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What's the Difference Between an Original Print and a Reproduction?

What's the Difference Between an Original Print and a Reproduction?

January 03, 2019

There is often a great deal of confusion concerning the difference between an original print and a reproduction.

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"After" - What Does This Art Term Mean?

"After" - What Does This Art Term Mean?

December 27, 2018

You may be visiting a museum, auction or gallery and see the term "after" behind the artist's name and wonder what that means.

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What Makes Gold 3 Different Colors?

What Makes Gold 3 Different Colors?

December 20, 2018

Yellow, white or rose are the three different colors for gold used when creating beautiful pieces of jewelry.  In its natural state, gold is soft and yellow, so how does it become white and rose?

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Enameling as an Art

Enameling as an Art

December 15, 2018

Enameling is one of the oldest arts in the history of man. Enameling on metal is not difficult. However, it is an exacting art which demands careful attention to such details as cleaning, application and firing.

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Gallery Wrap vs Stretched Canvas - What's the Difference?

Gallery Wrap vs Stretched Canvas - What's the Difference?

November 21, 2018

Artists have been painting on canvas since early in the 16th Century. The canvas is stretched tight over a wooden support which is commonly referred to as stretcher strips.

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Tips for Hanging Your Art

Tips for Hanging Your Art

November 15, 2018

You have just acquired a beautiful new work of art and now it's time to hang it on the wall and enjoy it. So, what do you do next?  Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your art.

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What is an Original Lithograph?

What is an Original Lithograph?

November 05, 2018

The word "lithograph" means, "stone print". Lithography works on the simple physical principal that oil and water do not mix.

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"Is That Art?" How to Know if it's Abstract

"Is That Art?" How to Know if it's Abstract

September 06, 2018

Abstract art is a curious genre. Also known as nonobjective or nonrepresentational art, it typically represents ideas, concepts, things, and even people without definitive physical boundaries.

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What Is An Etching?

What Is An Etching?

August 28, 2018

Etching is an old medium and was perfected in Germany during the first quarter of the 16th Century. The image for an etching is created on a metal plate.

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