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How to evaluate your art work?

How to evaluate your artwork

Both beginner artists and masters face the problem of evaluating their own works. It is especially difficult to evaluate their work for young artists who have not yet had time to present their work to a wide audience.

How to calculate the cost of work? What should be taken into consideration? You will find answers to these questions in this article.

The value of art or work can be also evaluated in a variety of ways, including its aesthetic and technical qualities, historical significance, and market value. Additionally, it may be evaluated based on the artist’s or creator’s reputation and the impact or influence of their work. Ultimately, the value of art or work is a subjective determination that can vary widely depending on individual perspectives and criteria.

There are several ways to evaluate your own art work:

  1. Self-reflection: Take some time to look at your work and consider what you like and don’t like about it. Think about what you were trying to achieve and whether or not you succeeded.

  2. Get feedback from others: Share your work with other artists or art enthusiasts and ask for their honest opinions. Listen to their critiques and consider how you can improve your work.

  3. Compare it to the work of others: Look at the work of other artists, both past and present, and consider how your work measures up.

  4. Consider the technical aspects: Evaluate the technical aspects of your work, such as composition, color, and brushwork.

  5. Look at it over time: Put your work away for a while and then come back to it later with fresh eyes. This can help you see it in a new light and gain a different perspective.

Ultimately, the most important thing is to be honest with yourself and to be willing to make changes and improvements to your work.

The most important to be considered while evaluating should be:

  1. Analyzing the technical skills used in the piece, such as composition, brushstrokes, and use of color.

  2. Considering the emotional impact of the piece, such as whether it evokes a particular feeling or atmosphere.

  3. Analyzing the concept or message behind the piece, and how effectively it communicates that concept.

  4. Considering the piece in the context of the artist’s other work, as well as the broader art historical context.

  5. Getting feedback from other artists, art critics, and art historians.

So based on the above the evaluation of an art is a subjective process, and different people may have different opinions about the same piece, but there are similar ways that you can still calculate it’s price at least in the beginning:

Each product has its own value based on what goes into its creation:
– The cost of consumables paint + canvas + additional materials (thinners, varnishes), delivery of materials.
– Time spent at work.
– Spending on marketing and personal branding.
– Quality of work.
– Provenance (the life story of the painting).
– Project management.
– Studio rental and more. others
There are many formulas for calculating. An example of one of them: Materials + time spent = cost of goods.

Product cost x 2.2 (can be multiplied up to 2.5 depending on how much profit you want to make) = wholesale price.

Wholesale price x 2.5 = retail price.
You can also use an online calculator.

What do you take into account when calculating the cost of a work? Share in the comments!