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The Great Connectivity of this Planet

Best-Art-Teacher-in-Melbourne-Australia https://ellenmichelartschool.com.au/art-classes-online/ Continuing on with  exploring the idea of connectivity and the language which we find to connect to things that we presume to have no language of communication....

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Creating a Studio or Artist Space

Creating a Studio or Artist Space

  The first question to ask yourself – is a dedicated, separate studio necessary? While a separate building or room may not be necessary or even possible, if you are taking your art seriously you at least need a dedicated artist space. You need a personal space that...

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Colour

Colour

Isaac Newton in the 17th/18th century deduced that sunlight is made up of the ‘spectrum’, a term referring to the components of white light. The components of sunlight can be seen when its wave length is separated (through refraction) by a glass prism. The result is a rainbow with ‘seven’ colours, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet

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Portraiture

Portraiture

The announcement of the 2013 winner of the Archibald Prize led me to ask the question – what is portraiture? The artworks making up the finalists for that year seemed to differ quite dramatically, so what defines a portrait? Taking things back to basics, portraiture...

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Hillside in Provence 1886-1890 by Paul Cezanne

Hillside in Provence 1886-1890 by Paul Cezanne

Finally, we grasp the true feeling Cezanne wants us to take from the statement he makes. It is a fusion of nature and the self. It is a steady ordeal, search and meditation to grow as an artist, examining how marks on a canvas can reflect something more than the naked eye can see at first glance

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What is Impressionism? The Basics

What is Impressionism? The Basics

  If  like me you struggle to make sense of all the different styles of painting,  let's take things back to basics. Starting with Impressionism, what is it and what sets it apart from other styles? Impressionism, is an art movement that began with a group of Paris...

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