CAIRO: In a first, Egypt has its own online gallery of original contemporary and modern art, a retail website launched by some of Egypt’s most talented artists.
Egy-Art.com offers worldwide shipping of Egyptian artwork, a step that founders of the website believe is essential to market Egyptian taste in fine art. Browsing through the online site is smooth and user-friendly; a person can easily search for artwork using different categories: size, genre and/or artist.
The artwork is usually displayed in medium to high resolution; the most essential details are available. Price quotation, however, may vary and the customer would then be asked to contact the website for the exact price. The artwork is generally titled, presented with a date, and sometimes signed by the artist who created it. The sellers can also provide an authenticity certificate signed by the artist upon request of the customer.
According to the founders, art galleries in Egypt are not common and many a young talent is overlooked. The online gallery was then thought of as a venue or “a forum . Possibly the first of its kind – Egypt’s artists can display their masterpieces; a reflection of Egypt’s “great civilization and artistic marvels of its ancient [Egyptian] past.
The website aims at “offering art lovers the best original artworks from a variety of famous artists [and] talented emerging ones. Every piece of our collection is unique, one-of-a-kind, and signed by the artist. Reportedly, the website has art advisors who help appraise the art pieces and selectively choose every art collection on the website.
The variety of artwork on Egy-Art is satisfying; paintings, sculptures, mosaic pieces, drawings and graphics are in abundance. For passionate artists and art fans, the website can also be a display of modern skills in art, contemporary ideas and an inspiration, in addition to being an online artwork store “of art that talks to [one’s] soul, using the founders’ words.
The site also offers a unique service for customers and clients: Consultancy. According to the website owners, the site offers architects, interior designers, and artists “a convenient source of original artwork for any project.
The consultants, one of Egypt’s leading sculptors and a renowned mosaic artist, offer their professional advice to anyone who wants to uphold a gallery in Egypt, no matter what the size and the specialization of gallery is.
They also offer to arrange for the delivery of commission work, if the displayed art does not suit the customer’s desired taste or collection in need. The customer, vendor or artist, has but to send them his name, contact information and other details concerning the needed art pieces’ size, number and genre.
The customer could also request certain pieces of art by name of artist or title of piece.
For more information visit: www.egy-art.com