Byzantium hugely influenced orthodoxy and design, both elements being reflected in architecture, artistic style in painting and the decorative arts; in particular jewellery.Why is the Kimono considered Art?
Why is the kimono considered art, and is it a collectible? We look at the various elaborate and unique aspects that make a kimono a highly prized, valuable work of art with collector demand.Collectors: How to find your art style
What is art style, and how does it guide successful collecting? We show that it is buying what you love, combined with the necessary education and due diligence, that leads to multi-faceted rewards of collecting art.Skagen, Denmark: Land of Light and Art
Skagen is the second-largest fishing port in Denmark and the home of a striking school of painting, only recently commanding impressive prices at auctions across Europe.Color Rendering for Museum-Quality Art
Understanding color rendering for museum-quality art in the context of the magical paintings by Joaquín Sorolla, 19th century Spanish ‘painter of light’Overstone Art Market Liquidity Insights 2020
While 2020 was clearly a volatile year in the art market, the second half included sustained online activity. Although the market contracted 40% in volume, the total number of offered lots sold well, and the overall market liquidity (as measured by the Overstone liquidity scoring system) rose over 2020. Our Expert Guest, Harco van den Oever, CEO of Overstone Art tells us more.Displaying Art Collections in Space Hotels
With a nascent space tourism sector looking to move humankind into orbit sometime this decade, why not ponder a museum-quality art collection while we gaze from a space hotel at beautiful planet Earth? Our guest writer, Chloe Aboud, tells us more.What are the Lindisfarne Gospels?
The Lindisfarne Gospels (created in 715 AD by Bishop Eadfrith) consist of 259 leaves of vellum (calf skin) depicting the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.Museum Deaccessioning vs. The Thriving Online Art Market
The stark contrast between the buzzing art market in 2021 and the grappling museum industry could not be more pronounced. Our guest writer, Chloe Aboud comments on how museum deaccessioning could help the museum sector to survive the pandemic.Protecting the Value of Fine Art and Luxury Items
ArtRatio is launching a pilot programme to help collectors and retailers estimate the risk of gradual damage on art and luxury items, pre-empting potential drops in market value and proving good ownership to insurers.