Meet Ai-Da

Ai-Da is an artist from London, who recently created an abstract portrait of Queen Elizabeth for the Platinum Jubilee. She’s also had a solo exhibition titled ‘Unsecured Futures’ for the University of Oxford and has lectured on a TEDx Talks. She is articulate and creative with her black bob hairstyle and painter’s overalls; she fitsContinue reading “Meet Ai-Da”

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Exhibit – Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hosting a traveling exhibit on Egyptian history complete with miniature replicas of pyramids and temples. It’s much bigger than the permanent exhibit that they have on Egyptology. The first section covers the importance of the Nile River to the Egyptians during those times and how it contributedContinue reading “Denver Museum of Nature & Science Exhibit – Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs”

Denver Art Museum Exhibit: La Malinche

Over the weekend I visited the Denver Art Museum for a member preview of their newest exhibit; Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche. I had no idea what the exhibit was about, I assumed it was something religious because the portrait that was used for the advertisement seemed so. And I also thoughtContinue reading “Denver Art Museum Exhibit: La Malinche”

Zany, Crass fun with the Video Game The Procession to Calvary

As you may know from my bio, I am a YouTube gamer and I play along with my husband. It’s his channel and I help with the banter. Now you must be wondering what this has to do with the art blog. Recently I came across a game titled The Procession to Calvary by theContinue reading “Zany, Crass fun with the Video Game The Procession to Calvary”

Manifest Destiny in Art Works

I recently visited a living history park 4 miles outside of Denver, a 12 acre land with the oldest house and a small farm. It served as a resting spot on the intersecting trails during the mid 1800s, when many were crossing from the East to the West. As I gazed at one of theContinue reading “Manifest Destiny in Art Works”

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”

Mesopotamia and Persia: The Cradle of Civilization and Big Baby Steps

The Sumerians of Mesopotamia were responsible for many inventions, including writing, the wheel, the plow and the irrigation canals. They also influenced for the next 2,000 years after that the pictorial narrative. The pictorial narrative is scenes depicting a story. We saw a little bit of that with the decorated rooms of Catal Hoyuk. ThisContinue reading “Mesopotamia and Persia: The Cradle of Civilization and Big Baby Steps”

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”

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?”