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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
Art + Science
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Art + Science was developed by the Art Institute of Chicago to support dialogue and collaboration between art and science teachers at the middle school level, with the ultimate goal of inspiring art...
Art + Science
Printmaking Technique: Etching Illustration 3
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The paper is placed over the plate and run through a strong press that pushes the paper into the grooves to make the impression. Printing was done either by specialty establishments or by artists...
Printmaking Technique: Etching Illustration 3
Printmaking Technique: Etching Illustration 2
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Afterward, ink is applied into the grooves and the surface of the plate is wiped clean, so that the grooves are the only areas still holding ink.
Process image created by Matt Stolle and...
Printmaking Technique: Etching Illustration 2
Printmaking Technique: Etching Illustration 1
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Etchings are made by spreading a thin layer of wax on a copper plate; the artist then draws the design with a thin needle, which moves easily through the wax to expose the copper surface below. The...
Printmaking Technique: Etching Illustration 1
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
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