The Art Collection
The January highlights of the current art collection available for sale at Gallery Sorelle Sciarone. We currently have approximately 100 paintings available by a selection of 8 artists.
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If you scroll down you will find an overview of all the available paintings.
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Highlighted abstract paintings of January
Dorp met Brug (2016) | Gemma Jonker
Highlighted Figurative Paintings of January
Who's that girl? (2019)| Fiona J. Williams
Highlighted Seascapes Paintings of January
Strand bij Berkheide (2019)| Jeanette Olyhoek
Highlighted Landscape Painting of January
Left Behind XIII (The Polar Bear) | Marko Klomp
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Buying a painting
Deciding to buy a painting, might be because you have a new house, or a new interior or you are financially more independent or just because the image of a painting has not left your head or you have a vague idea of what you want. Usually it is a combination of some or all these elements. You would love something real and beautiful to compliment your life and your home.
Buying something like a painting can be a solitary experience. But buying a painting is most fun when done together with those who will interact with it the most. Paintings are beautiful creations that lend themselves for solitary contemplation as well as social center piece in any interaction.
Our first advice is to buy any and all art with your intuition. It is in all honesty the best way to buy art. Buy what you like and what you want. Whatever catches you or your partners eye or even children's eye.
If you are however hesitant we offer an insight to our curation process of how we curated the paintings Gallery Sorelle Sciarone.
Most of this process is intuitive, but we have taken the time to write out the process.
Our criteria for selecting paintings
Curating our selection of art work
At Gallery Sorelle Sciarone we have gone through much thought and pains to find art work ideally suited for the home.
We aim to represent an intersection of artists out of our region.
Our main focus is art that resonates as romantic and/or reflective.
This is the criteria we use to judge art we decide to include in our gallery. All inclusion inherently excludes. We are not a gate keeper to the art world, we merely swim in the larger art world that exists and have to demarcate a part of the ocean, lest we drown. The art is judged according to the following criteria that is informed by best practice, technical knowledge, academic training and personal intuition.
Hope this gives collectors insight into our curated collection of art works
Our art Criteria
We look for paintings. We deal solely in painted art work. Our criteria thereafter pertains to technical dimensions of an art work and qualitative use of technique compositions and materials by the artists.
First we look at dimension
We look for art work that fits per dimension in the space of a house, this usually means less than 100 cm x 100 cm. Due to housing constraints and space. We do however have works that are a it larger and access to monumental works. They are just not online or taken to the fair. If someone would explicitly ask for it, we could provide works from our artists in a larger format.
Secondly we look at the quality of material and technique
Quality of Material
Even though many work is on linen, canvas or boards, if a work is on another material, we look at the sturdiness and longevity of the background. Durability and quality are part of the criteria.
We look at an artist’s paint technique. There is a difference between an artist who paints as an action and an artist that paints with a qualitative technique. We talk a lot about the democracy of art on our blog, but when it comes to representing an artist we look for artists who have a recognizable technique or style or themes.
How paint is used on a background and over layers influences the overall quality of a work.
Colour plays a huge role in our selection criteria
We look for colourful work. You will see very little grey or 'dark' toned works.
The colour blue and ochre are reflected in many of the works. This is due to the peace, stability and energy these colours radiate. We are firm believers in colour theory (and therapy).
Both colours are relaxing and subduing colours. So you will see a lot of rich ochres and blue (green) works in the gallery. Brown and ochre is a solid and warm colour, that radiates simplicity and a solid foundation. The colour is safety and confidence. Blue is on the opposite of the colour spectrum and compliments the brown colour. Blue conveys calmness and peace, but can also stimulate intellectual though process. Blue is loyal, responsible and cooling. These two colours fit in a home in contemporary society where we are almost constantly over stimulated. That being said, these are not the only two colours in paintings. Brown can morph into a pale shade of yellow and blue can progress into a cool green. Now there are reds, just not that much.
Red activates, is warm and has the ability to draw you in and overpower you. Red is passionate and dramatic, it is vibrant, energetic and sexual. Red makes you hungry and activates you to do. This colour has less space in a modern home where we are constantly sensory stimulated. So you see red in a much lesser extent in the gallery.
Beyond or above the range of normal or physical human experience.
Surpassing the ordinary; exceptional.
- (of God) existing apart from and not subject to the limitations of the material universe.
- (in scholastic philosophy) higher than or not included in any of Aristotle's ten categories.
- (in Kantian philosophy) not realizable in experience.
What does not have to be completely understood by the artists is the depth and layers of an painting. A painting should have several layers embedded in the work. Depth is something that comes from a quality of technique, composition and thought. The artist may know the first layer, and aware of more. We feel there should be several layers of emotion; meaning; sphere should be inherit in an piece of art. One can often immediately sense these different layers when one is present with a painting. What these layers exactly are, are not always apparent, but makes the painting suitable for active contemplation or as background pieces in any home. This is what truly makes a painting an art work. The range a painting has passes its two dimensional technical qualities.
Romantic and Reflective
We have further constrained the marker of depth by looking for a romantic and reflective character that can be found in a painting. Romantic art is a term used the western art historical canon to art stream from the end 18th century. It was seen as a way to uncover the great mysteries of life. Romanticism could uncover emotion, imagination, and intuition. Nature was especially celebrated as a classroom for self-discovery and learning, the place in which mysteries could be revealed to the mind of man. Romantic art, is lovely with depth of the human understanding. The term Reflective is superfluous together with romantic art, as Romantic art is about reflection of the self and society. However reflectiveness is another criteria, as the term is also the act of painting itself. It’s a conscious, thoughtful creation. Meditative is another term used interchangeably with reflective as the creation of the art work should be to an extent thoughtful. Overtly violent or traumatic themes or layers are rejected as these are not what we want to present our clients or have in our homes.
Our criteria of depth and meaning, is difficult to pinpoint what it is in a work. Our paintings have been chosen as they have several layers and makes you inquisitive. We never just have a pretty painting of a cup or a flower or a tree, without a larger association or emotion. What it is, is not always apparent to the artist, us or even the new owner, often we all see something completely different when we are pressed to express it, but we do feel a work is more than just what you see. Without this, a painted piece just will not bring joy to anyone else except the maker for a short time.
We have sifted through hundreds of artists and thousands of work to curate this selection of paintings.
We hope you find something that speaks to you as these works have spoken to us at Gallery Sorelle Sciarone.
For a more in depth reading about our selection criteria, please visit this article.