Since the days of patronage ended for artists, they have had the burden of all contractors. They are now responsible for selling their own work. For some artists, this has been an easy journey. Other artists do not always find it a joy to manage their own sales programs. They...

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During medieval times, the church in Europe was the main support for most artists. It also had vast control over the entire population. Works of art that did not support the ideals and tenets of the church were not allowed. The majority of the work was based on the Bible...

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The creative drive of artists has taken them many places over the centuries. Stained glass windows were one of the ways artists shared their visions with the world. The need for a more expressive way to share has often turned artists into innovators. Glass art is no exception to this...

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There are many techniques artists use when creating with glass. There are several different ways the pieces can be formed. One of the most widely used traditions is to mix glass and melt it in a crucible. Air is inserted into the middle of the glass by using a hollow...

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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.