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Arthur and Aegle in the Happy Valley, (detail), 1849, oil on canvas by John Martin (1789–1854), Laing Art Gallery

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Art Speaks: the competition

We are on the hunt for the next young poet to create the fifth Art Speaks film. The competition is now open.

Design for 'Brighton Pier', by Edward Bawden (1903–1989), © the estate of Edward Bawden, photo credit: The Higgins Bedford

Design for 'Brighton Pier'
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Edward Bawden’s tips for creating a great linocut

Have you ever tried lino printing? We take inspiration from the master of lino. Start today with these six simple tips.

Photo credit: John Cairns

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Man Woman, 1963, oil on canvas by Allen Jones (b.1937), © Allen Jones, photo credit: Tate

Man Woman
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The artists who confronted gender norms

From nineteenth-century France to the swinging sixties, we look at artists who tackled gender stereotypes in their work.

Interno del Tempio di Canopo nella Villa Adriana, etching on paper by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778), photo credit: Rye Art Gallery

etching on paper by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778)
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778)

The Italian artist is known for his views of Rome shown on Art UK, but also for his whimsical yet nightmarish 'prison' capricci.

Early Morning, Poole Harbour, 1937, oil on canvas on board by James Patchell Chettle (1871–1944), photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

Early Morning, Poole Harbour
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Relax and unwind with this collection of stunning seascapes carefully curated and available for you to purchase and enjoy in your home.

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So Amazing, 2001–2002, acrylic on paper by Sonia Boyce (b.1962), © Sonia Boyce. All rights reserved, DACS 2017, photo credit: Arts Council Collection

So Amazing
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Pe-Chi-Li

Howard Gull Stormont immortalised his plucky Pekingese, and its offspring: the grandly named 'Bunty Regina of Rye'.

Ideas for David Attenborough (study for 'Attenborough in Paradise'), 2016, pencil on paper by Bryan Organ (b.1935), © Bryan Organ & the Redfern Gallery, London, photo credit: Leicester Arts and Museums Service

Ideas for David Attenborough (study for 'Attenborough in Paradise')
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Welcome, works on paper! The story so far

It has been nine months since Art UK started adding works on paper – including sketches of the nation's grandfather, David Attenborough.

Valence House Museum

Valence House Museum
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Valence House Museum

Dagenham's only medieval manor house is still surrounded by a moat. A rare seventeenth-century wall-painting was discovered during a refurbishment.

Photo credit: Norfolk Museums Service

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Back of the New Mills, Norfolk

Artist Humphrey Ocean brings to life a painting executed exactly 200 years ago.

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