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Reviews of emerging artists of all disciplines, a closer look at their art practice. Along with articles on artwork movements and art materials.

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 when told…

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Media in focus: egg tempera

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Did you know egg tempera is more durable than oil and with a luminosity similar to watercolour?

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Media in focus: vellum

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Vellum is one of the oldest surfaces available to artists, and is among the most technically challenging. Used by medieval monks, Albrecht Dürer, and by the UK government to record Acts of Parliament, it continues to inspire contemporary artists, many…

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Which paper best suits which printmaking process?

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Given the many other labour-intensive and time-consuming stages of printmaking – not least the production of the matrix, such as the plate, block or stone that carries the image information to be printed – choosing your printing paper can seem…

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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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World’s First Digital Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan: A Multi-Sensory Experience

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Stimulate your senses at the Mori Building Digital Art Museum, the world’s first digital art museum in Tokyo.

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6 Great Abstract Artists You Shouldn’t Ignore

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Painting may be the artistic medium that has been declared ‘dead’ more times than any other, but for as long as there exists some kind of paint, some kind of painting surface and some kind of human being to bring…

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How to Make the Most of Your Fine Art Degree Show

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A true landmark event – or ‘rite of passage’ – in the life of a professional artist is their university degree show. It may be the first and last time you ever formally exhibit your work to the public, or…

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Artists Exploring Unusual Media

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When we talk about art, it is often the conventional methods that dominate the conversation. Yet many contemporary artists are using brave choices of media to portray both rich emotional work and aesthetic beauty, and to make a statement. Here…

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The Top Fives – Most Popular Artworks of 2014

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Here at ArtWeb, we are constantly promoting and sharing our artists’ work through the blog, and also via our social media networks. To celebrate the fantastic work we’ve seen this year, we’ve collated the most popular artworks of 2014, based…

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