Category: Fun Stuff

Celebrating Some Our Favorite Female Artists

Happy Monday! Women’s History Month might have come to a close last week, but we thought we’d continue the celebration of awesome women a little longer. We asked some of our team members to pick a female artist they LOVE and tell us why.

Cheers to these – and all! – bold, fierce, wonderful, and brilliant ladies!

Artemisia Gentileschi

(Gif made from The Art Assignment)

“I like Artemisia Gentileschi because she was bold and revolutionary. Her works depicted scenes of powerful Biblical heroines, which deviated from the standard in her time of what a female artist was “supposed to” paint.” – Sam Warnke, Scheduling + Customer Service

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Monday Funday: We’re Back With More Art GIFs!

Happy Monday! Let’s set the week off right with round two of our favorite art-inspired and art-related gifs! If you missed our first installment, you check them out here.

Have a great week ahead! 

By Anne Horel via Giphy
Inspired by Keith Haring via Giphy
via funnyjunk.com
Inspired by the article: Portrait of Young Woman with Unicorn by Raphael by Dobresztuki
Inspired by Compartment C Car, 1938 by Edward Hopper (unknown)
via Tumblr
via Derek Bair
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Picasso On The Birds & The Bees

Son, I think it’s time for us to have the talk about the birds and the bees and the third eyes.

You’re going to start liking girls, or guys, soon. So let’s talk about what that means.

Women are beautiful. They are full of curves and angles and blobbies and teardrop shapes and rods and squiggles and clusters of bulbs.

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Stop Whispering In My Ear You Drunk Cherub

Please note this piece was written by our tour guide, Kate Villa, in the style of a Museum Hack experience.

Cherubs give good advice. Seriously. And also they’re just really nice tiny angels! Who doesn’t want one of those. Well. Me. Because I’m pretty sure my cherub is kinda the worst. You know when you’re just trying to put on your army regalia and your personal guardian angel cherub is hammered from too many mimosas? He just keeps trying to shoot guys with arrows? PLEASE stop trying to tell me how to find a man. Oh come on do NOT vomit on my sandals. My best friend Joseph made these for me….ok. Well. Now they’re trash.

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“Dost Thou Cometh Hither Oft?”: Top 10 Shakespearean Pick-Up Lines

Love him or loathe him, there’s no denying that William Shakespeare had a way with words. Widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets, and poems have captured the hearts of lovebirds (and the lovelorn) around the world since the late 1500s.

This Valentine’s Day, let the Bard be your wingman. Tell bae to come over and get ready to woo with some of Shakespeare’s greatest pick-up lines.

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Fun Friday: Celebs as Paintings

Happy Friday!

This week we’re taking a peek at the work of graphic artist Bénédicte Lacroix – because you know how much we love when classic art is remixed with pop culture.

Bénédicte Lacroix’s series Les Voyages dans le temps merges celebrities and classic paintings. Check out the awesome side by side images below! You can see more of Lacroix’s work on Tumblr.

Madonna, Sogni, by Vittorio Corcos
Madonna, Sogni, by Vittorio Corcos

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Women In Art Having An Existential Crisis Shut Up I Need To Think

Please note this piece was written by our tour guide, Kate Villa, in the style of a Museum Hack experience.

Seriously shut up right now also what exactly is an atom made of oh my god are we just all something that could be swept into the space-time continuum? Will we combust? Will the earth be able to sustain life for thousands of years? What is life? How long is forever? DOES THIS SKIRT GO WITH THIS WHALEBONE CORSET?

Berthe Morisot (French, 1841 - 1895 ), The Mother and Sister of the Artist, 1869/1870, oil on canvas, Chester Dale Collection
Berthe Morisot (French, 1841 – 1895 ), The Mother and Sister of the Artist, 1869/1870, oil on canvas, Chester Dale Collection

“I’m not saying that you reading is a sign of non-complacency instead of just giving into the inevitability of the world, I’m saying that we’re all going to die. Probably soon.”

“Please stop talking it’s hard for me to concentrate, also your bow is askew.”

“No one will care about my bow when we’re all underground with the worms.”

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