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How can visual artists survive lockdown without galleries?

How can visual artists survive lockdown without galleries?

By Andy Dent on Aug 26, 2020

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Providing alternative marketing for artists via digital greeting cards.

One way to provide more opportunities is being proposed by Touchgram. The messaging app will have a store in which art can be sold for direct use in messages, or combined into greeting cards. People sending cards will buy a card and customise it. The big difference from other eCards is that Touchgram is also used to play back the card, as an interactive experience. This gives two big benefits: 1. The images aren't easily available for download - they are shown on the screen in response to your actions. 2. Links to the original artist are retained. If you love the picture on a card, you can go back to learn more about the artist and possibly even order prints or canvases of their original works. Feedback What do you see wrong with this proposal? Can you think of ways to improve it, especially for artists? Do you have any other ideas for how artists can make sales during lockdown?

by Andy Dent on Aug 26, 2020

Use of virtual reality

Protecting pictures on the site is difficult. However, extracting good quality images from videos is difficult too. Artists can share videos of their paintings where they talk about the paintings, and share the video for feedback and sale. If the artists have a gallery ready, they can create a virtual reality video, where the person roams through the gallery looking at the paintings, and share the video with the audience.

by Shubhankar Kulkarni on Aug 27, 2020

The Art Process Online

The platform where you could choose a keyword, painting style, or just pick an author and watch his piece of art coming to life (live or pretaped). During the painting process, you could see the progress and bid if you want. The final product would never be shown due to copyright policies.

by Juran K. on Sep 15, 2020

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