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5 less obvious holiday destinations for artists

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Dreaming of your next holiday? Our 5 suggestions of less-trodden creative destinations should give you invaluable inspiration.

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Your guide to thriving as an artist outside the major art capitals

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Many of those today who aspire to a sustainable artistic practice, or already have a long history of precisely that, have found themselves confronted with a major dilemma as London, New York and other more obvious art capitals have become…

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The world of artist’s books

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colourful stack of artist's books

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

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The contemporary comeback of craft

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Top view of potter standing near pottery wheel and holding hands together

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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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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The forgotten women artists of surrealism

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incognito woman face with green lips and pink brushstroke on face - women artists surrealism

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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Artists in love: 5 artworks to swoon over this Valentine’s Day

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Bronze statue The Kiss by Auguste Rodin (1882) in the Tuileries Garden with Egyptian obelisk in background - Paris, France

From gravity-defying romance to bittersweet break-ups, matters of the heart remain as alluring as ever.

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