Better Know: The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

From The Art Assignment. This kissing couple is one of the best loved paintings in history, but what do we really know about it? Let’s learn about its creator (Gustav Klimt), the historical moment it sprang from (turn-of-the-century Austria), and what it means when we look at it today (dubious consent?). Subscribe to America From…

Spiral Jetty, Sun Tunnels, and Salt

From The Art Assignment. We ventured into the Utah countryside to visit some of the best loved Land Art works of the 1970s, Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty and Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels, and check out the art that is happening there now. Also featured: William Lamson’s Mineralogy, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, and lots…

Do Not Try to Eat This

From The Art Assignment. Dada was a movement known for collage, upturned urinals, and its radicality–a reaction to the horrors of World War I. It was NOT known for its food, but in 1961 artist Man Ray offered this “Menu for a Dadaist Day,” and we cooked it for you. To support our channel, visit:…

Art Must Be Beautiful

From The Art Assignment. Should art be beautiful? Revisit ancient philosophers’ thoughts on beauty and consider why we might be skeptical of beauty today. To support our channel, visit: http://www.patreon.com/artassignment. Thanks to our Grandmaster of the Arts Indianapolis Homes Realty, and all of our patrons, especially Lawrence Abrahamson, Patrick Hanna, M12 Studio, Barbara Nohinek, Robert…

Art Cooking: Vincent Van Gogh | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

From The Art Assignment. Journey through the life and eating habits of artist Vincent Van Gogh in four courses: potatoes, bread, absinthe, and a decent meal. For a more thorough exploration of his work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz908BHg55Y. To support our channel, visit: http://www.patreon.com/artassignment. Thanks to our Grandmaster of the Arts Indianapolis Homes Realty, and all of our…

Better Know: The Starry Night | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

From The Art Assignment. Sure, you’ve seen Vincent Van Gogh’s famed painting The Starry Night before. And maybe you know of him as a tortured soul. But let’s take a closer look behind this most recognizable work of art. Check out Origin of Everything! http://youtube.com/pbsoriginofeverything To support our channel, visit: http://www.patreon.com/artassignment. Thanks to our Grandmaster…