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How To Buy Your First Artwork

How To Buy Your First Artwork

Congratulations on making the decision to buy your first artwork! This is undoubtedly an exciting moment, though it's natural to feel a bit overwhelmed by the vast array of options available in the art world. Navigating through numerous artworks to find one that truly resonates with you can be challenging. Various factors such as the medium, genre, and size of the artwork should all play a role in your decision-making process.Ultimately, the most important thing is to ensure that you're making the right choice for yourself, and we're here to assist you in that journey. At The Artling, we've curated these tips to help you find your perfect first artwork.

February 28, 2024

Collecting Monochrome Art - The Perfect Starting Point for Art Collectors

Collecting Monochrome Art - The Perfect Starting Point for Art Collectors

The Artling’s guide to monochrome art will help you find the best match to add a touch of subtle beauty to your home or office space.

July 08, 2022

10 Geometric Wall Sculptures for Corporate Offices

10 Geometric Wall Sculptures for Corporate Offices

Are you looking to spruce up your office interiors with interesting compositions? Geometric wall sculptures are the way to go for an attractive focal point for corporate spaces.

June 03, 2022

Do Machines Dream of Creativity? A Beginner’s Guide to Generative Art

Do Machines Dream of Creativity? A Beginner’s Guide to Generative Art

We live in an age where many facets of our lives rest on the backbone of technology, including the way we create and experience Art. The growing field of Generative Art stands as a prime example. The term refers to any art practice that uses an autonomous system, with the artist constructing its infrastructure, defining its parameters, and selecting the final artwork(s) from the multiple outcomes it supplies.

September 28, 2021

Brilliance in Blue - What are Cyanotypes?

Brilliance in Blue - What are Cyanotypes?

Cyanotypes are one of the oldest photographic printing processes in the history of photography. The distinctive feature of the print is its shade of cyan blue, which results from its exposure to ultraviolet light. When the blue print emerged, cyanotypes were traditionally used for reproducing the technical drawings of architects and engineers until the arrival of photocopy machines. However, with its versatility and affordability, the technique was adopted by photographers soon after its discovery. The early days of photography were characterised by monochromatic prints such as the Daguerreotype and Calotype, and thus the brilliant blue hue of the cyanotype made a striking entrance when it was introduced in a world of albumen and silver gelatin prints.

December 04, 2020

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Print Artworks

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Print Artworks

Printmaking is one of the richest, most popular artistic mediums that continues to enthrall today, responsible for some of the most iconic images in art history (Hiroshige’s wave anyone?), and artists across the centuries have used printmaking as part of their practice.

October 19, 2020

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Emerging Art

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Emerging Art

The Artling shows why you should buy emerging art, how to find a talented emerging artist, and where to buy affordable emerging art.

October 13, 2020

How to Buy Art Online: A Handy Guide to Buying Original Art Online

How to Buy Art Online: A Handy Guide to Buying Original Art Online

Buy art online with this step-by-step beginners guide. Learn how to navigate the online art space and decorate your walls with original and affordable art.

July 25, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Starting an Art Collection

The Ultimate Guide to Starting an Art Collection

Are you looking to build an art collection but unsure where to start? Learn everything you need to know about acquiring art as The Artling shares essential tips on what, why, and how to invest in art.

July 03, 2020

10 Large-Scale Artworks to Bring Your Space to Life!

10 Large-Scale Artworks to Bring Your Space to Life!

The demand for large-scale pieces of artworks has recently increased and risen in popularity - but the questions we ask ourselves is why? Large artworks do not necessarily always need to be in an art gallery or a museum to be appreciated: they work very well in every kind of space and in every style! Large artworks are powerful in that they draw immediate attention to themselves the second someone enters to space its in. They help fill up your empty walls and allows everything else in the room to work around it, in terms of its themes, colors, shapes, and patterns. It can also make your job easier to find other pieces of art for your wall. Large-scale art pieces are best displayed in lobbies (hotel, office etc.), corridors, or even your living room to add class and energy. The Artling looks at 10 large-scale artworks to help bring your room to life!  

June 26, 2020

10 Emerging Illustration Artists

10 Emerging Illustration Artists

An illustration can be created in many forms, from acrylic to murals, to character design. This unique art form provides the viewer the human connection while at the same time delivering a meaningful message through their concepts, sometimes reflecting social and political issues. The use of color, narrative, and humor unites these illustrators which create complex ideas into a single image. The Artling picked 10 of the top emerging illustration artists listed with The Artling that are definitely worth a look. The amount of detail in their illustrations will keep you seeing new aspects to the work everytime you look!

June 24, 2020

Understanding Abstract Art: An Art Collector's Guide

Understanding Abstract Art: An Art Collector's Guide

The Artling presents an easy guide to buying abstract art. Learn how to read abstract art, what makes an abstract artwork good, and how to narrow your abstract artwork selection.

June 22, 2020