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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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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 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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