Soviet beauties
The Soviet Union existed for a rather long period of time, during which the features of urban development, its own industry, and specific art were developed. At that time, they…

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How are watercolor paints made?
The beginning of the way According to Felix Scheinberger, the author of Watercolor Sketching, the paint begins with pigment, a powder concentrate that determines its color. Pigments are vegetable, mineral,…

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How to realistically convey skin tone with oil.
How to realistically convey skin tone with oil. Oil is one of the classic art materials for portraiture. Nevertheless, it is the reproduction of the shades of human skin that…

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Russian lacquer miniature

Fedoskino lacquer miniature.

The art of lacquer miniatures appeared in ancient China several thousand years ago, then, through India and Persia, in the 17th century penetrated Europe, conquering the beauty of French and German masters. The first production of products decorated with varnishes was opened in Germany in 1763.

Wealthy fashionistas from all over Europe sought to get an exquisite box or snuffbox with a gallant scene or fancy Rococo patterns. From Russia orders were received for caskets with portraits of the great monarchs. However, I also wanted to have such a production in myself, fortunately, the craftsmen always had Russian land full, and under their power they could do better abroad. Continue reading

Cooperation agreement

And finally, we move on to the last stage: an agreement on cooperation. You need to fill out the “Commission Agreement” and related papers. Carefully study their contents before you put your signature! Some points may require discussion. We advise you to pay attention to the following conditions:

How long is the work accepted
How long is the payment after the sale
If the gallery provides a discount, from whose income it is deducted – yours or gallery
What responsibility does the gallery bear in case of damage or theft of work
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Where to sell paintings: tips for a novice artist. Part 1

So, you are an aspiring artist and decided to monetize your talent. But your work is not yet familiar to either collectors or the general public, so cooperation with large galleries is postponed until better times. However, do not worry: many subsequently famous artists at the beginning of their careers suffered from a lack of orders and sales, but this did not stop them. Do not be afraid of difficulties and remember that the great begins with the small!

Part 1 – INTERNET
Vincent Van Gogh, “Red Vineyards in Arles,” 1888. According to a common myth, during the life of the artist, only this painting was sold. Continue reading

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