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Buying for love

July 27th, 2007 · No Comments

The poor lass stood on the doorstep like a waif and stray trying to sell us pictures from a folder under her arm. She said her name was Miya and in perfect English – but with perhaps a Polish or Croat accent – she explained that she was from a group of young artists who […]

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Tags: Art · Paintings · Welsh

Merseyside’s forgotten artists

July 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Learning about antiques and fine art continues to fascinate me and I feel like I’m on a never-ending journey. Two things happened this week to set me off in a new direction. Both involve the work of local artists. First, I heard I talk by a museum and art gallery curator about the life and […]

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Tags: Forgotten artists · Liverpool · Paintings

Picasso – pictures for the price of a print

September 25th, 2006 · 5 Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©It’s possible to pick up a Pablo Picasso print on an Internet site selling posters for £7.99. At the time of writing, a quick check on eBay revealed around 300 currently up for auction, some with a “Buy It Now” option for as little as £4.99. They were all probably printed yesterday. How […]

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Tags: Paintings · Picaasso · Prints

Pictures from an exhibition – George Stubbs works reunited

April 20th, 2006 · No Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©The exhibition marking the bicentenary of the death of George Stubbs – which opened at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery earlier this month, prior to a spell at Tate Britain and subsequently at the Frick Collection – has been eagerly anticipated. Rarely does the public get to see paintings by the great artist from […]

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Tags: Exhibition · George Stubbs · Paintings

Are you a struggling artist? David Pott offers help

January 3rd, 2006 · No Comments

David Pott has been selling his work on eBay for 10 months now. His blog ArtistsAnon: gives 10 Tips for Making a Living on eBay, as well as 7 Tips on How to Create Art That Sells on eBay. I can’t paint to save my life, but others might find David’s help invaluable.

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Tags: eBay · Paintings

Picture framing: fun but an art not for the faint-hearted

November 23rd, 2005 · No Comments

by Christopher Proudlove�Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português They stand ranged around the walls of our new living room like ranks of drunken soldiers each relying on the other to stop them falling flat on their faces. How long it will take before we pluck up the courage to start hanging our […]

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Tags: Paintings · Picture frames

Fine art: painting that keeps up with the Joneses

May 23rd, 2005 · No Comments

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português By Christopher Proudlove© One day, I’ll write about the fortunes of a forgotten artist who will suddenly be rediscovered and lauded by art historians far cleverer than I’ll ever be. I’m not holding my breath! Longstanding readers will know how keen I am. In these pages […]

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Tags: Forgotten artists · Paintings

Flowers that never wither or die

April 6th, 2005 · No Comments

Jan van Huysum Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Portuguêsby Christopher Proudlove© What would I buy if money was no object? A big house, a big garden … and the staff to run it all. The thought occurred as I gave the patch of weeds we call a lawn its first cut after […]

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Tags: Old Masters · Paintings

Louise Rayner’s postcards from home

February 19th, 2005 · No Comments

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português by Christopher Proudlove Loathe as I am to admit it, surfing the auction website eBay can be a fascinating way of spending the odd idle hour on a home computer. One of my favourites is to key in, say, the name of the village where I […]

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Tags: Paintings