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hello dear,
         hope to find u in good health.i want to acquire basic knowledge of fine arts.can u suggest me a website that can tell me about fine arts,different techniques,works of different artists both classics and contemporary,basicly covering all the essentials of fine arts in general.hope to make my point clear
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abdul rahman sheikh  

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first, thanks for your personal concern about me.  I feel fine and am enjoying life!  As to your inquiry, that is not so easy to answer.  I acquired my basic knowledge of fine arts by visiting museums all over the world for years, reading books on my favorite artists, and visiting galleries.  I learned techniques from talking to the numerous artists I represented over the years.  I am not aware of a giant website that can do that.  what i suggest, Abdul, is to start by looking up any favorite masters you have on the internet and reading about them.  Capsule writeups would be available via Encarta Encyclopedia.  Ditto for techniques.  And get out there and visit museums [perhaps on the web?].  And read books.  Immerse yourself in art.  You sound like the kind person who would enjoy that.  Good luck.  Alan.

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Alan Klevit

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I can provide sound advice on buying, collecting & understanding fine art, especially original works by 20th century masters and leading contemporary artists. I can also explain techniques used to create original works and offer tips on how to tell whether or not a piece is an original work of art.

Experience

I have been active in the art world for twenty-seven years. I owned and operated four galleries and a wholesale showroom on both coasts. We specialized in original works by 20th century masters and emerging artists. I have been an art consultant, artist's representative, lecturer, auctioneer, and curator. I had a radio show for two years, "Today's Art World with Alan Klevit" [Washington, D.C.]; hosted two television shows on the arts for six years [Los Angeles Area]; have written for numerous local papers and international art magazines; and currently write a syndicated column, "The Art Beat." I conduct art auctions for charities throughout the United States, and am a frequent speaker/auctioneer on upscale cruise ships, and at civic organizations and local television shows.







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ART NEWS, ART IN AMERICA, FORECAST MAGAZINE, MALIBU MAGAZINE, PANTARBE.COM, MALIBU CHRONICLE, POTOMAC ALMANAC, GAITHERSBURG GAZETTE, ART DECOR, REGARDIES MAGAZINE.

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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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