“Bloody Mary” Mary I of England

When we think of a Bloody Mary, some of us may picture the spicy cocktail, the one containing vodka and tomato juice. Others may best know “Bloody Mary” from the ghostly folklore. You know the one: step in front of a mirror and chant her name repeatedly. Upon uttering her name three times – or…

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…

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…

Mary Anning – Princess of Paleontology – Extra History

‘She sells sea shells by the sea shore.’ Many have heard this Old English rhyme, but few know the true story of the woman who inspired it Her name was Mary Anning. And she did much more than sell sea shells She discovered some of the very first dinosaur fossils and though she never received…

Saint // Kina – get you the moon (ft. Snow)

– Is that girl Athena? -In this age, she decided to be born in the earth surely. he’s sad because he had to leave his family and friends … Of course he could have been reincarnated in a superior being. But he chose a common human being and experience suffering … We do not fight…

MARY ANN BUGG Episode

Badass women of Australian history. (gun shots) (whip crack) The 1850s. While everyone might look super bored in their photos there was actually heaps going on. Floggings! Small pox! (vom) Making new friends. And bushrangers. Australia was teeming with those bad boys from the bush and we’ve had a real cultural stiffy for them ever…