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Online art: Artsia, first curated fine art marketplace

Buy fine art online at Artsia.

The artist-buyer relationship got complicated after the era of commissioned works came to a close. Once artists moved from structured portraiture and landscapes into realms of their own inspiration, buyers had to physically move from gallery to gallery to find what they were looking for.

The introduction of the internet seemed to offer a solution, but the “mega websites” that have sprung up since have been comprised of everything from scribbles to pornography, since there are usually no standards for what qualifies as professionally created art.

Attempting to bridge this ever-growing divide between professional artists and their buyers comes the official launch of Artsia, the world’s first curated fine art marketplace showcasing thousands of works from the Society of International Artists from more than 500 artists around the globe.

I was brought on as Artsia’s editor in August, and am just thrilled to be promoting all of these wonderfully talented individuals. We’re trying to help facilitate the relationship between artist and buyer by protecting both, creating a platform that allows for communication and information. Each artist is hand-selected and given their own blog on the site, which lets viewers discover the face behind the canvas and see the thought processes behind their favorite pieces. The artists can also be contacted directly through the site, with individual profile pages allowing for easy navigation to various social media profiles.

We currently have 492 original works of abstract art on our site, and our Fine Art Prints program lets everyone – large and small budgets alike – participate in art connoisseurship. I began writing about art three years ago on my own personal blog, ThingsWorthDescribing, where I focus on making art and beauty simple and for everyone. Artsia lets me advance this guiding principle even further, as I work towards making art and the art world more approachable and democratic.

 Lindsey Davis, (Editor, Artsia)


When Lindsey Davis contacted me some weeks ago proposing to write a guest post at yasoypintor I was exited. After analyzing what Artsia does, I accepted. I´ve seen several online art marketplaces where abstract artists can sell their paintings (which is always good), but Artsia´s overall concept and quality makes it different. Do you agree?.

Feel free to add your thoughts at the comment section below, and help spread the word about Artsia by sharing this post on any of the social media channels you also find below. Thanks

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6 Responses to "Online art: Artsia, first curated fine art marketplace"

  • endabardell
    September 28, 2012 - 5:47 pm Reply

    It is absolutely terrific that artists have support from such organizations as Artsia, the Society of International Artists, http://www.artsia.com and yasoypintor in promoting their art. We, artists really appreciate it, big time!

  • Chin Yuen
    September 28, 2012 - 6:47 pm Reply

    Thanks for featuring my piece, “The Calm after the Storm,” and inviting me to add my comments to the painting. Many of my paintings feature circular imageries–they could be biomorphic forms, champagne bubbles, baubles, etc. In this case, I use them as windows, opening to another dimension–the “Calm” after a stormy period. Skies are clearing and there is a sense of settlement as shown in the layering of what looks like a foundation at the bottom of the painting. The painting, however, is not about the weather, it is about the metaphorical emotional state that one arrives at after a period of turmoil.

    With all that said, I chose to paint in an abstract language so that I am liberated from straightforward visual depiction. Although every painting is created with an intention, and offers an essence of a “story-scape,” the meaning, in the end, belongs to the viewers. I gladly share my paintings and welcome varying interpretations.

    • yasoypintor
      September 28, 2012 - 9:14 pm Reply

      Hello Chin, thanks a lot for your interesting as well detailed painting and creative process explanation.


      Antonio Basso

  • endabardell
    September 30, 2012 - 5:00 pm Reply

    The painting UP is from my Structural Series, exploring tension between form, colour using simple patterns with elements of colour on a flat plane.
    My work is sometimes abstracted from the Vancouver skyline, discovering detail in architectural spaces which create a dynamic impact. The titles for this series are “key words”.

    • endabardell
      September 30, 2012 - 5:08 pm Reply

      In addition, I must say that, even though artists work singularly, there is great support for from the art community and related industries such as Artsia and yasoypintor. Way to go!

    • yasoypintor
      September 30, 2012 - 10:41 pm Reply

      Hello Enda, thanks a lot for giving us additional information about your art.

      Best Regards.

      Antonio Basso

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