Swatch watches may be an iconic symbol of 1980’s fashion trends, but more recently they have become a way to incorporate your most favorite works of art into your everyday wardrobe. Swatch has routinely partnered with contemporary artists since their inception in 1983. In recent years, Swatch has taken a slightly different approach and has […]
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Pop culture and art history join forces in Coca-Cola’s newest ad campaign to inspire a tired and unmotivated art student as he sketches in a museum full of what Coke describes as “real magic.” More like a short film than a commercial, the ad execs over at Coke combine easily identifiable works from art history […]
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When I read that a major fashion house was debuting a line of clothing inspired by the artist Artemisia Gentileschi and her work, I was SO excited! I was eager to see how the designer had incorporated the iconic elements of Gentileschi’s work into something for modern audiences. Would there be billowing fabrics or dramatic […]
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To kick off Women’s History Month, I would like to make you aware of a very cool resource called Art Herstory. With an emphasis on the female Old Masters (like Artemisia Gentileschi, Sofonisba Anguissola, Judith Leyster and more!), Art Herstory strives to bring these long overlooked artists to the forefront. I am following Art Herstory […]
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I had no idea what to expect when I first laid eyes on the artwork of Debora Greger at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, FL. Of course, the curators at the AMA know exactly what they’re doing and I was blown away! Upon entering the gallery space, I was instantly transported to a […]
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The art world got into the Super Bowl spirit this past week with #MuseumBowl23! This good-natured and fun wagering between art institutions began thirteen years ago as a way of establishing partnerships between museums in the Super Bowl teams’ competing cities. This year’s sparring art institutions are the Philadelphia Museum of Art representing the Philadelphia […]
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Ever since discovering her work as part of the 2022 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art exhibition hosted by the Orlando Museum of Art, I have been completely under the spell of artist Hiromi Mizugai Moneyhun. Her work leaves me in awe, plain and simple. That said, a trip to the Appleton Museum of Art in […]
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It will be no surprise to longtime followers of this blog that the life and work of sculptor Edmonia Lewis is a favorite topic of this blogger. You may recall my post on her commemorative stamps that were issued last year or perhaps you watched my video on her most famous work, The Death of […]
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You may recall a few weeks ago when I published a post featuring a selection of art historical references that influenced pop culture in 2022. Well, the film “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” debuted on Netflix on December 23rd, 2022 and has so many art historical references it gets its own blog post! If […]
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Those of you who keep up with the wild rumblings and crazy shenanigans of the art world already know about the once-in-a-generation art exhibition opening in a few short weeks in Amsterdam. For those of you who don’t know, buckle up because this revelation just might knock your art historical socks off! Simply titled “Vermeer,” […]
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