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Understanding Main Types of Printmaking: Relief, Intaglio, Lithography, Screen-printing

Understanding Main Types of Printmaking: Relief, Intaglio, Lithography, Screen-printing
Due to their incredible versatility and affordable prices, prints have become a popular choice among collectors. But print collecting is not without its difficulties. When acquiring prints, it's easy to get confused by the terminology. In this blog post, we’ll try to answer some of these questions.

New Ink Art Movement: The Rising Popularity of Contemporary Ink Painting

New Ink Art Movement: The Rising Popularity of Contemporary Ink Painting
The ink art has a long tradition in Asia. However, recently the artists reinvented traditional ink painting by adopting influences and practices from the West. Chinese painters created contemporary ink painting by embracing Expressionism, Conceptual and Abstract art, and started a new ink art movement.

How to Appreciate Conceptual Art?

How to Appreciate Conceptual Art?
Conceptual art is an art movement based on the notion that idea or concept is the essence of art. Since ideas appear in many shapes and forms, conceptual art can be a photograph, a sculpture, a drawing, a document, an installation or a performance. How can we appreciate conceptual art more?

When Cryptocurrency and Art World Collide: Crypto-inspired Art and Crypto-collectibles

When Cryptocurrency and Art World Collide: Crypto-inspired Art and Crypto-collectibles
The invention of cryptocurrency has inspired artists from all over the globe to create new, exciting types of art: crypto-inspired art and crypto-collectibles. In case you missed this important milestone in art history, we’re here to remind you of a few art pieces that wouldn’t exist without cryptocurrencies.

The Art of Tomorrow: How to Collect Digital Art?

The Art of Tomorrow: How to Collect Digital Art?
Digital art encompasses a wide variety of artworks that involve the use of digital technology in its creation or presentation process or both. The invention of computers, tablets, and other digital technologies have revolutionized the way art is made and exhibited.

7 Fun Ways to Discover Local Art You'll Love

7 Fun Ways to Discover Local Art You'll Love
Every major city, has at least a few promising local artists, waiting to be spotted by the global art market. Exploring local art can be difficult if you are in a completely unfamiliar place. That's why we've encompassed 7 easy ways to find local art no matter where you are.

How to Make a Distinction between Decor Art and Fine Art?

How to Make a Distinction between Decor Art and Fine Art?
The line between fine artworks and decorative pieces is thin. But these two art types are different in its nature. Telling a difference between a fine art piece and a mere design objects can be difficult, but if you pay attention to the elements below, pretty soon you'll be able to tell the difference.

Monochrome Paintings Explained: A Thousand Meanings of a Single Color

Monochrome Paintings Explained: A Thousand Meanings of a Single Color
Monochrome paintings created by applying one single color over an entire canvas, require a lot of effort and time, yet the final result is often baffling for an average museum-goer. All those canvases can be difficult to understand and many people struggle to find their meaning, wondering: Why is this even art?

Art Forgery: Why Do We Care So Much for Originals?

Art Forgery: Why Do We Care So Much for Originals?
An art lover can admire an art forgery for decades, but as soon as the truth about its origin is discovered, the artwork that was considered a masterpiece seconds ago, all of the sudden becomes worthless and despised. Undoubtedly, in the art world, originals hold a special significance. But why is that so?

Visual Language: How to Understand and Appreciate Photography

Visual Language: How to Understand and Appreciate Photography
Photography is a very democratic medium. But unlike point-and-shoot photography, fine art photographs are not there just to show us glimpses of reality, but also to provide insights and stories, construct a narrative or convey feelings and atmosphere. So let's learn how to appreciate photography.

Collecting vs. Buying Art - What Constitutes an Art Collection?

Collecting vs. Buying Art - What Constitutes an Art Collection?
Unlike simple art assemblages, art collections are well-planned projects, established when collectors submerge themselves deep into the subject of their interest and spend years looking for very particular art pieces that can bring the entire narrative together. So what separates regular art buyers from art collectors?

Limited Edition Prints: Are They Worth Anything?

Limited Edition Prints: Are They Worth Anything?
Limited edition prints are often seen as mass-produced copies of famous artworks. But prints can be just as valuable as other artworks. Buying prints can be a great way to acquire pieces by famous artists at affordable prices or they can be a great way for new art collectors to kick off their collection.