This week we're diving into the history of Playbill design, with diversions along the way into Pantone codes, gradients, and minimalist graphic design.
Not only does Quinn have no idea what NFTs are, she doesn't understand blockchain or cryptocurrency... at all. Today Betty's giving them a crash course on what Non-Fungible Tokens are, and what they have to do with someone setting a Banksy painting on fire and then selling it for $380,000.
Quinn found a book about internet art published in 2004, and she's really excited about it. Today we're talking about what defined the early net.art movement, and artists like jodi.org and Olia Lialina who pushed the boundaries of what online art could be in 1995.
This week, we're taking one step deeper into the study of abstract art by examining Piet Mondrian. What historical events, religious beliefs, and settings influenced him to develop his famous style of primary color blocks and black lines?
We've talked before about some abstract artists we like: but why is abstract art valued as fine art at all? We take a look at the patterns behind how abstract artists develop their unique styles and the deceptive complexity of their work.
Quinn and Betty dive into the life and work of Elisabetta Sirani, a groundbreaking Italian Baroque painter. Along the way, they discover that they will be dying soon due to lack of marriage, so that's exciting!
Betty and Quinn talk about the art exhibit they visited when they first met, Marta Minujín's Menusunda Reloaded, as well as other experiential art pieces.
This episode was supposed to come out last week, which is why we reference it being the "last episode of 2020." Oops!
We take a look at the work of contemporary multidisciplinary artist Hank Willis Thomas, especially his massive collaborative political art project For Freedoms.
To celebrate our one year anniversary(!!), we talk about the photography movement Pictorialism.
After the recent vote to change Mississippi's flag, we take a look at the principles of flag design and how we would rank various American and Canadian flags.