I have been going through some of the Top online portals in India. The samples of the works that are considered as 'best selling' or 'highly priced' by the sites are above. These are highly patterned, extremely stylized, unrealistic and irritatingly colored (to me at least) artworks. I have to mention that these are absolutely
antithetical to pure realism or (even) pure abstract!
My question is - is the trend similar in the other corners of the world and if yes then what could an artist do business wise to retain the love of realism and succeed in this business (earn some money)?