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We can trace the romantic roots of the mythic relationship between artists and their models back to the story of Pygmalion, a sculptor who falls in love with the life-sized statue of a beautiful woman he carved out of ivory. The statue, named Galatea
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Watching the Seasons
It takes extreme dedication to paint year-round en plein air, facing the elements without the comforts of a roof over your head, heat in the winter or air-conditioning in the summer. The Russian artist Yuriy Vasilyevich Demiyanov has faced this chall
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Artists Network Online
March is Women’s History Month. In honor of the occasion, learn nine fascinating facts about celebrated French artist Rosa Bonheur (1822–99). Perfect the art of photographing your work for your website, gallery sit
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Other Beings
One of the curiosities of the contemporary art world is that we generally expect an artist to be focused on one activity and to display a consistency of style and approach. This was not always the case. Artists before the Romantic era would often run
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Workshops 2021
Artists never stop learning. Each new painting or drawing can bring another revelation, but when you want to learn more about a specific technique, medium or style, you can’t do better than to take a workshop. Start planning now. On the following pag
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Cauley’s Materials
Surface: Fredrix Red Label canvas Paint: Winsor & Newton Professional Acrylics Palette: “My palette features mostly reds, oranges and yellows, and of those, all are cadmium in composition,” says Cauley. “I rarely have any green on my palette and on
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A Lyric Sensibility
Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721) was the greatest French artist of his time and the immediate precursor of the Rococo movement that he inspired. He excelled at the genre he created, fête galante, in which figures posture elegantly in Arcadian setting
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Drawing A Three-dimensional Room
To begin, draw a floor plan on grid paper. Each square should represent one square foot. Place the furniture of your choice in the room using the grids to measure. Be sure to show where windows and doors are located. When complete, set your plan asid
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Forever Artists
Connie III pastel on board, 30x22 The unassuming manner, serenity of expression and everyday look of the model Connie incited me to paint her, resulting in Connie III. She posed for me more than once, and because she wasn’t sitting in a chair, getti
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illustration board sized with gesso • tracing paper• Saral transfer paper• tape• red colored pencil ⅛- to 1-inch synthetic flats • Cremnitz white• Mars black• raw umber• transparent earth yellow• Spanish earth• alizarin crimson• Winsor red• neutral t
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If You Can Dream It
Aristotle, some 2,000 years ago, expressed a realization that the human mind has the power to manifest into reality anything it can visualize in the imagination. He understood that our brains don’t know the difference between a real event or one that
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“The Spirit Of Ceasar In The Soul Of A Woman”
What is the relationship between an artist’s personal life and their work? “This fundamental question,” writes art historian Elizabeth Cropper, “must be asked by historians of all art and will never be answered definitively. But in the case of Artemi
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About The Show
The Artemisia exhibition at The National Gallery, in London, which includes newly discovered personal letters as well as paintings, closed on January 24, but the exhibition catalog, Artemisia (National Gallery, London) is currently available. Learn m
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Before picking up your brush, be attentive to your body. Think about the relationship of the following warm-up motions to the art you’ll soon be making. Do the movements that feel good and safe for you: HEAD: Slowly rotate your head clockwise and co
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Villains, Droids and Heroes
Cauley’s recent paintings of action figures are very different in approach from his portraits. Dubbed his Childhood Revisited series, they’re made in ink and tempera, using a resist process that creates a modest sense of form and a lively surface whi
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How Does Art Make The World A Better Place?
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A Legacy Of Courage
Living as we do in an age when people snap and share images of themselves and others as many times in a day as it pleases, it’s almost impossible to imagine the amount of fascination a painted portrait must have stirred—for those who could afford it—
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PRB Stylin’
For figure painters, the work of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a loose collection of mid-19th-century London artists, is bound to be a source of fascination. The group, comprising nine members, all of whom signed their work not only with their name
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Independent Study
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael drew the human body with an understanding of its workings from the inside out—as have thousands of artists since. Who better to teach this method than Robert Osti, who trained as a medical illustrator befor
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Seeing Black
The first thing you notice about the paintings of Fahamu Pecou is the color—bright eye-popping hues that set up a bold graphic backdrop for what is a very contemporary expression of Black male identity. In fact, Pecou spent a number of years designin
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Beyond Compare
When I was in art school, honing my technical skills in oil painting was one of my priorities. By my senior year, I’d developed a solid foundation to the point that I felt confident and accomplished as an oil painter. For the last semester I enrolled
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We Asked... You Answered
“The island of Santorini. To be surrounded by nothing but the bluest waters while sitting at an outdoor cafe having a cappuccino is the creative boost I totally need.” —CAT CARBONE “The Isle of Skye captivates and calls to me. Rugged misty mountains
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The 37th Annual Art Competition
Every year, Artists Magazine has the happy job of showcasing the exceptional art being made today by artists who deserve time in the spotlight. With the help of five distinguished art jurors, we have awarded three prizes and 10 honorable mentions in
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Surface Exploration
While on a visit to the Getty Museum, in Los Angeles, I came across a remarkable painting by a 21-year old artist. Despite its small size, the painted figure it depicted drew me in with its carefree expression of youthful optimism. The masterful work
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Art News
Opening an art gallery takes commitment, energy, vision and resources. A new venue focusing on marginalized Native American art faces additional challenges, especially when the launch occurs in the midst of a pandemic. Entrepreneur Dave Kimelberg, a
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Still Life: Painting On Copper
To demonstrate painting on a metal surface, I put together a still life with two Venetian masks and a small drawer filled with colorful bow ties. The masks are known as bauta, which the Venetians introduced in the 16th century. The clever constructio
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Declare Yourself
sometime between the end of one year and the beginning of the next, many of us decide to transform ourselves into an idealized state of perfection. The idea is inspiring—but the follow-through often ends in deep disappointment. The new year is a grea
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Snow Day
Who doesn’t love the look of freshly fallen snow? A good winter storm can turn even the most mundane scene into something spectacular to paint. The first time I bundled up and hauled my gear out in winter conditions, however, I learned just how chall
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Independent Study
Botanical Art Techniques: A Comprehensive Guide to Watercolor, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Vellum, Pen and Ink, Egg Tempera, Oils, Printmaking, and More (Timber Press), by the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), offers 400-plus pages of step
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