History of art

Videos containing hands-on art instruction, along with fascinating insights into the life and works of artists, some famous and some less so.
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Lydia Cecil
Wednesday 10 August, 2022
Draw Albert Edelfelt's works in this hour-long mastercopy session with Lydia Cecil using charcoal on grey paper and a small amount of chalk!
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Lydia Cecil
Wednesday 21 September, 2022
Join Lydia Cecil for a mastercopy of one of Michelangelo’s most famous red chalk drawings; one of the Libyan Sibyl in preparation for the Sistine Chapel. Lydia will be using a Conte a Paris : Sketching Pencil Sanguine XV111 but will also experiment in the session with a Cretacolor : 5.6mm Lead : Sanguine Oil Medium and Faber-Castell : Pitt : Monochrome Crayon : Burnt Sanguine.
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Lydia Cecil
Sunday 20 November, 2022
Draw along with Lydia Cecil in this De Lazlo master copy special!
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Lydia Cecil
Monday 9 January, 2023
Philip de László was one of the pre-eminent portrait artists of his time. Join Lydia Cecil as she paints a copy of one of his portraits. You'll learn about the man, his life, his work and his techniques. We've distilled 14 hours of footage into three 60 minute episodes, exclusively for Raw Umber Gold subscribers.
Lydia Cecil
Wednesday 18 January, 2023
Follow along with Lydia Cecil in this Klimt master copy!
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Lydia Cecil
Wednesday 17 May, 2023
Join Lydia Cecil for a mastercopy session looking at one of the three great titans of Renaissance art: Raphael. Lydia will be looking specifically at his drawing techniques and practices, and how he was influenced by Da Vinci and Michelangelo to mark the final stage of high renaissance art.
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Lydia Cecil
Sunday 23 July, 2023
Time for a mastercopy with Lydia Cecil! In this hour-long portrait, Lydia takes a closer look at the works of Cecilia Beaux using charcoal on packing paper.
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Lydia Cecil
Sunday 10 September, 2023
Lydia Cecil is back with a brand new mastercopy! In this class, the focus will be on Frida Kahlo. Using pencil on white paper.
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Lydia Cecil
Wednesday 18 October, 2023
In this hour-long figure drawing session, Lydia Cecil takes a closer look at the work of Berthe Morisot - specifically 'Young Girl with Naked Shoulders'.
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Lydia Cecil
Wednesday 22 November, 2023
Lydia Cecil takes us through a new fantastic mastercopy, this time covering Olga Boznanska. Take a closer look at the work Portrait of the Architect Franciszek Maczynski, using willow charcoal on cardboard! This is an hour-long drawing session.
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Lydia Cecil
Wednesday 20 December, 2023
Join Lydia Cecil for an hour-long master copy, this time covering the portrait of Paul Scofield by Laura Knight! In this session, Lydia uses red and black Conté pencils on paper.
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Lydia Cecil
Wednesday 31 January, 2024
Join Lydia Cecil for an hour-long master copy session covering the works of Goya - specifically Two Old Women Dancing! Materials: ink, water and brush on watercolour paper. This class contains dark/gruesome historical themes.
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