Art collecting is a very confusing subject to most people who are not a part of the art world. There is no one starting point of an art collection, as art is everywhere. For the longest time, buying the original paintings was the only way to have a ‘true’ art collection. However, with technology and art prints becoming more readily available, an art collection can be made up of a large range of art mediums. Here is a guide to buying art when you are first starting out.
1. Explore the Art world to find Your Taste
Before you make your first art purchase, take some time and find the art that you respond to. With the internet, this is very easy since you can look at many artists’ works. Think about the colors, and subjects that are in the art works and paintings that you like. There may be a wide range of things that you like in art, or you may find that you only like a few things. No matter what style of art you like, exploring the art world helps you find the artists that you like.
2. Know the Types of Art
There are main three types of art. They are original art work, limited-edition prints, and prints. Original art works are the most expensive option, as the art work is one of kind. The reason for the higher cost is that the artist can only sell the art work once. Even if the value of the art work increases over time, the artist only gets original profit.
Limited-edition prints are runs of art work with only a select number by made. With digital media, the line for limited edition prints is being blurred since the art work could be reprinted in the future. These are still costly, as there are only a limited number produced, so you may not get the art print that you want.
One of the most popular ways to build an art collection is by buying art prints and posters. This became popular since there are no limits on how many prints there are, and the price is lower. Since most art prints are done digitally, the art work print is perfectly the same as the original, and it can be made to any size. Art work prints can also be printed on other fabric items like bags, and blankets, and even phone cases. The lower price point also makes art prints a great way to build a collection quickly. This allows you to switch out your art work without breaking the bank.
If you are looking for original art work prints, there are many options on WithIntensity Touch. With the Internet, it has never been easier to build an art collection. So, why not fill your home with art?
Alvin A. Aquino
Alvin is a visionary poetic philosopher who seeks Enlightenment in life. Forging for a new way of understanding by sharing his personal experience and intuitive ideas for human development through creative pursuits.