If you are trying to sell a painting, it is helpful to know ahead of time how much someone might pay for it. A little research can help you determine some facts about the painting and artist, and a professional appraisal can confirm the painting's actual value.Continue Reading
A signature on a painting helps confirm its authenticity and increases its value. Sometimes artists sign with initials or symbols, so keep looking even if you do not see a traditional signature.
Once you have confirmed the artist's identity, do some research to learn about his significance in the art world. Online art databases and art reference books in libraries should provide some valuable information. Online searches can also give you a sense of the value of the artist's other works.
Art auction websites such as Christie's, AskArt and Sotheby's provide recent auction prices for works by notable artists. Researching the artist's history may also give you comparisons to use so you can assess whether the painting you have is significant and valuable.
Once you have a sense of the artist's importance and the value of the painting, take the painting to a professional art appraiser for an estimate. This step helps you prepare to set an asking price at a gallery or an initial bid price at an auction.
As defined by Russian mystic George Gurdjieff, objective art is any painting, poem, piece of music or other artistic work created with deliberate conscious effort, free of subjective influence. Gurdjieff cites the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and the Taj Mahal as two major examples of objective art.Full Answer >
The photograph "Old Spanish Cemetery" by Louis Fleckenstein and the painting "The Cemetery Gates" by Marc Chagall are famous images of cemeteries. Walker Evans is another photographer with many pictures of cemeteries in storage at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.Full Answer >
Traditional Cree art includes wooden dolls, rock and wood painting, model canoes, baskets, carvings and clothing and accessories. Carvings on wood, stone or antlers are emblematic traditional Cree art forms.Full Answer >
According to Aboriginal Art Online, the most traditional painting material used by Aboriginal peoples was ochre. Mined from various sites, ochre is a rock that varies in texture from crumbly to firm. It gets its color from iron oxide. Other common supplies used to add pigment to paintings include clay, charcoal and mixtures of blood, fats, feathers and other organic materials.Full Answer >