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Tips for Buying Oil Paintings Online

May 16th, 2013 4:20 am

Investing in art for your home or your business can be exciting, but if you are not sure what you are looking for it can also be a complex and exhaustive process that requires a lot of time and research. There are so many art styles to choose from and if you choose to buy an original oil panting art, it can be a very expensive experience as well.

One way to save money and make the whole process of buying oil painting a lot less stressful is to buy from a reputable online reproduction oil painting specialist. Before choosing to buy oil paintings, location of the painting, the size of the painting and even the reason of buying the painting must be considered. The quality of the painting to buy however must also be given high regard especially if buying from online shop.

Before the buying process, it is imperative for the buyer to set a location or place for the painting. For collectors with their own set of galleries this may not be a problem, but for an office or home display this can very well decide on what painting to buy. This is significant at this stage to make sure that the painting to buy will not reside in the attic or be in a room just to collect dust. The painting to be displayed must not be in an obscured location. The theme of the room of motif can also be criteria on choosing a painting to buy. This could be a complementary to the current room setup or even in contrast to make it stand out in the room.

The size of the painting is also important since it can be very well affect the overall appeal of the painting. A sole painting’s dimension must not be more than a third of the wall for display, especially if it’s a portrait. Too large display room for a single painting lessens the appeal of the painting itself while too small room can make the painting stand out. The size of the painting may also be scaled to the sizes of furniture in the room to maintain aesthetic completeness.

The reason for buying a painting of course can vary widely. Displaying for a collection gallery can be common these days, however many offices buy oil paintings now as another way of investment. Buying original artwork from a yet unknown artist can be worth more after several years. For a home display however can be very dependent upon the owner’s preferences.

These three things alone however may not suffice in picking the right painting for the buyer. The company selling the artwork and the artwork’s overall quality must also be considered.

When someone opts to buy oil paintings online, this entails him to various risks. The quality of the painting may not be fully checked until delivery. In terms of original paintings that are popular can be very highly expensive as such authenticity must be checked. A certificate of authenticity comes with a painting bought online if the company is legal while this may be absent for those that may scam buyers for higher profit.

Before choosing the painting to buy it would be wise to have a professional appraised the pictures of the paintings posted online. This can also be done upon delivery of the painting; however, refunds or replacements for unsatisfied buyer may not be available for all.

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Tattoos Body Art

August 22nd, 2012 3:23 am

Body art is the most widely practiced art, with it being seen in almost every culture today. The extremities people, past and present, have gone through to express themselves, can still amaze and shock even in today’s more liberal world.

The most common body arts seen in Britain today are piercing and tattooing. These more mild forms of the craze are usually used to express persons’ personality, individuality or life experiences. More and more people are choosing to have this art work done because it has become more readily available in the 21st century. Of course, even in Britain, we see more outrageous forms of body art such as subdermal implants, also known as body modification.

In other cultures body art is not only a personal preference but a widely practiced tradition. Mehndi tattoos or Henna as they are more commonly known, are typically applied to the bride’s hands and feet before her wedding ceremony in most parts of Pakistan and India, this is thought to ‘awaken the inner light’, and in Africa, many tribes are often seen to have lip discs. It is not fully understood why these are worn or what the size of these discs indicates, but most believe a fresh lip disc is a sign of nearing marriage.

The words ‘body art’ cover a very large spectrum and almost any expressive action today, as long as the human body is involved, can be considered body art, from dance to scarification. There will always be new ways for cultures and individuals alike to express themselves, these fascinating and shocking ways of showing opinion, emotion and tradition have been around for thousands of years and will be for years to come.