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Why are Oil Paintings so expensive?

According to a recent report the global art market achieved total sales of $63.8 billion in the year 2015. This gigantic growth in the art world is fuelled by newly emerging economies, large amounts of money in private hands and because of art being considered as part of the fashion and luxury goods industry symbolic of a glamorous lifestyle. This makes one wonder about those paintings that sell for huge prices at art auctions. What really makes them so valuable and are they really worth it? The price of art like most commodities is governed by supply and demand. Many of the most famous artists in history like Picasso and M.F. Husain are no longer living. This scarcity makes their existing artwork often worth outrageous amounts of money.  When...

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Give your room a hotel style makeover in 4 simple steps

The creative team at Rangvas shares 4 styling tricks that can help transform your room from drab to fab.   Add a fresh coat of paint A fresh coat of paint is one of the simplest ways to breathe new life into a room. It can totally transform the look and feel of a room and can be easily completed on a weekend. If you live in an area that has a warmer climate for the most part of the year then going with neutral tones like a pastel blue or pale grey might be a good idea. This is because muted tones have a naturally calming effect. We are so in love with this breezy ‘Silica Dream’. If you would...

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What is Abstract Art?

Abstract art is an art style that uses shapes, colours, forms, textures and lines to create an artwork that may be far from visual reality and inspired by intangible things such as thoughts and emotions. An artist may use various techniques such as rolling, scraping, splattering, brushing, blotting, blowing etc. and different kinds of brushstrokes and textures.  The good thing about this form of art is that the viewer need not know what inspired the artist to create the artwork but can use his/her own imagination, emotions and experiences to interpret the painting. To understand and appreciate an abstract painting the viewer should ask himself/herself these questions - What form do you see? What colour stands out the most? Is there...

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