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The Scapegoat, (detail), 1854–1855, oil on canvas by William Holman Hunt (1827–1910), photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Open to 15–18 year olds studying in the UK, and in partnership with the Paul Mellon Centre, we are looking for the best young art writers. Read more on our blog.

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Where are the people of colour in the nation's oil paintings?

Sonya Dyer looks at why there are so many paintings of white mayors and so little diversity in the UK's national collection of oil paintings.

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© the artist. Photo credit: Scarborough Museums Trust

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I Am Ten Thousand Li Away

Scarborough Art Gallery added this dreamy abstract monotype by Ana Manzon (b.1983) to Art UK. Could it show eroded cliffs, or a canyon?

Tseng Yuho at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Tseng Yuho with her painting The Settlement, depicting the impact of urban sprawl upon O‘ahu. November 12th, 1957, © Honolulu Museum of Art

Tseng Yuho at the Honolulu Museum of Art
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Four East Asian artists you should get to know

Acquaint yourself with the artists who started in Asia and travelled all over the world, to Hawaii, Scotland and Trafalgar Square.

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service: Ipswich Borough Council Collection

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Spring Evening

The artist, Constance Agnes Winn, conjures a dog and three attentive faces out of blotchy watercolour.

Gothic Landscape, 1961, Oil on canvas by Lee Krasner (1908–1984), © ARS, NY and DACS, London 2017, photo credit: Tate

1961, Oil on canvas by Lee Krasner (1908–1984)
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The women artists obscured by their husbands

'We will need all our wit and courage to make sure that women's voices are heard, their work seen and written about', Linda Nochlin.

A Letter to Peter Reid, acrylic on canvas by Peter Reid, © the copyright holder, photo credit: Burton Art Gallery and Museum

acrylic on canvas by Peter Reid
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photo credit: The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

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The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

The collections reflect the organisation's history as the eldest security think tank in the world.

When the West with Evening Glows, 1901, oil on canvas by Joseph Farquharson (1846–1935), photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

1901, oil on canvas by Joseph Farquharson (1846–1935)
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With winter on its way why not embrace it and decorate your home with these carefully curated prints. Profits go to supporting the collections on Art UK.

© The Estate of Alastair Morton. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Gallery Oldham

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Gallery Oldham purchased this 1946 drawing by Alastair Morton (1910–1963) with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund.

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