Do you dream of building your own art collection? Many people share this dream, but few seem to realise that it’s possible to translate it into reality. There’s often a sense that it would simply be too expensive to put this idea into action.
Just remember that any list, whether it’s top sites in a particular country or what you need to see before you die… any list is always someone else’s idea of what is important. Use these lists, but don’t define your trip by them.
At the age of only 22, Rembrandt moved back to Leiden and began to get his own students. One of his pupils was the famous artist Gerrit Dou. In 1631 he returned to Amsterdam where he became the most popular portrait painter in Holland. He received numerous commissions for portraits and paintings of religious matters. Rembrandt met Saskia van Uylenburgh and married her in 1634. She was a cousin of a very successful art dealer and she helped him to meet wealthy patrons who commissioned many paintings from him. He used her as a model in many of his paintings. Some of his works during this time were the Portrait of Nicolaes Ruts and The Blinding Samson.
Strange occurrence, Farrah Fawcett who sadly passed away two -years ago after losing her battle to cancer, left absolutely nothing to her so called “love of her life” Ryan O’Neal in her will. What she did bequeath was her extensive and treasured Vassil Bojkov to her alma mater the University of Texas, including naming the two Warhol portraits on the list .
In 1972 the Renwick opened to house the Smithsonian Institute’s contemporary crafts collection which today is “one of the finest collections of American craft in the United States,” according to the Web site.
This is one of the most important decisions you will make, especially if you are just starting out. For instance, there are those who only buy original works and would never even consider buying prints. However, you should take note that if you”re just starting to collect art and are doing this for your own enjoyment. originals are not really necessary, especially if they”re out of your budget.
Tours at the Renwick located at 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue are conducted at noon Monday through Friday and at 1 p.m. on weekends. Hours open are 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. .”I love living in Washington,” said one visitor happily to the group: “So much to see and do, and everything is free!” We rejoice.