Indie Horror: Scare Me (2020) & Make Cool Sh!t

Indie Horror: Scare Me (2020) & Make Cool Sh!t

Let's talk indie horror. I had a chance to talk to Josh Ruben (Scare Me) and Aaron Kheifets (Make Cool Sh!t) about their experiences with the filmmaking process and what it's like to be human in the entertainment industry.

The Surreal Movement Among Communist Mexican Artists

The Surreal Movement Among Communist Mexican Artists

The Surrealism movement didn’t really take over the Mexican art world until the late 1930s, as Hitler’s power grew it became more and more evident that Europe was heading into another war and many progressive artists feared for their lives—some escaped to New York, others went south to Mexico. Join me as I explore Mexican Surrealism.

The Lasting Effects of War on the World’s Perspectives

The Lasting Effects of War on the World’s Perspectives

The Lasting Effects of War on the World's Perspectives In this installment of Explorations in Art, my selection of artists is a little eclectic, but that was done intentionally. I wanted to show the audacity of expression through different perspectives. The rippling effects of World War II through the eyes of artists who are both [...]

Revolution—Where Art and Political Unrest Intersect

Revolution—Where Art and Political Unrest Intersect

Marie-Antoinette de Lorraine-Habsbourg, eine de France et ses enfants (1787) Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was born in Paris in 1755; before her father died when she was only twelve years of age, Le Brun received artistic training from him benefiting from his skills as a portraitist. He encouraged her [...]

Reichskulturkammer, or How Hitler’s Germany Cultivated Propaganda Out of Folklore

Reichskulturkammer, or How Hitler’s Germany Cultivated Propaganda Out of Folklore

As a travesty of history, we have all of the events that surrounded the holocaust—because the truth of the matter is that antisemitism, reshaping of an entire body of cultural literature, and the ensuing power struggle came well before the beginning of the attempted extermination of the Jewish people. Hitler’s vision was both carefully planned out, and easily executed upon the establishment of the Ministry for Propaganda and Public Enlightenment in March of 1933, by the newly appointed Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels.

Most Intimate Knowledge

Most Intimate Knowledge

A mammoth vision of deep espresso stain, she towered, undisturbed, and pensive as an overflowing well of knowledge. Four deep shelves heavily laden with bodies, thick and thin, a forest of corpses; rigid bones in dust jackets. Mysterious symbolisms that communicate the concepts, beliefs, opinions, and imaginative powers of the human race—her contents suggested the [...]

Artemisia Gentileschi: Baroque Feminism

Artemisia Gentileschi: Baroque Feminism

A Powerful Figure in a Patriarchal Era of Artwork Judith and her Maidservant (1625) by Artemisia Gentileschi Born on July 8, 1593, Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi is now considered one of the most accomplished seventeenth-century artists. Gentileschi's career as a painter began at age fifteen, in an age where women had few opportunities to [...]

Reveling in Early Renaissance

Reveling in Early Renaissance

The Renaissance was a time where great artists surfaced throughout the creative world—Sandro Botticelli, born Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi (c. 1445 - May 17, 1510), was one of these great artists during the Early Renaissance; throughout his lifespan, he created numerous wonders. While his posthumous reputation suffered until the late 1800s, he was rediscovered by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of English painters, poets, and art critics founded in 1848. The Pre-Raphaelites stimulated a reappraisal of Botticelli's works and as a result, his paintings have been held to represent graceful linework in the Early Renaissance painting movement.