Posts tagged ‘oil paintings’

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Significant problems found with current appraisals

February 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

An appraisal is a record of an item to prove its existence, establish its identity and communicate a value through an established methodology. In reviewing a number of... (more)

Is It Fine Art, A Collectible Or An Antique?

April 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

Although any item could be placed into one or more of the following groups, there are some general guidelines for placing an item into a category…    Fine... (more)

Art Damage & Diminished Value

March 30, 2010 at 12:37 pm

An Observation on Diminished Value Conservators and restoration specialists Code of Ethics prohibits them from entering into the realm of appraisals as a clear conflict of interest. However,... (more)

New Rule on Cargo Is Shaking Art World

February 23, 2010 at 11:25 am

Let me first post the credits… New York Times, Randy Kennedy, Feb. 12th 2010 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/arts/design/13transport.html?sudsredirect=true Here’s the edited version: …the stuff of real nightmares: the possibility that airline employees... (more)

Pigment vs. Binder ~ What is the Difference?

February 15, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Pigments  The pigment determines the color of the paint as well as the permanence of that color.  PIGMENTS DETERMINE: 1) Chroma; Relative brightness 2) Opacity; transparent, translucent or... (more)

Development of Hairline Cracks in Oil Paintings

January 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Why do oil paintings develop hairline cracks and acrylic paintings do not? This is directly related to the binders used in oil and acrylic paint. Oil paint binder... (more)