History

Modern Artists and Social Media

Since the days of patronage ended for artists, they have had the burden of all contractors. They are now responsible...

History

The History of Perspective Painting

During medieval times, the church in Europe was the main support for most artists. It also had vast control over...

Glass Art

Innovations in Glass Art

The creative drive of artists has taken them many places over the centuries. Stained glass windows were one of the...

Glass Art

Modern Glass Art Sculptures

There are many techniques artists use when creating with glass. There are several different ways the pieces can be formed....

Art has always been about making unique pieces of work that shared the message of the artist. Artists who worked in early centuries were dependent upon patrons to support them while they worked. The patrons owned much of the work these artists produced. Wealthy people were not the only ones who used the system of art patronage. Large institutions, such as churches, used the same method to gain works of art. The artist had to keep pleasing the artistic tastes of their patron and that limited their field of production. Over the centuries, this form of support has changed. Artists are now independent contractors, and they have the freedom to produce any subject they choose in their art. As long as a person likes the piece, and has the money to purchase it, anyone can now acquire art.