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A Balloon Ascent by W. Adams Junior, at Night, (detail), 19th C, oil on canvas by British School, Victoria Art Gallery

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Art Speaks: Sabrina Mahfouz

We challenged four poets to create an original piece inspired by a painting of their choice from Art UK.

June 1, No.7, watercolour on paper by James Faure Walker (b.1948), © the artist, photo credit: the artist

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Can watercolour get smart?

James Faure Walker, artist and Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Watercolour Society, asks whether watercolour can – or should – get modern.

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Reading the News, c.1820, oil on panel by David Wilkie (1785–1841), photo credit: Laing Art Gallery

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Dyffwys, North Wales, c.1920, oil on canvas on board by Christopher Williams (1873–1934), photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

c.1920, oil on canvas on board by Christopher Williams (1873–1934)
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The Stabbing, 1955, ink & wash on paper by Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993), © estate of Elisabeth Frink. All rights reserved, DACS 2017, photo credit: The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art

1955, ink & wash on paper by Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993)
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Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993)

Known for her numerous public commissions, for example Horse and Rider (1975) in Piccadilly, London, she also created many works on paper that can be found on Art UK.

‘Taddei Tondo’ The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John, ca.1504–1505, marble relief by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), photo credit: Royal Academy of Arts, London; Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited

‘Taddei Tondo’ The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John, ca.1504–1505, marble relief by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564)
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Britain’s only Michelangelo marble

Alison Cole tells the story of how this awe-inspiring sculpture ended up in one lucky UK art collection.

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The Hepworth Wakefield

The largest purpose-built exhibition space outside London; it already has over 390 artworks on Art UK and the sculpture project will only increase this number!

© courtesy of the artist and Jay Jopling/White Cube. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection

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Antony Gormley (b.1950)

Turner Prize winner and the artist behind the Angel of the North, but what about his paintings? Discover them here.

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