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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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Making it: Three artists reflect on their first big break

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From dream collaborations to solo exhibitions

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How to dress for an art gallery viewing

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Do you struggle to decide what to wear to an art gallery or exhibition opening? If so, swot up on our handy dress-code tips at ArtWeb.

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The best surfaces to paint on when using oils

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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…

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The south London art college that gave the world the ‘Camberwell School’

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Camberwell School of Arts

Camberwell, one of London’s many historically acclaimed art colleges, has developed some of the country’s most accomplished artists.

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What is beauty in art—and does it still matter?

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How have notions of beauty evolved in art down the centuries, and what do they tell us about the beauty of the art of today?

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What Is the Role of the Male Nude in the Art of Today?

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It’s fair to say that the male nude in art has undergone something of a chequered history.

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The Many Wonderful Ways Artists Have Used Ink Down the Years

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As a drawing and painting medium, ink has been available to us for as long as almost any alternative.

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Seeing Spots at the Yayoi Kusama Museum

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Yayoi Kusama Museum Japan

Free of interference from the outside world, the inside of the infinity box almost feels like it could be another dimension.

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