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  • Chill Out at the de Young’s Summer of Love exhibit

    Sartle was invited to check out the de Young’s newest exhibition, “The Summer of Love,” showcasing the visual culture of the hippie movement. Think psychedelic rock posters, films, photography, and of course awesome fashion. Talking about fashion… we felt SO underdressed. If you’re planning to visit this exhibition, pick your prettiest flower dress to wear!It’s been 50 years since hippie culture b...

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  • Google Gets it WRONG!

    Why remember anything when Google is right there? Because sometimes Google is wrong and boy does it feel good to know something Google doesn’t! As an art historian I often find myself correcting people’s misconceptions (a lot of what people say about the Mona Lisa) or straight up incorrect facts about the history of art (Manet and Monet are two different guys). But in what world did I imagine Goog...

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  • Dames Done Wrong E03: Nobody messes with Lynda!

    Welcome to Dames Done Wrong, where we handle misogyny, sexism and everyday douchebaggery throughout the ages. Most artists in museums might be male, but ladies rocked that paintbrush (or camera/chisel/etc.) JUST as hard. Whether the woman in question was murdered or simply overshadowed, whether her artwork got banned from the museum or maybe even stolen by the unfairer sex…you’ll read all the ...

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  • Sartle Has a Friend in Art History Project

    Ye olde art history keeps the Sartle team pretty busy. Not that we mind, of course – in fact, far from it. Work is hardly a grind when it consists of hunting for paintings of the Virgin Mary using her mammaries as a soda fountain-slash-super soaker, or when one of our fave museums asks that we review their latest and greatest exhibition. At the risk of sounding gushy, we end every day honored and ...

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  • St. Patrick’s Day--Drunk Edition

    Twelfth Night by Jan Steen at the GemaldegalerieBefore we begin, let’s take a page out of Jan Steen’s book.Jan Steen is a total wine mom. He sits there with his kids and slurs “drinking is bad for you” when he’s on his fifth beer. By that I mean, he’s well known for painting chaotic household scenes (aka a “Jan Steen Household”) where most likely everyone is drunk, but he paints them as a “warning...

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  • St. Patrick’s Day--History Edition

    Malle Babbe by Frans Hals at the Old Masters Picture GalleryTo show how far this game of telephone that we call “St. Patrick’s Day” has gone, I’m going to tell you the real story of St. Patrick while showing you paintings depicting alcoholics.Patrick was born in Roman Britain. His dad was a deacon and his grandpa was a priest, but Patrick dgaf about Christianity. But then at age 16, he was kidnapp...

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  • Women’s Day is Finally Here!

    Fair warning: if you do not want to hear my incessant ramblings about how glorious vaginas are, click away now. Seriously though, I am about to talk about vaginas…like A LOT. That said, this blog is not about my infatuation with the vajayjay but rather a tribute to some of the most badass female artists in history. With Women’s Day upon us, it only seems fitting to give a shout out to those trailb...

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  • Kellyanne Conway Sittin’ on Things

    Let’s get one thing out of the way right now: Kellyanne was there taking pictures of President Trump having an impromptu meeting with leaders of historically black colleges and universities. Is this a terrible spot from which to take a photo? Yes. Are there professionals taking better photos literally right behind her? Uh huh. Is she breaking your mom’s “no shoes on the furniture” rule? Definitely...

  • Trade Money for Monet at the Legion of Honor NOW!

    Claude Monet is one of those names that transcends knowledge of art history. He’s among the ranks of artistic gods like Warhol, Rubens, or Kahlo – names near inseparable from the idea of art itself. With Monet: The Early Years, the Legion of Honor in San Francisco has teamed up with the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas to show a side of Monet that’s rarely given notice. That is, a cache of ...

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  • Museums Take On Trump

    At Sartle, we fully believe that museums are pretty much the tits. Of course, we understand that not everyone holds these beliefs. There will always be naysayers who complain about their sore feet, overzealous security guards, and a pretentious outdated air to them. Well I am here to try to shake one of those beliefs. Museums do not live in the past and are not non-partisan. In fact, many museums ...

  • Sex Lives of Dead Presidents

    Last December we brought you Royal Romances in Art History in honor of Netflix’s Golden Globe winning mega-drama, The Crown.  We paired the sweet and salty love stories of royal art history with their cinematic counterparts.  Now, in honor of Presidents’ Day, we give you Sex Lives of Dead Presidents.  Long before Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress, “Grab ‘em by the pussy,” and alleged golden showers wit...

