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5 lost masterpieces that changed art history

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Battle of Anghiari by Rubens - a emulation of one of Da Vinci's lost masterpieces of the same name.

We pay homage to five lost masterpieces whose importance is reflected only in the inspiration they provided to later artists.

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Life after London: an interview with artist Jo Oakley

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Artist Jo Oakley

Jo has been practicing as an artist for over 35 years. In 2015, she left the capital for Herne Bay, where in October 2020 she opened her own gallery, She Rose.

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6 things you should know as a novice abstract painter

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Would you like to try abstract painting for the first time or paint with a little more skill or inspiration? If so, turn to ArtWeb for some timely advice.

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The best surfaces to paint on when using oils

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best surfaces for oil painting

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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egg tempera landscape painting

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

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Things to know before you start oil painting

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Tubes of oil paint and artist paint brushes closeup on wooden background. Retro styled.

The title of this blog post may give the impression that I am about to give you a definitive rundown of all of the things that you should be aware of before you attempt to paint with oils — and…

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Free 2019 May Art Events

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of May, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Daphne Sandham in Print Exhibition by ArtWeb member Daphne Sandham of prints (both new and from the archive), etchings, silk screen, lithographs, collagraphs,…

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The Possibilities of White Paint and the 5 Artists Who Realised Them

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Is white a mere neutral or ‘base’ colour for artists, or is it the colour – one of the most literally illuminating of all? It’s not a question that has necessarily been asked as often as it should have been…

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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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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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