Great art is not always expensive. Preparing for the Ball

Great art is not always expensive. Preparing for the Ball

5/27/2021, 8:00:16 PM
Great art is not always expensive. Preparing for the Ball by Louis-Charles Verwee (1832-1882) was sold three years ago for about $4000. I know that is still a lot of money for an oil painting of 80.7 x 65.4 cm (31 3/4 x 25 3/4in)! But art prices are often hard to understand for people who like to admire art. We regularly hear about artworks sold for millions of dollars, and if we look at the painting we may not even like the painting. But those paintings are also often bought as investments, which are to be sold again later on. In that case, it is often the name of the artist and the uniqueness of the artwork in the artist’s oeuvre that determine a large part of the price. For example, if a great artist made relatively few works that come on the market (think about Johannes Vermeer or Caravaggio), prices are guaranteed to go through the roof. But if the artist is relatively unknown and he made multiple works in a certain genre, his works go only for moderate prices, and you may have the opportunity some day to own a piece of art that you love. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #BelgianArt #BelgianArtist #BelgianPainter #Verwee #ArtPrices #Caravaggio #Vermeer #Auction #Taste #Investment

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