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  • Remembering 100 Years of Zsa Zsa Gabor: Part II

    The immortal Zsa Zsa Gabor.We recently brought you zany quotes from Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor, who would have turned 100 this February.  She died last December just shy of a century, one of many victims of 2016, the year that kept on taking.  Zsa Zsa has a special place in our hearts at Sartle for her spirited portrayal of Jane Avril in the original Moulin Rouge (1952).Zsa Zsa as Jane Avril, ...

  • Anti-Valentine’s Day

    There are a lot of reasons to be upset recently. The changing political climate, immigrants being denied entry to our country, learning that Lady Gaga didn’t actually jump off the roof at the Super Bowl half time, and now to top it all off that one day a year designed to remind people how lonely they really are is upon us. Yes, the day of love letters, roses, and cheap heart shaped box chocolates ...

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  • Remembering 100 Years of Zsa Zsa Gabor

    The one and only: Zsa Zsa GaborThis February would have marked the 100th birthday of Princess Sari Gabor Belge Hilton Sanders Hunter Cosden Ryan O’Hara de Alba von Anhalt, Duchess of Saxony (better known as Zsa Zsa Gabor), who died last December as one of the last victims of 2016.  In a year we lost such beloved icons as David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder, Carrie Fisher and Sartle favorite Mar...

  • Sartle approved Valentine’s Day cards

    At Sartle, we choo-choo-choose you! Saying I’m not a big fan of corporate holidays would be an understatement.  I LOVE gossip and writing about raunchy affairs though, that’s why I went ahead and made some cute art-history-approved-Valentine’s-Day-cards for you and your bae to use!  Georgia O’Keeffe <3 Alfred StieglitzAlfred’s wife once walked into him, photographing O’Keeffe who was totally nude....

  • Oh God, Trump still thinks he’s an “art history guy”

    His artistic dubiousness is still at it, folks, doing his damnedest to Make Art Great Again. When will he understand that art was already great to begin with? Considering the smack and all the backhanded compliments he’s dished out to some of history’s best artists – like Grunewald, Botticelli, or Raphael – the answer seems to lie between not soon enough and never, unfortunately.It’s nice to see, ...

  • Beyoncé Drops the Greatest Pregnancy Announcement of All Time

    Bey is carrying twins, y’all! Beyoncé is no stranger to art history references as seen in her Formation video or in Lemonade in general, her Halloween costume, and selfies. Why would her pregnancy announcement be any different? This picture was shared on Bey’s IG and literally broke the record for most likes, which is apparently something that is recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records … Bu...

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  • United We Stand

    With big changes by little hands come monstrous reactions rife with pungent discourse across all sectors of our country and even the world. And of course, the arts are no exception. Needless to say, the creatives of our culture reacted to the Trump transition in some interesting ways.See, the arts have always been a way to bring people together, and now more than ever, artists and institutions are...

  • Make Art Great Again with Sartle and @TrumpArtHistory

    We (Sartle) are always on the prowl for new ways to bigly share our great love for art and humor. Many people are saying that we do the best job – whether that’s with blog series about how to get blitzed like a true art historian, or cataloging art’s greatest cats, or disseminating major sass-itude about art across social media. It’s why we’ve been putting our very high IQs to work on @TrumpArtHis...

  • A Band of New Writers

    If you follow us on Instagram or Twitter you might have seen a call for new contributors. (If you don’t follow us, congratulations on the many extra hours you must have in your day.) We continue our mostly-female run streak by adding a batch of talented, gorgeous, witty ladies who are all tuned into seeing art history differently.We’re pleased to share with you four amazing new writers, chiming in...

  • Dames Done Wrong: Where is Ana?

    Welcome to Dames Done Wrong, where we handle misogyny, sexism and everyday douchebaggery throughout the ages. Most artists in museums might be male, but ladies rocked that paintbrush (or camera/chisel/etc.) JUST as hard. Whether the woman in question was murdered or simply overshadowed, whether her artwork got banned from the museum or maybe even stolen by the unfairer sex…you’ll read all the ju...

  • BREAKING: The App that’ll Help You Fall in Love with New Art

    It’s no secret that the art world is going through a prolonged courtship with cutting-edge tech (industries with benefits?). Truth be told, we proud museum nerds at Sartle get tickled when some killer new gizmo comes along that offers a unique way to engage with art, artists, and museums. Today, however, we got word straight outta Central Europe about a cool app in development that aims to democra...

  • Juicy gossip, straight from the Mauritshuis!

