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Home Staging and Art for Real Estate Agents October 15, 2018

It is well known that staging can make a huge difference in the price of a home when it comes time to sell.   The right artwork is vital to staging correctly.  Art that is too big can make a room seem crowded, too religious or political and it can turn people off. When you stage a home the idea is to make the possible buyer feel at home, like they can picture themselves there. Landscapes tend…

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How much should you pay for original art? June 13, 2018

Art can last a lifetime, or longer. Indeed, what is considered to be the ‘best’ art may often be cherished and enjoyed by many generations. Art by ‘the Masters’ is, of course, invaluable, and extremely costly. But what about the ‘art of the day’. The kind of art we might typically buy to decorate our condos, homes, and offices? Certainly, people have a need for affordable original art. Whose purpose is expressly to enhance the…

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What’s The Use Of Art? – Part 5 December 9, 2017

What is Art – Part V… Art is, not surprisingly, deeply tied to historical and social events. No wonder then, that the ‘goal-posts’ for the definition of art are, like the seasons, ever-changing. But, as is often said, the more things change, the more they stay the same. There are always, of course, grey areas of contention about what art ‘is’. However, we can generally agree that any definition will always include at least two…

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What’s The Use Of Art? – Part 4 December 2, 2017

Whats the use of art – Part IV… The 20th century, then, spawned a number of artistic ‘movements’, Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Art Deco, etc., heralding a monumental change in the perception of what ‘art’ should be about. And, of course, each generation continues to add to, manipulate, and redefine the definition of art (by ‘art’, I mean ‘fine arts’… art that is created as image, simply to be contemplated, rather than be ‘useful’. Any artistic…

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What’s The Use Of Art? – Part 3 November 23, 2017

What is Art – Part III…   The 20th century heralded in what is generally known as the ‘Modern Age’. This change was, of course, reflected in all aspect’s of society. And indeed, with the invention of the telegraph, the electric light bulb, the telephone, the automobile, motion pictures, and airplanes, the world suddenly became, in the blink of an eye, a much smaller, and fast-moving environment. The Industrial Revolution was all about how to…

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What’s The Use Of Art? – Part 2 November 16, 2017

What is Art? – Part II… In Part I, considering the question, ‘How do we determine what makes art valuable?’, I suggested that we go ‘back in time’ a bit, and examine the question from a historical perspective. In fact, prior to the 17th century, there was really no distinction between arts and ‘crafts’, nor any perceived difference between an artist or an ‘artisan’ (ie., ‘craftsman’). As it was then, what we now think of…

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Discover Art November 8, 2017

Discover Art – Part I… Have you ever considered the subject of art? I mean, what is art, anyway? Certainly, there is good and bad art. But then, who decides which is which? Honestly, often times, when visiting a gallery or museum, I really just don’t ‘get it’. Are they trying to pull one over on me, am I missing something? And even then again… who, or what, determines its value? After all, some folks…

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