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The world of artist’s books

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An artist’s book generally refers to an artwork which uses the form or function of a book. We look a closer look at this niche medium.

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An artist’s guide to writing successful applications

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A beginner’s guide on how to write artist applications for open calls, opportunities and competitions. A little planning goes a long way!

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The contemporary comeback of craft

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The boundaries between fine arts and crafts practices such as ceramics, weaving, printmaking and glassblowing are becoming more and more blurred.

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Cut and paste: 3 techniques to step up your collage game

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We present three artists who us collage in surprising ways, along with three techniques that you can try at home.

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The UK’s most exciting visual art festivals

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Alongside its many museums, galleries, and commercial art fairs, there are a host of exciting visual art festivals in the UK.

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How to get your artist website to rank in search engines

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Tips on search engine optimization and getting your artist site to rank.

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Marketing for artists: should you start a newsletter?

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An artist newsletter can be a secret weapon for you to engage with your client base on a more personal level. This simple guide explains it all.

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Do you need an artist’s assistant?

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We offer tips on how to find the right assistant for you and how to make sure you get the most out of your time and investment.

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Spotlight interview with painter Kip Kavallares

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Newent-based artist Kip Kavallares shares with us his artistic process, ideas and inspiration.

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What is the role of patrons for artists today?

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Statue of Lorenzo de Medici, one of the most famous art patrons in history

Artweb looks at the history of arts patronage and asks how and where it can be found today.

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The human body in art

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Sleeping Hermaphroditus, sculpture - louvre human body in art

The human body in art has scandalised viewers throughout history, while society continues to debate whose image should be memorialised in art, and how.

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6 art documentaries to watch this International Women’s Day

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Yayoi Kusama - women artists art documentaries

In 1971, the American art historian Linda Nochlin was asked: “Why have there been no great women artists?” In the now renowned essay of the same title, she set about answering this, deftly dismantling the cult of male genius, whilst…

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8 exciting opportunities for artists in March

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As spring arrives, and governments outline their plans to bring us out of lockdown, March brings a number of exciting opportunities for artists. Here is ArtWeb’s roundup of the open calls, commissions and art prizes to apply for this month!…

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The forgotten women artists of surrealism

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We all know the works of Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst and Man Ray, but what about the women artists of surrealism? Whilst these names ring loud throughout the art historical canon, there are many others who have, until recently, fallen…

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5 lost masterpieces that changed art history

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Battle of Anghiari by Rubens - a emulation of one of Da Vinci's lost masterpieces of the same name.

We pay homage to five lost masterpieces whose importance is reflected only in the inspiration they provided to later artists.

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