The Art Historical Gems on TikTok

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If you use TikTok a little too much like I do, you risk losing your life to what’s called a “kids dance app.” But during those many hours, I found a jewel of countless information about our visual world, from cocktail party feed to mind-changing concepts.The nature of the app’s open forums can lead to the rapid spread of false information, but previously ignored stories emerge on the surface, “Damn! School! I never have Taught me this. Below are just a few of the history of my favorite art and visual media that I learned from TikTok.

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  1. @cyberexboyfriend: The carpeted bathroom was a sign of post-WWII prosperity.

Ever wondered why so many vintage American bathrooms are carpeted? In this video, Laura Lisbon, also known as Cyberex Boyfriend, explains to viewers that interior design reflected the increased economic prosperity of the United States in the decades following World War II. .. In the booming 1960s and 70s, people were drawn to bright colors and gorgeous textiles. Carpets were considered a luxury item, but are they on the bathroom floor? The ultimate mill! Cyberexboyfriend provides an incredibly exaggerated and valuable summary of fashion, design and pop culture. All of this involves a painful, deadpan air that is entirely his own.

2.2. @theroyalwardrobe: The beauty patch has been modified based on skin color, not just a circle, but in any shape!

All of our favorite caricatures of wealthy aristocrats in the mid-17th century include small cosmetic dots. On the cheeks.There were all kinds of these “beauty patches” that covered the texture of the skin Shapes — stars, moons, flowers, and countless other varieties. Rosie Harte, creator of @theroyalwardrobe, shows us a stunning picture of two wealthy women, one white and one black. Rosie tells us how this painting changed European fashion to meet the needs of non-white Europeans. Dark-skinned females have white patches that contrast with their skin tones. Theroyalwardrobe is a great resource if you’re trying to fix the history of luxury fashion.

3.3. @ Pulasu.co: The Wayuu weaving mochira of Colombia is more than just a fashion statement.

The Wayuu mochira bag is not only a staple of Colombian fashion, but also an ancient indigenous weaving tradition. Laura Obregón Cañola operates an account Pülasü, a group that sells authentic mochira bags in collaboration with indigenous women. She explains that the bag represents her mother. “The round shape that represents the uterus and body, the straps represent the arms and legs. The opening is … the mouth, and last but not least, the base is the navel.” Her explanation is also the life of the indigenous people of Colombia. And educate viewers about culture. This includes protests from Wayuu water guardians against El Celejon, an outdoor coal mine that poses a major threat to their water supply.

4.4. @ heyyyms.v: KAWS has another half — painter, sculptor and installation artist Julia Chiang.

And her work is great. This video was produced by high school art history teacher Liz Basquez (or Mr. V, who is known to her students and viewers). She shows how Chen uses repeats and uses innovative materials that melt ring pop to admire handmade imperfections throughout her work. When she showed me Chen’s work, I was furious that Google defined her as “the wife of Cowes.”

5.5. @ color.nerd: Does anyone express toxic masculinity by how much they deny color?

The video begins with influencer Bentelect ridiculing the idea that the two shades of purple can be different and implying that only women would care about such trivial things. However, this video is a “stitch” and consists of the creator taking another video for a few seconds and adding their own context. Peter Donahue, or TikTok’s color.nerd, Dive to explain it in Western art history, Shape is associated with masculinity, but color is considered “dangerous and castrated.” He says that the treatment of the idea that subtle color differences are important to someone is a “toxic masculinity litmus test.” From hexadecimal code descriptions to how most color wheels are completely off the base, color.nerd is an expert on all your colorful needs.

6.6. @pheauxtogenic: This is a treasure trove of black art history.

It’s impossible to discuss phenotypes Without mentioning at least some of her videos. Cass Rush is an art historian and student post from Los Angeles that creates an invaluable overview of prominent black American artists such as Alma Thomas, Kennedy Carter, and Chabara Laself. Her overview of the legendary Alabama artist Bill Traylor, born into slavery, provides a helpful guide post on how we discuss “outsider art” and is a classist. Implies the term “outsider art” itself. Before her video about Philadelphia artist Howard Napindel creating a giant multimedia abstract masterpiece, her previous work she wrapped her head in a bandage after a car accident, or she abstracted into a gallery. As a black woman I didn’t know about the challenges I faced trying to enter the work. In just a few minutes, this creator will guide you through the life and whole picture of an artist or movement that everyone should know, but too often you won’t.

7. @sberrygames: There is a “curation crisis” in American archeology, and countless artifacts have been preserved unresearched … for decades.

