Mary Fons on working with Mom & Quilter Marianne Fons

she is fabulous I mean she really is she works so hard and she is so creative and she’s such a great entrepreneur and she’s successful you know she she made good business choices not always everybody you know makes this or that decision in business and not everything works but a lot of mom…

Understanding Pop Art | ARTiculations

In the last episode we took a look at colour field painting which many people find frustrating because they’re seemingly lacking in contextless and narrative. So what about something that is on the completely opposite side of the spectrum? Something that is full of cultural reference, explicit ideas and popular imagery? Well apparently on this…

Episode 7 | Baptism | Saint John the Baptist: From Birth to Beheading | National Gallery, London

Jenny, where better to begin this episode, which is thinking about baptism, than Salisbury Cathedral? Particularly Salisbury Cathedral, because it has this stupendous font that was installed recently in 2008. It’s the most stunning visual object. It’s extraordinary, because as you approach the font, the water is so still that it actually looks far more…

A Reversed Retrogress: Mary Sibande

I’m looking at history and I want to distort it I want to turn it upside down I want to question it I want to punch it I want to, you know, love it. My name is Mary Sibande. I’m a visual artist from Johannesburg, South Africa. This work is titled ‘A Reversed Retrogress’. So…

Identifying the Twelve Disciples

The Art and Iconography of Twelve Disciples in five minutes or less! GO! 1. Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. He was a fisherman, and a fisher OF man, so he is shown with his net and fish. Sometimes he is wearing an X, either symbolizing the style of cross he was martyred on, or…