James Jacques Joseph Tissot French Victorian Neoclassical artist born 1836 - died 1902
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Question: I need ideas for original artwork to purchase for my girlfriend for Christmas. I do not know much about art, and I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive piece, around $150 or so. My girlfriend has an art history degree, so I would like to get her a famous piece of artwork.
I have looked at a few paintings on Ebay, but don't know if they are authentic or not.
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Question: Where can I find inexpensive prints and original art paintings?
Question: Where can I find original, inexpesive art, such as oil paintings, in my homeland?
Question: What is a good website for findin original art work and oil paintings in the $100-$300 price range?
Answer: If you want original paintings for the price of a print, you will get what you pay for.
You are probably more likely to get a higher quality work of art at a local art fair or college student exhibitions at the price. Beginnin artists are more happy to sell their work for less. I suggest looking at local art schools, or galleries, gift shops in your neighborhood?
You might even find a a talented high school student that would be happy to paint somethin you want. Try to support your local artistic talent.
Try your local library, too. They might have displays of local artists who you might be able to meet. The prices should be reasonable too.
Here are some websites, used by inexpensive artists, many, of whom, are good:
Question: How do I know if a painting I own is an original art painting?
I have a painting that looks like it might be famous, and I would like to know if it is an original and the price of the painting.
How can I tell if I have an original painting or a print?
Answer: One way to determine if the painting is original is to see if you can feel brushstrokes. If it's a print, you can look closely and possibly see little dots.
You can also look at the canvas it's painted on, at the back of the picture. If the work is in a frame covered by glass, it's probably a print, watercolor, drawing, pastel, or etching. If you think it's of value, it's best to get an evaluation.
You can also look at the side of the painting and see if you find paint on the edge or paint caked up.
Here are some resources for gettin your artwork to be appraised:
They'll give you an idea of what it would cost to verify your piece(s) and give them provenance where they stand in the artist's oeuvre over his/her lifetime and what other similar pictures have fetched at auction or through private sales -- sort of a formal passport for your picture -- you'll need if you wish to sell them on.