How to Understand Romanesque Art

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Romanesque art, as a definitive style, emerged around the year 1000 and lasted until about 1150 in France, Italy, Britain and the German fiefdoms. The name literally means "in...

How to View a Landscape Painting Critically

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Decorative landscapes used simply to enhance portraits were popular in 15th-century Italian painting and 18th-century English and French figure painting. Landscape painting came into its own during the 16th...

How to Make an Exposing Frame for Silk Screen Printing With Photo Emulsion

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Using photo emulsion is the best way to transfer art to a silkscreen for printing. Here's how to make a simple contact unit to expose your image onto the...

How to Design a Multiple-Color Stencil for Silk Screen Printing

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A stencil is what the art on a silk screen is called when it's ready for printing. To print more than one color, you need to think of each...

How to Use Watercolors to Paint Holiday Cards

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Use watercolors to paint your own holiday greeting cards. The varied effects you can achieve by using watercolors will help you create truly sensational cards. Steps:

How to Choose a Drawing Pencil

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Select a drawing pencil that's suitable for your sketching project. Steps: Take a trip to the local art store and try several...

How to Choose Art for Your Kitchen

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A kitchen is a public space - notice how at a dinner party everyone ends up there? - but it's not as formal as a dining room or parlor....

How to Do Street Painting

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An Italian tradition since the 16th century, street painting is enjoying a rebirth throughout Europe and the United States. Festivals celebrating the art have taken place from Italy to...

Cut a Picture Frame Mat

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A mat is what gives art a finished look. It creates a "frame" inside the frame. Steps: Decide how much of a...

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