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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.

How Do Artists Make Money?

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One school of thought suggests that a great artist shouldn’t worry about everyday things like paying the rent and feeding the family. But when we think of art and money, we generally turn (enviously) to artists whose work sells for…

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The Benefits of Joining an Art Community

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The art world is filled with inspiring stories about art movements, artist colonies and groups whose members found enormous success. Some were accidental, others were purposely created. So what are the pros and cons to being part of an art…

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En Plein Air: The Art of Painting Outdoors

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For centuries, landscape painters have immersed themselves in their subjects by painting outdoors The art of painting “en plein air” means to paint “in the open” (or outdoors) and has become synonymous with the French impressionist painters like Monet. This…

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How Artists Use Household Paint

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In the early 20th century, household paint (or interior paint) inspired a whole art movement: abstract expressionism. The enormous canvases favored by artists like Jackson Pollock would have made using traditional tubes of paint prohibitively expensive. More poetically, Pollock—one of…

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How Artists Use Palette Knives

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A palette knife have become a vital part of the painter’s arsenal. Promoted from life as a lowly paint mixer, it has become more commonly associated with oil painters looking to increase the texture and marks of paintings. Types of…

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Art Trends and How to Spot Them

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Following art trends should not be about constantly adapting your work to what’s in vogue in hopes of landing more sales. Instead, understanding trends can help you make smart tweaks to your art business practice to ensure your success. What…

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How Professional Artists Use Watercolors

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Watercolor painting has a reputation as being for hobby painters only, while artists pat themselves on the back using “proper” paints like acrylic and oils. But this medium has a long and proud history in art going back centuries. What…

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What Does Artificial Intelligence Mean for Artists?

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Depending on who you listen to, artificial intelligence (AI) is threatening to replace us all or will revolutionize the way we live for the better. But what does it mean for artists right now? What is AI? Artificial intelligence is…

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A Guide to Threads Social Media Channel for Artists

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As you’ve likely heard, a new social media channel has joined the fray. Threads is a text-based conversation app focused on live chat and content sharing and has been designed to sit alongside Instagram. Forget the arguments between the two…

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The Art of Point Perspective: Techniques and Famous Examples

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Point perspective is one of the first things you are taught about in art and is fundamental to the history of Western art. It is a device that convinces the eye a flat surface has depth. To draw the eye…

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