Posted on March 14th, 2011 No comments
The association between art and India traces back to hundreds and thousands of years. Some historians are even of the view that art forms in India are as old as the country itself. Times may have changed but this association has refused to part ways. This is the reason why people across the world consider India as the perfect destination to access modern & contemporary art.
The association of art and India has defied ages and is yet as refreshing as one can even think about. This is evident from the fact that some of the most eminent artists on the worldstage trace their roots to India. Raja Ravi Verma, MF Hussain, Jamini Roy, Amrita Shergill, Abhijit Mollick, and Rameshwar Broota are just a few names that have mesmerized the world with their artistic creations and still continue to do so.
The fact that Indian art is a true reflection of the beauty behind modern contemporary art is one of the biggest reasons driving people with a bent for art to visit India and buy Indian art. After their return from India, some of them even try their hands on Indian art in their own countries and receive appreciation for their efforts – a fact that says it all.
If you are an admirer of art and want to buy Indian art, all you need to do is to visit search engines such as Google and look for Indian artists and masterpieces. If you are new to the world of search engines, you can visit Google.com and type words such as "buy Indian art", "Indian artists", or "Vintage Indian paintings" and you will be redirected to sites that can help you make the art purchases.
However, you need to be cautious of certain things before buying Indian art online. This is because lack of knowledge about the world of Indian art can bring you to mischievous sellers who will not think twice before presenting replicas and selling them as vintage Indian art for a good amount.
Therefore, you need to make sure that you are buying original masterpieces only from a genuine art dealer or store. This will not only help you get the real products but will also mean that you get the best value from your hard-earned money. It is highly important to note here that you can suspect fraud if antique art pieces are sold to you at very low costs. It is worth nothing that true masterpieces can be costly but one thing that you can always expect them is originality, which should be more than satisfying for you if you are an admirer of art.
These small yet highly useful tips can help you discover the real India, the artistic India that has always manifested human intellect and artistic values to arouse aesthetic senses to evoke attention of one and all. After all, these were the reasons that brought you close to the world of Indian art and you can expect satisfaction only when you can place your hands on the real art.
Posted on March 7th, 2011 No comments
Art collectors from around the world spend millions of dollars each year to get their hands on original art. They may buy a piece for their private collection or arrange to buy or sell a piece for a museum or other public display. No matter what you are looking for in a work of art, chances are it's available from somewhere – for a price.
The key, however, is finding the art that you want. You can sign up notifications from the auction houses, scour EBay, and spend time at estate sales trying to find the one piece of original art that will set your collection over the top. However, you may have better luck with using an art broker and you'll save a lot of time and energy, too.
Some of the most sought after pieces aren't only the grand masters that you would think of, such those by Pablo Picasso or Andy Warhol, although, they are available, too. The art that is in very high demand today are many of the modern and contemporary artists of the past 150 years. Original art from the likes of Norman Rockwell, Peter Max, and Romero Britto are quite in demand and some of their works are quite rare. Peter Max, for example, is one of America's most popular living artists, and his work is found in the private art collections of five United States presidents. He redesigned the NBC peacock and was the Official Artist for the 1994 World Cup. Peter Max original art can be found in museums around the world, but there are many pieces up for private sale, too.
Romero Britto is an artist who's easily identified because of his use of bright colors and composition qualities of cubism. Much different from Peter Max, but almost as popular, these works grace the walls of many museums and private homes around the world. His work in the art world has been the inspiration for other artists and continues to grow in value with each passing year.
An art broker is certainly your best bet for finding some of the rarer pieces. You can even use one of the online brokers to find original art. It's a huge industry because of the high demand and brokers must now keep their prices very competitive. However, you must ensure that you use only a reputable broker. Some have been in business for decades and those are the online art brokers that you should consider. A certificate of authenticity should accompany any original art.
In closing, if you're looking for a new piece of art to add to your collection, consider contacting one of the online art brokers. You may pay less for their services and some off you the option of a "best offer" instead of the retail price. In many cases, you could save thousands of dollars for a Peter Max or Andy Warhol piece that you couldn't even find for sale in a traditional gallery.
