Italian photographer Giuseppe Palmisano’s photographs are so intriguing! Mannequin-like bodies spread out along the road side, or placed under cushions in a nostalgically retro home. <3
As soon as the human body is used as a lifeless prop I am suddenly very intrigued. Of course, as the art history student that I am, I am well versed in the discussion about male artists portraying the female body as a passive object rather than an active subject. And Palmisano is definitely not one to break away from that problematic legacy.
Nevertheless, the pantyhose clad and otherwise topless female figures really make for an aesthetic prop.
All images are from www.giuseppepalmisano.com
Follow Palmisano on Instagram here!
My nr 1 favourite thing in life is pop culture merged with art history. Especially if it is executed well. So I guess it’s a no-brainer that the Twitter and Instagram account Tabloid Art History makes my mouth water.
Tabloid Art History is run and curated by art history students Elise Bell, Chloe Esslemont and Mayanne Soret. In their Instagram bio, they have written “Because for every pic of Lindsay Lohan falling, there’s a Bernini sculpture begging to be referenced” <3
In an interview with Vox, the trio motivates the relevance of combining pop culture with art history, stating that:
“It’s important that the notion of art history as the bastion for good taste and high class is questioned and critiqued, especially in 2017, when the subject is still predominantly engaging only with a privileged subset of people and radically needs diversifying.”
I could 👏not 👏 have👏 said 👏 it 👏 better 👏 my 👏 self 👏
All images are from Tabloid Art History’s Instagram.
Follow them on Twitter here.
The lead singer of Korean indie rock band Hyukoh has teamed up with underground electronic princess Cifika to create perfect, brilliant visuals in Momom music video.
I really try to mix things up and write about a wide range of artistic forms of expression. I guess the biggest challenge lies in writing about something other than K-pop music videos – but it’s not my fault the Korean music scene is so damn innovative. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Momom is a song by Oh Hyuk, the lead singer in Hyukoh (which I wrote about here), and Cifika, one of my favourite human beings ever. Go ahead and watch the Momom music video below if you wish to get floored by their aesthetic!
Barcelona based artist and art director Carlota Guerrero is in my opinion one of our time’s greatest treasures. Her Instagram is a literal dream and everything she touches turns to aesthetic bliss.
I came across Carlota Guerrero through her art directive work on Solange’s album A Seat at the Table. Since then I’ve been mesmerised by everything she does. It’s all so in tune with nature, politics, history and technology.
Below is a compilation of some of Gurerrero’s recent work. Ugh it’s so beautiful.
All images are from carlotaguerrero.com
Follow Carlota Guerrero on Instagram here.
Thus far I have written zero posts about Swedish artists. This is noteworthy because I am after all Swedish. On that account – meet Swedish artist Malin Gabriella Nordin!
Malin Gabriella Nordin is one of the most talked about artists on the Swedish contemporary art scene. Her paintings and collages are so classic yet modern. You might recognise her work from Lykke Li’s music video, or one of the trillion magazines she’s featured in.
At first I wanted to write that her aesthetic has ‘a certain je ne sais quoi’ but then I took that part out because no cool human being has ever actually used that phrase. It’s still true though.
All images are from www.malingabriella.com
Follow Malin Gabriella Nordin on Instagram here!