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The first Aboriginal rock paintings date back to the dawn of time (more than 50,000 years ago), much earlier than those found in Europe. First forms of known art, perpetuated on their original support (rock, sand ...) until twenty years ago then with modern techniques (canvas, acrylic ...), are now threatened with extinction.
Aboriginal art is both a sacred art and a ritual art used in initiation ceremonies. These representations evoke the Dream Time, the time of supernatural beings that have arisen from the earth, traveled and created the world and living beings. The space sacred time, space parallel to ours always pre-exists. Only initiates can come into contact with him during ritual ceremonies.
At the time of the creation of the world, these fantastic beings left traces in the landscape. The paintings are a kind of narrative and symbolic cartography which revive their work of creation of the world. By linking the two worlds, activating and diffusing the vital energy of the great ancestors, they allow life to perpetuate itself and the world not to disappear. Basically, the great Aboriginal artists are painting to ensure the survival of their community and more broadly of the world! Aboriginal art is a collective spiritual art with a naturalistic, figurative or geometric style.
The "aboriginal artistic movement" itself was born in the 1970s under the impetus of an English teacher Geoffrey Bardon who pushed the students of the community of Papunya (center of Australia) to reproduce on walls, panels or canvas the motifs of the Dream Time. According to the critic Robert Hughes, the last great pictorial artistic movement of the XXth century was born ... The sacred representations bearing power and history being reserved for the initiated, different techniques (such as pointillism) were used by the artists to preserve their secret character and show only the secular part. Success was such that Aboriginal art sales peaked at $ 200 million per year in the years 1990-2000. After having been ignored for a long time, this commercial success made it possible for the aboriginal communities to reconstitute themselves and to disseminate their millenary culture to the world in a suitable form.
Considered to be the legacy of an endangered civilization, this art was categorized by the art market as "ancient, ethnographic art", and progressively confined to stereotypes, techniques and standardized motifs giving the lead to "historical" artists and leaving little room for a more contemporary creation. Few merchants supporting young artists, the great initiates who bear the millennial pictorial tradition disappearing without transmitting their art, the vitality and the renewal of aboriginal art is seriously in danger. All the more the aboriginal communities, struggling for lack of means to assume both a role of social and artistic support, are threatened with regrouping near major cities by the regional governments.
Ancient rock art is also in danger, threatened by urban development, mining, erosion, and vandalism. 50% of the rock art could disappear within forty years if not soon protected. The support of some international museums such as the Musée du Quai Branly can not replace that of local authorities, which are struggling to recognize, preserve and support the identity, culture and art of the natives of the terra nullus "(a land which belongs to no one" according to the 1770 declaration of James Cook, one of the discoverers of Australia), yet an essential component of Australian identity.
Beyond this, without mobilization, what constitutes the heritage of mankind could eventually be reduced to a digital database of missing petroglyphs and paintings produced for the layman, truncated with their original sacred motifs, which would sign the end of Australian Aboriginal art.
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Sixty years after its launch, pop art, one of the main cultural movements of the twentieth century, has gone through time and societal evolutions, well above all the trends. Fed and likened to the popular culture, it transformed radically the whole artistic chain.
Popular art or pop art asserted itself by taking the opposite stance to the abstract expressionism (action painting by Jackson Pollock, colorful painting by Mark Rothko ...), too academic, too technical and too esoteric.
The themes were inspired by popular culture, its images, its advertising or drawing techniques. The ordinary consumption goods, treated with a touch of irony, conveying their forceful images to the public. The reproduction, duplication, superposition, combination of the popular iconography, enhanced with pure and vivid colors or geometric shapes were supposed to reflect the chaos produced by television, media, advertising, fashion, pop music, ...
Free from all conventions, pop art will revolutionize art. From the design of it, to its production, even by the way it is promoted.
• The idea, the powerful expression (style) of the work will be considered more important than the work itself. Its production, often using materials of industrial origin (acrylic, screen printing ...) will not require a lot of technicality. The workshop will become a factory, so dear to Andy Warhol.
