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Mad Art Cast is live!

Mad Art Cast is live!

Big news! The crew here at Mad Art Lab have started a podcast!  Mad Art Cast is available by clicking the link below, or by connecting to your favorite podcatcher here! Mad Art Cast features Amy Davis Roth as our host, with Ashley Hamer, Brian George and me rounding out the voices. Similar to this blog itself, our discussions are at the intersection of art and science. We’re interested in he... »

KPFK Feminist Magazine Radio Show

KPFK Feminist Magazine Radio Show

Yesterday, I was invited to participate in a radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles. The show is a one hour talk show run by a coalition of (brilliant) feminist activists called, Feminist Magazine. I am on air for about 12 minutes mid episode and am flanked by some really fascinating talk. Right after me is a group of women who talk about the issues facing women in the black feminist community. There i... »

Make Crap Art

Make Crap Art

I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at a local Ignite event a couple of months ago. In our long tradition in advokating for showing off your ugly things, I spoke on one of my favourite subjects: the value of terrible art. The video is below. Enjoy. Two apologies: 1: It was movember. 2: You can’t see my slides in the video. »

Nous sommes tous Charlie Hebdo

Nous sommes tous Charlie Hebdo

I haven’t posted here at MadArtLab before today, and although you will come to find out I’m not an artist as much as an artistic supporter, today that doesn’t much matter. Many other outlets will give you more details than I wish existed about today’s terrorist attack in Paris. You can find the details of the event and the ongoing hunt for the criminals and quest for justice all over the news. We ... »

Art for SkeptiCon

Art for SkeptiCon

My favorite events are events that include art in the mix. And SkeptiCon in Missouri is doing just that! The event planners found an extra room at the hotel where they are having their annual FREE conference that focuses on skepticism, atheism and science and they are letting us put art in it! WOOT! This year’s event has a planetary science theme and so will the art show! I am working on a f... »

Women Painting Themselves: pt 3

Women Painting Themselves: pt 3

Hello all, welcome to part three of the Women Painting Themselves series. Today we’re going to look at two artists instead of just one, Artemisia Gentileschi and Elizabetta Sirani. Artemisia Gentileschi 1593-c.1653 Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi 1638-39 Out of all the artists I have or will mention, Artemisia is one of the most famous. And she certainly de... »

Women Painting Themselves pt 2

Women Painting Themselves pt 2

Hi all, welcome to part two of this series of self-portraits by women! Today we’re moving a little bit forwards in time, but staying in roughly the same geographical area (16th century Italy was kind of a big deal for art history) to talk about Lavinia Fontana Lavinia Fontana: 1552-1614 “Self-portrait at the Clavichord with a Servant by Lavinia Fontana” Like Sofonisba Anguissola,... »

Women Painting Themselves pt 1

Women Painting Themselves pt 1

Hi all, I’m Celia Yost, I’m a visual artist, and I’ve loved paintings and art museums and all that pretty much my entire life. So anyways, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how women are visually represented in art (specifically painting, as that’s where my interest/background lies). If you’ve ever been to an art museum, you’re probably familiar with t... »

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