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Untitled, (detail), 1969, oil on canvas by Roger Corcoran (b.1943), © Royal College of Art, photo credit: Royal College of Art

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Photo credit: The National Gallery, London

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Art Matters podcast: artists’ love for the colouriest colours

On this episode, we speak with artist Stuart Semple (creator of the 'pinkest pink' and 'mattest, flattest, black') about artists’ love of colour.

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Photo credit: The National Gallery, London

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Hypnotic and serene: Art UK’s only Gustav Klimt painting

Rozali Abou Chakra considers Klimt's portrait of Hermine Gallia.

Marchesa Casati, sculpture by Jacob Epstein (1880–1959), © the artist’s estate, photo credit: Southend Museums Services

sculpture by Jacob Epstein (1880–1959)
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And we're off! Art UK's sculpture photography begins

We started on our journey by photographing Jacob Epstein's bust of the eccentric Marchesa Casati.

Help for Heroes Wall Hanging, 2011, embroidery by three former soldier inmates of HM Prison Wandsworth, © Fine Cell Work, photo credit: Fine Cell Work

2011, embroidery by three former soldier inmates of HM Prison Wandsworth
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Created in Conflict: British soldier art from the Crimean War to today

A closer look at pieces in Compton Verney’s current exhibition.

Cobalt Blue Teacup and Saucer, 2003–2004, oil on canvas by Kerry Harker (b.1971), © the artist, photo credit: Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award

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Photo credit: Christ Church, University of Oxford

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Why are artists infatuated with red hair?

Rachael Gibson, freelance hair editor behind the Instagram account @thehairhistorian, looks at the complex case of the redhead in art.

Tony Ellwood, photo credit: image courtesy of Tony Ellwood

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International wish list: Tony Ellwood, Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, chooses...

If you could take any painting, which one would you choose?

Photo credit: Lakeland Arts Trust

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Bridget Riley: top of the Ops

Delve into the life story of one of Britain’s leading artists, the pioneer of Op Art.

Photo credit: Royal Shakespeare Company Collection

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Love, jealousy, deceit: exploring Shakespeare's Othello in art

For the Bard's birthday, we look at paintings relating to his groundbreaking tragedy.

© the Sandra Blow estate partnership. All rights reserved, DACS 2017, Photo credit: Arts Council Collection

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Sandra Blow (1925–2006)

The artist suffered scarlet fever as a child, and spent her weekends painting at her grandparents' farm.

© Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales, Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

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Buy Kyffin Williams prints

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Welsh painters' birth, we have featured a selection of striking prints, each matched to a paint colour. Profits support Art UK collections.

© The Lowry Collection, Salford. Photo credit: The L. S. Lowry Collection

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Head of a Young Man in Cap

The sharp features of this man have been captured in this pencil drawing by the famous Manchester artist.

Photo credit: Shipley Art Gallery

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Shipley Art Gallery

The collection mainly consists of the bequest of solicitor Joseph Shipley in 1909, featuring Dutch, Flemish and Victorian paintings.

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