How online art galleries are supporting young artists in rural India

Without neglecting the fact that the art world is fascinating and intriguing, it intensifies your ambition. Art brings pleasure and satisfies all your design needs, whether for interior decoration, furnishing or office renovation. India is full of brilliantly inventive minds from all corners who produce exciting works of art based on their innovative ideas. Paintings and sculptures in India have always been very popular, but now that there are virtual art galleries, they are becoming even more well known.

Online art galleries are for everyone

Visiting art studios and art galleries renews and revives you as the collection captivates you and infuses your life with new vitality. Contrary to popular belief, millions of people visit art museums, galleries and studios every year. Due to the increasing number of smartphones and the 47% Internet penetration rate in 2021, half a billion people are virtually connected by this innovative way. Pioneering online art galleries and the widespread use of the internet in India have made online art galleries a venue for urban and rural artists.

The Popularity, Importance and Benefits of an Online Art Gallery

Online art galleries are gaining popularity as a new developing trend seen nowadays. They are much more convenient and useful than their offline counterparts. The main problem with art galleries and conventional exhibitions is that there are too many concurrent events for the average person to attend all of them. People have to take the time to visit them, which depends on various factors. Sometimes a person cannot go to an art gallery due to personal obligations. Sometimes exhibitions may not even take place in your city. People often travel great distances to see their favorite work of art. However, online art galleries can be accessed anytime and from anywhere with just a few mouse clicks.

Without leaving your home, you can immerse yourself in the exquisite realm of art. Internet-based services are renowned for their usability and ease of use. Online art galleries are no different. Similar to conventional art galleries, they fulfill their primary purpose of connecting buyers and sellers while providing a variety of additional services. Access to an online art gallery has a number of unique selling points, such as free home delivery and essays on artists and art history.

Art appreciation does better

Galleries hosted online have become useful educational resources. Online art galleries provide invaluable resources for art students. For starters, there are no admission fees to view art galleries online. The customer is not required to pay anything. To really appreciate art, you have to take the time to look at it from all angles. It’s much more convenient than battling crowds in conventional art galleries to take a look at a work. High resolution images and lots of background data about the artwork and its creator are provided. User-friendly explanations of the artist’s intent are also included. Art-related articles can also be read on museum and gallery websites. People are able to expand their knowledge of art because of this. Seeing an online gallery is like visiting a wonderful show. A vast repository of works from many disciplines, fields and eclectic minds illustrating aesthetics is available here.

A panoramic view

Today, art sites on the Internet also offer additional tools, and some even organize creative events for schoolchildren to raise their awareness of art. Currently, various online art museums are encouraging young people from both urban and rural areas to showcase their talents on their platforms. These platforms are used to promote art by allowing schools to build their own galleries; organize art contests and vote for works of art; and publish art-related blogs. In addition, these virtual art museums also provide users with access to services such as monthly newsletters, printing their own art on objects, studying art by mentors, and mapping their artistic experience.

Thus, art galleries helped students and children develop an interest in art, in addition to serving art lovers and dealers. It is very important from a cultural and educational point of view.

(The author is Mr. Ravi Nawal, Founder and Advisor of Children’s Art Museum of India and the opinions expressed in this article are his own)

Mildred D. Field