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Related Story: WATCH Henri Matisse’s Bathers by a River Installed in the Modern Wing
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Watch as Henri Matisse’s masterpiece Bathers by a River is moved to its new home in the Modern Wing.
Related Story: WATCH Henri Matisse’s <em>Bathers by a River</em> Installed in the Modern Wing
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 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: Using the Online Scholarly Catalogue
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The Online Scholarly Catalogue produced by the Art Institute of Chicago with funding from The Getty Foundation represents an innovative approach to publishing primary art historical research using...
Video Demonstration: Using the Online Scholarly Catalogue
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
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 Lecture: Chuck Close, part 1
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Artist Chuck Close discusses his life, art, and the creative process with biographer Christopher Finch.
Video Lecture: Chuck Close, part 1
Video Lecture: Chuck Close, part 2
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Artist Chuck Close discusses his life, art, and the creative process with biographer Christopher Finch.
Video Lecture: Chuck Close, part 2
Video Postcard: Paris Street; Rainy Day (1877)
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Gloria Groom, David and Mary Winton Green Senior Curator of 19th-Century European Painting and Sculpture, takes you on a detailed tour of one of Caillebotte's masterpieces.
Video Postcard: <em>Paris Street; Rainy Day</em> (1877)
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