Art Definition: Art is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way to affect the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, sculpture, and paintings. … wikipedia (source)
The US holds a share of 26% of the world’s total art sales. The UK is the largest marketplace in the world for art. Buying art is a longer term investment which can have magnificent rewards.
Art Buying Tips
Art Is A Preference
It’s important that art investors by what they like. Good art doesn’t have to cost an arm and a lef. Art should be an extension to your personality and better the environment you live in and enrich your lifestyle. The true value or art is ascertained by the pleasure and feelings it creates among you and you friends. The more appealing a work of art is the greater it’s value.
Research The Art Before You Purchase It
Attention to detail is everything when it comes to art. Look at it in every detail and pay close attention to how it has physically been created. Time of creation, duration of creation, the artists creative thought all add value to the work. Don’t be impressed simply by the medium. Oil paiting or not, the art is the valuable bit not what’s it’s made from.
Factors that can influence the cost of art:
• The artist’s “track record” & exhibition history
• The price their work has sold for in the past
• The nationality of the artist
• The size and dimensions of the piece
• What country the artist works in
• The medium the artist uses
Note: when we talk about art, we don’t mean art that is found on posters, roller banners (click for example), online or press and magazine articles. We mean art.
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