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Tips from the Back of your Painting

Tips from the Back of your Painting

Tips on how to identify the age and location where your painting was made by simply looking at the back. Learn to identify when artists use nails or staples, and what stretcher construction can tell you about a painting and its value. [Video]

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Starving Artists Sales

Starving Artists Sales
Dr. Lori reveals the real story behind the advertised sales for starving artists paintings. Learn about oleographs, mass produced paintings, and how they impact the art market.
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Color of your Painting's Canvas

Color of your Painting's Canvas

Tips on how to identify the age and location where your painting was made by simply looking at the weave and canvas color on the back of your painting. [Video]

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Rembrandt Prints

Rembrandt Prints

Biography and values for prints by the famous artist Rembrandt. Understand how some of his valuable works are restrikes and unsigned, and how to identify his prints.

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Moulin Rouge Artists

Moulin Rouge Artists
The artists associated with the famous Moulin Rouge nightclub including Henri Toulouse Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and others are discussed for their impact on the 19th Century art movement, Post Impressionism in France.
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Walter Emerson Baum

Walter Emerson Baum
A Pennsylvania Impressionist and founder of the Allentown Art Museum, Dr. Lori highlights Baum's training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, his teaching at the Baum School of Art, and his valuable paintings of landscapes.
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Ranulph Bye

Ranulph Bye
Dr. Lori discusses the works of Bucks County, PA artist, Ranulph Bye. Bye worked as a teacher and author, and accomplished watercolorist and painter capturing the Pennsylvania landscape through his works of art.
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African Art and Modernism

African Art and Modernism
Modern artists such as Picasso, Braque, Matisse and others have looked to the art of Africa for inspiration. Totems, ceremonial objects, and jewelry from African have sparked creativity of the modern masters.
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Cuzco School Paintings

Cuzco School Paintings

History and tips to help you identify valuable works by Cuzco school artists. Along with portraits of the Virgin Mary, some of the tell-tale signs of an authentic work include floral borders, vivid coloring, and gold-leaf overlay.

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Frederic Remington

Frederic Remington

Tips to identify painter and sculptor Frederic Remington’s works which captured the cowboy experience, Native American Indian, and western scenes. Famous works are listed.

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Get Bargains Antiques Shopping

Get Bargains Antiques Shopping

Do you get the best prices when antiques and thrift store shopping? Do you pay too much because you unknowingly reveal secrets to the seller so they end up not reducing the price for you? Read three tips from Dr. Lori to help get the best steals when antiques shopping. It's fun to shop, but even more fun when you get a bargain. Find out how.

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