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Architecture. 40 Free Tutorials on Advanced Drawing Techniques. 6 minutes of pure wonder. Buy Posters, Art Prints and Art Posters at Art Materials. Discount Art - Artist Materials and Art Supplies. Artist index - A. The world leader in Art market information. Kunsthandel. Figure drawing, portraits and life studies. John Wonnacott. Richard Stone, Royal Portrait Painter. Web Gallery of Art, image collection, virtual museum, searchable database of European fine arts (1000-1850) PLANS: materials list. How to Make Your Own Stretcher Bars for a Stretched Canvas Painting. Today I’m going to take you through the process that I use to make my canvases.

How to Make Your Own Stretcher Bars for a Stretched Canvas Painting

As I’ve mentioned in an earlier article on improving compositions, choosing the correct size and crop of your artwork is extremely important. If you’re a painter, the only way to really do that is to stretch your own canvas to the shape and size you want. I use materials and tools that anyone can find at their local hardware store, and often make large canvases for a tiny fraction of the price that it would cost me to buy them already made. The inner frame, or structure, of every canvas I create is made out of 1×2 wood, and quarter-round trim. Once I’ve decided on the size that I want my canvas to be, I cut four pieces of 1x2s (one for each side of the canvas), with a forty-five degree angle at each end. You can use a miter box and hand saw, or power tools—either way works just fine. One cut of the saw actually creates an entire corner, as you can see in the picture to the left.

Tate Collection: British art and international modern and contemporary art. The National Gallery, London: Western European painting 1250–1900. Learn to draw. Books: Lichtenstein. In the late 50s and 60s, American painter Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) became one of the most important exponents of Pop Art - that movement which transformed products of mass consumption and the entertainment industry into subjects for art.

Books: Lichtenstein

This apotheosis of banal, everyday objects simultaneously constituted a criticism of the traditional elitist understanding of art. Almost alone among artists, Lichtenstein pursued the question of how an image becomes a work of art. Wholly in keeping with the spirit of the Classical Modern, he held that it was not the "rank" of the picture’s subject that lends the picture its artistic character, but rather the artist’s formal treatment of it. To Lichtenstein, however, this position seemed far too broad to be seriously pursued. Developed in the early 60s, Lichtenstein’s grid technique, with its allusion to the mass-production of graphic art, allowed the painter to give vent to his own artistic scepticism. Own a piece of aviation history.

The Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci Sequence. The Golden ratio is a special ratio. Phi (lowercase) is used to refer to this ratio, and the value is , which is approximately 1.618. The uppercase phi ( ) is used for the reciprocal of the golden ratio, which is 1/ Phi can be expressed using a line segment. Many designs – used in buildings, sculptures and paintings use the Golden Ratio for their dimensions. For example, the Parthenon uses the golden ratio for its construction. Another example is the Mona Lisa painting.

Art in the - An introduction to art history. Contemporary Modern Paintings. Picasso in Parijs, 1900-1907. DAVID HOCKNEY: GALLERIES.