smART Collecting – The Best Art Collectors

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Collecting Fine Art – The Best Art Collectors. People collect art for many different reasons. The best collectors acquire art for its esthetic significance. These collectors discover and develop themselves through their collections; they acquire art as a means of expanding, enriching and cultivating their personality.

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smART Collecting – Baroque Artistic Style

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  Apollo and Daphne, 1622-1625, (Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy) Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) Baroque is the name given to the vigorous style that dominated art and architecture in the 17th century. Baroque art in its purest form was produced only in Catholic countries, often as part of the decoration of churches. Italy, France, Spain and Flanders, which at […]

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smART Collecting – Sculpture

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Sculpture was the first and most ubiquitous form of artistic expression. The earliest sculptures appear to have been created by modifying found objects that suggested either animal or human forms. As tools and technologies developed, artists progressed from carving bone, wood, and stone to manipulating and firing clay, then to casting in bronze. Sculpture is […]

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smART Collecting – Composition

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The Punished Son, 1778 (Musee Du Louvre, Paris, France) Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) Composition refers to how the artist has arranged the elements of the work of art and it is a dominant contributor to the subject matter of the piece. To achieve a successful composition, the image has to work as an integrated whole, whether […]

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smART Collecting – What Art Dealers Do

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Art dealers enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience. In addition to educating perspective and established clients at their own galleries, many dealers accompany collectors to artists’ studios, museums, art fairs, auctions and other galleries in order to encourage a well-informed approach to acquisitions. Dealers advise their clients about lending and donating art, insurance, framing, conservation, […]

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