For someone not involved in the art business the task of purchasing art can seem quite daunting. Soaring prices surrounding the art market have hit the front pages of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. As a collector you need to decide if you are only in this for the potential financial profits or is there an aesthetic component that interest you?
History of Portraits
Today the public wants a portrait to tell a story, not just create a likeness of the subject. In contrast to being old-fashioned, today’s portraiture has become a storytelling medium that is as powerful as ever at opening one’s eyes to the visual culture that surrounds us.
Hermitage Museum Collection
The official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were unveiled on February 12, 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. Described as a pair of rising-stars, New York’s Kehinde Wiley and Baltimore’s Amy Sherald, were commissioned to paint the former president and first lady.
Russian Art Collection
A video overview of perhaps the greatest collection of Russian art in the world. The museum’s founder was Pavel Tretyakov (1832-1898), who at the age of twenty-four, decided he wanted to start a public art museum. The museum was started with Pavel’s collection of 1,805 paintings and drawings by Russian artists.