Commonly asked Questions for beginner Artists

Do I really need to know how to draw? If you were to attend a university, you would spend a year or two learning to draw before you touched paint. Learning to draw correctly is part of teaching your eye and your hand to work together. How often have you wanted to draw something and then it looks totally different. Learning to simplify every image in basic shapes and drawing...
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Free online Art Lessons and Video Tutorials

LifeART School is now also offering FREE online Art Lessons and Video Tutorials. Tutorials are available on: Basic Drawing Techniques Art Techniques for Dummies Portrait Painting for Dummies How to be good with Colour Basic Composition for Dummies Abstract Art Tips for Dummies Monoprints for Dummies Video Tutorials
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The Expressionists revolted against Impressionism

The Expressionists revolted against Impressionism, with its faithfulness to rendering nature as it appeared, a view expressed by Austrian writer Hermann Bahr, who stated, “Impressionism is the falling away of man from spirit. Impressionism is man lowered to the position of a gramophone record of the outer world.”1 The Expressionists’ goal was to depict the world as it felt visc...
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Why do artists paint naked women?

Why do artists paint naked women? How come they always paint naked women and not men? Whenever they paint a man, they cover their crotch with a sheet or something but when they paint a women, they paint everything? I know it's not always like this but for the most part it seems to be the way to go. What's up with that? The Nude spans the entire history of Western art. It b...
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