Daniel Ridgway Knight: Celebration of the French Countryside

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Daniel Ridgway Knight

Daniel Ridgway Knight’s works are best characterized for their openness. Each scene features bright, open sky and a sense that the landscape does not end at the edge of the canvas. The pieces are vibrant and stunningly beautiful. It is a celebration of the outdoors and idealizes the lives of his favorite subject, French peasants. French peasant women were among … Read More

Avoid Buying the Wrong Art at the Wrong Price

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Whether you’re an avid collector and art fair aficionado, or you have an interest in attending and purchasing artwork at a fair, this article published on MarketWatch.com, presents a number of interesting and useful tips on how best to navigate a purchase. Collectors should be aware of the tendency to purchase quickly at fairs, meaning that less time may be spent on due diligence and negotiation. … Read More

Authenticity and The Only Opinion That Matters

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The never-ending flow of fakes into the art world is unfortunate, but a fact of life in the industry.  However, the mere presence of fakes is not the only issue at play; the market becomes yet more dangerous when one considers the number of art professionals taking advantage of buyers by calling themselves authentication. These unqualified “experts” often charge thousands of dollars … Read More

Roy Lichtenstein and the Dichotomy of Commercial Art and High Art.

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During the 1950s and 1960s, Abstract Expressionism sought new ways to explore the emotional and the spiritual through splatters of paint and non-figurative shapes. It began as a question of what can define art.  Pop Art arose as a new voice to this debate. Instead of artists bearing their souls in extreme abstraction, Pop artists sought to recreate the mundane. … Read More

Gustave Loiseau: A Man of All Seasons

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Gustave Loiseau

Gustave Loiseau had a passion for the seasons. He would often paint the same setting during different times of year to capture change. Every individual work showcased the beauty of both the landscape and the season. This painting, “La Seine a Rouen”, is a wonderful example of a subject he painted in different seasons.  It is a peaceful setting, full … Read More

Censorship, Art and Social Media

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Art has often been at the center of controversy. Nudity has been at the heart of such issues with the ongoing debate about what defines art vs porn.  As art is becoming more readily available on social media platforms such as Facebook, it raises the question of where the line should be drawn. Social media has become an important research source … Read More