The Basics About Prints, Editions, and Multiples

Starting a collection would require a lot of knowledge on everything you’ll find in the market. Even in huge collections, versatility among media and artists stands out. A lot of collectors still go for prints or multiples and most begin through this. But what are prints? What are multiples and what makes editions still so valuable? (More…)

5 ways to lay out your painting palette.

There are no hard and fast rules to laying out your oil paints and over time you will each have your own way of doing this, that best suits your own style of painting. But if you are a beginner it is a good idea to have a system because then you can paint without thinking just like driving a car, it becomes an automatic action. (More …)

The Louvre just put its entire art collection online.

There is nothing like spending a rainy afternoon at a museum, soaking in the beauty and wonder of art and history. Now the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, is letting you do that right from home.

The French museum has released an online platform featuring all of the museum’s artworks, consisting of more than 480,000 pieces. Art lovers and researchers alike will now be able to view the entire Louvre collection online for free. (Read more…)

Artists Materials – Review of Medieval Italian and Russian Tempera Painting Technique – Natural Pigments

The technique followed by painters in medieval Western Europe to prepare and paint tempera panels and that used by painters in Russia of the same period are closely allied. However, there are some differences in the process from the preparation of the panel to the final varnish. These differences are interesting to note and can provide some insight into the technique and process used by the earliest Byzantine artists to make panel paintings. (Read more…)