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How to Draw a Face Profile

The ability to draw the human face is always an artistic challenge. If you have even a modicum of drawing skills, however, you can easily learn a few tricks to improve your capability. Here are a few tips on how to draw a face profile.  more

Meet the Artists in the Art Directly from the Artist Category

Meet some of the artists in the Art Directly from the Artist Category. Find out a little bit more about who they are and what they do. Hear what they have to say about what inspires and drives them and how they create their wonderful art.  more

Pablo Picasso

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. So said Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), arguably the modern worlds most gifted and celebrated artist who left his indelible stamp on 20th century painting, sculpture and architecture.  more

What is Guache?

Guache (or gouache) is a paint medium akin to watercolour but radically different in composition and usage.  more

Jackson Pollock

Reclusive, volatile, iconoclastic, Jackson Pollock (1912 - 956), celebrated American painter, was a tormented genius who became one of the most important exponents of Abstract Expressionism.  more

Graffiti Art

What do you think of when you hear the word graffiti? Disturbing, violent messages spray-painted on walls? Truth is graffiti is an art form with a long, fascinating history.  more

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was born in 1853 to a pastor in Groot-Zundert, Holland. Growing up in an atmosphere marked by religion and culture, van Gogh was a sensitive, diffident youth. After trying out varied jobs as a bookstore clerk, art salesman and preacher, Vincent finally found his calling as an arti...  more

Fine Art Photography

Many of us would like to think that our carefully taken photographs are artistic and attractive, but would we consider them in the same league as a fine painting?  more

Matching a Painting to Your Home Decor

The art of home decorating is exactly that - an art! While you can read books about the topic, watch endless TV shows devoted to the subject or visit show houses for ideas, it all comes down to personal choice and feeling comfortable in your own home.  more

Giclee vs. Lithograph Prints

The history of printing goes back to wood-block printing in AD 200, through movable type and the printing press in the Middle Ages. However, the idea of producing acceptable copies of artwork did not get off the ground until the invention of lithography in 1796.  more

Differentiating Original Art from Reproduced Art

If you are setting up a new home or even redoing the decor of your existing one, you have probably thought about investing in some artwork for your walls. Paintings can add character to your home like nothing else and they make great statements about your taste. But here is the catch: not all artw...  more

Schools of Modern Art

The art of the 20th century and onwards has its roots in modernism, an all encompassing term that describes the huge changes in Western society beginning from the late 19th century.  more

Art as Investment

What makes for a good investment? You spend a certain amount and hope for a return which is greater than your initial outlay: the greater the return, the better the investment. Simple enough...or is it?  more

Guide to Avoid Buying Fraudulent Art

A few things to keep in mind when buying art in order to avoid buying fakes: Be a smart art buyer on bidorbuy.co.za  more

4 Ways to Care for Oil Paintings

After you've perused the oil painting section on bidorbuy and made your purchase, here are a few tips to caring for them.  more

The Circa Gallery

A sparkling new art gallery has landed on the streets of Rosebank in Johannesburg; but does the striking presence of this gallery actually detract from the art that it houses?  more

High Quality Art Auctioned on bidorbuy

From 1st to 9th August 2008, bidorbuy is hosting a fund-raising auction of about fifty works of art and autographed books  more