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Painting Discussion Forum is where artists can speak of their problems

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Latest Question: Are exhibitions in galleries and art fairs still useful?

Carlos (Caracas) writes: “After having exhibited in various locations and art galleries, I am asking myself, how many people really know who I am and what I am doing as an artist?

The only result I got is that I have become very well known by some galleries, which give me the possibility to pay a lot of money to get my paintings hung on their walls.

What should I do? Go on exhibiting in galleries and art fairs, waiting to be discovered by somebody, or quit, or….?Has somebody else the same problem? Has somebody an idea, how to solve it?"

Nunny (Louisville, Ky) has given an answer

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Unease with metaphysical paintings (Roberta, Luis) 
When I look at some metaphysical paintings, mainly at the ones by De Chirico, I feel a strange unease and I don’t understand why. Does it happen to somebody …

Do paintings need a description? (Vincent, Sundamp) 
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In my old country house there is an old oil painting, with much dust on it. How could I clean it without damaging the paint?

Do art galleries sell? (Roberto, Manuel)  
Since 3 years I cooperate with 3 galleries. Cooperation means that I pay an annual fee and participate in some exhibitions and art fairs. The galleries …

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Is everything art? (Terry K , Rose) 
An artist showed a starving dog, another artist showed a bull under formalin. Could somebody explain me where is the artistic side of this kind of art? …

looking for a teacher(Nunny) Not rated yet
OK I'm going to try this. First to Carlos My husband just gave me these acrylics for Christmas and I have never taken a class for painting. So you …

Josephine Code --- VII Code (Helen) Not rated yet
VII CODE is an unfinished potrait of Queen Josephine by Pulis (1784 -1813), David’s student. It always draws our eyes not only by its wonderful painting …

Are exhibitions in galleries and art fairs still useful?(Carlos) Not rated yet
After having exhibited in various locations and art galleries, I am asking myself, how many people really know who I am and what I am doing as an artist? …

Can be a board game a art medium?(Georgy) Not rated yet
Can be a Board game a art medium? if we have the video games and movies... well, i only think, excuse me... better i going to rest my mind.. i think anything. …

On art magazines (Jean-Jacques ) Not rated yet
Very questionable artists get published and praised, even by important art magazines, together with some Masters (mainly deceased). I agree they pay for …

What about Painting in India? (Pedro) Not rated yet
India’s economy is fast growing. An active film industry is developing day to day. What about painting? What is modern art in India?

Biennials and figurative art (Hans Schmidt , Aurora) Not rated yet
Can somebody tell me which biennials accept figurative art? (1 comment) Hi Hans, You are welcome to this Painting Discussion Forum.You have …

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