Porn and Artful Nudity

One of the most visited pornographic websites, PornHub, is facing charges from the Louvre in France and the Uffizi in Italy. Reason being that they recreated scenes from masterpieces using porn stars, on their site without permission. Some of the paintings that inspired their suggestive scenes, were Spring (also known as Primavera) by Botticelli andContinue reading “Porn and Artful Nudity”

Sound Art: The Next New Art Movement

At the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas; a new project is under way. Funded by art philanthropists Ernest and Sara Butler (a cool 5 millions was dropped) the art installation is set to open to the public in 2022. Being built by Norwegian based architecture firm, Snøhetta, a sound garden is what isContinue reading “Sound Art: The Next New Art Movement”

The Advent of Immersive Art

The other day I stood in line with my husband for a ride in Elitch Gardens, situated in downtown Denver. The idea of the ride is like no other, yet the actual ride mechanics was like a typical haunted house ride with a boxcar to sit in. Its concept and creation came from Meow Wolf,Continue reading “The Advent of Immersive Art”

Netflix’s “This is a Robbery: World’s Biggest Art Heist:” (The Mystery Continues)

I binge-watched the rest of the episodes of This is a Robbery while recovering from the side effects of the COVID vaccine – dose two. There is a possibility that I wasn’t entirely paying attention since my mind was in a fog and my body was playing tricks on me. (Hot? Cold? Both?) The seriesContinue reading “Netflix’s “This is a Robbery: World’s Biggest Art Heist:” (The Mystery Continues)”

Netflix’s “This is a Robbery: World’s Biggest Art Heist” (Is the Title an Exaggeration?)

Two episodes into the docuseries This is a Robbery: World’s Biggest Art Heist, I get a sense that it seems to be overly exaggerated and dramatic. Not to say that it didn’t happen, just the little details seem off. First of all, is it really the world’s biggest art heist? I decided to dig aContinue reading “Netflix’s “This is a Robbery: World’s Biggest Art Heist” (Is the Title an Exaggeration?)”

NFT: What the Heck is it, and Why is it so Popular?

NFT. Nerd Friendly Tech? Not Formal Trends? New Fandangle Thing? If you’ve been reading up on Art news, you’ll see these abbreviations popping up recently. NFT, aka nonfungible tokens (which sounds like something about funguses), are digital assets taking the art world by storm. Think of digital art, such as pioneering artist David Em, whoContinue reading “NFT: What the Heck is it, and Why is it so Popular?”