• Reproduction and mass production will upset the traditional uniqueness of the work.
• The generally black-colored line contrasting with the clear line of the advertising or comic strip, is embellished with colors with no gradient effects that attract the eye and give more impact to the image.
• The use of symbols and popular images will desecrate the work of art.
• Happenings and environments will play an important role in the promotion and sale of this "ready to eat" art form.
Art in search of simplicity and efficiency, trying to make big impression thanks to its techniques and popular inspirations. Pop art has in turn enriched and stylized popular imagery.
It will strongly influence the generations of artists: from conceptual art, to graffiti artists or urban artists such as Basquiat or Keith Harring, the neo-pop (Morimura And the kitsch artist Jeff Koons) to vintage, graphic design and web design ...
Turning out to be particularly accurate in a digital world where the image, the immediate, the short-lived, the simple and clear, the hard-hitting prevail, its by-products became simple objects of consumption bought instinctively…How ironic! Pop art has literally melted into popular culture.
If its technical and esthetic qualities are debatable with regards to the realizations of great masters such as Velazquez, Monet or Picasso, its artists always reach millions in auctions. Its stylistic innovations used in numerous creative domains (advertising, design) are still powerful. Part of the collective cultural imagination, its visionary and opportunistic artistic approach is undoubtedly ranking first in the history of art and the culture.
Born in the United States in the 1970s, street art regroups works (images, visual signatures) created in the street, other than graffiti style writing (signatures).
Recently legitimized by the art market, it has a strong public enthusiasm, echoed by digital technologies.
Street art is an ephemeral and unsolicited art, assimilated to vandalism, inscribed on the walls, façades of buildings of the urban area. Sticking to the evolutions of contemporary society, playful or aesthetic, it aims to be seen by the crowd in order to provoke, testify or embellish its everyday life.
Street artists use different techniques:
- graffiti: aerosol bombs projecting colored and indelible painting;
-stencil: cardboard, metal sheets or cut-out x-rays reproducing patterns or figures on which painting is "bulged";
- "yarn bombing" or technique of knitting: multiple yarns of wool of different colors;
- tape art: adhesive tapes (brown tape art), or canvas and waterproof used by masons (duct tape art);
- three-dimensional "street installations" designed to be moved and not "damaging" the public space.
This popular art, exposed to all winds, with a vocation of identity, protest and aesthetics, has since a while entered galleries and private collections. Some of Jean-Michel Basquiat's and Bansky's achievements were simply torn from their original urban location to be auctioned off.
Many "street artists” seeking a longevity and a remuneration for their work helped produce a derivative production," living room "works inspired by their originally urban work. Even these pieces are deprived of original street art characteristics (ephemeral, in situ, free ), more and more amateurs are attracted by big names of the urban counterculture.
It is clear that information technologies (mobile and digital internet), promoting a culture of image, ephemeral, instantaneous, are powerful tools for disseminating and preserving the works of street artists. Online communities of amateur have been formed providing an audience that surpasses that of physical space.
Everyone being focused on their smartphone rather than on urban space, it is likely that in the future street artists will create directly on digital support for a digital public.
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Art brut or Raw art is an artistic genre increasingly valued for its singularity, its inventiveness and its emotional impact.
Defined in 1945 by Jean Dubuffet as a simple and natural art, executed by non-professionals, having neither artistic culture nor pretension or cultural approach, it is a spontaneous, impulsive art, giving way to invention, techniques and non-academic materials.
Like Paul Klee or André Breton, a surrealist writer looking for inconscious creation, Jean Dubuffet began collecting what was called "the art of the fools" in the 1920s. He subsequently broadened the specter of raw art to all forms of spontaneous creation, realized by mediums, marginalized, prisoners or the excluded to the ... "men of the common", outside artistic circuits.
Rough art is a vital, inner expression, devoid of any cultural purpose, communication or commerce.
"Art uncultivated, arising from a gift of nature, devoid of any relation to the artistic field " according to Pierre Bourdieu, this art disturbs.
