The Starving Artist — A Short History

The stereotype of ‘the starving artist’ has been around for a long time.  So long, in fact, that it’s reached the level of archetype. ‘The starving artist’ stereotype had its origin in 17th-Century Flanders, when artists literally were starving. It worked its way through the centuries into the Romantic period of the 19th-Century, where it became entrenched as a cultural norm. Finally, the concept migrated to New York City and took up residence within the Abstract Expressionism movement of the 1950’s, where it was celebrated by the Beat poets. Ironically, it has been adopted by many contemporary artists and often goes hand-in-hand with the life of a…

Exhibit online? Eight good reasons…

1) Innovation … Virtual galleries continue to be the fastest growing segment of the fine art industry, as well as the most innovative when it comes to presentation, content, and promotions. Creative entrepreneurs — presenters and exhibitors — are innovators and leaders, both culturally and economically. 2) World-wide audience … Exhibiting with a savvy gallery gets your name and your art in front of a global audience of potential collectors. This may be the strongest reason of all to consider exhibiting with a web-based gallery. 3) Career development … Exhibiting online is one of the surest ways to launch your career and…