It’s a good question! In fact, it’s an ongoing topic of discourse, and one that those in the art world keep coming back to again and again. The shortest answer is that what makes good art is, of course, different for everyone. But it is possible to dig deeper than that.
The growing problem of plastic pollution is rising up the political and social agenda, but few people have made a more personal commitment to address the issue than British artist Alexander James. He has released a series of unique photograms to fund a recycling facility on the Maldives.
The theme of International Women’s Day 2018 is to press forward and progress gender parity. Unfortunately, the art world is not immune from gender inequality, which is why Dellasposa Fine Art is joining the growing number of voices calling for more to be done to #pressforprogress in the art world.
King Charles I is often best known for wearing two shirts to his execution, lest the crowd mistake his shivering for fear. But he was also a passionate and knowledgeable collector of art, assembling one of the finest collections ever seen.
Dellasposa Fine Art is delighted to be presenting ‘Ashes’, the gallery’s first exhibition dedicated to the work of one of Britain’s most important young sculptors, Guy Haddon Grant.
Buckingham Palace has unveiled a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth’s husband announced his retirement from active public life.
As the gavel struck on Wednesday at Christie's, New York, history was made as a new record was set. Salvator Mundi, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci depicting a serene looking Christ draped in blue and holding in one hand, a crystal orb, symbol of Christianity's power; the other hand raised in benediction. Portrayed with a misty, delicate sfumato of smoke-hazed tones, the 'saviour of the world' gazes unwavering out toward the viewer. This Christ, manifesting five hundred years before us, seems to hold a world of secrets. It is one of some twenty surviving paintings by Leonardo da Vinci in existence, and one of the last by Leonardo to be held in private hands.
A report by Coutts bank even notes that Photography has even surpassed the growth value of fine art and vintage cars, with prices falling by 6.2% and 10.4% respectively, in 2016 alone.
For over three decades, British artist and photographer Alexander James has created meticulously crafted sculptural scenes from an array of carefully selected mediums and explored them in relation to the mechanics of water. The result is a body of work in which each piece magnificently fuses the practices of photography, sculpture and painting into single unedited image. Never before in his long career however, has James been inspired to engage so directly and so profoundly in political critique as in his latest artistic project, ‘The Death of the Dream of Democracy.’
Whether your collection is extensively large or still in its inception, the art of hanging is an untold that all art lovers need to adhere to if they are to do their works justice.