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Mar 01, 2012
How to Collect Art When You and Your Spouse Have Different Taste
It happens all the time.  A couple comes into the gallery, the husband is attracted to the geometric abstract and the wife is mesmerized by a dreamy landscape.  But neither likes what the other has fallen in love with.  They end up leaving without any art, both disappointed, back to their empty house. How do […]
May 07, 2011
Why is a Landscape Horizontal and a Portrait Vertical?
Don’t let the simplicity of this question fool you.  As with all things art, there isn’t a definitive answer, just experienced speculation. Painting a Wide Landscape Let’s try landscapes first.  The world to our primitive ancestors must have been horizontal.  The plains, pastures, oceans, rivers were wide expanses.  Certainly trees are vertical, but the rest […]