How to Become an Art Collector

Collecting art generally sounds like the rich peoples work. But it is not true. Anyone can become an art collector. Maybe you will not sleep with a Masterpiece from Picasso over your head, but you can definitely quench your thirst by collecting some beautiful art works.

Taking  Preparations

  1. Start with the ideas and experience from research. Without a little education, you will find difficulties.
  2. There is a difference between art collectors, art investors and art speculators. Learn about them and gather experience.
  3. Make a strategy before getting into an auction house. Make up your mind on a fixed budget and get suggestions from art dealers and other investors.

Buying Art Pieces

  1. Search for the art colleges which is in a good form means whose selling rate is good in the market.
  2. Go to well known and trusted auction houses. There are lots of fraud people around who shows themselves as professionals.
  • If you don’t have any idea of auction houses, then at first get suggestions from the experts.
  • Don’t buy anything if the price range is getting higher than your budget. If you are emotional about the art pieces and increase your budget, you may loss some of your money.

3. Fine art paintings are more effective than the decorative arts. Paintings from an renowned artist may give you a good profit if you want to sell in future.

4.  Make an insurance for each of your collected arts. We never knew what will happen next. So, it will be best if you make insurance for them.

Selling Fine Artworks

  1. Keep yourself up to date. Wait for the proper time when your art pieces rate is relatively high.
  2. Rent you art collections sometimes for Art exhibitions, Museums or libraries. Also tell your renter to give insurance for your art works.
  3. Always try to gather experience from the auction houses and veteran sellers. Try to improve a good relation with them in order to get help from them.

8 Things you should think before Purchasing an Artwork

  1. Is it really attracting you the most than the other art works? Look for the uniqueness of the artwork than other art pieces.
  2. Why does it grow so much interest in you? There must be some combinations of beauty in the artwork you choose.
  3. Watch the artworks several times. Are you getting bored? If you aren’t getting bored then it’s good with you.
  4. Which group matches the artwork? It could be Historical, Cultural, Classical, Travelling or any other categories.
  5. Is the price is reasonable? some art pieces can be over priced to fool you. Beware before buying that what you are buying.
  6. How is the construction? If the art piece is vulnerable, then you have to take extra care of the art work.
  7. Are you sure that it is authentic? Do investigate the artwork properly and be sure that the beautiful artwork is authentic.
  8. Is it returnable? Sometimes you may find the art piece is fake or was not in proper care. See if the art piece is returnable in order to safety.

10 things you should do to be Educated and Enjoy collecting

  1. Become a fan of art and keen to learn about this.
  2. Visit various art galleries. It will increase your passion.
  3. Be in touch with famous artists.
  4. Attend in art classes, exhibitions, lectures, studios and many more.
  5. Observe the artworks closely. Train yourself hard and figure out the difference between plenty of styles and processes.
  6. Read about the famous artworks and try to find them all over the world within your reach.
  7. Follow the Art magazines and blogs. View different kind of journals on Arts
  8. Keep yourself updated via social sites and expand your knowledge
  9. Learn about the history behind the pictures, monuments or other artworks you like..
  10. Attend artwork selling bidding places and try to know who won and why. It will give you pleasure for your works.

 

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Something you should about an Artist?

1. The beginning of the art and meaning

Aristotle said that the artist is the craftsman that makes art by the rules.  Since the art is such a big notion you have many forms of arts and artists:

  • Movie
  • Music
  • Architecture
  • Sculpting
  • Painting

And many more, you have Artists that were the masters of their crafts. These arts are just tip of the iceberg you have many more form of Arts like Street musicians, don’t forget that Justin Bieber started like one and ended up where he is now, he was also a Street musician and an Artist and still is, but in a different form.

History of the word “Artist” came from the Greek word “techne” which translates into an art and it means master of his craft. Also common word is the Latin word “technicus” which is later translated in English to technique or technical. Most of the artists said that they had muses, something that inspired them to create their art.

