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What is Impressionism? Tracing the evolution of a radical movement

Discover the history and origins behind the radical movement of Impressionism.

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What is a painting?

Paintings aren’t just a splash of paint here, a squiggly line there. Let’s take a look at the history, application and varying mediums of fine art paintings.

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What is Abstract Expressionism?

We take a closer look at the Abstract Expressionism movement and explore how it has shaped contemporary art today.

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The short but influential life of Jean-Michel Basquiat

The truly unique quality of his work, the themes he communicated and his romantic rags to riches story continues to attract intrigue from art world giants and art lovers across the world.

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What makes a Warhol? Your guide to screenprinting

Screenprinting is a complex artform that involves much preparation, a creative eye, precision, and lots of patience.

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10 things you might not know about Frida Kahlo

We take a closer look at the story behind a truly iconic artist and how her fascinating yet tragic life makes her work all the more meaningful.

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Portraiture: more than just a pretty face

Portraits portray more than just the likeness of a person.

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4 photography trends for 2023: by Richard Kalman

"It’s exciting when contemporary photographers look to the history of photography for inspiration, whether that’s technique, process, style, subject matter - there’s really a lot of inspiration to be had, if you know where to look."

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Surrealism: embrace the weird

Surrealism, the art movement that explored the deepest and darkest inner workings of the subconscious. Deep-dive into the mind.

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What’s the difference between modern and contemporary art?

Chances are, you’ve used the word ‘modern’ to mean ‘contemporary’ and ‘contemporary’ to mean ‘modern’. Potato-potarto, eh? Well, when it comes to art, it’s more like potato-tomato.

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Your ultimate art history guide. From the rise of abstract art to Monet’s impressionist landscapes, learn more about the personalities, ideas and styles throughout art history.