Articles and Critiques

How to Sell Your Art on Altamira

Altamira is social commerce, so posting once and hoping your work sells will not get the job done.

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Holy Smoke

I think the monks might be onto something. In trying to make a good painting we can overlook what it is we’re trying to capture. We are chasing after the energy of creation, we are helping to pull it out of ourselves. The finished paintings are mere shadows of this wonder – the shadows on the cave w...

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Art and Politics

No art should be judged solely on how it has been deployed as propaganda, but we should never forget the immense power it can wield.

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Why Does Anyone Care About Art?

Who wants to live in a world devoid of emotion? Who wants to live in a lifeless world? And most importantly, who wants to live in a world where we cannot express and communicate our humanity? I sure don't. My greatest conviction is a love for humanity (admittedly, I am not without my moments of desp...

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What is Painting, Anyway?

What a stupid question, “is painting dead?” I’ll give you an answer when you tell me what exactly you are asking me. Before the canvas was invented, people painted on cave walls. Before oil paint, people used a mixture of egg yolks and raw pigment. So, in contemporary times what right has anyone to...

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The Changing Demographics of Art Collectors

According to the 2022 Art Basel market report, Generation Z collectors (Gen Z) spend more than 30% of their net worth on buying art. This allocation of capital surpasses that of any prior generation. Why?

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Street Art?

Ultimately, my point is two-fold: street artists have just as much right to profit from their work as any other artist, and the nature of their work and the communities from which many of its practitioners hail actively detract from their ability to monetize. So, let's flip the script. If street art...

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The Business of Art

Ultimately, artists create for themselves and not for money (otherwise, there would be

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Is Painting Dead?

Ultimately, in my view, this debate boils down to how one views the intention of art. Is the purpose of art to impress critics and push boundaries, or is it a means to communicate emotions and ideas in any way the artist sees fit? I favor the latter. While, of course, no one wants to be derivative a...

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Good Art?

What draws us to a work of art is as subjective and contentious as what draws us to people. One can think they know what they want in a partner, one can firmly believe that they will only fall in love with someone who holds certain beliefs and acts in a particular way, but there is always someone ou...

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