Posted on February 28th, 2011 No comments
Okay, so you want to buy original art, but you scared that you will end up spending a fortune on something that is essentially worthless junk. It is possible that you could become a victim of a fraud if you do not have some knowledge about Art and do not how to tell an original piece of art from a fake. You need to invest some time in order to learn some useful tips that will help you avoid these situations.
So is most of the word. But the only way to succeed in the art business is to research and take a chance. Learning the art terms, being able to depict original art from reproduced prints, and getting the best deals is an art itself, and like anything else, you have to acquire the abilities to succeed—all of which can be learned.
Pointing out an original art piece among hundreds of reprints is like, well, for lack of a better term, picking a needle from a haystack. To successfully buy art, one must learn to do this, no matter how tedious and scary it seems. One way to do this is research. And research. And research some more. And then all over again until you think you have found some reliable resources that precisely tell you (not in the fine text) what art is original, and which is not.
Once you are more confident that you've found truthful sources, it is then time to decide on your taste preference, and what style/type/medium of art you would like to collect. Oh, and here's that word again: research. A buyer needs to know all the spiffy words and phrases related to art so that when searching for those perfect pieces, you know what to ask for (and keep yourself from seeming like a novice). Also, consider the price range you would like to stay in, that way you can keep yourself from ‘breaking the bank' or splurging on something when you do not have to.
Okay, after some more research (No, I'm not kidding), the buyer can make a selection on what art he/she wishes to buy. The tools to being successful once finding reliable vendors are: Checking for quality, a COA (certificate of authenticity), and bargaining. Like when shopping for cars, you always bargain with the salesman, right? Why not for art? You do want to get the best price possible. Maybe you could even take the route of having the piece appraised to make sure you're not paying double. And then more research, just to make sure the piece of art you select it truly an original art piece.
Finally, conclude the purchase! All original art fluctuates in price over time, and the buyer should keep up-to date on this, and not accidentally sell the piece for lower than you should (if you eventually want to sell it).
So take these skills, never forget them, and then research some more, and you can make the art of buying art an extremely enjoyable hobby.
Posted on February 21st, 2011 No comments
Contemporary art have always been attracting the worldwide art lovers since many years and it have a significant place in the world of art. It doesn't matter that the art work belongs to which region or country, but it attracts every eyeball. There is a tremendous growth in the Indian contemporary art and it has achieved the top position in the world contemporary art and it's all because of the Indian artist's innovative approach.
Although it may seem like a provocation, the contemporary Indian art is very old. It has about forty years and is still contemporary, though, of course, has been changing over the years. An unwritten history of Indian contemporary art pick up his powerful birth in the mid of sixties, and it's classic moment during the seventies. The paradox is purely terminological, since here we use the term contemporary, not their sense of current, but in a generic sense that slowly is emerging among sociologists, historians and art theorists, but without there being less unanimity. The use of contemporary in the sense that it proposes seems to us a convenient and rigorous action to collect a wide variety of families and individuals. There is a big contribution from the Indian artists to grow the contemporary art in the past and present days.
Within the panorama of indigestible contemporary art confluence of two trends. The first has to do with aesthetics as practiced during the modern period, based on the experience of formality as something that transcends the real and natural. The second is more related to the experience of enjoyment, as a principle an art of the difference, an art budgets and aspirations different to modern art. In contemporary art, there is a combination of philosophy and psychoanalysis. The perception aesthetics goes hand in hand of psychic structure, driven by parental authority imposed by the institutions (school, museum, etc) and into the instinct of pleasure and desire of self, both facing in the sand as possible and the indefinite.
If one were to summarize very bluntly what contemporary art is well understood, we should say it is one that departs from the ancient tradition of Western art, breaking with a history museum that Indeed the vanguards had continued candidly, and adopts a reflective stance that takes no account of the work or the artist as the essence of artistic practice.