Interesting Arty Stuff — Art

4 Ways to make Buying an Art Gift Easy

Art Art Buying Christmas gift gift

4 Ways to make Buying an Art Gift Easy

It can be challenging to buy art as a gift for someone.  Second-guessing your choice can just make you abandon the idea altogether. 

But the impact of a well chosen gift of art can last for a long time.  You just need some simple strategies to get it right.

Here are 4 sure-fire was to make everyone smile.

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3 things to check before you buy that painting

Art Art Buying Art Check

3 things to check before you buy that painting

Right - you love the painting, it just grabs you for some reason. You must have it and you are going to buy it. Hold on. There are some checks to do. After all, you do want it to look this good for a long long time.

Do these three simple checks before you buy

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What is the right height to hang an art work?

Art Hanging Interior

What is the right height to hang an art work?

The common mistake is to hang too high. There are a few things to consider to get it right:

1. What is the height of the eye height of most viewers?
2. Does the work need protected from knocks?
3. Do you have a situation that is unusual?

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That's copyright right? 8 basics that art buyers and artists should know

Art Copyright

The basic concept of copyright is that the creator holds the sole right to make, reproduce, or distribute the product they have created.  But can it be that simple when it comes to art? What should an art buyer know about the copyright on what they are about to buy? What should an artist know?

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What is it about Red?

Art color Colour Red

What is it about Red?

You might have heard people mention that the colour red in art instantly makes it more attractive. Red has certainly been used by important works over the ages to draw attention or signify passion, blood, revolution, and life.   Does this have any science behind it? It turns out it does but even without the science the “story” of red is very interesting.  

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