprise, my husband Mark once lured me to Paris to meet my great idol. What a feast that was!

Also read 👉 The day I met my favorite artist Mark Ryden in Paris

Buy art yourself

Do you like it; have art, but do you think that is too expensive? Then take a look at , where you can buy art in a very accessible way. Curious about what can be found there? 

Buy Corneille

A rare Corneille
This lithograph is from 1969, beautifully framed and signed by hand. Do you like color? Then this artwork is a nice refresher for your interior. The auction closes in 11 days (at the time of writing).

buy art

Michel Delacroix - La chasse d'hiver
Do you like winter and snow? Then occasionally dream away with this lithograph whose opening bid is only €30. 

buy jewelry

Jewellery, ceramics and vinyl
In addition to art for the wall, you will also find objects, jewelry, design utensils and even vinyl. How about this silver drop necklace with an opening bid of €35?

Do you want to sell art yourself?

It can of course also be the other way around. You may not find all art beautiful forever. It is also possible that you still have a painting that you do not have much more with. Then have the object, piece of jewelry or painting appraised . That is much easier than you think. And when you are then ready to sell the art, you can sell your statues, LPs, jewelry, other heirlooms and/or paintings . That is also possible in a very pleasant way without too much hassle at

What is Art Auction?
Kunstveiling is the largest auction platform in the Netherlands and Flanders that focuses on the online purchase and sale of classic, modern and contemporary art and design. As a member of Art Auction you can place items in the auction yourself. Has your item been sold? Then, unlike with other (online) auction houses, you will not receive a seller's commission!

Tell: which art makes you happy?

What can you stare at for hours and what do you want to know everything about? Which artwork has stolen your heart and won't let go? Map it out and write it down in your own happiness document: Happlify your life (€20,- including online reminder).

Mariko Naber

Author - Mariko Naber
Mariko is the happy brain behind Happlify. Together with partner Mark she runs Sell your stuff online, branding agency Loaded ink BNO and Atelier Naber . She loves feel good, random acts of kindness, meatballs, chocolate mousse, family time, zee, piña colada, sugar & spice and everything nice 💛

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