Improving Your Art Collecting Skills

Improving Your Art Collecting Skills

Being able to collect good art is one exceptional

talent. Although you may think good art collectors are

born, this is not the case at all. The truth is, the

skill of collecting art can actually be learned! Yes,

and that is one good news for you. So, if you want to

improve further with your collecting skills, here are

some things that you can do to attain such goal.

Get Some Exposure

Getting some exposure on different disciplines of art

is one way to enhance your collecting skills. There

are a lot of national and international art expos and

art fairs that you can attend to. Try attending such

kinds of events to broaden your horizon on different

kinds of art disciplines and forms.

This is also one way to discover not so well-known

aesthetic pieces that have potential on getting a huge

value in the future. However, most importantly, it is

one way to see artworks that can move you and probably

be part of your collection in the near future. Know

Your Kind

Although collecting art can be a personal endeavour

for you, there is nothing wrong with talking to other

art collectors and knowing more about them. In fact,

doing this can be beneficial to you, since you can

learn more about how other collectors started and what

other helpful information they can give you.

They can also give you recommendations like galleries

to visit, events to go to, artists to see works of and

other art related things. Some art collectors even

have clubs or organizations that you can join in.

Read On!

Reading in any aspect can take your knowledge another

level. Thus, reading books about art history and art

collections would definitely improve your skill.

There’s a lot to learn with collecting that you can

actually find not only by looking at pictures, but

also through reading texts about so.

Reading old published literature on the subject is

good, since you can learn the basics of the field and

the essentials of collecting. However, it would still

be better if you are up-to-date with your reading

materials. If you want something fresh and new

regularly, then subscribing to some art magazines

would do the trick!

Magazines, just like books, are helpful resources

where you can learn more about collecting and

collections. However, these magazines standout since

their content are always up to date and new, unlike

with books that may contain faced-out and irrelevant


Reviews: Seeing Another’s Perspective

Seeing art in the perspective of another person is bad

at all. Remember that art is relative, thus, something

may be beautiful in your eyes, yet ugly for another’s

and vice versa. That is why you should learn to

utilize reviews done by international or local art

critics and channel them into something positive.

Instead of being too much influenced by what they say,

try learning from them and see if what they say about

the artwork is true. You should also learn some points

on how they critic a piece, since being able to critic

is yet an important skill to develop collecting

skills. Get Some Help

A little bit of guidance would not hurt if you are

really interested on learning how to make a great art

collection. You can work with a professional art

consultant / art advisor, if you please since for sure

they know what they are doing. They can also teach you

about collecting and even guide you to the whole

process of buying art.

You can find more of my Art at Etsy Gallery


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