Art And Culture

Articles covering a wide range of art and culture topics, from history of art to reviews along with general arts news and issue of interest to contemporary artists and art lovers alike.

Beyond creation: other careers in the art world

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Consider these art careers for extra income or to connect with others in the art world.

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The DIY art schools revolutionising art education

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alternative art schools

Around the world, these radical MFA programmes are offering alternative models to traditional institutionalised arts education.

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The best surfaces to paint on when using oils

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best surfaces for oil painting

It’s a fascinating question for new and experienced oil painters alike: What surface, or ‘support’ to use the popular painters’ parlance, should you actually be painting on when you work with oils? You probably won’t be taken aback when told…

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Media in focus: tapestry

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Today, tapestry is enjoying a rebirth, fuelled by contemporary artists embracing its ancient techniques.

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Times have changed: the evolving role of an artist

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role of an artist

Throughout history the role of an artist has changed dramatically. What is the current role of an artist? What is the purpose of art?

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An art lover’s guide to Edinburgh

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This Edinburgh art guide will direct you to world-class collections of Old Master paintings alongside innovative contemporary galleries.

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Media in focus: Chinese traditional painting

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Contemporary artist of Chinese ink painting

A brief guide on the techniques, materials and history of Chinese traditional painting.

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Seeing red: a brief history of the colour red in art

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Red ochre, red bison cave paintings

The colour of danger, scarlet passions, power and prestige — red has commanded the attention of artists for centuries. From the Paleolithic period to the contemporary, this archetypal colour has been utilised by artists to access the extremes of human…

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True blue: a brief history of the colour blue in art

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We delve deep into the colour that has captured the imagination of artists for millennia.

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Generosity is infectious: the Artist Support Pledge

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The Artist Support Pledge is a way for artists to help each other during these uncertain times.

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