Where's Art: evaluating your social media through the lens of art

Sep 14, 2020

"Autumn on the Horizon," acrylic on 10”w x 10”h canvas
Credit Aaron Kloss

It feels like at least six years in Pandemic Time ... but in actuality it's only been six months. 

But artists have been hard at work responding to these times through their art, trying to figure out how to survive financially, and how to maintain their creative and economic health.

Some are doing a canvas a day to keep their artistic and marketing chops honedd, but even if you're not an artist yourself, Annie Dugan is suggesting you take a look at your social media feed through the lens of art.

Evaluate it in terms of line, shape, color composition: what do you think?  Can you use your social media feed as a journaling tool as you navigate these times?

And speaking of art in the times of pandemic, check out this story about the restoration of Thomas Gainsborough's iconic masterpiece, The Blue Boy and get a behind-the-scenes peek at the process.

The Huntington Art Museum's Project Blue Boy began three years ago. Senior painting conservator Christina O'Connell used high-tech techniques to assess what could be done for the painting. She spent 500 hours going over every brushstroke on Thomas Gainsborough's 1770 masterpiece.
Credit Huntington Art Museum