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Video: Coin Production in the Roman World
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Coins were made of pieces of gold, silver, or bronze, known as blanks, which were cast or cut to specific weights. To make a coin, a blank was sandwiched between a pair of dies with engraved designs...
Video: Coin Production in the Roman World
Video: Infrared Photography
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See another example of infrared photography that reveals minimal underdrawing.
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Video: Infrared Photography
Video Demonstration: Rewetting and Scraping
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Here, the artist demonstrates how Homer would have created the yellow wildflowers seen in North Woods Club, Adirondacks (The Interrupted Tete-a-Tete) by wetting and scraping away green...
Video Demonstration: Rewetting and Scraping
Video Demonstration: Sanding
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English watercolor artists of Homer’s era commonly used sandpaper as a reductive tool. One popular authority wrote that, when “carefully employed,” it “is one of the most successful ways by which...
Video Demonstration: Sanding
Video Demonstration: Wet-on-Wet
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Painting wet-on-wet involves introducing a new wash into one that is still wet, allowing colors to run and blend without solid boundaries. Complete control is impossible, but the unpredictable...
Video Demonstration: Wet-on-Wet
Video Demonstration: Laying a Flat Wash
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Laying a flat wash is a fundamental technique for depicting sky and water in a landscape painting. After crossing the length of the sheet with her brush, which is loaded with color, the painter...
Video Demonstration: Laying a Flat Wash
Video: Making Ancient and Byzantine Mosaics
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There's more to mosaics than meets the eye. The design and arrangement of hundreds or thousands of tesserae (stone or glass cubes) was a complex process involving meticulous planning. However, before...
Video: Making Ancient and Byzantine Mosaics
Video: Ancient and Byzantine Mosaic Materials
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In the ancient Mediterranean world, the earliest-known mosaics, which date to the 8th century B.C., were made of large, water-smoothed pebbles arranged in geometric patterns. Over time, they were...
Video: Ancient and Byzantine Mosaic Materials
Video: Chalk Resist
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See another Prout's Neck watercolor in which Homer made extensive use of chalk resist.
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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

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