There is no doubt that new forms of communication are putting pressure on old forms of communication to ship up. Or shut down. Every week there seems to be another newspaper folding (excuse the pun) or another magazine going online. Will art have to do the same? Will new art forms, like digital art, street….
There can be no doubt that the advancement of technology has had an impact on art. Not only has it increased the ability to share, consider, adore, contemplate, and purchase traditional works, it has in many instances birthed completely new forms of personal expression. It’s doubtful that artists 200 years ago could have imagined creating….
artFido may exist online, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate art offline as well. Many of the sellers on artFido are bricks and mortar galleries, who invest time and money in maintaining a place where we can all go and appreciate new, unique and collectable art pieces. So we thought we’d give them their….
Art, drugs and alcohol have gone hand in hand for centuries. Van Gogh was an avid Absinthe drinker and was known to finish a long day by taking a seat on a terrace with glass in hand, absinthe and brandy following each other in quick succession. Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas were also fans of the aquamarine….
Aboriginal art has played a huge roll in raising awareness of Aboriginal culture, myth, and community within Australia and throughout the world. It has also been instrumental in addressing some of the inequalities Aboriginals suffered at the hands of colonial Australians. The first Aboriginal Australian citizen, Albert Namatjira, gained his citizenship as a direct result….
Trying to get your head around how to sell art online really isn’t that different to trying to understand selling art offline. It all comes down to helping buyers imagine adding the piece to their collection or having it feature in their home or office. However, there are certain things you can do to help….
Australia and New Zealand have many things in common. We share a monarchy for a start. But our similarities don’t stop with the Crown. We both enjoy amazing landscapes and isolated borders. We both have rich indigenous cultures and successful sporting histories. We share a proud military past and a hopeful commercial future. However when….
Mark Brandon “Chopper” Read. It’s a name most Australians over the age of 20 will be familiar with. A name that brings fear, loathing, laughter and pride all at the same time. Chopper, as we will respectfully refer to him from this point, was recently diagnosed with liver cancer. In his traditional style, Chopper took….
The music video to Gotye’s worldwide number one hit, “Somebody I used to Know” has, as of writing this blog, been viewed more than 213 Million times. It now exists as the most viewed music video ever to be uploaded to YouTube. It has been parodied, analysed, criticised, adored, and played and played and played…..
Where can I buy affordable art? It’s a question worth asking. With the costs of storage, staffing, and advertising, most traditional auction houses are unable to sell works worth less than $3000AUD. They just wont make enough money. Sad. But it’s the truth. And as much as galleries would love to showcase more affordable pieces,….
“People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish. But that’s only if it’s done properly.” BANKSY It’s created by revolutionaries, gang members, vandals, advertisers, and artists. It’s cheap. It’s not-quite-legal. And it gets larger audiences than most traditional art forms. It’s graffiti. And it’s here to stay. Well, until someone paints over it. Or knocks….
Dogs are more than man’s best friend. They’re also very good art subjects. Or so it would seem from the amazing popularity of dog portraits and dog scenes. And we’re not just talking about scenes of dog’s playing poker. We’re also talking about scenes of dogs being dogs. Chasing rabbits, lazing around, sitting proudly in….
Here’s another site you really should be aware of. Pinterest. What is Pinterest? Well, as the name would hopefully have you guessing, it’s a “Virtual Pinboard”. It’s a site where people go to “organize and share all the beautiful things [they] find on the web. People use pin-boards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes,….