Often repetitive, obsessive or even complex, it joins the approach of some artists obsessively exploring the same artistic problematic.
Away from the history of art, it has existed since the dawn of time.
Not altered by the standards of adult life, cultural conditioning or conformation to the rules of cultural art, it is an act of pure creation. By referring to the creative impulse as an expression of the mystery of existence, raw art is reaching a wide audience.
Jean Dubuffet thought that raw art should escape the market because it existed autonomously.
In the 1970s, a similar movement called « Outsider art » emerged, highlighting marginal, self-taught creators who conceived their work in solitude and outside the artistic milieu. Many raw artists saw their market value flying, art brut became paradoxically a dynamic component of the art market ...
However, the legitimation of this artistic genre has opened the art market to non-professionals, self-taught artists painting with their guts and their soul.
The universal nature of these creations being appreciated by an increasingly wide audience, a greater official recognition of these original artworks could revivify the official sclerotic art.
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The CoBrA movement (for Copenhagen-Brussels-Amsterdam), lasting from 1948 to 1951, is one of the most important post-war avant-garde movements.
Composed of Danish (Asger Jorn), Dutch (Appel Karel) and Belgian painters (Corneille, Pierre Alechinsky) and Belgian surrealist poets (Christian Dotremont and Joseph Noiret), this international movement has liberated artistic expression by overtaking the traditional opposition between figurative and abstract expression.
Eager to meet the authenticity and deep nature of human beings, sensitive to the primitive expressions free from theories, norms, and conventions, such as naive art, prehistoric art, medieval popular art, children’s art, CoBrA artists have restored spontaneity, energy, bright colors and original shapes in art.
The CoBrA movement intended to return to the original purity of Art.
After drawing irrational shapes, they were nervously painting bright colors which reflected the energy and the instinctive action of the artist. Shapes were literally flamed by colors.
As a result, their works seemed either barbaric because, according to Karel Appel,"they took place in a barbaric epoch", or childish because they were searching the childhood of art.
CoBrA artists were looking for a universal expression through experimentation, spontaneous creation, and liberation of forms and colors.
This was a return to a less reflective and playful art as if art was a feast.
Since art was no longer a business of technicians or professionals, since hierarchies or "artistic" complexes have disappeared, art became again popular, available to all.
Undoubtedly Cobra artists have developed a powerful expressive experimental language (using either drawing, sculpture, wood, earth, metal, words, sounds or writing).
Cleared from complexes, judgments, and conventions, this pure art liberated the creative energies of our deep nature, contributing to our fulfillment.
"Returning to the childhood of art by recovering our childlike soul is the timeless message of the CoBrA manifesto, at a time when aesthetic and intimate art is overwhelmed by a spectacular and decorative art.
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African art is always confined to its "first art" component. The most recent exhibitions made Picasso and his contemporaries interact with statues or reliquaries, but never ever with African artists of their time ... It is as if contemporary African artists were not recognized as having any quality, influence or value in this highly strategic financial and cultural market.
However, as early as the 1930s, the first penetrations of European techniques and models into the African visual arts led to a first local awakening (known as "indigenous art").
In 1951, Pierre Lods created a painting workshop in Brazzaville. He does not impose any artistic rules on his pupils, asking them to give free rein to their creativity, spontaneity and tradition. The school of “Poto Poto”, one of the first artistic schools on the African continent, was born. The style Miké (colorful slender characters) will spread to all Africa.
Following the independence of Congo in 1960, Pierre Lods was called to Senegal by President Senghor to create, alongside Ida Ndiaye (one of the first great African artists known for his Tabaskis series) what will be called the “School Of Dakar”. Each student is introduced to the latest western artistic techniques, allowing him to explore new paths on new media that were not used because they were too expensive. The pupils of Iba Ndiaye, on one hand, will follow in the footsteps of the conceptual or abstract art. While those of Pierre Lods, will concentrate on the figuration of their traditions, dear to the poet and singer of the negritude President Senghor. These modern artists, Amadou BA, Amadou Seck, Diatta Seck, Chérif Thiam, Philippe Sène ... seen and praised by none less than Picasso, Soulages or Chagall, will constitute the prodigious pioneers of modern African art, still neglected today. They created the first African art “golden age”, thanks to the commitment of a president in love with arts and culture (30% of the state budget will be devoted to them!).
