Posted on May 23, 2008
France plans loans for art buyers
I quote from the BBC news article at the above link….
The government says interest-free loans will be offered to “modest” buyers to purchase works and it is expanding incentives for companies to buy.
A survey out this week showed that, for the first time, France had dropped from 3rd to 4th place behind China in sales of art works.
“There is a real need to act,” explained French Culture Minister Christine Albanel.
Under the scheme, members of the public will be granted interest-free loans worth up to 10,000 euros ($15,000, £8,000).
Mrs Albanel said the idea was “to bring private individuals closer to this act of buying a work of art” adding that the loan “was the price, for example, of a flat-screen television”.
She said the idea was also to help young artists.
Posted on May 22, 2008
Pencil drawing, A5 sketchbook
© The Artist.
Posted on May 18, 2008
Posted on May 15, 2008
YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERNET COLLABORATIVE PROJECT…. Following on from a previous post Painters, Draughts-Persons & The Educative Value of Demonstrations I thought it’d be fun to gather a few of the images from ‘Le Musée Imagainaire’ (André Malraux). Images of paintings of painters painting or drawings of draughts-persons drawing. All levels, from genius to absolute beginner. Painting holidays or painting workshops are great occasions to practice this subject. Do you have an artwork of this type of subject? I’m going to create a static web page for these when I’ve done a ’round-up’. If you’d like to be included, why not send me a web-ready image (72 dpi 500 pixels largest dimension – please don’t jam up my letterbox with heavy files!!), and I’ll include it. It could be fun to get all these images together. Pourquoi pas? All levels welcome. Preferably your own work. Ongoing project – no deadline. Please spread the word & invite your friends.
‘Workshopper’ Jeanne DOBIE , AWS watercolour sketch quartersheet arches 140 gms collection of Elizabeth Fuller reproduced in ‘Making Color Sing’ by Jeanne DOBIE, Watson – Guptil, 1986
Posted on May 14, 2008