WHAT TO COLLECT # 126. Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky – “A Late Bloomer” Considered to be the father of abstract art, Wassily Kandinsky was what might be considered  “a late bloomer” concerning his art. Born to a family of musicians, he learned to play the piano and cello. When he was 20 years old he chose to study law and economics and attended the University of Moscow where he lectured and also wrote about spirituality. At the age of 30, Kandinsky left Moscow and went to Munich to study life-drawing, sketching and anatomy. At the age of 37 (which was at one time considered “middle aged”) he…

Millennials are shaping the art market’s future

The “2018 Insights on Wealth and Worth — Art Collectors” survey by U.S. Trust revealed that millennials are now the fastest growing segment of art collectors. Growing up with technology by their side, millennials—born between 1982 and 1998—have different values and buying habits than generations before them. Faced with these shifting demographics, what is your gallery doing to reach millennial collectors? UBS’s 2017 “Millennials — the global guardians of capital” report explained that millennials, who currently account for roughly $17 trillion of global wealth, consistently prioritize “convenience, multi-channel delivery, and transparency.” So, how does this behavior translate to the art…

WHAT TO COLLECT #122. JOAN JONAS

Born in 1936 in New York, Joan Jonas is a pioneer of performance and video art, and a titan of the American avant-garde. She is known for blending performance and film in exciting and challenging ways. She rose to artistic fame in the late 1960s for her compelling Mirror Pieces, which featured performers carrying mirrors on stage and slowly, deliberately rotating them, transforming the audience into an image on glass. Please, watch YouTube movie: https://youtu.be/rzp6Ehnxq34 #art #installation #exhibition #animals #artcollecting #artcollector #artcurator #artadvisor #collection #artcollection #artmuseum #artgallery #contrmporaryart #contemporary #modernart #design #artlovers #inspiration #artcollecting #artsignificator #melnikblog

The museum pieces that every school kid needs to see.

Tristram Hunt, the director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, recently named five objects in UK museum collections every child should see. We asked five more leading figures in the museum and art worlds to pick out their own must-see items from public collections in the UK. Here’s what they’ve come up with… Christopher Baker Director of European and Scottish Art and Portraiture, National Galleries of Scotland Diana and Actaeon (1556–59), Titian. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh/National Gallery, London Diana and Actaeon (1556–59), Titian National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh/National Gallery, London A clash between the human world and that of the gods…

WHAT TO COLLECT # 121. ANDY WARHOL

Andy Warhol American, 1928–1987 Inspired by the portraits that Man Ray photographed of Marcel Duchamp’s alter ego, Rrose Sélavy, Andy Warhol created a series of drag self-portraits. Always questioning the conventions of constructed identity, Warhol donned a wig and bold makeup, subverting traditional gender expectations and paying homage to the artists before him. Self-Portrait in Drag, 1981 Gelatin silver print Image: 3.5 x 2.25 in. (8.89 x 5.72 cm.) Sheet: 4.25 x 3.4 in. (10.8 x 8.64 cm.) American Pop Art icon Andy Warhol (1928–1987) was known for taking photographic portraits of his many friends in and outside of the…

WHAT TO COLLECT #119. PIET MONDRIAN

“I wish to approach truth as closely as is possible, and therefore I abstract everything until I arrive at the fundamental quality of objects.” Born: March 7, 1872 – Amersfoort, The Netherlands Died: February 1, 1944 – New York, New York Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl, is recognized for the purity of his abstractions and methodical practice by which he arrived at them. He radically simplified the elements of his paintings to reflect what he saw as the spiritual order underlying the visible world, creating a clear, universal aesthetic language within his…

WHAT TO COLLECT # 120. LIZA RAYN

LIza RAYN born in 1965 in Norfolk, Virginia. Ryan earned a BFA at Dartmouth College, (New Hampshire) in 1987 and an MFA from California State University, Fullerton in 1994. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Liza works in photography, video and mixed media. Her interest in the use of visual metaphor remains constant throughout her bodies of work.The J. Paul Getty Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, California) are among the public collections holding works by Ryan. Copyright @ Liza Ryan http://www.lizaryan.com #lizarayn #auction #artcollecting #artdealer #artcollectors #art…

Why art exhibitions are returning to domestic settings

A show in the new Kettle’s Yard space highlights why the traditional gallery aesthetic is falling out of favour Jul 12th 2018 by A.C. CAMBRIDGE In dining room at Kettle’s Yard, a lemon sits on a pewter dish. Replaced every week, it directs viewers’ eyes to the adjacent wall, where the yellow spot in a painting by Joan Miró gleams a little brighter. Illuminated by an everyday object, “Tic Tic” is one of the many artworks in Kettle’s Yard which proves that intimate and domestic spaces are the best places to appreciate art. The Cambridge home of the late Jim…

Christie’s Elliot Safra speaks on the Artelligence Podcast ahead of next week’s Art + Tech Summit.

Christie’s Elliot Safra speaks on the Artelligence Podcast ahead of next week’s Art + Tech Summit. soundcloud.com/artelligence/christies-art-tech-conference

ART OBSERVATION. PHOTO BASEL & SCOOP. BASEL. 2018

#ARTBASEL2018 #Basel #photobasel #scope ♥️ #artcollecting #artdealer #artcollectors #art #artist #artbasel #artsignificator #contemporaryart #Contemporary #artfair #artcurator #artsy #artadvisor #mashamelnik #melnikblog #арт #современныйарт #искусство #современноеискусство #арткуратор #машамельник #мельникмаша #коллекционер #галлерея #музей #оценкаарта #артблог #блоггер #артбазель #photo credit Masha Melnik

HOW TO BE INSPIRED BY OTHER ARTISTS WITHOUT COPYING THEM

How to be inspired by other artists without copying them 5: composition Apr 17, 2017 | Inspiration This is the fifth and final post in the series, focused on helping you become ever clearer about what’s unique to you, even while being inspired by other artists. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Each week we’ll look at a single aspect of painting and how… How to be inspired by other artists without copying them 4: perspective Apr 10, 2017 | Inspiration This post is the fourth in a series of five, focused on helping you become…

ART OBSERVATION. SWITZERLAND ART AWARD.

#ARTBASEL2018 #Basel ♥️ #artcollecting #artdealer #artcollectors #art #artist #artbasel #artsignificator #contemporaryart #Contemporary #artfair #artcurator #artsy #artadvisor #mashamelnik #melnikblog #арт #современныйарт #искусство #современноеискусство #арткуратор #машамельник #мельникмаша #коллекционер #галлерея #музей #оценкаарта #артблог #блоггер #артбазель #photo credit Masha Melnik

ART OBSERVATION. ART BASEL 2018

Pleasant experience to visit one of the world wide recognized art shows Art Basel.