Maps have been used for navigation for centuries. Even though navigation apps on our phones have made printed maps obsolete, the latter still holds special significance in the greater human history and its cultural and social evolution. Today, vintage maps are deemed as prized collectibles with collectors, artists and historians clamoring to get their hands on authentic pieces.
If you are an antique aficionado, then you would know that preserving them takes some effort, and antique maps are no different. You need to take care of them properly to ensure that they remain in good condition. And that includes avoiding these...
Investing in vintage art prints is a great idea if you want something elegant and classic to adorn the walls of your living or office space. After you buy the print, you can add to its beauty and enhance the aesthetics by framing it. Framing doesn’t just improve the presentation of the print but also helps preserve it.
If you are unsure about choosing the right frame for your art print, here are some few tips that will help you in the process:
1. Do not opt for overly ornate frames.
Your art print should be the focus, even with the frame around...
Identifying a piece of art isn’t as simple as it seems. Before you begin your research on its artist or its worth, you need to understand what it is. Old prints come in different forms. To tell the difference between their print methods, you need a trained eye and of course, a magnifying glass.
When you understand the artistic methods along with their corresponding tools, it becomes easy to distinguish between prints on papers and mediums like ink, paint, and charcoal. Here, we have mentioned different types of prints and how to identify each technique.
Relief printing is an ancient...
Most people probably would think that becoming “An Antique Fine Art Collector” is beyond their budget. That is not true.
ANTIQUE FINE ART
Fine antique paintings are very expensive with many priced in the $millions. We are not talking about oil paintings. Our focus is on Antique Prints and Maps, many of which were after original paintings. Our antique prints were produced from the late 1500’s to the late 1800’s.
During that time period the production of prints was very time consuming and labor intensive. Each print was touched by the artisan and up until about 1800, they were...