In today’s society, more and more people are becoming fascinated with art. They want to ensure that they are looking at beautiful pieces, and they accomplish this through the love of contemporary and modern art. How can you show that you have this love and where can you find an outlet for your passion?
First of all, you should certainly find local museums that have artwork of this nature. Many urban regions have museums that are specifically dedicated to contemporary and modern art, and you Read the rest of this entry »
Though there have been controversial artworks as long as art has existed, many of the most shocking works come from the last century. In the 1960s people in, or sympathetic to, the counter culture movement began pushing the envelope of what was acceptable subject matter for art and other media.
In 1966, the Beatles posed for a controversial photograph, which later temporarily became the cover art for their album Yesterday and Today. For the photo Read the rest of this entry »
A work of art as an investment depends on a number of things. First, it must be appraised at a specific dollar value by an appraiser who is deemed to be very knowledgeable about that particular genre, style and time period which the artwork was created in. Having said that, there is also the consideration of the fair market value (FMV) or what someone would actually pay for the piece. Sometimes the appraisal is similar to the FMV and other times they are dramatically different. Read the rest of this entry »
Art can come in many forms, and is often surprisingly valuable. There are paintings worth millions of dollars, and there are beautiful paintings that are worth pennies, despite their aesthetic value. However, a rule of thumb for choosing artwork is this â€“ always buy something you like, that way, if you cannot or do not want to sell it, you can still enjoy it. Never put something on your wall that you don’t like but know Read the rest of this entry »
Many people love to fill their homes and offices with works of art, and often view sculpture as the ultimate in tactile beauty. Whether you are able to afford originals or are more interested in finding new and undiscovered talent, you need to carefully approach your ideal collection. Beginning your search for a find sculpture collection can be a daunting task, simply because there are so many types of sculpture to choose from. The best way to look Read the rest of this entry »
Roman art has been revered throughout the world for the fine detail and beautiful, muted colors. Most of the art from Rome came in the form of bas-relief paintings, murals and vases, many of which still are available to view at museums. While it is virtually impossible for an ordinary person of ordinary means to own 3rd century Roman art, it is actually very easy to find reproductions that actually do the artwork justice. If you love the fine details Read the rest of this entry »
Galleries are a great place to begin viewing unique and celebrated art collections. Though many galleries host shows for new and upcoming artists there are also many galleries that show the unique and celebrates ones as well. To find these galleries hosting the celebrated collections take a look at the art gallery listings in the local or nearby city. The galleries will list the name of the show, the artist, and the dates that the gallery will be showing the work. This is a great way to get a glimpse Read the rest of this entry »