Author Archive for Gavin Lenaghan

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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Why Does It Make So Much Sense to Paint with Acrylics?

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Acrylic is the painting medium that many of those who casually dabble in the discipline are most familiar with—and for good reason.

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The Many Ways Artists Have Been Using Ink

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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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How major cities shape up for artists: Berlin

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What terms could possibly best sum up Berlin as an artists’ destination? After all, with its cultural stock having been built up over the years by such a large proportion of incomers, one could argue that in many ways, Berlin’s…

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How major cities shape up for artists: London

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London remains home to many of the world’s most significant artistic institutions and events, but is it the right city for you as an artist?

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How Major Cities Shape Up For Artists: Madrid

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One only needs to wander around the capital to see all manner of colour and creativity.

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The progressive early history of Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art

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A look at the Glasgow School of Art’s early history, influence and devastation.

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The Essentials of Selecting and Preparing Printmaking Paper

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Choosing the right paper for your art is one of the most vital steps in the printmaking process. Read on for tips on how select and prep your paper.

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