George Clare, Quintessentially British

March 12, 2021
British artist, George Clare (1835-1890), captured nature’s bounty with such detail that it appeared good enough to eat. While many of his contemporaries were focusing on the landscape, he was fora...
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Insights Magazine: March

March 11, 2021
We've created a little monthly magazine for you all to enjoy. It includes the new finds discovered throughout February along with two features. Next month, we'll bring you an interesting interview...
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Thomas Couture: Caught Between Worlds

March 03, 2021
French artist Thomas Couture (1815-1879) found himself caught between two competing worlds - anchored by the rocks of traditional thinking yet tethered to the raging forces of modernity.
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Portrait Artist Of The Past: March

March 02, 2021
This month, we've selected an evocative self-portrait of Gwen John (1876-1939) painted in 1902. John studied at The Slade School of Art where she was awarded a prize for figure composition. She pai...
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Thomas Creswick: Trying For Nature

February 24, 2021
The often-outspoken 19th-century art critic, John Ruskin (1819-1900) argued that great art is "the expression of the spirits of great men" and it took a great painter to capture the true character ...
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Portrait Artist Of The Past: February

February 01, 2021
For February, we’ve selected this exquisite portrait of the actor, John Philip Kemble (1757-1823), which was painted by Sir William Beechey in 1798. Kemble was born into a theatrical family and par...
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Five Paintings That Inspire... Jack Ford

January 13, 2021
Figurative painter, Jack Ford, creates portraits that capture more than simply a likeness alone. With fleshy skin tones, courageous lighting, and a gentle line - his figures come alive with a sense...
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Portrait Artist Of The Past: January

December 16, 2020
Enter our monthly competition to win £200 and see your work in our gallery here at Brave. Every month, we’re asking artists to create a version of a historic portrait in their own style. It should ...
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