barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


COPYING THE MASTERS

Paintings have always been copied by other artists and reproduced by printmakers for study or commercial gain. Although, if unauthorised, artists usually condemned the sale of such facsimiles as fraudulent, they have often encouraged printmakers to replicate their work – thereby raising the profile of the original.
This display explores the reasons for the popularity of printed and drawn copies by bringing together works by Dürer, Hogarth and Ingres, and prints after Rubens, Poussin and Reynolds.

Concertina Creepy Crawlies with Ruth Turnbull

Learn about insects and create your own folded sketchbooks and mobiles!

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Laura Onions – ‘Interior of an Inn’

Laura explores the domestic landscape of her own home, inspired by Daubigny's use of light and shadow.

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Response to ‘Gold Teapot with Stand’ by Wendy Tournay

Watch the meditative slip-casting process used to create a teapot.

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Creepy Crawlies Q&A

Entomologist Liam Crowley shares all you need to know about insects!

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