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Want to become an expert in art?
I don't have a large budget, can I still collect art?
No matter what your budget is, you can find artwork at every price range. Prints, drawings and photos are an affordable alternative to paintings or mixed media works, while still adding original works to your collection.
What should I consider before buying?
Make sure that the work is something you love. Find space in your home to display the work – art isn’t meant to be kept in storage! Don’t spend your entire budget on a single artwork. Your tastes will change, and as you build up your collection, your preferences will become clearer, allowing you to create a unique collection that will reflect your personal tastes. Collecting art can be very rewarding, but it won’t be if you are purely collecting with profit in mind. The art market fluctuates gr
What is the best way for me to begin collecting art?
Don’t be intimidated by the art world – attend art fairs, visit museums and go to art galleries on a regular basis to become acquainted with artists and their works. Look online, as many websites and web-based galleries (including The Artling!) provide the opportunity to easily browse through different genres and mediums of art. As you gain exposure to the art world, you will sharpen your eye to your personal preferences. But before you go out and buy artworks on a whim, do your research. Sit d
What are the various printmaking techniques?
An Engraving: A print made by the artist precisely incising into a metal plate using a slim metal tool to create an image. An Etching: A print created through the application of acid onto the uncovered parts of a metal plate, ‘biting’ into the metal and creating the desired image. A Screenprint: Also known as a silkscreen print, screenprinting uses a stencil and a piece of fabric stretched over a wood frame. Ink is then pushed through the fabric to create the image dictated by the s