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  • Mesmerizing Mosaics! Mosaic Techniques with Artist Alison Pierse

    By October 13, 2020

    Let’s talk tiles! Come on a journey to explore mosaic techniques and terminology with artist and tutor Alison Pierse. If you don’t know your vermiculatum from your regulatum, then this is for you! Mosaics are a popular art...

  • Art History 101: Self-Portraits You Should Know

    By October 11, 2020

    Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Self-portraits are closely tied with the existence of mirrors. Although mirrors have existed since antiquity, during the renaissance cheaper and better mirrors made in Venice came onto...

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    Post-Impressionism: Artists, Paintings, and Everything You Need to Know

    By September 26, 2020

    The term “Post-Impressionism” combines the oeuvre of many artists. In this article, we will tell you about four prominent masters who are most associated with the art movement – Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, and Paul...

  • Damien Hirst, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable Damien Hirst, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable

    Artists and Their Myths

    By September 7, 2020

    Sometimes, the story that is attached to an artist is as important as their craft. Let’s take a look at artists and the myths that are related to them. Though many think of myth as a fictional story,...

  • A couple sketching a view of nature, by John Singer Sargent A couple sketching a view of nature, by John Singer Sargent

    Back to School: The Great Art History 101

    By September 5, 2020

    Welcome to Art History 101! Here we’ll get to “oh“ and “ah” over iconic art that has shaped human ideas and thinking for centuries as we travel through artistic periods and wonderful works of art. But, wait! What...

  • Contrapposto 101 – It’s All in the Pose

    By August 31, 2020

    If you are taking an introductory art history course in school this semester, you’ll soon be talking a lot about contrapposto. I remember hearing this term constantly when I was a freshman art history student. (Good times!) So,...

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    The Italian Renaissance: A Brief Guide

    By August 22, 2020

    To the general public, the Italian Renaissance is the pinnacle of art history. More than five hundred years on, it’s still the subject of blockbuster exhibitions and record auction prices all over the world. Many people consider this...

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