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Artists & Illustrators Summer 2016

Artists & Illustrators is the UK’s best-selling magazine for artists and art lovers, providing advice and inspiration every month. Published for almost 25 years, each issue of Artists & Illustrators contains a colourful palette of profiles and features, together with valuable practical ideas, expert technical advice and useful product tests. Whether you favour oils or watercolours, portraits or landscapes, abstract art or botanical illustration, Artists & Illustrators brings a refreshing blend of creativity and advice every four weeks throughout the year.

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what do we really know about vincent van gogh?

Which artist’s life would you like to see depicted on the big screen? JMW Turner, Edvard Munch and Frida Kahlo have all been reimagined for the movies, but entertaining as the Hollywood art biopic can be, there always seems to be something missing – the paintings. Too often the drama and pain of the artist’s story puts their work in the back seat. Few painters can lay claim to the drama and anguish experienced by Vincent van Gogh, and so when I heard yet another film about the red-bearded master was being made, I felt a sense of dread. Taking matters into my own hands, I visited the film’s studio in person, and was amazed by what I found. Loving Vincent is set to be the first ‘fully-painted feature film’, which means…

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your letters

IPAD ART RE: Your Letters, Issue 366 Having read your letters page in the July issue, I am sending two examples of work from my iPad. The picture of Trentham Lake (left) is on show in the Open Exhibition of the Newcastle-under-Lyme Museum and Art Gallery. It was done with the Procreate app then printed using my printer and 160gsm paper for colour printing. The drawing of Criccieth beach (pictured above right) in North Wales was created using the ArtRage app and printed at home on 190gsm Bockingford inkjet watercolour paper. I would welcome more advice in your excellent magazine. Many thanks and kind regards. Anthea Bond, via email Since visiting David Hockney’s exhibition I also have been using my iPad and would very much appreciate articles on this art. I mostly use the Art Set app…

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generation art

I have drawn and painted for as long as I can remember, mainly for the joy of it but occasionally exhibiting and selling my work. As a child my uncle worked for Winsor & Newton and each year on my birthday I would receive a box of paints. I still have two small oil paintings I did when I was 10 years old. Now, whenever my grandchildren come over, they retreat to my studio and use my materials. When several years ago I asked my granddaughter: “would you like to be an artist when you grow up?” she answered: “I am an artist,” which made perfect sense. Having been sick over the past year I have not had the energy to paint. But with the help of Artists & Illustrators I…

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summer blockbusters

Picasso Linocuts from the British Museum Linocuts form a fairly small part of Picasso’s work as a printmaker, however some of his most outstanding compositions were produced using this method in a short burst of activity between 1958 and 1963. It was a combination of moving too far away from the printmakers who produced his etching and lithographs and curiosity, which drove him, at 78, to experiment further with the technique. The show will include the ‘Jacqueline Reading’ series, depicting his wife and muse. The prints capture the process of linocutting that Picasso developed, which involved cutting, printing and cleaning just one piece of lino over and over again to gradually build up an image and create the finished article. This dispensed with the need to cut a separate block for each…

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top 3 outdoor art events

Pintar Rapido Sign up for a plein air speed-painting challenge in London this summer. Pintar Rapido calls on artists to work against the clock, and select a part of the city to put to canvas in the open air. The finished artworks must be handed in on the day of the event (16 July), to be hung in the exhibition at the Chelsea Old Town Hall. First prize is £1,000. 16-17 July, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London Art in Action The last ever Art in Action takes place this year to coincide with the event’s 40th anniversary. The festival is loved by amateur and professional artists alike, offering a mix of workshops and practical art classes. More than 400 artists, performers and musicians will be taking part, including our own columnist Laura Boswell.…

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win a vip visit to the ra

Celebrate the arrival of summer with the show that’s marked the start of the art world’s summer season for almost 250 years. The Royal Academy’s 2016 Summer Exhibition continues the tradition of showcasing a kaleidoscope of artwork from painting and photography to printmaking and film. Leading British sculptor Richard Wilson RA coordinates this year’s hang, which he says will be “unpredictable, stimulating and startling.” Summer Exhibition sponsored by Insight Investment. THE PRIZE We’ve teamed up with the RA to offer one lucky winner and their guest a VIP art weekend, including tickets to the exhibition, an overnight stay and full English breakfast at The Stafford London – a five star hotel tucked away in the heart of St James’s – plus the exhibition catalogue for you to take home. HOW TO ENTER For your…