Thursdays in Review

On Thursdays, we read reviews or news stories about art and study the language used to describe them.  This week’s article is about Givenchy fashion trends for Pre-Fall 2018. The writer interviews Clare Waight Keller about her second collection for the fashion house. Here are a few photos from the shoot by GOMEZ DE VILLABOA/WWD. Here … Continue reading Thursdays in Review

Wordy Wednesdays

On Wednesdays, we look at artist statements and discuss the best vocabulary to describe an artwork. Today’s piece is by Matteo Mauro of London, U.K., called Visual Sound, Fictional Landscapes. This is his artist statement from the Artist A Day website: Matteo Mauro, London based artist and designer. He observes and explores the world with the … Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays

Let’s Talk Tuesdays

On Tuesdays, we watch talks and interviews with artists and discuss how to present our work clearly and with confidence.  This week we’ll check out Ledisi’s Tiny Desk Concert at National Public Radio. There’s no doubt this artist has great talent, but we’re looking here at how she talks about her work.  Does she seem confident … Continue reading Let’s Talk Tuesdays

What’s New Mondays

On Mondays, we practice critique skills with new artworks in different mediums.  Today we’ll look at a project by Lebanese graffiti artists Mohamed and Omar Kabbani. The piece is called “Operation Salam,” and it is a series of painted rooftops which create the Arabic word “salam,” meaning peace.  The buildings are located in the city of Tripoli, … Continue reading What’s New Mondays