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The Possibilities of White Paint and the 5 Artists Who Realised Them

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Is white a mere neutral or ‘base’ colour for artists, or is it the colour – one of the most literally illuminating of all? It’s not a question that has necessarily been asked as often as it should have been…

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Small, Unusual and Little-Known Galleries in London: Part 2

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The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History

This post was originally published on London Cheapo. We’ve already gathered a few of London’s small, unusual and little-known galleries, but there are quite a few to explore, so you’re getting a part two. You lucky, culture-hungry cheapos. Read on…

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Small, Unusual and Little-Known Galleries in London: Part 1

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This post was originally published on London Cheapo. As much as we love London’s big galleries, a lot of exhibitions come at premium ticket prices (£15-£20). Part of the fun of visiting and living here is discovering culture in small,…

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5 Women Who Showed New Ways Forward for Self-portraiture

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Self-portraiture is one of those vexed subjects within art that has not always attracted the attention and analysis it really deserves. After all, there is so much more to any given artist’s self-portrait than a straightforward expression of ‘this is…

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What Can You Gain from Visiting Fine Art Degree Shows?

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It’s that yearly event that so many artists – even those who are largely self-taught – so often talk about in hushed tones. Yes, that’s right – I’m talking about the fine art degree show. They happen in art schools…

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Do You Dare Take On the Challenge of Nude Self-Portrait?

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By David Sawyer via ArtWeb

The self-portrait has long been absolutely central to Western art. It’s a genre that has been dabbled in by seemingly every celebrated and less-celebrated artist, from Sir Anthony van Dyck and Joseph Mallord William Turner to Lucian Freud and Louise…

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“Blossom Blast 2017″ – Tokyo’s Fierce All-Female Art Exhibition

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Below, we hear from Daniel H. Rosen, founder and director of Tokyo Dex, a creative agency in Tokyo behind Blossom Blast—an exhibition that celebrates femininity and showcases the amazing talent pool of ambitious female artists in Japan Serendipity brings with it…

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5 Lesser-Known Artists to Have Used Their Bodies for Their Art

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To what extent would you be willing to use your own body for your art? That is a question that many artists over the last century, in particular, have asked themselves, producing results that have been by turns insightful, controversial…

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The Community-Led Contemporary Art Scene in Yokohama, Japan

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This post was originally published on Tokyo Cheapo. Yokohama has a lot going for it—stunning views, the ever-growing craft beer community, Minato Mirai—but there’s also a burgeoning contemporary art scene that’s well worth exploring. Finding the best of the Yokohama…

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‘Clear Drinks Only’: Home Galleries and Open Houses

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A friend invited me to Sigmund Freud’s house recently. House museums are a passion of mine, as they are for many people, and I love the art programme the Freud Museum has put in place. Contemporary artists, responding to a…

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