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" A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires. "
- Hedy Lamarr (Actress)
" A picture is a poem without words. "
- Horace (Poet)
" The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. "
- Pablo Picasso (Artist, Peacemaker)
" When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art. "
- Paul Cezanne (Artist)
The following are thoughts on the magic of buying New Age Art . . .
With the crisis in culture and economics in the Western World buying New Age Art may seem like a dream but it is a great idea and it is possible.
Art installations, paintings, sculpture at local art galleries may seem expensive (often anywhere from $200 to $3,000 or $4,000 or more) but a good gallery will give you a layaway plan where you pay off the artwork over a reasonable period of time, 3 to 6 months or longer. I have done this, every time I would get some cash I would put some monies down on a painting I had arranged to purchase. If you lose your job or primary income source you could renegotiate payment terms with the gallery. So that the Gallery doesn't lose monies there are usually no refunds.
If the artwork seems expensive, the artist is usually crafting the works by hand as original creations, they are paying materials costs as well as overhead costs plus the investment of skill and time, some may be paying down student loans. When the art work sells all they have is a photograph of the work, it is like giving away their children, they no longer have direct access to their work. Unlike a writer or songwriter, even if the work sells, they still have direct access to their creations.
What to look for when purchasing Art . . . the better you know yourself, the happier decisions you will make in your art purchases. It helps to know what you like, what are your favourite colours, colour combinations and favourite styles. It may help to study art history and past genres. The first thing I notice about a painting is its color(s), the second thing I notice is its form or style. Some people like to be comforted by their art, they look for beauty and harmonized spaces. Some people like to be challenged by their art, it causes them to think, gives them a rallying point, tells them something new about the world and a really fantastic piece of art may do both, ultimately making the viewer feel better. If you are on a limited budget you should really love the artwork you are buying, this way you get the most enjoyment and healing from the work and it is also a financial investment.
Buying local artists from local galleries is a great investment both personally and for the Community. A good painting/artwork will lift your spirits, is good for your mental health and healing. Also it will bring new life to your livingspace, making even the smallest room, college dorm or small apartment feel like home. Buying art is a good wealth investment, usually the work of a seminal artist will increase in monetary value over time.
How buying art from local Artists supports the Community . . . buying art from local artists supports the local economy. Local artists are important fonts of knowledge and village elders/Oracles, they are important people who promote peace in the Community, truth tellers who may get signs from God as they promote safety and democracy. Also artists may be economic drivers living in stressed conditions. Local art galleries are places of life, important meeting places, places of celebration and places of commerce. By buying art from local artists you are investing in the Community, supporting local businesses and creating better circumstances and well being for Artists, the peacemakers.
Vincent Van Gogh was an impoverished/tortured artist who lived at the turn of the 20th century, he did not sell one painting his entire life. His works are Impressionism at its best, the works are seminal. Upon his death his works began to sell and value increased in the 1980’s to $1 or $2 million per painting and then skyrocketing to approximately $50 to $100 million per painting.
When an artists talent ripens their work becomes seminal, the works are the ultimate in the artists skill and inspiration, worthy of awards and great monetary value. Some artists are ahead of their time and do not sell very well in their lifetime, sometimes the greater tragedy and suffering of an artist may add to the value of the work eventually. A truly great artist may be ahead of their time, it may take 50 years or longer for a great artist to be recognized, as the world catches up to the artists vision place. To be recognized it may help if the artist has no influential enemies, having enemies may be part of the reason they go unrecognized in their lifetime.
If you have some extra monies it could be a great game of buying the artists you think are seminal to see if their work increases in value over the longterm. If you love the artwork, it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t increase in financial value; to increase in financial value it is usually an investment over time.
Purchasing the works of local Artists is an investment in the Community. By supporting the underclass of Oracles you are causing good karma and promoting the magic of healing created by these special people. By buying an artwork you really love you are creating good mental health synergies for yourself, brightening your livingspace and giving yourself a wealth investment, a seminal artists work will usually accrue in value over time. Promoting the New Age art scene is an act of faith and healing in the New World economy.
The Way of Peace,