Tag: art history

St Michael defeats the devil in Renaissance Spain

St Michael defeats the devil in Renaissance Spain

(piano jazz music) – [Male Host] We’re in The Cloisters, part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, looking at a large panel painting by an artist who goes by the name the Master of Belmonte. We use that term, Master, when we can’t identify the individual artist. – [Female Host] The Master of Belmonte is

Veronese at The Frick Collection

Veronese at The Frick Collection

(“Oboe Concerto in D Minor” by Alessandro Marcello) – The two monumental allegories by Paolo Veronese have been the focal point of the West Gallery here at the Frick Collection since Henry Clay Frick bought them in 1912. They came from some of the most prominent collections of European history. Their provenance is extraordinary. They

Jackson Pollock Biography | Art History for Middle and High School

Jackson Pollock Biography | Art History for Middle and High School

Meet Jackson Pollock, one of the most amazing American painters of the 20th century. Wow, thanks. And pleased to meet you. Paul Jackson Pollock, who is better known as Jackson, was born in Cody, Wyoming in 1912. Cody was known for its huge open country, and of course, cowboys. I love the Wild West. Jackson

You Are An Artist (a pep talk + book!)

You Are An Artist (a pep talk + book!)

So… you are an artist. You might disagree with that statement, but hold on let me tell you what I mean. You are an artist as long as you’re making things that you or anyone else might consider art. And I draw my art boundaries really widely. For me, art doesn’t need to be one

Art and Art History Presents: Allyson Clay

Art and Art History Presents: Allyson Clay

John Armstrong: –distinguished artist in Vancouver where she lives and she has shown across Canada, and internationally. Allyson received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and her MFA from the University of British Columbia. Her work resides in several collections, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Vancouver Art Gallery, the

Taína Caragol talks Latino art at the Smithsonian

Taína Caragol talks Latino art at the Smithsonian

I showcase the contributions of Latinos to American History and also of Latino portrait artists. It is important to bring attention to them. It helps us all, not just Latinos, but it helps us all gain a better understanding of who we are and the place where we live in and its history. I’ve been

The blurred lines between art and p*rn

The blurred lines between art and p*rn

What is your view on this Instagram post? Is it tasteful? Or inappropriate? And what about, say, this music video? There is a very fine, sometimes blurred.. line between nude as art and nude as.. nude. But who decides where to draw that line? Facebook? Google? Or us? Welcome to Is This Art? Where we

Hidden jokes of great artists and their meaning

Hidden jokes of great artists and their meaning

Wait, did you see that? Let’s rewind for second. What’s E.T. doing in Star Wars Episode 1, the Phantom Menace? And why is there always a fly on this 400 year old painting? Are you watching closely? Because in this episode, we’re hunting for easter eggs! Easter eggs are hidden messages or jokes in movies,