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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Album of the Week – tUnE-yArDs’ “W H O K I L L”

Hello there, Lab Rats. If you’re anything like me, there’s nothing quite like a great bit of art to light that fire under your social activist ass. In my case, nothing burns hotter than a great album, so I’ve decided to share a favorite of mine every week with you lucky …

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The Artsy Side of Beer

Beer itself is an art form – from the start of the brewing process, up to the first taste of your new favorite beer – but many people overlook the visual art that goes into the perfect beer experience. I have to admit that I’ve bought many a beer simply …