SETTING THESAURUS

ART GALLERY



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
An entrance that showcases intriguing pieces
A sparse reception desk with a stunning showcase piece or artistic flower arrangement
Plain walls that keep viewers focused on the art
Strategic lighting
Room dividers that divide art by theme or style
Benches or chairs facing a feature piece
Shiny floors (often wood or tile)
Tables holding smaller pieces (such as blown glasswork collections or stone carvings)
Framed paintings or texture pieces
Sculptures
Title cards containing the price and the artist's name
Patrons admiring the pieces
Open doorways between rooms
Lots of open space between pieces
Few or no windows
High ceilings
The gallery owner or curator discussing pieces with potential buyers
Wait staff serving appetizers and drinks at a gallery opening or exhibition

SOUNDS:
People discussing the works in low voices
The murmuring of voices in other parts of the gallery
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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