Quinn and Betty are two non-professional art enthusiasts who love art and want to share it with you. They get together to discuss interesting aspects of art history and culture, spanning anything and everything that can be remotely considered as art.

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#9: Ai WeiWei

March 24th, 2020 · 42 minutes

Betty and Quinn discuss the complicated life and work of the legendary contemporary Chinese artist Ai WeiWei.

Please note: this episode was recorded almost two months ago, and does not address the current global crisis.

#8: Video Games as an Art Form

March 10th, 2020 · 36 minutes

What makes a video game artistic? Quinn and Betty talk about the history of the video game vs. art debate and their favorite artistic games.

#7: Favorite Art Museums

February 25th, 2020 · 46 minutes

Betty and Quinn take a break from philosophical questions and tell you all about their favorite art museums. Quinn talks a lot about things that aren't actually art museums, Betty talks a lot about buildings, both have tips on how to visit museums for free.

#6: Artist Couples: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz

February 11th, 2020 · 30 minutes

Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz are two of the most successful artists in United States history. Their relationship influenced not only their own work, but the American artistic community, for decades. Quinn and Betty talk about why they love O'Keeffe, the complicated dynamic between the two artists, and how their different lifestyles led to…

#5: What is an Art Museum?

January 28th, 2020 · 25 minutes

When the age of art is linked to its value, the lines between art and history museums get blurred. Betty and Quinn discuss what the formal differences between art and history museums are, why objects are placed in one or another, and how cultural origin might affect those decisions.

#4: Sonia Delaunay

January 14th, 2020 · 34 minutes

Betty and Quinn focus in on the Ukrainian-French artist Sonia Delaunay, co-founder of the Orphism movement and brilliantly stylish designer.

#3: Follow the Money

December 31st, 2019 · 39 minutes

Wealth and art have been linked practically since the first humans pressed their hands against a cave wall, but what does that relationship look like today? Betty and Quinn dive into the most expensive paintings ever sold, the way different generations buy art, and the almost comical number of ways art can be used for tax evasion.

#2: Postcards as Art

December 17th, 2019 · 26 minutes

Cheap souvenir or art piece? Betty and Quinn discuss "The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard," a recent exhibit at the British Museum, and the broader use of this cheap and accessible medium as distribution for all kinds of artists.

#1: Can Artificial Intelligence Make Art?

December 3rd, 2019 · 33 minutes

Betty and Quinn jump into the first episode of Pictorial with a discussion of what art is, if computers can make it, and all the art that robots and humans have made together already.