What not to do when promoting and marketing your artwork online. The internet provides a world of opportunity for artists. Are you making the most of it or just flailing along trying a bit of this and a bit of that with no real goal in sight? If so, you’re not alone.
Turns out there's way more to art than its aesthetic appeal. New research by Greek and German scientists suggests that some of the world's most celebrated landscape paintings may reveal information about pollution levels in Earth's past that could help them predict future climate change.
You don't have to be a famous painter or sculptor to sympathize with the pains of creative block. Whether it comes on like a giant smack in the face or creeps up on you like a shiver down your spine, we've all dealt with the woes of being stuck.
"The Adventures of a Village begins like many stories do—by setting the scene. In this case, a small cluster of snow-covered buildings are intersected by winding train tracks. That's it. What happens next is a clever play on the old Choose Your Own Adventure books—but, instead of turning pages to read ahead, their corners are folded over like narrative origami to reveal visual plot points featuring everything from UFOs to hot air balloons."
A report found that the online art market is expected to hit nearly $4 billion in sales in the next five years, it has no geographic, physical space or income barriers -- most online galleries sell at a number of price points -- thus providing collectors access to a much larger selection of artwork while growing (and benefiting) the category as a whole. An artist in rural New Mexico can connect with a high-profile collector in Hong Kong, for instance. The boundary-less nature of online art galleries has opened up the market like never before.
Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere...