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Media in focus: mosaic art

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Mosaic at Park Guell in Barcelona by Antoni Gaudi

Mosaic is an ancient art form that once enjoyed enormous prestige in both secular and religious architecture across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

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Media in focus: portrait miniatures

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Before photography, miniature paintings played a crucial role in both personal and diplomatic relationships, and were prized for their technical virtuosity and portability.

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Media in focus: painting on copper

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Learn why copper, a medium that particularly appealed to collectors in the 16th and 17th centuries, has been rediscovered by artists today.

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Media in focus: tapestry

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Today, tapestry is enjoying a rebirth, fuelled by contemporary artists embracing its ancient techniques.

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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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Media in focus: vellum

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vellum art

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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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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