On stepping out of an elevator into the lobby of a family law office, during a very stressful time, I was greeted by this painting:
Antibes, Claude Monet, 1888
Yes, this is a sunny day, but that lone tree, long-blasted by wind, was not, I would suggest, the right image for the office. To my mind, they might as well have had this hanging on the wall:
Migrant Mother , Dorothea Lange, 1936
It was an act of will not to get back onto the elevator and leave.
People visiting family law offices are often experiencing a high level of anxiety, and the images in your office can either soothe and inspire, or agitate. So look carefully at the pictures ...