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Forger's Masterclass

Forger's Masterclass is a ten-part documentary series hosted by John Myatt, teaching aspiring artists how to paint in the style of some of the most well-known artists of all time. In this revealing series, John Myatt reveals the tricks of the trade and stylistic insights which enabled him to emulate iconic paintings from world-renowned artists. From a Monet landscape to a Modigliani nude, Myatt provides his students with both the theory and technique to set up their easels and capture the composition of a street scene by Hopper or the brushstrokes of a still life by Cezanne.

Edward Hopper


Episode 01 - Edward Hopper
A Hopper landscape may look simple to copy, but the biggest challenge for the students is to bring a soulless landscape to life.

Episode 02 - Andre Derain
Myatt encourages his students to paint in the style of Andre Derain, a fauvist painter.

Episode 03 - Vincent Van Gogh
Myatt's three students have to paint self portraits using the vibrant brush strokes of Van Gogh.

Episode 04 - Claude Monet
Myatt takes his students to an English countryside to teach how to paint landscapes in the style of Claude Monet.

Episode 05 - David Hockney
Three students try to paint 'A Bigger Splash', a large pop art painting by British artist David Hockney.

Episode 06 - Georges Braque
Myatt takes his students to a rooftop to teach them to paint in the style of George Braque.

Episode 07 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Myatt teaches his students how to paint a nude in the style of French artist Auguste Renoir.

Episode 08 - John Singer Sargent
Myatt shows the students the flamboyance and gusto for which Sargent was famous.

Episode 09 - Amedeo Modigliani
Myatt teaches how to paint a naked woman as seen in the eyes of Amedeo Modigliani.

Episode 10 - Paul Cezanne
Myatt teaches his students how to paint landscapes in the style of Paul Cezanne.


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