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.



Latest Episodes

#44: Islamic Art

September 21st, 2021 · 32 minutes

Quinn and Betty kick off a four-part mini-series on major religious art traditions with a peek into the history of Islamic art.

#43: International Klein Blue

September 7th, 2021 · 32 minutes

What do the Virgin Mary and the Blue Man Group have in common? Their association with ultramarine blue and its high tech sibling, International Klein Blue.

#42: The Monuments Men

August 24th, 2021 · 40 minutes

During World War II, hundreds of art experts and historians pushed for some protection and rescue of millions of art pieces and artifacts. In response, the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program was created. This week Quinn breaks down some of the most interesting stories and people from the book "The Monuments Men:
Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieve…

#41: Theosophy & Abstract Art

June 29th, 2021 · 22 minutes

What's the relationship between a 19th century occult movement and the development of abstract art? A lot more than you might think!

#40: Cyberfeminism 2: Electric Boogaloo

June 15th, 2021 · 29 minutes

Quinn and Betty return to Cyberfeminism by examining the experimental art pieces ALL NEW GEN, Cyberflesh Girlmonster, and Brandon.

#39: Cyberfeminism

June 1st, 2021 · 30 minutes

In our first episode about Cyberfeminism, Quinn walks Betty through the history and principles behind this 90s art movement. Betty reveals her cyborg dreams.

#38: Lowbrow & Pop Surrealism

May 18th, 2021 · 27 minutes

Betty shares the style and history of lowbrow art, otherwise known as pop surrealism. They examine a unique version of Katy Perry, and Quinn has a cynical take on the underground-to-art-museum cycle.

#37: Enwonwu's Tutu

May 4th, 2021 · 31 minutes

How does a priceless piece of Nigerian art disappear, only to be found decades later in a London apartment? Honestly, we're still not quite sure, but Ben Enwonwu and his masterpiece portrait Tutu are fun to talk about anyway.

#36: Song Dong

April 20th, 2021 · 34 minutes

After bringing up his work in a few previous episodes, we finally dive into the Chinese contemporary artist Song Dong. Betty walks Quinn through several of his major pieces, including Waste Not and Communal Courtyard.

#35: Playbill Design Throughout History

April 6th, 2021 · 38 minutes

This week we're diving into the history of Playbill design, with diversions along the way into Pantone codes, gradients, and minimalist graphic design.