In October, the internet came together to laugh about an absurd-sounding art story: a Danish artist had pocketed $84,000 given to him by a museum and returned blank canvasses titled "Take the Money and Run." Today we discuss the Kunsten Museum, Jens Haaning, and what he's trying to do with this art piece.
We finish up our religious art mini-series with a look at the temples and sculptures of Hindu art!
In part three of our religious art mini-series, Quinn and Betty talk about the hamsa, Hiddur Mitzvah, and the paintings of Marc Chagall.
Betty and Quinn look at the art of the biggest religion in the world, Christianity. They cover pieces from catacomb paintings in the fourth century, to the iconic art of Michelangelo, to the surrealist interpretations of Salvador Dalí.
Quinn and Betty kick off a four-part mini-series on major religious art traditions with a peek into the history of Islamic art.
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.
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…
What's the relationship between a 19th century occult movement and the development of abstract art? A lot more than you might think!
Quinn and Betty return to Cyberfeminism by examining the experimental art pieces ALL NEW GEN, Cyberflesh Girlmonster, and Brandon.
In our first episode about Cyberfeminism, Quinn walks Betty through the history and principles behind this 90s art movement. Betty reveals her cyborg dreams.