It is often said that Artists represent the common people who’s voice can not be heard. In the dictionary under the Artist you will see a definition that says “Artist is a person who creates art” but there is more to that, anyone can create “art” but it needs to be done skillfully. Many artists haven’t been recognized while they were alive, but after their deaths, their Artwork has become very expensive and looked for. That mostly applies to Painters and Sculptors. Artist is a person born with the gift, and that can’t be changed you have music artists that have been deaf like Beethoven and he composed “Ode to Joy” this is what he was meant to be and people saw that and recognized them. But not always turns out this way. Artist have been known to be a little out of this world so it’s not uncommon that many of that are very eccentric and bizarre, you have a famous painter Salvador Dali that painted may artworks, sculpted, acted and yet while some people were saying he was a genius of 20th century the others are saying that his pieces are worthless and do not have any value. So when you are an artist you are bound to live the life or rejection and acceptance in the same time. Some weren’t so lucky and weren’t recognized until they died.  That goes the same way in the modern arts as well, movie actors/actresses, music artists, they all live the life of the artist, some get credits for their work some not. In the ancient Greece painters and sculptors were very unappreciated and they were considered to be on the same level as the slaves. Of course as the centuries went by, that changed and now we have artists that really get recognized fo their work, even if some of them are not so good, they get publicity and people heard of them so they are not doomed to die in poverty and unrecognized.

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You have famous music artists like Justin Bieber that have a huge fan base of people who like him but maybe even bigger base of people who hate him, it might be jealousy but that also might be the reason why he is so popular. Good or bad, he is constantly talked about. In these days of modern technology and internet a lot of people are getting more and more famous and recognizes as it’s easier to be heard of.

2. Back in the past

Back in the earlier years of 18th, 19th, 20th century, that was not the case, so it’s not that strange that most of them died in poverty and rejected by everyone. There are really just a few Artists that really got recognized in the time they were alive, most of them are not, so artists were bound to live in the life of chasing recognition and it’s sad that most of them didn’t live long enough to achieve it.

This post is written as a tribute to all the artists out there that didn’t get the recognition that they wanted, so you can really get a little more knowledge about the subject in question, most of them finally got what they wanted but it was too late.

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What do you know about Art?

Art and Its origin

Art and artworks include those human creations which people with written or oral word, sounds, voices or sound produced by an instrument, colors, lines, plastic or embossed design, game, motion, expressing their thoughts and feelings, and thus for viewers, listeners and readers induce a feeling of pleasure and provide artistic enjoyment. Notion of beauty is very broad and complex, but beauty is not just pretty good shape or content of what is expressed. And ugly, unpleasant and even harmful phenomena in the life and society can impart the feeling of pleasure and liking with the artistic way of their presentation, their artistic painting.

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All creations of human spirit are not art works, it is understood. In order to be, they must be distinguished by their content and significance of that content and that means harmonious shaping and content using words, sounds, voices, lines, colors and movement – that means expression in art. Using these artists express their vision of the world and cause to human aesthetic enjoyment i.e. feelings of pleasure and admiration.

The art is very old in its origin, the exact time of its origin can not be determined. It is old as the human kind, and it has become probably in that moment when man with drawing, word, play or poem, later instrument, succeed to in a harmonious form express his knowledge, thoughts and feelings. It was developed with the development of the society, it was changing its content and form, and it is constantly enriched with new creations.

Art and aesthetics

Art is creativity that means that it presupposes certain conditions that are necessary for this to express creativity and provide forms of work. Here we come across the man’s psychological traits. We operate with terms like inspiration, intuition, talent and all these terms indicate a special power of man to express a theme, an idea, an image in art forms. Art requires full, complete man, his entire consciousness, sensibility, experience and subconscious because its creative character requires a special ability to empathize with the motive and ability full of fantasy, and the power to express that empathy.

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Aesthetic is a philosophical discipline that for its subject has a nice, art beautiful and natural. Since art is a basic area of good reporting, aesthetic is often identified with the philosophy of art. The word aesthetic comes from the ancient Greek word “aisthetos” which means sensory or observation. The aesthetic has long been identified with the knowledge through the senses (through sensation and perception). In the eighteen century, aesthetic starts to interpret such sensation or perception of beauty (especially in the arts). The main questions that aesthetic asks are: what is beauty? What is beautiful? What is difference between the art beautiful and naturally beautiful? Is it possible scientific approach to art? Does art has a function and what is its function? As a philosophy of art, aesthetic wonders about the essence of creation, producing art work, as well as the act of experience, reception i.e. assessment of this art work. However, aesthetic as a philosophical discipline does not want to prescribe any rules and standards for creating or experiencing of art work, but wants to clarify what is beautiful, i.e. valuable in the art work and art in general. We will tell therefore, that the subject of the aesthetic is so-called aesthetic triangle, that includes the act of creation, art work that it is its product, and finally the act of reception or experience of an art work by observers. Aesthetics are divided into subjectivist and objectivist. According to the subjectivist aesthetics, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or otherwise beauty is in our experience, not in the art work. According to the objectivist aesthetics, beauty is an objective property of the art work – one art work is beautiful, completely independent of whether somebody, who and how judge it.

