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

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Glasgow school of art

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

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