smART Collecting

smART Collecting – Part III: What To Look For In A Work Of Art

Part I – Eye appeal, Subject matter, Period, Medium, and Signature  Part II – Reputation, Condition, Authenticity, Provenance, Publication and Exhibition History, and Originality Part III – Guarantee, Quality, Rarity, and Value  Guarantee. New collector’s best approach to collecting is to buy art from ethical dealers and to get a guarantee in writing. The guarantee […]

smART Collecting – Part II: What To Look For In A Work Of Art

Part I – Eye appeal, Subject matter, Period, Medium, and Signature Part II – Reputation, Condition, Authenticity, Provenance, Publication and Exhibition History, and Originality Part III – Guarantee, Quality, Rarity, and Value Reputation. An artist’s reputation is of crucial importance in the art field. A work by a widely recognized artist is always valued more […]

smART Collecting – Part I: What To Look For In A Work Of Art

Part I – Eye appeal, Subject matter, Period, Medium, and Signature Part II – Reputation, Condition, Authenticity, Provenance, Publication and Exhibition History, and Originality Part III – Guarantee, Quality, Rarity, and Value Eye appeal. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but some paintings are not appealing to most people. Those that lack eye […]

 

smART Collecting – Art Fairs for Collectors

Art fairs are a great place to start a collection. New collectors can use fairs to develop their eye and find a direction. As a new collector, you can come in and see many galleries as well as take advantage of programming like a lecture or a demonstration that might be useful when you’re just beginning […]

smART Collecting – Art Title Insurance

Art title insurance offers the benefit of protecting the legal title of your art pieces. This is a relatively new concept and it is achieved by insuring your title to an art piece at the moment of purchase. It works similarly to real estate title insurance by protecting you from fraud in an industry that […]

SmART Collecting – Collecting the Work of Emerging Artists

Many art collectors and dealers seek out the work of emerging artists before they become stars and before the price of their work soars. Where do you find these emerging artists? The hot places to discover new artists are through prominent Master of Fine Art programs where students are just beginning to share their visions […]

 
smART Collecting – Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Baroque Flemish School Artistic Style

smART Collecting – Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Baroque Flemish School Artistic Style

The Elevation of the Cross, 1610-1611, (Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, Belgium) Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Sir Peter Paul Rubens dominated Flemish art and ranks as one of the archetypal figures of the Baroque style, his work being full of warmth and energy. Baroque art was produced only in Catholic countries, often as part of […]

smART Collecting – Viewpoint and Perspective

The goal of most Western painters is to make it look as if the picture painted on a flat surface is three dimensional with depth as well as breadth. Using the visual devices of viewpoint and perspective an artist can create this illusion to represent the real world. Picture plane describes the flat surface of […]