Signing and dating paintings
Born into an upper-middle-class family, Van Gogh drew as a child and was serious, quiet and thoughtful.
As a young man he worked as an art dealer, often travelling, but became depressed after he was transferred to London.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! I am seriously considering always signing with my last name and date, or initials on the front and full name and date on the back.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center. My reasoning is a typical first name and a long last name. I don't date work, just because of the prejudice that exists against older pieces.
It was amazing looking at pages which showed how the signatures of famous artists changed over time. THIS SITE FOCUSES ON TWO SPECIFIC ASPECTS: 1) HOW TO SIGN ARTWORK - paintings, drawings, fine art prints etc 2) HOW TO IDENTIFY AN ARTIST'S SIGNATURE It offers a structured introduction to artists signatures for: Try the three polls which quiz you about your current artistic practice If you've got a question I aim to provide you with a link to the answer.
) is to assign a number to each panel and then indicate that it is part of a larger work i.e. 2/3 meaning second panel of three in total) in the same way people do when creating a run of prints Signing a pastel drawing - where you've not covered all the paper is easy enough - however it's not easy to sign a pastel painting where the whole of the support is covered.
In addition some surfaces work better than others if you want to include your signature as opposed to a monogram.
All of this fits into a space about 1" x 3"/3cm x 8cm.
Many artists decide to not sign artworks because they think it interferes with the composition. I did not autograph a couple paintings produced during my early years as an artist.