ART DECORUM – Online Gallery of Contemporary Art in Kraków
The paintings presented on the website speak for themselves – they are definitely high-quality works of art. Professor Jerzy Madejski emphasises at the very beginning that honesty and responsibility are the most important elements of his venture, which, combined with devotion, uncover the greatest talents on the art market. Art Decorum presents contemporary painting, sculpture, print, watercolour and drawing and it is without doubt a place you have to visit if you are interested in contemporary art.
"In the United States themselves there are over 5,000 Corots, even though extensive research of art historians has shown that Corot created only around 3,000 works of art in his lifetime," writes Frank Arnau in his book, The Art of the Faker - 3,000 Years of Deception.
Forgery appeared some 2000 years ago, when a work of art became a commodity. It has not ceased and if anything, it is becoming stronger, as paintings have become the most reliable and best-paying capital investment. This is why the art market is seething with falsified works of outstanding artists, sold in good will even by renowned galleries and auction houses.
The name Art Decorum is the key here, as the word "Decorum" means not only beauty and decoration, but also honesty and responsibility and even honour and glory.
The works offered by Art Decorum are authorised by their authors, or they have a distinct and documented pedigree. Moreover, they are protected by state-of-the-art electronic digital systems, allowing their swift, easy and reliable identification in case of theft, which is more and more frequent (as is forgery). Art Decorum offers works of the most famous and renowned artists.
Alongside the leading Gallery of Masters, which has a fixed position in the history of modern art and on the art market, Art Decorum also presents works of artists who are about to become masters.
These are unique artists and a unique gallery that deserves its name – Art Decorum.
Prof. Jerzy Madeyski, art critic
Translation: Summa Linguae