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Mastering Composition: Analyzing Art Books with Tracing Paper – Round 2

#452 How’s everyone doing? Huge thanks for all of the support as always! Welcome back for another exciting article with some extra video content. Today we are going to be looking at another great art book, of the Musée d’Orsay, and tracing the design concepts of five master paintings. You’ll even get high resolution scans...

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Absinthe: Murder, Mayhem, and Master Painters

#445 Hey everyone, welcome back to another inspiring article! Huge thanks for all of the support, I really appreciate everyone! Today we are going to take a look at something that seemed to mesmerize the master painters of the 1800’s. It’s a magical, black licorice tasting beverage called “Absinthe,” also known as “The Green Fairy.”
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Correcting Degas’ Painting Composition

#406 Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m finally up and moving about from my death bed (dang flu!). Seriously the most immobilizing thing I’ve ever been through, but I survived (cough cough). We’ve got a fun article today where we can see how even a master such as Edgar Degas can improve their painting composition. We’ll...

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Top 10 Free Books from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

#380 Today we have a great article full of free and amazing literature courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This was brought to my attention and knew I had to share it with everyone here. And it gets better! These are just my top 10 choices…my favorite artists and lots of examples of their
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Successful Painters that Don’t Draw Well

#378 As most artists do when they are learning, they turn to the masters for a shred of insight on technique and composition. Anything to help them get past their stumbling block. Well, today’s article might give you a glimpse of hope if you are wanting to paint or draw more. Even if you are a...

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Edgar Degas Quote #3

347 /365 We’ve got a great quote by Edgar Degas today. Nothing like looking back to the master painters for inspiration and guidance! With this being our third quote by Degas, let’s see if we can absorb even more words of wisdom from this amazing artist.

Hitler’s Nazi Museum of Stolen Paintings

308/365 What kind of a scumbag steals art from innocent people, then hangs it in his own personal museum? Only Hitler would do such a thing! Or at least that was his plan until the war increased it’s tempo. Learn about his plans to create his own museum, and see some of the paintings which...

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Classical vs. Romantic Artistic Style

302/365 Would you consider your art Classical or Romantic? Do you know the difference between the two? I’m not referring to that date you went on last week. You can have a romantic, candlelit dinner, but a classical one might be a little…weird. I’m referring to the approach, or style of your art. Let’s learn more...

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Edgar Degas Quote #2

290/365 We’ve got a great quote by Degas today! As I’ve mentioned in the past, these quotes are great for inspiration and giving us a look at the artist who truly passionate about their work and didn’t stop from sharing it with others.

How to Spot Design Clues in a Museum

283/365 So just how do you spot a designed painting within a museum? What clues can  you look for? Well, most paintings from the late 1800’s and earlier have some sort of design within them…whether it be built with a grid, ellipses, gamut, or arabesques. Without getting deep into analyzing a painting, there are very...

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