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This year’s most inspiring project is Ways Of Something (2014) — BBC’s seminal Ways of Seeing (1972) documentary series remixed/remade/updated/re-contextualized, one minute at a time. After celebrating its New York premiere at TRANSFER gallery on Saturday, ANIMAL is incredibly excited to share Ways Of Something: Episode 1. Click to watch above! For this 30 minute episode, artist and curator Lorna Mills invited 30 web-based artists from all […]

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“We know nothing about these paintings. We even used Google image search to look up the names.” Amman, Jordan-based designers Mothanna Hussein and Hadi Alaeddin of Warsheh just did what felt natural to them. Their project “NOT ART” is not art. It’s not The Death of Marat, not The Conversion of St Paul and not The Girl With a Pearl Earring. It’s […]

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Oh, look, it’s another emoji art meme! This one is a combination of “emoji art history” and art history with rage faces. It’s called Emojinal Art Gallery and since we found it on Hyperallergic, someone already called it “THE WORLD TUMBLR BLOG CREATED. CONGRATULATIONS.” People are so serious, wow. […]

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Here’s today’s best art history x pop cultural mashup Tumblr account. I mean, Cosmarxpolitan and You Can Have Soda are good, but Beyoncé Art History is “so crazy right now.” Thanks a lot Leigh Silver, we’re loving it. […]

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Toronto-based photographer Genevieve Blais puts an erotic spin on Victorian-style portraiture with her subversive series “Art History.” By thrusting sexual fetishism and gender-bending into classically bland and prudish portraits of royalty, Blais creates a harrowing dissonance that critiques the antiquated social norms that still govern our society today. In the words of the artist herself: […]

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In between projects, artist Nathan Freda wasted time by inserting soda machines and old-fashioned bottles of Coke into historical paintings. And then, it got out of hand. Here’s an entire Tumblr of art history, carbonated. Many of these paintings — taken directly from a college art history study guide — feature soda imagery as an Easter Egg, while others […]

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Whenever the internet brings us a new thing that can do things, it is certain that the people will figure out how to perform the following two tasks: (1) Show their dicks/boobs/etc/misc and (2) Do art. So, about art. For Twitter, there’s  @glitchr_ , @Pentametron and @everyword. For Tumblr, it’s Kate Durbin’s WomenAsObjects, PhoneArts, and RisingTensions. For the brand […]

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New York University anthropologists and researchers are currently studying the (allegedly) oldest “illustrations of female anatomy” ever. The 37,000 year old “graphic” rendering on a collapsed roof of a rock shelter in France is, essentially, “circles with small slits on one side.” It’s a vulva, they say, the “Aurignacian vulvar representations.” That, right there. “You […]

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The face identification technology used to identify terrorists is being adapted to reveal art history’s most wanted anonymous personas. Under the most obvious of acronyms, FACES — Faces, Art and Computerised Evaluation Systems (wow, can they do that?) — the cutting-edge tool will compare facial parameters in its database until the coveted matches are found. The results […]

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So, that leg that Angelina Jolie decided to jut out awkwardly at the Oscars? Since it lifted itself up, out of her couture folds, an endless stream of meme poured forth… and it’s still going. Presenting: Terrible Photoshops of said leg through art history! It’s no Pepper-Spraying Cop Makes Marina Abramović Cry, but… Mmmeh-ok. Work it, Madam X, work it. We all get […]

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