    Jan Miense Molenaer, the Kylie Jenner of his generation. So if you’re all about Rembrandt, Vermeer, or maybe some Adriaen Brouwer if you like ‘em a little more obscure, I’ve got news for you!Dutch museum, the Mauritshuis, just announced their newest book, Genre Painting in the Mauritshuis, and it’s a must have. Academic research on Genre Paintings a snoooozefest? Heck no! If you like scandals, sec...

  • Tribute to Carrie Fisher: Princesses who kick ass!

    It’s tough to be a princess in art history, pop culture, or even in real life.  Arranged marriages, inbred genes, and institutionalized patriarchal violence can really wear down on a girl.  This week we say goodbye to Carrie Fisher, who in her own small way, helped to change all that.  As Princess Leia, she played a new kind of damsel who, if often in distress, was usually able to get herself out ...

  • Christmas dinner with Dali

    Christmas came early this year at Sartle headquarters!Dali’s super rare and super strange surrealist cookbook Les Diners de Gala finally got republished. For once, this makes Christmas shopping for your art-loving friends really easy! The most famous mustache in art history claimed at the age of 6 that he wanted to be a chef. As you know he became an artist and professional weirdo instead. Yet, he...

  • The Man in the High Castle: Hitler’s Lost Museum

    sourceThe Man in the High Castle season 2, your next online TV addiction after The Crown, premieres this month on Amazon Prime.  Based on Philip K. Dick’s seminal work of alternative history fiction, the show imagines a nightmare ‘60s America under occupation and divided between the victorious Axis powers of Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan.  The premise of a hypothetical Axis victory has capt...

  • Art History Looks Better with an Ugly Christmas Sweater

    And that rhymes awww yiss!Sometimes in art, the clothes the figures are wearing are just as important as the pose they are making or the books in background. For instance, how much more cheerful do a couple of farmers in Iowa become when they don their festive gear?American Gothic by Grant Wood at the Art Institute of ChicagoAnswer: A LOT! Daddy and daughter are even matching with their jolly kitt...

  • The Crown: Royal Romances in Art History!

    Claire Foy as Elizabeth II in The Crown.This month, while most Americans were glued to post-election coverage, those of us who secretly hoped for a restoration of British monarchical rule to save us from ourselves were binge-watching The Crown, Netflix’ $100,000,000 extravaganza centering on Britain’s longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II.  But this financially daring mega-drama is more than...

  • Life of a Thanksgiving Turkey According to Art History

    Cheryl Miller - Happy Thanksgiving (2000)Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate! By the way, did you know your turkey is an immigrant? Yep, the most American of birds descended from a Mexican species and were originally bred for Mayan rituals.Whether you’re serving your first ever frozen turkey, free-range bio-organic non-GMO turkey, Tofurky, or you just don’t give a damn about celebrating Than...

  • GUEST BLOG | Art is the Best Revenge

    Artemisia Gentileschi. Self-portrait, 1638-9.Painting Justice with Artemisia GentileschiCenturies before feminism had a name, post-Renaissance artist Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) made waves with exemplary work in a male-dominated medium. Raped at seventeen, she channeled her trauma into her art, raising questions about the mistreatment of women with paintings of staggering beauty and brutalit...

  • ‘Frank Stella: A Retrospective’ a Must See

    Sartle was invited to check out the press preview for the de Young’s newest exhibition, Frank Stella: A Retrospective. This was great at face value for a number of reasons. First and foremost, we’re YUGE fans of the stellar Frank Stella. Second, free coffee in the AM. Third, swag y’all.The most important takeaway, however, was the immediate realization that this is a monumental-blow-your-mind-must...

  • Who loves pumpkins?

    We do! But carving is a whole other story… Last year, we summoned some dead artists to do the carving for us, but this year there were none to be found. Luckily we have some talented artists at Sartle headquarters who bravely stepped in and finished the dirty job. By talented artists I mean two pumpkin veterans and a first timer who didn’t know what she was doing (me).  Who loves stencils more tha...

  • Travel Time: The Whitney

    On my latest trip to the “BIG APPLE” (I heard that’s what real New Yorkers call it), in between scarfing down bagels and pizza, I had the distinct pleasure of checking out a show or portraiture at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The dedicated works of art you see below are members of an elite squad called their permanent collection. These are their stories:The best thing about this huge 2 floo...

  • Art History Happy Hour - Hokusai’s Great Wave

    Our readers may have noticed recently that we here at Sartle have been positively gushing about the Honolulu Museum of Art. With recent exhibits on topics ranging from the Manga of Japanese artist Takaya Miou, Harajuku Fashion, and contemporary Hawaiian design, the HoMA truly embodies Sartle’s mantra of “seeing art differently” by placing these often marginalized art forms in a broader art histori...

