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How to form a collection of paintings

Buying a painting for a collection? Some tips

You may have been given a painting or you may have purchased one or more paintings and want to make a collection. In any case, we hope that the very simple recommendations below will be useful to you.
Buy paintings emotionally
First, we are sure that any correct purchase is primarily an emotional act. The picture must be liked, this is the most important condition. After that, you need to take into account other components for the purchase – the investment potential of the acquisition, fashion, advice from friends, and so on. After all, if we are talking about real masterpieces, paintings worthy of purchase, it is first of all Your potential friend, opponent. A good picture evokes feelings, evokes an emotional response, and gives birth to a thought. After all, the picture presents a creative reinterpretation of the world, which the artist made. He put an emotional charge into the picture. If the picture is close to You, then this emotional charge will be transmitted to You.
The great collector Savva Morozov, focused on this emotional response when making a decision to buy a particular painting. So he assembled a collection of Impressionists and post-Impressionists. Its collection is the “Golden Fund”, the pearl Of the Pushkin Museum of fine arts.
Of course, each purchase is associated with a certain risk. But if you choose a picture that you like, causes you a lot of emotions, then you can not lose. You have acquired a friend and sobesednika. If the price increases in the future for the picture, then your gain will be even more noticeable.
Consider buying paintings as an investment
Read a separate article on this topic.

Learn, learn, and learn again
Sorry for the banal advice-develop your artistic taste. Communicate with artists, experts, visit museums and exhibitions. Very soon you will not only understand what kind of painting is close to You, but also be surprised to find How your artistic taste is improving. You will understand why the “daub” of one artist is so highly valued, and what kind of emotional charge it contains, and how a very nice picture of another artist can remain for You just a nice picture without a deep emotional content. You will inevitably find your artist, the style or direction in painting that is closest to You.
Very soon You will learn to identify the artist whose high demand for works is determined primarily by temporary fashion, and which artist can become really popular in the future.
Paintings by subject
It is better to combine collections with themes. For example, you have chosen a theme that is close to you, and you have found a direction in painting that evokes the maximum emotional response in You. Try to delve into this topic. You will soon see how deep and multi-layered the painting of this direction can be. Sooner or later, you will become an expert professional. A professional can take a risk and invest their own money and be sure that they made the right purchase.
An artist can be fashionable
No need to chase fashion. Buying a very fashionable artist at the moment, you are in any case overpaying for this hype. Of course, if you really collect a fashionable artist and believe in the commercial potential of his works, then continue to buy. But in any case, remember that fashion is a fleeting thing. If the artist is not really a master, then the fashion for his works can easily pass.
Discover new names of artists
Very often, professional collectors also become patrons-discoverers of names. This is a very correct and profitable way, although it involves a certain risk. You help promote an artist by buying their paintings. Over time, the artist will become famous and the demand and price for his paintings will increase many times, which will allow You to get a significant benefit from these investments.
Use the services of consultants and professional experts in contemporary art. Remember that the more expensive the picture you buy, the more likely you are to find a fake. Try to buy paintings from sellers you trust and who will confirm the authenticity of the paintings.
Modern art gallery and online store
In our contemporary modern art gallery “Artimax” the Internet antique shop “ANTICHTHON” a selection of paintings, paintings, drawings. The artists represented in our store worked in completely different techniques. Each of the paintings is worthy of becoming the dominant feature of Your collection. Special attention should be paid to the works of such artists as Abramov, Gorlov, Rastorguev, Gubarev, Zemskov, Shugrin, Chizhonkov, Vogel, Utkin, Usachev and many others. Buying these paintings can be a profitable investment. The works of these artists have been exhibited in major museums, such as the Tretyakov gallery, and are included in the collections of many well-known patrons and connoisseurs of modern art.
Our experts will provide detailed information about each painting and artist, and help you make a successful purchase of paintings. We hope that a visit to our store will start Your collection or it will be enriched with a new successful purchase! Call and come to us!

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