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Want a summer holiday project?

The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA to it's friends, has a truly exceptional series of videos presented by Corey D'Augustine.

Each video is a breakdown of the methods used by various abstract artists. The one below is about Willem de Kooning.

I love how understanding the techniques involved really brings the art to life. Abstract Expressionism isn't always the easiest movement to get but watch a few of these and the ideas begin to come through.

Also note that these videos are often packed full of scientific concepts, solutions, solvents, emulsions, etc. The engineering/craft side of fine art is under appreciated in science education.