Art mugs are nice ways to keep favorite paintings close. They’re even better than fridge magnets because they are a little bigger and, well, more functional too. Artworks make objects like coffee mugs things of both function and beauty. While there’s a disconnect here between the two qualities, as beauty doesn’t follow function, there is, however, something to be said about art reproductions on mugs. The outer band on a regular mug (rather than a sculptural one, such as those on mugs for children) lends itself well to displays of color or text. It is, in fact, one of today’s blank canvases and Web sites as Zazzle, where designers and buyers can customize 250+ types of products, serve this need we have to make mugs our own, to decorate them with what pleases our eye and our soul. Mugs – and T-shirts, mousepads, etc. – sell on Zazzle because people need to have personal statements on personal objects. Artworks that you like are such personal statements.
This article will include a few examples of mugs with paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Edgar Degas.