Quinn and Betty are two non-professional art enthusiasts who love art and want to learn more about it. They take turns researching interesting parts of art history and culture, and sharing those stories with each other. Hosted by Betty Chen and Quinn Rose.
Augusta Savage was a sculptor, teacher, and part of the Harlem Renaissance. While she was relatively unknown when she passed away, today she's been rediscovered and recognized for her work and for her mentorship to the next generation of artists.
Cave Paintings & Handprints
What is the earliest art made by humans? Depends on what you mean by "earliest," "art," and "humans."
This Is A Robbery
We discuss the Netflix mini-series _This Is A Robbery_, a documentary about the theft of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990. Featured topics include mobsters, Rembrandt's only seascape, and how easy it was to commit crimes in 1990.
After the recent vandalism Anna Leporskaya’s Three Figures, we decided to take a look at some other remarkable (and hilarious) museum incidents.
Thousands of years ago, the first emperor of China dictated the construction of thousands of life-sized terracotta soldiers in a hidden mausoleum. Fifty years ago, we found them.
Saturn Devouring His Son
Saturn Devouring His Son is a dark, disturbing painting made by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya, depicting horrific violence, never intended for the public eye. And it's a really funny meme.
i came from betty’s youtube and really love the interaction of the hosts and that they are very clear on how they feel but still give a great history or context for the topic of the episode. always a great discussion combined with the topic and explaining why they are talking about it. i am going back through the archive and really enjoying it and cannot wait to
share with my art teacher colleagues (i teach high school math and special ed)
Fun show with personable hosts
Pictorial is unlike the shows I typically listen to but Quinn and Betty are a delight and do a great job exploring the topics they present.
As someone from the art establishment:
There is a way to talk about art, and a way not to talk about art. THIS IS NOT IT. There are certain methods taught to art historians to visually analyze art, to encourage others to continue the dialogue and promote understanding of art in the past, present and the future. I am so glad the hosts love art; please leave the talking about it to those who know what they are doing.
Also, way too many ums, likes, and hums and haas in the background. Super disturbing.