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.