Video: How Was It Made? Silk Painting

Paintings don't have to be done on a canvas. Wood, fiberboard, and even silk are options when creating amazing works of art. This video from the Victoria and Albert Museum shows how a silk painting was made by recreating a historical Chinese work. link to How Was It Made? Silk Painting

Article: Refashioning the Lavoisiers

For those studying 18th Century painting, this article showcases how the culture influenced the art. Specifically, the article focuses on a particular painting of Jacques Louis David, and it presents a forensic examination of its makeup and history. link to Refashioning the Lavoisiers

Video: How Was It Made? Micromosaics

When most of us think about mosaic art, we probably imagine something fairly large. Micromosaics take the mosaic artform and miniaturize it. In this video from the Victoria and Albert Museum, you can see how a micromosaic is made as they recreate a historical example. link to How Was It Made? Micromosaics

Website: Architectural Digest

Are you researching an architectural topic (particularly a contemporary one)? If so, you may find something interesting on the website of Architectural Digest. Their search function can be a little awkward, so you may have to do a bit of a manual search. Their articles may be a little hard to find, but they are... Continue Reading →

Website: My Modern Met

This website has so much information that it can get a little overwhelming, but luckily it also has a really effective search function. If you are looking for anything from humanities to art history to artistic techniques, My Modern Met may have what you need. link to My Modern Met

Video: In Search of Forgotten Colors

Many artistic techniques of the past have unfortunately been lost to history. This video from the Victoria and Albert Museum details the quest of a 5th generation Japanese dye maker to recapture the colors of the past. link to In Search of Forgotten Colors

Website: Rise Art-Art Guides

Rise Art offers works of art for sale, but the guide side of the website provides information on art basics, art history, and art news. It's a good place to find out more about composition, and it has up to date information on a number of artistic topics. link to Rise Art-Art Guides

Article: British Library-The Middle Ages

The British Library is an excellent source in general, and their Middle Ages project gives a good amount of information on the period--primarily though a look at a number of illuminated manuscripts. Links are provided to multiple articles, and you can view a number of interesting items (with descriptions from their collection. This is part... Continue Reading →

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