Contemporary or modern Art normally reflects on the diverse issues that shape the constantly evolving world that we live in. Through their Art, various contemporary African artists raise challenging questions, inspect individual or cultural identity, examine social structures and may sometimes redefine Art itself. Recently, the market for contemporary African Art has globally grown as more auction departments, art fairs, museum and galleries become devoted to exhibiting the talents of many African Artists. Here are the 5 contemporary African Artists you should know about:
In this guide you will learn how to read and recognize English sterling silver marks. Whether you want to be sure you are buying genuine authentic sterling silver or just inform yourself about your piece, sterling silver is quite unique and you will be surprised at how much you can know about your silver. Silver hallmarks date back to the medieval times and are meant to guarantee the authenticity and purity of the precious metal.
Claude Jouhanneau (France, 1931) is a 20th century abstract painter with more than 1,000 paintings signed and listed. Jouhanneau excelled at a technique that involves mixing sand and oil, which creates dense and heavy paintings with a rough texture. The artist did not shy away from the indoors, and frequently painted elements inside various rooms. In this article, we explore 10 of such paintings.
What is Imari Porcelain? Imari porlelain is a term for a colored style of antique Japanese porcelain, named after the seaport Imari on the island Kyushu, Saga, in Japan, from where the porcelain first was shipped to the West starting at the beginning of the 17th century.
Cartier was established by Louis-François Cartier in Paris, France, and dates back to 1847. After his death in 1904, his son took over the company but it wasn’t until his grandsons Louis, Pierre and Jacques took over the brand soared into a global success. It all started when they opened up their first international branches in London and New York, in the early 20th century.
Aurora was founded in 1919 in Italy, more exactly in the city of Turin, right after the treaty of Versailles that ended the First World War. Lead by the Verona family that has been in this line of business for more than 4 generations, Aurora is today a reference for luxury pens and a leading brand for watches and luxury leather goods.
When investing in works of art, you need to take good care of them to preserve their value and beauty over time. In addition of being an investment with stunning surprises sometimes, paintings are extremely decorative and often reflect its owner’s tastes and personality. But they are also not protected from dust accumulation and contamination. Let's try to understand what care the paintings and frames need, how to clean and store them.
Choosing artwork for your home can be a daunting task and selecting art to compliment bare walls that need a hint of color can take years. We have compiled expert tips to help you make your selection.
Coin collecting can be an exciting hobby, and can provide collectors with insights into different eras and history. Learn how to start collecting coins and growing your collection.
Investing in art requires a lot of research and knowledge, before making a purchase. There are many tools that art enthusiasts can use, to make a wise investment in art.