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Although this report focuses on art safety procedures for art schools and departments, the information is valuable to professional artists as well, especially those seeking employment in the education sector. As you continue to make work using similar materials, tools and within similar spaces as you had in school, knowledge of the potential hazards and problematic exposure is important.
This newly created resource ‘Health in the Arts Compendium’ encompasses a very substantial collection of writings about all health and safety topics relevant to visual artists working in most of the established mediums, including drawing and painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry etc.
It is essential for artists to understand studio hazards and how to protect themselves and those working around them. This safety guide provides an overview of the hazards associated with the arts and is intended to help instructors safely orient their students to those hazards.
This essay addresses representations of artists by Alexander Liberman and Brassai. The author argues that in the photographic images, and accompanying texts, Liberman and Brassai advanced specific ideas about the mystique of the artist's studio, about woman and art, and about masculinity as the primo mobile of artistic transcendence.