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Do You Dare Take On the Challenge of Nude Self-Portrait?

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The self-portrait has long been absolutely central to Western art. It’s a genre that has been dabbled in by seemingly every celebrated and less-celebrated artist, from Sir Anthony van Dyck and Joseph Mallord William Turner to Lucian Freud and Louise…

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Should Beginner Painters Avoid Watercolour?

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In a recent ArtWeb blog post of mine on the subject of where to start when learning to paint, I stated on the subject of watercolours that “despite their hobbyist-friendly image, [they] should perhaps be approached with caution by newbie…

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“Blossom Blast 2017” – Tokyo’s Fierce All-Female Art Exhibition

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Below, we hear from Daniel H. Rosen, founder and director of Tokyo Dex, a creative agency in Tokyo behind Blossom Blast—an exhibition that celebrates femininity and showcases the amazing talent pool of ambitious female artists in Japan Serendipity brings with it…

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What to Consider Before Buying an Etching Press

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While an etching press is the most important piece of equipment for etching, there is wide variation in the types of etching presses available, while the specific printmaking processes that you practise are also likely to influence your choice of…

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Interview: Manolo Ty’s Unique World View

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Manolo Ty is a tireless traveller and photographer, based in Berlin. After working in television and film, hospitality, and ending up on a boat full of passengers trying to escape society, he travelled to Pakistan with a camera and single…

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Learning to Paint: Tips on Where to Start

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It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all of the technical information out there about painting, or for that matter, to presume that painting is a ‘free for all’ world. However, there are still some basic things that it is helpful…

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5 Lesser-Known Artists to Have Used Their Bodies for Their Art

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To what extent would you be willing to use your own body for your art? That is a question that many artists over the last century, in particular, have asked themselves, producing results that have been by turns insightful, controversial…

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How to Write Effectively About Your Own Artwork

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If there is one task that has filled many an artist with dread down the generations, it is that of writing articulately and clearly about their own work. On one hand, writing about art may seem to be one of…

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The Community-Led Contemporary Art Scene in Yokohama, Japan

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This post was originally published on Tokyo Cheapo. Yokohama has a lot going for it—stunning views, the ever-growing craft beer community, Minato Mirai—but there’s also a burgeoning contemporary art scene that’s well worth exploring. Finding the best of the Yokohama…

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Advice on Getting the Colours Right in Your Painted Portraits

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When painting portraits, it can be tricky to consistently achieve the right skin, eye, lip and hair colour tones. The fact that colour names often differ from one manufacturer to the next, as well as that some oil colours are…

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‘Clear Drinks Only’: Home Galleries and Open Houses

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A friend invited me to Sigmund Freud’s house recently. House museums are a passion of mine, as they are for many people, and I love the art programme the Freud Museum has put in place. Contemporary artists, responding to a…

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The Basics of Setting Up Your Own Printmaking Studio

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The ubiquity of the printed image in our contemporary world makes it unsurprising that the art of printmaking – encompassing such traditional disciplines as relief, intaglio, screen printing and lithography – continues to capture so many artists’ imaginations. However, while…

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Art Events for August 2016

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of August, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Event: Ways of Seeing ArtWeb member Teresa Gordon is showing her works at this mixed exhibition. Dates July 9 – Sept 30, 2016 Cost…

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What to Consider When Photographing Your Work for the Smaller Screen

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Every tube, train and tram in every city (…and town, village and hamlet) is stuffed full of commuters as they drag themselves to work each morning. The time of inside-pocket paperbacks and broadsheets has been replaced by tablets and smart…

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3 of the Most Controversial Works of Public Art

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It seems that everyone has an opinion on public art, whether positive or negative. Is it all a waste of taxpayers’ money, or a welcome way to add interest to what may otherwise be a dull urban or rural landscape?…

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