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Introduction: Vuillard's Foliage - Oak Tree and Fruit Seller
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An introduction to Vuillard's large-scale interior decorations and his exploration of the challenging distemper medium.
Related Story: VIEW Related Abstract Works
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Related Story: VIEW Related Abstract Works
Audio Lecture: Artists Connect: Georgina Valverde Connects with a Talismanic Textile
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Georgina Valverde discusses her work and the inspiration she draws from the Art Institute's collection. Inscribed with text from the Quran and encoded with significant geometric patterns, the ...
Audio Lecture: Artists Connect: Georgina Valverde Connects with a Talismanic Textile
Family Activity: Design a Robe!
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Chinese silk robes often used pictures to reflect the wearer's status and personality. Use symbols to design a robe that reflects who you are.
Materials
  • robe template
  • paper...
Family Activity: Design a Robe!
Diagram: Man's Jifu
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This interactive diagram highlights different motifs found on the Man's Jifu.
Diagram: <em>Man's Jifu</em>
Detail: Rewetting and scraping
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To create The Watcher, Tynemouth, Homer first painted the ocean in broad green and blue washes mixed with red. Once these were dry, he applied brushstrokes of clean water to suggest the foam...
Video: Chalk Resist
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See another Prout's Neck watercolor in which Homer made extensive use of chalk resist.
National Gallery...
Video: Chalk Resist
Video Demonstration: Wet Scraping
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Aaron Penley, the author of a popular nineteenth-century watercolor manual, explained how to recover light areas from dry washes: “One can readily take out lights, either sharp and decided, with the...
Video Demonstration: Wet Scraping
Detail: Textural effects with opaque white watercolor
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In Flamborough Head, England Homer exploited his materials to create a composition rich in contrast and description. The artist chose a soft graphite pencil to accentuate the texture of the...
Tool: "Chinese White"
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"Chinese White" is the proprietary name given to the...
Tool: "Chinese White"
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