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Online Art Galleries: Making Art Accessible and Affordable

Permanent Linkby indianartideas on Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:20 am

If you are someone who has recently started adoring arts and has been following the current market trends to buy your first original artwork, then you must have come across numerous art galleries that are offering the same. Among these art galleries are online art galleries that offer you the opportunity to buy original paintings at reasonable prices. Over the last four-five years, there has been an exponential surge in the number of dedicated art selling platforms that help art buyers with a shoe string budget buy Indian art. The aim of this article is to acquaint our readers with the world of online art and online art galleries.


What is an online art gallery?

Like conventional art gallery, an online art gallery is a platform where artists can sell their artwork and buyers can buy such artwork over internet.

What does an online art gallery have to offer?

Affordable Art

The association of online art galleries and emerging artists has worked in favor of both art buyers and artists. These galleries support budding artists and help them grow. They charge nominal commission from artists to exhibit their work, which helps in regulating prices of artworks and makes them affordable and accessible for all.

Rich Collection

From artworks of famous artists to emerging artists, one can find it all at online art galleries. Online art galleries have dedicated sections for different types of artworks like paintings, sculptures, sketches and art prints. Many times these sections are sub divided into sub-sections; for e.g. paintings has categories like traditional Indian paintings, contemporary paintings, abstract paintings and modern paintings others. This segregation makes it easy for the buyers to navigate and help them narrow their search.

Art Advisors

Regardless of the fact whether you want to buy Indian art or purchase a stunning modern art sculpture, these online art galleries will spoil you for choices. The overwhelming artworks that these galleries have to offer may leave you baffled about what to buy and how to buy. In such a scenario, a novice art buyer can reach out to art curators and seek their help. Often, these curators not only help clear the doubts of such buyers, but go an extra mile and give them some handy art buying tips.

Personalized Art

There are many galleries that offer a special offering where a buyer can get his pictures converted into canvas prints or can even get his caricature and portrait made. Such prints, portraits and caricatures are perfect personalized gifting option.


Online art galleries have not only made art affordable, but it has also made the entire process of buying paintings hassle free. Nowadays, buyers don’t have to make multiple visits to traditional art galleries to select and buy Indian art for they can buy it online without leaving the comfort of their home. Offerings like extensive collection of artworks to choose from, reasonable pricing, easy navigation, secure payment options and free home delivery attract buyers to buy paintings online.

Points to consider before buying paintings online

Now that you know what online art galleries have to offer, you must be excited and probably thinking of buying paintings online. As you plan to buy paintings online, there are few things about buying paintings online that we would like you to know. Unlike the normal articles that tell you to consider existing theme/color/emotion/décor in mind before buying a painting or making and sticking to budget or consider the dimensions of wall and paintings, we are talking about some important points that go beyond the obvious. We are taking about:

• Return and refund policy
• Shipping insurance
• Secure transaction

While buying paintings online ensure that the gallery you choose to buy art from has clear return and refund policy, provides shipping insurance and employs methods for secure transaction. Keep these points in mind before you buy Indian art online and have a hassle free shopping experience.

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