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Old masters: Goya

Spain has been a great contributor to Western art. Spanish artists were influenced by the Renaissance movements of Italy, the flourishing of French art, as well as by their Moorish heritage.     When one speaks of Spanish art three …

What is an original print?

The world of art can be somewhat confusing to those less familiar with some of the jargon of the trade. The complexity increases when artistic reproductions enter the foray - adding to the confusion over what exactly counts as an original.   In …

Storm Thorgerson Dies

Chances are that if you don't recognise the name Storm Thorgerson, you will definitely remember his work. Storm Thorgerson was an English graphic designer who has worked with some of the world's most famous musicians. Arguably, Storm Thorgerson's most …

What kind of art sells

If you are a painter just starting out and still in search of your subject matter, you may be interested to know what kind or artwork sells best. According to one survey, the top 10 best-selling subjects for paintings are:   Traditional …

Art for fundraising

bidorbuy is currently hosting seven auctions organised by the Paardeberg Sustainability Initiative (PSI, or PSI Projects on bidorbuy), a non-profit whose aim is to create a successful model of sustainable development, with responsible management of natural …

An artist, and a bidorbuy entrepreneur

Seller: MIKE TALJAARD Name:  Mike Taljaard Mike Taljaard used to struggle to sell his art. Today, he enjoys internet fame and is one of the most sought-after artists on bidorbuy. Here, Mike unselfishly shares his formula for bidorbuy success. I …

Marvellous mosaic

The versatile mosaic can transfer a humble object into a thing of beauty. Mosaic may not be the most popular hobby out there, but that’s because it’s not for the faint hearted. This craft (or art) form is more difficult to master than many other leisure …

Choosing a colour for an accent wall

So it's the beginning of a new year and time for some change, the DIY way. If you're thinking of changing your bedroom a little, a quick and relatively cheaply way to make a big difference is to paint an accent wall. You could also change it up a bit with …

How to arrange a photo wall

So you’ve been meaning to arrange a photo wall of your friends and family to put in your home, or maybe you want to show off all those adventurous holidays you've taken, or create a collage of your favourite photographic art. If you're not quite sure how …

Furnish your living room on bidorbuy

You can do it on the cheap side, or you can splash out. In an average week (we looked at the one ending 6 September), bidorbuyers bought over 850 pieces of furniture for dining and living room. Among other things, you bought: four TV cabinets or LCD …