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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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Media in focus: mosaic art

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Mosaic at Park Guell in Barcelona by Antoni Gaudi

Mosaic is an ancient art form that once enjoyed enormous prestige in both secular and religious architecture across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

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Express yourself: the art history of the selfie

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The desire for control over one’s self-image has been a concern of artists for centuries

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Call for art submissions: Togetherness Project

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A Bracknell Forest councillor is calling on artists for an inspiring initiative for 2021. Deputy Mayor Michael Gbadebo is seeking artists’ help to celebrate the values of kindness and togetherness in society, and to raise money for local charities. “I…

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Art you can enjoy outdoors: the UK’s best sculpture gardens and art trail

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Here is ArtWeb’s guide to the UK’s best sculpture parks and art trails, chock-full of works by renowned contemporary artists.

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