Types of art

There are as many types of art as a means of artistic expression. One of the artists his complex experience of the world give in images form that achieves with words or colors, others express with tones, movements, gestures and so on. Depending on which means of artistic expression are used, art appears as a highly differentiated. There are:

  • Architecture (building materials, premises)
  • Sculpture (stone, clay, wood, bronze)
  • Painting (color, line, area)
  • Music (sounds, tones, rhythm)
  • Literature (the word)
  • Dance/game (body movement)
  • Film (moving images, words, acting, music)

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Depending on whether it is realized in the course of time or space, all the arts are divided into spatial and temporal arts. The spacious art include: architecture, painting and sculpture. The temporal arts include: music and literature. And there are arts that are realized in space and time flow: ballet, acting, theater arts and film.

General science that deals with art, studies its nature, interdependence and legality of artistic creations is called aesthetic.

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How to become a Professional Photographer

Looking for a beautiful career? Use your creative instincts and become a professional photographer. Now a days, it has become a major profession worldwide and opportunities in this sector are plenty in numbers. Also it is a very competitive site to play your roll. Start from a little room, live your passion and dreams, try hard. Day after tomorrow, success will be yours.

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Getting started:

1. Grab your Camera:

At the very beginning of your career, you may not know many things. But you have to try and gather knowledge. At first know about various cameras and forget about you fancy handy digital toy camera. Research a lot about the components that you need. Then buy a camera.

There are many entry level brand new professional cameras available in the market. You can also buy used camera in a good condition which will cut your budget to a small amount.

2. Learning the basics:

Before you go for your first Photo shoot, take your time and read a lot about your camera. Know what error may come for what action, learn to change the lenses in a glance.

Read the manual that comes with the camera carefully. It will help you to understand the usable features of your camera. Also make sure you know about the other instruments that you need for photography like lenses, camera flashes, tripod etc.

3. Developing  your skills by practicing:

Practice makes a man perfect. You have to practice a lot to be accurate in photo sessions. Forget about the shutter count, take as many snaps as you can everyday. Go to beautiful sites,  hit the streets and enhance your skills.

4. Search for latest technology and tips for camera:

There are lots of articles, magazines and tabloids on photography. Research them regularly to make yourself up to date with the current world. It will widen your views and angles of your career.

Don’t confine yourself in only reading. Apply them to your experiments and get the best output from there.

5. Using editing software:

Editing photos is a prime thing for a successful photography. Sometimes you may see small defects in a beautiful photograph. But don’t worry. You can fix that by these editing software.

6. Find your type:

Try to find out the kind of photography that suits you. There are many kinds of photography like portrait, sports, wedding etc. Find out the area of photography in your advantage and rehearse it properly.

Getting into Business:

1. Make a portfolio:

To build up a successful business, you must make a good portfolio to show others. Highlight your talents in a professional way to others.

Contact with local agencies or any person nearer to you for modeling. Offer them some free prints or gifts for their time. With these pictures you a manage a good impression to others.

2. Internship:

Find a well known professional photographer in your reach and get an internship with him. It will help you to get practical experience. Also go to many events with him. It will give you recognition to others which will be helpful to build up your own business.

3. Maintaining work schedule:

Maintaining a good schedule is important for your career. As it is not only a “2 hours photo shoot” because it will also includes the time for meeting them, choosing the right place, selecting the best photos, editing them and printing them.

You may find several jobs at a time like weekends. Wisely make your time for each of the clients thinking all the times you need.

4. Advertise and Networking:

This is the crucial part of your profession. Reputation and recognition are the hardest things to achieve. But without these you cannot be a successful professional photographer.

  • Build up a website with your photos. Boost it to social websites to achieve more and more followers. But don’t forget to add watermarks in your photos so that your copyright is preserved.
  • Show yourself to others face to face. Advertise your qualities anytime anywhere.
  • Try to manage an event for expeditions. It is a great way to spread yourself in a short time.

See more about Network Advertising.

5. Setting up rates:

Don’t think that you can get a high price for your works at first. At first make a good reputation. Grab the opportunities at a reasonable price. Search the market price and set you price according to that.

Be clever at your business. Make different rates for different purposes. For example you can make a DVD for the photo session and add some extra charge. Give 2-3 pieces photos free printings and vice versa.

All these things stated above will help you to make a strong and wealthy career in photography. So, what are you waiting for? Take your camera and bewilder the world.

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