When Italian university student Piergiorgio Castellani booked his winter-break holiday in New York in 1988, he expected to see major artworks in museums–not major living artists walking nonchalantly down the street.
Let’s talk about BIG ART. In this super-sized episode, Nat, Jen and Gin discuss art on a large-scale. From the tallest file cabinet in the world, to the eerie work of Ron Mueck, this episode deals with big stuff and why they like it (or don’t).
Combining landscape photography with psychedelic colors, Terri Loewenthal creates striking photographic works evoking the wild soul of nature, now on view at Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, GA.
Beginning this week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will display the da Vinci masterpiece Saint Jerome Praying in the Wilderness, on special loan from the Vatican Museums.
Nat and Corrie cover the Forbidden City in Beijing, China in this Art History BB. As the imperial palace and political epicenter of China during the Ming & Qing dynasties, the Forbidden City housed the Emperor, his family, and his concubines. On this episode the babes discuss elements of the Forbidden City, as well as the lives of its inhabitants.
As bubonic plague ravaged seventeenth-century England, the afflicted would find a red cross painted on their door, a warning for visitors to stay out. If, on the other hand, a house had been shown mercy while the rest of the neighborhood succumbed–a matter of happenstance more than anything since no one knew the first thing about disease transmission or treatment–it was cause for decorative commemoration.
Doug Aitken is blowing things up again, just another day in the career of an artist bent on transcending the confines of galleries and museums.
For nearly five decades, Cindy Sherman has been playing hide and seek with her audience. Always not quite herself, her self-portraits in elaborate disguises have offered poignant commentary with humor and mystery. Now the evolution of her practice is on full display in a retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Featuring aspects of 18th-century visual culture in a self-aware and witty way, the Hulu period drama Harlots plays off of modern understandings of this period’s style in an unconventional way. Taking the known facts into account and riffing off of them, this strategy gives the show a punk feel with sharp commentary.
All heads turned and smiles lit up the room as two athletic Weimaraners, Flo and Topper, bounded excitedly through the crowd followed by their guru, famed artist/photographer, William Wegman. The occasion was the opening reception for Outside In, a mind-expanding exhibition spanning over four decades in the prolific career of one of America’s most beloved artists.