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Facts And Myths About Ivan Aivazovsky. Everything You Need To Know. A Collection Of 729 Paintings (hd)

Facts and Myths about Ivan Aivazovsky. Everything You Need to Know. A collection of 729 paintings (HD)

Very few of our readers are from Russia, but I think the name of Aivazovsky is well-known all over the world. Today we have prepared research for you about this amazing person.  It seems that there is no such person who would not have heard the name of this artist. If you ask your friend, …

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Canvas Basics And Boards From Bristol To Foam. Tips For Artists

Canvas Basics and Boards from Bristol to Foam. Tips for Artists

Canvas and canvas products are the traditional surfaces for oils and acrylics. The canvas products you will encounter are: 1. Traditional Canvas – canvas, primed with gesso, stretched on standard size stretchers. Cotton, cotton blend or linen fabric, used for oil and acrylic painting. Also refers to the finished product of canvas stretched onto stretcher …

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Oil Paint Basics

Oil Paint Basics

Invented hundreds of years ago by mixing ground mineral pigment with linseed oil (or walnut or poppy oil) and bringing the mixture to a boil, oil paints have been the mainstay of artists. Later, it was discovered that by cooking the mixture at lower temperature and adding a small amount of bee’s wax this prevented …

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Oil Painting Techniques

Oil Painting Techniques

Begin your oil painting by sketching your composition onto stretched canvas, canvas panel, Masonite or any other surface that is prepared to receive paint. When sketching your composition you can choose from these popular methods: Vine charcoal, pencils that are water-soluble, or sketching out in oil paint. Vine charcoal works well and it can be …

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African American Art History. The Harmon Foundation. African American Art And The Harlem Renaissance.

African American Art History. The Harmon Foundation. African American Art and the Harlem Renaissance.

The First Professionals African Americans have contributed to the art of American culture as painters, sculptors, printmakers and craftsmen since the latter part of the eighteenth century. Their work was virtually ignored by critics, historians and museums. Why African-American artists are becoming art market superstars The Call for Ethnic Awareness in Art The call for …

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Celebrating Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn - ;s 400th Birthday In 2006

Celebrating Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn’s 400th Birthday in 2006

The Year 2006 marks the 400th birthday of the brilliant artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Born on July 15, 2006, in Leiden of the Netherlands, Rembrandt became the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age. He had an amazing gift of capturing light and dark in paint and was a true Dutch master. Holland Remembers …

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Lawrence Alma-tadema – Biography Of An Artist In The Antique Style

Lawrence Alma-Tadema – Biography Of An Artist In The Antique Style

Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema: A Collection of 194 Paintings Born Lourens Tadema (Alma being his middle name) in Dronryp, Friesland, to Pieter Tadema, a notary, and his second wife Hinke Brouwer – from an early age Alma-Tadema showed artistic ability and the beginnings of his highly methodical and exacting nature as demonstrated in his subsequent …

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Art Schools, The Artist’s Choice! Is Art School Necessary To Be A Good Artist?

Art Schools, the Artist’s Choice! Is Art School necessary to be a good artist?

Being creative or artistic is truly a gift, a talent. But as with any talent, it needs to be tempered, honed and optimized. Without proper training, one might never achieve the potential he or she was born with. And to help you hone your talents, you will need a good Art school! Any educational institution …

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