Art Stories Oct 2022

Explore the unexpected in art this month. Eavesdrop on conversations at the Met, watch an artist create multiple pieces at the same time, and learn facts and stories about art that were left out of the history books. Enjoy!

Overheard at the Metropolitan Museum

Cartoon of a young woman looking at an Egyptian mummy saying "Short King"
The New Yorker cartoon by Will McPhail

What do people really talk about when they’re visiting the museum? Cartoonist Will McPhail has captured some of his favorite conversations in The New Yorker‘s “Overheard in New York” segment.

Artist creates six portraits simultaneously!

Rajacenna van Dam, an ambidextrous artist best known for creating photorealistic art, recently displayed her talents by completing six portraits using both her hands and feet! It’s amazing and we recommend you watch this short clip (1:20).

Art history with snarky observations

Painting of a woman walking her dog
Ⓒ Estate Giacomo Balla / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE Rome

If you like a little comedy and witty observational humor with your art, look no further than Sartle. Learn about art with their entertaining commentary. Take Giacomo Balla’s Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash (shown above), which was inspired by the latest photographic studies of the time.

If you have some favorite articles and stories about art, let us know! We’d love to feature them on our blog and newsletter.

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