The Best Art Reviews

Art…in my humble opinion.

December 20, 2012
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Art Website Reviews

There are hundreds of websites on the internet that offer to help you sell your artwork.   In fact, new sites appear almost every single week.   Unfortunately, there isn’t enough time in the day to join them all… and even if there was, most of us would quickly become overwhelmed trying to maintain multiple sites with our newest releases and price changes.

As a result, you have to determine which websites are most likely to generate sales for you and are worth your time, money, and marketing efforts.   When evaluating the relative merits of one site versus another, there are many important factors to consider.

December 20, 2012
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Creative Elements of a Review Article

A common thread between artists and review article authors is that determining an appropriate subject is a critical first step before embarking on a project. For a JOM review article, authors should first consider the types of domains most ripe for review. An ideal topic is one where a number of conceptual and empirical articles have amassed without previous review efforts or a synthesis of past works. However, if a topic is widely researched, a review may be appropriate when a certain amount of time (5, 10, or 20 years) has passed since the last review effort to provide a more up to date assessment of the field.

A recent example of this approach is Mathieu, Maynard, Rapp, and Gilson’s (2008) JOM article on the last 10 years of teams research. The greater management field may also benefit from a review of research streams where past efforts resulted in equivocal findings across studies or topics that bridge traditional barriers in the management field (such as reviews of subjects that incorporate both macro and micro approaches).

 

December 20, 2012
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Protecting original paintings

Protecting original paintings from environmental damage is actually quite difficult, even if you have resources, framing materials, and good storage space. Old, original paintings, particularly those drafted during the early days of the Renaissance Era or before, have already been subjected to extreme conditions throughout their history. Paint may be chipping off, frames may be warping, and so forth.Restoring original paintings can add thousands of dollars to their values. However, a botched restoration can achieve the opposite effect.

Restoration isn’t simply about ‘de-aging’ a painting. Damage to art takes place at the molecular level, so there’s really no way to ‘turn back the clock’ entirely. Professional restorers employ chemical preservatives, scrapers, and canvas epoxies to ensure the integrity of artistic works on the large scale.An intuitive way to build your collection is to gather original works from up-and-coming artists. This is more fun and less expensive than restoring old works.

By touring art shows, talking to people on the scene, and visiting artist websites, you can zero in on styles that you really like. Bear in mind that original modern paintings tend to appreciate in value only ever so slightly as they age.When appraising originals for value, don’t trust the first judgment. Triangulate your appraisals to average out ‘outliers.’ Examine the sale values of other originals by the same artist. Remember that art styles and genres go in and out of vogue with a certain degree of regularity. So if your painting doesn’t appraise well now, preserve it for another few years and try it again at auction.

December 20, 2012
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Article Review

Once the topic of the review is decided, providing a thorough review should be the first goal. When embarking on this endeavor, management scholars should consider the creative efforts often exhibited by seasoned journalists. Like a good reporter, scholars conducting a formal review should also seek to provide a comprehensive understanding of a given topic.

A comprehensive and thorough review involves examining the body of relevant conceptual and empirical works in top management outlets, as well as specialty outlets. For example, for a review piece about an entrepreneurial topic I would first look at papers published in top outlets such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Management Studies. Specialty journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal would also be important given the particular topic, and casting a wide net to include other excellent journals such as Academy of Management Learning and Education, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology may also include relevant articles for a review piece.

I have been surprised at the number of JOM Review Issue proposals that only aspire to review a subset (such as a random sampling) of articles about a given topic or propose to sample from a limited number of journals to arrive at conclusions about insights in a particularly rich research stream. Examining a subset of articles may be more convenient, but the impact of the review will suffer.