A work of art is completed by the viewer.
– Marcel Duchampclosed-quotes

Why is art important and why do people buy art? How can I determine the value of a piece of art? What is the difference between a gallery and a dealer? How should I bid at an auction? what is a biennale ? Now that I have bought a piece of art, how do I display is correctly on my wall and how do I maintain it?

In partnership with Aura Art Development Pvt Ltd, our Art Appreciation workshops answer some of the above questions, as participants learn to deepen their observational skills and develop the courage to rely on their own eyes, mind, and emotional responses to interpret works of art. They understand the dynamics of the art market and get an insight into the current state of the indian and global art market. Participants are also guided on how on to build art collections and subsequently look after them through interactive and engaging demonstrations/ talks by professionals in the field. We help new and potential art buyers/ enthusiasts overcome hurdles they often face before and after buying a work of art and instil in them a sense of confidence to navigate the art market.



Below are the topics of various workshops we conduct

Art and its Relevance 

Fundamental questions like What is Art? Why is it important and why do people collect it? Why is a Picasso Painting worth $179 million? will be answered. Differences between Art and Craft, Modern and Contemporary Art will be discussed. Participants will learn to develop an aesthetic eye by “looking” and interpreting works of art and understanding the various factors that determine the value of an artwork.

Understanding the Art Market Eco-System (Global and Indian context)  

Introduction to the current structure of the art market and key players such as galleries, dealers, auction houses, art fairs, museums, biennale, tastemakers, and how they operate. Participants will learn essential information about the global market with a focus on the Indian Art Scene and develop skills to critically evaluate the practices involved in buying and selling art.

Guides to Building and Managing an Art Collection 

Practical guidelines to consider before buying a piece of art and subsequently looking after it – insurance, proper care and cleaning, display, lighting and hanging. The pleasure of owning art is accompanied with responsibilities to the work, the artist and the collectors investment.

Art as a Wealth Creator 

Understanding the role of art as historical wealth, what makes art an alternate investment asset and how is it different from other types of financial investments. Prices of Top Ten most expensive paintings and studies of specific artworks that withstood the test of time and appreciated in value over the years will be discussed.

Timeline of Indian Art 

A sweep through of the history of Indian art starting from prehistoric cave paintings to miniature and folk art, the various art schools and modern art movements up until todays contemporary art. By the end, you will gain a holistic understanding of the evolution of Indian art and the life and work of major artists from every period.

Once you have shown interest in the above workshops, we will contact you with further details on the date, location and time for the workshops.