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Our top art stories for February 2023

Art Stories February 2023

Let's take a look at some fresh perspectives - consider the back of paintings, children's eye level, and art sizes.

Looking at the back of paintings

Ever looked at the back of your paintings? Christie's has created a guide to help you decode everything from materials to stamps to notes. Not only can it help enhance the piece's value but it can also give you a better sense of the artist and their work.

Renaissance masterpieces at children’s eye level

As part of an effort to make the Uffizi gallery more kid-friendly, the staff is placing art right at children's eye level. Standing at 65 cm (25.5 inches) from the ground, Renaissance paintings like Beato Angelico's detailed Tebaide can be enjoyed by even the youngest visitors.

Choosing the right sized art for your space

Sometimes it can be hard to know what size of art will look best in your space. Catherine Freshley, an artist based in Portland, Oregon, created a guide for art sizing. With lots of photo references, you can easily see how pieces ranging from small to huge will look in a space.


If you have some favorite articles and stories about art, let us know! We'd love to feature them on our blog and newsletter.

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