Collecting works of art is a rare practice in Africa (objects originally having a ritual or sacred function), promotional structures and museums having scarce means, the status of artist in Africa proves to be very complicated. Strong figures, supported by some patrons, nevertheless emerge: the Senegalese Ousmane Sow or Amadou Seck, Ghanaian El Anatsui, Congolese Chéri Samba, photographer Malick Sdibé, potter Seni Camara of South Africa Irma Stern and William Kentridge, Ethiopian-American Julie Mehretu, among others.
Various individual initiatives will emerge, such as the Pigozzi, Zinsu or Blachère Foundations, accumulating works by hundreds, to be displayed and valued.
For the past two or three years, it has become clear that there is a real media shudder and an early structuring of the modern and contemporary African art market.
Admittedly, it is a plural art that is very original and authentic because of its forms, its choice of colors, its often natural supports, its traditional and contemporary inspirations. From these works emerges a lot of vitality, humanity, rhythm and strength. Untouched by the trend effects and the decorative and mercantile inclinations of a western art that is still in the seeking, the African art revivifies, renews and gives a new breath to contemporary art.
Since 2013, a Contemporary African Art Fair called "1: 54" (1 continent, 54 countries) is organized in London, and recently in New York. The first edition of its French competitor AKAA (Also Known As Africa) took place at the end of 2016. South Africa is very active with the Joburg Art Fair and the Cape Town Art Fair.
An Africa Art Market Report has been published in 2015 which gives valuable benchmarks in terms of analysis of the contemporary and modern African art market. It also reveals that it is very much under-exploited and under-animated, with the notable exception of South Africa and of a few mainly western collectors.
As the economies of the African continent are growing, many modern and contemporary artists of high quality, as welle as local collectors are expected to emerge. The African art market is set to grow.
Let us hope that, after being denied for a long time, it will escape the speculative fever that the Chinese market has experienced. Wishing that it will develop in a long-term perspective and re-appropriation by local actors and collectors of their cultural and artistic heritage.
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Arte Povera was born in Italy in the late 1960s in response to the American way of life, and to the consumerist art such as pop art, characterized by overbidding, spectacular and overwhelming media-ism.
This group of artists, originating from the industrial city of Turin, were marked by social conflicts and the mercantilism of the art market. What prevails in their artistic expression is the natural, the instinct and the ephemeral.
According to the Italian art critic Germano Celant at the origin of the term, Arte povera is "an hymn to the elementary element, to the banal element, to nature, to man, fragment of spirit and body ".
Social and political manifesto, it is more an attitude, a behavior, a discipline rather than a movement, namely:
- a way of being and creating, giving priority to gesture, the creative process to the detriment of the finished object;
- a refusal to consider art as a product that can be appropriated and sacralized;
- a simple, even archaic, implementation of so-called "poor, rough, crude, natural materials (wood, coal, stones ...), often made of recovered objects ;
- the exhibition space is part of the installation;
- a poetic dimension and even a spiritual materialism forcing us to think about the mysteries of existence.
Frugal art, art of recovery or harvest, it is an essential expression, anchored in the real, with symbolic and poetic scope.
Artists of Arte povera go beyond the limits of sculpture or painting, beyond the framework, in order to exalt the real and develop a radical visual language. Numerous experiments in poor art will be carried out in other disciplines such as architecture ("Global tools", a counter-school of architecture and design rethinking social space in an ecological context), dance, cinema or music.
Arte Povera, originally an artistic guerrilla, based on a formal radicalism and an economy of means, has never been so timely.
