Developed art market appears in the XVII century. in the Netherlands, which was the first in Europe to become a bourgeois Republic. This is where the relationship between the artist and the customer develops. The state and the Church are no longer the main customers, and there are private buyers, which means that the market for art and Antiques. Before that, the Church was the main customer of art objects for artists – in Italy, Germany, and England. As such, secular art did not exist in Europe before the Renaissance.
In the XVIII century antique trade appears in virtually all countries, including Russia. Continue reading