In normal circumstances, collectors would be flying the world visiting one art fair after the other. But due to the gathering and travel restrictions collectors are forced to buy art from their homes. The virus accelerated the art world’s digital transformation, but its overall results were mixed, to say the least.
As authorities around the world impose lockdowns measures, art fairs, auction houses and galleries are increasingly beginning to experiment with online solutions that could help them develop sustainable business models. Could coronavirus be the catalyst that will entice the art world to permanently move online?
The beneficial effects of art on human health are well-known. For centuries, people used art creation and observation to deal with stress, trauma, and improve self-awareness. In the 1940s, art therapy was established as a method of using art to treat physical & psychological disorders and improve overall human health.
Art can go in and out of favour. Unfamiliar artists can reach stardom overnight and artworks that were all the rage yesterday can be nearly forgotten today. But these extensive changes don’t just happen. They are caused by a series of factors that influence people’s tastes and appreciation of certain art genres.