“Being a medieval historian means quite a few things. Among other things, it means you get irrationally irked by the popular usage of medieval as a pejorative, make literally no money at all ever (Haha – I’m not joking, tho. HELP.), and spend a lot of time being […]
Paul Karasik writes about a painting Charles Addams painted for a beachside hotel bar, which ended up in a university library. “In 1952, Charles Addams, at the height of his skills as a cartoonist, painted a lush, monochromatic mural on canvas for a bar at the Dune Deck, […]
Behold the wonder of Alison Marks’ depiction of Burt Reynolds in a traditional Tlingit painting design! “The cedar paddle depicted the iconic image of a naked Burt Reynolds on a bearskin rug.” (Thanks, Sarah!)
Atlas Obscura looks at the world of the paintings made for display in hotel rooms and interview artist John Cerasulo. “’Dogs are huge, dogs wearing clothes always,’ Cerasulo says. Armed with the knowledge that people want to buy paintings of pups in sweaters, Cerasulo recently painted the ‘handsome […]
Artist Felice House uses images of women in classic Western paintings. “House had spent much of her career painting women in ways that clashed with media representations, so she decided to tackle the male-dominated Western genre. She put out a call for models and was quickly overwhelmed with […]
There’s a new video up from Grieg Johnson and HP Lovecraft Literary Podcaster, Chris Lackey. In their adaptation of Lovecraft’s “Pickman’s Guest,” a young artist shares his paintings with an expert on “morbid art.” Hilarity and the inability to feel one’s bones ensue.