Far from being a moment of cultural regression, it finds today many resonances and extensions in different non-ostentatious forms of art, anchored either in reality or in nature (art of the World, ecological art ...) which meat an increasingly public membership.
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The widespread use of digital technologies in the entertainment industry (video games, animated films, special effects) has resulted in the production of numerous high-quality computer-assisted creations.
The digital creation, however, suffers from a lack of recognition as it is discredited by the purists who only believe in the use of pencils, paints and physical supports. They consider with a dim eye, the technical assistance of a machine
The first legitimation of this new art is by David Hockney, the great master of oil painting and a visionary artist. He uses digital technologies since 2009 and exhibits his creations in the most important museum across the world.
Admittedly, digital art can take different forms such as:
-the 3D or "three-dimensional" is a computer-aided design technique allowing the representation of objects by volume on a screen, widely used in the animation industry.
-digital imaging is the production of synthetic images from a digital space.
-the digital sculpture corresponds to a sculpture digitized in three dimensions.
- digital painting: the image is created on a white screen using a graphic palette or a digital pen.
Digital tools offer endless creatively capacities (infinity of colors and gradients, dimensional effects, multiple forms), make it possible to overcome certain technical shortcomings and release the constraints linked to a linear creative process (possibility of undoing and redoing creations endlessly).
It is important to emphasize that, despite the wide range of possibilities, these techniques do not “create” talent. It is just as difficult to draw on a palette with a graphic pen as it is with a brush on a canvas. Without the creativity, dexterity and imagination of those who use them, these tools remain ineffective.
How can this digital art expose itself?
There are many artists' sites as well as digital galleries where to visualize these creations. In a way, the major art platforms offer a digital version of traditional art forms. The virtual reality platform DIMoDa for «Digital Museum of digital art» brings together digital works that can be appreciated with a virtual reality accent.
The high quality output of digital works is already possible with:
- digital printing or "digigraphy" (printing 11 colors on "Fine art" papers);
- 3D printing for 3D sculpture and painting.
In the future, the combination of digital creation and 3D printing (known as 3D digital art) will satisfy art lovers attached to physical media and material effects.
Digital art is definitely on the move.
Very affordable, offering infinite execution capacities, it allows accessibility to the creation, making it visible and printable in all places.
Will Digital art be an additional artistic medium? Will it replace the traditional mediums? We will get some clue, in the very near future.
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Born in the United States in the late 1960s in reaction to the established order, museum institutions, the mercantile and elitist character of art, Land art refers to all artistic currents that use Nature as a place, a material and an inscription surface for their work.
There are generally two types of artistic interventions:
-large inscriptions at the scale of the landscape. Like the geoglyphs of Nazca, the pioneers of Land Art such as Robert Smithson realized in the American desert west "earthworks" or monumental excavations inscribed in the landscape;
- human scale works made from natural materials (earth, stones, mud, branches, ...).
While the former are destined to last, even if they are eroded by the elements, the latter are destined to be ephemeral by degrading or decomposing themselves naturally.
Since these artistic enterprises are made in inaccessible places, the photographic support has become indispensable, attesting or being part of the work.
In many respects, Land Art has taken the opposite view of the traditional forms of art:
- the original work was no longer realized in a workshop, no longer transportable or exposable and could not be held. It was carried out in situ, far from public view.
- the work was no longer a representation of the Nature, but part of the Nature. It was no longer definitive, evolving with climatic conditions and natural hazards.
-the work and its creator were no longer eternal.
For nearly fifty years, Land Art has undergone many changes that have challenged some of its initial claims.
It has become transposable and exposable. It has re-entered the museum space through facilities (South Bank circle of Richard Long for example) and has joined the largest private collections. It has experienced various extensions such as plant art or "art in nature", « earth art » or « ecological art ».
Thanks to Land Art, nature and art, originally a human attempt to imitate or transcend natural creation, have finally been reconciled.
Given the present boom in green art, these natural art works are destined to meet more and more success.
