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Some Practical Tips to Buy Art Online

Permanent Linkby indianartideas on Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:49 am

There is no denial to the fact that the history of art is as old as the history of human civilization. From the early pre-historic paintings of the Stone Age period to the contemporary paintings of present day, the art of painting has evolved beautifully. During these years of continuous evolution, there have been many art movements and technological advancements that have brought a paradigm shift to the way how we look and perceive art. From being a medium of expression to a means of investment, the meaning of art has changed over the years. Over the years not only art and techniques of paintings have evolved, but the way how art enthusiasts explore artworks and buy them have also undergone a major change. Art, which was earlier considered to be expensive and was restricted to art galleries, museums and the houses of rich people, has now become affordable and has seeped into the common market place and has reach into the houses of people like you and I. The advancement in technology and the arrival of online art galleries have made art affordable and reachable for all.


Over the last decade, a lot has changed regarding how we see art and how we buy art. And, this change has been due to the emergence and acceptance of Internet and arrival of online art galleries. Nowadays, art is available online. Art enthusiast can visit these online galleries, explore the vast collection that they have to offer, look out for an artwork that matches their disposition and fits in their budge, seek advice of ask curator, buy artwork on a click of a button and even return it if the artwork does not meet their expectations.

No doubt, people are opening up to the idea of buying art online, there is still a section of art lover who are not sure about buying art online. They have various questions regarding how to buy art from online art galleries. This article is an attempt to answer this question and about giving some practical advice on how to buy artwork online.

In this article, we will discuss three easy tips on buying art from online art galleries. I know, for many, buying art is a fruit if a gut feeling, but it is always good to do a little bit of due diligence before you hit the buy button. My first tip for all those art enthusiasts who are looking to buy art online is to put the artwork that they have selected into context. Google the artists, have a look at other works, read the CV, try and get a deeper understanding of the piece you are interested in. The second tip is that you should never shy away from requesting a higher resolution image of the painting or if possible, then a close-up of the surface so that you really can get a sense of the texture of the print and paper/canvas. Tip number three involves tape measure. Take note of the dimensions of the piece you are interested in and find something in your house that has a similar size so that you really get a feel of what the overall framed pieces will look like. Also, do take note that in printmaking they have the dimension of the image, then there is a dimension of the paper and then you want to add a little bit space for the mat and for the framing, so consider the dimensions accordingly. I hope you found these tips useful and that you are going to put these tips into practice the next time you decide to buy art online at India Art Ideas.

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