Topic: art 101
Art 101: Scary art that makes you want to hide under the bed
Prepare yourself to learn about the long history of terrifying art.
What are artist residencies and why do you want one?
This week, Professor Lise (not really a professor) tells us about artists who pick up their practice and temporarily transplant it somewhere else.
What is the Venice Biennale and why should we care?
"Bee...nal...er?" What is this word?? How do you pronounce it and what does it mean?
What's an art installation and why do they make people mad?
Professor Lise (not really a professor) explains sculpture's complicated cousin.
Art 101: How an art movement gets its name (and why your uncle can't be an Abstract Expressionist)
What's Surrealism? Why is someone a Cubist? Answers to the art movement questions you've always been too afraid to look stupid by asking.
Art 101: What's the difference between porn and art?
This week, Professor Lise (not really a professor) takes us through this tricky question.
Art 101: Why is this art?
Sometimes an artwork is more than what it looks like (even if it makes your uncle mad).
Art 101: What is a memento mori? P.S. You are going to die
One day, your hourglass will run out of sand and you, too, will become a skeleton. Sweet, right?!
Art 101: Where do piñatas come from? It's complicated
Depending on who you ask, the answer could be a lot of different places.
This week, Professor Lise (not really a professor) explains appropriation (not the cultural kind)
Is appropriation bad? Good? Somewhere in the middle? And what does it actually mean?
Art 101: Krampus and more soul-eating Christmas demons
Professor Lise (not really a professor) takes us through some festive demonology.
They're the first things humans ever painted. Why are we so fascinated by animals?
In Art 101, Professor Lise (not really a professor) takes us through humanity's artistic obsession with the animal kingdom.