Artist of the Week: Gyula Benczúr

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The painter Gyula Benczúr was born on the 28th January 1844 in Nyíregyháza and died on the 16th July 1920 in what is nowadays known as Szécsény. He was and still is one of the most successful and technically gifted Hungarian artists. Nowadays, we would describe him as a history painter. Already in his early […]

Realism and Photorealism

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In this article, you´ll learn more about the difference between realism and photorealism Quite often, a painting that creates a sense of light, shadow, and shape, or in short, a three-dimensional effect, is defined as “photorealistic.” However, artworks painted in an academic style are by no means photorealistic. A realistic painter seeks to portray the […]

Artist of the week: Lawrence Alma-Tadema

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema was born on 8 January 1836 in the Netherlands and died in Wiesbaden in 1912. He was a representative of the Academic Realism and was very well-known for his paintings, which mainly represented the ancient world.  The exhibition “Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity” is taking place from July 7th until October 29th, 2017 in the Leighton […]

Is art really a matter of taste?

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When we look at an impressive painting or watch an amazing movie or listen to a really good song we often say: “That’s real art!” Is art a matter of taste? Because the other half of the population is probably going to say: “That’s not art!” while looking at something they do not understand or […]

How can I make money with my art?

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How can you make money with your art? Who wants to work as a professional full-time artist must be able to earn enough money with his/her artworks to pay the bills. But how is that possible? How can you make money from your drawings and paintings? This is a very common question, that people who […]

Online Course vs. Academy

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If you want to learn how to paint and draw, you need to use the existing learning resources. Online course or art academy? Those, who are looking for an answer on the internet, will sooner or later find an offer for an online course. But what distinguishes an online course from an art academy? What […]

Portrait drawing

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Portrait drawing is one of the most popular and, at the same time, difficult art disciplines. The possibility to reproduce the image of a person with pencil, charcoal or paint on a two-dimensional surface fascinates artists since the beginning of time. But how do you learn to draw a portrait? If you go to an […]

Do I need a student visa for Germany?

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Basically, every foreigner who wants to work or study in Germany needs a visa. Exceptions are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, the Slovakia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary and Cyprus. If you come […]

Comparative method

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Using the Sight-Size method, the artist draws the subject in the same size as he/she sees it, whereas, the comparative method allows the artist to make the subject smaller or bigger. Although it may be more difficult to get an accurate drawing, this method is much more flexible than the Sight-Size method. You can choose […]

Is art still considered a profession nowadays?

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The reality with which nowadays most, if not every artist, is confronted when trying to make a living selling their art is, in the best scenario, disbelief, and in the worst one, mockery. Is art still considered a profession nowadays? We live in a meritocracy based on commercial success. Each and every person is just […]