Women in Art: Why it is important to look your best

In general, everyone should put their best foot forward and exemplify the image that they would like others to perceive them as. Perhaps unfairly, women tend to be held to a higher standard than their male counterparts. This can be particularly true in the fields of arts and entertainment. Attending an art show, is more than just partaking in a cultural experience. This article will break down why looking great as a woman at an art show is important, depending on who you are representing as an attendee. 


As the Artist:

You are selling more than just your art. Your persona is as important as the art itself, especially when you are standing in the room adjacent to it. There are some academics that would like to divorce the significance of the art object or concept from the person who created it; however, this is impossible to do when you are present and representing yourself as the artist. The artwork is a piece of you, your voice, and your dialogue with the outside world documented in a sensory manner. Regardless of the medium of your work, collectors and critics engaging with you will undoubtedly draw correlations between how you represent yourself and the work you create. When collectors invest in an artwork, they are not merely purchasing an object they are patronizing the vision of that artist. Give them a good one both conceptually and visually. How you are dressed also significantly impresses on the organizing staff of the art show your professionalism, and may impact how you are respected in your field if you are dressed poorly.


As a Collector:

You are the most influential patron of the arts. Your acquisitions make a significant impact on the careers of an artists, the success of an art show, and the reputation of the galleries you patronize. If you are dressed stylishly, yet conservatively in high quality garments, you will be perceived as an educated individual with monetary means. This will directly impact the quality of interaction that you are likely to receive from both the organizing staff of the art show and the artist themselves. If you are dressed stylishly, yet provocatively in high quality garments, you may be perceived as merely the arm candy of another person that they should be talking to instead. You are likely to be prodded for the location of your partner, who will be assumed to be the one with purchasing power. If you are dressed poorly, you are likely to engage in weak conversations with the staff and artist, and will be dismissed immediately if someone who is deemed more important presents themselves. You are important; make it known.

As a Critic:

You are representing the publications that you write for. Your appearance is a direct correlation to your professionalism. If you are well dressed and your hair is done, you are more likely to be taken seriously and receive attention from administrators and staff.  If you are having trouble trying to find a way to get your hair to look the best, check out the best reviews online.  They provide all different types of beauty tips, from how to style your hair, to how to keep it looking great and oil free by picking the right shampoos.  They will spend the extra time with you to ensure your facts are accurate, as well as garnish you with additional information that might not be available in the event brochure. How professional you are perceived as could make the difference between being granted or denied access to photograph the event or individual works of art. Lacking supporting pictures, might lead to the publication running someone else’s story instead. Don’t lose your byline.

As Administrative or Curatorial Staff:

How you are dressed is not only a representation of yourself, but a representation of the gallery hosting the event, and the artists participating in it. Anything less than an approachable and professional image is a poor reflection on every single person that put their time and energy into the materialization of the art show. Do not distract from all this hard work, and put your most professional foot forward.

Three Great Art Heists

Even since art became a collector’s item with unbelievably inflated prices, the art thieves became even more generous with their skills. There have been a number of recorded art heists that historians might regard as famous due to the worth of artifacts that were stolen and of course the painter’s expression on a masterpiece. Perhaps, the most notorious state inspired art heists were conducted by the Nazis during their eagerness era as they tried to dominate the whole world from 1939 to 1945(World War II). The Germans went on a rampage plundering some of the famous art pieces especially in France. In addition, the Nazis confiscated numerous art pieces from the Jewish community that were living in Germany by then.


Apart from the state plunders by the Nazis there have been a number of art heists that have been orchestrated over the years; some have been successful, others have been marvelously done while others were simply easy to solve. Perhaps, the greatest heist of all time would have to be the Mona Lisa heist of 1911. The heist was organized and orchestrated by an employee of a museum of Louvre on august 21 1911, the employee was known as Vincenzo Peruggia. However, the piece was later discovered when the thief was caught two years later. Apparently, Perruggia was so mad because of the so many paintings that were being exhibited in France. He simply took the painting from the wall and walk out of the Museum.

3 underrated art mediums

Talk about art and various things will normally come to many people’s mind. For most people, art is a way of expression, a way in which the artist gets to express their feelings while at the same time sparking the same, or other different feelings in people. There are many art forms, and since the direction that art takes depends much on the feelings of people, there seems to be some mutual agreement about the accepted art forms and those that are generally not accepted in the mainstream. The mention of the word art will probably not have people thinking about any one of these three underrated art forms.


Drawing is one of these art forms. The most famous of artists whose works go for millions were essentially painters. People appreciate paintings, some of which they never understand fully. There is, however, no real appreciation for the drawers. An artist who specializes in drawing will intimate that drawing is perhaps the purest form of artistic expression. It is like making a gesture, only that once it is made, it becomes permanent. While painters can just pick up a brush and play with the colors and see where their hands guide them, this is never the same with drawers. Artistic painters do the stuff that engineering and architectural experts only dream about, all from the head and heart. In many shows, paintings are the art forms normally most concentrated on. However, one has to be excellent in drawing in order for them to paint well.

3 great impressionists

Art most of the time is used as a way to express feelings, ideas and a state of mind. This is why historically; art has always evolved with the times. They tend to show the prevailing state of affairs in the land, and this is the direction that impressionist art forms took with their work. The term impressionist was never universally liked and embraced, even among the artists famous for embracing this art form. Today, however, it is one of the most universally recognizable forms. The impressionist movement originated from France, and the leaders were mainly rebellious painters. They broke away from what people considered conventional drawing, instead embracing much more freedom in their works. They preferred the free brushing of colors to the strict lines and contours.


During the 19th century, in the times of Napoleon III in France, there was usually an annual painting exhibition where artists at the time brought their works to be judged by a jury. This jury was the judge and executioner, deciding whether a painting was to be accepted or rejected into the dark rooms where artists stored their paintings. In the middle of the century, there emerged a group of young painter friends who often met in Paris to paint together. In 1863, this jury rejected so many paintings that they left many French painters appalled. One of the paintings rejected was because it had a nude woman who was in a picnic with two other clothed men.