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

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

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

Article: Illuminated Manuscripts

Arguably one of the most beautiful art forms, creating illuminated manuscripts was (and is) a time consuming labor of love. Unfortunately many Medieval and Renaissance books have been cut up so that the art could be collected by itself, but fortunately there are a number of complete volumes that still survive. In this article, the... Continue Reading →

Website: The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum has a great many excellent online resources, and their collections are very easy to search. I highly suggest their site if you have a project that requires you to look for art by type. For example, they have links to architecture resources, books, furniture, glass, print, and many, many other... Continue Reading →

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