Bearing Witness to Nature | The Art of Sara Reynolds Lubinski

They say that timing is everything. When most people hear that, they smile and nod, remembering a specific event in their life that confirmed it as a powerful truth. Occasionally,…

A Moment in Art History Video: The Great Wave off Kanagawa – How Much Influence Can a Simple Woodblock Print have on World Culture?

Today we’ll be looking at The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Japanese woodblock print artist Hokusai. The piece started showing up all over the world in the late 19th century,…

Debate: Should Artists Show Work in Doctor’s Offices, Banks and Other Business Locations?

Recently I received an email raising the question of whether it would be worthwhile for an artist to show her work in a doctor’s office. The doctor would display the…

How to Hang a Painting

How to Hang a Painting | A Free Guide From Xanadu Gallery

Introduction You’ve just purchased a spectacular painting. An artist spent years studying, refining his/her craft to create this masterpiece. A gallery went to great effort and expense to display the…

Degas’ Little Dancer – the mixed media sculpture experiment nearly everyone hated

Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen was pretty controversial when it was first shown in the 1880s. In this Moment in Art History we’ll discuss the sculpture, the criticism, and…

Paul Gauguin: A Life

Book Review | Paul Gauguin: A Life by David Sweetman

David Sweetman’s Paul Gauguin: A Life is a little hard to come by (must not have sold well). I happened across it in our local library a few years ago and…

Video – Ask a Gallery Owner: Where to sign your artwork

In this video, I discuss the question of whether or not signatures are important on artwork. I share my opinion that signatures are important in the sense that collectors buying…

Ask a Gallery Owner | Fine Art Vs. Decorative Art?

I recently received an email that is reflective of a number of comments and questions I’ve seen on our social media pages and in emails. Many artists have wondered what…

A Moment in Art History – Auguste Rodin’s “Adam” – Incomplete Perfection

When Auguste Rodin decided that Adam would be part of his Gates of Hell, he didn’t anticipate that the sculpture of the Biblical first man would never stand in a…

Ask a Gallery Owner | Should Artists Brag About Their Sales?

I received the following question from a reader in Calgary: I have a burning question for you. I have discussed it with other artist friends, but I would like to…