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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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Edgar Degas -; Biography Of The French Artist Renowned For His Figure Painting

Edgar Degas – Biography Of The French Artist Renowned For His Figure Painting

The career of Edgar Degas was a long one – about 60 years out of his total 83. And his style, unlike that of most famous artists who worked into their old age, never ceased developing, always seeking out new means of expression and technique. The art dealer Ambroise Vollard one day asked him why …

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Authenticity Of Eskimo Inuit Art And Native American Art

Authenticity of Eskimo Inuit Art and Native American Art

Both Inuit Eskimo art and Native American art have gained international recognition as valuable art forms over the past few decades. However, the rising popularity of both Inuit Eskimo art and Native American art has resulted in the increased proliferation of imitations and mass-produced reproductions of original Native arts. Some obvious fakes are made in …

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