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Art Malaga '17
Call for artists
Art Fair Málaga '17 call to artists and galleries until april 28th for its first edition, to be held on June 30th, July 1st and 2nd 2017 at the Trade Fair and Congress Center of Malaga. With an exhibition space of 6,000 m2 that can hold more than 400 artists and 50 art galleries, it will become the second largest International Contemporary Art Fair in Spain.
Art Fair Málaga '17 presents itself as an opportunity for those self presented artists who wish to make their work visible in the national and international art market, building a different proposal of inclusion, where professionals from the sector, galleries, institutions and collectors could participate, as well as those new artists that haven’t had yet the opportunity for their works to be recognized and valued in its whole magnitude. A space to establish a network of direct contacts between artists, galleries and the public, promoting a new culture of collecting, and recovering the old concept of Fair as a sales site.
According to their organizers the purpose of Art Fair Málaga ‘17 is to generate a space of visibility, because they understand that there are many and very good artists who have not yet the opportunity to introduce your work in the art market, do not have a gallery that represents them, and do not have access to art fairs, in Spain almost all the art fairs are just for galleries. On the other hand increasingly there are fewer galleries and many of them do not have access to the fairs, either for reasons of costs of participation, or because they are marginalized if they do not present a program of exhibitions that have previously attended. That’s why the Art Fair Málaga’s slogans are ‘WE BELIEVE IN THE OPPORTUNITIES, AND WE CREATE THEM’ and ‘YOUR WORK IS YOUR STORY, NOT YOUR CURRICULUM’.
Art Fair Málaga ' 17 hopes to attract more than 12,000 visitors in its first edition with the aim of bringing art to a wide audience that, besides touring the different stands, may participate in a program of talks, conferences, live painting, performances and recreational activities.
Art Fair Málaga '17 is aimed to galleries, collectives, and artists who work with painting, sculpture, drawing, original graphic works, photography, digital art, and other disciplines. The selection Committee appointed by Art Fair Málaga ' 17 will be responsible for rating and select the exhibition proposals. The quality of the works of the applicants will be valued mainly. The deadline for registration will be April 28th, 2017.
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ING creative festival
Pixar, Disney, National Geographic, MoMA, Google, Behance and more to be part of the event’s third edition
Dubai, UAE, 07 March 2017: -ING Creative Festival (-ING) is set to return for its third edition this year, once again bringing a host of world-class creative speakers for three days of workshops, talks and creative market. The event will take place at Alserkal Avenue from 13 to 15 April, with registration opening at 9am daily, followed by a packed schedule from 10am to 10pm.
In addition to the 22 speaker sessions, -ING will also feature a Creative Market welcoming over 55 artists – traveling to Dubai from as far as the Dominican Republic and Mexico – to showcase and sell their creative products. Guests will also be able to choose from 30 workshops, and network and mingle with over 20 exhibitors. Complimented by eclectic live music and a wide variety of food vendors to suit every palate, this year’s festivities are set to build on the immense success of the 2016 event, which left its 1,300+ creative attendees feeling inspired.
Dan Goods, Visual Strategist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who is set to address audiences on day three and also host a workshop, said: “While seemly different, artists and scientists share the same passion to ask questions and explore. They are both dreamers, and the results of the best of them often elicit awe and wonder. I can’t wait to learn and share with the Middle Eastern public about the awe and wonder of our human existence.”
Meanwhile, Andrew Gordon, Directing Animator at Pixar and –ING Creative Festival speaker, also commented: “I have always been passionate about sharing everything I know with people who aspire to do storytelling and work with characters. Coming to Dubai is a way that I get to interact with the talent in the region as well as inspire the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers. My hope is to demystify the work we do so that anyone can approach it.”
Dan and Andrew are part of an impressive speaker line-up at -ING that includes Benson Shun, Animator at Disney; Steve Raymer, Photographer at National Geographic; Ingrid Chou, Assistant Creative Director at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); and Hector Ouilhet, UX Designer at Google.
