June 24, 2018

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The 5 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

In May 2018, the famous Sotheby’s New York auction house broke its own record for the most expensive painting ever sold at auction with the sale of a Modigliani nude for $157 million. But that is not even close to the highest price paid for a painting! Here’s a closer look at the valuable paintings Read more about The 5 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold[…]

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Face and Body Painting in History and Culture

In today’s modern society, face painting and body painting is usually associated with gaudy Las Vegas shows, Mardi Gras parades, Halloween costumes, high-flying circus performers and indigenous tribes highlighted in magazines like National Geographic. But did you know that face painting and body painting has a long, storied history that stretches back thousands of years, Read more about Face and Body Painting in History and Culture[…]

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The Top 8 Greatest Painters of All Time

Many of the greatest painters of all time are so famous that they are almost as recognizable as the most iconic celebrities of our current era. And, indeed, many of the historic painters listed below – like Dali and Picasso – were celebrities in their own era. Others of the great painters below helped to Read more about The Top 8 Greatest Painters of All Time[…]

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How To Effectively Clean Your Paint Brushes After Oil Painting

If you are looking to preserve your paintbrushes for long-term use, you’ll need to pay attention to the finer points of paintbrush cleaning. If you let the oil paint dry on your brushes, you’ll have a harder time later, so it’s best to set up a process by which you get used to cleaning them Read more about How To Effectively Clean Your Paint Brushes After Oil Painting[…]

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How To Best Use Fine Detail Brushes For Acrylic or Oil Painting

As a beginner, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out precisely the right brushes that you will need for acrylic or oil painting. That’s especially the case when it comes to fine detail painting. For example, within the detail paint brush set offered by Art Accelerators, there are 12 different brushes, each with a Read more about How To Best Use Fine Detail Brushes For Acrylic or Oil Painting[…]

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Why Use Oil Paint Instead of Acrylic Paint?

We are asked this question all too often, so it’s time to break down the pros and cons of each side.   1.) Oil Paint Drys Slower. This gives the artist more time to paint and not feel rushed. It could take days or even weeks for oil paint to fully dry. Acrylics will be Read more about Why Use Oil Paint Instead of Acrylic Paint?[…]

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The Origins of Oil Paint

The beginnings of oil paint are shrouded in mystery. As some inventions tend to live on beyond the memory of the inventor, oil paint’s inventor – as well as the century and country of origin – is lost to our modern world. The Origin of Paint as an Art Medium Historians place the origin of Read more about The Origins of Oil Paint[…]

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