General Guidelines for Hanging Artworks Tip #1

8 Sep

First, and most important – hang at eye level! The eye level (your horizon) is the distance between the floor and your eyes. The general rule for defining eye level is 60″ at the center point of the artwork. Depending your eye’s intuitive preferences this can range from 57″ to 62″ though. Pick the distance you think is appropriate and and align all of your paintings with it. It should coincide with the invisible vertical line that divides the painting in half. Don’t worry if the artwork you want to hang differs in size – just make sure the half-height line lies on eye level and your artwork collection will look orderly.

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