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Art Articles

Articles about Art by art critic Chris Sabian. Read his blog

How to promote yourself as a fine art artist

21/06/11

For afine art artist one of the quickest and most effective ways to promote your artwork nowadays is to set up a personal website. more.....

How to Find the Right Fine Art Gallery

22/06/11

I read an interesting piece the other day about how to find the right fine art gallery for your work. more.....

Fine Art Presentation is everything

22/06/11

Getting the best fine art portfolio is everything. You maybe a brilliant painter but if your work is badly presented you are a nobody. more.....

Are You Suffering With Your Fine Art?

29/06/11

Does this sound a like a familiar scenario. more.....

Do You Know What Your Art Is Worth?

29/06/11

Do you guess, when it comes to naming a price for your art? Or do you just let the galleries decide? Or do you just accept an offer that sounds about right? more.....

Getting your Artwork Sold

29/06/11

Ask people about artists and they will say that most of them are skint but will probably make a few quid when they are dead. So what to do about changing this mindset? more.....

Should Councils Be Allowed To Sell Off Valuable Fine Artworks?

25/07/11

Several cash-strapped local authorities are selling parts of their fine art collections to raise funds. more.....

Art is the loser without Amy Winehouse

28/07/11

With her powerful vocals and eclectic style, Amy Winehouse, 27, who was found dead in London, won comparison with some of the great female singers of our time. more.....

Arts match – funding scheme

03/08/11

In December of last year the culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced that private donations to the arts organisations would be matched by public money in what would be known as “the year of corporate philanthropy”. more.....

Where did all the great fine art landscape painters come from?

04/08/11

Why did England give birth to some of the greatest fine art landscape painters of all time? Think Constable, Turner, Samuel Palmer, Paul Nash and John Piper and you have most of the great landscape artists of our time and they are English. But how come? more.....

Tony Curtis fine art collection to be sold at auction

10/08/11

An extensive fine art collection and other memorabilia that once belonged to late Hollywood actor Tony Curtis are to be sold at auction next month in Beverly Hills. more.....

Piracy on the high seas 21st century style

11/08/11

In the news this week is the story relating to on-board art auctions on P&O cruises. It has been reported that passengers on these cruises sometimes spend big money but when they get home they are in for a big surprise. It has been called “The Great Cruise Ship Art Scam”. more.....

Donating to charity can seriously damage your career.

12/08/11

I was approached by a charity the other week to donate a piece of art for them to auction to raise money for whatever good cause they were campaigning for this time. Now I am a great believer in charity beginning at home but I quickly came to the conclusion in any case that the answer would be a firm no. more.....

The Art of the Steal

19/08/11

Sir Anthony Tennant died last week at the ripe old age of 80. He will be remembered for changing the fortunes of Guinness following Ernest Saunders incarceration for illegal share dealing and for his marketing skills that produced “Schhh ... you know who” for Schweppes. more.....

Frieze Fine Art Fair

17/10/11

Frieze Fine Art Fair is an international contemporary fine art fair that takes place every October in London's Regent's Park. more.....

Starting a Portraiture Business

22/11/11

When I set out to make a living out of commission portraiture I didn't actually have any idea of what I was doing. Fortunately I was lucky enough to have sold a business for a very modest sum which allowed me to follow my true dream. However, commission portraiture is not a business that can be developed in a matter of weeks or months. It takes years to get established as a commissioned portrait artist, and it may even take a lifetime to fully realize the excellence in your potential before rheumatism finally sets in and certifies you to permanent retirement. more.....

Reasons To Always Buy Fine Art Over the Internet

13/01/12

The internet is taking over our lives and changing our shopping habits. Will it do the same for fine art buyers? more.....

Fish and Chips, Kiss me quick hats and JMW Turner

13/01/12

Described as the shape of Margate's future, the Turner Contempory is an ambitous arts centre which, it is hoped, will do for the Kent seaside town's fortunes what the Tate did for St Ives in Cornwall and the Guggenheim for Bilbao. more.....

The Real Tracey Emin

13/01/12

I once saw Tracey Emin described as a Badass and True Artist and that maybe correct but I saw an interview she gave to the BBC last week and I think there is more to it than that. more.....

Why invent an artist?

13/01/12

There are hundreds of examples of people inventing an artist complete with biography and art works. more.....

Hints for shooting great pictures of your art

13/01/12

You have just painted a great subject but now want to photograph it. more.....

Thomas Crown - you are small time

14/01/12

Last night quite by chance I watched a documentary called Billion Dollar Art Heist, a Storyville. It is the cautionary tale of the “destruction” of one of the greatest art collections ever created. more.....

The Artful Forger

14/01/12

Forgers have been conning the art world for generations and it is still going on now despite dedicated teams of experts and police trying to stop it. more.....

"Dog Brains" By Tracey Emin

14/01/12

In my inbox this morning I was invited to buy Dog Brains by Tracey Emin. It is a screenprint priced at £800. This print from 2000 measures 40 x 30 inches and is from an edition of 300. more.....

Are fine art critics irrelevant?

14/01/12

It never ceases to amaze me how some fine art artists refuse to lay down and die. No matter how much of a slating they get they just keep on going. What does this tell us? Are artists very thick skinned? Or, perhaps, that criticism is dead? more.....

In times of uncertainty are people turning to fine art?

14/01/12

Hundreds of people packed into Christie's New York auction house for the south Asian modern and contemporary fine art auction. There was added interest in the sale this week (September 2011) because it featured 13 works of Maqbool Fida Husain, the man dubbed India's Picasso, who died in June aged 95. more.....

The Value of Fine Art Prints

20/01/12

Throughout the ages of time fine art has had a worth in society. Different styles maybe, but mankind from every civilisation at each passage of time has valued art. more.....

How to Commission a Painting

09/03/12

Commissioning a piece of artwork from an artist can be a thrilling but intimidating experience so it is important to approach it in the right manner. more.....

Buying Art Prints

06/05/12

Art prints range from inexpensive posters to valuable handmade prints, but no matter what the cost it is important to get it right. Here are my top ten tips to doing just that. more.....

Tips for Buying Art

16/06/12

Knowing what or where to buy when you initially start collecting original art, particularly if your budget is limited, can be daunting. The criteria by which you choose an artwork, especially if it is your first, may well be far less defined than for any other purchase you have ever made – it is more likely to be driven by emotion. more.....

Insure your Art

04/07/12

"The Scream" and "Madonna," two major paintings by famous Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, were stolen several years ago from the Munch Museum in Norway by armed robbers in broad daylight. more.....

What is Pop Art?

19/07/12

Pop Art is the abbreviation for popular art, a style that emerged as a direct response to abstract expressionism. The style emerged in the UK and US during the 1950s and was inspired by everyday objects and bright colours, so that everyone could appreciate and enjoy it. It used advertising imagery, photographs and ordinary elements of consumerism (like soup cans, cereal boxes etc) to make it more connected to people. more.....

Choosing a medium for your Pet Portrait

27/07/12

With regards to choosing the medium for your pet portrait I tend to specialise in three. more.....