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The Difference Between Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor Paint

Painting is one of the oldest art expressions and undoubtedly the most popular one. Painting is also the main character in almost every exhibition, whether if its an historical art show or about contemporary art. However, when seeing a painting it is usually a bit difficult to recognize which technique is painting with, at least at a first glance. Here are some basic characteristics to know more about the difference between oil, acrylic and watercolor paint.

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Marc Breslin. The Mimesis in Painting

For American artist Marc Breslin (New York , 1983), painting is a space of oportunity to explore the confluences of different times and spaces. It is the space to create “shared encounters both art historically and personally. I like to think towards our current history in a manner similar to storytelling.”

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What is Mimesis in Art?

Mimesis is one of the most ancient concepts in art history at least in the West. Although we still use it in order to define what is art and what it is the difference with nature, mimesis is a very ambiguos and misunderstood notion that has give shape to our ways of seeing and giving value to artworks. In the 21st Century, is it still posible to talk about mimesis?

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Still Life in Art: Why It is So Important?

Still Life has been one of the most popular genres through the art history. Since the ancient times, there are some representations related with it is also called “nature morte”. But what is “still life” and why has been so important and relevant to the point that even modern and contemporary art has explore the formal and conceptural characteristics of this art genre?

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Art and Pornography. Why Does Pornhub Flirt With Art?

By Abel Cervantes

Last week the porn platform Pornhub launched an interactive museum guide with more than 120 pieces showing naked bodies. Pornhub’s question is this: can you consider some erotic art pieces? What happens if, to affirm it, we endow them with movement? The former porn actress and ex-wife of Jeff Koons, Cicciolina, was in charge of “curating” the virtual exhibition.

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50 Years: Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?

It was 1971 when art historian Linda Nochlin (Brooklyn, 1931 – Manhattan, 2017) shooke the art world with a shocking question: Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? 2021 marks the 50 anniversary of this essay which was—and still is— a watershed for Art History and Feminism studies. But is that really the question we should be asking?  Is it a relevant question even for today?

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