August 29, 2023

Four Online Painting Classes Will Make You Want to Pick Up a Brush and Find Your Inner Artist

Whether you want to paint like an Old Master or find a way to express yourself, there's nothing more satisfying than creating a painting. Working with acrylics is a great starting point because they are affordable, versatile, and long-lasting. So, it's no wonder that My Modern Met Academy's online painting classes focus on this medium. All four painting courses on our e-learning platform show how acrylics can be used to great effect.

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August 7, 2023

David Hockney’s Portrait of Harry Styles Will Exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery

When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, life came to a standstill as closures effectively shut down the world. That included the National Portrait Gallery's David Hockney exhibit, which had only been open for 20 days. Now, the London Museum is restaging David Hockney: Drawing from Life, and expanding it to include 33 recent portraits. Among the new entries is a delightful portrait of Harry Styles, which Hockney painted in spring 2022.

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July 14, 2023

Artist Recreates 18th-Century Romantic “Lover’s Eyes” Tradition by Painting Eyes on Vintage Plates

In the late 1700s, a romantic trend swept through wealthy families in England, Europe, and even America. Called “lover's eyes,” or “eye miniatures,” these small paintings were commissioned to depict the eye or eyes of spouses, loved ones, and children. While during the Georgian period (1700s to early 1800s) they were worn as accessories like bracelets and pendants, contemporary artist Susannah Carson is reimagining this art form.

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