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  • Accidents Happen: Restoring and Maintaining the Condition of your Fine Art

    March 29th, 2013 · 2:08 pm  →  Art History Blog Collection Management

    The condition of your fine art is one of the most important variables in determining its value. During an appraisal, an expert inspects whether the original condition of the item has been preserved, and if it has not, to what extent it has been damaged. After assessing the overall appearance of the object, factors suchRead the Rest…

    Examining Authentications

    March 20th, 2013 · 10:37 am  →  Art History Blog

    In art and antiques, the authenticity of an object defines its value and importance in the trajectory of art history. Without legitimate provenance, or a sequence of historic records of the chronology of ownership, custody or location of an item, evidence of an object’s legitimacy can be seen as ambiguous and circumstantial. In these casesRead the Rest…

    The Importance of a Professional Eye

    March 13th, 2013 · 2:47 pm  →  Art History Blog

    There exists something in the art world called “connoisseurship.” It simply means the combination of knowledge, experience, and instinct that enables experts to discern a true work of art from the superfluity of fakes and imitators in the world. It is this quality that can elevate a simple sketch into a treasured part of history,Read the Rest…

    Édouard Leon Cortès: Picturing Paris

    March 7th, 2013 · 12:11 pm  →  19th Century Art Art History Blog

    French post-Impressionist artist – born 1882 in Lagney-sur-Marne, France – is most famous for his romantic Parisian vignettes. Grandson to artist Antonio Cortès and son to Spanish Court painter Antonio Cortès, the virtuoso Édouard was inclined toward the arts in his youth and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. When in 1901 theRead the Rest…