“Thanks to the support of the Dubai Government in recent years, Dubai has become a canvas for art and expression, its walls and streets adorned with art, and different outlets and initiatives that help drive the development of the creative sector, such as Alserkal Avenue. -ING is proud to be a part of this evolution, bringing some of the biggest names in the world to make the creative scene just that much bigger and better, and we can’t wait to kick off another successful event this year,” said Ramy Alawssy, founder of -ING.
For the full schedule of talks and workshops, please visit http://ingcreatives.com/program
-ING is a creative community based in Dubai that is dedicated to running events that will unlock, develop and grow creative potential through a variety of Talks, Workshops and the Creative Market.
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As part of the transition to the HTTPS on the whole platform, we are reindex the entirety of the images since January 13
On some pages, it is possible that some images may not appear for a few hours, as it takes a great amount of time to reindex all of them correctly.
We apologize for the inconvenience and we make every effort to ensure that all images are re-indexed as quickly as possible.
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You may have already noticed it? Artmajeur was of course already available in HTTPS, but the entire Artmajeur platform has now been 100% redirected to the HTTPS security protocol.
This means that the connection between your computer and your site is now always secured by an SSL key that protects your data and your privacy as well as that of your customers.
The HTTPS protocol is a bit heavier, its deployment on the whole platform can slow down very slightly the loading speed of the pages, but this is largely compelled by the advantages brought:
- Reassuring customers
- Protects the confidentiality of your data
- Allows better indexing on GOOGLE!
Google gives increasing importance to the security of sites, and announced that from now on, they will take into account the HTTPS protocol in the ranking of sites.
Make sure you always have the small green padlock next to HTTPS in the address bar when you enter a password or make a transaction!
Artmajeur allows to protect all the images with the addition of an unalterable watermark to the very core of the image, all with a simple click from the section MY ARTMAJEUR > IMAGES PROTECTION.
The watermark can also be removed on all images with a single click, so you do not have to work to edit each image with an image editing software to add watermarks.
Today, we deploy a new personalized watermark service, the watermark now appears IN THE CENTER of the image with lines that take the entire image, for maximum protection.
For PLATINUM members, the watermark is also personalized with the menber's Artmajeur account address !
NB: We do not recommend the use of the watermark because it degrades the perceived quality of the images and it is not pleasant to look at. But if you want to use a watermark, then use Artmajeur to do it the simple way and with class !
We have deployed a new login page, more simple, and more entertaining !
The background image is randomly selected from recently uploaded arts and allows an even greater visibility for artists :
From October, the way prices are displayed to visitors will change significantly.
At the moment, artists have the opportunity to indicate the price of the works, while hiding the price to the public. Visitors are then required to identify themselves to be able to view the prices.
This system poses two major problems:
- Many artists do not understand why their prices do not appear to the public while they are actually defined
- A large number of visitors are puzzled by the concept of price "available but hidden"
80% of visitors browsing the art gallery section are using the "sort by price" feature and indeed, it is very frustrating for a visitor to choose a price range and then not see price actually displayed on all the works!
To limit confusion to visitors, and also to artists, so we took the decision not to offer the concept of hidden price any more.
Henceforth, it's simple: a price set will be displayed, or not set and therefore not displayed.
What happens if an artwork has no price ?
Works without prices but that are actually "for sale" will appear with the status "price on request", but they WILL NOT appear on the gallery section when visitors sort works by price.
The change will be deployed in September, we invite you to do the necessary updates or remove prices during this month.
NB: if you want to delete ALL YOUR PRICES and have a large number of images, you can contact us at SUPPORT and we will remove all your prices directly in database
Us based artist ressource website TheAbundantArtist.com has just released a great article about "Selling Your Art Online: Advice from 3 Online Gallery Leaders", theses include a chat with Jonas Almgren (Artfinder.com), Nicolas Sarazin (Art directory at ArtMajeur.com), and Alex Farkas (Gallery Director and Co-Founder of UGallery.com) to learn more about how they operate. You’ll find some helpful and exclusive advice from them below :
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