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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
Experience the water and sun of the Bahamas in this watercolor of a boy looking for coral.
Video: Homer's <em>The Water Fan</em>
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
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
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
A look at the changing views on children and childrearing in the 1880s and Cassatt's increasing interest in painting children and their caregivers.
Video: Cassatt and Children
Ellsworth Kelly's White Curve was conceived specifically for the Modern Wing's new Pritzker Garden. Made of painted aluminum and 54 feet in length, this monumental sculpture is the largest...
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
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
While the Art Institute of Chicago's ancient and Byzantine collection was off view during the construction of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, numerous...
Video: Conserving Ancient and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
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