There has been a long term conflict between art and philosophy. These two fields have always struggled with each other sometimes for their superiority over others but the conflict has always shaped the attitudes of human civilization. Art has some purpose. The purpose is to educate the masses by entertaining them. This purpose can be served in many ways. There emerged many artistic forms that became controversial. Erotic art is one of them.
Erotic art is any form of art whether paintings, potteries and sculptures or movies, dance or music, are considered erotic if they serve to arouse a sensual feeling of eroticism in the viewers. This function of art is very vibrant. One might say that this is the most practical aspect of any art. Erotic is art is not just something that can instigate your mind alone. All the physical senses are compelled to react.
Moreover, there are several erotic art galleries installed in the world. They are amazing. They are different from each other in many ways. They have been established to nurture the erotic feelings in people. The art is something of a spiritual kind though embedded in the empirical world. It invokes the kind of spiritual spirits inside us. Every art form does that and erotic art is no exception.
How to set up an art gallery?
The art gallery is the most cultural thing that can be installed to reflect and inspire people of their real essence on earth. It should be made with a purpose. The art gallery might be various in kinds but all of them are there to serve a particular function. There is a central design or a plan, that is to be fulfilled, behind the art gallery. To know how to go for it, let us briefly understand the methods and concepts involved in arranging a beautiful and purposeful erotic art gallery.
It might be more than two in numbers. The purpose is the most essential part of setting up an art gallery.
- Few people want to earn money from the paintings and the artworks. Their purpose is to sell the works. The works might be of famous as well as non-famous artists.
- The need for a social change can also force some social activist or an artist to display the art just for the sake of displaying them. The purpose here is self-satisfaction.
- Few art galleries are academically installed for students.
A few important things are needed before starting an art gallery.
1. The art collectors
You must know who are the people who are going to buy the art from your gallery. There must be some real art lovers who could help you establish your gallery. Or if you have no contacts with such art collectors than your gallery will end up soon. The grants are also an essential part when your gallery is not designed for selling the works. The funding, then, would depend upon the grants from some noblemen.
2. Choice of artists
This part is the most important one. How could someone think of an art gallery without thinking about the artists? You need to select a wide range of artists whose works you want to display and sell. The arts are highly subjective. It is thus important to have a wide range of tastes. A huge number of artists should be displayed.
3. Getting the one hand experience of the business of the art
The manager of the gallery should first work as a staff in the famous galleries of the world to understand how it functions. The experience and the contacts with the people as well as the tastes of the culture are very important to understand. Once done you are the boss.
4. The location
There are two possibilities today. You can open your gallery at a highly trafficked place crowded by the tourists. It will help you get more customers. It can also help you get global recognition if your location seems to be in the artistic center of the place. Another way to choose the location is to not choose it. You can open your gallery online on the internet. This is the best way that most galleries have adopted. It can help you reach across oceans. You can earn more.
5. The capital
Money is the most important factor in running an art gallery. You need investments in starting it and also running it. You also need to pay for the hired staff. The rents for space and the prices of the equipment also needs to be paid. To set up a gallery you need capital.
Artists and critics need to widen their network. Schmooze is the artistic term for that. How to do that? Always try to explain and describe the artworks in your gallery to the appreciators who come to have a glimpse of its beauty. This would extend the area of art. Network building itself is an art. You need to be a good artist in both ways.
This is the most essential part of the art gallery. You need to have this virtue. It would help you establish your dream. Otherwise, it is far too difficult to achieve.
Essential things to have for opening an erotic art gallery
- The basic requirements of a gallery to function have already been discussed above. All of the above factors are essential. But, in addition to that, there are few specific requirements of an erotic art gallery.
- Space should be large enough to allow people to easily absorb the environment.
- The lights used should also portray the essential erotic significance of the space.
- The collection of artworks is of utmost importance. It should be in both the ways – historical as well as methodological. The varieties of artworks must be arranged in the proper order and design. It is important to know the significance of the space.
- Hire an artist for help.
- Use dark as well as light themes. Colourful as well as black and white themes should be present.
- You would need a huge amount of investment. The capital must first be arranged.
- The works you want to display should also have some copies available for the sale. If you want to sell the original one you would not benefit from it.
- You would need to advertise your art gallery.
- Inviting some eminent artists or laureate on every week’s display would make your gallery worthwhile.
- Space should be neat and clean.
- The artworks should be arranged in an intriguing manner making the whole place an erotic space.
- You also need to have cameras installed. It is necessary to keep a check on the people.
- You should also have an alternative online gallery. This would help you to gain both money and fame.
- The shipping services is the most important thing to take care of. The artworks once bought would require to be installed in the house of the buyer. This installation would be done by you. You should have a proper set of artists for that.
- You would need legal permission to showcase the erotic art at the place. This would require a lawyer. Also, it is important to choose the art according to the taste of the people. Many communities would be offended by the display of these types of art. You would need legal protection from these people.
- You can use a simple gallery without many effects if you are confident enough that your art itself can be sufficient. It is better to keep it simple.
- The prices of the artworks must not be fixed. This is a great thing to do. Negotiation of the amount would lead you not only to sell your art but also to make customers understand you as you share your ideas. Talk on in the separate chamber or a small coffee table installed in the gallery itself. Talking to people is an art.
- The artworks should always change from time to time. Space should also change its arrangements weekly or at every new display date.
- The works should be fresh. There must a corner for the most viewed artwork. You need to arrange some kind of measure to record the popularity of art by observing the people who looked at that art for a longer time.
- One most important thing to keep at the reception is the feedback book. And also a guide book that the viewers would carry with them to their homes. It would contain the information about the arts and the artists and the display plan of the gallery.
The erotic art gallery is the most controversial but highly popular thing to establish. You might fall under the charges of supporting pornography but be sure that the two things are different. It requires a great amount of patience and artistic temper to open a gallery that has the power not just to make you think but also to discover in you some kind of empirical Instincts for the recreation of thoughts and emotions. The essentials discussed above can help you to start your own – erotic art gallery.