  • Art History Tales of Terror: 7 Paintings with Spooky Secrets!

    From the walls of the world’s great museums, to the dusky halls of the stately homes of England, you never know what cryptic horrors lie within your favorite masterpieces.  What macabre substances are hiding right before your eyes?  What ghoulish images are lurking just beneath the surface of the paint?  What gruesome backstories are concealed by the demure smiles of last centuries’ beauties?  Sar...

  • Halloween Tips for the Uninspired

    It’s pumpkin spice season again!  To be honest I’m not a big fan of pumpkin spice lattes (or any latte for that matter) but I heard it’s a big thing in the US. That’s not the only thing I learned about the Americans ever since I moved here. Apparently, unlike the Dutch Halloween, American Halloween is not about scary outfits. What? If sexy Vermeer isn’t really working for ya, but you still wa...

  • Sartle to Trump: "You're Fired!"

    Well, folks, Trump finally did it. It’s pretty obvious at this point that the reality TV loudmouth of yore (which we all loved to make fun of) is gone. All we’re left with is this awful, no good, wholly rotten ogre we all presumed might be underneath the spray tan and shag carpet wig.With that in mind, Sartle’s officially, if reluctantly, come to the decision that Trump will no longer be our great...

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  • Surrealist Chic: The Fashion Empire Strikes Back!

    In 1930s Paris, a fashion revolution was born.  Empress of couture Elsa Schiaparelli, and Surrealist masters like Salvador Dali, Meret Oppenheim and Man Ray collaborated to create a golden age.  However, when the Nazis occupied Paris, avant-garde fashion took a vacation to Hollywood.The end of the War brought a resurgence of Parisian fashion, but trends had changed.  Christian Dior (who, incidenta...

  • Fake Trump Art History Insights

    Top 10 @TrumpArtHistory Tweets from our correspondent “Donald Trump”: #1 - Rosie O’Donnell of the futureA Grotesque Old Woman by Quentin Matsys at the National Gallery London#2 - Little Marco has no sky, is a loser#3 - Rub-a-dub-dub, Marat in the tubThe Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium#4 - No one wants to see Rosie O’Donnell reduxSleeping by the Li...

  • Artists by Horoscope Sign - Libra

    Woman Holding a Balance by Johannes Vermeer at the National Gallery of Art Washington DCHappy birthday to our well-balanced Libras! Some would say the following artists born between September 23 and October 23 might actually be a bit unbalanced, but whatever! Suzanne Valadon and Tony Smith Mark Rothko  Théodore Géricault  Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and François Boucher  Lucas Cranach the El...

  • Surrealist Chic Goes to Hollywood!

    Surrealist-influenced poster for The Strange Woman, starring Hedy Lamarr.In 1930s Paris, fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and Surrealist masters like Salvador Dali, Meret Oppenheim and Man Ray, collaborated to launch a golden age of French style, but the Nazi occupation of Paris put the avant-garde fashion movement on hold.  Schiaparelli went into exile in New York, Coco Chanel closed up shop ra...

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  • Donald Trump Makes Art Great Again

    SourceYUUGE NEWS! Donald J. Trump is now a Sartle social media correspondent! Corrupt establishment art historians beware, Trump tells it like it is! Check out Trump’s concise comments on Frida Kahlo’s Portrait with Stalin (strong leader), Vermeer (a highly overrated cheat), and many others. Some of Trump’s comments are insightful (Pollock was not a painter), some are self aggrandizing boasts (Tru...

  • Surrealist Chic: The Golden Age!

    Mae West Lips Sofa by Salvador Dali, in cross-influence with fashion guru Elsa Schiaparelli.In 1930s Paris, something clicked, and a fashion revolution was born.  Between the playful flamboyance of the ‘20s and the stark edge of modernism, haute couture and Surrealist art converged into a golden age of the French avant-garde.Nobody embodied this intersection quite like Italian-born Paris designer,...

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  • Spiraling Into Art Bliss at Smithson’s Iconic Jetty

    Summer, the most idyllic of times for the beloved cross-country American ramble, is drawing to a close. But if you’re itching for one last hurrah, take a page from my book and head to exotic Utah. Whist roaming through the desert this summer, I (serendipitously) stumbled upon one of the biggest and best-known earthwork sculptures: Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.Having completely forgotten that Spi...

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