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Interior Designers: Why You Should be Working with Art Consultants Interior designers have an uncanny ability to see what looks good; what matches. They can walk into a near-empty room and plan every detail, from the carpets to the furniture, lighting, artwork and everything in between - but should they always make the final decision?[...]

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What Really Determines the Price of Art? From the outside looking in, it can sometimes appear that there’s no rhyme, reason or structure to pricing in the art world - at all. That’s because we’re largely exposed to the two absolute extremes of the spectrum, i.e. starving artists and multi-multi-million dollar sales. Someone buying a[...]

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Buying Artwork: Top Considerations and Priorities Parting with the money is often the easiest part of purchasing a new piece of art: it’s all the previous considerations, the toing and froing which make for a real headache. Does this frame match the hardwood floor? Will this painting dominate the room, or is my sofa too[...]

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by Elliott Erwitt
Why Do We, Humans, Create Art? It’s a curious thing. Human beings have advanced incredibly in the past few thousand years. Our technology allowed us to conquer the entire world time and time again, using ingenious human creations to defeat one another in war, trade and even politics. There seem to be no limits to[...]

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Private Art Collections: Friend or Foe to the Broader Art Community? While it might not be an age-old question quite yet, there’s ongoing debate across the art world on the ethics of private art collection. Does it support only the wealthy, leaving starving artists with nowhere to turn? Perhaps private collections breathe new life into[...]

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'The Gossip' by Norman Rockwell
15 Facts About the Art World: Ridiculous, Surprising and Impressive Art has been a part of humanity since the earliest cave paintings of 35-40,000 years ago. Today, art can be used as a tool to influence society, to bring us a feeling of pride or sorrow and is unrivaled in its ability to capture human[...]

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Art as a Tool: Leveraging Art to Illuminate Society Words are commonplace. The constant and unstoppable flow of words into our ears and eyes almost desensitises us to their impact. Example: if a news anchor describes an act of terror or political injustice, it might provoke an amount of pity or anger from a viewer.[...]

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Frida Kahlo
Female Artists in Today’s World – Is 31% Really Equal? The question of whether female artists have been marginalized over the years has been resoundingly answered: yes, quite blatantly. However, there’s little we can do about that now. It is appalling and regrettable that centuries of female artists’ work have been discarded, undervalued or flat-out[...]

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Collecting Art with Social Media: Fad or Foresight? Instagram has been making waves in the art world recently, but are they just temporary blips in the ocean, or should we be looking at social media as a tsunami about to change the world? Using Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest (to name only a fraction of such[...]

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Abstraction: Why Does It Drive Us? Unlike any other forms of art, the abstract genre has an unerring ability to make us feel uncomfortable. Or confused. Or… in love? It is something different to each and every person, and that makes it unique in the art world. In fact, our opinions are so divided on[...]

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