Sunday, November 9, 2008

Intimidated By Art? Why?

One thing that I have noticed in my experience as an art consultant is that people are intimidated by art.  There are many reasons that people could shy away from the wonderful world of art.  Let's start with the most obvious, value.  Ever since we are children we are taught not to touch art, and for good reason.  The oils from our hands can have damaging effects on art (just think about how hard it is to clean the residue off of your walls.)  A good gallery will show you how to properly care for and handle your art.  Because people feel that art can so easily be damaged, they are often afraid to set foot into a museum or gallery.  Please be respectful and careful when you are in any gallery or museum, but be aware that most of these places have insurance incase accidents happen.  There is no reason to be scared to enter a gallery because you might break something.  Another reason art is intimidating is the connotation that you must understand art.  You do not have to have a degree in art to appreciate the various forms of it. Art makes people think!  You should never be intimidated by the thought of thought.  And the best part about art is there is not wrong interpretation!  So now that I have convinced you that you aren't going to break anything, and you get to expand your mind, I bet you are afraid that I am going to make you purchase something you cannot afford or don't even like.  We here at LoPressionism want to make your art experience fun and memorable.  My job as a consultant is not to force you to acquire art that you hate.  It is to help you acquire art that you fall in love with.  Some galleries operate on the principal of just getting a sale.  Although this is a business, and we do like getting sales, it is unethical for a consultant to guilt or pressure a client into a purchase.  LoPressionism consultants do not work on commission meaning our customers get honesty, integrity, and best of all no pressure.  So...there you have it.  You have no reason to be intimidated by art.  I encourage all people to go out to their local museums and galleries and have fun looking at art.  

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