Return to America in the middle of the century. In addition to the baby boom, there was also a construction boom, which led to an archeology boom. A construction project is required to carry out rescue archeology. When the Earth is dug up, artifacts are removed from the ground and placed in storage. However, archaeological students are being forced to unearth new artifacts rather than studying what is already out of the ground, full of items that have not been studied or properly stored. It leads to countless rooms. As you can imagine, this is a major hurdle for Native American archeology. If you are interested in this, there may be a way to help the museum! Some offer volunteer positions that can help you catalog their myriad items.And of course, follow sberry games For a brighter story from the world of archeology.

8.8. @artistcollette: What is the value of public art and what is it? good Public art work?

For an analysis of art world dramas, public art installations, and an inside look at the world of young artists living in New York City, visit collet Bernard’s account, artist colette. This video shows that the creator needs nearly 4,000 hours of manual work to create a Talus Dome in Edmonton, Canada, and is worth $ 500,000. But what is it worth in the eyes of the general public? She provides a useful standard of what public art should be: “I personally think public art should be interactive, accessible and culturally relevant.” Furthermore, while people tend to suffer from Anish Kapoor, Chicago’s “Bean” proves to be a much more successful piece, measured at the level of its sustainability and public involvement.

9.9. @umeboi – Why is “prettiness” underestimated in art?

Did you know that “kitsch” comes from the German word for “garbage”? Dane Nakama is a painter and ceramist who often incorporates cuteness into his work, and has produced several videos asking why this is often abandoned in art. They cite Clement Greenberg and Walter Benjamin, who position “kitsch” as the opposite of avant-garde art. * Rather, they define “kitsch” as “rear garden”, “popular, commercial, and lack of intellectual effort.” Umeboi also shows how pop-art-like movements have been pushed back, using flashy colors and cartoon styles to challenge the concepts of “high” and “low” art. With a soothing tone, this creator guides the viewer through groundbreaking artwork and concepts from both an artist’s and historian’s perspective.

*I think it must be mentioned that this is a rare mistake from Walter Benjamin, a very nice Marxist theorist who embraced Jewish mysticism and made a great contribution to the world of visual research.

10.10. @ vi.babe: I know what a kimono is, Junihitoe??

In her video Junihitoe (Junihitoe), vi.babe shows that traditional Japanese clothes are more than kimono. Junihitoe (Junihitoe) means “12 layers” and was worn by aristocratic women and women who had been waiting for the Heian period (794-1185). As the name implies, it is made up of layers of luxurious fabrics that can be heavy as a whole. Up to 40 pounds (20 kg)! Vi.babe’s account explores the colorful and complex world of traditional Asian cultural dresses.Look at her for the difference Ao dai When China dress, Many dazzling ensembles of the Vietnamese dynasty, and more topics on the variety and richness of Asian dresses.

11.11. @ Melina Bee

Do you know what a “curly girly” is? How about “McBling”, “Wacky Pomo”, “Decoplex”? Melina Bee explores the colorful trends of pop culture, architecture and graphic design, “microstyles”, primarily from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s. Her post reveals the funky cultural richness we take for granted, from the design of “Googy” vintage signs to the posters of all nail salon windows. Until I came across her description, I hadn’t thought about the aesthetics of the Cheesecake Factory, which she describes as “postmodern Las Vegas Mediterranean pastiche.” The eclectic and exaggerated aesthetics of the chain were designed in 1992 by hospitality designer Rich McCormack, inspired by San Francisco’s lush Victorian architecture, but in Bench’s words, “smooth jazz. It has grown into a “trippy” and “congested baroque”. ” Bee The video emphasizes that many of us saw these aesthetics but didn’t stop thinking about the designer behind them.

12.12. @aprilbydesign: Is the portrait of the American dime copied from the black sculptor Selma Burke?

Selma Burke was already a prominent sculptor when he was invited to the White House to rescue the FDR. But when he died a few months later, they hired Mentha’s chief sculptor, John Sinock, to finally create the final portrait following the US dime. Many suspect that he may have copied Burke’s original masterpiece. The creator of this video even claims to have seen her artwork and sketches!April Cooper I am a wonderful artist myself. She also discusses topics such as being a slow oil painting artist in the rapid digital age, and speaking out about beautiful brushstrokes and varnishes.

13.13. @_theiconoclass: “Metaselfie” has a precedent in art history.

Mary McGillivray is a beloved art history expert at the University of Cambridge. She is widely known for taking artwork from dusty archives and placing it on a digital pedestal through fun and accessible videos. In this video, she analyzes “meta selfie”. This is the image of people looking at themselves in a reflective mirror. Their cell phones are taking selfies. This tendency is often malicious when influencer culture reaches the limit of self-attachment. However, Mary says that people have created meta-portraits, or portraits of people who are drawing portraits throughout history, providing examples from ancient Rome to the Renaissance. “It doesn’t mean that social media is” eating itself. ” That means that social media is becoming more conscious, as we ask ourselves. “What does it mean to take a selfie?”

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