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Robert Rost: Crowd, oil on canvas

Artist profile: Robert Rost

Robert Rost advises aspiring artists to learn as much as they can about materials and techniques. Find out more about his paints and practice.

The voyage of Iron Oxide

Iron oxide is one of the oldest colours used by mankind. Discover the links between the pigments artists rely on and the creation of Earth itself.

Spotlight on cerulean blue

Bright and opaque, cerulean blue is invaluable to artists. Find out why painters including Monet and Signac prized this beautiful sky blue.

Spotlight on: Emerald Green

Discover the troubled history of emerald green, and learn about Winsor & Newton’s non-toxic, brilliant blue-green replacement, Winsor Emerald.

Spotlight on: Pinks

Explore the subtle power of pink in art, from the delicate garments of Early Renaissance religious paintings to Picasso's "Rose Period".

Spotlight on Prussian blue

Created by happy accident, Prussian blue was used by artists including Monet, Constable and Lowry. Learn more about this celebrated colour.

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